The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Institute for Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) are jointly organizing the 4th Summer School on Network and Information Security (NIS), to take place in Crete, Greece, 27 June – 01 July 2011. The aim of the School is to bring together Policy Makers, Managers and Experts from industry, as well as members of the Research and Academic Community.
Each year the NIS Summer School features a special theme, this year’s being "The Challenge of the Changing Risk Landscape". This year speakers include ENISA experts and:
Dr Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA, EU
Prof. Constantine Stephanidis, Director of FORTH-ICS, GR
Mr. Pantelis Tzortzakis, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on ICT, GR
Martin Borrett, Director of the IBM Institute for Advanced Security Europe, UK
Mr. Suleyman Anil, Head of the Cyber Defence Section in the Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
Prof. Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven BE
Peter Burnett, Quarter House Cyber Security, UK
D Jaques Bus, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, LUavid Corrie, Head of BT’s Global Civil Resilience Unit, UK
J. Villasante, Head of Unit Trust and Security, F5, INFSO, EU
Dr. Marc Dacier, Symantec, FR
David Corrie, Head of BT’s Global Civil Resilience Unit, UK
Matt Wood, Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, UK
Rich Cannings, Android Security Lead, Google, US
Nair Rajesh, Head - MS: Information and Communication Services at Swissgrid, CH
Annemarie Zielstra, CPNI, NL
Adrien Ogee, Cyber defence crisis management and exercises at ANSSI, FR
Thomas Kristmar, Head of GovCERT at National IT and Telecom Agency, DK
Michael Coates, Head of Security, Mozilla, US
Sven Karge, Head of Content Department, Eco, DE
Blaire Price, Senior Lecturer in Computing , Open University, UK
Nicola Jentzsch, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, DE
Laurent Beslay, European Data Protection supervisor (EDPS), EU
Angelo Marino, REA, EU
Claudia Diaz, K.U.Leuven, BE
Hannes Tschofenig, Nokia Siemens Networks, FI,
Abdullatif Shikfa, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, FR
Francois Thill, Assistant Director for Communications at Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade Luxembourg, LU
In addition to the speeches and discussions, a poster session with FP7 projects in the area of security will take place.
The Changing Risk Landscape refers to the dynamics, dependencies and complexity inherent to Information Technology. In this context, the changing security “ecosystem” is one of the main challenges of Information Security. The relevant stakeholders need to improve reaction, and extend collaboration and information exchange in order to achieve timely and effective responses to the posed challenges. This seems to be the only option for Information Security in the continuous arms race between defence strategies and offense attempts.
ENISA is dedicated to promoting a culture of security in Europe that will improve the ability of EU Member States to respond to cyber-attacks. It does so, by pursuing a strategy of mitigating risks through awareness, studies, reports and position papers on current NIS matters. Towards this objective, ENISA and FORTH-ICS, a research institute devoted to advancing the State-of-the-Art in ICT, bring together in this Summer School a distinguished faculty from around the world with the purpose of identifying current trends, threats and opportunities against the background of recent advances on NIS measures and policies.
Recognizing the multi-dimensional facets and intricacies causing changes in the information risks landscape, an array of lectures will cover a variety of key aspects on policy, economic, legal and research matters. The audience includes policy makers from EU Member States and EU Institutions, decision makers from industry and members of the academic community.
By going through a natural evolution cycle, but also by adopting current trends in networking and exchange of knowledge, this year’s Summer School aims at increasing interaction among participants. Targeted breakout sessions will enhance dialogue and exchange of ideas, while cutting edge security issues will be collected before the event through publicly accessible fora and channeled into the discussions. Summaries of these interactive sessions will be compiled and distributed during the event.
Early registrations are recommended!