Seminar: Cyber security essentials training: from individual to global threats and solutions

The Romanian Center for European Policies and the Center for Criminal Justice and Security Studies (CJS) organized on November, 27th, an online seminar on cyber hygiene rules, cyber security and secure communication. The initiative brought together civic activists, human rights defenders, NGOs representatives and journalists from the Black Sea region, mainly from Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.

The event tackled cyber concepts that can interfere in the policy work of the participants, be it in the context of foreign policy, international security, electoral processes, women’s rights, or combating hate speech and disinformation. It included a hands on training session on the risks on data and devices in cyberspace, the most common types of attacks and, most important, how to protect against these by using anonymizing methods, encryption and secure applications.

The seminar was delivered by Roxana Albisteanu, Cybersecurity Compliance Global Counsel, UiPath, Catalin Patrascu, Cybersecurity Architect, NTT Data, and Catalin Cosoi, Chief Security Strategist, Bitdefender.

This event is part of the project Fostering cooperation in the Black Sea Region: Setting up a transnational civic situation room, supported by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.