The Slovak 2019 OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Mission to Montenegro organised a two-day seminar on cyber/ICT security and use of the Internet for terrorist and organized crime purposes on 3 and 4 April 2019 in Podgorica.
Experts from Slovakia and the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threat Department in Vienna took part in the event. They exchanged experiences and know-how with 32 participants, including seven women, from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Public Administration, Justice, Army, Agency for National Security, Agency for Personal Data Protection and Police Directorate.
The seminar reflects one of the priorities of the OSCE Slovak Chairmanship to address the negative consequences of rapid technological change and build on existing commitments by promoting dialogue and exchange of expertise on cyber/ICT security.
The seminar also familiarized participants with OSCE cyber/ICT confidence-building measures that aim to reduce tensions and risks of conflict stemming from the use of information and communication technologies. It further focused on education and early recognition of radicalization and violent extremism which leads to terrorism; the impact of the internet on investigations and intelligence-gathering from a policing point of view; digital forensic evidence; the use of internet for terrorist purposes and how responding to threats on cyber related incidents.