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"Advancing European Cyber Resilience and Defence"

January 18, 2024 | Directions Blog
Directions Blog featured a post by Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, examining the escalating cyber threat in Europe and providing strategic insights on how to address the growing cybersecurity challenges.

"Von Cybersicherheits-Sprechstunden bis Notfallübung"

January 4, 2024 | Tagesspiegel Background
In the first issue of the year, Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, shared her predictions and expectations for cyber policy and diplomacy in 2024.

Joint DSI Submission to UN Advisory Body on AI

October 23, 2023
In late September 2023, Nils Brinker, Richard Skalt and Helene Pleil, researchers at the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, jointly responded to the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology’s call for papers on global AI governance.

"Cyberdiplomatie – und dann!?"

August 3, 2023 | Tagesspiegel Background
According to Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, repeating rounds of just UN discussions on cybersecurity will not help, we need concrete implementation measures and practical efforts to follow up on the already agreed commitments.

"Expertengespräch in Halle: Cyberkatastrophe. Und jetzt?"

July 11, 2023 | MDR
Cyber disasters have unforeseen effects on the work of an administrative office. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, advises prioritizing what needs to be protected and explains the Cyber Defense League in Estonia.

"App and cyber security: The risks are real | DW Business"

April 7, 2023 | Deutsche Welle
Isabel Skierka, the program lead for technology politics and a researcher with the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, talks with Deutsche Welle about efforts different state and non-state actors undertake to collect data, surveil the Internet and launch cyber attacks.

"Cyberangriffe auf Behörden-Webseiten und ÖPNV"

April 6, 2023 | NDR Info
Nils Brinker, a researcher at Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, comments on cyber attacks on government websites and public transport.

"Being a Cyberpower – China’s Ambitions in Cyberspace"

March 30, 2023 | Tech Policy Press
Europe and the US must find strategic answers to the questions that emerging technologies raise for security and international relations, argues Helene Pleil from ESMT Berlin.

"Good Cybersecurity Governance in the European Union – Best Practices Based on NIS2 and the Cyber Resilience Act"

March 13, 2023 | Tech Policy Press
The governance of cyberspace is a challenging task that requires close coordination between governments, private companies and critical infrastructure providers. Nils Brinker and Richard Skalt from ESMT Berlin provide some Best Practices.

"Frontal"

February 15, 2023 | ZDF
Sandro Gaycken, director of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, talks about the state of German critical infrastructure and its vulnerability to cyberattacks in ZDF's "Frontal".

"GCA Announces Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar as New Chair"

December 21, 2022 | Global Cyber Alliance
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international nonprofit dedicated to eradicating cyber risk, announced today the appointment of Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar as the new chair of its Board of Directors.

"NIS-2 und die Lieferkette: Wird die Position von Kritis-Betreibern gestärkt?"

December 21, 2022 | Tagesspiegel Background
With the NIS-2 directive, the EU has defined a new framework for cybersecurity, and even smaller companies can now fall under the critical definition. But they are sometimes left alone, comments Nils Brinker from ESMT Berlin.

"Cyber attack insights Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin"

December 6, 2022 | The Irish Tech News Podcast
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, the director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, talks to The Irish Tech News Podcast about her background, cyber attack definitions and response, the Estonian cyber attack in 2007, and more.

"Kann Sicherheit einfach beschlossen werden?"

November 26, 2022 | Golem
Nils Brinker, a researcher at the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, writes an article for Golem, where he discussed the NIS-2 Directive and its implications for IT security.

"Von Worten zu Taten – Der lange Weg zu Cybernormen"

November 23, 2022 | Tagesspiegel Background
UN negotiations on establishing rules of conduct in cyberspace have often threatened to fail. Yet they are elementary for the community of nations in cyberspace, says Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT.