WHAT IS CYBERSEC FORUM?

CYBERSEC Forum is an unique opportunity to meet and discuss the current issues of cyber disruption and ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity related threats. Our mission is to foster the building of an Europe-wide cybersecurity system and to create a dedicated, collaborative platform for the governments, international organisations and key private sector companies.

CYBERSEC Forum gives a chance to invent, discuss and leverage practical and innovative solutions for contemporary innovation-driven, digital economy. Four dedicated streams will help to define trends, enhance cybersecurity potential and catalyse innovation.

PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE

CYBERSEC Forum is the first and unique conference of its kind in Poland and one of just a few events devoted to the strategic issues of cyberspace and cybersecurity in Europe.

PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

CYBERSEC Forum creates practical recommendations increasing resilience to cyberthreats on micro and macro levels (countries, economic sectors, European Union as a whole).

REGIONAL COOPERATION

Solutions developed during CYBERSEC Forum help in strengthening the cooperation in protecting common cyberspace between Visegrad Group, Baltic Countries and other parts of Central Europe.

IMPULSE FOR CYBERSECURITY

Through dialogue and engagement CYBERSEC Forum provides strong cross-stakeholder impulse to increase awareness and urgency in developing solutions reaching beyond national borders.

STATE
STREAM

Facilitating multi-stakeholder cooperation and supporting the creation of public policies for digitisation and cybersecurity.

DEFENCE STREAM

Enhancing cyber defence capabilities in the face of growing threats resulting from the activities of modern states in cyberspace.

FUTURE STREAM

Defining trends, opportunities, and challenges as well as generating cyber innovation and facilitating the growth of the information society.

BUSINESS STREAM

Determining the role of the private sector in ensuring cybersecurity as well as analysing powerful trends in the market offering cyber products and cyber services.

WHY CYBERSEC FORUM?

DIGITAL REVOLUTION

CYBERSEC Forum creates unique opportunity to understand, discuss and actively engage in creating innovative solutions for the age of digital revolution and cyber disruption.

SECURITY CRISIS

Increasing terrorist activity, hybrid threats and multiple crises in the international relations push to find solutions to the challenges imposed by the current affairs. CYBERSEC Forum is a platform enabling actionable advice to address these crucial issues.

INNOVATION FEVER

Rapidly growing innovation changes the reality we live in and urges us to take action addressing current threats and risks. Strengthening security measures, strategic thinking and good policymaking are one of the main factors defining the purpose of CYBERSEC Forum.

SIR JULIAN KING

SIR JULIAN KING

Sir Julian King was appointed Commissioner for Security Union on the 19th September 2016. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1985. He has held various positions, including: UK Ambassador to France (2016); Director General Economic & Consular (2014); DG of the Northern Ireland Office London and Belfast (2011); UK Ambassador to Ireland (2009); EU Commission Chef de Cabinet to Commissioner for Trade (2008); UK Representative on EU Political and Security Committee, (2004). Sir Julian King is a graduate of Oxford University. He was awarded the KCVO in 2014; CVO in 2011 and CMG in 2006.

KRZYSZTOF SZUBERT

KRZYSZTOF SZUBERT

Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, specialization in industrial IT systems. He has held managerial posts in both Polish and foreign enterprises in the ICT industry. In 2017, he was named one of 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars by New Europe.

ANNA FOTYGA

ANNA FOTYGA

Anna Fotyga is Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the EP, VP of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE). Formerly she held a position of MFA of Poland.

MADY DELVAUX-STEHRES

MADY DELVAUX-STEHRES

Mady Delvaux-Stehres is a Luxemburgish MEP. She was the Chair of the Working Group on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to becoming an MEP, she has held various ministerial positions.

MARIETJE SCHAAKE

MARIETJE SCHAAKE

Marietje Schaake is a Member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a Young Global Leader and a Member of the Global Future Council on Future of Digital Economy and Society with the WEF. 

URMAS PAET

URMAS PAET

Urmas Paet served as the Estonian Foreign Minister 2005-2014. As Member of the European Parliament, he is active in the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Budgets. 

EVA MAYDELL

EVA MAYDELL

Eva Maydell is President of the largest organisation of associations and civil societies in Europe - European Movement International, ambassador of the European Commission´s E-skills for jobs initiative and initiator and co-founder of Education Bulgaria 2030. 

CATHERINE STIHLER

CATHERINE STIHLER

Catherine Stihler has represented Scotland in the EP since 1999. She works on digital policy, prioritising the digital single market, digital skills, better accessibility of digital products for the disabled, citizen online data protection, privacy and cybersecurity.

AMBASSADOR SORIN  DUCARU

AMBASSADOR SORIN DUCARU

Ambassador Ducaru is a Romanian career diplomat with a particular expertise in the field of emerging security challenges and the impact of new technologies upon security. He held the post of NATO Assistant SG for 4 years.

KRASIMIR SIMONSKI

KRASIMIR SIMONSKI

Dr. Krasimir Simonski is one of the first Internet missionaries in the region since 1991. He has had hundreds of keynote presentations in wide spectrum of information society topics but dominantly on social entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity, IPv6, e-Skills, e-Learning, online travel and others. 

JAMIE  SHEA

JAMIE SHEA

Dr. Jamie Shea has been working with NATO since 1980. He is also involved with several prominent academic institutions. He holds a PhD in Modern History from Oxford University.

JAKUB BORATYŃSKI

JAKUB BORATYŃSKI

Jakub Boratyński deals with cybersecurity. He was involved in the negotiations of the NIS directive, the EU cybersecurity strategy’s actions on resilience, supervision of ENISA, privacy on-line, industrial measures, and implementation of research and innovation (H2020) in these fields. 

PIERRE CHASTANET

PIERRE CHASTANET

Pierre Chastanet has been working for 11 years at the European Commission in various management and policy development assignments, in the area of cybersecurity, digital privacy, ICT for societal challenges, green ICT and telecom innovation. 

NIKOLAOS ISARIS

NIKOLAOS ISARIS

Nikos Isaris joined DG CONNECT in 2013 from DG Home Affairs, where he was dealing with IT systems for the Schengen area. Prior joining EC, Nikos worked in private banking and electronic banking.

PAUL TIMMERS

PAUL TIMMERS

Paul Timmers is responsible for policy, legislation and innovation in cybersecurity, digital privacy, digital health and ageing, e-government, and smart cities / mobility / energy. Previously, he was member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner Liikanen and he held various academic positions.

IZABELA ALBRYCHT

IZABELA ALBRYCHT

Since 2010, Izabela has been Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute; since 2014, also Chair of the Organising Committee of the European and Polish Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, and since 2016, Chair of the Council for Digitization in its 2nd term. 

JOANNA  ŚWIĄTKOWSKA

JOANNA ŚWIĄTKOWSKA

Dr. Joanna Świątkowska is Senior Research Fellow of the Kosciuszko Institute, lecturer at the Pedagogical University of Kraków, and member of the research team at Center for Cybersecurity and International Relations Studies, University of Florence.

ROBERT SIUDAK

ROBERT SIUDAK

Robert Siudak is the manager of CYBERSEC HUB – Krakow-based platform which links startups from CEE region, global investors, academic centers as well as public administration in the effort to create center of excellence in cybersecurity.

KEES VAN DER KLAUW

KEES VAN DER KLAUW

Dr Kees van der Klauw joined the AIOTI in 2015. He held various positions in Philips Lighting, where he was Chief Architect, R&D Manager for Professional Lighting Solutions, and Head of the Research program. He is now an independent Innovation Expert.

GEORGE SHARKOV

GEORGE SHARKOV

DGeorge Sharkov has served as a National Cyber Security Coordinator for the Bulgarian Government since 2014He holds PhD in Artificial Intelligence, has more than 15 years of experience in software and IT security industry. He is lecturer at 3 universities. 

CDR WIESŁAW GOŹDZIEWICZ

CDR WIESŁAW GOŹDZIEWICZ

Prior to joining NATO, Cdr Wiesław Goździewicz served at the Public International Law division in the Polish MoD. He specialises in international humanitarian law and legal aspects of military operations.

LUIGI REBUFFI

LUIGI REBUFFI

Luigi Rebuffi has been an advisor to the European Commission for the EU Security Research Programme and President of the Steering Board of the French ANR for security research. He contributed to the creation of ECSO and signed with the European Commission the cPPP on cybersecurity. 

HANNES KRAUSE

HANNES KRAUSE

Hannes Krause is the head of analysis and policy in the Estonian cyber agency - Estonian Information System Authority (RIA). In 2017, he was leading the work on cybersecurity issues within the Estonian Presidency. He was Estonian representative in the NATO Cyber Defence Committee. 

ALAN  RILEY

ALAN RILEY

Dr Alan Riley specialises in economic regulation and legal strategy. He has advised both governments and corporations. Formerly he held a Chair in European Commercial Law at City University of London.

ANDREI SOLDATOV

ANDREI SOLDATOV

Andrei Soldatov has been covering security services and terrorism issues since 1999. He has co-written books on Russian political, security, and digital affairs; The New Nobility and The Red Web.

MIROSŁAW MAJ

MIROSŁAW MAJ

Mr Maj has more than 20 years of experience in ICT security. He is an expert of European Network Information Security Agency. He was an adviser to the Minister of National Defence of Poland on planning cyberdefence capabilities and building organizational structures.  

NICOLAS MIAILHE

NICOLAS MIAILHE

The Future Society co-founded by Nicolas focuses on questions of impact and governance of emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence through its AI Initiative. Nicolas is also the co-founder of Aletheionan AI & cybersecurity start-up. 

AIDA PONCE DEL CASTILLO

AIDA PONCE DEL CASTILLO

Dr Aida Ponce Del Castillo works on strategic foresight and new technology trends. Her focus is on the governance and regulatory aspects of nanotechnologies, Artificial Intelligence, robots, blockchain and data protection (GDPR).

DIANA KELLEY

DIANA KELLEY

Prior to her role at Microsoft, Diana Kelley was a Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM. She leverages her 25+ years of cyber risk and security experience to provide advice to CSOs, CIOs and CISOs.

AGNIESZKA KONKEL

AGNIESZKA KONKEL

Agnieszka Konkel is a foreign policy professional of 15 years of experience. She worked at the European Parliament, European Commission and held a position of counsellor to the Polish Minister of Digital Affairs.

VOLKMAR LOTZ

VOLKMAR LOTZ

Volkmar Lotz has more than 25 years' experience in industrial research on Security and Software Engineering. He is Strategy Lead for Product Security Research, specializing on Security Risk Management, Threat Analysis and IoT security.

SZYMON JANOTA

SZYMON JANOTA

Currently, Szymon Janota manages business unit which generates innovative solutions to Smart City and Healthcare industry. He works with modern systems raising the security, level and comfort of citizens life and businesses working.

MARTA POŚLAD

MARTA POŚLAD

Marta Poślad joined Google in 2012. Before taking up her current position, she was responsible for privacy & security issues in EMEA. Marta is a social scientist, graduate of the University of Cambridge and the University of Warsaw.

STEFAN DEUTSCHER

STEFAN DEUTSCHER

Dr. Stefan Deutscher serves as BCG's global topic leader for cyber security, as well as for IT infrastructure and Data center operations. He holds an MSc and a PhD in atomic physics and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). 

ROMAN PAŁAC

ROMAN PAŁAC

President of the Management Board at PZU Życie SA. Prior to joining PZU Group, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group (2009-2015) where he was focusing on financial sector.

ROBERT MACDOUGALL

ROBERT MACDOUGALL

Robert MacDougall leads on all public policy matters relevant to Vodafone’s Internet of Things activity. Robert has spent the majority of his career in electronic communications policy and regulation, including eight years at the UK’s Communications Regulator Ofcom.

INNOVATION STAGE POWERED BY CYBERSEC HUB

Pitch Deck Competition

Pitch your idea

B2B Meeting zone

Connect your business

NetworKING session

Build your network

DISCUSSION PANELS

Share your opinion

Almost twice as many people came this year as last year. There is a fascinating range of topics, everybody here is engaged with the wide variety of challenges that cybersecurity issues present for Europe and the globe in general.

MICHAEL CHERTOFF – Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

I come here because not only do I think that my voice can have impact, but many of the voices that have come to assemble in unison can actually start to convince our governments, that we have something to do and should do with cybersecurity.

MELISSA HATHAWAY – cybersecurity expert in administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama; Senior Advisor Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, president of the Hathaway Global Strategies LLC

Building an international understanding across Europe, but also beyond Europe about how we are going to meet these threats is very, very important.

SIR JULIAN KING – European Commissioner for Security Union

You are doing a terrific job! Organization is perfect! I would say one of the best in Europe. Participants are good, speakers are good, so what can I say? Keep on working!

AMB. MARINA KALJURAND – Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace; Former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

If you really want to do a sort of a master’s degree in cybersecurity in just two days in an absolutely beautiful city, where the sun even shines, this is definitely place to be.

JAMIE SHEA – Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

Polish experience, polish realistic attitude to international challenges is something which is very convincing here in Cracow.

TUNNE KELAM – Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Security and Defence

I found it to be fascinating work,  I’ve made great networks with colleagues now all over the world and I think that one of the things that we coming away with this is some strengthening the awareness of cybercrime to the general public.

DEAN VALORE – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice, Member of the Strike Force Unit, prosecuting international organized crime and cybercrime investigations

The conference is learning but we are learning together, because we are supporting this conference and I think it will take with a years, it will expand and become something very important.

LUIGI REBUFFI – Secretary General of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

PARTNERS - CYBERSEC 2017

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Innovation Stage Partners

Logistics Partner

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Co-financed by

Public task co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland under the Public Diplomacy 2017 competition and the component „The civil and municipal dimension of Poland’s foreign policy 2017”.