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Financial Sector Infrastructure Cyber-Physical Security and Regulatory Standards Workshop

Monday, 14 December, 2020

CRITICAL-CHAINS with the collaboration of supporting projects from the Cyberwatching network is pleased to announce a workshop focused on financial services sector, Risk-based Cyber-Physical Security Authentication and Acountability Models for Monitoring, Compliance Support and Regulatory Harmonisation challenges.

This is the third workshop in the series of joint workshops with support from our Financial Sector Partners (POSTIET and Ernst & Young), and from the Financial Sector Security and Blockchain research projects particularly SOTER and other Cyberwatching network of security projects. The workshop will take place as a Webinar on 14th December 2020, 10:00-14:00 CET with the following proposed topics of sectoral interest:

  • Financial Sector Cyber-Physical Security Protection
  • Authentication & Accountability Models across the Financial Sector Flows, IOT & Blockchain
  • Regulatory Harmonisation: Technological Enablers & Policy Enablers
  • Training Harmonisation: e-Portfolio & Workplace-based Incident-Responsive Security Training
  • Regulatory Compliance Challenges (PSTD 2, eIDAS, AML, GDPR, NIS)

Participation in the workshop is free and open to all; we particularly encourage the financial sector network security and training, and fraudulent transactions monitoring managers as well as European Commission regulatory policy and other standardisation agencies to attend.





Session 1: Integrated Cyber-Physical Security & Accountability for the Financial Sector: The Critical-Chains Paradigm

10:00 - 10:10  Welcome and Overview of the Workshop, Ivan Tesfai - RINA Consulting S.p.A, Critical-Chains
10:10 - 10:40  Authentication & Accountability Models in Financial Flows, Prof. Atta Badii and Dr Alper Kanak - University of Reading, ERARGE, Critical-Chains
10:40 - 10:55  eIDAS-Compliant Authenticated Access to the Critical-Chains Framework using the National Digital Identity (SPID), Massimiliano Aschi - Poste Italiane, Critical-Chains
10:55 - 11:10   Fintech Cloud Environment Trust & Security Challenges, Kristo Klesment - Guardtime, Critical-Chains
11:10 - 11:20  Q&A
Session 2: Regulatory Harmonisation & Compliance Technological Enablers for the Financial Sector
11:20 - 11:35  Digital Identity and the Biometrics Pattern as a Key Factor in Authentication, Karmele Garcia - EVERIS, SOTER
11:35 - 11:50  Regulatory Disharmony & Disruptive Technologies in the Financial Sector, David Goodman - Trust in Digital Life, CyberSec4Europe
11:50 - 12:05  Cybersecurity Awareness: A Pre-emptive Move Against Cyber-Threats, Laurentiu Vasiliu - Peracton, CS-AWARE
12:05 - 12:20  Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection & Cybersecurity in the Fintech Sector, Paolo Balboni - ICT Legal Consulting, Cyberwatching.eu
12:20 - 12:30  Q&A
Session 3: Regulatory Harmonisation & Compliance Technological Enablers for the Financial Sector
12:30 - 13:30

 Panel Discussion: Stakeholders (CaixaBank, Cyber-Security Project Coordinators, Subject Matter Experts)

 Moderator: Atta Badii (Critical-Chains)


  • Financial Sector Infrastructure Cyber-Physical Security-Privacy Protection Challenges
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance Challenges (PSD2, eIDAS, GDPR, AML, NIS)
  • Cyber Security & Compliance Training Challenges



Wojciech Wideł, Preetam Mukherjee, and Mathias Ekstedt from our partner KTH published in IEEE Access about their work in the SOCCRATES project.

Future Events

In context of the annual Internet Festival in Pisa, the CNR Institute of Informatics and Telematics and Registro.it are organising the workshop Cybersecurity Day 2022.

The event will take place on 7 October 2022 at the Auditorium Giuseppe Moruzzi 1 in Pisa and will be attended by industry experts, researchers, representatives of the business world.


SOCCRATES provides a deep dive session on the SOCCRATES platform at the ONE Conference 2022. 

Within the H2020 EU project SOCCRATES a security decision support platform has been developed for Security Operation Centres (SOCs) and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). This, so called ‘SOCCRATES Platform’ is targeted at organisation’s inhouse SOC and at Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) that provide SOC services.