The Biggest Cybersecurity Forum in Europe – CYBERSEC

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CYBERSEC 2015 is the largest conference on strategic issues of cybersecurity held in Europe. It is organised with the financial support of NATO, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of the United States of America in Kraków. CYBERSEC can become a significant part in the discussion before the NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016.

The list of speakers includes Sorin Ducariu – Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Tomasz Siemoniak – Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland, Paweł Soloch – Head of the National Security Bureau (Poland), Andrzej Halicki – Poland’s Minister of Administration and Digitisation, as well as representatives of business such as Paul Nicholas – Microsoft’s Senior Director for Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy. The ambassadors of Germany – Rolf Nikel, Great Britain – Robin Barnett, France – Pierre Buhler, Estonia – Harri Tiido, and Ukraine – Andrii Deshchytsia have all announced their attendance at the conference.

The CYBERSEC Forum is a Kosciuszko Institute initiative, and one of few conferences in Europe which will undertake a comprehensive approach to the issue of cybersecurity. The main goal of CYBERSEC is crafting effective solutions that strengthen the level of cybersecurity policies in Poland, Europe, and in the transatlantic realm. The participants will also discuss hybrid threats and the need to raise the level of trust and develop new rules of strengthened Euro-Atlantic cooperation in the post-Snowden era in the face of emerging threats in Europe.
In the opinion of Joanna Świątkowska, CYBERSEC’s Programme Director and Kosciuszko Institute Senior Research Fellow for Cybersecurity, contemporary Europe faces a great risk connected with hostile actions in cyberspace, therefore understanding the severity of such danger and initiatives such as CYBERSEC are absolutely crucial nowadays. – Cyberspace increasingly more often becomes the venue for conducting conflicts that fit the general definition of a hybrid war. This has a particular significance when the cybersecurity of countries, their economies and critical infrastructure, along with the daily functioning of private entities and regular citizens is dependent on the security of cyberspace. Poland together with the entire Europe, must take active part in processes aiming at improving cybersecurity – stresses Świątkowska.

Background:

CYBERSEC is taking place on 28 and 29 September in Kraków, Poland.

CYBERSEC comprises over 130 speakers from 20 European countries and the U.S.

The discussions and panel debates will take place in four topical streams – STATE, MILITARY, FUTURE, and BUSINESS. During two days of intensive debates, the experts will have the opportunity to exchange opinions and form recommendations on cybersecurity policies in Europe. CYBERSEC brings together the most important representatives of public institutions, international organizations, NGOs, and the business sector.

Among them, some of the leaders of the ICT sector such as Microsoft, Cisco, EXATEL, FireEye, Fidelis Cybersecurity, BalaBit IT Sescurity or Fortinet, all of which focus on delivering safe solutions. Accompanying them will be companies, for whom cybersecurity of both critical infrastructure and of their clients is top priority, such as Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PERN “Przyjaźń”, KGHM Polska Miedź, PKO Bank Polski, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Grupa PZU.

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More details at: http://cybersecforum.eu/