Cybercrime in Cyprus and Beyond
On June 27, 2016, the final conference of the project 3CE entitled “Cybercrime in Cyprus and Beyond” was organised in Limassol. The conference which signalled the completion of the project aimed at sharing with the public the results that the project had produced during its two year duration under the grant received from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union. Representatives from the Cyber Crime Centres of Greece, Spain and Lithuania were invited to share their experiences and achievements with the participants and reflect on sustainability measures which could evidently allow the continuation of the activities of the Centres after the end of the EU financial assistance.
More than 120 professionals from the banking and accounting sector attended the conference confirming the necessity of raising awareness about cybercrime identification and prevention among the industry sector in Cyprus. This necessity was identified at the first stages of the 3CE project given the rapid increase of cybercrime incidents and attacks against companies in Cyprus. For this reason, the final conference aimed at presenting the latest cybercrime trends while allowing the participants to explore simple safety measures which could enhance their online privacy and security and thus mitigating the risk of cyberattacks against their companies. To effectively respond to this need, two local representatives from the information security sector cordially accepted the invitation from the 3CE consortium to provide an overview of the most significant cyber threats affecting the infrastructure and reputation of companies while illustrating a list of security measures to enhance the protection of their corporate data.