Panel 2: European solutions to global problems
The attention of Europe’s security and defence community is now focused on the implementation of the EU’s Global Strategy and subsequent initiatives, with cybersecurity and cyber-defence as a central element of capability development. Cyber-threats know no borders, and as such are best tackled with international solutions. Where should the EDA best focus its efforts to support EU Member States when it comes to cyber?
Solutions to cyber-threats consist in technology on the one hand, and the human factor on the other. Most of the available technology today is dual-use, so should defence ministries change their development and procurement models? How are industrial actors adapting to provide such technology? Training and cyber-hygiene are the object of renewed attention as an efficient counter-measure to cyber-threats. How far are civilians and the military cooperating and exchanging best practises to avoid duplication and promote excellence?
Confirmed speakers: Annegret Bendiek, Senior Associate EU, Europe Research Division at German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit for Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy, DG Connect, European Commission; Rogier Holla, Deputy Head, CERT-EU; Merle Maigre, Director, NATO CCD COE; George Sharkov, National Cybersecurity Coordinator & Adviser to the Prime Minister, Bulgaria.