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ASREN Holds Workshop on Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

BEIRUT- The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), headed by its Chairman HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, held a specialized workshop on " Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)" with the attendance of representatives of scientific research networks and universities in Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Malawi, Palestine, Somalia, Switzerland, Tunisia and in addition to Jordan.

The workshop took place at the premises of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, November 29-30 2016, targeting new or potential CSIRT personnel who wish to gain a solid understanding of the main aspects of working in an incident handling and response team. It offered experience and expertise in Operational, Organizational, Legal and Technical areas, which form knowledge basis for CSIRT personnel.

The workshop offered the participants a unique opportunity to mix with their peers and discuss security issues in a secured and trusted environment, whilst being tutored by seasoned experts of the European CSIRT community. The course was opened to individuals working for a CSIRT or network security related organization, and those with bona-fide interest in establishing a CSIRT. Applications were also welcomed from commercial, governmental, law enforcement and military organizations, as well as national research and education networks (NRENs) and research and education institutes.