Training for officials and experts from various institutions in the field of cyber diplomacy has been started

Training for officials and experts from various institutions in the field of cyber diplomacy has been started The Information Network Security Administration (IMDEA) in collaboration with the Maltese Embassy in Ethiopia has started providing training to officials and experts from various institutions in the field of cyber diplomacy. In the opening ceremony of the training, the director general of IMDEA, Salomon Soka, delivered a message and pointed out that the cyber environment is one more area of diplomacy and that cyber diplomacy capacity should be created. The cyber environment is different from the previously known environments as it is dramatic, unpredictable, fast-changing, borderless and complex, with many legacies, from cyber crime to cultural invasion, from cyber war to cyber espionage; As there are many risks, it is necessary to understand the context and act. Ato Solomon pointed out that discussions are being held through cyber diplomacy to reach an agreement to prevent countries from using the cyber space for criminal purposes. He said that in the current world situation, a country that has not built its comprehensive capabilities in the cyber space cannot protect its cyber security and sovereignty, and that countries cannot protect their national interests or raise their voice in an organized and complete manner in the international arena. He pointed out that this training, organized by the Information Network Security Administration and the Ethiopian Embassy of Malta, will increase Ethiopia’s role in the sector and urged the trainees to follow the training carefully and play their part in the sector. On his part, the Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Misganu Agega, stated that Ethiopia’s economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and that efforts are being made as a country to ensure maximum benefits in the field of technology and cyber. He said that it is being done with great attention in using the cyberspace for national development and prosperity. As an example of this, he mentioned the efforts to improve Ethiopia’s cyber infrastructure, our participation in continental and global forums on cyber governance, and the efforts being made to create a safe and inclusive digital environment. Recently, Ambassador Misganu Arega pointed out that the issue of cyber diplomacy is clearly growing, which is not only changing the current situation of the world, but also poses a threat to countries. He stated that it is necessary to exchange real-time knowledge on cyber diplomacy and maximize the benefit of cyber diplomacy. This training, which was organized by the Information Network Security Administration and the Maltese Embassy in Ethiopia, has increased the benefit of Ethiopia in the field, and is a demonstration of the growing international diplomatic relations between the two countries, according to the information obtained from the administration.

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