The seminar assembled international experts on cyber security and discussed how small states in Northern Europe, such as Norway and the Baltic countries, can effectively defend themselves against contemporary cyber threats.
Welcoming remarks and introduction
Welcoming remarks by Professor Katarzyna Zysk, Head of Research, IFS and introduction by Senior Fellow Håkon Lunde Saxi, Head of the Defence Planning Research Programme, IFS
Panel 1: Cyber Defence
Cyber Defence as a New Horizon for Nations and NATO by Director Sven Sakkov, International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS, Estonia).
The Need for a Norwegian Digital Border Defence, Professor Olav Lysne, University of Oslo.
Building Resilience and Detecting & Countering Cyberattacks, Director Cybersecurity Bente Hoff, Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM).
Expert panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Senior Advisor Bjørn Svenungsen, IFS/Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Panel 2: Digital Influence Operations
Nordic-Baltic Influence Defence: an American View, Director Jed Willard, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation, Harvard University.
Modern Cyber Defence: the Baltic Experience, Director of Cyber Security and IT Department Jonas Skardinskas, Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence.
Robotrolling – Replacing Individuals in Messaging, Branch Chief Markku Mantila, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE).
Expert panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Senior Fellow Hanne Røislien, The Norwegian Cyber Defence Force (CYFOR).
Closing remarks by Senior Fellow Håkon Lunde Saxi, IFS.
The conference was organised in collaboration with the embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.