Telia Company and Cybergym set up Northern Europe’s first cyber training center

Telia in Lithuania in cooperation with cyber-defense company Cybergym is establishing a cyber security training center in Vilnius, the first in Northern Europe.

“Recent events when more than 200,000 computers all over the world were infected with ransomware within a rather short period of time forces the business community to reconsider whether enough attention is being devoted to data and systems security. We see the fast transformation of cyberattacks, the increasing scope and harm, so we want to provide Lithuanian business with more preventive solutions,” says Kęstutis Šliužas, CEO of Telia Lietuva.

The new partnership will allow companies to prepare for potential cyberattacks not only in theory, but also in practice.

CyberGym specialises in cyber security training and exercises. The company's main clients are public or private undertakings in the financial, energy, production and other sectors. Training is adjusted to a company's particular need and real situations are recreated during training, i.e. actual hackers are at work and real hacking attacks on systems are simulated.

The remote cyber security training centre in Vilnius will be located on Telia premises. It is planned that the first training session will take place in June.