Securing our cyber-future: risks, threats, challenges & opportunities for coordinating Europe’s cyber security

Annual ENISA High–Level Event

December 11, 2013 from 09:00 to 12:00
Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, Rue Montoyer 21, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Contact name
Ulf Bergström
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The ENISA high level event 2013,  will take place on Wednesday 11th of December, 2013 in Brussels. This year’s topic is “Securing the cyber-future: risks, threats, challenges and opportunities for coordinating Europe’s cyber security”, taking place in the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU premises, centrally located in Brussels.

 This year's topics include:

  • The new ENISA Regulation - what it actually means for improving Europe's cyber security; 
  • The Cyber Security Strategy and NIS Directive - the practicalities of its implementation;
  • The implications of state surveillance revelations for IT security - what should be the technical response and what are the future needs?



09:00 - 09:30

Coffee and registration

Arranged with the Hessen Rep.

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome note

Hessen State Secretary for European Affairs, (EN) Dr Zsuzsa Breier (DE)

09:40 - 10:00

Keynote 1

"Improving cybersecurity in the EU",  Robert Madelin, Director General, DG Connect

10:00 - 10:15

Keynote 2

"Status of the new Data Protection Legislation and impact on the cybersecurity strategy", Peter Hustinx, EDPS Supervisor

10:15 - 10:30

Presidency view

"Progress of cybersecurity initiatives during the Lithuanian Presidency", Mr Tomas Jakimavicius, Telecommunications Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union

10:30 - 10:45

Industry view 1

"Risks and rewards: costs and confidence – a fine business balance", John Higgins, Director General of Digital Europe

10:45 - 11:00

Industry view 2

"The potential impact on business operations from the EU’s cyber security strategy and NIS Directive", John Lyons, CEO, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

11:00 - 11:45

Question and Answers Panel

Q&As, moderated by ENISA Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht. Twitter interaction with participants: summary by Ulf Bergstrom

11:45 - 12:00

Summary and conclusion

Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA


Luncheon and networking opportunity


As in previous years, the event will bring together around 100 key stakeholders, policy makers and opinion builders, including representatives from the Commission, Member States, industry and academia.

Registration for the event is now closed. Event language: English.

Twitter Hashtag: #HLE13eu



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