Väino Reinart, National Post, October 22, 2009
The cyber attacks carried out against Estonia in the spring of 2007 served as a wake-up call about the potential damage that a large scale cyber attack can have on a highly wired country.
Estonia is a small nation that can't afford a large, complex government. Instead, we use IT to run our affairs. Ninety-eight percent of all bank transactions here are made electronically via the Internet. Estonians can vote online in local and national elections. More than 90% of taxes are filed electronically. And the Estonian government is paperless. All official documents are produced, adopted and published electronically.
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Lessons from Estonia: Protecting the West from a computer attack