Today’s cyber security services protect both the networks and services from malicious attacks, but also help secure individual users on the networks. Because of the events that have been affecting our world in 2020 we have all become more digitally dependent. There has never been a more challenging time for security professionals than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, many organisations have had to adapt to remote-working, creating a range of additional security challenges and cybercrime has been capitalising also on increased homeworking.
The 2022 EaPConnect Cyber Security Workshop for security professionals took place online on 9-10 February. It was jointly organised by GRENA and the EaPConnect project team, with contributions from GÉANT and the CyberEdu project. Over 140 participants from 32 countries in Europe and Africa took part in the two-day event. The 19 speakers, including experts from academia, international research projects, the NREN community, and the Eastern Partnership countries, shared their experiences and best practices in a variety of cyber security areas.