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Summary: Cyber Research Exercise - CYREX 2019 is a full-scale computer assisted exercise for cyber training that involves university, academic, professional associations and industrial participants. The main audience is a selected class of IT students from the 'Security Foundations in Cyberspace' training course of the Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski' and selected team of elite cadets from Military Academy 'Gen. Mihailo Apostolski', Republic of North Macedonia. The event is organized in the framework of the 'International Research Workshop on 'Digital Future Adversaries & Challenges Future Understanding', organized in period 28 Feb, 2019 - March 2, 2019 by IT for Security Department, Institute of ICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Date & timing: March 1, 2019; Start: 13:00 (GMT/UTC + 02); Duration: 180 minutes


Opening: Room 423, Floor IV, FMI PU 'Paisii Hilendarski' new building

Main objective: To verify the digital transformation beliefs in the region of the Western Balkans and on a global scale for the future towards hybrid threats like: terrorism, cyber crimes, fake news and digital wildfires as a whole, with human-in-the-loop active role. Different smart gadgets, popular social networks, cloud services, encryption jointly with participants behaviour monitoring and stimulation in an original training methodological framework will be accomplished

Participating institutions: Joint Training Simulation & Analysis Center from Institute of ICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski', Military Academy 'Gen. Mihailo Apostolski', Republic of North Macedonia, Cyber Security, Corporate Security and Crisis Management Initiative - Skopje, Association of Communication & Information Specialists - Bulgaria, Centar za Razvoj i Afirmaciju Kulture i Obrazovanja, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, New Mexico Military Institute - USA, E-sigurnost Association, Musala Innovations, Musala Soft, Infinity Ltd., International Federation for Information Processing

Expected results: Extension of trainees practical knowledge for successful coping of future digital transformed reality key negative trends


Media links: MA 'Gen Mihailo Apostolski', Military TV Channel - Bulgaria1, Military TV Channel - Bulgaria2, FB Photo Gallery...