A novel initiative comprising 12 countries from the Eastern Partnership Region, South-eastern Europe and Turkey was launched today in Tbilisi, Georgia through a Cybercrime Coordination and Partnership Exercise to explore and establish closer links between professional communities of cybercrime investigators, cybersecurity players, financial intelligence/investigation officers and the private sector.
The exercise is organised by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe, through the two joint projects of European Union and the Council of Europe – Cybercrime@EAP III and iPROCEEDS – in close cooperation with Data Exchange Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, in Tbilisi, Georgia from 24 to 28 of April 2017.
The simulation exercise aims at addressing the problems of coordination and cooperation in the most practical way and will require the participants to detect cyber security incidents against critical infrastructure, apply digital forensics skills, detect and handle suspicious financial transactions and money laundering and recover data through international cooperation channels.
The action involves 50 prosecutors, cybercrime investigators, financial investigation/intelligence and cyber security specialists from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey. A multinational team of experts from France, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom, acting together with CERT.GOV.GE, are coordinating the exercise.