Evolving Nature of Cyber Security: Digital Warfare on the Eastern Front

Course date: 6-13 July 2019

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

SATURDAY, 6 JULY
18.00 – 20.00 Ms Jurgita Jakevičiūtė

Dr Erikas Kaukas

ORIENTATION | ICE BREAKING SESSION

WELCOME COCKTAIL

Venue: Arts Printing House (Šiltadaržio str. 6)

SUNDAY, 7 JULY
10.00 – 12.30 TOUR AROUND OLD TOWN OF VILNIUS

Meeting Point: Gate of Dawn (Aušros Vartų str. 14)

12.30 – 14.00 FREE TIME
14.00 – 15.30 TEAM BUILDING in PUZZLE ROOMS

Meeting Point: tbd

MONDAY, 8 JULY
Full day visit to the Division of the National Cyber Security Centre under the MoD in Kaunas

Meeting Point (a bus takes from): Odminių square next to Amberton Cathedral Square Hotel Vilnius

Meeting Time: 08.00AM

10.00 – 10.50 Mr Edvinas Kerza

Vice-Minister of National Defence

INTRODUCTION | Evolving Nature of Cyber Security

Venue: Savanorių av. 349, LT-49425, Kaunas

LECTURE | Lithuanian Way in Centralizing Cyber Security
11.00 – 11.50 Dr Rytis Rainys

Director of National Cyber Security Centre

LECTURE | Cyber Rapid Response Teams and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security

Venue: Savanorių av. 349, LT-49425, Kaunas

12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

Venue: Restaurant “PJazz” (Savanorių av. 349, Kaunas)

14.00 – 14.50 Mr Tautvydas Bakšys National Cyber Security Centre LECTURE | Challenges in Evolving Safe Software and Hardware Equipment

Venue: Savanorių av. 349, LT-49425, Kaunas

15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
TUESDAY, 9 JULY
10.00 – 10.50 Dr Ignas Kalpokas

LCC International University

LECTURE | The Impossibility of Cyber Regulation and What to Do About It

Venue: Arts Printing House, Studio II, 1st floor (Šiltadaržio str. 6)

11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

Venue: Restaurant „La Boheme“ (Šv. Ignoto str. 4)

14.00 – 14.50 Dr Ignas Kalpokas

LCC International University

LECTURE | From Cyber to Information Warfare: Assessing the Interconnection of Threats
15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY
10.00 – 10.50 Mr Martynas Daugirdas Ernst & Young Baltic (EY) LECTURE | Cybersecurity and Preparedness to Face Cyber Attacks: From the Perspective of Global Companies

Venue: Arts Printing House, Studio II, 1st floor (Šiltadaržio str. 6)

11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

Venue: Restaurant „La Boheme“ (Šv. Ignoto str. 4)

14.00 – 14.50 Mr Algirdas Šakys

JSC Atea

Cyber Security in Energy Sector

Venue: Arts Printing House, Studio II, 1st floor (Šiltadaržio str. 6)

15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
THURSDAY, 11 JULY
11.00 – 15.00 SITE VISIT | Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion (Note: the visit will start with lunch)

Meeting Point (a bus takes from): Odminių square next to Amberton Cathedral Square Hotel Vilnius

Meeting Time: 11.00

 

FRIDAY, 12 JULY
10.00 – 10.50 Mr Martynas Damkus National Cyber Security Centre of Lithuania LECTURE | Cyber Threats & Response

Venue: Arts Printing House, Studio II, 1st floor (Šiltadaržio str. 6)

11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

Venue: Restaurant „La Boheme“ (Šv. Ignoto str. 4)

14.00 – 14.50  

Col. Jakob Søgård Larsen Commander of NATO Force Integration Unit in Lithuania

JOINT LECTURE | NATO's Contribution to The Enhancement of the Baltic Sea Region’s Security

Venue: Arts Printing House, Studio II, 1st floor (Šiltadaržio str. 6)

15.00 – 15.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
16.30 – 17.00 FINAL REMARKS |AWARDING CEREMONY

Venue: Arts Printing House, Studio II, 1st floor (Šiltadaržio str. 6)

19.00 FAREWELL EVENING

Venue: Bar „KAS KAS“ (Islandijos str. 4, Vilnius)

SATURDAY, 13 JULY
DEPARTURE

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