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Cryptography and Trust: Estonia and the Modern Information Society

Wed, Jun 10, 2015, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a discussion on the topic of 

Cryptography and Trust:
Estonia and the Modern Information Society

Andres Kütt
Head Software Architect, Estonian Information System Authority

Liina Areng
Head of International Relations, Estonian Information System Authority 

Wednesday, June 10
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 
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Binary Strong cryptography forms a basis for a modern information society. Its credibility is a cornerstone of the functioning of the Estonian e-ecosystem — both the security and reputation of Estonia’s national ID card system (e-ID) rely on it. Credible cryptography is crucial for many sectors of the Estonian economy, including critical infrastructure services. Any vulnerabilities will have implications both for Estonian systems and more widely for the European Union. Estonia has not developed its own cryptography standards or algorithms and thus depends on technologies that are available in general. Any bugs would threaten all the services and trust of people towards the information society.

Andres Kütt and Liina Areng from the Estonian Information System Authority will discuss these issues surrounding cryptography and public trust.