3rd European Cybersecurity Forum - CYBERSEC 2017

The Kosciuszko Institute

CYBERSEC is a public policy conference dedicated to the strategic aspects of cyberspace and cybersecurity.

Activity website: http://cybersecforum.eu/

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Time & Place

09 Oct 2017 09:00 to 10 Oct 2017 17:00
ICE KRAKOW, ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, Krakow 30-302 POLAND Poland

Target Audience

CYBERSEC gathers government representatives and experts from the Member States of the EU and NATO. The conference is attended by world’s cyber solution leaders and most prominent international organisations as well as representatives of key commercial entities from the following sectors: • Power generation & distribution • Mining & petroleum • Transportation • ICT • Finance & insurance • Electromechanical • Chemical • Public utilities • Security & defence • Business services • Healthcare • Cybersecurity service & product suppliers ATENDEE PROFILES: • Presidents, vice-presidents, and board members • CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, CICTOs, CROs • Managers, advisers, and consultants • CLOs • Legal professionals • Managerial staff in the central administration, local governments, the judiciary and security institutions • National and local government officials • Representatives of law enforcement and intelligence agencies • Military officers • Representatives of international organisations • Representatives of non-governmental organisations • Experts and scientists • Media representatives


CYBERSEC’s mission is to foster the building of a Europe-wide cybsersecurity system. Our goal is to create a dedicated collaborative platform for governments, international organisations, and key private-sector organisations.

CYBERSEC 2016 gathered 700 participants from around the world, including political decision-makers, diplomats, experts, business leaders and academic researchers. Moreover, CYBERSEC 2015 was recognized as one of Europe’s top 5 cybersecurity conferences. The success of CYBERSEC has confirmed the need for creating an innovative platform, carefully designed to facilitate the development of strategic concepts and ground-breaking cybersecurity solutions.


The key aspects of social, economic, and military interactions are being increasingly transferred to cyberspace. The digital revolution brings conveniences and benefits that enable the implementation of processes of civilizational significance. With the growing dependence on information and communication technologies (ICT), robust cybersecurity will play a pivotal role in this process.

A creeping crisis in international relations, increasing terrorist activity, and hybrid threats pose new challenges to the security of democratic states. Cyberspace is increasingly being used to advance particularistic political goals; therefore, a joint effort to build a strong and effective cybersecurity system is becoming the top priority today.

The dynamic growth of modern technologies urges us to take bold and innovative actions in order to strengthen our security in cyberspace. Ambitious development policies should take advantage of Europe’s technological potential and knowledge generated in R&D centres and competence hubs. The success of this endeavour will hinge upon cross-stakeholder cooperation and effective exchange of good practice in digital know-how.

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