First major conference: Cybersecurity For Europe 2019

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Date: 
13/11/2019 to 15/11/2019

CyberSec4Europe is delighted to announce that its first major conference, Cybersecurity For Europe 2019, will take place at the Hôtel de Région in Toulouse from 13-15 November 2019.

CyberSec4Europe is one of the four large scale projects funded by the European Commission’s DG CNECT to pilot the key building blocks of the upcoming regulation, establishing a new European cybersecurity industrial, technology and research competence network and centre. It is exploring the means towards a better and more integrated European collaboration on cybersecurity, maintaining and protecting European values and liberties, such as privacy.

The three days of Cybersecurity For Europe 2019 present ideal opportunities for collaboration, conversation and networking with representatives from the European institutions, the Occitanie Region, the French Government, industry, academia as well as the wider cybersecurity community. Each of the four pilots will describe their progress to date, including potential synergies with each other as well as with the stakeholder community.

Cybersecurity for Europe 2019 represents a comprehensive snapshot of the current state of play in policy, research, and innovation in European cybersecurity, with discussions on the associated challenges and opportunities. The keynotes and panels will be clustered around key current and future cybersecurity topics including policy, governance, best practices and recommendations, providing ample scope for input and feedback.

With more than 8,000 research staff from over 100 research units, Toulouse is at the forefront of technological research, playing host to highly innovative companies like Airbus, Orange, Thales, Continental, and Groupe BPCE, among others. In particular, there are more than 3,000 cybersecurity professionals in the Occitanie region, which is partnering with CyberSec4Europe in the organisation of this event. Cybersecurity For Europe 2019 is organised locally by Université Paul Sabatier and the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) in collaboration with the Occitanie Region.

Co-ordinator, Professor Dr. Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, says: “Building a strong community is vital to ensure the security of the European digital single market and society. To that end, the CyberSec4Europe consortium is looking forward to welcoming to Toulouse as many stakeholders in the future of cybersecurity in Europe as possible, to this our first concertation event, including representatives from the other three pilot projects."

Security professionals wishing to attend free of charge can do so by registering on the conference website.