In the frame of European Research Programme Medi@4sec with KEMEA having an active role in the project for the use of social media in public security, the ‘Dark Web’ workshop organized by TNO on 26th of September 2017 in Hague received a big success with a global evaluation score of 9/10.

‘Which are the criminal activities that are facilitated by the Dark Web and which actions have to be taken in order to reduce and eliminate them?’;

this was the central question of the workshop for the 70 participants of international law enforcement, research and business experts who police crime on the Dark Web. The goal for the day was to exchange knowledge and share best practices across Europe and to sketch the future of Dark Web policing.

The increasingly growing activities on the Dark Web have created new channels and opportunities for the development of dark and illegal markets, cyberattacks, financial crimes and terrorisms.

 In this dark online environment where criminals with their anonymity collaborate and operate quickly and innovatively, the requirements for international co-operation, information exchange and shared analytics tools for investigators, common legal framework with cryptocurrency regulations, mandatory risk assessments for service providers and cyber-relevant companies and the dark markets disruption with innovation at research level were some of the significant and emerging outcomes of the workshop. 

 “A global combating strategy is tough to achieve, therefore we have to focus on concrete initiatives” says Markus Walter, European Commission, “not only at the European level; many coordinated local efforts exist and should be strengthened”. 

Key-note speakers presentations and reports on the workshop will be compiled by the project’s research team and will be made available on the project’s website. Follow us on Twitter @MEDIA4SEC or join the MEDIA4SEC Community on LinkedIn to stay tuned and join in the ongoing discussions.



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 700281 Horizon 2020 με κωδικό αριθμό 700281



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