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Cybersecurity risk management: How to strengthen resilience and adapt in 2021

Cybersecurity Risk Management Webinar
Monday, 23 November, 2020

Thank you for joining the Cyberwatching.eu webinar on "Cybersecurity risk management: How to strengthen resilience and adapt in 2021" in collaboration with ECSO, SGS, AON, DSME Alliance as well as EC funded projects SECONDO, CYBERSURE, RESISTO, GEIGER, CUREX and PANACEA.

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Cybersecurity risk management has become a priority for companies and organisations. Staying ahead of threats and regulatory compliance is no joke, let alone how to identify risks, prioritise and take action. So, what steps can you take to ensure resilience and build trust in your services? 

Read this short post-webinar highlighting the importance of online resources and tools which target SMEs. These are essential in helping SMEs prepare for cyberattacks and become more resilient. The Cyberwatching.eu Risk Management tool and the forthcoming cybersecurity certification seal, are tools that can help organisations to expose and employ prevention mechanisms in areas where there could be significant cybersecurity risks, which were not identified and addressed previously.

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Purpose and Scope:

Cybersecurity risk management has become a priority for companies and organisations. Staying ahead of threats and regulatory compliance is no joke, let alone how to identify risks, prioritise and take action. So, what steps can you take to ensure resilience and build trust in your services?

This half day webinar covers the practical aspects, while at the same time shares tools and references that can give your organisation an edge in Cybersecurity Risk Management. The speakers featured in the webinar are considered as foremost experts in Europe, but despite this, the Webinar is free of charge and only requires you to register.

  • The AON Risk Assessment Tool (developed within Cyberwatching.eu)
  • The Digital SME Alliance SME Guide for the Implementation of ISO/IEC 27001
  • Cybersecurity Certification SGS/AEI (being developed within Cyberwatching.eu)
  • ECSO Working Group 1 Standardisation / Certification / Supply Chain
  • as well as additional special guests from ongoing cybersecurity related projects

Who is it for?

This webinar targets small and medium enterprises that are looking for risk management guidance and tools.

Why attend?

  • Preparing your company to respond to risks with simple tips and best practices;
  • Discovering digital tools and solutions that can help to increase your preparedness;
  • Plus, it's free!


10:00 - 11:30 Managing risk in 2021

10:00 – 10:10 – "Managing risk in 2021" - Mark Miller, Vice Chairman, ECSO & EOS; Conceptivity & Cyberwatching.eu

10:10 – 10: 30 – "Cybersecurity certification, standardisation and supply chains" -  Roberto Cascella, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

10:30 – 10:45 – "Why a Light Cybersecurity label is the way forward for SMEs" -  Lucio Gonzalez Jimenez, Digital Trust Services, SGS

10:45 – 11:00 – "The SME Guide for the Implementation of ISO/IEC 27001" -  Fabio Guasconi, DIGITAL SME Alliance and Bl4ckSwan 

11:00 – 11:15 – "Understanding your organisation's risks" - Paolo Modica, AON

11:15 – 11:30 – Question time

11:30 - 12:50 - New directions addressing risk management challenges. Lightning talks and interactive discussion with European Research and Innovation projects

11:30 - 11:40 - SECONDO - "Optimising cybersecurity investments and cyberinsurance" - Christos Xenakis, and Aristeidis Farao, University of Pireaus

11:40 - 11:50 - CYBERSURE - "A framework for liability-based trust" - Panos Chatziadam, ICS Forth

11:50 - 11:55 - Questions from participants

11:55 - 12:05 - RESISTO - "Controlling risk for communication infrastructure operators"Mirjam Fehling-Kaschek and Natalie Miller, Fraunhofer

12:05 - 12:15 - GEIGER - "The risk management geiger counter" - Max Van Haastrecht, University of Utrecht

12:15 - 12:20 - Questions from participants

12:20 - 12:30 - CUREX - "Blockchain-based risk-assessement management for healthcare" - Christos Xenakis and Eleni Veroni, University of Pireaus

12:30 - 12:40 - PANACEA - "People-centric risk management for heatlthcare" - Fabrizio De Vecchis, RHEA Group

12:40 - 12:50 - Q&A and final comments



12:50 - Webinar end


Aristeidis Farao

Aristeidis Farao is a PhD candidate in the School of Information and Communication Technologies at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece, since 2018. He received his BSc degree in “Digital Systems” in 2016 and his MSc degree in “Digital Systems Security” in 2018, both from the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. From 2016 he is member of the Security System Laboratory of the University of Piraeus. He has participated and contributed in research projects in the context of European Union Programmes. Moreover, he has experience as Cyber Security Analyst by working in the private sector, where he involved in the design and development of advanced critical infrastructures with high security measures. His research interests are in the field of security of digital systems, network security, applications security, authentication and cryptography.


Christos Xenakis

Prof. Christos Xenakis is a faculty member of the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece, where currently is a Full Professor, a member of the Systems Security Laboratory and the director of the Postgraduate Degree Programme, on "Digital Systems Security". He has participated in numerous projects realised in the context of EU Programs (ACTS, ESPRIT, IST, AAL, DGHOME, Marie Curie, Horizon2020) as well as National Programs (Greek). He is the project manager of CUREX, SECONDO, INCOGNITO and SealedGRID projects, funded by Horizon2020, while he was the projec manager o the ReCRED project funded by Horizon 2020 and the technical manger of the UINFC2 project funded by DGHOME/ISEC. He is also a sterring committee member of the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) and the leader of the Hellenic Cyber Security Team. His research interests are in the field of systems, networks and applications security.


Eleni Veroni

Eleni Veroni received her B.S. degree in Digital Systems in 2013 and M.S. degree in Digital Systems Security in 2015, both from University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Information Security at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus. From 2015, she is a Research Assistant at the same university, participating in EU-funded R&D projects. Her research interests lie in the areas of identity management, access control, as well as mobile and wireless network security.


Fabio Guasconi

Graduated in informatica, he has been working since 2003 in consulting on information security and personal data protection, with a focus on risk analysis, governance and compliance with international standards, to which he contributes directly. Certified by CISA, CISM, PRINCE2, ITIL and ISFS, he is an ISO 9001 and ISO / IEC 27001 auditor, of which he is also lead implementer. He also had experience as an external DPO. Co-author of the CLUSIT notebook on professional certifications and the PCI-DSS standard, he is an active PCI QSA / QPA and regularly participates in security events and publications. He coordinated the drafting of the UNI 11621, 11679 and PdR 43.2 standards on professional profiles for information security and for the protection of personal data. He chairs the Italian mirror committee of ISO / IEC JTC 1 SC 27 in UNINFO since 2008 and has been a member of the board of the Italian cybersecurity association CLUSIT since 2012. He actively participates in the activities of SBS and the European Digital SME Alliance for development in the SME sector. He is co-founder and president of the consulting company BL4CKSWAN Srl.


Fabrizio De Vecchis

Fabrizio De Vecchis is technical project manager at RHEA company, leading work packages in ECHO and PANACEA H2020 projects and playing the role of project manager in ESA projects, like EM-SAT, project intended to propose a cybersecurity solution for critical infrastructure, within the Artes IAP Programme. PMI Project Management Professional, Scrum.org Scrum Master and Product Owner certified, he has 20 years of experience in system/software engineering. Graduated in Informatics Engineering at La Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), he worked on projects within different sectors, i.e. government, banking, logistics, space, maritime and healthcare, which widen his technical and managerial competencies.


Lucio González Jiménez

Lucio González Jiménez is Madrid Cyberlab Manager Professional with business management background and commercial orientation with 30 years of experience in national and multinational high-tech technology sectors such as telecommunications, IT, Security and Defence, European expert and high technology projects management and Services. He developed his experience with high-growth scenarios and market contrition adaptability, market analysis, leadership and management of multidisciplinary teams. Some companies in which he has developed his career are Ericsson, Microelectrónica Española and Maxdata, Security (Madrid Region) as Cluster Director and CIDITES (private R&D Centre installed in Defence RTO) Chairman, also developed Public Sector Business at Realsec 2015 and appointed by SGS ESPAÑOLA DE CONTROL S.A. to manage Madrid Cyberlab since February 2019.

Max van Haastrecht

Max van Haastrecht is a PhD Candidate in Cybersecurity at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Before joining Utrecht University in June of 2020, he worked in the fraud detection department of a large Dutch bank. There he developed machine learning models to detect irregular behaviour in the nine million customer accounts of the bank, in order to prevent victims of phishing from losing their money. Through the extensive experience he has built up with real-world use cases, he has developed a passion for pushing cybersecurity research towards practical solutions. He is now applying this passion in his role as Lead of Cybersecurity Indicator Development in the EU Horizon 2020 project GEIGER.


Mirjam Fehling-Kaschek

Dr. Mirjam Fehling-Kaschek holds a PhD in physics, received from the University of Freiburg in 2013 for here data-analysis- and simulation research in high energy physics at the large hadron collider at the European research facility CERN. After her PhD, she specialised in mathematical modeling of dynamic systems in the field of systems biology at the University of Freiburg. She joined the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics in 2008 and has been research group manager for agent-based simulation since 2019. A main focus of her work is the resilience assessment for critical infrastructures based on modeling and simulation techniques. She coordinates the Fraunhofer contribution in the EU project RESISTO on cyber-physical risk control and resilience assessment and improvement measure selection.


Panos Chatziadam

Mr. Panos Chatziadam received his BSc in Computer Science from the City University of New York, USA, in 1993. He is also expected to receive his MSc focusing in Networking and Telecommunications from the Hellenic Mediteranean University, Greece, by the end of 2021. Panos has an extensive background in Network Infrastructure Management and Cyber Security. Since 2007, he has been fulfilling the role of Network Security Specialist at FORTH-ICS and is a member of the Computer Emergency Response Team of FORTH (FORTHcert). Panos' areas of special interest include IT Infrastructure Security, Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, Security Risk Assessment and Compliance as well as Cyber Security Incident Management.


Paolo Modica

Paolo Modica (M) holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations and a Master of Arts in European Studies at LUISS Government School in Rome. He has experience in administrative and financial management of projects either funded by the European Commission or financed by public/ private bodies. He has developed content and methodologies in training, research and data analysis, and he has provided services in consultancy, training and support in education/ human resources projects. He joined AON in January 2020 as R&D Project Manager, and he currently develops, supports, coordinates and monitors activities envisaged by European projects co-funded by the Horizon 2020 programme which AON is involved in. Moreover, he deals with activities related to exploitation strategies, as well as business and sustainability models development.

Roberto Cascella

Roberto G. Cascella works as Senior Policy Officer at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) since January 2017 supporting the activities of WG1 (Standardisation, Certification, Labelling and Supply chain management) and WG6 (Strategic Research Innovation Agenda).

He previously worked as Innovation and Research Project Manager and Research Scientist in the area of cyber-risk management, privacy and security, trust and reputation management, cloud computing, and Internet traffic classification, contributing to several H2020 and FP7 projects.


Mark Miller

Mark Miller is the Founder and CEO of CONCEPTIVITY and is part of the cyberwatching.eu consortium.  He has over 29 years of experience in defence, security, information technology and international supply chain security issues. He brings a breadth of expertise, which addresses key areas for cyberwatching.eu. He is the Vice Chairman of the European Organisation for Security (EOS) as well a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) holding a degree from the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department as well as an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). He has competed certificates in 10 areas as a cyber-security expert under the US DHS (FEMA) covering broad aspects such as policy, legislation, regulation, ethics, white collar crime, planning, prevention, mitigation, and forensics. He is also a designated expert in the ERNCIP Smart Grids and Industrial Control Systems Expert Group (under the EC JRC) addressing cyber security issues in the industrial and smart grids context. He also was an important contributor to the development of the European Security Label concept as part of ESRIF.



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