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The European Cyber Security Conference returns to Brussels this March for its 10th Edition! Gathering leading policy-makers, industry players, high level cyber security and defence experts, this Forum Europe conference, organised in partnership with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), will explore Europe’s response to cyber security issues in a dynamically evolving global risk landscape and what the next steps for all actors of the ecosystem should be to create a safe and secure environment allowing Europe to leverage the tremendous socio-economic benefits offered by digital technologies.
European Cyber Security, Resilience and Strategic Autonomy
People, Tech and Processes for Cyber Security
Aligning Cyber Security Efforts to Protect Critical Infrastructures
Harnessing Tech and Cooperation for Cyber Defence
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The EU’s cybersecurity policy agenda has steadily advanced in the past decade. Russia’s war on Ukraine has demonstrated the need for an up-to-date, future-proof regulatory framework that prepares Europe for an ever-growing threat landscape, reinforces the EU’s industrial and technological capacities to reduce dependencies, enhances its strategic autonomy, and drives its leadership in cybersecurity forward. Accelerating the implementation of NIS2 and CER to protect our critical infrastructure is now deemed paramount. Several legislative files and projects aiming to complement the EU Cybersecurity framework are currently in the making. This session will ask if the latest cyber security initiatives that aim to increase trust and security in essential products and services, such as the CRA, the EUCS and other certification and standardisation schemes, are truly fit-for-purpose, and the extent to which they will fulfil the ambition of creating a robust cyber security landscape in which a thriving European cybersecurity market can be developed, allowing the region to become a global leader in this area and supporting its drive for strategic autonomy in the digital domain.
As the cyber threat landscape will continue to evolve more rapidly than legislations regulating the space, it is paramount that organisations across Europe develop holistic approaches to cyber security, combining digital technologies with human skills, systems and processes, to prepare and protect themselves against the latest and most sophisticated threats. This session will explore how such integrated approaches look in practice and will discuss what information security management systems and governance frameworks need to be put in place to successfully leverage the role that technology such as AI, ML, ‘digital twins’, blockchain and quantum can play when combined with human expertise. Speakers will debate what is needed for such layered processes to become more mainstream across operations in European organisations when it is recognised that the considerable shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and low levels of investment across the bloc dampens current efforts to increase cyber resilience.
The digital space has increasingly become a ground for cyber and hybrid attacks led by state and non-state actors exploiting the open nature of the internet, targeting critical infrastructures globally, spreading disinformation campaigns, or conducting cyber sabotage and espionage. These trends have accelerated since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine. and have emphasised the urgent need to strengthen the resilience of cyberspace and critical infrastructures around the world. While the EU has stepped up its regulatory efforts in the past years to boost cyber security, protect critical infrastructures, and enhance the security of supply chain, digital products and services within the bloc, these initiatives must remain coherent and complimentary with similar schemes being developed on regional and global levels, as well as with international standards and norms. This session will explore how collaborative global efforts of like-minded partners and a multistakeholder approach can be enhanced to boost the resilience and security of a trusted, borderless cyberspace. It will discuss whether the systems currently in place to build global partnerships around shared understandings of cyber risks, capacity building, information sharing, and coordination on cyber threats detection and response are fit-for-purpose and what more is needed given the global dimension of cyber threats, the rapid emergence of new technologies and the various regional and national digital sovereignty approaches that are surfacing worldwide.
Today’s geopolitical context and the recent cyber-attacks on space, transport and energy infrastructures on which both the civilian and military realms rely further underline how central the cyber dimension can become in military conflicts. To address the need for better protection, detection, deterrence, and defence against a growing number of cyber threats, the European Cyber Defence Policy was recently released to boost the EU’s cyber defence capacity and bolster cooperation between the civilian and military cyber communities as well as between the public and private sectors. From the improvement of information exchange and early detection of cyber threats via a network of SOCs powered by AI, the development of state-of-the-art cyber defence capabilities through the creation of a technology roadmap for critical cyber technologies to the promotion of the use of emerging and disruptive technologies (EDTs) to inform future military strategies and operations, digital technologies are at the very heart of the European Cyber Defence Policy. This session will discuss how the benefits of digital tech can be best harnessed so that the goals outlined in the European Cyber Defence Policy can be achieved – considering that the EU cyber defence sector currently relies significantly on civilian solutions and external markets and explore the extent to which the EU’s proposed approach to cyber defence will be enough to keep pace with ever-growing sophisticated cyber threats.
Our packages have been designed to enable sponsors to take advantage of the enhanced face-to-face networking benefits that are made possible by a physical meeting environment.
To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 10th Annual European Cyber Security Conference, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on [email protected] / +44 (0) 2920 783 023.
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