Was launched the first cyber defence laboratory for training and research in Republic of Moldova

Was launched the first cyber defence laboratory for training and research in Republic of Moldova

Today, October 6, for the first time in Republic of Moldova was launched a cyber defense Laboratory for training and research at the Technical University of Moldova. It was opened at the Special Telecommunications Center initiative, under the NATO "Science for Peace and Security" (SPS) Programme, supported by the US Embassy and the Embassy of Estonia in Moldova. At the opening event haveparticipated seniors, officials, representatives of diplomatic corps, representatives of public authorities and academic framework.


At the opening ceremony, Mr Serghei Popovici, the General Director of S. E. Center of Special Telecommunications, noted the significant role of foreign partners in the opening of the first cyber-security laboratory in Moldova. "Certainly, this project will have an emphatic impact regarding the information space defense, creating capacities in response to the complex problems of cybersecurity. Thereby, through these trainings, students and IT professionals will benefit from the exchange of information in the field of cybersecurity, and the most advanced solutions", said Mr. Serghei Popovici.


The first trainings within the laboratory will be held from 10 to 22 October, for the IT specialists from public authorities like: General Prosecutor, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Defense, the Center for Combating Cyber Crimes within IGP, Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, NARECIT, e-Government Center, National Bank of Moldova and others.


At the end of the course, the participants will gain some practical skills of analysis, response, monitoring, investigating, testing and evaluation of events, alerts and security incidents, identified at the cyber infrastructure level, being able, therefor, to  manage and consolidate the planning system emergencies, including the management capabilities regarding eventual crisis cases.