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5th Annual QED Conference on Cybersecurity

QED Conference


Registration and welcome coffee


Introduction by moderator


Session 1: Cybersecurity and upcoming challenges

The fight against cyber threats is necessary to ensure that the digital society has the possibility to deliver economic growth in the European Union. The discussion has been put high on the EU - agenda and the last few years there has been an ongoing discussion on how to improve the conditions.

Possible discussion points

  • What is the most critical issues to solve in order to boost growth?
  • What investments are needed on the EU level to ensure that a common cybersecurity strategy is implemented in such a waz that a level playing field is achieved?
  • How should the EU avoid duplication of institutional structures? To what extent should the member states be able to decide on cybersecurity governance? How can unclear legal concepts and definitions in cybersecurity regulations be solved at the EU level?
  • How can the efforts made by the member states be better coordinated by the EU policy - makers?
  • How can the EU avoid duplication of regulatory frameworks? To what extent should Member States keep jurisdiction over cybersecurity?
  • Today the difference between the 28 member states are extensive. Will EU legislation solve this discrepancy?


Coffee Break


Session 2: The role of cybersecurity on the Digital Single Market

In a world where online services continue to grow in importance, both for consumers and businesses, the financial sector plays a crucial role. The focus has been to perserve a well - functioning internal market and free movement of data. The ambition is to create an environment where growth and jobs will flourish under the cybersecurity initiative. The fight against cybercrime can also reconcile safety and customers' choice to ensure that the Internet and the mobile channels keep their promises of delivering economic growth for the EU.

Possible discussion points

  • What role does cybersecurity have in maximizing the potential growth of the digital economy?
  • How can a common approach to cybersecurity at the EU - level ensure that consumers and businesses become more interested in doing cross - border business online?
  • What do the regulators forsee in terms of current and new legislation?
  • Mobile payments - what is on the Commission' s agenda?
  • How can financial services companies make sure they protect their customer?
  • What measures are needed to meet the targets?
  • What role will regulators play and what responsibility does the industry have?
  • The US is likely to apply a more voluntary approach to notifications from the private sector. Could this lead to the EU losing competitiveness?
  • What role should cybersecurity play in the transatlantic dialogue?
  • How can we minimize interruption for the industry?
  • Where can we better foresee future threats?


Speakers include:

Jan Philipp Albrecht Member of the European Parliament

Jakub Boratynski Head of Unit, Dir H1 - Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Achim Klabunde Head of Sector IT Policy, EDPS - European Data Protection Supervisor

Jan Neutze Director of Cybersecurity Policy EMEA, Microsoft

Yves Vandermeer Chairman, ECTEG -  European Cybercrime Training and Education Group

Robert Carolina Executive Director, Institute for Cyber Security Innovation, Royal Holloway University of London

Martina Francesca Ferracane Research Associate, DTE Project Manager,

ECIPE - European Centre for International Political Economy

Chris Muyldermans Counsel Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Public Affairs, KBC Group NV

Jacques Bus Secretary General, Digital Enlightenment Forum



Lorenzo Pupillo Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Cybersecurity Unit, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies


22 Jun 2017 @ 09:00 am

22 Jun 2017 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 4 hours


Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19


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