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Minister of Defence Hanso: cleverness, not size, is what counts in cyber security

30. March 2016 - 16:15
Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso and the chairman of CEPA Wess Mitchell
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.

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