Egidija Versinskiene is Director of the Lithuanian Cybercrime Center of Excellence for Training, Research & Education (L3CE), a non-profit NGO which invests in technology, conducts research, and manages Open Source Intelligence projects focusing on illegal interference incidents — related to data, systems or operation of computers — affecting a wide range of foreign countries. Egidija has a wealth of experience in the expert use of Open Source Intelligence Tools (OSINT), visual analytics and integration platforms aimed at protecting and supporting strategic decision making processes.
L3CE coordinates an international network of Centers of Excellence (SENTER Network, for example) that brings together a unique set of EU research organizations operating in the domain of cybercrime at the intersection of scientific excellence, technological innovation, as well as the social sciences.
The SENTER Network thrives on risk taking to meet operational challenges, and consistently takes into account the specific priorities of end-user organizations; in this respect it has established an effective collaboration model that combines common lines of research in three priority areas: Digital Forensics, Open Source Intelligence, Teaching & Learning.
L3CE has extensive experience in running European and national research projects: SENTER, ECOPOL, Lion DC, PRoTECT, SPARTA, and I-LEAD. These address cybercrime prevention initiatives or are developing innovative technologies and solutions aimed at monitoring and detecting criminal content on the Internet.
In the security domain generally, L3CE also addresses information warfare, hybrid threats and full spectrum awareness of cybersecurity itself.