Cybersecurity is critical to both prosperity and security. As our daily lives and economies increasingly rely on digital technologies, we become more and more exposed to malicious cyber-attacks. These are spreading in terms of who is involved and what they seek to achieve. Harmful and hostile cyber activities have both criminal and political motivations, threatening our economies, democratic freedoms and values; thus, the vulnerability of evolving economic and public infrastructure has been put into focus. Cybercrime policies and, in general, criminal justice action in cyberspace are crucial pillars of ensuring security in cyberspace.
Moldova has employed a hybrid approach to cybersecurity and cybercrime policies over the years, with cybercrime and in particular implementation of the Budapest Convention being an integral part of the cybersecurity policies. Therefore, the workshop organized on 19 March 2021 under joint efforts of the CyberEast and Cybersecurity EAST projects funded by the EU facilitated discussion with national counterparts on the progress so far and further plans with regard to cybersecurity and cybercrime policies. The projects in question are ready to support the Moldovan authorities in the implementation process of strategy and action plan with specific activities planned together with national counterparts.