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​ITU Regional Cybersecurity Forum For Europe and CIS

Sofia, Bulgaria, 27-28 February 2020 

Thursday, 27 Februar

​09:30 - 10:00
​Opening Remarks
  • H.E. Rossen Jeliazkov, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology, and Communications, Bulgaria, Bio​
  • Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, Bio

    Special Address by Representative of E.U. Presidency
  • Ms. Jelica Krišto, Minister Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

    Special Addresses of High Level Guests

H.E. Marian Murgulet, Secretary of State – Chief Information Officer, Romania, Bio

H.E. Oskhat Orazbek, Vice-Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bio

A high-level discussion on hot issues in Cybersecurity in relation to emerging technologies including blockchain, AI and IoT.

Moderator

  • Dr. George Sharkov, Director, European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe Head, Cybersecurity Lab, Sofia Technology Park, Republic of Bulgaria, Bio

    Panellists
  • Mr. Arnaud Taddei, Technical Director of Standards and Architectures, Broadcom Inc., Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Jorn Erbguth, Legal Tech, Blockchain, Smart Contract and Data Protection Consultant, Head of Technology Insights, Geneva Macro labs, Bio, Presentation
  • Ms. Daniela Androvic, Senior Advisor for ICT Systems Security, National CERT, Republic of Serbia, Bio​, Presentation

​11:30 - 12:30
Session 2: National Cybersecurity Strategy: A roadmap to meaningful actions

How are countries reviewing their national cybersecurity strategies? What effective tools are they using to do so?

Moderator

  • Mr. Marwan Ben Rached, Technical Officer, Cybersecurity, ITU, Bio

    Panellists
  • Mr. Ruslan Abdikalikov, Vice Chairman of Committee of Information Security, Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations, and Aerospace Industry, Republic of Kazakhstan & Mr. Arman Abdrassilov, GR Director, Center for analysis and investigation of cyberattacks (TSARKA), Republic of Kazakhstan, Bio, Presentation RU, ENG
  • Ms. Natalija Veljanovska [Bio] & Ms. Solza Kovachevska [Bio], Inter-Ministerial Working Group on National Cybersecurity Strategy, North Macedonia, Presentation
  • Mr. Adel Abusara, Project Coordinator, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance  (DCAF)​​, Bio


​​14:00 - 15:00
Session 3: Data Protection - Legislations and Regulations in response  

A conversation around GDPR, ICT regulations and laws currently in place. Are they responding to current needs? What could be done better?

Moderator

  • Mr. Farid Nakhli, Programme Coordinator, ITU Regional Office for CIS, Bio

    Panellists
  • Mr. Ventsislav Karadjov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection & Deputy Chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), Bio, Presentation
  • Ms. Nathalie Devillier, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Member of the Expert Group on Liability and New Technologies, European Commission, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Andreas Iacovou, Security Analyst, National CSIRT-CY, Republic of Cyprus, Bio, Presentation


​15:00 - 16:00
Session 4: 5G: Tackling the security challenge

A technical session to better understand cybersecurity implications of rolling out 5G solutions with presentation of use cases.

Moderator

  • Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, ITU, Bio

    Panellists
  • Dr. Vassiliki Gogou, Co-Chair, 5G Cybersecurity Working Group, BEREC, Bio, Presentation 
  • Mr. Danijel Vlahovic, Head of Spectrum Monitoring Department, HAKOM, Republic of Croatia, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Sergey Stefanovich, Head, Information Security Department, Beltelecom, Republic of Belarus, Bio, Presentation
  • Ms. Visiola Pula, Analyst, Cullen International​, Bio, Presentation

​16:30 - 17:30

Session 5: AI: Positive or Negative Impacts to Cybersecurity

A session to take stock of the current use of AI within the cybersecurity perspective to share the cybersecurity challenges that AI bring forward and how these are addressed.

Moderator 

  • Mr. Adel Abusara, Project Coordinator, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance  (DCAF), Bio

    Panellists
  • Dr. George Sharkov, Director, European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe Head, Cybersecurity Lab, Sofia Technology Park, Republic of Bulgaria, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Marwan Ben Rached, Technical Officer, Cybersecurity, ITU, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Goran Gotev, Senior Policy Manager, BSA, Bio​


 

​Friday, 28 February

 

​09:00 - 10:00​
Session 6: Certification Frameworks for Digital Security

Products and services certification frameworks play an important role in developing trust and confidence towards a safer and more secure internet. Could the adoption of the EU certification framework for ICT digital products, services and processes be beneficial to the developing countries?

Moderator

  • Mr. Krasimir Simonski, Deputy Chairperson of the State e-Government Agency, Republic of Bulgaria, Bio

    Panellists
  • Mr. Eric Vetillard, Lead Certification Expert, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Bio, Presentation
  • Ms. Vilma Tomco, General Director, National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security (NAECCS), Republic of Albania, Bio, Presentation 
  • Mr. Alexander Metz, Partnerships & Communications & Mr. Johan Bloemberg, Software Engineer, Internet Clean-up Foundation, Netherlands​, Bio, Presentation

​10:00 - 11:00
Session 7: eSIM and IoT Security Challenges

IoT continue to have a significant impact on almost every industry around the world. Recent attacks on IoT highlighted the vulnerabilities present. Is eSIM a solution to the problem?

Moderator

  • Mr. Aramayis Hovhannisyan, Head of Digitalization Department, Ministry of High-Tech Industry, Republic of Armenia, Bio

    Panellists
  • Mr. Rossen Naydenov, Expert on Network and Information Security, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Stiepan Kovac, ITU-T SG17, Administrator, QRCrypto SA, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Yuri Kargapolov, CEO of Ukrainian Numbering, Naming and Addressing Operation Center, Consortium, Ukraine, Bio​, Presentation


​11:30 - 12:30
Session 8: Incident Response and Management

Cyberattacks can have far-reaching impacts at financial, reputational level and more. For critical infrastructure, an incident may have far-reaching impact on our lives. What are the good practices?

Moderator

  • Mr. Farid Nakhli, Programme Coordinator, ITU Regional Office for CIS, Bio

    Panellists
  • Mr. Vasil Grancharov, Director of Network and Information Security Directorate, Head of CERT Bulgaria, Republic of Bulgaria, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Sharifjon Gafurov, Head of Department, UZ-CERT, Republic of Uzbekistan, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Egons Bušs, Executive Vice President, LMT, Latvia, Bio, Presentation
  • Mr. Arman Abdrassilov, GR Director, Center for analysis and investigation of cyberattacks (TSARKA), Republic of Kazakhstan​, Bio, Presentation


​14:00 - 15:00
Session 9: Building capacity in Cybersecurity

Who are the professionals that need enhanced cybersecurity skills? What are the actions being undertaken? What are emerging skills that would be needed?

Moderator

  • Mr. Kamen Spassov,  Head at e-Government Laboratory, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Republic of Bulgaria, Bio, Presentation 

    Panellists
  • Mr. Kristo Põllu, Deputy Head of EU CyberNet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia, Bio, Presentation
  • Ms. Rūta Jašinskienė, NRD CyberSecurity, Lithuania, Bio, Presentation  
  • Dr. Plamen Russev, Executive Chairman of the Board, Webit.Foundation Goodwill Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria, Bio, Presentation
  • Ms. Albena Spasova, CEE Multi Country Industry Solution Executive Education, Microsoft​​, Bio, Presentation 


​15:00 - 15:45
Session 10: Cooperation in the region and beyond

Collaboration and coordination are key components of cybersecurity incident response. What is the state of play? In which cybersecurity sub-areas do we need to cooperate better?

Moderator

  • Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, ITU, Bio, Presentation

    Panellists
  • Mr. Farid Nakhli, Programme Coordinator, ITU Regional Office for CIS, Bio
  • Mr. Radovan Nikcevic, Expert on Connectivity, Regional Cooperation Council, Bio, Presentation
  • Ms. Cosmina Moghior, Public Policy Expert, CERT.RO, Romania, Bio, Presentation


​15:45 - 16:00
Concluding remarks
  • H.E. Andreana Atanasova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology, and Communications, Republic of Bulgaria, Bio​
  • Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, ITU, Bio