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RIA will train information security experts from South America

Picture from the training30.4.2015

This week, Information System Authority (RIA) held a training course in Tallinn for information security experts from Costa Rica, Guyana, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay.

The training focused on building incident management units and teaching the management of their everyday work. Organisation of national cyber security and organisational structure, creation of regulations, cybercrime and topics of enforcement were also touched upon and experience with holding cyber trainings were shared.

“We are pleased that we are able to share our knowledge with states of great geographical distance as well. Our progress is known and our experience is valued. Such a partnership will help to increase Estonian cyber security in turn,” says Liina Areng, the Head of International Relations at RIA.

According to her, the cooperation will help to develop the cyber security of the states on the American continent and support the development of e-governance in these states. It will also help to strengthen the global image of Estonia as an open and innovative state.

In addition to RIA’s lecturers, experts from the Ministry of Justice, the Police and Border Guard Board, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the embassy of the United States of America, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Cyber Defence Unit of the Defence League, Tallinn University of Technology, e-Estonia Showroom and Innovation and Business Centre Mektory also took to stage with their presentations.

The training event took place within the cooperation framework of the Organization of American States, in which Estonia acts as an observer state. Last year, State Information System concluded a cooperation agreement with OAS, based on which, RIA offers its knowledge and experience in promoting cyber security of the states on the American continent. In the previous year, RIA’s experts attended several training missions of OAS, which were aimed at building the cyber-security capacity of their target countries.

Topic: Cyber Security, RIA

Added 04.05.2015

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