The Baltics’ reputation for being in the vanguard of the fight against cyber-crime has been further enhanced at a conference that took place just outside the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius from Nov 20-22.
Delegates attending the Third European Network and Information Security Conference discussed a wide range of cyber-security issues including how to combat email spam, prevent illegal content such as child pornography and how to react to ‘cyber-attacks’ like those launched against Estonian websites and computer systems in April and May 2007.
The keynote speech was given by Andrea Pirotti, Executive Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). “Lithuania is one of several European Union member states that put a lot of effort into the field of security issues,” Pirotti told delegates.
But the most startling speech was given by Alexander Ntoko, Head of Corporate Strategy at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He suggested that virtual attacks may soon turn into real-life, physical attacks by means of robots controlled via the Internet.
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