This week, Estonia will host the third annual NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference 2021: Entering to a New Decade. NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas are scheduled to address the virtual conference hosted from Tallinn, Estonia which will focus on the strategic, political, and practical implications of ensuring a cyber-enabled Alliance.
The conference panellists will look at the relevant strategic issues, cyber-resilient supply chain, national critical infrastructure, and the enablement of NATO operations, missions and activities. The event will bring together leading experts from political and military level, as well as from academia and industry.
In 2016, Allies made the Cyber Defence Pledge to enhance their cyber defences a matter of priority. Since 2018, the conference helps to address the most pressing issues in cyber defence and offers the North Atlantic Council and cyber defence experts across the Alliance to exchange best practices.
Estonia is the third country to host the Cyber Defence Pledge Conference. The previous conferences took place in Paris in 2018 and in London in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference planned for 2020 in Tallinn had to be postponed. This year Estonia will organise the conference in a virtual format.
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