Georgia, Lithuania to exchange information on cyber threats

  • 2019-03-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania and Georgia plan to cooperate in the area of cyber security by sharing experience and exchanging information about threats and incidents, under a bilateral declaration of intent signed by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and visiting Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili during their visit to the National Cyber Security Center in Vilnius.

In the declaration, Lithuania and Georgia pledge to hold joint cyber security training and cooperate within the regional cyber security center being established in Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas.

Grybauskaite was quoted as saying in a statement issued by her press service that Lithuania is taken up leadership in bolstering cyber security at the regional and EU level and is establishing the regional cyber security center in cooperation with the United States, is also taking part in the PESCO program and is leading the project on the creation of the EU Cyber Rapid Response Force.

Over 55,000 cyber attacks were recorded in Lithuania last year, aimed at paralyzing the sectors of states institutions, energy, finance and transport.