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Cyber NEEDS and development: identifying the needs of Networks Enhancing the Economy, Development and Security (NEEDS)

23 February 2015

On the 23-24 February 2015, the EUISS and the European Commission DG International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) organised the international conference on cyber capacity building in Brussels. Brussels-based and international experts and officials were invited to engage in a debate on cyber capacity building to promote further economic growth and social development. The conference provided a comprehensive analysis of the needs and challenges in the areas of cybercrime and justice, protection and resilience of critical infrastructure, and resilient e-development. It emphasised in particular the importance of stakeholders’ needs assessment on multiple levels: the national, institutional and organisational, as well as in human resources and technical expertise.