European Parliament, Brussels: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-June 28

As threats in the cyber space continue to disrupt both the public and private sectors, often targeting critical infrastructures that supply essential services such as energy, water, healthcare or mobile services, member states of NATO & EU have enhanced their cooperation via a Technical Arrangement on Cyber Defence to advance the objectives set in the recent EU Global Strategy and NATO Warsaw Summit Declaration. With particular reference to the existing best practices used by some NATO & EU member states, this conference will focus on how both organizations can best use their existing tools to develop and implement a cooperative cyber security strategy.

This conference aims to:
a) Bring together experts, policy makers, officials, and industry representatives to discuss the practical impact of NATO & EU’s recent Technical Arrangement on Cyber Defence.
b) Analyze the best practices already being used by NATO & EU.
c) Analyze the best practices being used by individual member states of NATO & EU.
d) Provide specific policy recommendations towards achieving a cooperative cyber security strategy within the context of a more effective NATO-EU partnership

The agenda looked as follows:

16.20 OPENING REMARKS
Prof. Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI
President, Atlantic Treaty Association

16.25 KEYNOTE SPEECH
Dr. Jamie SHEA
Deputy Assistant Secretary General, NATO Emerging Security Challenges

– MODERATOR

Mr. Brooks TIGNER
Chief Policy Analyst, Security Europe

16.35 SPECIAL SESSION The Vulnerability of Cyber Space

Mr. Ryan M. GILLIS
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy & Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks

16.55 TOPIC OF DISCUSSION- Implementation of NATO & EU’s Strategy in the Field of Cyber Security: What Role for the Private Sector?
Cyber security is critical for nations, businesses and individuals. However, existing cyber policies varies significantly between nations and international organizations, creating different approaches that have left several domains vulnerable, such as national security and individual data protection. The risk of a devastating cyber-attack against critical infrastructure is very real, and the lack of ability to protect the digital market place and privacy of individuals puts modern society in danger when conducting online communications, financial transactions and sensitive information sharing. In this framework, the Technical Arrangement on Cyber Defence between NATO & EU and the 42 concrete proposal for a better implementation of NATO-EU cooperation are decisive steps to ensuring a resilient and defendable cyberspace for NATO, EU and Partner countries. Panelists will address the new challenges and provide the audience with case studies and best practices that will show the added value for governments and their citizens, of an effective partnership between the public and private sectors to enhance the resilience of cyberspace.

DISCUSSION
Mr. Andreas SCHWAB
EPP Coordinator, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Mr. Gianni CUOZZO
CEO, Aspisec

Ms. Chelsey SLACK
Cyber Defence Section, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division

Dr. Chris DONNELLY
Director, Institute for Statecraft

Mr. Mark SMITHAM
Senior Manager of Cyber Security Policy, Microsoft

17.45 CONCLUDING REMARKS
Sir. Julian KING
Commissioner, Security Union

17.55 Q&A SESSION

18.10
COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND NETWORKING Hosted by ENTER (JAN O’Liberty Restaurant)
REMARKS

Ing. Mariano CUNIETTI
CTO and Cloud & Hosting BU Manager, Enter