Monthly Archives: October 2016

SK Annual Conference 2016


E-identity event SK Annual Conference 2016 will take place on November 3, 2016, Kultuuri Katel (Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn).

09:00-09:30    Registration and morning coffee
09:30-09:40    Presentation of the exhibitors
09:40-10:30    Overview of SK 2016, Kalev Pihl, SK
10:30-11:00    Updates to SK services portfolio, Liisa Lukin, SK
11:00-11:15    Cofee Break
11:15-12:15    Keynote Peter Zinn: We’re All Gonna Д13
12:15-13:00    Lunch
13:00-13:30    From e-Estonia to e-Europe, Katrin Laas-Mikko, SK
13:30-14:00    Future plans of ID-software, Margus Arm, Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet
14:00-14:30    Overview of near markets: Baltikum and Nordic countries, Lauri Immonen, Telia
14:30-15:00    Cofee Break
15:00-15:20    From physical to virtual: SIM and eSIM convergence, Jürgen Niinre, Telia
15:20-15:50    New SK eID solution, Urmo Keskel, SK
15:50-16:10    Renewed DigiDoc portal, Gintas Balčiūnas, Estina
16:10-16:40    Round of question and answers
16:40-17:00    Summary of the day by digital world enthusiasts
17:00-17:30    Evening snack


The head of SMIT’s security department Tiit Hallas gives public lecture on cryptography


The public lecture will be held in the building of the IT College, Raja 4C, auditorium 314, Tuesday, October 18, at 13:00. The public lecture will also be broadcast live on the website of the IT College.

The main purpose of Tiit Hallas public lecture is to answer various question on the topic. Tiit will talk about cryptography related terms, describe the overall level of how cryptography works and the need for cryptography to ensure the security. Tiit has promised to bring sophisticated content to listeners as simply
and understandably as possible.

Tiit Hallas has worked in information security for over eight years in both public and private sector and has gained plenty of practical as well as theoretical experience in the field. He has a BA in Information System Development from IT College and an MSc in Cyber Security from Tallinn University of Technology. As well as delivering lectures and talks on the subject, Tiit is involved with Information Security in his daily work as the Head of Information Security at the IT and Development Centre of the Ministry of the Interior, where he not only manages staff but is also engaged with finding solutions to practical information security issues.

The lecture will be in Estonian.


E-Vote-ID 2016: Improving the verifiability of the Estonian Internet Voting scheme


Abstract. We describe an update of the Estonian Internet Voting scheme targeted towards adding verification capabilities to the central system. We propose measures to ensure the auditability of the correctness of vote decryption and i-ballot box integrity. The latter will be improved to a level where it would be possible to outsource the vote collection process to an untrusted party and later fully verify the correctness of its operations.

The short summary is that I-voting system used for local municipal elections in October 2017 will use ElGamal cryptosystem that can be plugged into mix-net. Currently it is not clear whether the general public will be allowed to verify mix-net inputs and outputs.



KaPo suspects defense forces’ officer of exposing state secret


Captain Ivo Jurak (38) has been in custody for a month already as the Estonian Internal Security Service (KaPo) suspects him of having exposed a state secret. Jurak served as junior staff officer at the Estonian Defence Forces’ Movement Coordination Centre, reported Estonian daily Eesti Ekspress. This center coordinates the Defence Forces’ strategic transport, including the movement of NATO forces and equipment arriving in Estonia.

The KaPo suspects Jurak of having taken documents containing a state secret along with him from work and keeping them at home. Accrording to Jurak’s lawyer Natalia Lausmaa, Jurak admits to his guilt. Jurak is suspected according to Paragraph 241 of the Penal Code, which means that the exposure of a state secret is unrelated to treason or spying. If found guilty, Jurak could face a fine or up to five years in prison.

Case similar to this one.

KAPO annual review 2016 mentions also an illegal surveillance charge, whatever it means:

Jurak took state secrets he possessed home from work. During the investigation, it was also established that Jurak unlawfully obtained and kept a weapon not related to the defence forces, and was involved with unauthorised surveillance after leaving employment.