Be Wiser & Industry Events (forthcoming)
Be Wiser & Industry Events (past)
9th Day of IT-Security28 June, 2017
The Day of IT security in Karlsruhe presents current IT security threats for companies and provides detailed information on prevention options.
Please register here for the event.
Call for Papers: Annual Privacy Forum 201707 February, 2017
ENISA’s Annual Privacy Forum (APF) is to be held on the 7th and 8th June 2017 in Vienna, at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law.
Call for papers for APF 2017 is now open. Submission until 31st of March 2017.
Borderless Cyber Europe conference in Brussels08 September, 2016
The Borderless Cyber Conference mission is to improve the state of preparedness and response to cyber threats both domestically and internationally through effective information sharing. The program content has been designed to specifically facilitate that effort.
PROTECT—Day 1 Protecting your organization in response to growing threats.
How to find and use cyber threat intelligence
Case studies from successful and failed cyber defense programs
Pros and cons of outsourcing
Best practices suitable across government, SMEs, and the vertical community
Available tools and open standards solutions
PREVENT–Day 2 Evolving your organization to be consistently protected.
Understanding and staying ahead of new threats
Steps to effective corporate “cyber-governance”
Bringing cyber to the C-level and keeping it there
Important privacy/data protection regulations and their impact on security
Moving from cyber risk assessment to effective risk management delivery
This dynamic, authentic learning experience uses a blended format that includes building collegial relationships, and actionable experiences from real-world use cases. Don’t miss being involved in this conference—support collective learning, shared competence, sustained interaction, and a climate of mutuality and trust.
Presentation at MCIS'1604 September, 2016
The joint paper between Inno and CCS (JAP Action A.3.1) titled “An assessment of the ICT security skills in the industrial sector as provided through education and training” have been accepted to be presented at the 10th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems will be held in Cyprus on 4-6 September 2016.
CryptoCurrency Systems & BlockChain Applications29 June, 2016
The Department of Computer Science, University of Nicosia and RISEtech Media (www.DisruptCyprus.com) invite you to a unique session on cryptosecurity innovations.
We invite all our fintech, financial and nonfinancial related friends to a unique event on cryptosecurity innovations and the use of blockchain technology in different applications. Everyone is talking about blockchain, the new technology in the FinTech Industry. The concept of blockchain has energized the financial services industry globally. The concept has already brought a disruption in the financial industry.
Our goal is to bring you an overview, technology, application areas and use cases of blockchain. We will explore use cases where blockchain technologies can be applied to either improve existing processes or unlock new technologies. In other words, what type of applications can we build using blockchain technologies? From a new type of money (i.e. cryptocurrency) to powering your digital identity in the internet-of-things, the blockchain technology application stack is the engine powering these new innovations.
Cyprus Cybercrime Centre of Excellence Conference27 June, 2016
The Cyprus Cybercrime Centre of Excellence (3CE), which is co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight Against Crime Programme of the European Union holds an conference in Cyprus. 3CE will provide short-term, highly focused and specialised training seminars on cybercrime-related issues for public and private sector participants.
The Conference will include speakers from Cybercrime Centres of Excellence from various EU countries as well as keynotes covering, cybercrime trends and protection.
Clusters and Cybersecurity Conference22 June, 2016
The Conference focus is on the main two pillars of the project: Cluster (morning session) and Internet Wireless Security (afternoon session). Beside some very interesting presentations related to project results, we will also invite relevant speakers in the fields and organize productive round table discussions.
The Conference will take place in the framework of the Bled eConference entitled “Digital Economy” (http://bledconference.org/). Registration to the “Digital Economy” conference give free access to the “Cluster and Cybersecurity” conference and the Final Conference of the UPSIDE project (“High Capacity Digital Societies – Make it Happen”, June 21st).
If you would like to participate to the “Cluster and Cybersecurity” conference only, please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org, the first 50 places are free of charge!
Don’t miss this opportunity, join us and widen your network! Get in contact with researchers, cluster experts and managers, business and public administration representatives.
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TELERISE 2016, USI Lugano, Switzerland09 June, 2016
Information sharing on the Web is essential for today’s business and societal transactions. Nevertheless, such a sharing should not violate the security and privacy requirements either dictated by Law to protect data subjects or by internal regulations provided both at organisation and individual level. An effectual, rapid, and unfailing electronic data sharing among different parties, while protecting legitimate rights on these data, is a key issue with several shades. Among them, how to translate the high-level law obligations, business constraints, and users’ requirements into system-level privacy policies, as well as engineering efficient and practical Web applications-based solutions for policy definition and enforcement. TELERISE aims at providing a forum for researchers and engineers, in academia as well as in industry, to foster an exchange of research results, experiences, and products in the area of privacy preserving, secure data management, and engineering on the Web, from a technical and legal perspective. The ultimate goal is to conceive new trends and ideas on designing, implementing, and evaluating solutions for privacy-preserving information sharing, with an eye to the cross-relations between ICT and regulatory aspects of data management and engineering.
SecMatch 2016 @ InfoSecurity Europe, London, UK08 June, 2016
Infosecurity Europe is the largest and most attended information security event in Europe. With over 15,500 industry professionals travelling from over 70 countries, it is the most important date in the calendar for Information Security professionals across Europe.
Infosecurity Europe is the European marketplace for information security professionals to do business, learn about the latest news and innovations in the industry and meet with current and prospect clients or suppliers.
++ SecMatch 2016 on the 8th of June ++
“SecMatch 2016 is a free-to-attend international B2B matchmaking event for Cyber Security firms taking place at InfoSec Europe Conference and Exhibition 2016 organized by Be Wiser and Enterprise Europe Network.
Focused on wireless and internet security, SecMatch aims to enable and facilitate SMEs, ICT clusters, academia and investors to engage with potential partners for internationalisation via research, technology or business cooperation. Participants will have the opportunity to meet potential partners for research, technology transfer, investment, sales and licencing, joint ventures, subcontracting, trade intermediation, suppliers etc.
++ How to participate? ++
1. Sign up and create an online profile: https://www.b2match.eu/SecMatch2016
2. Browse the participant list and book meetings with companies you are interested in
3. One week before the event you receive your meeting schedule
Come and join the Be Wiser booth! We are booth T#86
Protect, detect, respond and recover – optimise your organisation’s security posture!
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EuroTech Connect24 May, 2016
The European Commission aims to help European businesses access foreign markets and find new business partners abroad. Going international increases SMEs’ performance, enhances competitiveness, and reinforces sustainable growth. In this context the Be Wiser project is delighted to support connections between partner countries through the EuroTech Connect trade mission to Cork from the 24th to 26th of May 2016.
The purpose of this trade mission is to strengthen existing business relationships between Be Wiser partner clusters members through active face-to-face connections using ‘Be Wiser Connect’ and facilitated through the ‘Business Roaming Agreement’ and the FP7 Funded Be Wiser project.
A three day programme has been developed for the visiting firms (To access programme click here):
• Tuesday 24th – the visiting firms will have an orientation to Cork, Ireland and a site visit to Site Visit to EMC – Center of Excellence (CoE) in Ovens.
• Wednesday 25th – the visiting firms will participate in the it@cork DealBroker event, and site visit to Tyco’s Irish HQ – Ireland’s smartest building, One Albert Quay.
• Thursday the 26th – networking breakfast hosted by Cork Institute of Technology with keynote address from Denis Kennelly, IBM Security – to allow the visiting firms network with ICT firms and researcher centres from Cork. Followed by Be Wiser Connect facilitated matchmaking with Irish SMEs and MNCs. Site visit to DePuy & Janssen @ Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
Cross-industry Inter Cluster Connect, Barcelona23 May, 2016
A delegation of Slovenian policy makers and five Slovenian clusters will visit Accio and clusters from Catalonia. It will be a two days workshop dedicated to knowledge and best practice exchange between two regions.
Event is organized as the next step in cluster development as clusters become more and more innovation oriented with open and cross-cluster approach. From Be-Wiser partners ICT Technology Network Institute from Ljubljana and Eurecat from Barcelona are directly involved. In addition participation of BeWiser partners from Cork and Paris are expected as well.
As smart specialization stategies have been accepted in EU, the focus is now on the implementation phase. One of the major topics for the policy makers is bringing the nicely prepared smart spcialization plans down to earth and take care for successful implementaion. In EU clusters are considered as the implementation tools (mechanisms) which are most suitable to help regional smart specializations come true.
One of the steps forwrad in the cluster development is new direction supported by the EU and EC for the clusters to become more innovative. With this regards this workshop between the two EU regions, Catalonia and Slovenia, is going to take place. It can be a game changer in cluster development due to a combination of interregional cooperation, inter-cluster cooperation and policy makers engagement.
Anti-Prism-Party: The never ending story!29 April, 2016
EUREKA Innovation Week26 April, 2016
The event is a perfect opportunity to network and to meet future project partners via the several organized events. Get inspired, gain new ideas, and make many new contacts with potential business partners during the EUREKA innovation week.
Here some Event Highlights:
Global Collaboration day (26th of April) – Relevant for Clusters -
Innovation event – Including B2B matchmaking events (27th of April) – Relevant for firms -
The Matchmaking is arranged by Enterprise Europe Network. Participants sit down in pre-arranged one-on-one meetings for discussing project set-ups and collaborations. Registration deadline for this event extended to 25/04/2016 !!!
EUREKA Clusters Conference (28-29th of April)
Join the event and widen your network! The Innovation Week is free of charge. REGISTER NOW!
Keeping yourself and your kids safe online06 April, 2016
Τhe Cyprus Computer Society, in cooperation with the Pancyprian Schools’ Parents and the Pancyprian Confederation of Parents Associations invite you to the events for parents entitled “Keeping yourself and your kids safe online”. The events will be presented* by the Cyber Security and Cyber Crime expert, Mr Urban Schrott (ESET Ireland). The renowned speaker will provide practical advice and safety tips for kids’ (of all ages) online dangers.
Be Wiser meets Silicon Valley!29 February, 2016
Business delegation tour in the Silicon Valley – 29.02.2016
Silicon Valley is a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States. The Be Wiser group will have the chance to spend one full-day in the very high paced world leading ICT ecosystem, to learn from success stories and establish new connections oversea. The visits aim to foster every opportunity to build connections company-company, company-academia & academia-academia, and includes Stanford and Singularity Universities, the German Accelerator and the Plug and Play TechCenter.
Be Wiser brokerage networking event @French Tech Hub – 02.03.2016
SECURITY TECHMEETING – Powered By the Open Innovation Club
The Open Innovation Club aims to foster Open Innovation between all stakeholders involved in the innovation ecosystem: large companies, start-ups, research labs, and universities. The Club organizes monthly TECHMEETINGS to foster business relationships between startups and corporations from the U.S and France. This special edition is sponsored by the Be Wiser project and focuses on wireless security. The complete Be Wiser delegation will attend the event, and each company’s representative will have the opportunity to pitch to the audience.
RSA Conference 2016, 29.02-04.03.2016
The RSA® Conference is the premier series of global events where the world talks security and leadership gathers, advances and emerges. RSA Conference events are where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and get access to the people, content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies to win, grow and do their best.
The Be Wiser companies’ delegates consider this conference the meeting place to meet a wide range of parties –customers, technology partners and investors- in the CyberSecurity field.
Download here a complete description of the delegation.
Be Wiser consortium meeting16 February, 2016
Be Wiser consortium meeting in Cork,Ireland
Cluster policy excellence workshop, 11th February, Ljubljana, Slovenia11 February, 2016
Cluster policy excellence as part of improving the competitiveness of regional economy and support to emerging industries.
FIC 2016, Lille25 January, 2016
For many years, data security & privacy had come under the umbrella of information systems security. This time is over, due to the increasing decorrelation between container (application or physical structures) and content induced by emerging virtualization technologies, cloud computing and new economic models. Data has become an « object » per se and is now to be treated independently from its container.
Several working axes have been identified and will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee:
Axis #1: Data as a fuel for digital transformation
Data are omnipresent and come in many forms and shapes. Examples range from personal, social, medical and bank data to passenger name records (PNRs) and corporate, geolocation and safety data. But is this segmentation by usage or field of activity still meaningful? How can we manage data regardless of the devices used? Beyond the metaphor, are data truly a « new black gold »?
Axis #2: Data control as a sovereignty issue
A powerful « data industry » is a key asset in today’s global competition and a major component of any strategy of power. In this respect, Europe seems to be lagging way behind the United States. Its intensive data usage, combined with the weakness of its local offer, obliges it to massively export the data it produces, mainly to the US. How can we move from an « offered Europe » to an « open Europe »? How are the other continents doing in this respect? Is this all about « geopolitics of data »?
Axis #3: Data as a threatened capital
While denial of service attacks target infrastructures, the hackers’ ultimate objective is often data, be it for cyber crime (data theft, cryptolocking, etc.) or spying purposes. What are the latest trends? What are the cybercriminals’ modus operandi? How can we assess the value of data when launching proceedings?
Axis #4: Data and the law
The concept of data is an immaterial notion that raises many legal questions. Can we apply the notion of property to data, and more particularly personal data? What is the connection between data and territory? How can we effectively implement the right to be forgotten adopted by some countries? How should we define data theft in criminal law?
Axis #5: What data security & privacy strategies should companies adopt?
In companies, data security & privacy is based on a comprehensive approach that includes data classification, data assessment, risk analysis, and design and implementation of a security & privacy strategy. However, the development of cloud computing and the ever-increasing outsourcing of IT services raise a certain number of issues. Can we « safely » use a CRM or ERP tool in the Cloud? What are the consequences on data control? How can we insure data-related risks?
Axis #6: Which technologies can guarantee data security & privacy?
Today, information systems security managers can guarantee the security and privacy of their data thanks to an array of tools and technologies, ranging from protection tools and secure destruction to data leak detection and investigation. Are the pace of technological progress and the « time-to-market » constraint imposed on publishers by the market compatible with the organisations’ relatively slow adoption cycles? With this same « time-to-market » constraint, how can we integrate security by design into the apps offered to the users?
Axis #7: Data and sector-based issues
Digital transformation and the data feeding it irrigate all the economic sectors and human activities. Thus, data are at the heart of the « smart revolution », which impacts both individuals in their daily life and society/companies through connected objects and « omnipresent IT ». What are the data-related issues faced by « smart cities », « plants of the future », the medical sector, etc.?
Axis #8:* Society and data-related ethical issues*
Digital transformation and the exponential data growth it produces also represent a wealth of opportunities. Yet, the pace of this evolution and its major impact on human beings require that we step back and ask ourselves ethical and philosophical questions. For individuals, what does « privacy » now means? Is it possible to put users back at the heart of this transformation by enabling them to regain ownership of their data? Lastly, should we copy the bioethics law and pass a digital ethics law to define a data usage framework for predictive or surveillance purposes?
Want to apply to the call for speakers?
Deadline: September 15th
The 6th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference, Brussels10 December, 2015
The 2015 conference will particularly focus on the implementation of the new rules that are expected to be adopted by the end of this year. It will provide an opportunity for both the policymakers and stakeholders involved in this area to engage in an interactive debate discussing issues related to compliance to the new regulation and directive, what the rules will mean for cross-border data flow and international trade in the context of the recent ruling by the ECJ on the US-EU Safe Harbour and discussions over Umbrella Agreements on data transfers, and examining how restoring individual’s trust should be balanced with the legitimate use of their data by public or private bodies.
Sessions at the event will include:
• Reforming the Data Protection rules in Europe – Where are we, what’s next and how can organisations prepare for the implementation of the new rules?
• What will the new data protection rules in Europe mean for the future of international data flows?
• Consumer Trust : Empowering user control over data vs legitimate data use
REGISTER NOW at www.dataprotection2015.eu to guarantee your place at the event.
Training seminar “How can ETSI standards impact your business”, December 1st, Sophia Antipolis (France)01 December, 2015
The seminar is part of a broader SBS campaign on trainings for SME associations and ICT clusters and is designed to provide SME associations’ and clusters’ staff with the possibility to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the European standardisation system and, in particular, of the ETSI specifications.
Topics to be raised include the following: ETSI membership, functioning (governance, technical, decision making process, approval and maintenance) and interoperability as well as ETSI’s role in the world, partnership projects – 3GPP and OneM2M. The training will also provide an interesting update on standardisation requests, the ICT Rolling Plan and the ICT Multi Stakeholder Platform of the EU.
To enable non-Brussels based representatives to benefit from the training, travel and accommodation reimbursement for up to 10 persons (one per organisation) is foreseen up to a maximum amount of €600 (i.e. max. €250 per diem and max. €350 for travel expenses). As the amount of available reimbursements is limited, they will be allocated according to the first come, first served principle.
Registration at: email@example.com.
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ICT Conference in Lisbon: Innovate - Connect - Transform20 October, 2015
Our Networking Session on “Internationalisation: The Supporting Role of Clusters” will take place on October 22nd (2-2.45 pm, Room 10).
Participation is free and subject to availability (40-seats only). Reserve your seat at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/internationalisation-the-supporting-role-of-clusters-tickets-19010608241
Innovation is not created by isolated organization but mostly in dynamic environments where competent organisations interact in a constructive and complementary way to assimilate existing knowledge and generate new ideas and products. Therefore clusters have a role to play in the development of pan-European collaborative linkages which can help Europe to compete economically with the rest of the world.
The role of clusters in internationalization will be discussed in our dedicated networking session, which brings together experts from across Europe from all elements of the Triple Helix (‘academia,’ ‘Government’ and ‘industry’) to share their thoughts, goals and dreams for the development of pan-European collaborative linkages.Innovation is not created by isolated organization but mostly in dynamic environments where competent organisations interact in a constructive and complementary way to assimilate existing knowledge and generate new ideas and products. Therefore clusters have a role to play in the development of pan-European collaborative linkages which can help Europe to compete economically with the rest of the world.
After a short introduction, three flash talks will share best practice cases developed within the projects:
o Stockholm-Montreal: Cluster to Cluster – Smart Digital Cities, Lindström A, Kista Science City (http://kista.com/)
o BeWiser Connect – a matchmaking tool, Hobbs J., Cork Institute of Technology (http://bewiserconnect.cit.ie/)
o Business Roaming Agreement – an internationalization tool, Zuccotti A., CyberForum e.V. (http://clusterize.org/)
The session will be open for discussion, with questions, comments and examples from the audience.
Join us at the ICT conference in Lisbon and generate new contacts, which could also result in common topic-related projects, research activities, and further cooperation between clusters, regions, policy makers and academics across Europe!
35th GITEX Technology Week 2015: The Internet Future Of Everything. Dubai18 October, 2015
GITEX has grown to be one of the most influential tech events on the planet. At the core of this 35th anniversary edition will be innovation and the rapidly evolving Internet of Everything.
In the context of the Internationalisation strategy of the Be Wiser project, members belonging to the Be Wiser partner’s organisations will participate to the conference and B2B events.
For further information visit: http://www.gitex.com/
Be Wiser Mentoring Workshop in Nicosia07 October, 2015
After the 4th Consortium Meeting, a Cluster Mentoring Workshop has been organized at the University of Nicosia, Department of Computer Science, 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, 1700 Nicosia, CYPRUS.
During the one day workshop, Be Wiser project partners will discuss several cluster management issues (e.g. national best practices and European Cluster Policy), within front and animated sessions.
Download here the full program: /admin/resources/cyprus-workshopagenda.pdf
4th Consortium Meeting05 October, 2015
All Be Wiser project partners will gather together in Cyprus for the 4th Consortium Meeting! The agenda includes among others, general Project Manager issues, planning of upcoming Trade Missions (e.g. in the Silicon Valley) and implementation of the Joint Action Plan. For more information, please download the full program here: /admin/resources/bewiseragendaconsortiummeetingcyprusoctober2015-2.pdf
October is European Cyber Security Month : the EU's campaign to promote cyber security01 October, 2015
1st week – October 1-4: Cyber security training for employees
2nd week – October 5-11: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work
3rd week – October 12-18: Code Week for all
4th week – October 19-25: Understanding Cloud solutions for all
5th week – October 26-31: Digital Single Market for all
3rd International Cluster Conference “Clusters as Drivers of Competitiveness”30 September, 2015
Staff of Cork County Council, CIT, it@cork and CyberForum working on the Be Wiser project will be in attendance at the 3rd International Cluster Conference “Clusters as Drivers of Competitiveness”. The aim of the conference is to foster experience-sharing and best practices, to promote knowledge exchanges as well as to be able, at the end of the day, to identify future opportunities for clusters as drivers of competitiveness, and this through the various session presentations and debates on existing cluster policies and management practices, thus disseminating elements of vital concern to all delegates present. This will be a great opportunity to disseminate information concerning the Be Wiser project and its key action and deliverables so far. It will also present the project representatives with the opportunity to get valuable information and contacts which will assist us with the implementation of the Be Wiser Joint Action Plan.
Leo Clancy, Head of Technology, Consumer & Business Services at IDA Ireland will present V-LINC data collected on the IT Cluster in Cork through the Be Wiser project at the 3rd International Cluster Conference.
Please find more information at: http://pst-fr.com/
Interactive Clustering Workshop Series – 28-29 September, 2015, Cork, Ireland.28 September, 2015
CIT Seminar aims to Build International Collaborations for Irish firms with Biopharma, ICT, Agriculture and Energy clusters in Catalonia and Germany.
Start-ups, SMEs and multinationals alike are seeing the potential to create jobs from clustering, the focus of a series of seminars in CIT on September 28 and 29. CIT’s Eoin Byrne and Dr John Hobbs, organisers of the seminar series, say local companies, policy makers and academics are enthusiastic about the lessons they can learn from visiting clustering experts from Germany and Spain, where thousands of companies cite the benefits of clustering for their sustained growth.
One of Minister Bruton’s and Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation’s five strategic ambitions included in the 2015 National Action Plan for Jobs is to build world-class clusters in key sectors of opportunity. The CIT-hosted clustering seminars are being run in partnership with Cork County Council, and are included in the South West Regional Action Plan for Jobs.
The series will feature four workshops: one for academics – ‘Cluster Analysis’; one from Start Ups, SMEs and MNCs ‘Building International Collaborations’; one for policy makers ‘Building Economic Growth through Clusters’; and one for cluster managers ‘Cluster Organisation development’. To share knowledge with these key groups which are constituent in an Industry Clusters’s Triple Helix and develop thoughts on how these groups fit into and / or support clusters in Catalonia and Karlsruhe.
One of the big plus points for the seminar series is that we have confirmed the attendance of Joan Martí Estévez, Director of Cluster Development, ACCIÓ (Catalan Agency for Competitiveness), Barcelona, Spain and Tamara Högler, Head of Innovations and International Affairs CyberForum e.V., Karlsruhe, Germany to lead the sessions at the series. They can both bring practical experience from their engagement within clusters and policy in countries which have twenty years’ experience implementing cluster policies. Joan Martí Estévez, is responsible for managing 25 ‘cluster managers’ across various sectors of regional importance in Catalonia (www.catalonia.com/en). Tamara Högler, has experience as a cluster manager in CyberForum whom have over 1,000 SMEs who constitute their cluster membership (www.en.cyberforum.de).
From the Be Wiser project, Tamara Högler (CyberForum e.V.) will present the Business Roaming Agreement (BRA, www.clusterize.org) and John Hobbs (CIT) the Cluster Performance Measurement Software – V-LINC www.cit.ie/vlinc.
Cork County Council are sponsoring and helping to organise the “Building International Collaborations” session for industry. To register for the event please fill out the form @ http://www.itcork.ie/events/.
For additional information please e-mail Dr John Hobbs firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on Implementation: Security and Evaluation11 September, 2015
/admin/resources/download-hp-cyber-risk-report-2015.docx On behalf of the ECRYPT CSA european initiative, CryptoExperts organizes a workshop on the security of cryptographic implementations. The workshop will be held on September 11, 2015 in the heart of Paris, two days before CHES, with a scientific program centered around the following themes:
attack models and evaluation methodologies,
present and future certification schemes and standardization,
implementation security proofs and their automatization.
The workshop will be composed of invited presentations as well as a discussion panel aiming at building a vision of the current trends in the field and their expected evolutions in the future. The security of cryptographic implementations is a key topic in Europe, with both scientific and economic impacts. The purpose of this ECRYPT CSA workshop is to consult the academic, industrial and gov-related scientific communities to build the future european research roadmap in this strategic area.
Download HP Cyber Risk report 201511 August, 2015
You can download Hewlett Packard’s 2015 Cyber Risk report from here/admin/resources/download-hp-cyber-risk-report-2015-1.docx
European Conference on Networks & Communications29 June, 2015
The EUCNC is the key annual event for showcasing EU funded research and innovation, as well as for presenting the latest developments in this area. This year’s theme will be “5G, Shaping the Vision”. Register before May 29th to benefit from early bird registration fees.
EUCNC 2015 (European Conference on Networks and Communications) is the 24th edition of a successful series of technical and scientific conferences open to the world research community, supported by the European Commission, with a focus on communication networks and systems and on reaching services and applications.
The conference will include:
• keynote speakers
• scientific & special sessions
• exhibitions & demos
• networking events.
The preliminary programme has just been published. Check it out and register.
ETSI Security Week22 June, 2015
Following their highly successful series of annual Security Workshops, ETSI is now expanding their event to extend the Security Workshop with more focused thematic streams, to provide more time for networking, a chance to see demonstrations of ETSI-standardized security solutions at work, and offer opportunities for ETSI security-related committees to hold open meetings which all delegates may attend. The event will take place in Sophia Antipolis, France, from June 22nd to 26th 2015.
This week has a full agenda already and is an ideal opportunity to learn about the full extent of ETSI’s security related standardization. This week will be packed with debate and discussion, and will help shape the future direction of ETSI’s security related standardization.
There are no charges for the event!!!
For more information please visit:
Strengthening Data Protection Standards in Europe: Towards a Harmonised European Digital Market18 June, 2015
Discuss the impending reforms of the data protection rules, and how Member States and the industry can prepare for the practical implementations.
Examine how best to ensure the inter-operability of the new EU rules with privacy frameworks worldwide.
Consider ways to achieve the right balance between citizens’ privacy needs and growth in Europe’s digital economy.
Futur en Seine - Paris11 June, 2015
Always attracting more and more visitors, the 6th edition will start with the Innovation village, during 4 days from 11th till 14th at CNAM, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Gaîté Lyrique, NUMA and at Square Emile Chautemps (exhibition of innovative projects, conferences, workshops…). Futur en Seine will then continue all over Paris Region through many partners’ events until June 21nd 2015.
Futur en Seine is organized by Cap Digital, Paris Region’s business cluster for digital contents and services.
A BeWiser workshop is planned for the 12th June at the event.
28th Bled eConference - #eWellBeing – June 7-10, 2015, Bled, Slovenia06 June, 2015
Bled eConference attracts speakers and delegates from business, government, information technology providers and universities and is the major venue for researchers working in all aspects of “e”. The Be Wiser project contributed to the session “e-Solutions to Cluster Analysis and Knowledge Sharing” and presented the “Business Roaming Agreement (BRA)”, which is a part of the Be Wiser internationalisation strategy, and that was recently taken over by one of the partners, CyberForum. The presentation focused on the current situation and planned future steps in the context of the Be Wiser project.
Please find more information regarding the conference at: http://bledconference.org/
Before the conference started there was also the occasion for the Be Wiser partners to provide some mentoring to the ICT Technology Network cluster (ICT TN, Slovenia). The mentoring addressed typical issues on developing cluster excellence which was exemplary shown by best practices of the clusters Systématic Paris Région and CyberForum. “How to increase membership?” and “How to keep members?” As a result of this workshop, an additional mentoring for ITC TN will take place in September 2015 in the framework of the Poly4EMI project.
Seminar on FIDO standards of online authentication - Dublin11 May, 2015
InfoSecurity Ireland is partnering with the US-based FIDO Alliance to present a seminar on the FIDO standards of online authentication. The FIDO Alliance is an IT industry standards association created to address one of the most important security issues faced by the Internet and the Cloud—authentication. Passwords don’t do it anymore!
Early booking is advised at:
Get Online Week23 March, 2015
Supported by corporations, NGOs & public authorities, the campaign is organized each year in March by Telecentre-Europe (TE), an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres.
3rd Be Wiser Consortium meeting18 March, 2015
09:00 – 09:15 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
09:15 – 09:25 WELCOME SPEECH, Queen University of Belfast
09:25 – 9:45 WP1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Systematic, BE WISER Coordinator)
Achievements, amendments and feedback on 1st periodic reporting
09:45 – 11:25 WP3 DEFINITION OF A JOINT ACTION PLAN (CIT, WP Leader) Finalised version of the Joint Action Plan
11:25 – 12:00 Sharing of best practices from the different clusters
Programmes such as Ambition PME, Dealstart, KA-IT-SI, Team-up and CyberLab
12:00 – 13:00 Working lunch
13:00 – 14:15 WP4 DEFINITION OF AN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION STRATEGY International recommendations and actions (Momentum) Trade missions (INI) Standardisation (QUB CSIT)
14:15 – 15:15 WP5 MEASURES TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT ACTION PLAN
Feedback on the 2nd matchmaking event in the 2015MWC (Bdigital)
Mentoring needs and offers (Momentum)
Inputs to Digital Agendas (Systematic)
Awareness raising programmes (Systematic)
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 WP6 COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES
Dissemination & communication activities (Cyberforum)
Instructions to communicate for the 2nd half of the project (Systematic)
Be Wiser Website (Momentum)
ETSI security week (QUB CSIT)
17:00 – 17:20 WP1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Systematic, BE WISER Coordinator)
Next steps and conclusion
Meeting with the Project Officer in Brussels
Networking / dissemination with the EC
World Cyber Security Research Summit - Belfast18 March, 2015
Confirmed Keynote speakers
James Quinault: Head of UK Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA)
Dr Douglas Maughan, US Department of Homeland Security
Pete Lockhart: CTO, Chemring Technology Solutions
Mary Aiken: Director, RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre
David Bailey, CTO, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Bob Griffen, Chief Security Architect, RSA
Dr Godfrey Gaston, CSIT Director. CSIT – A Model of Innovation
Kris McConkey: Partner, Cyber Threat Detection & Response, PwC
Mark Schloesser, Senior Security Researcher, Rapid7
Tom Harrington, MD and CISO, Citi
Keynotes of the Future 1: Ciara Moore – CSIT PhD student
Keynotes of the Future 2: Emma Shorten – CSIT PhD student
Keynotes of the Future 3: David Beckett – CSIT PhD student
and there will be presentations and workshops given by the BeWiser team.
For more information see :
BeWiser B2B Matchmaking Event03 March, 2015
Join us for this B2B matchmaking event to meet SMEs, Large organisations and other entities interested in collaborative R&D.
Venue & Contact
March 3rd, 6:30pm-10pm
Carrer Salvador Espriu, 45-51
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
(300m, 5 minutes from the Mobile World Congress 2015 Venue – Fira Barcelona Gran Via)
For more information click here.
Mobile World Congress02 March, 2015
BeWiser will be holding a B2B matchamking event on 3rd March at 18:30
for more information click here.
The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives.
In short, we’re on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless. The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Depending on the type of pass selected, attendees can take advantage of the many components that make up this industry-leading event:
A world-class thought-leadership Conference featuring visionary keynotes and panel discussions
A cutting-edge product and technology Exhibition featuring more than 1,900 exhibitors
The world’s best venue for seeking industry opportunities, making deals, and networking
App Planet, the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe, where the mobile app community gathers to learn, network and engage with innovators
Global Mobile Awards programme, where we recognise industry innovation and achievements
And, all MWC pass holders can attend 4YFN, an event focused on startups, corporations, and investors
For more information please visit:
CPDP2015 - Data Protection on the move21 January, 2015
CPDP 2015 will stage more than 60 panels and workshops with a stimulating mix of academics, practitioners, regulators and advocates, as well as multiple side events such as open debates, PechaKucha performances and artistic interventions.
CPDP aims to unite the most important stakeholders of data access and data protection: international and national policymakers and data protection commissioners. Moreover, CPDP also gathers together:
• academics (in law, sociology, economics, and other areas)
• legal practitioners, lawyers
• computer scientists
• non-governmental organisations
• representatives from the hacker community
CPDP in figures (2014 data)
•3 days Conference
•854 guests from 43 different Countries
•Gender balance: 57% men – 43% women presence
•More than 50 panels, workshops and special sessions
•343 speakers from Europe, the US and Asia
•around additional 500 people attending free public events in conference evenings
•11.125 visits to CPDP website during the Conference month
•1.147 visits to CPDP website on first conference day
For more information click here.
FIC 2015, International Forum on Cybersecurity, Lille20 January, 2015
Under the patronage of the President of the French Republic François Hollande and organized by the Department of the National Gendarmerie, the Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and CEIS, FIC 2015 will focus on cybersecurity and
“Digital transformation, which has been around for 30 years now, has been speeding up and profoundly changing our lifestyles and organizations. However, this revolution always requires greater reliability and security in order to create the framework of trust that is essential for developing new methods of use,” explained Marc Watin-Augouard, Army General (2S), founder of the International Cybersecurity Forum. “The challenges are multiple – protection of privacy and individual freedoms for individuals, economic competitiveness and control over strategic corporate data, security of critical infrastructures, regulation and sovereignty for States.”
Tasks for this 7th edition of the FIC will center on three core ideas:
- Innovation: new security and digital trust services and technologies can play a catalytic and accelerating role in digital transformation
- Data: this is the new black gold of the 21st century that oils the wheels of this transformation
- The human denominator in cybersecurity: Man is at the same time both the weak link and potentially the strong link…
To cover these various aspects, 7 theme pathways have been prepared:
- The fight against cybercrime
- Citizenships and new uses
- Geopolitics and cyberdefense strategies
- Security Management
- Operational security
- FIC Tech. This new pathway will group predominantly technical or technological workshops and master classes, targeting technical experts.
- Sector-based approaches. The aim of this new pathway is to offer workshops focusing on sectorial themes (e-commerce, healthcare, shipping, etc.) in order to facilitate the
entrenchment of security in the conduct of business.
The challenge of security in new technologies17 December, 2014
Increasingly, the wireless technology plays a major role in our lives. We all know the great benefits of a mobile hyper connectivity: to have office anywhere while travelling or are at home, controlling and coordinating intelligently automation elements of a smart home, share content between devices without physically connecting them, etc.
But what about security risks and privacy? When using these technologies in a home or company we must incorporate these risks into the equation to manage and avoid them properly.
In this event we introduce Be Wiser activities and main results, and the current status in R+D security. In addition we review typical risk cases.
IoT Forum Barcelona03 December, 2014
The IoT forum aims to unite all stakeholders involved: researchers, developers, solution-centred businesses, start-ups, consumers, etc., in order to outline the situation of this initiative today through different complementary perspectives, analyse current trends and determine the challenges of the near future.
- Bring together suppliers, start-ups, large companies, R&D researchers and IoT makers
- Intersect supply and demand
- Identify the needs of the sector
- Promote innovative technological solutions
- Create new information about the IoT
WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED:
- Leaders and managers of user and potential businesses
- System integrators and service providers
- HW companies (telecommunications, electronics, etc.)
- SW companies (embedded software, open data, etc.)
- Utilities (energy, electricity, water, etc.)
- M2M platforms and industry regulators
- Makers (researchers, designers, engineers, etc.)
- Leaders and managers of user and potential businesses
International Cyber Warfare and Security - Turkey27 November, 2014
Today, Cyber Defence has become an imperative component of nations’ defence strategies owing to the dramatic progress of Information Technologies. Withal, the ever-increasing interest of public and private institutions on Cyber Warfare has put forward the necessity of rising awareness on a global scale.
Global Forum 2014 - Geneva17 November, 2014
The Global Forum 2014 program is entitled: A CONNECTED AGE, Opportunities & Disruptions in a Time of Transformation.
It will focus on several key topics which will be treated at the strategy & policy levels. The sessions covers a large spectrum of the currents issues and hot topics of the digital fields: Content & Copyrights, Future of Regulation, Smart Cities, eHealth, Innovation, Security & Privacy, Data…
We depend upon Digital. A new view of the Digital Age and Digital World is forming. The twenty first century Society becomes more complex and connected. We share the sense that Digital is an integral foundation of the global society. We are part of the most complex and sophisticated system in history. Huge improvements in connectivity and access to knowledge and the considerable benefits associated with the digitization of human activities are compounded with major challenges to privacy, digital literacy and employment. Global tectonic shifts in the geography of wealth creation are underway. With the great promises of Cyber come the great challenges of disruption and transformation. As governments, businesses and citizens, how can we grasp the implications of those transformations? The formation of new strategies, policies, laws and even new social codes requires a new, inter-disciplinary approach. The Global Forum 2014 will provide much needed strategic direction and tactical guidance for those involved in dealing with the challenges of the Digital Age.
For more information see http://globalforum.items-int.com/
Essence Project Final Conference14 October, 2014
ESSENCE is a project funded by the CIPS EU programme to evaluate costs and benefits of applying emerging security standards to the European power grid controls systems, based on two case studies.
Those systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks that can inhibit their operation, corrupt valuable data, or expose private information. Attacks might affect large portions of the European power system, make repair difficult and cause huge
societal impact. To counter this threat, which is common to several networked infrastructures such as the oil and gas and the water networks, and power, oil and chemical process plants, several standard frameworks are being proposed. It
is difficult to evaluate costs and benefits of their adoption, although experimentation so far has shown that they are huge.
Thus there is a need for establishing the economic and organisational impact of their implementation in Europe.
The objective of ESSENCE was to identify costs and benefits on an objective basis, and outline organisational processes wherever beneficial.
For more information and to book click here.
Cyber Threat Summit 2014 - Dublin11 September, 2014
On the face of it no-one is safe. The Department of Finance, Super Value, AIB, and even the GAA,have felt the sting of cybercrime. The damage goes beyond the data breach to the very reputation of these organisations. Your business can do better. Your data and business intelligence is your organisation’s most valuable asset. Protecting that data has to be at the top of your agenda. Now, more than ever, business owners and C level executives need a clear knowledge of where the threats lie and how best to defend against them.
The Sunday Business Post 2014 Cyber Threat Summit will chart the current cyber threat landscape, the impact and cost of cybercrime, cyber attack techniques amongst other related areas and equip delegates with the knowledge to fight back.
For more information and to book see :
ARES Conference08 September, 2014
The International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES”) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of security – with special focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security.
The ARES video, produced at ARES 2013, is available here.
BeWiser 2nd Consortium Meeting03 September, 2014
DAY 2 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
09:00 – 09:15 REGISTRATION
09:15 – 09:25 WELCOME SPEECH, inno TSD
09:25 – 10:00 WP1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Systematic, BE WISER Coordinator)
10:00 – 10:30 WP2 REGIONAL CLUSTER SWOT ANALYSIS (inno, WP Leader and CIT, WP contributor)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:40 WP3 DEFINITION OF A JOINT ACTION PLAN (CIT, WP Leader)
11:40 – 12:05 POTENTIAL FOLLOW-UP OF BE WISER CONSORTIUM IN H2020 PROJECT (Systematic,inno)
12:05 – 13:30 Working lunch
13:30 – 14:10 WP3 DEFINITION OF A JOINT ACTION PLAN (CIT, WP Leader) V-linc interviews and Citizen survey
14:10 – 14:55 WP4 DEFINITION OF AN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION STRATEGY (Momentum,WP
14:55 – 15:10 Coffee Break
15:10 – 15:55 WP5 MEASURES TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT ACTION PLAN (BDigital) Preparation of the next matchmaking event in Barcelona
15:55 – 16:25 WP6 COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES (CyberForum, WP Leader)
Update on the BE WISER website by Momentum
16:25 –17:10 WP1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Systematic, BE WISER Coordinator) Next steps and conclusion