Helsinki Cyber Spirit 2017

Endast inbjudna · The House of the Estates; Snellmanninkatu 9–11, Helsinki · 29.05.2017 08:45 - 14:45

Endast inbjudna

The security of cyberspace is an integral part of today’s security, warfare and politics. Cyber attacks and other activities in cyberspace should not be separated into a self-contained area without the broader political, strategic, and geopolitical context. In this event we focus on strategic and topical questions of cybersecurity. What kind of capabilities are needed, what is the role of states as cyber security providers, how to maintain trust in the digital era and why are cybersecurity issues are very political? This event aims to find answers to the challenges of our digital societies, and to reflect in wider broader terms on how to succeed in today’s hybrid threat environment.

Opening remarks
Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Session I: Cyber Capabilities and Vulnerabilities: States’ Role as Cyber Security Providers

Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

Chair: Jarno Limnell, Professor, Cybersecurity, Aalto University


Marina Kaljurand, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia; Chair, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Uri Rosenthal, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands; Commissioner, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Special Representative for the London Process

Lars Nicander, Director, the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies, Swedish Defence University

Jukka Juusti, Chair, the Security Committee, Finland; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Finland

Session II: Hybrid Threats and Cyber Politics

Chair: Mika Aaltola, Programme Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Max Mickelsson, Director, Government Affairs for Finland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Microsoft

Matti Saarelainen, Director, the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats

Major General Harri Ohra-aho, Chief of Intelligence, Finnish Defence Forces

Jyrki Kasvi, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Finland

Lunch speech: ”Public-Private: Trust Networks”
Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia Corporation and F-Secure Corporation