RiniGARD (RINI) is a Zagreb based R&D SME, specialising in providing communications security and ICT solutions for smart health, critical infrastructure and security. Established in 2019, the company benefits from the vast expertise and experience of its founding members and works closely with a number of global technology providers. Among its staff and founders, RINI has a number of retired senior police officers with experience in operational and strategic policing and international law enforcement cooperation, leading scientific officers with over 1000 publications, including 4 textbooks, 42 international patents and great number of papers in leading scientific journals, as well as a few well experienced project managers. This expertise and experience are utilised to ensure that all the products and technologies developed and supplied by RINI meet specific requirements of end-user. RINI strives for CYSEC to become a platform where academia, researchers, and industry meet and explore new ideas and technologies, and use cases to build strong cybersecurity solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure. RINI’s mission is to help build a safe and secure society in every field of life by promoting ideas, research and new technologies.


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    The University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica is a higher education institution which performs five undergraduate and three graduate professional studies, whose programmes are implemented using modern technologies that are constantly being upgraded. One of the specialist study programmes offered by the University is Crisis Management, a two-year study programme following the professional undergraduate study programme in Crisis Management. This study programme is primarily intended for people working in protection and security aspects of crises in legal entities, business enterprises, bodies of local and regional administration, state administrative bodies etc. For this very reason, the University is greatly interested in cyber-crime research, particularly in the field of data protection, information systems networking and their management. The number of hacking attacks on corporate networks keeps rising with each passing year, with the purpose of stealing and exploiting protected data. Therefore, it is very important to know how to secure data and prevent the occurrence of such issues.

    The aim of the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica is to contribute to the overall development of the education system through the education of students in specific professional areas, thus ensuring the sufficient number and quality of highly educated personnel. In order to be able to cope with challenges in this very field, the University of Applied Sciences has been organizing the Crisis Management Days (CMD) conference for 13 years in a row. This international conference puts an emphasis on the researching of crises and crisis management, which is important not only for the development of the national security system of which crisis management is a part, but also for the design and implementation of high-quality education in this field. In consequence, continuous research and the exchange of experiences related to security challenges and crisis management are of great importance (

    The partnership in the organization of CYSEC 2020 is another opportunity for the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica to contribute to the security of contemporary society, which is exposed to threats and risks of the modern era, through its activities in supporting scientific-research and professional work. Cybersecurity is one of the greatest challenges for both the contemporary and the future scientific and professional communities, so the University has been steadily increasing its activities in this very area. Our social responsibility has attained a high level through our public activities, and our primary goal is to be of service to the society through our contribution to safe and sustainable development.

    Participating EU projects:

    PReparedness against CBRNE threats through cOmmon Approaches between security praCTItioners and the VulnerablE civil society

    Raising Awareness on Cybersecurity in Hospitals across Europe and Boosting Training Initiatives Driven by an Online Information Hub

    Security of Air Transport Infrastructure of Europe

    People-centric cybersecurity in healthcare

    Scalable multidimensionAl sitUation awaReness sOlution for protectiNg european ports

    Integrated Framework for Predictive and Collaborative Security of Financial Infrastructures

    European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection

    Securing The European Gas Network

    European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations

    Real time netwOrk, teXt and speaker ANalytics for combating orgaNized crimE

    Security REsearch NCP Network

    Preventing Radicalisation Online through the Proliferation of Harmonised Toolkits

    Scientific Journal