EU28 Cloud Security Conference: Reaching the Cloud Era in the European Union

The European Union Agency for Network and Information security (ENISA) is co-organising together with the Latvian Ministry of Defence a one day conference focused on Cloud Security. The Cloud Security Conference aims to be an educational and networking event on cloud computing security and privacy, under the umbrella of the Latvian EU presidency.

June 16, 2015 from 09:00 to 17:00
Riga, Swedbank building (Balasta dambis 1A), Latvia
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ENISA Cloud Security Team
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In the Cloud Security Conference Reaching the Cloud Era in the European Union we will focus the topics on legal and compliance issues, technical advancements, privacy and personal data protection, critical information infrastructures and cloud certification. In an informal environment bringing together governmental and corporate decision-makers, business leaders, information security practitioners and R&D managers we shall discuss our advantages and barriers, achievements and failures, internal cooperation and global competitiveness in the cloud in order to enhance Europe’s potential.



8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Welcome coffee
9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks Jānis Sārts, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
9:30 - 9:45 Key note speech:  Pearse O’Donohue, Head of Software and Service, Cloud Unit, European Commission
9:45 - 10:45 Welcome speech  ENISA ED. Prof. Udo Helmbrecht
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break
11:00 - 13:00 Track A Track B
11:00 - 11:20 Kuan Hon, Queen Mary University of London School of Law - “Cloud Security under the EU Data Protection Directive and draft General Data Protection Regulation” Daniele Catteddu, Director CSA EMEA – “Building trust in the Cloud: the CSA perspective”
11:20 - 11:45 Jan Neutze , Cybersecurity Policy Director for Microsoft EMEA - “Cloud Security and the Network and Information Security Directive: the need for Harmonization” Jonathan Sage , Government Programmes Executive, IBM – “Cloud and Critical Infrastructures - how Cloud services are factored in from a risk perspective”
11:45 - 12:15 Dr. Lilian Mitrou , Uni Aegean GR , Cent er for Security Studies GR - “On cloud and informational privacy” Abhi Pandit , Adobe – “Who Says Security Compliance in the Cloud is just a “Documentation Effort?”
12:15 - 13:00 Panel: Cloud Law Issues Problems for Cloud under Data Protection Laws, and Problems for Investigations/Forensics in Cloud Dr. Uldis Kinis , Vice - President of the Constitutional court, LV Dr. Lilian Mitrou , GR Jan Neutze , Microsoft EMEA Kuan Hon , QMUL (moderator supporting the discussion) Gavin Fitzpatrick , Security Assurance Technical Architect , AWS - “Visibility, Auditability and Control in the Cloud”
Nathalie Rey , EMEA Trust Manager, Google for Work – “Cloud Trust: the pieces of the puzzle”
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon session moderator: Linda Strick, FOKUS Afternoon session moderator : Tjabbe Bos, EC
14:30 - 14:50 Andreas Weiss , EuroCloud - “Key success factors for trustworthy Cloud Adoption in the EU” Ville Lindfors , F - Secure – Topic: “Why fighting cyber security won't work without the cloud?”
14:50 - 15:10 Christopher Gow , Governmental Affairs CISCO – Topic: “Can we regulate our way to a safer cloud ?” Didzis Balodis , DPA.LV - “Using the Cloud - practical security implications”
Silvana Muscella, Cloud Watch - Topic: “Demystifying cloud computing for SMEs: Tools & Guides for SMEs moving to the Cloud”
15:10 - 15:45 Panel: Governmental Clouds Tonny Richards , G - Cloud - UK Mikk Lellsaar , RISO - EE Allart Bastiaans , DICTU - NL Panel: Implementations and solutions Silvana Muschella , CloudWatch, P i erangela Samara ti , Prof. dpt of IT Uni Milan, ESCUDO Cloud Claudio Caimi / Demeaulte Maily s , HP, CoCo Cloud Daniele Catteddu , A4Cloud
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30

Panel discussion moderators of the 4 sessions - Conclusions Moderator: Dr. Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Secure Infrastructures and Services Unit, ENISA

Daniele Catteddu, CSA

Kuan Hon, QMUL

Linda Strick, FOKUS

Tjabbe Bos, EC


You may find also the pdf version of the agenda of the event here


The full list will be released soon. Some of the confirmed participants of the "Cloud Security Conference: Reaching the Cloud Era in the European Union" are listed below:


EU28 Cloud Security Conference: Practical Information


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