It is impossible to imagine a successful cyber security community that does not value collaboration. TF-CSIRT provides a textbook example of individuals from different sectors working together – the members come from academic, governmental and commercial organisations. It is a unique forum where NREN and University computer security teams can collaborate with colleagues from non-academic institutions.

This collaboration goes further than networking during the TF-CSIRT meetings and sharing information with mailing lists. Last week in Stockholm around 30 security experts, majority of whom work at academic institutions, were invited to an OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) training, kindly provided by NRD CS (a commercial team from Lithuania). The training was led by Kazimieras Sadauskas, an OSINT expert with a broad experience in private, government and inter-government organisations, including working as an OSINT analyst for the National Defence Volunteer Forces of Lithuania.

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