Es­to­nia to im­prove of­fi­cials’ aware­ness of cy­ber threats

The Baltic Times - - BALTIC NEWS - BNS/TBT Staff

The Es­to­nian In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem Author­ity (RIA) is about to launch the Cy­bexer cy­ber hy­giene on­line train­ing plat­form en­abling pub­lic sec­tor em­ploy­ees to test and im­prove their aware­ness of pos­si­ble dan­gers of the dig­i­tal en­vi­ron­ment.

“The big­gest threat in the cy­ber en­vi­ron­ment is the be­hav­ior of users. A per­son in front of the screen should un­der­stand the risks re­lated to neg­li­gent ac­tions,” said the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of RIA, Taimar Peterkop. “In view of con­stantly in­ten­si­fy­ing cy­ber­at­tacks, it is im­per­a­tive that we im­prove the cy­ber hy­giene aware­ness of Es­to­nian pub­lic of­fi­cials.”

Cy­bexer is a cy­ber hy­giene train­ing en­vi­ron­ment de­vel­oped in Es­to­nia and well ac­cepted in the in­ter­na­tional de­fense sec­tor, which puts users face to face with ac­tual real-life sit­u­a­tions and events. Sim­ple and play-like tests of the en­vi­ron­ment al­low to im­prove peo­ple’s aware­ness re­gard­ing po­ten­tial dan­gers of the In­ter­net.

The train­ing en­vi­ron­ment is de­vel­oped by Cy­bexer Tech­nolo­gies OU. The founders of the com­pany are BHC Lab­o­ra­tory and Bytelife So­lu­tions – which are both mem­bers of the Es­to­nian De­fense In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion.

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