President of Estonia opened International Cyber Conflict Legal and Policy Conference

Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in cooperation with George Mason University opened today the International Cyber Conflict Policy and Legal Conference in Tallinn, Swissotel. The opening conference of the series brings together stakeholders from different fields to discuss legal and policy issues concerning cyber defence.

The conference was opened by the President of the Republic of Estonia Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who stressed that the development of an effective response capability against cyber disruptions—whether intentionally man-made or not— requires a major cooperative effort both within and across countries: it demands a broad participation of domestic actors, private and public, as well as concerted action by states, internationally and regionally.

“During the conference we are making our way to tackle the bottlenecks in cyber conflict legal and policy areas. Even if some means to secure the cyber domain are technologically feasable, we are limited by laws and policies,” said the Director of the CCD COE Col Ilmar Tamm. “It is a question of balancing between the open environment and security we need to address sooner or later,” added Tamm
CCD COE is an International Military Organisation (IMO), fully accredited by NATO’s North Atlantic Council on the 28th of October, 2008.  CCD COE is located in Tallinn, Estonia on the premises of Estonian Signals Battalion.