E-Governance and National Cyber Security

E-Governance and National Cyber Security

Raul Rikk

Head of National Cyber Security Domain, e-Governance Academy (Tallinn, Estonia)


E-governance is an important part of country’s development, beneficial to the people, business and country itself. E-Government can help the country to confront the challenges and improve overall governance, forward the reform agenda and give a competitive advantage to those who use it.

Cyber-security that is closely connected to E-governance and ICT development is one of the key factors of successful implementation and functioning of e-governance and national security.


The module provides understanding and knowledge on information society, e-governance, cyber threats and national cyber security.

Expected result

Upon completion of this course, participants should be familiar with the important aspects of information society and its development:

  • How to understand the main terms and principles of information society and e-governance?
  • How societies could benefit from digital development and e-services?
  • How does the Internet work and how is it governed?
  • What are the tools for measurement of information society development?

Also, participants will understand the cyber security aspects of national security:

  • What are the major cyber threats and incidents in recent years?
  • What are the motivations behind cyber-attacks and who are the actors?
  • How countries ensure national cyber security?
  • What are the tools to measure national cyber security capacity?
  • What are the cyber-security challenges in the international context?


Course is composed of 4 interactive sessions. Each session is three hours long with fifteen minutes break in-between. The module includes case studies.

Lecture 1,2 Information Society and e-Governance
Lecture 3,4 National Cyber Security

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