Organizers

The organizers of the Third South East European Regional Forum on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime are the International Cyber Investigation Training Academy, the State Agency for National Security and the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Bulgaria Country Council.

The International Cyber Investigation Training Academy is a non-for-profit association, which was established by leading experts in the field of combating cybercrime in 2009. The academy focuses its activities in four areas – trainings, prevention, conferences and consultancy. The goal of the academy is to improve the qualification of the experts, working in the field of cyber security and combating cyber crime, to increase the society awareness of the latest threats and risks by organizing conferences, forums, meetings, discussions and to provide reliable consultancy. The overall goal is to help create a secure and safe technology and Internet environment for the whole society.

The State Agency for National Security is a specialized body for counterintelligence and security and its chief responsibility is to detect, prevent and neutralize the threats to the Bulgarian national security.
The Agency is constituted to guarantee no foreign interference in the internal affairs of Bulgaria, and to provide the highest state authorities with information necessary for conducting the national security policy and for the decision-making process in compliance with the national interests.
In order to fulfill its duties, SANS uses in its work the whole spectrum of counter-intelligence means and resources. The Agency is constantly improving its capabilities as an integral part of the Bulgarian Intelligence Community, the National Security System and the security system of the democratic community of the EU and the NATO member states.

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was created by the Secretary of State to promote an open dialogue between the U.S. Government and the American private sector on security issues abroad. OSAC is directed by a council of 34 representatives from companies and government agencies concerned with overseas security. The Director of the Diplomatic Security Service is one of the co-chairs of OSAC, and a DS Special Agent serves as OSAC’s Executive Director.

With a constituency of 4,600 U.S. companies and other organizations with overseas interests, OSAC operates an Internet web site – http://www.osac.gov/, which is one of its principal means of information exchange with the private sector. The web site offers its visitors the latest in safety and security-related information, public announcements, warden messages, travel advisories, significant anniversary dates, terrorist groups profiles, country crime and safety reports, special topic reports, foreign press reports, and much more.
The OSAC information exchange mechanism also includes a staff of international security research specialists that is dedicated solely to serving the U.S. private sector. Additionally, OSAC has a network of country councils around the world that brings together U.S. embassies and consulates with the local U.S. community to share security information.

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