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Lithuania and Georgia join efforts to respond cyber attacks

President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Salome Zurabichvili, President of Georgia, visited the National Cyber Security Center under the Ministry of Defense.

A joint declaration of intent on cooperation in cyber security was signed during the visit. Bilateral document envisages that Lithuania and Georgia will cooperate to exchange experience as well as information about cyber threats and incidents, organize joint cyber security exercises, and collaborate with regional cyber defense center to be set up in Kaunas.

According to the President, no borders can stop cyber attacks. Last year, Lithuania faced over 55 thousand cyber attacks aimed at paralyzing the work of public authorities, energy, finance, and transportation sectors. The number of attacks grows annually.

According to the President, Lithuania which is constantly in the direct line of hybrid threats made timely and effective decisions and adopted all the necessary laws, merged public and private efforts in cyber security and according to the National Cyber Security Index is now considered as one of the most cyber secure countries.

Lithuania also assumes leadership in strengthening cyber security at the regional and the EU level and cooperates with the US on setting up a cyber security center in Kaunas. Lithuania takes part in the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in security and defense and leads the EU project aimed at establishing cyber rapid response teams.

 

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