Workshop on Strengthening Cooperation of European Network Centres of Excellence in Cybercrime

to be held in conjunction with the ARES EU Projects Symposium 2016, held at the 11th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2016 –

August 31 – September 2, 2016
Salzburg, Austria

Over the past few years we have witnessed the creation of several national CoE in the area of cybercrime all over. Today there exist more than 10 CoE operating all over Europe and despite some of the CoE great achievements most of them have been operating mainly in isolation of each other, they have different goals and may frequently result in duplication of effort.

Organizations such as Directorate General on Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission, FRONTEX, EUROPOL, European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (E.C.T.E.G.), INTERPOL, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS) and industry clusters would like to collaborate with the European Network and speed-up development by bridging the resources and using the European Network as a communications, distribution & dissemination channel. However, lack of visible agreement and commitment among the CoE and the current virtual nature of the European Network limits a lot the possibilities to go into any kind of mutual, long-term agreement.

Considering the situation described and seeking to identify the means to increase cooperation, best national practices, problematic areas and possible solutions, the following key areas would be discussed in the workshop:

  1. means aimed to create and increase international cooperation between national CoE (intended to implement and/or already implemented) and separate collaborating entities
  2. best practices concerning CoE operation and management that all members of the European Network could follow
  3. training programs that could potentially be offered to law enforcement agencies with regard to functioning of the European Network of CoE
Project Abstract

The ambition of the SENTER project is to create a single point of reference for EU national cybercrime Centres of Excellence (hereinafter – CoE) and develop further the European Network of national CoE into well-defined and well-functioning community.

List of Workshop Topics:
Skill matrix for cybercrime domain and training models
Network external partnerships, alignment of roadmaps
Network special interest groups & areas addressed
Network business model & quality standard
Certification & cross-EU standards
Virtual centre of excellence
Workshop Chairs

Simas Grigonis 
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Evaldas Bružė
Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education, Lithuania

Egidija Veršinskienė
Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education, Lithuania