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Thursday 17 November, 2016


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee and Registration

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote Speech

Sir Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union, European Commission

09:20 – 10:30

Session 1 - Conference Opening Policy Discussion

This session will gather speakers from the Commission, Parliament, Member States and Industry and will cover issues related to:

- Implementation of the NIS Directive
- Cyber-risk management and incident reporting
- Managing discrepancies between Member States and encouraging cooperation to deal with both small and large–scale proliferating cyber incidents.
- Communication on ICT Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market
- New measures that may be necessary to improve the EU cyber security resilience and incident response.

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Vivian Loonela, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President Ansip, European Commission
Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations Department, ENISA
Axel Voss, Member, European Parliament
Alin Stanescu, Senior Manager, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm
Michel van Leeuwen, Head of Cyber Security Policy Division, Ministry of Security and Justice - Netherlands

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Session 2 - Innovation and Standardisation: Delivering effective, future-proofed, cyber security

With billions of devices, sensors and machines connected to the Internet, the attack surface is becoming ever greater. The use of common industry-led standards, certifications and labels, it is argued, is vital in order to achieve the high levels of cyber security necessary for the creation of an effective Digital Single Market.

To what extent will products and services based on innovations such as blockchain, biometrics and machine-learning, shape and inform the future of cyber security, ensure the integrity of the value chain of technology solutions, and ultimately help achieve data-driven security? Are we maximising the role that cloud computing and big data analytics can play in real-time cyber threat detection and management? How effective is encryption and what are the implications of encryption use for businesses that rely on capturing and extracting value from data analysis?

Do cyber security standardization and interoperability initiatives led at EU-level sufficiently support the existing and future needs of the industry? How compatible are these standardisation activities with initiatives undertaken by NIST, the IETF and other regions of the world? How will the contractual PPP concretely address cyber security industrial capacities in the EU and how can the supply of high-level cyber security products become a competitive advantage?

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit - Cyber Security and Digital Privacy, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Marietje Schaake, Member, European Parliament
Christoph Raab, Cybersecurity Ambassador, Airbus DS - Cybersecurity
Ilias Chantzos, Senior Director EMEA and APJ Global CIP and Privacy Advisor Government Affairs, Symantec Corporation
Antony Jowett, UK Cyber Security Officer, Huawei Technologies Belgium N.V.
Rutger Schenk, Threat Detection and Response advisory lead, HPE


12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00

Session 3 - CISO Panel discussion: Cyber Security From the field

Europe’s competitiveness, productivity and the safety of its citizens depend increasingly on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructures such as that now found within the financial services, energy and healthcare industries, to name only a few.

In this session, we’ll ask what cyber security risks are faced by various industries, how incidents are currently managed, and what is required to face future threats. What are the sector-specific challenges, when working with different EU and national regulators, to improve security levels?

Moderator: Erik van Zuuren, Founder, and Vice-Chairman,

Fabrice Clement, Director of Security Governance & Investigations, Proximus
Jan de Blauwe, Chief Information Security Officer, BNP Paribas Fortis
Wim Peeters, Cyber Diplomacy , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium
Rik Ernst, Security Officer / Privacy Officer, HagaZiekenhuis and Maastro Clinic

14:00 – 14:15

Coffee Break

14:15 – 15:45

Fighting Cybercrime: Challenges and Opportunities

Digital technologies are making networked products and services more secure against cyber incidents, however this is increasingly bringing business and national security and law enforcement agencies into conflict, where access to information deemed vital to the investigation and prosecution of online criminal activity is subject to encryption or differing national jurisdictions and laws.

How can the balance be found between companies having to guarantee data security, privacy to preserve their users’ trust and the ability for law enforcement agencies to monitor and track criminal activities when security concerns arise? How can organisations best engage with law enforcement effectively?

What existing and additional tools and resources can government offer to law enforcement agencies for cyber forensics?

How are police forces co-operating internationally, strategically and operationally, to combat cybercrime networks? Is intelligence on emerging threats shared effectively? What are the limitations of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and how can they be overcome?

Should universal norms for cybersecurity be established to limit potential conflict in cyberspace so that events don’t escalate to cyber warfare?

Moderator: Giacomo Persi-Paoli, Research Leader, RAND Europe's Defence

Gregory Mounier, Head of Outreach, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
Eva Kaili, Member, European Parliament
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Head of Cyber Policy Coordination Conflict Prevention and Security Policy, European External Action Service
Jan Neutze, Director of Cybersecurity Policy, EMEA, Microsoft
Cathrin Bauer-Burst, Deputy Head of Unit, Cybercrime, DG Home, European Commission



Thursday 17 November, 2016
08.30 to 16.00




Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19
1050 Brussels



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