In April 2018, the Danish government launched a National Strategy for Cyber and Information Security, designed to address growing challenges in the digital and cognitive domains. As one of the world’s most digitalised countries, Denmark has in recent years had a strong focus on cyber threats, ranging from stronger national resilience to developing operational capacities in cyberspace.
Earlier, in January 2018, a broad parliamentary majority presented a Defence Agreement for Denmark for the years 2018 to 2023. The Defence Agreement foresees increased spending in all domains – physical, digital and cognitive. As part of the agreement, it was decided to keep reserve funding for future, as yet unknown, cyber threats. At the July 2018 NATO summit in Brussels, the Danish Minister of Defence offered to pool new offensive cyber capabilities with similar capabilities in other NATO member states.
In this briefing, Mogens Christoffersen will outline the Danish government’s approach to cyber security, while Flemming Splidsboel Hansen will offer an introduction into Danish thinking on the topic of cyber and information security. They will focus on the standards and challenges relating to its implementation, including a discussion on threats, vulnerabilities and digital and cognitive resilience.
Flemming Splidsboel Hansen is a Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies. He was previously Head of the Politico-Military Department at the OSCE in Tajikistan, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Research Director at the Danish Defence College, Analyst with the Danish Defence Intelligence Service and an Assistant Professor at the Central European University in Budapest. His current research interests include intelligence and the use of disinformation and resilience. He is currently working on Russian military thinking in the digital domain.
Mogens Christoffersen is a Special Adviser at the Danish Ministry of Defence. He has worked for a number of years with various security policy issues. Currently, he works on cyber security and was deeply involved in the development of the 2018 Danish National Strategy for Cyber and Information Security.
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