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15. September 12

The Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina have organized an international conference-”Balkan Security, Technology and Education: The Challenges Within the Cyber Infrastructure”, which was held at the Parliament Assembly room in Sarajevo on September 13th, 2012.

The Premier and Minister of Security of the Republic of Serbia, Ivica Dacic, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, Ranko Ostojic, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Montenegro, Ivan Brajovic, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Gordana Jankuloska, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey,Idriz Naim Sahin, and the Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sadik Ahmetovic had all attended the conference and adopted joint statement on regional co-operation.

The panelist were American professors from West Virginia University,Brian Woerner, Northeastern University, Amy Sliva, Maryland University, David Maimon along with professors from the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Selmo Cikotić, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Zachary Delecki representatives of the International Criminal Training and Aid Program of the U.S. Department of Justice (ICITAP), Jim Tillman, representatives of the Turkish International Academy in the Fight Against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC), Adem Sahin and Muhammed Bagdat representatives from the George Marshall Center, Thomas Wingfield representatives of the European Council, Mary-Ann Hennessey and the National Security Agency of Montenegro, Mira Cerović.

The numerous attacks on web pages, internet fraud, identity theft, attacks on the computer systems of companies and institutions, and child pornography are just a fragment of cyber crime which has been growing across the globe. With that in mind, the adoption of the Minister’s statement, which will initiate cooperation, the use of advanced technology, and education as a key in finding a solution in the common struggle for a more secure region is expected.