Cyber needs trust, let’s look at Estonia

Cybersecurity is perception. It is red teaming, annual cyber defense exercises, monitoring hashed nodes, but at its core—security is social trust. Earlier this year, I attended CyCon, the 14th International Cyber Conflict Conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For reference, CyCon is an annual event hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), a cyber research hub with a training and exercise facility. Keynotes aside, I was able to interview cybersecurity government officials, academics, and private sector leaders who worked on policies integral to this small Baltic