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Regional Cybersecurity Summit in Bucharest on May 11-13

* 17 Central and South-East European states, members or non-members of the EU and NATO, are invited to attend the event

 

On May 11-13, the Ministry for Informational Society along with the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy’s Commercial Service will organize a Regional Cybersecurity Summit at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest.

17 Central and South-East European states, members or non-members of the EU and NATO, are invited to attend the event, to present their cybersecurity policies and to tackle issues such as cyber threats and vulnerabilities, to try to identify opportunities for international and regional collaboration as well as to exchange good practices in this domain.

The summit will bring together companies and government officials, public and private sector cybersecurity specialists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, United States of America and Romania.

The talks and meetings will span three days, enjoying the presence of Romanian Premier Victor Ponta and US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews.

At the same time, the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy’s Commercial Service are organizing a trade mission in Bucharest in order to present the latest solutions that American companies can offer in this domain. Summit participants will have the possibility to engage in bilateral talks with cybersecurity experts and leaders of the companies represented.

 

PM Ponta meets US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson, discussions tackle the Regional Cyber Security Summit

 

Prime Minister Victor Ponta at the Victoria Palace on Thursday met with US Embassy in Bucharest Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson (photo), governmental sources having pointed out for Agerpres that the discussion tackled the Regional Cyber Security Summit to be held next week in Romania.

The two officials talked about the same topic on Wednesday, in a meeting at the Palace of Parliament.

“We have talked about the Cyber Security conference. That is all,” Ponta said after he came out of Deputies’ Chamber Speaker Valeriu Zgonea’s office, where the head of Government met Dean Thompson.

A meeting on regional cyber security, with the participation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, other ministers and approximately 300 people operating in the cyber security area, from Romania and other countries in the region, will be carried out on Monday and Tuesday at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest.

According to an internal memorandum approved on Wednesday by the Standing Bureau of the Deputies’ Chamber, the organisers of the “Regional Cyber Security Summit” asked for a few halls to be made available for the event at the Parliament Palace, free of charge.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta, US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews will be delivering speeches in the event, among others.

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