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Cybersecurity@CEPS Summit 2021

Day 1 - Wednesday
Day 2 - Thursday

Cybersecurity@CEPS Summit 2021


Building Cyber Resilience for a sustainable Post Pandemic Recovery

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global health emergency, with the subsequent national lockdowns and travel bans forcing countries to quickly adapt to a fully virtual way of functioning. Fast forward nearly two years and our global interdependence and increasing reliance on digital technologies has never been more evident. Cyber criminals have managed to exploit the pandemic, leveraging the potential vulnerabilities of remote devices and bandwidth security.

In 2021, the drive for ubiquitous connectivity and digitalisation is a key component of supporting economic progress. Simultaneously and unavoidably, this drive also creates fertile ground for the rise in both scale and volume of cyberattacks that dominate our day-to-day lives: increasing ransomware and diversified tactics, increasingly mobile cyber threats, ever more sophisticated phishing, and cyber criminals and nation state attackers targeting civil infrastructures.

The European Commission has put great emphasis on its cybersecurity policy initiatives. These include the NIS2 Directive proposal, the Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre, the cybersecurity certification framework under the Cybersecurity Act and the creation of a Joint Cyber Unit to provide structured and coordinated operational cooperation that could include an EU-level mutual assistance mechanism during a major cyber crisis.

Join us for the annual Cybersecurity@CEPS Summit from 1-2 December 2021, where we’ll be aiming to contribute to the next steps of the EU’s evolving cybersecurity efforts by providing answers to such pressing questions as:

  • How can we build cyber resilience for a sustainable post-pandemic recovery?
  • How is the rapidly evolving threat landscape and the use of new technologies such as AI and quantum computing changing the approach to cyber resilience?
  • And what role could Europe play in global cybersecurity governance to build international support for drawing the line between responsible and irresponsible operations in cyberspace?

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Lorenzo Pupillo Lorenzo Pupillo
Lorenzo Pupillo

Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Cybersecurity@CEPS Initiative

Speakers list
Jakub Boratynski

Head of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Unit, DG CNECT

Raj Samani

McAfee Fellow, Chief Scientist

Jan Vanhaecht

Belgian Cyber Secure domain leader, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Martina Calleri

Deloitte Cyber security Specialist

Eva Kaili

Member of European Parliament and NIS2 Shadow rapporteur

Florian Pennings

Director Government Affairs Cybersecurity, Microsoft

Sandra Schmitz

University of Luxemburg

Svetlana Schuster

Head of Sector Implementation and Review of the NIS Directive, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Luigi Rebuffi

Secretary General ECSO

Marnix Dekker

Coordinator NIS Directive and Vulnerabilities Disclosure Policy, ENISA

Valery Vander Geeten

Legal Officer, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium

Kevin Gallerin

CEO APAC , YesWeHack

Laurent Bernat

Senior Policy Analyst , OECD

Rayna Stamboliyska

RS Strategy

Stasa Novak

Chair of the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues Council of the European Union


Partner of the cybersecurity practice at Wavestone

Pedro Norton Barbosa

Head of MULTICERT and SIBS CyberWatch

Wolfgang Tittel

Professor, QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft, The Netherlands Visiting Professor, University of Geneva and Schaffhausen Institute of Technology in Geneva, Switzerland

Maria Rosaria Taddeo

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Isaac Kohn

Deloitte's Quantum Security Practice Leader

Pascal Maillot

Deputy Head of Unit High Performance Computing & Quantum Technologies DG CNECT

Wolfgang Kleinwachter

Professor Emeritus University of Aarhus

David Harmon

EU Cybersecurity and Privacy Director, Huawe

Veni Markovski

VP, UN Engagement ICANN

Wiktor Staniecki

Deputy Head of Division European External Action Service

Klara Jordan

Chief Public Policy Officer, Cyber Peace Institute