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Anne-Kari Valdal is invited by the Council of Europe to the annual international Octopus conference – Cooperation against Cybercrime that will take place in Strasbourg 20th – 22th November 2019.The conference is one of the largest of its kind with more than 450 participants from 80 different countries. Authorities, international organizations, private enterprises and academia meet to exchange experience and strengthen the work against cybercrime. This year’s conference theme is «Evidence in cyber space».

The Venice Commission co-organises one of the conference workshops dedicated to “Cybercrime, “fake news” and election interference”. By invitation, Anne-Kari Valdal will act as General Rapporteur of this workshop. Earlier this year, Anne-Kari lead Proactima’s investigation for the Norwegian Election Act Commission, assessing security in democratic processes in Norway.

Anne-Kari Valdal is discipline responsible for security in Proactima, and has extensive experience within security management and security risk management and -assessments, as well as from information security, asset assessments and vulnerabilities. She has worked for various businesses in private sector, the national police, the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency and regulatory authorities.

Please see link to the Council of Europe’s Octopus conference: https://www.coe.int/en/web/cybercrime/octopus-conference