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India needs to prepare for ‘intelligent warfare’. Lessons from e-Estonia will come handy

A 22-day long cyberattack in 2007 has changed Estonia’s outlook towards cybersecurity. Today, it is one of the most sophisticated cyber superpowers amongst Nato countries. India, which has recently been a victim of a malware attack on its nuclear plant, can learn a few things on cybersecurity and hybrid warfare from this tiny Baltic country.
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Urmas Reinsalu, foreign Minister of Estonia, with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on the sidelines of Raisina Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi; courtesy of Estonian High Commission
Urmas Reinsalu, foreign Minister of Estonia, with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on the sidelines of Raisina Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi; courtesy of Estonian High Commission
A country with: Yet, it is emerging one of the most-sophisticated cyber superpower amongst the Nato countries, so much so that even the US is eager to learn from it. We are talking about a small Baltic country, Estonia, which has digital security lessons for the world and more so for India, which is grappling with
a hybrid warfare, tackling multiple fronts could be one of the biggest challenges for the government. With Pakistan’s DGISPR taking a lead in information warfare against India on Twitter, and China’s civil-military fusion, e-Estonia’s expertise in managing the cyber-mayhem playbook should come handy for New Delhi to handle the two-front intelligent warfare. (Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)
A country with: Yet, it is emerging one of the most-sophisticated cyber superpower amongst the Nato countries, so much so that even the US is eager to learn from it. We are talking about a small Baltic country, Estonia, which has digital security lessons for the world and more so for India, which is grappling with a hybrid warfare, tackling multiple fronts could be one of the biggest challenges for the government. With Pakistan’s DGISPR taking a lead in information warfare against India on Twitter, and China’s civil-military fusion, e-Estonia’s expertise in managing the cyber-mayhem playbook should come handy for New Delhi to handle the two-front intelligent warfare. (Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)

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