"We are happy, as a University, that within the project, we have gathered in one place extensive expertise from various institutions, public and academic, the private sector, as well as the civil sector. These institutions are and will increasingly be the object of potential cyber-attacks", said, among other things, in his speech, the Rector of South East European University, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, who thanked the participants for their contribution to this very challenging and current topic.
On behalf of the US Embassy, the attendees were addressed by Marelene Nice, from the Office of Public Affairs, who emphasized the support and assistance that the US provides in overcoming cyber challenges for the countries of the Western Balkans.
"South East European University and the US Embassy have a long history of cooperation. What we have built here as a form of cooperation represents the best case, especially the connections created between this University and Indiana University. Also, as I am informed, SEEU is home to the largest number of Alumni from American universities realized through exchange programs” said, among other things Ms. Marlene Nice.
"Until now, very little has been invested in the development of expertise in the IT sector and today the experts in this sector will be trained on the challenges of cyber-attacks and if they occur, how to face them and find solutions", said the Pro-rector for Academic Planning and Digitization, as well as project leader, Prof. Dr. Adrian Besimi.
The training took place in three working sessions on the topics: Government challenges, Cooperation between different sectors and Case studies from companies.