Date: 24 April, 2017


Location: Brussels

On the occasion of the Delegation from the Norwegian Business School training at ATA HQ in Brussels, ATA and the Norwegian Military Delegation gathered at Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels to build trust and confidence between government and consumers in the realm of CyberSecurity.
ATA is working towards facilitating the development of best practices for transparency, openness, and innovation in the cyber realm through an effective dialogue between key stakeholders.

Opening Address
Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association

First Session: Russian Hybrid Warfare
Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 demonstrated an unprecedented willingness to pursue its geopolitical goals through the use of military force. At the same time, Russia has actively worked to undermine the West through a program of misinformation, political interference, and cyber attacks. In response to this threat, NATO has established an enhanced forward presence in the Black Sea region. NATO must implement a cohesive strategy to deter Russian aggression and reduce insecurity along the Alliance’s Eastern flank. With this in mind, looking toward the NATO Special Meeting in May, panelists will assess how the Alliance can adapt to the emerging threat in the East.

Chairman and Introduction
Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association

Mr. Bruno LETE
Transatlantic Fellow, Security and Defense, German Marshall Fund

Mr. Wojciech DANECKI
Head of Unit, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights. Security & Defence, European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Second Session: Cooperation In The Fight Against Terrorism
Combating the internationall threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations will require deep cooperation among European countries and the United States. Specifically, the Trans-atlantic partnership must coordinate the work of various law enforcement agencies and facilitate greater information sharing among its members. It is important to implement a proactive strategy that emphasizes both counter-terrorism and deradicalisation. With this two-pronged approach, Europe and the United States can work to disrupt terrorist organizations abroad while preventing homegrown terrorism within their borders. In this panel, participants will explore potential ways to increase cooperation among EU member states, and discuss how the Trans-Atlantic community can cooperate in the fight against terrorism.

Comm. Saad AMRANI
Deputy Police Commissioner of Brussels

Head of Unit, DG D 1C: Police and Customs Cooperation

Visit to Microsoft
Third Session: Cyber-Security: The New Defence-Offence Mean 
Existing cyber policy varies significantly between nations and international organizations. The security of the cyber arena is necessary to protect our society. Therefore, cybersecurity is a top priority for NATO and the EU. To this end, NATO and the EU have enhanced their cooperation on Cyber Security, implementing the objectives set in the recent EU Global Strategy and NATO Warsaw Summit Declaration. Within this framework the expertise provided by the private sector is increasingly relevant.
With the opportunity to visit Microsoft office space in Brussels, the delegation will receive briefings on the role and contribution that large companies such as Microsoft can provide, both at policy and operational level. With a focus on the cyber security domain, delegates will receive key knowledge regarding protocols and beahviour to adopt when using the internet and the best ways to avoid negative consequences in terms of privacy violations and phishing as well as identity theft.  

Chairman and Introduction
Mr. Alessandro NIGLIA
Senior Program Officer, Atlantic Treaty Association

Manager EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft

Senior Manager of Cybersecurity Policy, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft