NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference 2021: Entering to a New Decade, on April 15 will focus on the strategic, political, and practical implications of ensuring a cyber-enabled Alliance. We will look at the relevant strategic issues as well as cyber-resilient supply chain, national critical infrastructure, and the enablement of NATO operations, missions and activities. The conference will bring together leading experts from political and military level, as well as from academia and industry.
In 2016, the 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 and the private sector 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. One year later – and having had the chance to adapt to the new circumstances ourselves – Estonia will be organising the conference in a virtual format.
- Opening remarks by Ms Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia
- Keynote speech by Mr Mircea Geoană, NATO Deputy Secretary General
- Speech by Mr Kalle Laanet, Minister of Defence of Estonia
Kyllike Sillaste-Elling, Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO
Kristjan Prikk Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence of Estonia
Jonatan Vseviov, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
NATO Cyber Pledge 2021 (471.3 KB, PNG)