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Cybersecurity at the heart of World Information Society Day

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To mark the first World Information Society Day, recently defined at the Information Society Summit, FCCN and UMIC will hold a conference tomorrow on the theme «Promoting World Cybersecurity» where various initiatives related to Internet security in Portugal will be presented . The highlight of the conference is the creation of a National Anti-Spam Platform that is being promoted with Portuguese ISPs.

This platform is being developed at FCCN but has several Internet access service providers that participate in the development of a system that can be used collaboratively to combat the proliferation of unsolicited email messages.

At the conference, which starts at 3 pm at the National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC), in Lisbon, there will also be a presentation of the work developed at CERT.PT, the Portuguese IT security emergency response team. This team that works at FCCN is currently the only one accredited by the CERT Coordination Center – Computer Emergency Response Team at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, but the objective is to allow the creation of new centers in Portugal, promoting the training of specialists in this area .

The event has the participation of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education and is part of the Connect Portugal initiative, which is part of the Government’s Technological Plan. Entrance is free and the complete program can be consulted on the UMIC website (in pdf).

At the same time, the Portuguese Telecommunications Foundation celebrates World Telecommunication Day, where cybersecurity is also the main theme. The celebrations include a conference on the theme «Stories of the Evolution of the Computer», by Professor Doutor Fernandes de Almeida. Several exhibitions will also be opened, including «From bit to Terabyte» and «Multimedia Space».

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