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Tuesday 25 March, 2014


08:30 – 09:00

Coffee and Registration

09:00 – 09:45

Keynote Session

Representatives from the three key policy perspectives within the European Commission - Digital Agenda, Home Affairs and External Action Service - will outline the Commission's perspectives on cyber security and set the tone for the discussions of the day.

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Senior European Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling

Zoran Stančič, Deputy Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Head of Cyber Policy Coordination, European External Action Service
Anabela Gago, Head of Unit, Organised crime and relations with EMCDD, DG HOME, European Commission

09:45 – 11:10

Session 1: Towards a Harmonised and Secure Cyberspace for Europe

As part of the European Strategy for Cyber Security, the Commission last year published a Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, which proposes new cyber security and breach notification rules for public administrators and market operators, and an increase in pan-European co-ordination.

- With the directive currently going through the legislative process in the European Parliament, what are the next steps with regards to its implementation and what impact could this have on the overall adoption in Europe of harmonised cyber security measures?
- How does the directive define key elements such as ‘risk’, and are these definitions both clear enough to avoid ambiguity; and flexible enough to allow for future market developments?
- As we move towards the adoption phase of the cyber security strategy, how can it be ensured that a simplified and coordinated approach is achieved across all member states?
- With this shift for the first time from voluntary information sharing to mandatory reporting, are appropriate safeguards in place to avoid penalising organisations with strong NIS capabilities who would detect more advanced intrusions than organisations who have a minimum level of capability?
- What link is there between notifications that are required under the data protection regulation and the cyber security directive, and where does the balance lie between protection of personal data and security?

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Senior European Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling

Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit, Trust and Security, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Jaan Priisalu, Director General, Information Systems Authority of Estonia
Steve Purser, Head of Operations Department, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Mike Loginov, Chief Strategist EMEA, Enterprise Security Services, HP
Ivailo Kalfin, Member, European Parliament

11:10 – 11:30

Morning Refreshments

11:30 – 12:55

Session 2: Developing Common Global Standards to Secure the End-to-End Supply Chain

Over the past year, there has been a significant global shift towards greater co-operation on cyber security issues. Despite this encouraging progress, there is however still no agreement on international standards or a common consensus on what the exact problems, and by extension, solutions are.

- What work is currently being done by policymakers, industry and technology vendors to work towards the development of common standards, and what can be done in the future?
- What examples of best practice in an end-to-end cyber security approach are being seen, and how can these act as a catalyst for broader dialogue on a strategy towards a common goal?
- What action is being carried out in regions outside Europe to secure the cyberspace and what international co-ordination is being seen?
- What role can the EU and its international partners play in developing common global standards in order to secure the entire supply chain?
- Could a global system of standards become a reality?

Moderator: Giles Merritt, Director, Security and Defence Agenda

Carmine Rizzo, Technical Officer and Security Expert, ETSI
John W. Bird, Department of Homeland Security Attaché, US Mission to the EU
Freddy Dezeure, Head of Task Force, CERT-EU
David Francis, Chief Security Officer, Huawei UK

12:55 – 13:55



13:55 – 14:15

Afternoon Keynote Presentation

Cyber Security priorities for the forthcoming Italian presidency

Gianfranco Incarnato, Cyber Security Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy

14:15 – 15:40

Session 3: Embracing Cyber-Resilience for the Benefit of All

The recent ‘Snowden’ revelations have led to a huge increase in overall awareness of cybercrime and its effects, and more than ever, now is a time when the importance of risk-management and cyber-resilience is at the forefront of everybody’s minds. This offers a huge opportunity to create a culture of risk management that not only secures the future of the internet in Europe, but by positioning Europe as a world leader in reducing vulnerability to cybercrime and cyber-attacks, also has the potential of open lucrative new commercial opportunities.

- With cyber criminals becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attacks, what can be done to build on Europe’s reputation as a world leader in tackling cybercrime and deliver a world leading ‘EU brand’ for cyber security now and into the future?
- Are the recently announced proposals from the European Commission on ‘Protection against the unlawful acquisition of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)’ likely to support efforts in tackling cybercrime?
- What risk management process and cyber governance activities are already in place amongst both the public and private sector, and where are the best examples being seen?
- By incentivising European businesses to improve their internal securities and to share information, what new commercial opportunities can be developed?
- What costs can be expected to be incurred by industry as a universal risk management strategy is introduced, and how can a return on this investment be ensured?
- Can the creation of a truly EU-wide culture of cyber-resilience be a boost to industrial growth and even the catalyst that finally turns around the European economy?

Moderator: Martin Porter, General Manager, Edelman Brussels and Chair, Edelman Europe Public Affairs

Eugenio Orlandi, Deputy Director, Capabilities Department, Europol
Steve Purser, Head of Operations Department, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Jos Dumortier, Professor of Law, Director Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT, Head B-CCENTRE
Martin Borrett, Director, IBM Institute for Advanced Security Europe
Graham Willmott, Head of Unit - Research Activities on Security, DG ENTR, European Commission

15:40 – 16:00

Afternoon Refreshments

16:00 – 17:25

Session 4: Shaping the Cyber Security R&D Agenda in Europe

Having the correct policy framework in place is not enough on its own to ensure the security of cyberspace – it is also important to have the right technologies, expertise and coordination. In order to achieve this, a co-ordinated framework of strategic priorities and objectives for cyber security research is needed.

- What are the missing elements in the EU when considering the security of the full value chain?
- With the Horizon2020 call for trust and security research now open, what are the key areas in which an additional focus on R&D is needed?
- What is being done to promote R&D in key enabling technologies and tools such as security by design and cryptography?
- What can be done to ensure that the technologies and tools that are already in place are being utilised to their full potential, and is there a need for increased simplification and education?
- What efforts are being made by policymakers, industry and academia in order to define R&D strategies and contribute to research activities, and how can public private partnerships such as those developed under the NIS platform be encouraged?
- What collaboration models are in place to ensure that we are working towards a co-ordinated programme of cyber security R&D in Europe, rather than a series of individual projects?

Moderator: Peter Warren, Chairman, Cyber Security Research Institute

Ulrich Seldeslachts, Managing Director, LSEC (Leaders in Security)
Fabio Martinelli, Senior Researcher, Instituto di Informatica e Telematica, National Research Council, Italy
Luca Compagna, Research Architect, SAP Product Security Research
Martin Mühleck, Technical Officer, Trust and Security Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission



Tuesday 25 March, 2014
08.30 to 17.25




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