WB PaCT and iPROCEEDS-2 projects deliver training on cyber-attacks to Western Balkans beneficiaries

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WB PaCT and iPROCEEDS-2 projects deliver training on cyber-attacks to Western Balkans beneficiaries
14 July 2022

The CEPOL WB PaCT project, in partnership with iPROCEEDS-2, the joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, organised an on-site training course on interagency and international cooperation on cyber-attacks to enhance the knowledge of the beneficiaries from the Western Balkans. The activity took place on 4-8 July in Bucharest, Romania.

The course benefited from the participation of a large community of 32 law enforcement officials, prosecutors, investigators from the police, border police, customs officers and members of the Computer Emergency Response Teams fighting cyber-attacks and cybercrime from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

The training enhanced the knowledge of the participants on the most common forms of cyber-attacks and the role of international cooperation in undertaking a successful cyber investigation. It also offered insights on the collection, evaluation, collation, analysis and distribution of information from online sources. The trainers, with backgrounds in the police and private sector, shared up-to-date knowledge and experiences with the participants. The course also allowed attendees to reflect on their recent experiences and lessons learnt, as well as to discuss the challenges they are facing.

During the evaluation of the course, a participant highlighted:

“In the past years, cyber-attacks have become increasingly prevalent among government entities and private companies. These can severely impact business processes and leave organisations without the data they need in order to operate. To respond effectively to these threats, cooperation between law enforcement agencies through enhanced information sharing and public-private partnerships is crucial. This course is very important for me and the other participants, who in our daily jobs come across different obstacles due to ever-changing technology. In addition to the knowledge and experiences shared by the trainers, establishing connections with fellow colleagues from different authorities was a great advantage of the course.”

The training course was supported with technical equipment from the “Alexandru loan Cuza” Police Academy, Bucharest.

About WB PaCT and iPROCEEDS-2

The mutual goal of the two projects is to build capacities of their Western Balkans beneficiaries to fight cybercrime and cyber-attacks. More information about the WB PaCT project is available here, while you can find out more about iPROCEEDS-2 by visiting this link.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and it is in line with the UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

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