National Army Inaugurates Cyber Incident Response Center (video)
CHISINAU, January 21, 2021 - The Cyber Incident Response Center of the National Army was opened today in Chisinau.
The event took place online, with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the National Army, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, as well as the corps of military attachés in the Republic of Moldova.
Acting Minister of Defense Victor Gaiciuc thanked, at the opening of the ceremony, foreign partners and all staff involved in the initiation, development and implementation of this project, which created an important capability in the field of national defense. "With the completion of this important project, we have taken another step in increasing our cyber defense capabilities. On this occasion, we thank the Science for Peace Program of the North Atlantic Alliance Information and Communication Agency for their cooperation to make this project a successful one.
Moreover, I would like to thank His Excellency, Mircea Geoana, for the personal management and guidance of the respective initiative ", said Victor Gaiciuc.
In turn, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO Headquarters, Mircea Geoana, mentioned that the Center is the third project in the Science for Peace and Security Program, carried out in support of the Defense Capacity Building Package (DCBI) for Moldova.
"In an increasingly digitalized world, the risk of cyber security incidents is increasing. This issue is current in several countries, including the Republic of Moldova.The project we are inaugurating today was launched precisely to combat this phenomenon and increase the cyber defense capabilities of the National Army ", said Mircea Geoana.
The commander of the National Army, Brigadier General Igor Gorgan, reiterated the importance of the Center for the defense institution. "The Cyber Incident Response Center, which we are opening today, will have the mission to protect the information technology infrastructure, prevent, detect and respond operatively to cyber-attacks," said General Gorgan.
According to the head of the Communications and Information Systems Directorate (project manager), Colonel Oleg Chirilenco, the Cyber Incident Response Center is a project carried out with the support of the Peace and Security Science Program team and the Alliance's Information and Communication Agency, as well as specialists from Ministry of Defense and General Staff.