EU CyberNet Missions 2023

In 2023, EU CyberNet took action around the world and delivered an incredible amount of missions throughout the year.

Here is a brief overview of all the most important actions which we organised or were involved in with the contribution of EU CyberNet experts and partners.

January 2023

  • Technical training on incident response and OSINT, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Women in CyberTech seminar, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

February 2023

  • Cyber Project Community Meeting, 📍Online

March 2023

  • CCB Training for EU Delegations in Sub-Saharan Africa, 📍Pretoria, South Africa
  • TAIEX INTPA workshop on Strategic Cybersecurity, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • EU-LAC Digital Alliance launch, 📍Bogota, Colombia
  • Inauguration of LAC4 by Josep Borrell,📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
May 2023
  • TAIEX workshop for the Israeli National Cyber Directorate INCD, 📍Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Information security for Public Officials Workshop Series, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Cyber 9/12 policy competition @LAC4, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Workshop at CyCon 2023 “Lessons from Cyber Capacity Building – how to make a difference in preventing and combating cyber-attacks”, 📍Tallinn, Estonia

June 2023

  • Cyber Project Community meeting, 📍Brussels, Belgium
  • CCB Training for EU Delegations in Asia-Pacific, 📍Bangkok, Thailand
  • ITU Cyberdrill for Americas, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • National Cybersecurity Strategy development workshop for Brazil, 📍Online
  • Infosec training for CISOs, 📍San José, Costa Rica
  • Infosec training for CISOs, 📍Brasília, Brazil

July 2023

  • Cyberdiplomacy training, 📍Chile
  • GLACY+ Project Advisory Mission on Search, Seizure and Confiscation of Online Crime Proceeds, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Cybercrime and Human Trafficking seminar, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

August 2023

  • EUCN Expert Summer School ‘Design and Execution of Cyber Security Table-Top Exercises, 📍Brno, Czechia
  • Southern Cone Regional Cybersecurity Exercise, 📍Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Andean Region Cybersecurity Exercise, 📍Peru

September 2023

  • National Cybersecurity Strategy seminar for Uruguay, 📍Online
  • Information Security training, 📍Veracruz, Mexico

October 2023

  • LAC CCB Roundtable with LAC Embassies, 📍Brussels, Belgium
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Day for the Commission Services and EEAS, 📍Brussels, Belgium
  • Stakeholder Community Day, 📍Brussels, Belgium
  • Cybersecurity of Disruptive Technologies, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

November 2023

  • CyberWeek @LAC4, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • +0ct0b3rf35t @LAC4, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B), 📍Ghana
  • Basic CSIRT Training for the Brazilian Cyber Incident Treatment and Response Center, 📍Online
  • Disinformation Training Programme, 📍Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Cyber awareness seminar in the Spanish Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica 100 anniversary conference, 

December 2023

  • OAS national cybersecurity strategy implementation workshop,📍Barbados
  • Octopus Conference 2023,📍 Bukarest, Romania

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