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Minister of Defence Hanso: cleverness, not size, is what counts in cyber security
Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso and the chairman of CEPA Wess Mitchell
At local time this morning, Minister of Defence Hanso spoke at the opening event in the field of cyber security at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a Washington-based think-tank.
“Whether we like it or not, the field of cyber security has developed into the fifth domain of modern warfare, alongside land, sea, air and space,” said Minister of Defence Hanso. “Therefore, cyber defence must also be taken into account and handled as an integral part of military activity.”
Hanso emphasised that Estonia and the United States are close allies and work closely together militarily. The cyber challenges occurring on a global scale also require greater cooperation in this field. According to Minister Hanso, innovation and cleverness are important in the field of cyber security, not size. “Our experiences and know-how in the field of cyber security have made Estonia a prized, reliable and innovative ally,” stated Minister Hanso.
Minister of Defence Hanso is on an official visit this week to the United States of America.
Servicemen from the United Kingdom, who are serving in Estonia within the framework of the presence of NATO, received mission medals at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence. Among others, a mission medal was presented to Colonel Giles Harris, Commander of the eFP Command in Estonia, who has been serving in Estonia since the arrival of the allied units in the spring of 2017.
Friday, Ministers of Defence from Estonia, Latvia and Denmark inaugurated Headquarters Multinational Division North, located at the Ādaži military camp, in Latvia. The purpose of Headquarters Multinational Division North is to enhance the defens capability of the region and connect the region’s forces with the Alliance’s highest Command Structure.