Lithuania joins cyber security race

  • 2014-06-10
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

The Lithuanian government is considering establishing the Cyber Security Center, responsible for prevention of cyber attacks and assistance to those already affected by attacks, reports ELTA.

The center is expected to be operational in 2015. "We would like the draft law to pass this session under which the center would be launched on January 1, 2015," Olekas said.

According to the minister, the center "will be engaged in prevention of attacks and assistance or solutions after they occur."

The issue related to personnel is being considered. Olekas said that several dozen specialists should work at the center, mostly from already operational institutions. The amount needed to get it up and running will be around 16-18 million litas (4.6-5.2 million euros).

The founding of the center will be further considered by the government next week.