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The NIS Directive | Coherent and Consistent Cyber Security Across the Union

The European Commission is in the process of finalising the review of the NIS Directive, the first horizontal legislation undertaken at EU level for the protection of network and information systems across the Union. The directive was only transposed in 2018 and as such, a review in 2020 underlines the importance of the issue. The review intends to evaluate, amongst other things:

• The functioning of the NIS Directive based on the level of security of network and information systems in Member States, and…
• Assess the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and value-add of the NIS Directive, taking into account the evolving technological and threat landscape.

This 3rd session of the Cyber Security Salons will look at the development of national capabilities, for instance around cyber exercises; cross border collaboration between EU countries and in particular through the Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT network); and the national supervision of critical sectors, and inconsistencies across the Union which may lead to fragmentation of the single market it some cases. It will also reflect on the interaction of various regulatory initiatives, such as GDPR, PSD2, and telecom sector rules amongst others, with the NIS Directive.

About the series

The Cyber Security Salons is a series of panel debates, organised around Forum Europe’s major annual autumn Security Summit. They will run between October and December 2020 and will offer participants the opportunity to debate some of the big strategic questions in the cyber security sector, and by extension, facing the digital economy at large. The aim is to bring in new perspectives, including those from the academic and thinktank worlds, alongside policymakers and other stakeholders. These sessions will be held online, in public, and will typically last no more than 1hr and 30 minutes.

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11 December 2020

The NIS Directive | Coherent and Consistent Cyber Security Across the Union

The European Commission is in the process of finalising the review of the NIS Directive, the first horizontal legislation undertaken at EU level for the protection of network and information systems across the Union. The directive was only transposed in 2018 and as such, a review in 2020 underlines the importance of the issue. The review intends to evaluate, amongst other things:

• The functioning of the NIS Directive based on the level of security of network and information systems in Member States, and…
• Assess the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and value-add of the NIS Directive, taking into account the evolving technological and threat landscape.

This 3rd session of the Cyber Security Salons will look at the development of national capabilities, for instance around cyber exercises; cross border collaboration between EU countries and in particular through the Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT network); and the national supervision of critical sectors, and inconsistencies across the Union which may lead to fragmentation of the single market it some cases. It will also reflect on the interaction of various regulatory initiatives, such as GDPR, PSD2, and telecom sector rules amongst others, with the NIS Directive.

Speakers include:

Visiola Pula

Moderator

Senior Analyst

Cullen International

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Lenzini

Head of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Sociotechnical Cybersecurity (IRiSC) at SnT

University of Luxembourg

Konstantinos Moulinos

Information Security Expert

EU Agency for Cybersecurity

ENISA

Dr Richard J.Thomas

UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cyber Security

University of Birmingham

Paul Timmers

University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations

European University Cyprus, Cyber.Cerides

Tania Wallis

Research Associate

University of Glasgow, School of Computing Science

Secretary, EE-ISAC

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Time (CET)

Session Three – The NIS Directive | Coherent and Consistent Cyber Security Across the Union
2020-12-11
10:00 - 10:05
Welcome
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Visiola Pula – Moderator
Senior Analyst, Cullen International
10:05 - 10:15
Opening Remarks
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Konstantinos Moulinos
Information Security Expert, EU Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA
10:15 - 11:15
Panel Discussion
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Visiola Pula – Moderator
Senior Analyst, Cullen International
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Konstantinos Moulinos
Information Security Expert, EU Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA
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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Lenzini
Head of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Sociotechnical Cybersecurity (IRiSC) at SnT, University of Luxembourg
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Tania Wallis
Research Associate, University of Glasgow, School of Computing Science, Secretary, EE-ISAC
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Dr Richard J.Thomas
UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cyber Security, University of Birmingham
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Paul Timmers
University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations; European University Cyprus, Cyber.Cerides
11:15
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Past Sessions

Session One - The Global Outlook

9 October 2020

Long-standing trade relationships between Europe, China, and the USA are currently being fundamentally reshaped. Global technology firms are at the heart of this shake-up, because digital infrastructure, data, and services are essential to modern and modernising economies – especially in the wake of the pandemic. This volatile political debate is having a very real impact on trade: the USA’s recently announced “Clean Network Programme”, the EU’s softer “Digital Sovereignty” approach and ongoing calls for China to further open its markets to foreign businesses are all indicators that the digital economy will be subject to increasingly divergent rules worldwide.
 
The opening session of the Cyber Security Salons takes a global view. Considering issues such as a possible sustained deterioration in relations between the USA and China, what future US, EU, and Chinese trade and digital policies could look like, and whether such volatility in trading relations will ultimately be a necessary reworking of how digital economies interact with each other, or a damaging interlude that may prove difficult to recover from.

Session Two - The 5G Toolbox | Improving Diversity of Supply: Securing the 5G Environment

30 October 2020

Following Forum Europe’s high-level summit on Europe’s security policy, and continuing our output during Cyber Security Month, we were pleased to bring you the second session of the Cyber Security Salons. This edition looked at the latest developments with regards to the EU’s 5G Toolbox, what its implementation around Europe looks like, and what we can expect going forward. The session also considered 5G security more generally, and in particular around what needs to be taken into account with regards emerging post-5G technologies.

The session was built around the principal recommendations that came out of the toolbox review from July this year. The July review outcomes included:

• Member states continuing to exchange information on the challenges and solutions for implementing the toolbox;
• Continue to monitor and evaluate its implementation;
• Focus on standardisation and certification, and the mitigation of market distortions in the supply of 5G products and services to the market;
• The July review also stated the necessity to continue to focus on 5G and post-5G technologies.

Previous speakers included:

David O’Sullivan

Senior Counselor, Steptoe;
Former EU Ambassador to the USA,
Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Julien Nocetti

Associate Fellow, IFRI;
Professor & Chair in Cyber Risk Governance, Rennes School of Business

Kiran S. Desai

EU Competition Law Leader,
EY

Konstantinos Komaitis

Senior Director, Policy Development & Strategy,
The Internet Society

Weinian Hu

Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies

Shen Yi

Associate Professor,
Fudan University

Michel Van Bellinghen

Michel Van Bellinghen

Incoming Chair, BEREC

Iva Tasheva

Iva Tasheva

CEO & Cybersecurity Lead, CyEn

Adrian Scrase

Adrian Scrase

CTO, ETSI

Professor Bart Preneel

Professor Bart Preneel

Professor, University of Leuven

 

 

Frances Robinson

Frances Robinson

Freelance Journalist and Moderator

Visiola Pula

Senior Analyst, Cullen International

Konstantinos Moulinos

Information security expert,  EU agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA

Dr. Gabriele Lenzini

Head of the Interdisciplinary Research group in Sociotechnical Cybersecurity (IRiSC) at SnT, University of Luxembourg

Dr. Richard Thomas

School of Computer Science, Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cybersecurity, University of Birmingham

Tania Wallis

Research Associate, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Paul Timmers

University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations; European University Cyprus, Cyber.Cerides

Resources

Further details on The Internet Society’s toolkit can be found here.

Past Event Photos

For more information on the first Tech Policy Talk click here.

To find out more about the second Tech Policy Talk click here.

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables innovation, data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

I liked the divergent speaker positions which provided a good overview of the challenges and possible solutions.

Alexander Kühn, Deputy Head of Section International Spectrum Affairs, BNetzA

Get in touch: 
For more information on any aspect on this event or to register your interest, please contact James Wilmott using the details below:

Tel: +44 (0) 7760 160 618