The New Global Challenges in Cyber Security - #certcon7

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

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Day 1 [30th October] POLICY OUTLOOK

Presentations and debates on key policy developments and challenges at European and international level

08.30-09.30 Registration and Welcome Coffee

09.30-10.00 Opening Address and Keynote Speeches

  • Lucian Sova, Minister of Communication and Information Society
  • Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner, Digital Single Market
  • Victor Negrescu, Delegated Minister for European Affairs

10.00-11.15 Plenary Session – Strategy and policy outlook - Elysium Hall


  • Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
  • Ernest Abisellan, Economic Counsellor, US Embassy in Romania
  • Jean-Baptiste Demaison, Chairman of ENISA Management Board
  • Rosheen Awotar-Mauree, Program Officer, Europe Coordination, International Telecommunication Union

Moderator: Mircea Grigoras, Deputy General Director, CERT-RO

This panel aims to provide an overview of the current strategic context, the main actors and the latest developments in the area of capacity building, developing cyber resilience and building confidence and security in the use of ICT at EU and international level, as well as the cooperation among these actors.

11.15-11.30 Q&A

11.30-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-13.00 Policy debates, parallel sessions

S1. Transposing the NIS Directive: progress and best practices


  • Julien Masson, External Relations Department, ANSSI France
  • Dan Tofan, Project Manager, Network and Information Security, ENISA
  • Rastislav Janota, Chairman of the Cyber Security Comittee, Security Council of Slovak Republic
  • Toma Cimpeanu, President, ANSSI Romania

Moderator: Mircea Grigoras, Deputy General Director, CERT-RO

S2. Supporting the cybersecurity industry: best practices, public-private partnerships and ways forward


  • Ilan Laufer, Minister for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship
  • Yanir Laubshtein, Former Manager of Israel’s National C-SOC for Critical Infrastructure
  • Valentin Necoara, CTO, CertSign
  • Vlad Sorici, Architecture & Services Project Manager, Orange Fab
  • Cristian Cucu, CIO, Romanian Government
  • Dorin Pena, CEO, CISCO Romania

Moderator: Razvan Rughinis, PhD. Eng. Professor, Innovation Lab

S3. Cybersecurity and data protection (the privacy challenge)


  • Teodor Cimpoesu, Deloitte
  • Simona Sandru, Manager of Complaints Department, ANSPDCP
  • Maria Maxim, Deputy Chair ITC Committee, AmCham Romania
  • Panagiotis Sotiriou, Symantec
  • Dmitri Belotchkine, Principal Sales Engineer at Trend Micro

Moderator: Bogdan Manolea,President, APTI

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Industry debates, parallel sessions

S1. Challenges and solution for the Banking sector


  • Florin Costache, Head of Information Risk Management, ING Bank
  • Petru Sinculei, Senior Manager, Global Investigations, Western Union
  • Pawel Rybczyk, CEE Manager, Wallix
  • Alon Tzachi, Former Head of Operations CERT-IL

Moderator: George Dragusin, IT Security Manager - EximBank, President of IT Security Committee, Romanian Bank Association

S2. Challenges and solutions for the energy industry


  • Cristian Pirvulescu, General Director, ENEVO Group
  • Yugo Neumorni, IT Director, Hidroelectrica
  • Gabriel Sofian, CERT ENEL
  • Victor Ciurus, Group Information Security Lead, KMG Rompetrol

Moderator: Iulian Harpa, Managing Partner, Energynomics


Talks with cybersecurity leaders from the private sector and government agencies

08.00-09.00 Registration and welcome coffee

09.00-11.50 Plennary session I: a private sector perspective on the new global challenges in cybersecurity - Elysium Hall



  • Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager Checkpoint
  • Matthieu Bonefant, CMO, Stormshield
  • Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra Networks


  • Liviu Arsene, Senior E-Threat Analyst BitDefender
  • Daniel Grabski, Chief Security Adviser, EMEA, Microsoft
  • Ido Naor, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab

10.40-11.00 Coffee break


  • Ramsés Gallego, Good Mentor Q-East Software
  • Mariusz Stawowski, CTO Clico Group
  • Adrian Danciu, Regional Director, South East Europe Fortinet
  • Michal Ostrowski, Regional Director Eastern Europe & CIS, FireEye

Moderator: Ciprian Stanescu, President of Global Shapers, Romanian Chapter, World Bank

There are probably only a few areas where public-private cooperation is as important as it is for ensuring cybersecurity. Cyber security spending is driven by cyber crime and it is rapidly growing – predictions on global spending on cyber security products and services place the value at over 1 trillion dollars over the next five years (from 2017 to 2021). Most of the companies represented in this panel play an important role in the global cyber security market, being leaders in launching new technologies and having a global view of the cyber threat landscape.

12.10-13.30 Plenary session II: a public perspective on the new global challenges in cybersecurity - Elysium Hall


  • Manon Le Blanc, Cyber Policy Advisor, European External Action Service
  • Hannes Krause, Counselor, Cyber Security Issues, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the European Union
  • Virgil Spiridon, Deputy Head of Cybercrime Office, Council of Europe
  • Eric Strom, FBI Liaison Officer to EC3 – Europol Cyber Crime Centre
  • Anton Rog, Head of National Cyberint Center, Romanian Intelligence Service
  • Peter Traven, Assistant Legal Attache, US Embassy in Romania
  • Catalin Zetu, Principal Inspector, Cyber Crime Office, Romanian Police

Moderator: Daniel Ionita, Director for Policy, Analysis and Cooperation, CERT-RO

Incidents involving ransomware and phising attacks have tripled and doubled, respectively, since 2015 ; their projected market impact at the turn the decade is expected to reach as much as $6 trillion annualy . These developments confirm the increasing importance of state agencies in the digital realm. While the private sphere leads in technological innovation, governments worldwide are seeking better ways to enforce and improve relevant countermeasures. One clear message encompasses their initiatives : cooperation is essential. We will be discussing the intricacies of cybercrime response initiatives with key representatives from national and international organisations.

13.30-14.30 Lunch


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