During over 80 discussion panels, interviews and presentations at CYBERSEC 2017, 150 speakers focused their attention on dealing with cyber disruption. We are extremely grateful to all of them. Subsequently, the CYBERSEC team has selected the key takeaway points, systematised them and grouped them thematically in order to present them to you in the form of recommendations.

Great minds think alike and plenty of our panellists share the same views of digital processes. However, the respective recommendations do not always reflect the statements made by a single person only. In some cases, which are marked with an asterisk (*), additional references to generally available texts and audio-visual aids have been added to facilitate a more in-depth research of a given topic.

We truly hope that these recommendations will inspire all actors playing their part in the digital transformation to engage in intellectual deliberations: decision-makers to take wise decisions when it comes to the development of public policies and business strategies, and technology innovators to take further action for the benefit of sustainable digital growth. As a warm-up for our cybersecurity considerations, let us start with the number one recommendation:

Closing the gap in the strategic thinking about security is needed. And it is needed NOW. As a strategic challenge, it requires significant costs. We need to spend money on cybersecurity, but we
need to spend it wisely and that should be reflected in the area of procurements. Higher spending is going to create added value – and procurements that promote security will definitely
mobilise producers to create more secure products (also IoT) and services. Governments must take the lead in the quest for cyber trust. Therefore, we would like to warmly invite you to attend the next editions of CYBERSEC to build trust and reinforce collaboration.

See you on 27 February in Brussels
and 8-9 October 2018 in Kraków.