Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

07. Security

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The trust and security pillar of the Digital Agenda for Europe aims at enhancing cyber security preparedness, combating cyber-crime and cyber attacks, ensuring data protection and safer internet for children. Building on this, the upcoming European Strategy for Internet Security to be adopted in the third quarter of 2012 aims at ensuring and promoting an open, transparent, secure and resilient global digital ecosystem benefitting EU citizens, businesses and public administrations. The strategy will propose measures, including regulatory ones, to ensure a closer cooperation and information exchange between EU public and private stakeholders. It will also aim to stimulate private sector efforts to improve security in products and services through the development of appropriate incentives, as well as to put in place appropriate framework conditions for promoting the development of a vibrant EU ICT security industry. Opportunities and funding schemes encouraging the deployment of appropriate technological solutions, which respond both to present and future security challenges, will be further put forward in Horizon 2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility.

The workshop will identify priorities and actions needed in the field of Internet Security in Europe, global challenges of Internet security and how to address them from a European perspective, the role of ICT security innovation in the European digital economy and how to further stimulate it.

In the context of policy development it will address the issues of:

  • Internet security as a growth stimulator and how to foster innovation in the European ICT security industry and promote research results in trustworthy ICT so that they are widely adopted across the digital single market.
  • Role and responsibilities of key stakeholders in building a European approach to Internet security.
  • Global dimension of Internet security and the EU response in this context.


This workshop was streamed live and is now available.

Workshop venue :

Van Maerlant Building, first floor, room VMA 1, Premises of the EESC, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Bruxelles

09h00-09h15 Opening address: Mario Campolargo, Director, Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures, DG INFSO, European Commission

9h15 - 9h30 Opening address: Paul Timmers, Director, ICT Addressing Societal Challenges, DG INFSO, European Commission

9h30-10h00 Keynote address: Prof. Sylvia Kierkegaard, University of Southampton (UK) – Cybercrime and Punishment, New Developments and Challenges

10h00 - 11h40 Panel 1 : Internet/ICT Security and economic growth – Reinforcing EU capabilities

10h00-10h10 : Moderator: Klaus-Dieter Platte, Platte Consult

Panelists presentations :

  • MEP, Kristiina Ojuland, MEP, Cyber Security and e-Services
  • Amardeo Sarma, Deputy General Manager, NEC laboratories Europe
  • Eduardo Rodriguez Montemayor, INSEAD, Improving internet security through economic incentives
  • Andrea Rigoni, Global Cyber Security Centre
  • Stephan Engberg, Priway, Linking Security with Economics - Re-Empower Citizens & Companies to Secure Economic Growth

12h00- 12h30 – Moderated Q&A on topics presented in the panel

12h30-13h00 – Feedback from the online engagement platform - Prokopas Drogkaris, moderator online consultations

13h00-14h30 Lunch break

14h30 -16h00 Panel 2 : Internet security: The global challenges and need for co-operation

14h30- 14h40 Moderator: Norbert Eder, AGT, Director Public Affairs and Strategic Positioning EU - Germany

  • Danielle Kriz, Global Cybersecurity Policy, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Balancing cybersecurity and trade
  • Katja van Hoever, Dutch Police, Cybercrime
  • Roger Halbheer, Worldwide Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Corporation, The Need for Collaboration
  • J.R. Smith, CEO AVG Technologies, The Third Way on internet security: empower the user
  • Eugene Kaspersky, CEO Kaspersky Lab, On the eve of the Digital Doomsday
  • MEP Ivailo Kalfin: The EU institutional response - from patchwork to a comprehensive strategy

15h40-16h00 - moderated Q&A on topics presented on the panel

16h00-16h15 coffee break

16h15-17h30 Panel 3 : Stimulating take-up/implementation of Internet/ICT security: innovation – moderated discussion

Moderator : Antti Järvinen, Senior Manager, Business Security & Continuity Markets, Nokia Corporation

Panelists :

  • Willem Jonker, CEO for EIT ICT labs
  • Joachim Schaper, Vice-President Research AGT Group (R&D) GMBH
  • Bhargava Sandeep, CEF Marketing and Corporate Affairs
  • Josh Howlett, Janet, Head of International Collaboration

17h30 - 20h00 Cocktail

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Responsible Official: Lucja ADAMCZYK-DOBBELSTEIN (European Commission, Information Society and Media, Belgium)

Speakers: Kristiina OJULAND (European Parliament, ALDE Bureau (Member), Estonia), Amardeo SARMA (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany), Andrea RIGONI (Global Cyber Security Center, Italy), Stephan ENGBERG (Priway, Denmark), Klaus-Dieter PLATTE (Platte Consult PGmbH, Office Brussels, Belgium), Norbert EDER (AGT International), Danielle KRIZ (Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Global Cybersecurity Policy), Katja VAN HOEVER (Police The Netherlands, Programma Cybercrime, Netherlands), Roger HALBHEER (Microsoft), J.R. MARCEL SMITH (AVG Technologies), Eugene KASPERSKY (Kaspersky Lab, Russian Federation), Ivailo KALFIN (European Parliament, Bulgaria), Antti JÄRVINEN (Nokia), Olivier FESTOR (INRIA, France), Joachim SCHAPER (AGT Group (R&D) GmbH, Research, Germany), Sandeep BHARGAVA (Nokia Siemens Networks, Government Relations, Belgium), Josh HOWLETT (Janet, CTO Office), Paul TIMMERS (European Commission, DG INFSO - ICT addressing Societal Challenges, Belgium), Mario CAMPOLARGO (European Commission, DG INFSO/F "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures", Belgium)

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Last updated on 29/09/2012