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Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist visited TechNet conference


Cyber capabilities in hybrid warfare scenarios were the theme of the TechNet Europe 2017 conference in Upplands Väsby outside Stockholm 10th of October. Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist visited the conference and held an opening speech.

Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist
Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist spoke at the AFCEA Europe event TechNet 2017. Photo: Annelie Gregor/Regeringskansliet

The conference in Upplands Väsby was organised by AFCEA Europe. With the increasing tensions in the European area, civil-military cooperation is more important than ever. This emphasises the need for an appropriate civil-military cooperation to master any rapid and antagonistic development.

Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist mentioned in his opening speech, how Swedish authorities, Swedish industry and critical infrastructure are exposed to cyber threats. Hultqvist also raised the question of how international law deals with increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks targeting states and how these attacks can be addressed.