Cybersecurity in Latvia has become a priority area for the government and Latvia’s digital network infrastructure is well-developed and increasingly secure. Latvia is a leader in the field of cybersecurity education and hosts several annual cybersecurity events and cyber conferences that aim to develop collaboration both at a national and international level.
The National Cyber Security and Incident Response Centre (CSIRC) headquartered in Riga is a specialized, inter-agency institution that provides prevention and response to current cyber security threats. The CSIRC has fostered close collaboration between Latvia and EU countries in risks containment and analysis in the field of cyber security.
In terms of cyber events, Latvia holds The National Cyber Security Conference each year, organized by Latvia’s Ministry of Defence and CSIRC. The conference brings together cyber security professionals from government and private institutions to discuss cybersecurity-related topics. The conference has become the largest cyber security conference in the Baltic region and promotes the development of research, networking, and collaboration among topic experts from national and international institutions.
Latvia is also home to an annual cyber security event, The National Cyber Security Forum. The event is the largest of its kind in the region and brings together students, academics, and IT security professionals from a variety of organizations. It provides a platform to discuss cybersecurity topics, share insights, and discuss best practices.
Additionally, the Riga-based company Cyber Security International Technology (CSIT), has become well-known for IT security conferences and events. It has held annual conferences since 2016 and attracts more than 150 delegates from over 30 countries.
Latvia also has its dedicated cyber security organization. The Latvian Cyber Security Association (LCSA) is a non-profit organization established to promote collaboration among IT security experts, organizations, and industry leaders. It provides resources such as courses, seminars, and conferences, as well as technical advice and guidance.