In an internet-based world, national borders have no protective role: cybercriminals cannot be prevented from “entering”, and legislation in the country of destination will be of little help if the bad guy has not even left their home.
This is why cyber security has become an integral part of national internal and external security. In Estonia, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications organises the development of cyber security policy, the implementation of strategies and the work of public authorities and the community in this regard; several other ministries and partners are also involved within their respective areas.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has a number of important partners in the implementation of cyber defence policy.
Republic of Estonia Information System Authority
The ISA coordinates the secure implementation of IT systems in Estonia and deals with solving cyber incidents.
- Cyber Security 2019 information materials
- Monthly cyber security reviews
- Ole IT-vaatlik campaign materials
Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Unit
The Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Unit is made up of volunteers and, above all, contributes to the development of cooperation, prevention activities and cyber security awareness.
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
A great tribute to our cyber defence capabilities is that the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence was established in Estonia. The NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence coordinates and supports NATO member states around the world with cyber defence expertise.
International Centre for Defence and Security
Mainly deals with defence research and analysis.
Trains and advises public sector leaders and officials on the digital revolution.
For more information on the Estonian cyber security strategy and institutions ensuring cyber security, visit the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Cyber Security page.