Celebrating the choice to be a cyberspace advocate and at the same time thinking about improving professional capabilities and skills – this could describe the mood on 4 and 5 October, when the international cybersecurity conference CyberChess 2023 took place in Riga for the tenth time during European Cybersecurity Month.
On 4 and 5 October, during European Cybersecurity Month, Riga will host the tenth international cybersecurity conference CyberChess 2023. The event will provide an opportunity to engage with and learn from world-class cybersecurity experts from both the Baltic region and beyond.
During the three-month long operation, the U.S. team worked with CERT.LV, the Information Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia – on a defensive cyber threat hunting operation focused on the Latvian critical infrastructure. CERT.LV plays a critical role in safeguarding Latvia's cyber ecosystem and supporting the country's digital transformation.
According to the decision of the President of Latvia and Chapter of Orders of 4 April 2023, CERT.LV Deputy Manager Varis Teivāns has been awarded the Order of Three Stars. Oficial award ceremony took place on 4 May at the Riga Castle.
CERT.LV was honoured to host a visit by the Dr. Mart Noorma, The Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and Colonel V.G. Kirstein, Canadian Armed Forces, CD Commander, Task Force Latvia. During the visit, CERT.LV shared the attained unique experience on the threat-hunting operations.
CERT.LV reached out to international partners to form a joint cyber team with the Canadian Military Cyber Forces, the Communications Security Establishment’s Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre), the Belgian Military Cyber Command, and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) to conduct a threat hunting operation in Latvian critical infrastructure.