Event Overview

Despite an increased focus on cyber security at EU level and worldwide, the number, level of sophistication and the differing nature of cyber incidents are on the rise. In an era where the interaction between the technology and the physical worlds is growing, where connected devices and systems are proliferating and a number of sectors are going through digitization processes, it is vital that technical solutions and regulations remain adapted to emerging and evolving cyber threats.

Gathering leading policy-makers, industry players and high level cyber security and defence experts, the 7th Annual European Cyber Security Conference organised by Forum Europe debated what Europe’s response to evolving threats in a dynamic global risk landscape should look like and what the next steps for all actors of the ecosystem should be to create a safe and secure cyber environment allowing Europe to leverage the tremendous socio-economic benefits offered by digital technologies.

Previous Edition

On 8 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, over 200 key stakeholders and policy makers gathered to discuss how all stakeholders in the ecosystem can work together to secure network and information systems in Europe and to improve preparedness resilience, deterrence and defence in an era where both critical infrastructures and our democratic processes are under threats.

You can view full details of the 6th edition here.

Event Photos of the 7th Edition - 2019

Speakers included:

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Roberto Viola

Director General DG CONNECT, European Commission

Karol Okonski

Karol Okoński

Secretary of State Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity

Reinhard Posch

Reinhard Posch

Chief Information Officer, Austrian Federal Government

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Jakub Boratynski

Head of Unit 'Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy', European Commission

President Barack Obama participates in an Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, Republic of Estonia, in the Oval Office, Sept. 9, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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Marina Kaljurand

Member, European Parliament

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Miapetra Kumpula-Natri

Member, European Parliament

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Rasmus Andresen

Member, European Parliament

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Jean-Francois Junger

Deputy Head of Unit 'Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building'. European Commission

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Wiktor Staniecki

Head of Cyber Sector, European External Action Service

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Rosa Kariger

Chief Information Security Officer, Iberdrola

Agenda

Event Day
2019-11-14
09:00 - 10:00
Conference Opening and Keynote Speeches
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Roberto Viola
Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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Karol Okoński
Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity
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Reinhard Posch
Chief Information Officer, Federal Government Austria
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Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
10:00 - 11:15
Session 1 – Implementing a strategic European cybersecurity agenda for the next 5-years and beyond

As we enter a key period for policymaking, with the new European Parliament in place* (* at time of the conference) and ahead of the start of the new European Commission’s mandate, this session will look at the state-of-play of Cybersecurity in Europe and the main challenges likely to be faced by all stakeholders forming the cybersecurity ecosystem in the next five years and beyond. As cybersecurity requires constant innovation to keep up with evolving threats, it will ask whether the current EU framework is flexible and adaptable enough to respond to future emerging threats and will discuss the crucial role of trust, transparency and common security standards as the basis of a secure digital space. Finally it will debate what will need to be done to boost further cross-border and cross-sectors cooperation efforts in the region in order to tackle the fragmentation of Europe’s cybersecurity environment, to protect against, prevent and respond to cyber attacks, and to enhance the competitiveness of the EU’s cybersecurity industry at global level.


  • What is the status of the EU’s current efforts with regards to protection, prevention and defence against cyber threats? To what extent will the creation of the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and of the Network of National Coordination Centres concretely help secure the digital single market and increase the EU’s autonomy and competitiveness in the area of cybersecurity? Will the voluntary aspect of the Cybersecurity Act prove efficient?</br>

  • What can be done to further promote cross-border, and sustainable cross-sector innovative partnerships, to combat emerging risks?

  • Are cybersecurity standardization and interoperability initiatives led at EU-level sufficiently adaptable, risk-based and outcome-focused to address current of future threats? How compatible are these standardisation activities with initiatives undertaken in other regions of the world

  • What more can be done so that the European Cybersecurity industry, especially SMEs, have access to tools and resources to turn research into competitive marketable solutions?
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Jakub Boratyński
Head of Unit 'Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy', European Commission
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Rasmus Andresen
Member, European Parliament
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Thomas Myrup Kristensen
Managing Director for EU Affairs and Head of Brussels Office, Facebook
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Jochen Michels
Head of Public Affairs, Europe, Kaspersky
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François Zamora
Chief Security Officer, European Division Orange
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Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00
Session 2 – Tech, people and processes for a secured cyber space

A secured and stable cyberspace will not only rely on a strong policy framework but also on the continuous development of integrated strategies based on the deployment of innovative security technologies, on a responsible cybersecurity culture within organisations and through the improvement of the workforce’s digital skills in both the private and public sectors.

11:30 - 12:30
Part 1: The tech side: digital innovations to fight evolving cyber threats

In a dynamic and fast changing cyber environment, cybersecurity requires constant innovation to keep pace with evolving threats. This represents new opportunities for the tech industry and for the development of a strong Cybersecurity market in Europe as innovative and sophisticated solutions will constantly be needed to address the next generation of cyber threats.

Through a series of short presentations, the session will explore the emerging trends for real-time detection, protection against, or recovery from cyber-incidents, the security challenges and opportunities related to these, and will discuss the extent to which these technologies can be part of the solution and shape the future of cybersecurity. Finally, it will ask what additional support the industry and the research community concretely need in order to create new advanced products and solutions. 

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Volkmar Lotz
Senior Research Manager and Research Strategy Lead, SAP
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Dr Martin Stierle
Head of Competence Unit Security and Communication Technologies, Austrian Institute of Technology
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Zahra Khani
CEO, Firmalyzer
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Martin Übelhör
Head of Sector, Cybersecurity Industry and Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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Matthew Newman
Senior Correspondent, MLex
12:30 - 13:00
Part 2: People and Processes: CxOs interview

Cyber threats are affecting organizations of all sizes in all sectors. In order to protect their networks against cyber incidents, public and private entities need to consider a layered approach combining technology with organizational risk-management processes and human education.

This interview will address:

  • What we have learnt from recent high-profile attacks and how organisations have adjusted their security processes accordingly
  • How organizations can engage their workforce with regards to individual’s responsibilities for Cyber Security
  • What is needed to best design processes that embed cybersecurity across the different layers of organizations, and to what extent does this differ depending on specific sectorial needs
  • What needs to be concretely done to address the current cybersecurity skills shortage and develop a Cybersecurity Workforce that is adapted to 21st century challenges. 
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Rosa Kariger
Chief Information Security Officer, Iberdrola
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Chris Girling
CISO, Credit Suisse
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Martin Übelhör
Head of Sector, Cybersecurity Industry and Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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Matthew Newman
Senior Correspondent, MLex
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:20
Case Study: Cyber Security and the 5G-Powered Smart City
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Xavier Nunez
Innovation Business Unit 5G, i2CAT Foundation
14:20 - 15:30
Session 3 – Critical applications and Supply Chain Security in a 5G world

With our day-to-day lives depending on the running of increasingly-digitised critical infrastructures, new cyber security implications have to be addressed, especially as we are entering a new era with the deployment of 5G networks. While it is foreseen that 5G will improve efficiencies, transform industries and create new use cases across vertical industries, it is also expected that it will significantly alter the cyber threat landscape, by widening the attack surface with billions of new connected devices running operations through increased bandwidth, hundreds of times faster than the speed of 4G networks. If compromised, any element being part of the network can be exploited at a new speed and scale, and as these new complex systems will rely on a huge number of components being manufactured by various players all over the world, concerns over the integrity of supply chains have been raised.

This session will explore what needs to be done to ensure better integration of cybersecurity in existing industrial systems before the full roll-out of 5G and the emerging cyber security challenges linked to the deployment of 5G. It will also discuss the need for a collective response by private and public sectors to address threats related to supply chain integrity and to ensure the security and resilience of critical applications and ask what is being undertaken by the EU in the area of cybersecurity certification and standardization specific to 5G. Finally it will elaborate on the outcome of the activities highlighted in the European Commission’s recommendation for a common EU approach to the security of 5G networks released in March 2019, in particular on the national risk assessment undertaken by EU Member States and the set of possible mitigating measures expected to be publicized in December 2019. 

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Vesela Gladicheva
Senior Correspondent, MLex
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Jean-Francois Junger
Deputy Head of Unit 'Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building', European Commission
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Miapetra Kumpula-Natri
Member, European Parliament
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Stefan Schnorr
Director General of Digital and Innovation Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
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Mark Smitham
Senior Manager of EU Public Affairs, Huawei
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Xavier Nunez
Innovation Business Unit 5G, i2CAT Foundation
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:10
Session 4 – Aligning Cyber Security Efforts globally and ensuring cyber resilience

Strengthening the resilience of the cyberspace and ensuring its stability is a common objective that the EU shares with international partners. Given the global dimension of cyber threats, an enhanced level of cooperation and coordination between all stakeholders is required to protect our societies from the possible malicious exploitation of networked technologies as part of offensive operations and disinformation campaigns initiated by hostile State and non-State actors. It is also crucial that the law enforcement community received the appropriate support, tools and capabilities to investigate illegal cyber activities and prosecute the perpetrators.

This session will discuss how greater stakeholder cooperation and collaboration can be best promoted. Looking at the global picture, it will examine the extent to which the multilateral governance efforts that the EU is developing with international partners remains appropriate to address new and ever-changing challenges in the cyber realm and ask if these efforts go far enough to establish the required level of trust between nations to encourage operational collaboration. Issues relating to the use of offensive capabilities for defensive purposes will be debated as well as the latest developments with regards to the EU Cyber Diplomacy toolbox, with discussion around attribution issues and around the new EU framework allowing cyber sanctions on persons or entities that are responsible for cyber-attacks. 

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Wiktor Staniecki
Head of Cyber Sector, European External Action Service
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Marina Kaljurand
Member, European Parliament
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Turo Mattila
Chair of the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues of the Council of the EU
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Florian Pennings
Cybersecurity Policy Manager, Microsoft
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Dan Michaels
Brussels Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal
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Event Organisers

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Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
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Costs

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    Applies to: Corporate Organisations

  • Reduced: €140.00

    Applies to: NGO / Not for Profit, Academic / Student , National Government / Regulator, Diplomatic Mission to the EU

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Group Discounts

Group discounts are available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.

Number of delegatesGroup discount
3 – 510%
6 – 820%
9+25%

Venue

Stanhope Hotel

Rue Du Commerce 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Stanhope Hotel,
Rue Du Commerce 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Anne-Lise Simon using any of the details below.

Anne-Lise Simon
Forum Europe

cyber@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 073