Conscript geeks of estonia

Estonia Considers a Nerd Draft to Staff Cyber Army – Techland –

Cyber Defense League, a specialty military unit of IT volunteers that would help fend off similar future cyberassaults.

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The league, made up of a group of Estonian programmers, computer scientists and software engineers would be the country’s main leg of defense in the event of a second cyberwar, but an all-volunteer unit may not pack enough nerdpower for confident security. Instead, Estonian officials are considering a draft among the country’s IT work force, Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo told NPR this week. “We are thinking of introducing this conscript service, a cyber service,” Aaviksoo said. “This is an idea that we’ve been playing around [with]. We don’t have the mechanism or laws in place, but it might be one option.”

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