Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference
A joint cooperation that gets better with age
European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG)
To serve the rule of law
The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)
Towards Global Cyber Capacity Building implementation
Improving justified trust in the internet, together
Mr. Moctar Yedaly
It is a pleasure welcoming you on behalf of the Editorial Board to this Fifth
issue of Global Cyber Expertise Magazine! A joint initiative of the Global Forum on
Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the African Union Commission (AUC), the European Union
(EU) and, the Organization of American States (OAS).
This fifth edition presents successful experiences and initiatives from the
Americas, Africa and Europe on matters related to Cyber expertise.
From the Americas, two initiatives have caught our attention. The first one
is a shining example of public private partnership between the Organization of
American States and Florida International University to support the development of
national cybersecurity workforce. The experience is being emulated by all countries
of the region to cultivate cyber talent.
The second initiative is related to the organization of Summer Bootcamps to
build capacities of States in monitoring and reacting to cyber-attacks as well as
enhancing cooperation and exchange of information among Computer Security
Incidents Response Teams (CSIRTs) in the region.
As for Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC) recently shared an
overview of the continent’s guidelines on Personal Data and Privacy Protection
which was prepared in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC). The AUC also
organized two workshops aiming at providing African Experts and Diplomats with
the appropriate knowledge to prepare and adopt National Cybersecurity Strategies
and Cyber legislations as well as the requirements for setting up and managing
The article about Europe provide an overview of the European Cybercrime
Training and Education Group (ECTEG) capacity building programs on computer
crime investigations. The programs target mainly enhancing the capacities and
effectiveness of law enforcement authorities of the Euro zone for better serving the
rule of law.
From the Asia and Pacific region, the Editorial Board selected an article
with an analysis of the 2017 Cyber Maturity report wherein huge disparities on
Cybersecurity readiness existed among the countries in the region.
Regarding international cooperation efforts to combat cybercrime, the
Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) introduced the 6th edition of
the Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference to be held in this year Singapore
which aims at expanding opportunities for cross-border partnerships in fighting
cybercrime. The Editorial Board could not miss the opportunity to mention the adoption
of the Delhi Communiqué following which the GFCE community agreed on
five priorities and actions to strengthen global cyber capacities and enhance
multistakeholder cyber dialogues.
We hope you will enjoy the fifth edition of the Global Cyber Expertise Magazine
and we look forward to receiving your feedback and comments.
On behalf of the Editorial Board.
Manon van Tienhoven (GFCE)
Belisario Contreras (OAS)
Panagiota-Nayia Barmpaliou (EU)
Souhila Amazouz (AU)
Artwork & design
Ivonne Vivanco (OAS)
Chief editor (rotating)
Souhila Amazouz (AUC)
African Union, www.au.int, contact @africa-union.org, @_AfricanUnion
European Union, www.europa.eu, SECPOLfirstname.lastname@example.org, @EU_Commission
Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, www.thegfce.com, email@example.com, #thegfce
Organization of American States, www.oas.org/cyber, firstname.lastname@example.org, @OEA_Cyber
The opinions expressed in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of te AU, EU, GFCE or OAS or the countries they comprise of.