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Europe’s ambition is to become a leader in cybersecurity. In her State of the Union speech, European Commission’s President Ursula von Der Leyen insisted on the fact that “If everything is connected, everything can be hacked. Given that resources are scarce, we have to bundle our forces.”

This event will seek to take stock of EU’s cybersecurity strategy presented in December 2020, including the progress made on the adoption of the NIS2 Directive. The discussion will then address Europe’s ambition in cybersecurity, planned legislative initiatives for the upcoming years, such as the newly announced Cyber Resilience Act, and remaining challenges to becoming a world leader. Panelists will be invited to their share their views on potential opportunities as well as identify possible gaps and future threats that need to be addressed.

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Bart Groothuis MEP and EIF Member

    Speakers

    Lokke Moerel, Professor Global ICT (Tilburg University), Member of the Dutch Cyber Security Council, cyber expert on the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Innovation Program and Senior Of Counsel Morrison & Foester

    François Zamora, Chief Security Officer for the European Division, Orange

    Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit for Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy, DG CNECT, European Commission

    Moderator

    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

16 November 2021 15:00 - 16:00

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Speakers

  • Bart Groothuis MEP, EIF Member
  • Lokke Moerel Member of the Dutch Cyber Security Council Cyber expert on the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Innovation Program
  • François Zamora Chief Security Officer European Division Orange
  • Jakub Boratynski Head of Unit for Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum