Cybersecurity in health, banking, transport and insurance

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    Andreea DUMITRASCU
    16 June 2019 - updated 1 year ago
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Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:30
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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.

Moderator: Marco Marsella, Head of Unit DG CONNECT H3 eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing

Marco Marsella is Head of the “eHealth, Well-being, and Ageing” Unit in the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission. From 2016 to June 2018, Marco Marsella was leading the Unit responsible for the Web Accessibility Directive, Safer Internet and Language Technologies. He has worked on policy development, innovation and research implementation in the areas of digital content, technologies for learning, e-inclusion and assistive technologies.


  • Andre Smulders, Strategic Advisor Cyber Security, TNO

Title of the presentation: Cybersecurity and the changing automotive landscape

Ir. Andre (A.C.M.) Smulders CISSP is an expert in the field of cybersecurity with more than 17 years of security experience. He works since 2005 at TNO and is Strategic Advisor Cyber Security for a variety of contractors in both public and private sectors. He has been chairing different expert groups and speaker on national and international symposia. He is the TNO lead expert for the automotive security roadmap.

  • Andreas Suberg, Group Head of Digital & Resilience Risk, Member of the Risk Management Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Title of the presentation: Going digital: the cyber risk challenge

Andreas has extensive experience in the field of information and cyber security risk management, information technology and vendor risk management within financial services. He joined Zurich in 2012 and served in various positions within Group Risk Management and Global Information Security. Prior to Zurich Andreas was part of EY’s information and cyber risk advisory and assurance practice in Switzerland and for 8 years local security officer for a pharmaceutical subsidiary.

  • Michel Bosco, Adjunct Professor, IAE Graduate School of Management of the University of Nice, CEO, MAM International Consulting

Title of the presentation: Sharing data related to transport, health, and other matters, in a safe, smart city

For many years a senior officer with the European Commission, Michel Bosco is now a researcher, and the director of the MBA in Security, Defense and Space Industries with the IAE Graduate School of Management of the University of Nice. He also advises high-tech companies, public agencies and research organizations as regards to their business development, innovation, investment, and export strategies in the fields of security, defense, and space.

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