Cyber Security: Should the EU and NATO be concerned?

Course date: 7-14 July 2018

Today the definition of the concept of security now is wider and deeper than ever before. At the end of the 20th century Barry Buzan, Professor of International Relations, distinguished five dimensions of security – military, political, economic, societal and environmental. In the early 21st century rapid processes of computerisation and digitalization underlying the development of cyberspace constituted an increasing serious new form of threat to national security.  These processes marked the reconceptualization of security perception and the establishment of a new concept – cyber security.

The shift in paradigm as well as in visualization has been confirmed with the events in the early 21st century, when first cases of the offensive, massive use of cyber-attacks were recorded, e.g. events in Estonia in April 2007 when a political debate between Tallinn and Moscow on the removal of a Soviet war memorial led to the cyber-attack of unprecedented scale that swamped websites of Estonian organizations, including Estonian parliament, banks, ministries, newspapers and broadcasters. Since then cyberspace became an arena of activities that threaten not only the security of classified information but also the functioning of critical infrastructure. These changes encouraged states and international organisations to consider new countermeasures to adapt to the new security situation.

Since the events in Estonia, every year Lithuania encounters a number of cyber-attacks the majority of which is related to Russian intelligence and security services and directed mostly against the state sector and the states’ objects of critical infrastructure. Considering the developing Russian cyber capabilities and successful operations in cyberspace, it is likely that Russia’s activities in cyberspace will grow in the future. In response to that it is of great importance to strengthen awareness of threats emerging in cyberspace and possible countermeasures against them.

Course content

Cyber Security Course will provide an opportunity to get understanding about today’s cyber security world, including the emerging cyber-threats and increasing cyber-attacks. The course will address legal, political and technical aspects of cyber security. It will provide a chance to get in-depth understanding about cyber-defence and possible countermeasures, get involved into discussion about international, regional and national cyber security issues and strengthen awareness about existing cyber-threats.

PROGRAMME

DAY 1

SATURDAY, 7 JULY

   
18.00 – 21.00

Ms Jurgita Jakevičiūtė

Dr. Erikas Kaukas

ORIENTATION | ICE BREAKING SESSION

WELCOME COCKTAIL

DAY 2

SUNDAY, 8 JULY

   
10.00 – 12.30   TOUR AROUND OLD TOWN OF VILNIUS
12.30 – 15.00   FREE TIME
15.00 – 19.00   TEAM BUILDING in PUZZLE ROOMS

DAY 3

MONDAY, 9 JULY

   
09.00 – 09.50   INTRODUCTION |Defending a Digital Ecosystem
10.00 – 10.50

Mr Martynas Damkus

National Cyber Security Centre of Lithuania

LECTURE |Cyber Threats & Response
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 12.50
12.50 – 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 – 14.50

Mr Martynas Damkus

National Cyber Security Centre of Lithuania

LECTURE | Cyber Threats & Response
15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 WORKSHOP

DAY 4

TUESDAY, 10 JULY

   
10.00 – 10.50

Dr. Ignas Kalpokas

Vytautas Magnus University

LECTURE | The Impossibility of Cyber Regulation and What to Do About It
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 12.50
12.50 – 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 – 14.50

Dr. Ignas Kalpokas

Vytautas Magnus University

LECTURE | From Cyber to Information Warfare: Assessing the Interconnection of Threats
15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 WORKSHOP
17.30 – 19.00

Ms Rasa Juknevičienė (tbc)

Member of Lithuanian Parliament

OPEN SESSION | Strengthening National Resilience Against Hybrid Threats

DAY 5

WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY

   
10.00 – 10.50   LECTURE | Civil-Military Cooperation for Cyber Security
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 12.50 WORKSHOP
12.50 – 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 – 14.50   LECTURE | Safeguarding Europe from Cyber Threats
15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 WORKSHOP

DAY 6

THURSDAY, 12 JULY

   
    FREE DAY

DAY 7

FRIDAY, 13 JULY

   
10.00 – 10.50

Mr Vytautas Butrimas

NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence

LECTURE | The Cyber Security Dimension of Critical Energy Infrastructure
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 12.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
12.50 – 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 – 15.00

Mr Vytautas Butrimas

NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence

LECTURE | The Internet That Was Yesterday and Where We Are Today
LECTURE | The Way Ahead: “Fourteen Points for Peace” In Cyberspace
15.00 – 15.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
16.30 – 17.00   FINAL REMARKS |AWARDING CEREMONY
20.00   FAREWELL EVENING

DAY 8

SATURDAY, 14 JULY

   
    DEPARTURE

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