On March STETE organised a seminar on cyber security in Helsinki. The purpose of the seminar was to bring out different perspectives on issues concerning cyber security, especially those considering Finland's forthcoming cyber strategy.
Topics discussed in the seminar included a question about cyber attacks and their threat to society. What are those threaths, where do they come from, and to which extent they can cause harm? A Swedish expert on cyber security was also giving his views on the topic.
Speakers' presentations in pdf form:
FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED
FINLAND’S CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY IN THE MAKING
On Thursday 29 March 2012 at 13:15-16:00 at the Parliament’s New Auditorium, Arkadiankatu 3
As a result of increasing dependency on information networks and systems, the cyber security issues are becoming ever more important. Although most European countries are reducing their military spending, cyber security is an area in which most countries continue to invest. An increasing number of countries are preparing to defend themselves against cyber attacks and even to fight cyber wars. At present Finland is formulating its own cyber strategy, which should be ready by the end of the year.
The purpose of the seminar is to discuss and provide different perspectives on cyber security issues, particularly with respect to Finland's new cyber security strategy in the making. For instance, the seminar will address the challenge of defending oneself against a wide variety of cyber actors, from hackers to larger states. How can this be done and what kind of threats is Finland preparing to defend itself against? The Finnish insights will be complemented by an overview on Swedish experiences in enhancing its cyber security.
Member of Parliament, Social Democratic Party, STETE’s Chair
Doctor of Science (Mil.Sc), Member of STETE’s Security Council
Researcher, Director of the Global Security Program at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Richard Oehme Head of Information Assurance Department Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Program Director, Security and Defence Committee
Ministry of Defence
Coffee will be served at 13:00.