Cybersecurity in Europe's digital future highlighted at Digital Expo in Tallinn

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-01 00:15:23|Editor: Yurou
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Two men check package delivering robots at the Digital Expo during the EU Digital Summit in Tallinn, Estonia, Sept. 29, 2017. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov)

TALLINN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua)-- The Digital Expo, held during the Tallinn Digital Summit, has highlighted the importance of cybersecurity in Europe's efforts to realize its digital future.

Along with e-governance and 5G, cybersecurity has become a key word of the expo.

"E-governance will not work unless people have trust in e-services and digital devices. So we need to strengthen cyber security. The safety can only be achieved if we safeguard European cyber security as a whole," said Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas.

Many exhibitors hold similar points of view. Arne Ansper, development manager from Cybernetica, told Xinhua that people would accept the eID and e-signature gradually as their trust in digital devices was build step by step.

The manager said cyber security is a global issue and the goal of fighting against cybercrime can be better achieved through cooperation.

The EU estimated that more than 1 million people become victims of cybercrime per day and the cost of cybercrime is between 500 billion euros (591 billion U.S. dollars) and 3 trillion euros (3.5 trillion U.S. dollars) every year.

And official figures also show that about 50 percent businesses in the EU have suffered a cyber attack.

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