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ITU Regional Forum on Cybersecurity for Europe and CIS 


ITU in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communication of Bulgaria, has the pleasure to invite your Administration/Organization to participate in the Regional Forum on Cybersecurity for Europe and CIS which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 23 – 25 October 2012.

The Forum, organized within the framework of the ITU-IMPACT endeavor, aims to provide a platform for cooperation, information sharing, and discussion on cybersecurity and with particular focus on CSIRT/CIRT/CERT policies, procedures, best practices, challenges and opportunities among participants from all over the Europe and CIS Region. The Forum would also contribute to previous as well as ongoing global activities related to building confidence and security in the use of ICTs (WSIS Action Line C5) and is linked to the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) and Hyderabad Action Plan Programme 2 (Cybersecurity, ICT Applications and IP-based network-related issues).

It expects to bring together CERT/CIRT practitioners, senior government officials, Cybersecurity experts, related industry players and other stakeholder groups from ICT and security sectors with the end in view of strengthening the countries' CIRTs, their cybersecurity fundamentals as well as building a network of cybersecurity experts in the region.

One important feature of the Forum is the conduct the ITU-IMPACT ALERT (Applied Learning for Emergency Response Team), on the last day of the workshop. The purpose of the ALERT, which can be seen as a simulation in a controlled environment, is to enhance the communication and participating teams’ incident response capabilities. This simulation aims to assist Member States to develop and implement operational procedures in response to various cyber incidents, and to identify future planning and process improvements. Thus, participation of your national CERT/CIRT practitioners is highly recommended.

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General Information  

Dates: 23-25 October 2012
: CERT/CIRT Practitioners, Senior Government Officials, Cybersecurity Experts, Related Industry Players, Other Stakeholder Groups from ICT and Security Sectors from Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States
Sofia, Bulgaria
Organizer: ITU in collaboration with Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communication of Bulgaria
Co-Organizer: IMPACT
Hosting Sponsors: ISOC Bulgaria, Microsoft,, Lirex

Workshop Sponsors: Kaspersky, Symantec, The Cyber Guardian, Condenomicon
Cyber Drill Sponsor: ABI Research
Focal Points:
Content Matters: Marco Obiso, Lead Coordinator for Cybersecurity, ITU
European participants: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe, ITU
- CIS participants: Orozobek Kaiykov, Head of ITU Area Office for CIS
- Local Focal Point: Julieta Tencheva, Head of International Relations, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Bulgaria

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