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Security and fraud detection

Preventing cyber-fraud has received notable attention in the information society during recent years. In Estonia, ID-card and e-Services infrastructure architectures have been created; also banks have actively raised awareness of potential cyber-fraud among citizens. Due to high-tech solutions for preventing fraud and cyber attacks via e-Banking, the usage of e-Banking in Estonia has become very trustworthy.

Estonia has also focused on the availability of education on cyber security, and the Tallinn University of Technology together with the University of Tartu is now offering a master's degree program in cyber security, providing excellent opportunities for companies to gain highly educated workers.

The fact that NATO's and Skype's security teams are located in Estonia is a clear indication that Estonia has the capabilities of offering world-class knowledge and people to compete with the new era of growing cyber risks.

Growth areas

  • Cyber security centers in Estonia

  • Security software development

  • Defence software and systems integration

  • Mobile security

  • Wireless security

 

Strenghts of Estonian ICT labour pool

  • Innovative talent pool: Estonia has long enjoyed an international reputation for technical expertise, coupled with innovation.

  • Deep supply of all experience levels:  Estonia offers an incredibly rich variety of ICT skills, to accommodate applications that are being developed and those that are being maintained.

  • Age profile assures long-term supply of talent: The proportionally high level of young workers within ICT suggests that it remains an attractive long-term proposition for local talent supply. This is supported to some extent by the emergence of more niche oriented specialisms, such as gaming.

  • High levels of education: ICT has a higher than average degree/post graduate education level, which will bode well for future co-operative ventures, perhaps encompassing Engineering.

  • Multi-skilled workforce: Estonian ICT professionals can already meet skills demand for "hot" sectors such as green initiatives and renewable energy.

  • Foreign language ability: Estonia can operate as a global hub, supported by foreign language ability within its ICT sector.  English represents one of the four most highly spoken languages amongst the ICT workforce.

e-Services

Investment in cutting edge ICT infrastructure and security, world first in adoption of  e-services and a proven, world-class, multi-lingual  ICT talent pool have established Estonia as one of the best new locations in the European Union and worldwide for  developing, testing, implementing and supporting  ICT services. Estonia offers distinctive possibilities and opportunities for ICT services.

  • In 2007, Estonia held the world's first parliamentary elections via the Internet.

  • In Estonia, the exchange of patient records is about six times higher than in other countries, reflecting a more advanced e-Health system.

  • 95% of Estonian citizens use e-Tax Board to compile and submit tax declarations.

  • Estonian companies have developed one of the most advanced mobile parking systems in the world and have exported it successfully to a number of European countries.

  • The Republic of Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency — a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location-independent business online. e-Residency additionally enables secure and convenient digital services that facilitate credibility and trust online.

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اس ام اس اشپزیEstonian e-Banking services are among the most advanced in the world, providing information and transaction opportunities in every possible way, not to mention m-Banking services through mobile ID. The second broad industry in e-Services that is well-established is public sector e-Services. A number of public services have been built into extensive e-platforms; some examples are e-Government, e-Tax Board, e-University and e-Health. The success of Estonian e-Services has gained recognition and popularity on the worldwide level.


Investment opportunities

  • e-Medicine (also e-Pharmacy, e-Recipies, etc)

  • Everyday e-services (e.g. e-Translation, e-Banking, etc)

  • m-Payments using the mobile device as a debit/credit payment card

  • e-Government - public services


Why Estonia?

  • Innovative talent pool: Estonia has long enjoyed an international reputation for technical expertise, coupled with innovation.

  • Deep supply of all experience levels:  Estonia offers an incredibly rich variety of ICT skills, to accommodate applications that are being developed and those that are being maintained.

  • Age profile assures long-term supply of talent: The proportionally high level of young workers within ICT suggests that it remains an attractive long-term proposition for local talent supply. This is supported to some extent by the emergence of more niche oriented specialisms, such as gaming.

  • High levels of education: ICT has a higher than average degree/post graduate education level, which will bode well for future co-operative ventures, perhaps encompassing Engineering.

  • Multi-skilled workforce: Estonian ICT professionals can already meet skills demand for "hot" sectors such as green initiatives and renewable energy.

  • Foreign language ability: Estonia can operate as a global hub, supported by foreign language ability within its ICT sector.  English represents one of the four most highly spoken languages amongst the ICT workforce.

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