September 22, 2021
The International Cybersecurity Forum
), held in Lille on 7-9 September 2021 gathered stakeholders from the private and the public sector to encourage state of the art knowledge sharing and know-how to dismantle and counterattack cybercrime networks and prevent outbreaks. Various companies show cased the latest simulation, prevention and detection solutions, equipment and techniques. TRA QoS, Type Approval and Standards Manager
, and member of the National Committee for Cybersecurity Eng. Said Haidar
participated in the forum along with the Lebanese delegation by invitation from the FIIAPP, within the framework of the "Advance Counter Terrorism for Lebanon Security – ACT" Project
Bilateral meetings discussed currently adopted cybersecurity solutions by European stakeholders that can be applied in Lebanon. Seminars and closed workshops exposed counterattack simulation tools, best practice, strategies and techniques. Case studies from public and private concerned parties presented cyberattacks and cyberthreads trends and the strategies to counter attack them with an emphasis on the importance of the collaboration between the different agencies as well as between public and private stakeholders. Case studies and discussions also revealed the importance of regional and international coordination and collaboration to dismantle highly organized cyberterrorism and cybercriminal networks and activities.
Further to the event, Eng. Said Haidar stated: "The cooperation and coordination efforts is a must between all stakeholders to efficiently fight cybercrime. European agencies harmonized their efforts to dismantle cybercrime organizations and we should learn from them."
He added: “Institutions such as CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) and the SOCs (Security Operation Center) have a critical role to play to fight cybercrime and protect the infrastructure".
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