Cyrus to speak at Conference on Cyber Warfare – June 17-19, 2009 (Tallinn)

Cyrus to speak at Conference on Cyber Warfare – June 17-19, 2009 (Tallinn)


I’ve just been invited to speak at the Conference on Cyber Warfare, sponsored by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. The topic of my talk will be “‘Web War One’ ? Really? Media Coverage of Cyberattacks.”

Wow, it’s such an honor to be asked to speak in front of the world’s cybersecurity community — many of whom I’ve interviewed in the past. And big ups to Kenneth Geers from the Center, whom I interviewed in this piece last year, for accepting my proposal and inviting me.

Plus, I get to go back to Tallinn in mid-summer! I can’t wait to see my Northern home again and to visit all of my favorite Estonian friends and colleagues.

I’m also considering visiting some other part of Estonia that I haven’t been to. Perhaps Pärnu? Kihnu? Saaremaa? Ruhnu? Or maybe brave the border and hit St. Petersburg?

I’m considering flying into Helsinki, then ferry to Tallinn, then Eurolines it over to good ol’ Petrograd, and then train it back up to Helsinki on the way out. (Who knew they were building a high-speed rail link between Helsinki and St. Petersburg? Too bad it won’t be open until 2010.)

Best flight I’ve been able to find (SFO-HEL) is about $1100 on Kayak.

Ok, Eestlased, got any other suggestions?

See you in Eestimaa!


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