European Cybersecurity Skills Conference 2023

The 2nd edition of the annual European Cybersecurity Skills Conference focused on sharing and discussing progress linked to the added value and prospects of the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF). The conference showcased how the ECSF has had an impact across different communities in order to bridge the skills gap and reduce the workforce shortage across all the European Union.

The full agenda is available here

ECSF explanatory video is available here

ECSF main webpage with all the relevant information is available here


Day 1


The European Commission Communication on the Skills Academy

Miguel GONZALEZ-SANCHO, Head of Unit ‘Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building’, European Commission attachment-icon_small.png

Impact and Prospect of the European Cybersecurity Framework (ECSF) Fabio DI FRANCO, ENISA    attachment-icon_small.png

Synergies among European

Moderator: Dimitra LIVERI,


Katarzyna PRUSAK-GORNIAK, Deputy Chair of the
European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC)

Davide MARTINI, Senior Expert, Cybersecurity in Aviation,
European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Panagiotis MARZELAS, Cyber ETEE team leader, European
Security & Defence College (ESDC)

Jutta BREYER, CEN TC428 WG2 Conveyor

From strategy to actions:
National policy initiatives
endorsing ECSF

Moderator: Javier GOMEZ,


Xana MARTINEZ, National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE),

Paolo ATZENI, Director for skill and competence development,
Agenzia della Cybersicurezza Nazionale (ACN), Italy

Miroslav HAVELKA, Head of Education department, Cyber
Security Competence & Certification Centre, Slovakia

Christiana PIPERIDOU, Digital Security Authority of Cyprus

Closing the professional skills gap: the role of private entities

Moderator: Miguel Ángel CAÑADA NAVARRO, INCIBE


Alberto LONGHI, Training manager, Leonardo attachment-icon_small.png

Jetzabel SERNA, CEO & Founder, SAPAR GmbH attachment-icon_small.png

Andy WOOLHEAD, Head of Global Product, CRES attachment-icon_small.png

Day 2


Keynote speech

Karen WETZEL, Manager NICE Framework, NIST  attachment-icon_small.png

Driving Impact: Empowering
Certifications through ECSF

Moderator: Anne-Sophie
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Sanjana MEHTA, Senior Director, Advocacy, ISC2

Vladlena BENSON, Academic and Research Liaison, ISACA

Brian CORREIA, Director Business Development, SANS

James STANGER, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA

Cybersecurity Higher Education Database (CyberHEAD)

Konstantinos ADAMOS, University of Aegean   attachment-icon_small.png

Promoting Excellence: capacity building activities embracing the ECSF

Moderator: Héctor LAIZ IBAÑEZ, INCIBE


Argyro CHATZOPOULOU, Co-founder APIROPLUS Solutions, Partner organization of the REWIRE funded project  attachment-icon_small.png

Enrico CALANDRO, Project Leader, Cyber Resilience for Development (Cyber4Dev) attachment-icon_small.png

Eliana STAVROU, Assistant Professor, Academic Programme Coordinator MSc Computer and Network Security, Open University of Cyprus attachment-icon_small.png

Manel MEDINA, Co-Director of Cybersecurity Management MsC, UPC-School  attachment-icon_small.png

Inspiring testimonials from the Cybersecurity Frontlines

Moderator: Sara GARCIA BECARES, INCIBE icon-469.svg

Sarka PEKAROVA, Penetration Tester, Thermo FisherScientific

Carlos POLOP, Penetration Tester & 2021's captain of Spanish challenge and player in Team Europe

Edel O’ BRIEN, Cybersecurity Educator, Central Bank of Ireland

Vanessa VENTRESCA, CEO & Co-founder, CyberTalentSpain

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