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Cyber Security at the Stockholm Internet Forum

The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht, attended the Stockholm Internet Forum 18-19 April.

Published on April 19, 2012

Professor Udo Helmbrecht and Mr Carl Bildt

The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht, attended the Stockholm Internet Forum and discussed cyber security issues with prominent delegates from all over the world, including Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Carl Bildt and Minister for Information Technology and Energy, Mrs AnnaKarin Hatt. The conference looked at Internet freedom for global development, including the dimension of cyber security.

ENISA’s Executive Director, Professor Helmbrecht commented:

“Security and firewalls are vital to protect the digital society's economy, but at the same time we must be aware of the potential ‘dual use’ of security systems: they should not be misused as a barrier to development through freedom online. Therefore, an accurate  knowledge of security’s importance as a prerequisite stepping stone must be spread, and built in from the start by all positive actors to prevent any misuse.”

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