The guest of the first round table discussion, organized by the Security Section of the Model Conference of the Faculty of International Relations, 2019, was Mr. Martin Vereš, Head of the Information and Cyber Security Department of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Mr. Vereš shared with us interesting insights from the area of cyber security and explained what this term means. The students discussed the spread of false information as a cyber threat and how the state authorities are fighting potential cyber attacks. In the past, Slovakia faced cyber attacks from abroad. Nowadays, Slovakia is fighting with cyber attacks and threats with the help from ESET, one of the most renowned companies, which works with state authorities.
The Slovak Republic as the future presiding country of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is working closely on cyber security issues with the current presiding country, Italy. Slovakia's priorities will focus on CBM 15 (Confidence Building Measures), which are aimed to find possible solutions, how to reduce cyber-tension, how to promote cooperation and exchange of information, and to cooperate in the regional and sub-regional area.