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Summary

Thank you to the 300+ delegates who participated in the conference.

The European Cyber Security Conference took place on 16th May 2013 in Brussels and brought together top level policymakers and stakeholders for an interactive debate on tackling cyber threats and securing the EU's online environment.

The event focused on the European Commission's recently released Cyber Security Strategy, and the conference provided an opportunity to discuss the current challenges that are faced and the necessary policy, legal and practical actions required in order to enable citizens in Europe and beyond to continue to safely enjoy the benefits of a networked world.

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Speakers include

Cecilia Malmström

Cecilia Malmström

European Commissioner for Home Affairs

European Commission

Troels Oerting

Troels Oerting

Assistant Director, Europol & Head

European Cybercrime Centre

Udo Helmbrecht

Udo Helmbrecht

Executive Director

ENISA

Zoran Stančič

Zoran Stančič

Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT

European Commission

John Suffolk

John Suffolk

Senior Vice President and Global Cyber Security Officer

Huawei

Jamie Shea

Jamie Shea

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

NATO

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Cyber Security Policy Advisor

European External Action Service

Erik Barnett

Erik Barnett

Attaché to the European Union for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

US Department of Homeland Security

Jacques Bus

Jacques Bus

Associate Member, Digital Enlightenment Forum & Research Fellow

University of Luxembourg

Tomas Jakimavičius

Tomas Jakimavičius

Counsellor for Telecommunications, Information Society and Postal Services

Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

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More information

 

Cyber attacks are recognised as one of the most serious security challenges faced today, with some estimating it as already responsible for costing the global economy between $300 billion and $1 trillion annually. In addition, the level of cyber threats is rising, with the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Risks Report listing cyber attacks as the 4th highest risk to global society in terms of likelihood.

Against this backdrop, The European Commission in February launched a new Cybersecurity Strategy, outlining its vision; clarifying roles and responsibilities of the various agencies and stakeholders; and setting out what it sees as the actions that are required to make the EU's online environment the most secure in the world.

This conference provided a platform for all stakeholders to come together to discuss the development and implementation of the strategy, discussing the individual roles that each sector of society needs to play in order to make the internet safe and secure, as well as the need for cyber and international co-operation. Delegates looked at the best way forward in creating a culture of risk management, and explored what could be done to stimulate innovation to complement policy action in order to tackle cyber threats.

Topics discussed at the event included:

- Delivering a cyber security strategy to protect an interconnected Europe
- Removing the Weakest Links - Cyber co-operation to tackle an expanding threat landscape
- International Co-operation - working with global partners to secure the worldwide cyberspace
- Embracing cyber-resilience - Towards a culture of risk management for the private sector
- The role of R&D - Stimulating innovative technologies & processes to complement policy actions

Click here for a copy of the conference programme.


We currently in the early stages of developing the 2014 edition of the European Cyber Security conference. For information or details regarding speaking or sponsorship opportunities please contact Jessie Atkinson on jessie.atkinson@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 029.

Logistics

When

Thursday May 16, 2013
09.00 to 18.00

CET

 

Where

The Renaissance Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19
1050
Brussels

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Downloads

Sponsorship brochure

 

 

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