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Cybersecurity@CEPS SUMMIT 2022

AI, digitalisation and innovation

Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium

This in-person event is free and open to the public but registration is mandatory.

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Cybersecurity@CEPS SUMMIT 2022

The many faces of cybersecurity during an era of uncertainty


We live in unprecedent times characterised by historic challenges, such as the tragic ongoing war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, rapidly rising inflation and the climate emergency. After 24 February, the world order has changed dramatically and increasing uncertainty has come to dominate our everyday lives.

Cyberspace, as the backbone of the digital single market and being strongly embedded in our society, reflects this uncertainty through the increasing number of threats and attacks we’re seeing on digital technologies. Against this backdrop, the EU’s posture on cybersecurity should respond to these new challenges by utilising the many faces of cybersecurity during this time of uncertainty and crisis.

We need new rules for networks and product security, increased coordination efforts at EU level to respond to cyber crises, and renewed engagement with new challenges – such as the metaverse – to shape a cybersecurity global governance for the new world order.

· What is the status of the EU’s current efforts to create resilience and enhance deterrence in cyberspace?

· Do we need additional measures to increase awareness, to develop smarter policy and establish more effective governance?

· Is European cyberspace safer today than yesterday?

· Are EU leaders meeting the challenge of facing future cybersecurity threats as they become more sophisticated and dangerous?

These and many more questions will be raised and addressed at the CEPS annual cybersecurity summit.

Registration for this event will be ending on December 5th 09:30 (CET)

Video recordings of the event:

Opening session

Session I: From networks to products. Assessing a changing cybersecurity regulatory environment in the EU

Session II: Strengthening the EU Cyber Defence Capabilities during cyber crises

Session III: Cybersecurity and the Metaverse

Session IV: Cybersecurity Global Governance in the new world order

Lorenzo Pupillo Lorenzo Pupillo
Lorenzo Pupillo

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

Speakers list
Lorena Boix-Alonso

Director for Digital Society, Trust &Cybersecurity, DG CNECT

Viktor Zhora

Deputy Chairman of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine

Adrian Culley

Senior EMEA Architect, Trellix

Lise Fuhr

Director General ETNO

Florian Pennings

Cybersecurity Director, Microsoft

Ross Anderson

Professor of Security Engineering , University of Cambridge

Christiane Kirketerp De Viron

Head of Unit, Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy, European Commission

Bart Groothuis

Member of European Parliament

Joanna Swiatkowska

Chief Operating Officer, ECSO

Christian D’Cunha

Acting Head of Cyber Coordination Task Force at DG CNECT

Christian Callies

Professor for Public and European Law at Freie Universität Berlin

Hester Somsen

Dep. National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) and director Cyber Security and State threats, Ministry of Justice and Security, The Netherlands

Ralf Schneider

Group CIO, Allianz SE

Eli Noam

Professor of Public Policy, and Business Responsibility at Columbia University Business School

Josef Schroefl

Deputy Director Strategy & Defence, European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki

Fabrizio Sestini

Policy Officer European Commission, DG CONNECT

Afonso Ferreira

Director of Research, CNRS

Wolfgang Kleinwachter

Professor Emeritus University of Aarhus

Andrea Rigoni

EU Cyber & Digital Policy Co-Lead and Partner Deloitte

Olaf Kolkman

Principal-Internet Technology, Policy and Advocacy, Internet Society

Wiktor Staniecki

Deputy Head, European External Action Services

Prof Paul Timmers

European University Cyprus, Research Associate Oxford University