Category Archives: Conferences

Let’s speak about cyber security @Elektrilevi

The first meetup will be brought to you in cooperation with Elektrilevi and will focus on cyber security issues in energetics sector. The goal of the first seminar is to map out the interest in cybersecurity topics in the field of energy and finding opportunities for collaborative projects in SmartGrid area. Elektrilevi supplies electricity to almost all households and companies in Estonia. Their role as the largest network operator is to ensure the constant supply of electricity to our customers. Elektrilevi manages a unique SmartGrid network that covers almost the whole country. The technology has brought many new solutions but also some new issues to be resolved in cyber security domain. In the meetup, we will discuss the different cyber security questions and challenges in energetics sector.

SCHEDULE
15:00 – 15:05 Moderator’s welcome to the Let’s speak about cyber security @ meetup series – Marily Hendrikson, Cyber Security project manager at Startup Estonia team
15:05 – 15:15 Introduction to Elektrilevi – Taavi Liivandi, Head of Smart Grid Development Center @Elektrilevi
15:15 – 16:15 Cyber security @Elektrilevi – Indrek Künnapuu, Information security manager @Elektrilevi
PAUSE
16:20 – 17:05 Klaid Mägi, Head of CERT EE @Information System Authority.
Networking until 17.30

Links:
https://www.meetup.com/Lets-speak-about-cyber-security/events/246449690/

Seminar on secure SSL load balancer configuration

Santa Monica Networks and F5 invites you to attend the morning seminar on November 17 at 08:30 – 12:30 at the LIFT99 event center. At the seminar, we will look at how the F5 SSL Orchestrator works, and discuss the typical errors that are being encountered in setting up the load balancer.

Day plan:
08:30 – 09:00 Morning coffee and check-in
09:00 – 10:30 F5 Networks SSL Orchestrator – how does it work, what does it do?
Continuing this year’s Security Day seminars on HTTPS visibility and F5 SSL Orchestrator themes, you can now learn about SSLO setup options and its functionality from a technical demo.
– Tarmo Mamers | Network Security Specialist @ Santa Monica Networks
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:30 Load balancer to identify a person – what could go wrong there?
Typical errors that occur when setting up the load divider. By living examples, it turns out how criminals can exploit such weaknesses and can be done by each network gatekeeper to prevent such errors.
– Mait Peekma | Pentester, trainer @ Clarified Security
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch @ F-Building
Seminar presentations are in Estonian

Because we remember how misconfiguration of F5 SSL load balancer used by SEB and Swedbank allowed to bypass ID card authentication.

Links:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/f5-avab-https-liikluse-mis-edasi-saab-hommikuseminar-tickets-39077653313

Women in Cybersecurity Conference

NB! Our event is directed towards both men and women, already in the world of IT and also outside of it.

Speakers :
– Karina Egipt — Identity Impact Manager at Nortal, Estonian Information Technology College
– Sille Laks — CERT Estonia
– Karen K. Burns — Director, Consulting – Cybersecurity, AS CGI Eesti
– Anna-Maria Osula — Legal researcher at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
– Jaanika Merilo — Vice Mayor of Dnipro, Advisor to Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation and Mayor of Lviv
– Birgy Lorenz — TTÜ teacher, general promoter of IT in Estonia, CyberOlympics organiser
– Kaie Maennel — Cybersecurity PhD student at TUT, Cyber forensics graduate, Deloitte auditor
– Shaymaa Mamdouh —TUT Cyber Security student, mother

The conference entitled Women in Cybersecurity, which will take place at Tallinn University of Technology on 11th of November 2017, will aim to draw attention to the disproportionately smaller amount of women compared to men in the field.

We will discuss the potential of women taking a leading role in addressing the problem. Panelists are invited to speak about the importance of gender equality in this very field, tell about women leadership, career perspectives in Cyber Security and how the environment supports women. They are also invited to share their fields of interests and research as professionals.

Our team would like to introduce these three branches of cybersecurity:
• Governance and NGO’s;
• Business and Technology;
• Academia.

Women studying Cyber Security in Estonia will be invited also and will be able to present their stories the same way the keynotes will be at the Poster Session. The poster of each woman will tell their story of how they came to cybersecurity, what inspires them the most, the difficulties they’ve met and their field of interest. Women presenting their posters will be granted a certificate and are more than welcome to share theri experience in their CVs in future. Participants will be able to interact with the story-tellers during the time allocated.

We believe that the mission for women in IT and Cyber Security is to help illuminate the path for progress.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/events/293943887776558/

Liisa Past, Kaur Virunurm: E-State and Proactive Risk Management

The presentation was given in cybersecurity conference “Cyberchess 2017” held on October 5, 2017 in Riga. The presentation touched upon the recent events such as i-voting and the flaw found in the ID card chip.

The last question from the audience was worth a dime:

Is PPA considering any legal action against the vendor, because, as I understand, you have been informed by the researchers, but the vendor has not informed you.
And the second one: in the new procurement, what are are the lessons learned? Are you planing to change or include some clauses on liability?

The question was not answered in full, but the answer would be interesting indeed.

Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N_ZeFDNzvg
https://cert.lv/uploads/pasakumi/liisapastkaurvirunurm.pdf

 

SK Annual Conference 2017

E-identity event SK Annual Conference 2017 will take place on November 2, 2017, Baltic Station old waiting area (Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn).

Agenda:
09:00-09:30 Registration and morning coffee
09:30-10:30 Overview of SK 2017, Kalev Pihl, SK
10:30-11:00 Smart-ID: fast start and future plans, Kaido Irval and Georg Nikolajevski, SK
11:00-11:15 Cofee Break
11:15-11:45 The future of authentication in SEB. When will the code cards disappear? Ragnar Toomla, SEB
11:45-12:15 DeepScan, Lauri Ilison, Nortal
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Keynote: The Future of Technology Through the Mind of a Hacker, Pablos Holman
14:00-14:45 Panel discussion, Pablos Holman and Taavi Kotka
14:45-15:00 Cofee Break
15:00-15:30 RSA (implementations) attack history and lessons, Arne Ansper, Cybernetica
15:30-16:00 eID year in retrospect, Anto Veldre, RIA
16:10-16:40 Round of question and answers
16:40-17:00 Summary of the day by digital world enthusiasts
17:00-18:00 Evening snack

Registration till October 20.

Links:
https://www.sk.ee/ettevottest/sk-aastakonverents/aastakonverents-2017

Conference “The Present and Future of Cybersecurity”

Conference “The Present and Future of Cybersecurity”
April 26, 2017, National Library of Estonia

13.00-13.30 – Registration and welcome coffee
13.30-13.40 – Opening words – Urve Palo (Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology)
13.40-14.00 – Keynote – Jaak Aaviksoo (Rector of TUT)
14.00-15.00 – Discussion “Evolution of cyber attacks – what has changed in ten years?” Klaid Mägi (RIA, head of CERT-EE) leader. Debating: Hillar Aarelaid (Police and Border Guard Board), Jaan Priisalu (TUT), Merike Käo (Farsight Security CTO)
15.00-15.30 – Cofee break
15.30-17.00 – Discussion “Discurses, paradigms and form of cyber policy in practice” Taimar Peterkop (Director General of RIA) leader. Debating: Sven Sakkov (Director of NATO CCD CoE), Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (European Union, Head of Cyber Policy Coordination at European External Action Service), Lauri Lugna (Secretary General at the Ministry of Interior), Lauri Almann (Co-Founder of BHC Laboratory)
17.00-17.30 – Closing words – Toomas Vaks (RIA, Head of Cyber Security Branch)
17.30-19.30 – After conference reception. Appearance of RIA band VaRIA.

Work language of the conference is Estonian.

Links:
http://kyberkonverents.publicon.ee/registreerimine/

International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Junior Scholar Award 2017

The 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, focusing on the theme Defending the Core, invites junior scholars to submit Master’s theses for the Junior Scholar Award. The purpose of this CyCon 2017 award is to encourage and reward research on a wide range of topics related to cyber defence.

Candidates who have graduated with a Master degree or equivalent after 01 January 2015, in studies such as law, computer or political science or other relevant academic fields are eligible. The finalists of the CyCon 2017 Junior Scholar Award will be notified no later than 28 April 2017 and granted full free entry to the conference. Accommodation and travel expenses will not be covered.

All finalists will present their Master’s thesis results in a 15-minute presentation in the Junior Scholar conference session. An Award Committee will evaluate the presentations and can grant the following awards:

1st place: 1000 Euro
2nd place: 600 Euro
3rd place: 400 Euro

There are quite a lot MSc thesis tracked by this resource that would definitely qualify for the award. Application deadline 20 March 2017.

Links:
https://ccdcoe.org/cycon/junior-scholar-award-2017.html

SK Annual Conference 2016

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

Agenda:
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

Links:
https://www.sk.ee/ettevottest/aastakonverents-2016

E-enabled elections in Estonia: Forum on research and development in 2015

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During the first half day, Estonian researchers will present the results of a 3-year scientific project that studied the Estonian flavour of verifiable Internet voting from both technical and social aspects. The second half of the first day will be devoted to the presentation of the development ideas of the Estonian solution. The second day holds additional interventions on the topic of remote online voting and offers brainstorming activity where feedback to the ideas of the first day will be gathered interactively.

Thursday (05.11.2015)
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Opening keynote
09:45 – 10:30 Kristjan Vassil “Diffusion of Internet Voting in Estonia”
10:30 – 11:15 Mihkel Solvak “Impact of Verification on Trust toward Internet Voting”
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:15 Taavi Unt “Usage Patterns in Internet Voting Log Files”
12:15 – 13:45 Jan Willemson, Sven Heiberg and Arnis Paršovs “Log analysis of Estonian Internet
voting 2013-2015”
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
16:00 – Coffee break
15:00 – 17:30 Tarvi Martens, Sven Heiberg and Jan Willemson “Estonian Internet voting 2017+”

Friday (06.11.2015)
10:00 – 10:30 Bingsheng Zhang “How to Achieve Unconditional Integrity in an End-to-end Verifiable E
voting System”
10:30 – 11:00 Kristjan Gjøsteen “A security usability study on the Norwegian e-voting system”
11:00 – 11:30 Carsten Schürmann “Creating Credible Elections”
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:30 Jurlind Budurushi “An Investigation into the Usability of Electronic Voting Systems with
Paper Audit Trails in the Context of Complex Elections”
12:30 – 13:00 Helger Lipmaa “Privacy and Accountability in Networks via Optimized Randomized Mixnets”
13:00 – 13:30 Filip Zagorski “Improving security of remote voting”
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:00 – Coffee break
14:30 – 17:00 Argument game

Links:
http://cyber.ee/en/news/e-enabled-elections-in-estonia-forum-on-research-and-development-in-2015/

SK Annual Conference 2015

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E-identity event SK Annual Conference 2015 will take place on November 5, 2015, Vabal Laval Telliskivi Loomelinnakus (Telliskivi 60a, C1-hoone)

09:00-09:30 Registration and morning coffee
09:30-09:45 Overview of SK 2015, Kalev Pihl, SK
09:45-10:45 Identification physically and digitally, Joseph Leibenguth, Gemalto
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:55 eIDAS and international interoperability, Katrin Laas-Mikko, SK
11:55-12:25 New Mobile-ID and alternatives, Urmo Keskel, SK
12:25-12:45 NutiKaitse 2017: development of security, Andri Möll, Monday Calendar
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Life of cryptography, Anto Veldre, RIA
14:00-14:30 Underlying technologies of cryptocurrency, Asse Sauga, Eesti Krüptoraha Liit
14:30-15:40 Tech trends 2030 & company of the future, Richard van Hooijdonk
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:35 Questions and answers
16:35-16:55 Summary of the day
16:55-17:30 Evening snack

Links:
https://www.sk.ee/ettevottest/aastakonverents-2015/