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Successful conclusion for the joint conference by ENISA and the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry on cyber security

Published on May 21, 2015

Successful conclusion for the 1st pan-European conference on Cyber Security and Privacy Challenges for Law Enforcement co-organised by the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) and ENISA on the 18th and 19th May,2015.

The two-day event brought together three areas: cyber-security, privacy and law enforcement, while it is the first time these three disciplines are placed together under the spotlight. The conference covered policy and implementation, offering the opportunity to the business community and citizens to get updated on current developments.

Mr. Alifierakis, President of HCCI and Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA’s Executive Director gave the welcoming notes. The aim of the first day of the conference was to educate and inform participants through inter alia presentations by BrigGen Sfakianakis of the Cyber Crime Unit of the Hellenic Police, shadow MP Avgenakis, Ms Christodoulaki of SafeLine, experts on cyber security issues and representatives from the hotel an IT industry. On the second day, topics on policy implementation and compliance for businesses and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) were covered with the participation of academia, EC3 Europol, EDPS, industry representatives (Symantec, Microsoft), and relevant industry associations (ISACA, PwC, EAID, SSH). Topics discussed involved current trends in the transition and access to personal data on the cloud, and the limitations to privacy and legal jurisdiction with regards to data management and retention by businesses and authorities.

Conclusions of the event include:

  • The high priority ranking of cyber security for businesses, while it is increasingly becoming an issue of strategic importance and C-level executives
  • The need to protect sensitive sectors such as the financial, healthcare, infrastructure due to the criticality of data affected
  • The need for policy harmonisation across the EU and the need to define a specific policy framework for businesses 
  • The need for Cyber security to address three dimensions involving people, processes and technology and the multi-disciplinary nature of cyber security involving technology, business and policy
  • The emerging importance regarding data cryptography
  • The need for educated and a constantly updated workforce, governments and businesses
  • The need for an integrated perspective on network/cyber security that includes value/ROI. The limitations in cyber security and implementation may result into damage with irreversible effects for SMEs and larger corporations
  • The need to establish cyber / network security as a daily operational task for SMEs and companies, irrespectively of size.


Speakers’ presentations will be made available online

For more information visit the dedicated webpage and #CySPLE15

The HCCI and ENISA renew their synergy and plan for a series of activities to follow from this initiative and collaboration. The aim is to organise another workshop in similar thematic areas in the near future.

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Press release in Greek available here

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