The program was interactive and included several workshops. Matjaž Mravljak, Director of the URSIV Information Security Inspection, presented the essential prerequisites for raising the level of cybersecurity in critical infrastructure and government bodies, the role and responsibilities of security officers information, the measures necessary to raise the level of cybersecurity and the documentation that supports efficient processes.
Next, representatives from ECSO as well as Slovenian and French companies presented various aspects of cybersecurity, including how artificial intelligence is changing the cybersecurity landscape, how AI-based security solutions help organizations detect and respond to cyber threats, and post-what quantum cryptography is and why it matters.
Participants also discovered the obligations arising from the European NIS2 directive and how to prepare effectively for it. The CISO of a large energy company gave a presentation on the biggest cybersecurity threats, followed by contributions on the different tools and approaches that can be used to counter them. The Slovenian Embassy in Podgorica organized a reception during which Slovenian Ambassador Bernarda Gradišnik addressed the participants.
The workshops focused a lot on group work and building a network of experts, which will be beneficial for their future work. Organizational support for the training was provided by the Center for European Perspectives (CEP) and the workshops took place at the University of Montenegro.
The final certificates were awarded by Dušan Polović, Director General of the Directorate of Infrastructure and Information Security, Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro, Danilo Brajović of the Directorate General of NATO and Security Policy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Cédric Grousset, Project Manager – Director of WB3C Studies, and Ivana Boštjančič Pulko, Head of the International Affairs Division of URSIV, who designed the training program.