The 2007 cyberattacks on Estonia culminated into a watershed moment in global cybersecurity awareness. Jaak Tarien, Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia, discusses the geopolitical concerns of cybercrime. Ransomware attacks can have a significant economic impact, but how are cybercrime operations also indicative of a breach of sovereignty? To best approach this question, Jaak emphasizes the importance of the CCDCOE's legal scholarship, such as the Tallinn Manual, among other efforts that foster transparent multinational cybersecurity communications, research, and training.
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