Meetings and Discussions

Panel Discussion “Securing Resilience of Georgia: Defense and Cyber Security”

2017 / 06 / 03

On June 3, 2017 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) organized a panel discussion “Securing Resilience of Georgia: Defense and Cyber Security” moderated by Kakha Gogolashvili, the Director of the EU Studies Center at the Rondeli Foundation.

The speakers of the event included Harry Lahtein, Staff Officer, Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, Ekke Nomm, Director, Estonian School of Diplomacy and David Chilashvili, First Deputy Director, Cyber Security Bureau MoD of Georgia.

Harry Lahtein discussed Estonia’s defense challenges in 21st century by explaining Estonia’s Defense Force build up, its history and rebirth, how EDF is functioning, how the country plans to act against the hybrid threats, especially the cyber threats while, David Chilashvili elaborated on the threats Georgia faces in this respect currently.

The discussion also touched upon Georgia’s international cooperation in cyber security area, in particular with the Estonian government.

The event was attended by the representatives of government, expert community and media, as well as students. The presentation was followed by an engaging Q&A mode.

Watch the video about the disxussion.

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