Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence Tallinn,

Law & Policy

Last year, the Legal and Policy Conference focused on introducing a comprehensive approach to cyber security and introduced a concept called “Frameworks for International Cyber Security”.

This year, we will focus on how international legal and policy input materializes on national level. The goal of the Law & Policy Track is to introduce two recent studies – one on the cyber security legal and policy documents adopted by major international organizations and the other on the current trends of international cyber security legislation and policy.

In order to explain how international input influences national-level cyber security and defence planning, decision-making and legislation, we have chosen a number of concepts (data exchange about the incident, cooperation with ISPs, collective defence) and asked experts from different legal areas to comment on how these issues are covered within their area of expertise. We will also include panelists to elaborate on possible alternative approaches and provide additional insights into how to best solve these issues in national legal and policy framework.

The first day of the LP Track will be divided into two sub-tracks – one looking at these concepts from IT/criminal law and the other from the Law of Armed Conflicts angle. Both sub-tracks will be attended by observers who will introduce a comprehensive approach conclusion on Day Three. On Day Two representatives of major international organizations active in the field will explain their approaches and recent developments and provide panelists to “translate” this input into their expertise context. We hope to provide a comparison of approaches by NATO, EU, ITU, COE and others.

On Day Three, the observers will work with conference participants to offer models and checklists that can be taken away and used for national legal and policy framework development.

The Law & Policy track of the conference will be invitation-based and the number of participants is limited to 100. The invitees include one representative of every NATO and PfP nation, CCD COE cooperation partners and distinguished Cyber Security Law and Policy experts. The conference will be preceded by a professional one-day training on drafting a national cyber security strategy, conducted by experts from nations that have recently adopted or renewed their strategies in the field.


16 June 2010 President Ilves Opens Conference on Cyber Conflict
16 June 2010 President Ilves Opens Conference on Cyber Conflict
11 June 2010 Peter Flory to give an ending keynote at the Conference
24 May 2010 Melissa Hathaway confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Conference
16 March 2010 Conference Speakers Announced

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