The European Security Summit 2020

Event Overview

In July this year, the European Commission released its new security strategy, updating the EU’s policy approach to reflect the reality that security threats that were once disparate and unconnected, are today explicitly linked. The principle connecting thread here is cyber and digital, both from a threat and solutions perspective, and this Forum Europe Security Summit will bring together the policy strands of this new strategy, alongside those involved in delivering the new architectures and solutions, to provide an important space for stakeholders across the globe to debate, network and connect at this critical juncture.

Confirmed Speakers

Schinas

Margaritis Schinas

Vice President, Promoting our European Way of Life, European Commission

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Ylva Johansson

European Commissioner for Home Affairs

Garkov 240

Krum Garkov

Director, eu-LISA

Fabrice 240

Fabrice Leggeri

Executive Director, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)

Wil van Gemert

Wil van Gemert

Deputy Director of Operations, Europol

Edvardas

Edvardas Šileris

Head of EC3, Europol

Heli Tiirmaa Klaar

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marina 240

Marina Kaljurand

Member, European Parliament

Jakub

Jakub Boratynski

Acting Director, Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Balfoort

Joanneke Balfoort

Director, Security and Defence Policy, EEAS

Scott

Scott Friedman

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, USA

Laurent 240

Laurent Muschel

Director, Security - DG HOME, European Commission

Oel

Matthias Oel

Director of Borders, Interoperability and Innovation, DG HOME, European Commission

Cathrin 240

Cathrin Bauer-Bulst

Head of Unit, Cybercrime, European Commission

Wilton

Robin Wilton

Director - Internet Trust, Internet Society (ISOC)

Julie

Julie Ruff

Head of Sector, Secure Value Chain, DG CONNECT, European Commission

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François Zamora

Chief Security Officer, European Division, Orange

Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris

Research Group Director, Defense, Security and Infrastructure, RAND Europe

Stijn Hoorens

Director, RAND Europe Brussels

JF Junger

Jean-Francois Junger

Deputy Head of Unit, Public Services, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Jacques

Jacques Kruse Brandao

Global Head of Advocacy, SGS Germany GmbH

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Paul Adamson

Chairman, Forum Europe

Janssen

Zsuzsanna Felkai Janssen

Head of Sector for Migration, DG Home, European Commission

Luke 240

Luke Huxtable

Associate Director, RAND Europe

Kate Cox

Kate Cox

Senior Analyst, RAND Europe

Stijn Hoorens

Director, RAND Europe Brussels

JF Junger

Jean-Francois Junger

Deputy Head of Unit, Public Services, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Jacques

Jacques Kruse Brandao

Global Head of Advocacy, SGS Germany GmbH

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Paul Adamson

Chairman, Forum Europe

Janssen

Zsuzsanna Felkai Janssen

Head of Sector for Migration, DG Home, European Commission

Key Discussions

The EU’s developing cyber security policy and how this is cutting across the broader security ecosystem

Fighting organised crime, utilising digital technologies and enhanced law enforcement to tackle child sexual abuse, the sale of illicit goods and other on and offline, criminal activity

Building new information architectures and information sharing systems to facilitate safe and legal border management, customs and migration

Tackling terrorism and extremism

Cyber skills and education as the elephant in the room when trying to enhance cyber resilience

Global supply chain security and international cooperation

AI and 5G deployment as economic and cyber security tools

R&D and technological development

Agenda

If you are interested in speaking, sponsorship and visibility opportunities, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on eu-securitysummit@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 023.

Note: All timings are in Central European Standard Time (CEST)

Day 1
2020-10-13
Day 2
2020-10-14
Day 3
2020-10-15
09:00 - 09:20
Virtual Platform and Networking area opening
09:20 - 09:30
Welcome by Forum Europe
09:30 - 10:20
Summit opening keynote session
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Margaritis Schinas
Vice President, Promoting our European Way of Life, European Commission
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Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
10:20 - 11:30
Session 1: The Europe Cyber Security Policy Landscape – Building an integrated approach to future proof the security environment

Cyber and digital now sits at the heart of both the challenge and the solution for Europe’s approach to matters of security across the board. Societies are increasingly hyper-connected and reliant on digital technologies for every-day activities and essential services, and securing the digital eco-system is therefore a fundamental priority. In recent years, the EU has implemented several initiatives in order to develop trust and cooperation across member states. With the review of the NIS Directive expected before the end of 2020, and just over a year after the Cybersecurity Act entered into force, this session will look at the latest EU cyber policy thinking and how this will interact with other areas of the EU’s Security Union Strategy.

 

How is the threat landscape developing and what are the latest considerations for the NIS Directive review? How can cooperation and the sharing of best practice between stakeholders across Europe be further encouraged to build a coherent approach to EU cybersecurity? What impact has the EU’s Cybersecurity Act had so far in strengthening the cybersecurity features of ICT products, services, and processes? What should we expect from the Stakeholders Cybersecurity Certification Group? How are concerns related to the voluntary nature of cybersecurity certification being addressed and will mandatory certification eventually become necessary? To what extent will the European Cyber Competence Centre efficiently stimulate the European cybersecurity technological and industrial ecosystem and what more needs to be done to boost competitiveness and innovation capacities in Europe to ensure a sustainable supply in the cybersecurity sector and support Europe’s drive for increased digital autonomy?

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Jakub Boratynski
Acting Director, Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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François Zamora
Chief Security Officer, European Division, Orange
11:30 - 12:40
Session 2: Modern Law Enforcement in the Digital Eco-System: Encryption, lawful data access and the implications for security and privacy

By ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of data at rest, in use or in transit over networks, encryption makes connected products, services and critical infrastructures more secure against cyber incidents. Encryption is, however, also used by hostile actors (examples of which include terrorism ransomware attacks, and in the sexual exploitation of children through the exchange of videos and images) and this raises challenges to national security and law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of online criminal activity.

 

Calls continue for the tech industry to create ‘backdoors’ for exceptional access for law enforcement, which, it is argued, could in turn weaken security. Focusing on the challenges that law enforcement agencies and industry face when retrieving digital evidence, this session will discuss the technological advancements and regulatory frameworks needed to support law enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime. It will explore the need for cross-border data investigatory processes to be improved by addressing issues relating to conflicting national legislation, jurisdictions competency and procedures for mutual legal assistance. Finally, speakers will elaborate on the need for greater cooperation and collaboration within the law enforcement community, as well as with other relevant public and private sector organisations to ensure that authorities have the most innovative lawful methods of digital evidence access.

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Cathrin Bauer-Bulst
Head of Unit, Cybercrime, European Commission
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Robin Wilton
Director - Internet Trust, Internet Society (ISOC)
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Edvardas Šileris
Head of EC3, Europol
12:40 - 13:45
Lunch break and virtual networking
13:45 - 15:00
Session 3: Securing International Supply Chains – Cooperation, Trust and Trade

In today’s interdependent and interconnected world, the security and the resilience of supply chains are vital to the global economy, demanding strong cooperation between, governments, businesses, security technology providers, standards bodies, manufacturers and users. With systems relying on components that are designed and built by different parties around the globe, and with cyber threats growing in number and varying in their nature and sophistication, it is crucial that collaborative initiatives and structured dialogue is increased, particularly at the global level, in order to address issues related to the resilience and vulnerability of complex supply chains, from both security and  commercial perspectives. Highlighting the responsibility of all stakeholders to develop a trusted ecosystem that remains appropriate and proportionate to each potential risk, this session will explore what needs to be considered at technical, standardisation, and regulatory levels to work towards end-to-end security. Speakers will address the role that technology such as blockchain and AI can play to ensure the integrity and resilience of the supply chain and the session will debate how a common, global approach to enhance cyber security can be found and new barriers to data flows and digital trade are avoided.

 

What progress is being made in relation to cyber security global standardisation initiatives in cooperation with international partners in order to secure the entire supply chain? Where does the certification framework included in the EU Cybersecurity Act fit with initiatives worldwide? How can it be ensured that these schemes are not restricting data flows and imports on IT products, which create barriers to innovation and trade? To what extent can trade agreements be used to develop international standards? What role can the EU and global partners play in assisting developing countries with regards to the security of their digital infrastructure?

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Scott Friedman
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, USA
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Jean-Francois Junger
Deputy Head of Unit, Public Services, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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Jacques Kruse Brandao
Global Head of Advocacy, SGS Germany GmbH
15:00 - 15:30
Networking and End of Day 1
10:00 - 10:25
Virtual Platform and Networking area opening
10:25 - 10:30
Day 2 Welcome by Forum Europe
10:30 - 11:45
Session 4: 5G Security: Building a secured ecosystem of ecosystems fit for the digital transformation

5G will play a leading role in shaping Europe’s future economy, becoming the backbone of Europe’s digital and, it is hoped, green transformation. The technology has the ability to improve efficiencies at every level when combined with IoT, but also poses security challenges by widening the attack surface. Ensuring the security and resilience of the EU’s 5G networks is therefore critical. Following the assessment of the EU Toolbox for 5G Security by Member States, are the recommendations published in January deemed enough to ensure the security of 5G infrastructure in Europe and is there a need for further action?

 

What is being done to address the increased exposure to attacks through the ecosystem of devices and applications supported by 5G networks, as well as the risks of major dependencies on suppliers and vendor lock-in problems? As 5G is being deployed, what support is available for businesses and public sector organisations to assess, and often rethink, their security strategies? How can greater collaboration between network operators and their vendors be incentivised to address the complexity of 5G networks security and resilience?

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Julie Ruff
Head of Sector, Secure Value Chain, DG CONNECT, European Commission
11:45 - 12:30
Showcase Sessions

Discussions, presentations, live demos organized and hosted by conference partners

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break and virtual networking
13:30 - 13:45
Keynote Address
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Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar
Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
13:45 - 15:00
Session 5: Hybrid Threats: International Cooperation and Diplomacy

Hybrid threats are often discreet and are designed to be coercive and difficult to attribute, impacting critical infrastructures, jeopardising the functioning of economies and damaging confidence in democratic processes through disinformation campaigns and election interference. Given the global dimension of the issues at stake, international cooperation between all stakeholders is required to protect societies from the malicious exploitation of cyberspace and from being used as a ground for politically motivated and offensive operations led by hostile state or non-state actors.

 

Debating issues relating to deterrence, attribution, sanctions, respect for international law and norms for responsible state behaviour, speakers will elaborate on the role and responsibilities for stakeholders in the international cybersecurity and defence communities to ensure an open, stable and secure cyberspace where the rule of law applies.

 

What are the existing gaps in the global governance of cyber resilience and what needs to be done to address them?  What progress has been made on the implementation of the Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox to provide useful measures for deterrence? Following the Council decision to extend the cyber sanctions regime until May 2021, what has been achieved in regard to attribution and sanctions and how can challenges regarding traceability and evidentiary standards for attribution of cyberattacks be tackled? Are sanctions efficient if they only apply to “persons and entities” and not to national governments? To what extent can norms on responsible state behaviour help prevent the use of cyber-weapons against critical infrastructure and interference in domestic affairs and how can these norms be implemented? How successful have initiatives such as the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace or the renewed effort from the United Nations been to improve the dialogue to define cyber norms when divergent strategic visions of cyberspace exist between different regions and countries? How can concerns relating to confidence building and intelligence sharing be best alleviated?  How can cross-border intelligence agencies coordination and law enforcement response be improved in line with the respect of fundamental rights and EU values?

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Joanneke Balfoort
Director of Security and Defence Policy, EEAS
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Marina Kaljurand
Member, European Parliament
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Ruth Harris
Research Group Director, Defense, Security and Infrastructure, RAND Europe
15:00 - 15:30
Session 6: Cyber Skills and Awareness – The Essential, Missing Ingredient

For all the talk of how technology can support the fight against cybercrime in all its forms, education, awareness and skills development remains an often underappreciated and underfunded part of the solutions toolbox. This keynote session will highlight that cybersecurity is not purely a technological issue: awareness, education, skills, investments in R&D and diversity in the workforce should be a matter of much higher focus to achieve Europe’s ambitions for securing the digital economy.

15:30 - 16:00
Networking and End of Day 2
10:00 - 10:25
Virtual Platform and Networking area opening
10:25 - 10:30
Day 3 Welcome by Forum Europe
10:30 - 11:15
Keynote Session
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Ylva Johansson
European Commissioner for Home Affairs
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Krum Garkov
Director, eu-LISA
11:15 - 12:30
Session 7: AI for Security: Leveraging the benefits, mitigating the risks

AI-driven technology is a powerful tool to address new cyber threats and risks by protecting end points, detecting hidden threats and anomalies, blocking attacks before they can spread widely, and accelerating efficient response speeds to cyber incidents.

AI and Machine Learning create additional risk however, with cybercriminals taking advantage of AI systems to analyse networks, find vulnerabilities, compromise the data used to train the AI, potentially leading to disastrous consequences.

 

When considering the interplay between artificial intelligence and security, it is therefore essential to take all potential effects in any regulatory, technical, commercial or operational decision-making process, into account. This session will explore how stakeholders can work together to develop specific measures and processes ensuring that AI systems are, and remain, secure and trustworthy.

 

How is AI changing cybersecurity developments? Are the provisions in the European Data Strategy and the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence released by the European Commission earlier this year appropriate in order to allow access to the right datasets for risk and threat evaluation? How can AI and machine learning be used to stay ahead of security threats, and what solutions are available to mitigate the possible security risks of using AI systems?

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Zsuzsanna Felkai Janssen
Head of Sector for Migration, DG Home, European Commission
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Luke Huxtable
Associate Director, RAND Europe
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break and virtual networking
13:30 - 14:45
Session 8: Terrorism and Radicalisation in Europe: The public security and information architecture challenge

Tackling terrorism sits at the heart of the European Commission’s internal security policy. The EU already has several initiatives, whether building law enforcement and information sharing architectures that support cooperation – crucially across borders – or the focus on the prevention and removal of terrorist content online. However, as new threats emerge and as internal and foreign policy dynamics change, the ability and agility of public protection agencies to respond to such change, is key.  Speakers will analyse how information is currently shared amongst member states and public security agencies, how to step-up public-private cooperation to combat threats and crime and where improvements are necessary.

 

This session will take stock of the work completed to date by the Commission and its agencies, and what we can expect this new executive, whose work has been somewhat disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will focus on the changing threat landscape, and how the EU, member states and EU agencies can deepen cooperation internally and with its neighbours in order to bolster public safety.

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Stijn Hoorens
Director, RAND Europe Brussels
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Wil van Gemert
Deputy Director of Operations, Europol
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Laurent Muschel
Director, Security - DG HOME, European Commission
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Kate Cox
Senior Analyst, RAND Europe
14:45 - 16:00
Session 9: Border Management, Migration & Customs: The New Information Architectures

Many of Europe’s security concerns originate from instability in its immediate neighbourhood. This panel will elaborate on the current challenges faced at the EU’s external borders, how the new information architectures, once in place, can strengthen border security in the European Union and tackle organised crime. This panel will also discuss the proposal for a ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’, including the revision of the Eurodac regulation.

 

Since EU-LISA was launched in 2011, the EU has made significant progress in a number of areas relating to interoperability of its information systems. 2020 will see upgrades to existing systems and new services expected to come on stream by the end of 2021. How will these new architectures benefit EU law enforcement and those protecting Europe’s external borders?

 

This session will also take a step further by looking at the adoption of a Customs Single Window that reinforces the protection of borders and how the use of technology can help simplify administrative procedures for companies.

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Matthias Oel
Director of Borders, Interoperability and Innovation, DG HOME, European Commission
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Fabrice Leggeri
Executive Director, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)
16:00 - 16:30
Networking and End of Event
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Sponsors & Partners

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To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the European Security Summit, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on eu-securitysummit@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 023.

Why sponsor The European Security Summit?

Exclusive speaking positions | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion on the ‘main stage’

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Networking opportunities | The event will feature virtual networking for all interested participants. Private meeting rooms can also be booked.

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Event Platform

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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Anne-Lise Simon using any of the details below.

Anne-Lise Simon
Director | Head of Event Planning & Coordination
Forum Europe
eu-securitysummit@forum-europe.com
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 023