WHAT IS CYBERSEC
CYBERSEC Forum is one of the biggest cybersecurity events in Europe and one of its kind in all of Poland. Every year since 2015 it has brought together linked minded people to discuss and put into perspective the greats and challenges and the great opportunities present by the development of new technologies, the expansion of cyberspace and the digitalization of our everyday lives.
CYBERSEC Forum represents our vision for the construction not only of an alliance of linked minded countries to deal with the ever presents challenges of technology, the emerging cyber threats and the worrying rise of an increasingly adversarial Internet but also to discuss and understand how to better harness the power of tech, the embracing of digital solutions and the betterment of society through constructive dialogue. More than just a conference, CYBERSEC is an essential gathering bringing together a worldwide group of politicians, distinguished academics, representatives of the private sector and important International institutions in hopes that the combined expertise will provide a safe road map for the creation and implementation of a truly global cybersecurity system built on shared values.
Our CYBERSEC Forum journey had its inception on the 28-29 of September of 2015, in a gathering that brought together 400 participants among them key stake holders in industry, decision makers, experts and academics we focused on discussing the Strategic Challenges for Cybersecurity. Common points of convergence included the critical role and responsibility of state and private entities in securing a safe cyber environment (?) through methodical supervision, proactive approach to protecting key assets among others.
On the 2nd instalment of the CYBERSEC Forum we shown a light on the Strategic Aspects of Cybersecurity. Across four different Streams (State, Military, Future, Business) our speakers and participants discussed the most pressing issues, arriving at conclusions such as and the need to build on sub-regional frameworks (such as the V4) to encourage widespread creation of practical instruments and implementation of best practices, establishing a system of incentive in regulatory practices related to cybersecurity implemented by states and move away from the one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the development of tools to ward off attacks by malign actors such as terrorists or spies.
Dealing with Cyber Disruption – That was the overarching theme of the 3rd instalment of CYBERSEC Forum. Sure in the knowledge that technology should exist to propel mankind forward and not threaten its future we felt it was necessary to use our sizeable platform to bring awareness to this issue that has become a top policy concern and a national security priority. To that end, across 4 Streams & 80 panel discussions we engaged in strategic dialogue on how to deal with cyber disruption in an holistic manner. As its been for all past instalments our goal is to provide to relevant stakeholders sound and practical recommendations designed to keep us safe.
The Quest For Cyber Trust
Nothing can be built without trust. In the case of cybersecurity this rings truer than ever, in order to build a digital ecosystem that brings prosperity a common understanding of the rules, cooperation and trust are crucial. But how do we bring it about? Our 4th instalment focused in bringing answers to that very question. The common sentiment among our speakers and participants was clearly enunciated during our two day Conference, trust is only possible if the necessary tools and the will to act quickly without hesitation are present.
Securing the World’s Digital DNA
Held for the first time in the lovely city of Katowice, our latest instalment of CYBERSEC FORUM continued its tradition to bring forth a agenda reflecting the most up-to-date challenges of the digital era. This time the focus was on how to find ways to secure and harness the power of the world’s digital DNA.
Founded in 2000 as a non-profit organisation. Its mission is to act in the interest of the socio-economic development and security of Poland as a proactive member of the European Union and NATO.
At the Kosciusko Institute we specialize in producing strategic recommendations for Polish and Europeans decision-makers alike always in a fair, independent and completely non-partisan manner. We and our fellows pride ourselves in preparing and presenting implementable and practical solution frameworks which benefit civil society and the private sector alike.
While CYBERSEC Forum is our flagship conference we have organized several other initiatives including CYBERSEC EXPO, CYBERSEC HUB and #CyberMadeInPoland. Drawing upon the Three Seas Initiative, the Kosciuszko Institute launched in 2018 the Digital 3 Seas Initiative which proposes solutions to tackle technology and cybersecurity within this international framework.
Among the numerous partners collaborating with our Institute, we should mention Polish and European public institutions, international organisations, national champions representing different sectors of the economy, world’s business leaders, top-tier think tanks from Poland and abroad, and the most influential, opinion-forming media. Since 2017, member of Global EPIC – a Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity, gathering 13 entities from 9 countries of the world.
We’re most grateful that our Institute’s project count with the support and patronage of any partners chief among them the European Parliament, the European Commission, NATO, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, the Chancellery of the President of Poland, the National Security Bureau, the Ministry of Digital Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, the Ministry of Finance, the Government Security Centre, the Supreme Audit Office, the Ministry of Energy, the National Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the World Bank.