Workshop 5: building an open, safe & secure cyberspace
In their everyday life online, citizens have to decide regularly between their need to protect themselves against malicious behaviour online and – at the same time – their need to make best use of their time online and to profit from opportunities presented by online services. The same considerations apply for governments and service providers who want to make sure users and the internet infrastructures are well-protected against online threats.
The morning workshop will look at how these different concerns of the individual user can be balanced and how technology and policies can contribute to empower citizens to fully enjoy all benefits of the digital world. The afternoon workshop will look at cybersecurity from the high-level perspective of providing security on a European level, a responsibility shared between European regulators, the Member States and industry. In particular, the session will discuss the implications of the proposed Directiveon Network and Information Security (NIS) on cooperation with industry and how cybersecurity incidents can be prevented or limited in their impact.