The workshop will help educate young scientists and engineers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, including specialists from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Attracting almost 50 participants from NATO and partner countries, the event aims to strengthen the cyber networks of the educational and scientific communities in the CIS region. Eleven lecturers have come from universities in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, the United States and Russia, as well as CISCO Systems and Hewlett Packard.
Participants are learning from international experts, networking among peers from NATO and Partner countries, and brainstorming on ways to store and disseminate information on the latest technical developments.
Four major topics are being covered: laws and ethics, specification of the needs of CIS countries, existing technical solutions and advanced architectures.
This event follows up on two previous events, also funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme: “Secure Telematic Applications for National Scale Projects” organized in Belarus in 2006 and “Cyber Terrorism: Prevention and Protection” in Moldova in 2009.
Representatives from the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Commission are also attending.
For more information, visit www.nato.int/science (see “Calendar” for organisers’ contact details).