From 1st to 5th July 2019 the annual Cyber Security Summer School took place in Estonia. The focus was on blockchain technologies and its impact on digital transformation. With experts from various sectors and establishments, Summer School gave a comprehensive overview of different aspects of blockchain technologies. There were three different subtopics which also served as the main discussion points for the summer school: (1) legal and economic considerations using blockchain, (2) applications for blockchain and (3) blockchain and cryptography. The Summer School was intended for PhD students and for young experts, who already work with blockchain.
The main aim of the Garage48 Cyber Security hackathon was to find solutions to recurring problems and challenges and to come up with completely fresh approaches which would take cybersecurity and IoT to the next level! Therefore, this October the University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science, Garage48 and Startup Estonia organized a Cyber Security hackathon, which was attended by almost 100 developers, designers, experts, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts in order to create new cyber security solutions, for the benefit of humanity. Out of 17 pitched ideas, 10 teams were formed. The winner was Pipedrive for CISO-s. Hackathons like the Cyber Security hackathon help promote local entrepreneurship, raise awareness about cybersecurity issues, bring students and professionals together and foster sustainable innovation.