Cyber Security Summer Hub

The Cyber Security Summer Hub

Introduction

The Cyber Security Hub is a participatory online debate on European and global cyber security policy. The Hub seeks to kick-start the conversation around Europe’s Security Union and its cyber security policy, and more broadly around the role cyber will play in Europe’s drive for greater digital sovereignty.

Please browse the site, participate in the discussions, and do get in touch if you are interested in finding out more about the project and its events.

Joana Lima
Forum Europe
joana.lima@forum-europe.com
+44 07827 470 218

Featuring keynote speeches from

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Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President for ‘A Europe Fit for the Digital Age’

European Commission

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Despina Spanou

Head of Cabinet for Vice President Margaritis Schinas

European Commission

The Cyber Security Summer Hub

Speakers include

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Juhan Lepassaar 

Executive Director

ENISA

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Michel Van Bellinghen

Incoming Chair

BEREC

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Josianne Cutajar

Member

European Parliament

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Julien Nocetti

 Associate Fellow

IFRI 

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Miguel González-Sancho

 HoU Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building

European Commission

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Lise Fuhr

Director General

ETNO

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Wiktor Staniecki

Head of Cyber Sector

European External Action Service

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Andreas Könen

Director-General, Cyber and Information Security

German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) 

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Luigi Rebuffi

Secretary General and Founder

ECSO 

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Ulrich Seldeslachts

Executive director

LSEC.eu

Cyber Security Hub Themes

5G Security

NIS Revision

EU - China Cooperation

Cyber Education and Ranges

Women in Cyber Security

Cyber Security and Digital Sovereignty

Digital Innovation

Cyber Security and SMEs

Agenda

Day 1 – On Target: The European Context
2020-06-10
Day 2 – The Broader View: EU and Global Conversations
2020-06-11
12:30 - 12:45
Welcome and Introductions
Discovery and Networking Sessions

Discovery and networking sessions are designed to provide a basis for debate and discussion on focussed topics, and at the same time allowing for networking around dedicated issues. The sessions are led by two subject matter experts with up to 8 audience members able to join the discussion at any one time to have their say.

12:45 - 13:00
How the platform works and maximising your experience
13:00 - 13:45
Session A: Showcasing European SMEs’ digital solutions and Managing Public & Private Fundraising for SMEs

SMEs are the heart of innovation and wealth in Europe but they could particularly suffer during and after a crisis like the one we are experiencing today. It is therefore essential to be able to shed light on their competences and offers beyond their local market and support SMEs across Europe in the transition to digital which carries an increased cybersecurity component. Europe should also endeavour to keep their competence and innovation capacity in Europe: for this we need to concentrate our financial efforts from across EU to help them in their development.

13:00 - 13:45
Session B: Cyber Ranges: Cyber ranges towards a federated approach

In light of the different ongoing initiatives (EDA, ECHO, etc) and of the currently increasing digital transformation, this session discusses the motivations to federate / connect cyber ranges at European level and understand what added value would this bring to the cybersecurity community. Can we envisage a cyber ranges marketplace to ensure availability of resources to conduct trainings for staff, R&D, etc and allow all cyber ranges to come together and connect with one another?

13:45 - 14:45
Keynote speeches and discussion: Cybersecurity and the European Industrial Strategy – Securing the Digital Economy
14:45 - 15:30
Europe’s Cyber Security Policy Landscape: Is enough being done to drive the European market for cyber security?

Over the past decade, cyber security has emerged as a key priority. In order to guarantee the safety, security and resilience of our economy and society, a range of regulatory initiatives (such as the NIS Directive and the Cyber Security Act) have been launched and implemented to improve Europe’s cyber security capabilities and drive the development of common security solutions. This session will take stock of what has been achieved, analyse the current state-of-play of the various cyber security policy initiatives and explore what remains to be done to equip Europe with the right tools to boost the European market for cyber security products and services.

 

What more can be done at policy level in order to tackle the fragmentation of the European cybersecurity market and promote greater innovation and competitiveness? How can investments in cyber security products and services be further encouraged to support the existing and future needs of the industry? What can be done to enhance trust and information sharing across regions, countries and sectors?

Europe’s Cyber Security Policy Landscape: Is enough being done to drive the European market for cyber security? image
Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General and Founder, ECSO
Europe’s Cyber Security Policy Landscape: Is enough being done to drive the European market for cyber security? image
Juhan Lepassaar
Executive Director, ENISA
15:30 - 16:15
5G toolbox implementation: state of play and way forward for trust building

Last January, the European Commission released its Communication on Secure 5G Deployment in the EU, the so-called ‘5G Security toolbox’, providing guidance to Member States on the roll-out and future use of 5G networks. The aim of this initiative is to ensure a coordinated European approach based on robust security measures. With the toolbox recommendations being non-binding, questions are raised on how individual countries will address 5G security, this session will explore the state-of-play regarding the implementation of the 5G toolbox in Member States, the challenges that have been identified and discuss the extent to which a true consensus on technological and strategic measures can be found.

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Michel Van Bellinghen
Incoming Chair, BEREC
5G toolbox implementation: state of play and way forward for trust building image
Andreas Könen
Director-General, Cyber and Information Security, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI)
16:15 - 16:40
Keynote Speech and Q&A: The new Internal Security Strategy for the EU: a robust Security Union to address the challenges of a digitised world
Keynote Speech and Q&A: The new Internal Security Strategy for the EU: a robust Security Union to address the challenges of a digitised world image
Despina Spanou
Head of Cabinet for Vice President Margaritis Schinas European Commission
16:40 - 17:30
Event-Wide Networking
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome and Day 2 Introductions
Discovery and Networking Sessions

Discovery and networking sessions are designed to provide a basis for debate and discussion
on focussed topics, and at the same time allowing for networking around dedicated issues.
The sessions are led by two subject matter experts with up to 8 audience members able to
join the discussion at any one time to have their say.

09:10 - 10:00
Session C: Global Supply Chains and Cyber Security in the Post-COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Phase
Session C: Global Supply Chains and Cyber Security in the Post-COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Phase image
Julien Nocetti
Associate Fellow, IFRI
Session C: Global Supply Chains and Cyber Security in the Post-COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Phase image
Wiktor Staniecki
Head of Cyber Sector, European External Action Service
09:10 - 10:00
Session D: The Future of the Cyber Security Industry: What will be the necessary human skill set?

While emerging technologies will increasingly play a role in both cyber-attack and cyber- defence – particularly through the use of AI; human supervision will remain fundamental.

Engineers, developers, data scientists, and now increasingly people with the ability to communicate and frame cyber security as a real business challenge, will all continue to play important but varying and changing roles. This session will bring together cyber security experts for a discussion on how humans and technology will interact in the field of cyber security and the skills will be necessary to optimise this relationship to secure our cyber eco-systems.

10:00 - 11:10
EU Digital Sovereignty: What role will cyber security play in deepening Europe’s digital independence?

Enhancing Europe’s technological sovereignty and autonomy is a top priority for the European Commission. The aim is to enable Europe to fully grasp the potential of the digital age by strengthening its innovation capacity while ensuring that our values are reflected in the development of new digital products and services. Principles such as security, openness, transparency, trust and fairness can add major added value to a strong European cybersecurity solutions offering, bolstering the EU’s ability to truly compete on the global stage and ultimately reducing the dependence on foreign companies.

 

This session will explore how Europe’s cyber security capabilities can provide a solid base for its digital independence. How can Europe harness its cybersecurity assets and talent to increase its market position and strengthen its digital autonomy? How can Public-Private-Partnerships be reinforced to consolidate the European cybersecurity ecosystem? What is needed to further promote the development of security-focused technologies and encourage their adoption by both the public and private sectors? To what extent will the creation of the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and of the Network of National Coordination Centres concretely help increase the EU’s autonomy and competitiveness? What is being concretely done to implement a European certification framework for cybersecurity technologies and services which could act as a mark of quality, trust and security allowing European cybersecurity champions to emerge and to become influential on the global market? How can it be ensured that cybersecurity standardization activities at EU level are compatible with initiatives undertaken in other regions of the world?

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Margrethe Vestager
Executive Vice-President for ‘A Europe fit for the Digital Age’, European Commission
10:00 - 10:15
Keynote Speech
10:15 - 10:25
Keynote Introductory remarks
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Josianne Cutajar
Member of the European Parliament
10:25 - 11:10
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion image
Josianne Cutajar
Member of the European Parliament
Panel Discussion image
Lise Fuhr
Director General, ETNO
Panel Discussion image
Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General and Founder, ECSO
11:10 - 12:10
Mutual Trust and Integrity: Improving EU-China Cyber Security Cooperation

In today’s digital, borderless world, cyber security is unarguably a shared global issue, and responsibility. International cooperation in this area has never been more crucial, leading the EU to work with a number of global partners to strengthen the resilience of the cyberspace. Collaboration with China, which holds a prominent position in the supply chain of components for ICT products, continues to be increasingly important to develop a secure and trustworthy environment that meets the challenges of the digital ecosystem.

 

This session will discuss the crucial role of trust, transparency and common security standards as the basis of a secure digital space. It will ask if the current collaborative efforts being made between the EU and China are going far enough to establish the required level of trust and explore what more can be done to ensure the end-to-end security of the digital infrastructure.

 

As Europe is entering the 5G era and with the entire digital ecosystem of interconnected products being only as secure as its weakest link, what is being done to address issues related to the vulnerability of this complex supply chain? What examples of best practice for an end-to-end cyber security approach are being seen, and how can this act as a catalyst for broader dialogue on a strategy towards a common goal? Are cybersecurity standardization and interoperability initiatives led at EU-level sufficiently adaptable, risk-based and outcome-focused to address current and future threats?

12:10 - 13:00
Discovery and Networking Sessions

Discovery and networking sessions are designed to provide a basis for debate and discussion
on focussed topics, and at the same time allowing for networking around dedicated issues.
The sessions are led by two subject matter experts with up to 8 audience members able to
join the discussion at any one time to have their say.

12:10 - 13:00
Session E: Digital Innovation and Cyber Security
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Miguel González-Sancho
Head of Unit, Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CONNECT, European Commission
13:00 - 13:15
Keynote Speech – Germany Presidency
13:15 - 14:30
Event-Wide Networking
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Organisers & Partners

Event Organiser
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Forum Europe
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Strategic Partner
Strategic Partner
ECSO
The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL is a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016.ECSO represents the contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Cyber Security contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP). ECSO members include a wide variety of stakeholders such as large companies, SMEs and Start-ups, research centres, universities, end-users, operators, clusters and association as well as European Member State’s local, regional and national administrations, countries part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 associated countries.

Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Forum Europe using any of the details below.

Joana Lima
Event Manager | Forum Europe
joana.lima@forum-europe.com
+44 (0) 7827 470 218