BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Top security authorities participated in a workshop in Serbia on Wednesday organized to address the escalating threat of cyberterrorism.
The two-day workshop, set up by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Action against Terrorism Unit, was designed to bring together Internet security experts and government leaders to discuss ways to combat militants engaging in cyberterrorism, the OSCE reported.
Officials said the workshop focused on various cyber threats, including potential attacks on critical infrastructure. The OSCE said the workshop is the first of several scheduled that are designed to encourage collaboration on countering cyber threats.
"The ubiquitous, unpredictable and amplifying nature of the Internet means that battles fought there can be just as important -- if not more so -- than events taking place on the ground," Kenneth Geers, U.S. representative to the Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia, said in a statement.