KTU Scientists Will Fight Cyber Crime

Important | 2014-10-08

To prevent growing of cyber crime Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) together with partners will establish Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research & Education. The establishment of the centre is beeing funded by European Commission.

In July 2014 the KTU Department of Computer Science, under leadership of prof. dr. Algimantas Venčkauskas of KTU Faculty of Informatics, started implementation of the project for the establishment of the Centre. The worth of the project is 1 million EUR and its duration is 18 months.

Professor Venčkauskas has confirmed that accidents of cyber crime in our country is a large problem.

‘There are several interconnected cyber security problems: safety of computer systems, cyber crime and cyber war. The global nature of cyber space incurs the growing number of cyber crime and we need to increase security both in personal and on national levels’, said Venčkauskas.

The establishment of the centre will allow Lithuanian professionals to collaborate in preventing cyber crime with other European countries, in the framework of the project the training programmes for students and teachers will be created.

One of the important objectives of the project is an establishment of Forensic Open Source Tools (FOST) within the Centre. The digital evidence will be collected using Certified specialist – Digital Evidence First Responder Tool for researchers.

The Centre will carry out the research, perform research and development activities, foster innovations and disseminate research findings and knowledge.

The project continues the 2Center network project idea to establish sustainable network of Cybercrime Centres of Excellence that will be able to grow in ensuing years and create a truly global collaborative platform.

The major objective of the project is to improve the results in fighting against cybercrime in Lithuania as well as international cybercrimes in East Baltic Region and EU.

The project will be implemented by Mykolas Romeris University (MRU, project coordinator), Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), University College Dublin (Ireland), S21SEC Institute S.L. (S21, Spain), Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research, Development and Education (L3CE), Research and Education (L3CE), „Ekonominės konsultacijos ir tyrimai“ Ltd. (EKT) and Vilnius County Police Headquarters.

Project: Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research&Education (L3CE), Grant Agreement No  HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/INT/4000005176.

Financial Programme: EC DG Home Affairs ISEC (Prevention of and against crime 2007-2013), Illegal Use of Internet.

Co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union.

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