In the context of the SENTER (The European Network of the Centers of Excellence in Cybercrime) project, the partners put together a distillation of the most important lessons they have learned in the years they have been running their Centers of Excellence in cybercrime. Guided by three driving questions, this is what they had to say:
Question: What is the best thing about running a Center of Excellence in Cybercrime?
The partners indicated that the best thing about running a Center of Excellence is (i) the cross-functional team building, (ii) the access to knowledge (including research expertise and education material), as well as (iii) the opportunity to provide education and training.
Question: What are the three most important lessons you learned while running a Center of Excellence in Cybercrime?
The partners listed “Collaboration” as the most important lesson underlying the strength that collaboration provides to all Centers of Excellence. Among the other important lessons learned, the partners also listed the ability to “build a good team” and the engagement in “proactive management”.
Question: What are the three things you would change if you started today from scratch to create your Center of Excellence in Cybercrime?
As the most important thing they would do, the partners said that they would encourage more collaboration with the private sector. In addition, they said that they would engage Government in early stages of the Center and they would try to make appropriate steps to ensure longer-term sustainability.
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