Black Hat Europe: You Can be Lucky if You’re the First to Be Attacked


“We were lucky to have the attacks of 2007,” says former Estonian foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand.

Speaking at Black Hat Europe, a cyber and information security event in London, Kaljurand discussed the cyberattack on her country that forced the government to change how it thought about cybersecurity.

In 2007 Estonia was hit by a series of major cyber incidents: online banking services were disrupted as well as traditional ATM services, resulting in a week during which Estonians could not withdraw cash or pay for services.

Government departments and agencies were unable to communicate with each as they tried to regain control over

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