Success of the first edition of the “CP.1- Technologies” conference

On 7-8 November 2019 in Warsaw, law enforcement agencies, employees of public institutions, as well as science and business representatives took part in the first edition of the “Cybercrime.1 – Technologies” (“CP.1-Technologies”) conference. The event was organized by the Naval Academy in Gdynia, Foundation for Cybercrime Prevention and Polish Platform for Homeland Security.

Opening of the conference by prof. Jerzy Kosiński. The idea of organizing a two-day meeting devoted to technologies and fighting cybercrime was aimed at creating a forum for companies and organizations working for cybersecurity where they could present their products and solutions. The Polish Platform for Homeland Security, as an institution concerned in improving security in the broad sense of the term, decided to participate in the preparation of the event.

During the two days of the conference, the participants numerously took part in the main event, as well as workshop sessions, which allowed those, who were interested in the topic learning about the details of the available solutions. All presentations were very informative and provided the audience with many details on the current threats resulting from cybercrime and ways to tackle them. Moreover, during the “CP.1-Technologies” conference, the invited companies were promoting their own products at specially prepared stands.

Opening of the conference by proffesor Jerzy Kosinski, the Naval Academy in Gdynia.

The law enforcement agencies often face challenges in some areas. The speakers outlined, among others, online access to materials presenting children sexual abuse, attacks on the ICT networks, extraction and analysis of data on the Internet, as well as crimes using Dark Net and cryptocurrencies. Many of the speeches were aimed at raising awareness among listeners about ways to improve cybersecurity in their organizations.

The informativeness of the presentations and the subsequent discussions during and after the meeting confirm that the initiative may have a real impact on the improvement of knowledge and technology transfer between the private and public sectors. Positive opinions of the speakers and participants show that the organization of the event proved its worth and that the next edition of the event should be organized in 2020.