It finally happened on Saturday 27 March… Operation Volt Digital! During this event, 2076 tweakers spent a total of 4,5 hours with police and military experts to discuss and learn about cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. Featuring 1 keynote, 16 different sessions by the police and the ministry of defense, 20 different speakers, 6 digital exhibition stands, a digital round of drinks and speed dates, visitors were presented a fantastically substantive program. Based on a survey, visitors rated Operation Volt with a wonderful score of 8,4.

The story behind the headlines

From a cyber attack on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Marktplaats scams, news media have had a fantastic year by racking up the growing number of cybercrime incidents. What happened behind the screens? Where journalism ends, Operation Volt picks up the story and shows you the side of the professionals who deal with this fascinating and current issue every day.

Online talks, masterclasses and challenges

Due to Covid-19 regulations, Operation Volt was an online event. The program was filled to the brim with police and military experts who used their experience and knowledge to tell visitors about aspects like the composition of a digital investigation team, the method of forensic investigation, open source intelligence (OSINT) and data science.

For instance, one of the subjects was the High Tech Crime Team of the police. This unit has conducted a unique study of “darknet market” Hansa. As a result of this investigation, the marketplace was infiltrated and eventually hijacked. This also made it clear that anonymity on the dark web is an illusion.

In addition to the talks, the participants were put to work themselves. During an intensive workshop they used technology, tactics and open source intelligence to track down a suspect. This gave them a complete picture of digital investigative work.

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Reaching the target audience

Operation Volt is aimed at (cyber)security specialists, hackers and others with an affinity with security and a background in IT. Thanks to the collaboration with Tweakers, this valuable group could be reached. The police and ministry of Defense hope not only to offer them an informative day, but also to interest them in a career with one of their units.

Tweakers and cybersecurity, a strong unity. No fewer than 2076 tweakers took part in this event, organized on behalf of the police and ministry of Defense by DPG Technology in collaboration with DPG Recruitment. Do you also want to organize an (online) event for this exciting tech community? Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.


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