The 8th edition of Moldova Cyber Week, around the theme of ‘Developing a strong cybersecurity infrastructure’, took place from 25-27 November 2020, co-organised by the EU4Digital Cybersecurity East project and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The event was attended by high-ranking officials, representatives of diplomatic missions, and professionals from over 12 countries including the six Eastern Partner countries. Nearly 1300 participants watched the event online to learn more about cybersecurity infrastructure in the “new normal” era, key trends for 2020, artificial intelligence solutions, creating efficient ecosystems, regional and international cooperation in the field, but also the construction of a national cyber security capacity from the perspective of the experiences of other states.

As part of the week’s events, the Cybersecurity project delivered two webinars on 26-27 November.

The webinar on ‘incident response’ and ‘threat hunting’ focused on improving security of the enterprise. In this workshop, participants learned different aspects of incident response and threat hunting techniques, using scenarios based on real incidents. Participants had the opportunity to use different techniques, including honeypots, Suricata, wireshark and other practical tools.

The webinar on ‘Cyber Risk Management’ in the Information Age presented a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities within an organisation’s networks, systems, and data. During this webinar, practical examples were presented of how to critically analyse an organisation’s risk profile and gain the skills needed to lead a business or institution through the complexities of the cybersecurity landscape.

The EU4Digital Cybersecurity East project aims to develop technical and cooperation mechanisms that increase cybersecurity and preparedness against cyber-attacks in the Eastern Partner countries, in line with the EU standards.