Estonia’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence is hosting a meeting of over 200 specialists looking at various aspects of cyber-war.
In 2007, Estonia gained first hand experience with cyber-conflict. When the country removed a Soviet-era war memorial, computer attacks originating in Russia took down much of the country’s digital infrastructure, serving also as a wake-up call to other European countries the new threat needs to be taken seriously.
Legal aspects are to be looked at, as well as technical considerations. Defense ministry, academic and business representatives are being hosted.
But what is still lacking is a more concerted discussion in Europe about exercising cyber-warfare skills and, possibly, setting up a test range to train personnel and develop procedures.