Algeria hosted today, Monday the first high-level module of the 12th training session of the “5 + 5 Defense” college, entitled “The issue of cyber security within the 5 + 5 space”, which lasts two days, according to a press release of the Ministry of National Defense.
The same source indicated that as part of the action plan of the “5 + 5 Defense” initiative for the year 2021, Algeria hosts on November 15 and 16, 2021 at the National Army Club, the first high level module of the twelfth training session of the 5 + 5 Defense College, entitled “The issue of cyber security within the “5 + 5” space”, organized by the Department of Use and Preparation of the Staff of the National People’s Army.
The inauguration of the work of this module, which marked the participation of brigade officers, brigadier generals and executives from the People’s National Army, in addition to specialists, experts and university researchers, was supervised by Major General Hasnat Belkacem, Acting Head of the Use and Preparation Department of the Staff of the National People’s Army, who confirmed in his opening speech that organizing this module “ is of great importance, especially with the increasing frequency of cyber-attacks on the one hand, and the rapid development and difficulty of knowing the parties behind them on the other hand. This constitutes a significant challenge for our armed forces that we must face in order to ensure the protection and security of operational systems against the various cyber threats and risks that the world is witnessing.”
This training course, which takes place in the form of lectures, is activated by a number of Algerian military and civilian officials, specialists in cybersecurity and defense, and brings together representatives of member countries in the “5 + 5 Defense” initiative, which will shed light on “technical and operational topics, such as mechanisms of cooperation and coordination between the countries of the region in order to jointly ensure the challenges of cybersecurity and the challenges of the actual embodiment of a legal structure that is consistent and adapted to the field of cybersecurity.”
It will also be an opportunity – added the statement – “to highlight the capabilities and operational expertise of our country and to promote the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of experiences in the cyber field between the armies of member states.”