The participants of this session had the chance to learn about the cybersecurity challenges which the health, banking transport and insurance sectors are facing and innovative mitigation approaches against cyber threats in these sectors. This session was one of the eleven thematic sessions of the 2019 CONNECT University Summer School with cybersecurity as overarching topic. The video of the session is now available. Watch it again.

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In recent years, health, banking, transport and insurance industries have been usually a cybersecurity target, exposing millions of persons around the world to cyber threats and causing significant financial losses. The session brought together European Commission and external experts working on strengthening cybersecurity in the mentioned sectors to talk about concrete cybersecurity challenges from health, banking transport and insurance sectors, while proposing innovative mitigation approaches against cyber threats in these sectors.


10:30-12:30 CEST


Marco Marsella, Head of eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission


  • André Smulders, Strategic Advisor Cybersecurity TNO
  • Michel Bosco, Adjunct Professor, IAE Graduate School of Management of the University of Nice, CEO, MAM International Consulting
  • Andreas Suberg, Group Head of Digital & Resilience Risk, Member of the Risk Management Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

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Background information

The CONNECT Univesity Summer School is the annual flagship activity of the so called CONNECT University. The CONNECT University is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate General on Communication Networks, Content and Technologies (DG CONNECT) which aims to inform about the latest digital trends and challenges which are highly linked with EU's relevant policies and serve as a platform for sharing knowledge through thematic discussions, workshops and seminars. It's main target audience is EU's institutions staff but very often the sessions are also open to the public via web-streaming or recorded videos.

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