Cyber-security: Problems outpace solutions

19 December 2013 The SDA is delighted to present the report of its 2013 cyber-security activities. Hundreds participants from NATO, EU institutions, national governments, NGOs, think-tanks, the industry and the media joined speakers such as Jane Lute, former U.S. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary, Paul Timmers, European Commission Director for Sustainable & Secure Society, and Troels Oerting, Head of the EU Cybercrime Centre. Topics ranged from the current skills gap to future cyber-security strategies, Edward Snowden's revelations and online privacy. Find the report here.

Op-ed/Guest Contribution

The Security Jam 2012 - an open call for fresh thinking

The need for fresh thinking both from the military and from the wide range of relevant civilian stakeholders is clear to all. And that’s the purpose of the online Security Jam being organised by the Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) and its partners from March 19-23.


A group of hackers by the name of ‘Cyber Berkut’, in reference to riot police deployed during the Kiev protests, attacked several NATO websites on Saturday and temporarily rendered them inaccessible, according to Defence Talk.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration submitted a $3.9 trillion budget proposal for 2015, including $495.6 billion in defence spending, to Congress on Tuesday, 4 March.
The White House and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced, on 12 February, the launch of the “Cybersecurity Framework”.