Belgium

Events

Cyberconsumer : how to stay safe online ?
Date: 03 Oct 2017

This one day event aims to give the consumers the keys to be more cyber-resilient.

With the partnership of the Cyber Security Center for Belgium (CCB), the CyberSecurity Coalition (CSC) and many other stakeholders (Test-Achats/Test-Aankoop, Febelfin, FSMA, CRIDS...), the Vice-Prime Minister, Kris Peeters, Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumers, will give the consumers the tips and tricks to be more cyber-resilient (how to detect a fraud, how to protect yourself, who should you contact in case of an cyber-incident...).

CyberSecurity4Rail
Date: 04 Oct 2017

The CyberSecurity4Rail conference will address the threats of cybercrime and to share a vision for safer, more secure digital communications and data networks in the railway industry.

The CyberSecurity4Rail conference will bring together experts in cybercrime and digital security, leaders in ICT, representatives from transport and railway companies, European organisations and international bodies.
The positions of policy makers, major international railway organisations and various actors in the field will be presented by their senior representatives. Major developments to date, the challenges ahead and the critical issues to be solved will be discussed.

EBF Cybersecurity Conference: Managing Risk. Deploying Awareness.
Date: 10 Oct 2017

In the context of the all-increasing interest in cybersecurity by regulators, policy-making bodies and the broader public, and given the sensitivity of the financial services sector for which trust of customers and safeguarding of their data are of critical importance, the EBF Cybersecurity Conference aims at:

- Raising awareness on cybersecurity for bank personnel and consumers of financial services.
- Facilitating the dialogue between banks, regulators and supervisors for a more effective implementation of cybersecurity-related measures.
- Exchanging on the challenges faced by banks in managing cyber risk, especially in regard to intelligence sharing and incident reporting.

Top Secret! A World of Codes and Ciphers
Date: 10 Oct 2017

Imagine a society where all information would be transparent and known to all. Difficult to do so, because cryptography or "secret writing" always existed ...

What unites a potter in the sixteenth century BC and British mathematician Alan Turing? One, living in ancient Iraq, hid his manufacturing recipe by playing on spelling and suppressing consonants; the other helped shorten by two years the Second World War by breaking the Enigma code… and in doing so probably the world by laying down the principles of computing. Julius Caesar, during the Gallic War, encrypted his messages. King Nebuchadnezzar even hid information under the hair of his slaves!

From a game devised by Egyptian scribes to war communications, from innocent love messages to electronic voting, from the beginnings of the Internet to cyber war: immerse yourself in the universe of secrecy! You will discover machines used for (de)encryption, but also the men and women who contributed to the development of the discipline over the centuries. Who says encrypting says deciphering: the culture of hacking and transgression will be decoded at the heart of the Mundaneum, the "Paper Google"

Exhibition available in [FR-NL-ENG]
Curation: Jean-Jacques Quisquater
Exceptionnelle contribution by Sir John Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan Turing

Professor Quisquater is an international cryptographer. A civil engineer in applied mathematics (1970) and a doctor in computer science, he is a Professor at the Catholic university of Louvain but also a specialised collector.

How to Fight Cyber Risk
Date: 10 Oct 2017

Debate in the European Parliament on the revision of the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy which we expect to be published by then, and on the role that the private industry could play in improving Europe’s overall level of cybersecurity and resilience, notably through cyber insurance.

Panel discussion with senior representatives from the public and the private sector, including the European Parliament, ENISA, the Estonian Presidency, Marsh&McLennan Companies and Symantec

Building Alliances - Preventing Terror Conference
Date: 17 Oct 2017

Organised by the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) – a leading non-profit, non-partisan international policy organisation led by distinguished former world leaders and diplomats – the unique two-day conference will bring together senior policymakers and officials, as well as academics, industry representatives and advocates, who will share ideas for tackling the spread of extremism and terrorist propaganda in Europe and online.

With a focus on prevention, ten sessions featuring diverse and highly experienced panels will be marked by keynote addresses from European Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King, Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski and Dartmouth College professor Dr. Hany Farid.

A sampling of the topics to be debated includes:

- The role internet companies should play in blocking the malicious use of their online communication technologies and services.
- Understanding extremist ideologies and improving local community engagement.
- Increasing cooperation as a means for preventing future terrorist events and
- Disrupting terrorist finance networks.

When: 17-18 October 2017, 09.00-18.00

Boosting EU cyber resilience: awareness and information
Date: 18 Oct 2017

As recent global cyber-attacks have demonstrated, it is crucial for our increasingly interconnected society to strengthen its cyber security and resilience. Insurers play a key role in this process, both by raising the awareness of individuals and companies, particularly SMEs, of how to avoid attacks, and by providing a range of services, such as assistance, mitigation and financial compensation when attacks do occur. The effective fight against cyber threats requires cooperation between different stakeholders, including in particular public authorities and insurers. The event will discuss ways to strengthen this cooperative effort.

Policymakers and stakeholders get together to discuss what can be done to raise awareness about cyber threats in Europe and how to ensure insurability of these risks, in light of new EU legislation.

IBM Hackathon for University Students
Date: 20 Oct 2017

Hackathon held on 20-21 October in IBM Belgium for university students in collaboration with University Relations

Belgian Cyber Security Convention
Date: 25 Oct 2017

The Belgian Cyber Security Convention (BCSC) stimulates businesses to invest in their data protection by bringing the Belgian field of IT-specialists together for a one-day event of networking and education.

The Belgian Cyber Security Convention will be held in Mechelen (Brussels) and is organized by Brewery Of Ideas with support from the premium partners and co-organizers: the Federal Centre for Cyber-security Belgium, the Belgian Cyber Coalition, AGORIA, LSEC, KUL and Solvay Business School (ULB).

The program features big companies, small enterprises, academia and public sector discussing the state of cyber security and granting insight into their own strategies. Topics include: the European cyber security market, Darknet, browser isolation and GDPR (exact program to be announced)

The convention will be hosted alongside the EuroCloud Forum. A unique double bill bringing the domains of cyber security and cloud computing together.

School of the Future
Date: 26 Oct 2017

Slash Prod is building the “School of the Future” to help young citizens tackles the societal challenges and take advantage of the professional opportunities that have risen with the EU Digital Single Market. The first chapter of this tech-educational adventure is cyber security and internet safety and will run from October 2017 to February 2018.

LONG DESCRIPTION
Slash Prod is building the “School of the Future”, a repository of good practices and open-source resources, which aim to promote media education in the EU, and social inclusion by extent.
By establishing partnerships among European institutions, private sector, and schools, Slash Prod aims to help young citizens tackles the societal challenges and take advantage of the professional opportunities that have risen with the EU Digital Single Market.

The School of the Future is a long-term vision that is composed of small modules in the short term.

Each module is made of 10 video-tutorials and a number of workshops in the schools of Brussels, which varies according to the available resources.
Each module focuses on a specific «digital» topic: the first one is cyber security and internet safety and will run from October 2017 to February 2018.

A full description of the initiative can be found here
www.slashprod.eu/smartvideos/schoolofthefuture/csm.pdf

The initiative follows another initiative of social inclusion via media literacy, called Once upon a time in Anderlecht, which was presented in June at the European Parliament
www.OnceUponATimeInAnderlecht.eu


Fin & Tonic: Cybersecurity
Date: 26 Oct 2017

B-Hive is taking the opportunity to invite the cyber expert Arick Goomanofsky to share his insights during his keynote "From Cybercrime to Cyber warfare - new threats for global organizations". After the keynote, we will talk about how to handle your cybersecurity. As usual, the event will be followed by a panel discussion and a networking reception with some food and Gin & Tonic!

B-Hive is taking the opportunity to invite the cyber expert Arick Goomanofsky to share his insights during his keynote "From Cybercrime to Cyber warfare - new threats for global organizations". After the keynote, we will talk about how to handle your cybersecurity. As usual, the event will be followed by a panel discussion and a networking reception with some food and Gin & Tonic!

Cyber Skills Gap : can gender balance fill the void?
Date: 07 Nov 2017

Governments around the world are struggling to come to terms with the challenges of network and data security, putting measures in place to protect businesses, citizens and the infrastructure upon which their economies are built. However, the cybersecurity field is suffering from a massive skills shortage, with firms struggling to encourage fresh talent into the sector and to meet growing workforce demands.In January 2017, the European Parliament Report on Civil Law Rules on Robotics explained that “getting more young women interested in a digital career and placing more women in digital jobs would benefit the digital industry, women themselves and Europe's economy” and therefore called on the Commission and the Member States to “launch initiatives in order to support women in ICT and to boost their e-skills”

Awareness campaign which will end with a debate among EU policy makers and experts about the cyber skills gap and whether a more gender balanced workforce could fill the void.