National Resilience

Seminar “Fake or news?”

On February 9th, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ICDS held a seminar on disinformation titled „Fake or News? “. The seminar was introduced and moderated by ICDS Chief Executive, Dmitri Teperik. The speakers were Mr. Jakub Kalensky from the East StratCom Task Force of the European External Action Service, Ms. Donara Barojan from the NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence, and Mr. Frederick Fooy from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. Various issues were discussed, including the means, goals, and consequences of pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigns, several web tools to identify disinformation efforts and fake news, as well as how a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign is conducted in Sweden.

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How to Survive a Russian Hack

As Piret Pernik, a cybersecurity researcher at Tallinn’s International Centre for Defense and Security (ICDS) explained, the assault was meant to impact national decision-making, and reverse the decision to relocate the bronze soldier to a military cemetery.

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Resilience as Part of NATO’s Strategy: Deterrence by Denial and Cyber Defence

The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of John Hopkins University published a study entitled “Forward Resilience: Protecting Society in an Interconnected World”. Tomas Jermalavičius, a head of studies, and Piret Pernik, a research fellow at the ICDS, contributed an article for the book. The volume focuses on the notion of resilience and how the EU and NATO are building the capacity to anticipate, preempt and resolve disruptive challenges to vital societal functions. Authors of the papers argue that state-by-state approaches to resilience are insufficient in an interconnected world and resilience must be projected forward.

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