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ID card “The Lessons We Learned” conference

Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) is organising an international conference on 9th of May in 2018 in Tallinn (Tallinn Creative Hub – Kultuurikatel) to discuss the impact and consequences of the security risk found in the Infineon chips in autumn 2017 by the researchers at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic.

The aim of this conference is to bring together parties affected by the security risk to discuss our lessons, experiences and responsibility, because the security flaw affected many companies and countries in Europe as well as elsewhere in the world. If possible, we aim to agree on a joint plan of follow-up activities or a memorandum to provide input to different authorities who establish regulative rules. Researchers from Masaryk University have announced their participation in the conference – they will make an opening presentation about their research.

The conference is aimed at policymakers as well as specialists in the eID field, opinion leaders, representatives of authorities and companies that are dependent on the functioning of Estonian ID-cards and e-services, developers of e-government and IT systems, and other parties related to the issue from both Estonia and Europe.

Agenda:
09.30-10.00 Delegate registration opens. Welcome coffee
10.00-11.30 Welcome and Opening of the Conference / Session 1
• Welcome by moderator Andres Kütt
• Welcome speech by the Prime Minister Jüri Ratas
• The goal of the research (ROCA vulnerability ) – Petr Svenda, the University of Masaryk
• The influence and the distinctness on Estonian ID-card and its use – Taimar Peterkop, the head of Information System Authority
• The examples of actions of different countries – Ulrich Latzenhofer, Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications
11.30-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-13.30 Session 2
• Lessons we learned (Estonia) – Rain Ottis, Associate Professor at Tallinn University of Technology
• The contract of ID-card – who´s responsible of what? – Kaija Kirch, Police and Border Guard Board, ID expert
• Discussion How did we manage and what to do better next time? Expert panel lead by Rain Ottis. Attending: Kaija Kirch, Margus Arm, Ilmar Raag
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.30 Session 3
• eIDAS perspective of the ROCA vulnerability – Security Expert and Information Security Officer, Marnix Dekker, ENISA
• Lessons we learned (global view) – Liisa Past, Chief research officer, Information System Authority
• Lessons we learned (Commission view) – Andrea Servida, European Commission
• Discussion What can we do better in the future? Expert panel lead by Liisa Past. Attending: Marnix Dekker, Andrea Servida, Ulrich Latzenhofer, Petr Svenda
• Conference conclusion by moderator Andres Kütt
16.30-17.30 Goodbye coffee and networking

Links:
https://lessonslearned.publicon.ee/conference-agenda/

Personnel changes in RIA cyber security division


Anto Veldre, a legendary Estonian security specialist leaves RIA:

From the beginning of the year, the State Information System Authority (RIA) discharged an experienced IT security expert and promoter Anto Veldre. Veldre has worked as an analyst at the incident handling department at CERT-EE and in the Communications Department.

Helen Uldrich, head of RIA Communications Department, explained the discharge of Anto Veldre by the change in the structure of their unit from 2018. The analyst’s place where Veldre previously worked was changed into a spokesperson’s position and, as a result, his duties changed.

“Unfortunately, RIA did not have another position to offer Anto that would correspond to his professional profile. The whole staff of the State Information System Agency highly appreciates Anto and his contribution, for example, to explaining the functioning of the e-state,” added Uldrich.


Klaid Mägi, the head of CERT-EE leaves RIA:

Klaid Mägi, head of CERT-EE will leave the state office and continue to work at CybExer Technologies, a private Estonian company promoting cyber hygiene. Mägi has led the unit since autumn 2014. Previously, he has worked at the Ministry of Finance, Elisa and Elion.

Uku Särekanno, the new Deputy Director General of RIA Cyber Security Branch:

The authority organised a public competition last October to find a director for the Cyber Security Branch. About ten people applied for the position. The Director General of the Information System Authority chose the suitable candidate in early December.

Previously, Uku Särekanno has worked at different positions in the European Commission, the Government Office, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the Public Order and Criminal Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior, and represented Estonia in Brussels regarding issues of migration and police cooperation.

Before, since September 2011, this responsibility has been borne by Toomas Vaks, who previously worked as a risk manager for bank cards in Swedbank, before he was employed at Hansapank.

Links:
https://tehnika.postimees.ee/4367831/ria-koondas-legendaarse-eesti-turvaspetsialisti-anto-veldre
https://geenius.ee/uudis/ria-koondas-eesti-turvaspetsialisti-anto-veldre/
https://www.err.ee/654409/ria-uks-juhivtootaja-klaid-magi-lahkub-toole-erasektorisse
https://geenius.ee/uudis/riast-lahkus-toolt-jargmine-tippekspert-certi-juht-klaid-magi/
https://geenius.ee/uudis/peterkop-me-ei-suuda-erasektoriga-voistelda-aga-pakume-erilist-tood/
https://www.ria.ee/en/uku-sarekanno-is-the-deputy-director-general-of-the-information-system-authority.html
https://geenius.ee/uudis/uus-eesti-kuberkaitse-juht-meie-maine-hoidmiseks-ei-piisa-enam-ainult-raakimisest-ja-konverentsidel-kaimisest/
http://arileht.delfi.ee/news/uudised/ria-endine-kuberturbejuht-macgyveri-teibiga-e-riiki-ei-ehitata?id=79908056

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/

New director general of EISA Taimar Peterkop

Taimar-Peterkop

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Uve Palo signed a decree to appoint Taimar Peterkop for the Estonian Information System Agency (EISA) director-general. Taimar Peterkop is currently working in Ministry of Defence as Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs. He begins his work at EISA this May.

From the CV:

Taimar Peterkop was born on 20th January 1977 in Tallinn. He has graduated from the University of Tartu Faculty of Law and he has completed many in-service trainings, including the Higher Command Studies Course in Baltic Defence College. Mr Peterkop holds a Master`s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He is also a reserve officer.

During 2000–2001 Taimar Peterkop worked as a lawyer in the Government Office. During 2001–2005 Mr Peterkop worked in the Ministry of Defence as the Director of International Law Office and during 2005–2008 as the Director of Operations and Crisis Management Department. From 2008 until July 2010 he worked as a Defence Counsellor in the Estonian Embassy in Washington.

Taimar Peterkop has also worked as a national defence teacher in several high schools and as an international law lecturer at Estonian Business School.

Links:
http://uudised.err.ee/v/eesti/c9740dca-b127-49e1-923b-71be3b8bbf3f
https://www.ria.ee/ria-peadirektoriks-saab-taimar-peterkop/