The programme to support the fight against terrorism in Lebanon has organised training in risk assessment relating to cybersecurity
Digitalisation has made the internet ubiquitous. More connectivity means a great risk of cybercrime. Cybersecurity laws and strategies are necessary to protect against online crime.
Lebanon must, therefore, strengthen its legal framework regarding cybersecurity and cybercrime. The country recently approved a Cybersecurity Strategy with support from the European Union. The ACT for Lebanon Security cooperation project is also working in this area to combat terrorism for security in Lebanon, it is led by FIIAPP and CIVIPOL is a participant.
This European Union-funded project has provided a course on cybersecurity risk assessment to staff at several Lebanese institutions including the Ministries of Telecommunications and the Economy, security agencies, and several universities. After the theoretical training, during the next two months the participants will carry out studies on the risk to cybersecurity in their respective institutions.
To ensure that the training covers real needs and threats, the project will organise a drill with a coordinated response to a cyber terrorist attack against critical infrastructure, to be identified jointly with the local authorities.
This activity is part of the project’s work to support the development of a national Lebanese response to cybercrime, which enables the country to react to the threats of terrorism and organised crime, and to increase its resistance to cyber risks.