Which reminds me, I gots to get me one of their swanky e-citizenships.
Governments need to "turn from public private partnership slogans to real partnerships" on cybersecurity, former Estonian foreign minister Marina Kaljurand told the Black Hat infosec conference in London this morning. In a wide-ranging speech where she talked about everything from diplomacy to the relationship between states, …
Thursday 6th December 2018 13:11 GMT Joe Harrison
You can't but praise how well Estonia has built its digital infrastructure. I keep thinking about their e-citizenship but problem is how many people really want to open an Estonian bank account or create an Estonian company? They'd be better off selling real citizenship to people who wanted to remain in the EU.
Wednesday 5th December 2018 12:39 GMT Anonymous Coward
Wednesday 5th December 2018 15:41 GMT amanfromMars 1
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"Cyber is so wide that states alone cannot be sufficient in providing security," she said. "It is a space where the private sector owns nearly all digital and physical assets and has the best experts. It's the sphere where civil society can produce norms, recommendations for responsible state behaviour, it is a space where civil society is also the watchdog of civil rights." .... Marina Kaljurand
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:-) I've read all that a number of times now, just to make sure it makes perfect sense. And it passed with flying colours:-)
Wednesday 5th December 2018 16:44 GMT ArrZarr
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You're losing your touch, it almost does make sense. ... ArrZarr
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Wednesday 5th December 2018 16:34 GMT Crazy Operations Guy
POlitician praising the private sector?
Let me guess, she, or someone in her family and close friends, now owns a cyber security consultancy company.
Something I've seen time and time again is politicians being utter incompetents at solving a problem or just tend to ignore a little issue that can be easily solved until it becomes some massive problem that is nearly impossible to fix. Then when they leave office, suddenly they found the big solution to the problem in the form of a private company that seems to know a little too much about specific challenges of solving the problem, and is willing to work with the government for a "reasonable" fee.
The former politician then decides they believe in the company so much that they decided to invest in their radical solution. Sure, it looks like the politician had been leaking information to a private company this whole time, and is now receiving a massive payoff, but that's just what one of those evil "Enemies of the State" would think.
Wednesday 5th December 2018 20:16 GMT Teiwaz
Re: POlitician praising the private sector?
Something I've seen time and time again is politicians being utter incompetents at solving a problem or just tend to ignore a little issue that can be easily solved until it becomes some massive problem that is nearly impossible to fix.
I've no idea about her specifically, but isn't Estonia that Baltic country* that sort of did that e-gov thing quite well, unlike the series of long drawn out car crash events that is the UK (plus a few train wrecks for good measure).
Thursday 6th December 2018 16:40 GMT amanfromMars 1
Re: POlitician praising the private sector?
Is that the system working, Crazy Operating Guy, or is it just a temporary fix on crashing systems?
That private company cannot really lose, can it? How nice. And all for Fists Full of Dollars/Euros/Rubles/Yuan.
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Wednesday 5th December 2018 19:57 GMT Anonymous Coward
We, the government, want closer cooperation with the private sector. This means we will tell the private sector what to do and they will just do it without complaint. So when we ask to violate the privacy of our
slaves, subjects, saps who voted for us, um citizens, they will roll over and do it for us.
And when we want to attribute bad behaviour to our political rivals, the private sector will concur without hesitation.
The government, in return, will pass on overinflated contracts for the private sector to grow fat upon.
Wednesday 5th December 2018 22:16 GMT Cliff Thorburn
“or act against as a foe to be vanquished and vapourised/crashed and crushed as needs dictate and sweet blind justice demands and depends.”
You really can’t make this up anymore amfM, its like a dystopian nightmare where the observers seemingly have no comprehension of their contribution.
“We are a country that operates under the rule of law”
Which laws precisely?, do the laws of Coercion, Duress, Human Rights, Privacy, Unlawful Surveillance to name but a limited few not incorporate in such?
Those words resonate, very clearly, no one is above the law.
Thursday 6th December 2018 13:53 GMT Potemkine!
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Thursday 6th December 2018 18:23 GMT Cliff Thorburn
And what exactly would it be that is required to fix such calamity amfM?, virtual or physical presentation to virtual and/or all real audiences?, a quick upgrade/downgrade of connected devices?, or dressing as Santa and appearing at the former employers Xmas Party?
I actually believe that there is a belief that this was self inflicted woe, when those in the ayes and noes will be much more aware of the underlying reasons for the current state of play.
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Thursday 6th December 2018 20:13 GMT amanfromMars 1
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And what exactly would it be that is required to fix such calamity amfM?, virtual or physical presentation to virtual and/or all real audiences?, a quick upgrade/downgrade of connected devices? .... Cliff Thorburn
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