The Republic of Moldova is aligning itself with the countries of the world that are consolidating their security norms and measures, in order to combat the growing threat posed by cyber attacks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, between November 25-27, in Chisinau will be organized the annual conference dedicated to cyber security “Moldova Cyber Week 2020”, entitled “Development of a strong cybersecurity infrastructure in the new normal conditions.” The online event is a discussion platform for local and international specialists in the field, offering numerous opportunities for knowledge, exchange of ideas and experiences, successful collaborations, to identify innovative and effective solutions that could be integrated into local and global strategies. Technical University of Moldova (TUM) with the support of the International Union for Communications and the Council of Europe.
Serghei Popovici, STISC director : “We are facing a pandemic not only in the field of health, but also in the online space. Almost all countries in the world have witnessed an increased number of cyber attacks, which are even more complex compared to the previous year. As attempts are made to secure infrastructure, cybercriminals are finding new ways to bypass system and network security filters. Thus, cyber security is back on the agenda as a priority topic, because it is an essential factor to support the trust of citizens, protect business, but also maintain the digital security of our country in general. It is important to take concrete action to stop current cyber threats, but also to identify new opportunities to prevent potential attacks.
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Viorel Bostan, Rector of the Technical University of Moldova: “Cyber security can be considered as an opportunity for universities, as it is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. Respectively, and the demand for qualified specialists in this field increases in direct proportion. Moldova Cyber Week is the platform that connects us to the private sector, which allows us to better understand the needs and expectations of industries. It is very important for us to train specialists who meet the requirements of the labor market and to get involved together with the industry in research and development projects, in order to have more well-trained specialists in the field. ”