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NATO to aid Estonia in cyberdefence

NATO to aid Estonia in cyberdefence
Following last year's attacks on various Estonian internet facilities, the country has agreed to host a NATO Centre of Excellence in Cyberdefence in Tallinn.

A considerable number of attacks were launched in 2007 after the decision was made to relocate a Soviet war memorial from central Tallinn to a cemetery. The attacks were subsequently attributed to Russia.

As Estonia has a diverse web-infrastructure, it suffered greatly from the attacks, which affected businesses, government offices and banks.

A conference of countries interested in taking part in the centre’s work took place in Tallinn at the end of January and the papers were signed in May.

Six NATO nations – Germany, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy and Spain – will fund and staff the 30-man hub, which is to be monitored by a U.S. observer.

The centre is to start working sometime this summer.

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