The Information Technology and Cyber Security Service, in collaboration with the Technical University of Moldova, organized an external training, in which over 50 employees of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure were informed about cyber security risks and planning.
As trainers, Natalia SPÎNU, head of the Cyber Incident Response Center from STISC, and Dinu Țurcanu, UTM vice-rector for Informatization, Partnerships, Institutional Image and Communication, highlighted the latest trends in the cyber environment and the most common information threats.
Given that most cyber attacks are the product of human error, employees learn to understand system vulnerabilities and threats for internal work operations and procedures. The first step in this regard concerns the creation of an effective cyber security management system, as well as awareness of the risks related to cyber security.
“Through this training we tend to contribute to reducing security risks,” said Natalia SPÎNU, head of the Cyber Incident Response Center within STISC.
“The human factor can cause a technology failure if users make the wrong decisions either through ignorance or neglect. If one of the employees is more curious or gullible, it can become a risk factor or even a crucial vulnerability for the safety of the organization / company. In order to avoid these situations, you must turn your employees into cyber security experts, and training in this area is very important ”, mentioned the vice rector of UTM, Dinu ȚURCANU.
The purpose of the training was to inform users about the minimum requirements of cyber security in order to minimize the number of unintended errors and IT vulnerabilities. The participants benefited from Security tips and recommendations, so that they can ensure the protection of their confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information resources they operate with.
This training is part of the European Cyber Security Month, marked annually in October.