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iPROCEEDS-2: Workshop on drafting policies and strategies on cybersecurity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Online 3 - 4 November 2020
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iPROCEEDS-2: Workshop on drafting policies and strategies on cybersecurity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Under result 2 of the iPROCEEDS-2, Coordinated cybercrime and cybersecurity policies and strategies of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2, an online domestic workshop on drafting policies and strategies on cybersecurity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was organised on 3 – 4 November 2020.

Conducted with the aim of both assessing the recently developed framework and providing input on the content, the workshop addressed aspects such as: international standards on cybersecurity, best practices for national cybersecurity strategies, role of CERT/ CIRT in international cooperation, inter-agency cooperation and cooperation with the private sector.

The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Security, Prosecutors` Office, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Communication and Transport, representatives of the Communications Regulatory Agency, representatives of the General Secretariat of the Government of Federation of BiH and ISP representatives. Examples of good practices were shared by international experts on cybersecurity matters and representatives of the EU Agency for Cybersecurity - ENISA and the Centre for Cybersecurity from Belgium.

The workshop has had as outcome an increase in the capabilities of the national authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina to draft the national cybersecurity strategy as well as to establish a Computer Emergency /Computer Incident Response Teams at the Federation level.

The participants to the online activity have deepened their knowledge on some key areas such as the international standards on cybersecurity, challenges of NIS Directive implemented in federal states and best practices for national cybersecurity strategies. Activities meant to further develop cybersecurity policies and strategies and strengthen bridges between cybercrime and cybersecurity officials will continue to be organized under the iPROCEEDS-2 framework all throughout the year to come.