The New Global Challenges in Cyber Security - #certcon7

30-31st Oct 2017, The National Library, Bucharest, Romania

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This year’s conference aims to provide a mix of debates, presentations and workshops that address technical and policy issues related to Cyber Security in Romania, Europe and beyond. We aim to bring together 200+ cyber experts, government officials and policy-makers, as well as representatives of private companies from across all sectors and industries, NGOs and Academia.

In the context of ongoing efforts to transpose and implement the NIS Directive and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as with a view to adress other regulatory and policy challenges, the first day of the event will be dedicated to presentations from EU and Government officials and policy debates in parallel meeting rooms. This will provide an opportunity to share ideas and best practices with other Member States and various stakeholders. Moreover, there will be parallel tracks dedicated to solutions and technologies for operators of essential services in the banking and energy sectors.

The last day is dedicated to plenary sessions and parallel tracks, where leading experts (from the public and private sector), industry leaders and representatives of CERTs worldwide will present the latest challenges to cyber security, future trends as well as updates on the industry overall.

The day after the event will be dedicated to a closed-door session of presentations and exchange of best practices between CERT/CSIRTs. Among other topics, we aim to facilitate a discussion on challenges and capabilities at regional level.

CERT-RO is the National CERT of Romania, established as an independent structure for research, development and expertise in the field of cyber security. We are a specialized organization responsible for preventing, analyzing, identifying and reacting to cyberincidents. CERT-RO is the national contact point for similar structures and is responsible for drafting public policies for preventing and countering the incidents that occur within national cyber infrastructures. We also collaborate with the private sector, the government and academia in increasing cyber security awareness and developing the cyber security culture in the Romanian society. To this end, we organize an annual international conference dedicated to the latest cyber security challenges, solutions and technologies.

Entrance to the event is free of charge.


This conference has been held each year since the foundation of CERT-RO in 2011. Starting out as a small focus group for cybersec professionals in Romania, it has grown to become the largest gathering for public representatives and private decision makers on cybersecurity in the country. Moreover, the focus shifted to a global perspective, as both speakers and participants come from all over the world to attend the two-days conference.


The sixth edition of the conference gathered over 300 participants from Romania and abroad, as well as decision-makers from national security and public administration organizations, CERT delegations from Europe and Asia and business and academia representatives.

The event reunited world-class specialist such as Eugene Kaspersky, Ramses Gallego, Robert Kosla or Peter Traven, launching debates on the current and future threats, intelligence strategies, botnet network monitoring and cybersecurity legislation. Moreover, CERT Representatives from Korea, Germany and other European states shared their experience in incident handling and vulnerability management.


The 5th edition of the conference was held during 5th and 6th of October 2015, with the support of the US Embassy at Bucharest. CERT delegations from Europe and Asia attended the discussions during the 2 days, as well as representatives of private and state companies, civil society and academia.

The sessions covered topics regarding global state of cyber security, funneling down on the case of Romania, workshops concerning incident handling and response, closing down with national CERT presentations, sharing best practices from Europe and beyond. Last but not least, private companies presented a technical perspective on security, showcasing state of the art solutions.


The 4th edition of the conference was held with the support of Romanian Association for Information Security and US Embassy at Bucharest. The one-day event reunited information security experts, academia and government officials, as well as Kaori Umemura from JPCERT and Enuju Pak from KrCERT, who shared their experience regarding incident handling and vulnerability management. Moreover, technical subjects such as Xen emulator flaws or APT attacks were tackled by subject matter experts from private companies. Last but not least, the annual report regarding cyber security incidents was presented by CERT-RO representatives.

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