13 July 2019
In the early 21st century rapid processes of computerisation and digitalization underlying the development of cyberspace constituted an increasing serious new form of threat to national security. These processes also marked the reconceptualization of security perception and the establishment of a new concept – cyber security.
The shift in paradigm as well as in visualization has been confirmed with the events in the early 21st century, when first cases of the offensive, massive use of cyber-attacks were recorded, e.g. events in Estonia in April 2007 when a political debate between Tallinn and Moscow on the removal of a Soviet war memorial led to the cyber-attack of unprecedented scale that swamped websites of Estonian organizations, including Estonian parliament, banks, ministries, newspapers and broadcasters. Since then cyberspace became an arena of activities that threaten not only the security of classified information but also the functioning of critical infrastructure. These changes encouraged states and international organisations to consider new countermeasures to adapt to the new security situation.
Since the events in Estonia, every year Lithuania encounters a number of cyber-attacks the majority of which is related to Russian intelligence and security services and directed mostly against the state sector and the states’ objects of critical infrastructure. Considering the developing Russian cyber capabilities and successful operations in cyberspace, it is likely that Russia’s activities in cyberspace will grow in the future. In response to that it is of great importance to strengthen awareness of threats emerging in cyberspace and possible countermeasures against them.
Ms Jurgita Jakevičiūtė
Vilnius Summer School invites experts and scientists to share their knowledge and experience in the field of cyber security with students and any other persons from abroad who might be interested in cyber security issues.
The course of Vilnius Summer School 2019 on cyber security aims to provide an opportunity to get to know more about today’s cyber security world, including emerging cyber-threats and increasing cyber-attacks. The course addresses legal, political and technical aspects of cyber security. It also gives a chance to get thorough understanding about cyber-defence and possible countermeasures, get involved into discussion about international and regional cyber security issues and strengthen awareness about existing cyber-threats.
If you wish to receive credits for attending Vilnius Summer School, you need to negotiate the amount of credits with your university.
EUR 450: Tuition fee with accommodation: 800 Eur
Tuition fee with accommodation includes complete course reading materials, accommodation and two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), student’s handbook, maps, field-trips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, dinners and other personal expenses.
Should you prefer to arrange accommodation yourself: 450 Eur
This tuition fee includes complete course reading materials, one meal per day (lunch), student’s handbook, maps, field-trips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, accommodation, dinners and other personal expenses.
The final deadline for receiving payments is 15 June 2019.
In order to guarantee their participation in Vilnius Summer School, students can also turn to their home institutions or local funding authorities. Most universities have scholarship funds to cover short summer courses connected to the student's fields of