Rzeczpospolita and Maidan: How official Russian media inform about Central Europe

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: Flickr|streetwrk.com licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

“Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine confirmed the civilizational choice of its citizens. By removal of oligarchic kleptocratic regime which was supported by Kremlin and by claim to join the united Europe Ukrainians have sent a clear signal how they see the fate of their country.

DAV4 II Report: Region’s quest for inclusive cyber protection

16. Dec 2013  |  Security and Defence, Central Europe  |  Cyber  |  Studies

Widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in businesses and public administrations makes our societies vulnerable. As our critical infrastructures and military operations depend on modern technologies they need to be carefully protected.

Protecting cyberspace in the V4: Towards implementation of the EU’s cyber-security strategy

23. Nov 2013  |  Security and Defence, Central Europe  |  Cyber  |  Policy briefs

The Internet and cyberspace more broadly has become vital to our society – economies, citizens' daily life and social interactions all depend on the flawless working of information and communication technology (ICT) systems. Given its importance, cyberspace also needs to be protected from incidents, malicious activities and misuse. The borderless nature of cyberspace implies that broad international collaboration is necessary in order to ensure safety and security within such an environment.

CEPI Briefing on Cyber Defence with Jaroslav Naď (November 2013)

22. Nov 2013  |  Security and Defence  |  Cyber  |  Multimedia

Both the European Union and NATO are increasingly active in protecting their cyber-space. In the last couple of years, the Alliance had integrated cyber defence into its planning processes and started providing support to its member states. It was also only recently that the European Union had come up with a new cyber-strategy and accompanying legislation - yet to be implemented by national governments. Why is the issue so urgent, what has already been done and what lies ahead of us: the Central European Policy Institute’s expert Jaroslav Naď explains.

Cyber security: From raising awareness to understanding it

18. Oct 2013  |  Security and Defence  |  Cyber  |  Opinions

The European Union adopted its cyber-security strategy just recently, but only those few in Central Europe to whom it directly meddles in their routine duties took note. Even those few examples of public discourse on this issue in the Visegrad region are limited to awareness-raising. The problem will not be solved, however, just by repeating how serious it is. We need a much more substantial discussion on what cyber-security really is and how to deal with it efficiently.

Visegrad cyber experts met in Bratislava

28. Jun 2013  |  Security and Defence, Central Europe  |  Cyber  |  Press releases

Experts from the Visegrad countries met to discuss the new European strategy on cyber security and outstanding tasks in its implementation at the national levels.

Cyber experts met at GLOBSEC Forum

25. Apr 2013  |  Security and Defence, Central Europe  |  Cyber
The leading Central European event, GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum, hosted a series of events on current cyber-security issues.

Coming to Terms with a New Threat: NATO and Cyber-Security

17. Feb 2013  |  Security and Defence  |  Cyber  |  Policy briefs

NATO had suffered its first publicised cyber-attacks in 1999, when hackers blocked access to the organisation’s websites and e-mail servers to protest the air strikes against Serbia. The alliance vowed to be better prepared next time, yet in 2007 it failed to prevent attackers from shutting down virtually all of Estonia’s internet-based services for several days. Even though the most powerful military organisation in the world had had eight years to prepare, it could do little to assist its member-state.