The 9th European Cyber Security Conference 2022

This conference will be held under a Hybrid Format and in-person attendance at this event will be limited to 120 attendees.

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Event Overview

The European Cyber Security Conference returns to Brussels & Online this March for its 9th 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.

Key discussions

Secure data

The European Cyber Security Policy landscape: NIS 2, CER and the Cyber Resilience Act

5G

5G and the Internet of Secure Things

Future tech

Cyber security and Future Technologies

AI

AI for Security Operations Centre

Global cooperation in cyber security

Enhancing European and Global cooperation in Cyber Security

Replays On Demand

Confirmed Speakers

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Margaritis Schinas

Vice President, Promoting our European Way of Life

European Commission

Anne Nueberger 240

Anne Neuberger

Deputy National Security Advisor, Cyber & Emerging Tech at National Security Council

The White House

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David van Weel

Assistant Secretary General

NATO

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Juhan Lepassaar

Executive Director

ENISA

Eva Maydell 240

Eva Maydell

MEP

EEP Group (BG)

Nathalie Jaarsma 240

Nathalie Jaarsma

Ambassador at-Large for Security Policy and Cyber

Kingdom of the Netherlands​

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Alejandro Cainzos

Member of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Vestager

European Commission

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Katja Kmet Vrčko

Head of Supervision Department for Operators at AKOS

Co-chair of BEREC 5G Cybersecurity Working Group

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Nina Hyvarinen

Chief Specialist

Safety and Security Unit
Data Department Ministry of Transport and Communications,
Finland

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Piret Urb

Head of International Relation

Information System Authority (RIA), Estonia

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Julie Ruff

Deputy Head of Unit, DG CNECT/H1 (Cybersecurity technologies and Capacity building)

European Commission

Andreas 240

Dr. Andreas Mitrakas

Head of Unit for Market, Certification and Standardization

ENISA

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Wiktor Staniecki

Deputy Head of Security and Defence Policy Division

European External Action Service

Carlos Córdoba 240

Carlos Córdoba

Head of Area for Cybersecurity Operation Centers, National Cryptologic Center

Spain

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Alex Leadbeater

Chair

ETSI TC CYBER

Darren Shou 240

Darren Shou

Head of Technology

NortonLifeLock

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John Graham Cumming

Chief Technology Officer

Cloudflare

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Thomas Boué

Director General, Policy - EMEA

BSA | The Software Alliance

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Ilias Chantzos

Head of Government Affairs programmes EMEA

Broadcom

Leif Nixon 240

Leif Nixon

Security Expert

Sectra Communications

Miguel 240

Miguel Ángel Recio

Associate Director - Intelligent Products & Platforms Security Lead

Accenture

Javier 240

Javier Villegas-Burgos

Deputy Head Government Relations and Policy Engagement - EU Affairs

Vodafone

Jorge bBlanco 240 V3

Jorge Blanco

Global Head of Security Solutions

BBVA Group

Dennis Kluger 240

Dennis Kügler

Head of Branch Standardization, Certification Policy, Supervision

Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Germany

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Luigi Rebuffi

Secretary General

ECSO

Iva 240

Iva Tasheva

Co-Founder & Cyber Security Lead

CYEN SCS

Visiola 240

Visiola Pula

Cybersecurity Senior Analyst

Cullen International

Raluca 240

Raluca​ Csernatoni

Visiting Scholar

Carnegie Europe

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Paul Adamson

Chairman

Forum Europe

Agenda

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The 9th Annual European Cybersecurity Conference
2022-03-24
09:00 - 09:45
Keynote Session: A European approach for a secure and resilient digital economy
Keynote Session: A European approach for a secure and resilient digital economy image
Margaritis Schinas
Vice President, Promoting our European Way of Life, European Commission
Keynote Session: A European approach for a secure and resilient digital economy image
Juhan Lepassaar
Executive Director, ENISA
Keynote Session: A European approach for a secure and resilient digital economy image
Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
09:50 - 11:10
Session 1 | A modernised framework to secure the digital and interconnected European economy

To address the increasing digitalisation of activities that are vital to the functioning of the internal market, the interconnectedness of these activities and the constant evolution of the digital and physical security risks landscape – all of which have been amplified throughout the COVID-19 crisis – the European Commission has continued to release proposed reforms to existing measures governing both cyber and physical resilience of critical entities and networks as part of its updated Cybersecurity Strategy. Both the proposed NIS 2 and the Critical Entities Resilience  (CER) directives cover a wider range of sectors than their predecessors, based on their criticality to the internal market, and an upcoming Cyber Resilience Act will aim to set common standards for connected devices, complementing the measures set out in the delegated act to the Radio Equipment Directive, recently released. These ambitious measures aim to prepare for and respond to future cyber and physical security risks, in line with the approach defined in the Security Union Strategy 2020-2025 which breaks down the silo measures between the online and offline worlds.

 

This session will explore the status of discussions around the measures recently announced, identify areas where more clarity or focus needs to be given and discuss the importance of promoting a harmonised and consistent approach across the EU to truly boost the security and resilience of digital networks, products as well as of essential and important entities. It will ask how provisions of the NIS 2 and CER directives can increase the level of resilience of all relevant public and private entities that are key to the functioning of our economy and society, discuss what needs to be included in the upcoming Cyber Resilience Act and how it can be guaranteed that all measures truly complement each other. 

 

This session will also discuss:

 

  • The extent to which the measures introduced in past months can help the EU lead in the development of secure technologies across the whole supply chain in view of its strategic autonomy ambitions;
  • What support is foreseen for Member States and critical entities to ensure prompt, efficient harmonised and coherent implementation of new measures across the EU;
  • How the measures introduced under NIS 2 can concretely and appropriately address third party risks in supply chains and supplier relationships.
  • Whether the provisions of the NIS 2 and CER directives are both clear enough to avoid ambiguity and flexible enough to provide resilience against future threats and security challenges;
  • The extent to which the delegated act to the Radio Equipment Directive can truly enhance network resilience.
  • How it can be ensured that the provisions and objectives of new measures remain complementary with each other as well as with other existing legislations and doesn’t create overlap between requirements which could cause uncertainty and complexity for industry players.
Session 1 | A modernised framework to secure the digital and interconnected European economy image
Eva Maydell
Member, European Parliament
Session 1 | A modernised framework to secure the digital and interconnected European economy image
Nina Hyvarinen
Chief Specialist, Safety and Security Unit, Data Department Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland
Session 1 | A modernised framework to secure the digital and interconnected European economy image
Thomas Boué
Director General, Policy — EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance
Session 1 | A modernised framework to secure the digital and interconnected European economy image
Javier Villegas-Burgos
Deputy Head Government Relations and Policy Engagement - EU Affairs, Vodafone
Session 1 | A modernised framework to secure the digital and interconnected European economy image
Iva Tasheva
Co-Founder & Cyber Security Lead, CYEN SCS
11:10 - 11:30
Morning Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things

While it is recognised that 5G and associated connected technologies will play a significant and positive role in the digital and green transformation of numerous sectors in Europe,  it is also expected that, by expanding the attack surface with billions of interconnected devices running through increased bandwidth, 5G will significantly alter the already-complex cyber threats landscape, giving rise to new vulnerabilities and risks:  If compromised, any component of the network can be exploited at a new speed and scale. With 5G systems relying on a huge number of components being manufactured by various players all over the world, concerns over the integrity of supply chains have also been raised. This new reality has led Europe to launch several initiatives in recent years to bolster cybersecurity in a vastly expanded threat landscape resulting from the roll out of 5G and from the adoption of connected and intelligent technologies.

 

This session will discuss the latest thinking around the security and resilience of 5G networks and systems (with 6G already on the horizon) and of connected devices, notably around considerations pertaining to supply chain security and certification initiatives under the Cyber Security Act.  It will also explore the work that is needed to make the upcoming Cyber Resilience Act a success by setting industry standards for the security of connected devices and supporting the EU’s ambitions to remain a leader in Cybersecurity on the global scale and the extent to which the recently adopted delegated act to the RED Directive is an appropriate first step.

 

Topics discussed will include:

  • The progress, successes and possible shortcomings relating to the implementation of the EU 5G Toolbox and what is being done to ensured that identified risks are mitigated appropriately and in a coordinated way at EU-level, 
  • What more can be done to foster a sustainable and diverse supply chain to avoid long-term dependency and how Europe is working with other regions to ensure the security of the complex global 5G supply chain and of connected devices introduced on the EU market.
  • What specific provisions the candidate cybersecurity certification scheme on 5G networks requested by the European Commission should have, what can be done to help reduce possible fragmentation between existing cyber certification schemes and the extent to which these initiatives  will be enough to support Europe’s efforts guarantee the robustness and resilience of 5G and future generations networks
  • The on-going work in the development of a European cybersecurity certification schemes for connected devices to ensure security throughout products’ entire life cycles and the new horizontal regulation for the cybersecurity IoT products and associated services offered in the European market so that the global competitiveness of the EU’s IoT industry and the bloc’s leadership in cybersecurity is boosted.
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things image
Alejandro Cainzos
Member of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Vestager
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things image
Katja Kmet Vrčko
Head of Supervision Department for Operators at AKOS and Co-chair of BEREC 5G Cybersecurity Working Group
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things image
Alex Leadbeater
Chair, ETSI TC CYBER
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things image
Dennis Kügler
Head of Branch Standardization, Certification Policy, Supervision, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Germany
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things image
Miguel Ángel Recio
Associate Director - Intelligent Products & Platforms Security Lead, Accenture
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things image
Dr. Andreas Mitrakas
Head of Unit for Market, Certification and Standardization, ENISA
Session 2 | A resilient, complex and dynamic digital ecosystem: 5G Security and the Internet of Secure Things image
Visiola Pula
Cybersecurity Senior Analyst , Cullen International
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch Break
13:45 - 14:15
High-Level discussion | Looking ahead: Cyber security and future technologies

This fireside chat will discuss the policy, technological and societal implications that continuous tech innovations will have on the notion of ‘cybersecurity’ as we know it given the development of a digital space that integrates emerging technologies like quantum computing, blockchain, AI and more, and as we look into futuristic concepts such as the ‘metaverse’.

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Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General and Founder, ECSO
High-Level discussion | Looking ahead: Cyber security and future technologies image
Darren Shou
Head of Technology, NortonLifeLock
14:20 - 15:40
Session 3 | An intelligence-led approach to cybersecurity: Setting up an EU-wide network of AI-enabled Security Operations Centres

This session will focus on the European Commission’s proposal to build a network of Security Operations Centres (SOCs) across the EU that would leverage AI and ML technologies to detect early signs of impending cyber-attacks and launch early preventative actions. It will discuss how the establishment of this network of SOCs aimed at building a so-called ‘Cyber Security Shield’ can concretely improve threat and incident detection, analysis and response, and the extent to which this network of SOCs will address the current fragmentation in information sharing between the public and private sectors. It will explore how the combination of AI and cybersecurity measures

alongside human expertise offers unique opportunities to the continuous development of a secure digital economy.

 

The session will also ask

– What data governance models need to be put in place to ensure that the AI systems being used in SOCs are secured, trustworthy and reliable?

– What considerations for the future of the intersection between real-time cybersecurity and AI in the context of SOCs need to be taken into account as EU initiatives around the deployment of Edge Computing, Quantum computing and other advanced technologies are scaling up?

-With technology, people and processes being at the core of SOCs, what more can be done both at EU and member-state level to encourage investments, support public-private cooperation further and ensure that a skilled and diverse workforce is in place to create a truly efficient ‘Cyber Security Shield”?

Session 3 | An intelligence-led approach to cybersecurity: Setting up an EU-wide network of AI-enabled Security Operations Centres image
Julie Ruff
Deputy Head of Unit, DG CNECT/H1 (Cybersecurity technologies and Capacity building), European Commission
Session 3 | An intelligence-led approach to cybersecurity: Setting up an EU-wide network of AI-enabled Security Operations Centres image
Carlos Córdoba
Head of Area for Cybersecurity Operation Centers, National Cryptologic Center, Spain
Session 3 | An intelligence-led approach to cybersecurity: Setting up an EU-wide network of AI-enabled Security Operations Centres image
Leif Nixon
Security Expert, Sectra Communications
Session 3 | An intelligence-led approach to cybersecurity: Setting up an EU-wide network of AI-enabled Security Operations Centres image
Ilias Chantzos
Head of Government Affairs programmes EMEA, Broadcom
Session 3 | An intelligence-led approach to cybersecurity: Setting up an EU-wide network of AI-enabled Security Operations Centres image
Jorge Blanco
Global Head of Security Solutions, BBVA Group
Session 3 | An intelligence-led approach to cybersecurity: Setting up an EU-wide network of AI-enabled Security Operations Centres image
Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General and Founder, ECSO
15:40 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:15
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace

As the digital space transcends state borders, no country can counter cyber threats alone. Cooperation and a multilateral approach are therefore crucial to mitigate cybersecurity threats and to ensure the stability of the digital world. In the past decade, the EU has undertaken a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening cooperation amongst Member States, as well as with international organisations and partner countries in order to deliver a shared understanding of the digital threat landscape, to promote an open, stable and secure cyberspace and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms online.

 

This session will discuss the latest policies outlined in the new Cybersecurity Strategy as well as the non-regulatory instruments suggested to scale up cooperation and knowledge sharing at EU level and with international partners on existing and emerging cyber or hybrid threats. It will highlight how capacity and confidence building measures can be improved to develop and implement a coherent and holistic international cybersecurity approach that reflect the EU’s core values.

 

Areas of focus will include:

  • The proposed new Joint Cyber Unit aimed at boosting cooperation between EU bodies, Member State authorities and cybersecurity communities across the EU, to improve preparedness, awareness and reinforce a coordinated response to cyber threats
  • The additional measures to the ‘Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox’ that are needed and proposed to counter malicious cyber threats that impact the bloc’s critical infrastructure, democratic institutions and processes more effectively
  • How methods for the detection of the origins of attacks can be improved in order to reinforce the EU’s approach to attribution and related sanctions and discourage future offenses or escalation
  • The progress made regarding the promotion of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace at international level, the application of international law in cyber space, how efficient voluntary non-binding norms are and what more needs to be done.
  • What can be learnt from the creation of the Cybersecurity Diplomacy Toolbox when looking at establishing a similar scheme to counter foreign interference, influence operations and disinformation, as part of the European Commission’s Democracy Action Plan
  • The plans to develop an EU External Cyber Capacity Building Agenda to increase cyber capacity-building efforts to third countries, as well as the creation of an EU Cyber Diplomacy Network around the world to promote the European vision of cyberspace.
  • What is to be expected from the review of the Cyber Defence Policy Framework to improve cyber defence cooperation
  • What more needs to be done to deter cyber-attacks from hostile state and non-state actors targeting Europe’s critical infrastructure and essential services
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace image
Anne Neuberger
Deputy National Security Advisor, Cyber & Emerging Tech at National Security Council, The White House
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace image
David van Weel
Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace image
Nathalie Jaarsma
Ambassador at-Large for Security Policy and Cyber, Kingdom of the Netherlands​
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace image
Piret Urb
Head of International Relation, Information System Authority (RIA), Estonia
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace image
Wiktor Staniecki
Head of Cyber Sector, Security Policy Division, EEAS
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace image
John Graham-Cumming
Chief Technology Officer, Cloudflare
Session 4 | Enhancing European and international cooperation to respond to cyber threats and promote a global, stable and open cyberspace image
Raluca​ Csernatoni
Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe
17:15
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To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 9th Annual European Cyber Security Conference, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on [email protected] / +44 (0) 2920 783 023.

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Venue

Stanhope Hotel, Brussels
Balmoral Room
Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

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Contact

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Anne-Lise Simon
Director | Head of Event Planning & Coordination
Forum Europe
[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 023

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