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What elements should offensive cyber defence capabilities build on and how should they be applied? How can democratic states relate to responsibilities associated with offensive capacity? Is there a role for civil-military collaborationand public-private partnerships?

Meet AFF together with the Swedish Defence Association, Swedish Defence University and the British Embassy Stockholm.


  • Anna Wieslander, Secretary General/Moderator, Swedish Defence Association
  • Fredrik Bynander, Head of Division Centre for Societal Security, Swedish Defence College
  • Marika Erikson, PhD candidate in Military Technology and International Law, Law in the Defence College and Uppsala Univ
  • Sophie Roberts, Dr., European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
  • Patrik Sternudd, Headquarters, Swedish Armed Forces

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Sweden’s total defence concept sets out an ambition to develop a modern and efficient response to cyber threats. An adequate response to these threats demand elements of defensive as well as offensive capabilities. Most experts agree that cyber defence must become mainstream enough to be integrated into the operational planning process. After the NATO summit in Wales 2014, the member states agreed that article 5 of the NATO treaty, the corner stone of the alliance’s collective defence, should encompass cyber-attacks as well as physical aggression. With a view from Sweden and the international arena, our panellists will discuss the road ahead to a modern cyber defence.