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The Cyber Defence Unit of the Estonian Defence League: Legal, Policy and Organisational Analysis

- 1 week ago

The Cyber Defence Unit of the Estonian Defence League, or the ‘Estonian Cyber Defence League’ as it is widely referred to, is an innovative model for the involvement of volunteers in national cyber defence. It focuses on strengthening the ...

Estonian Defence League

- 1 year ago

The Estonian Defence League (Estonian: Eesti Kaitseliit) is the name of the unified paramilitary armed forces of the Republic of Estonia. The Defence League is a paramilitary defence organization whose aim is to guarantee the preservation of the ...

Paramilitary volunteer groups surge in popularity in Eastern Europe

- 2 years ago

It is a similar story in Estonia. According to Silva Kiili, a research fellow at Tallinn's International Centre for Defence and Security, the size of the Estonian Defence League has doubled in comparison to pre-Ukraine crisis levels. In 2014 alone ...

Estonia recruits hundreds for its Defence League Cyber Unit

- 2 years ago

As part of Estonia's reserve force, the Estonian Defence League, the recruits for this Cyber Unit include teachers, lawyers and economists. With constantly evolving cyber-attacks becoming more frequent and complex, lack of expertise and manpower can be a ...

Fearing it could be Putin’s next target, Estonia prepares for guerrilla warfare that could usher in WWIII

- 5 months ago

“Of course we think about it,” said Peterkop, a volunteer in the Estonian Defence League, the country’s equivalent of Britain’s Territorial Army, a crucial element of this tiny country’s deterrent. “But we don’t worry about it, because we ...

Estonia Expands Its Territorial Defence Capabilities. Additional Funds Are Required.

- 1 year ago

However, it may turn out that additional funds may be required to continue operations carried out by the Estonian Defence League, also within the scope of acquiring the military equipment and armament. Considering the above, it would be desirable to ...

How a cyber attack transformed Estonia

- 3 weeks ago

That's why Estonia's government has now set up a voluntary Cyber Defence Unit. Since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, the Estonian Defence League has been much reported on by the international press: at weekends 25,000 volunteers don fatigues and head ...

Reservists and the National Guard Offer Untapped Resources for Cybersecurity

- 1 month ago

In the wake of cyber attacks against its public and private Internet infrastructure in 2007, Estonia announced plans to develop the Estonian Defence League, a collection of volunteers — now numbering in the hundreds — who are prepared to help the ...

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