Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference


Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference aims at building a constructive dialogue and a critical mass of suitable actors around new dual-use cybersecurity standards and certifications and complaint open technologies and ecosystems that sustainably and radically exceed the state-of-the-art trustworthiness and spur wide economic growth, while increasing public safety and cyber-investigation capabilities.

The event addresses enterprises, financial institutions, mission-critical NGOs and it is extended to the most critical computing of all citizens, targeted cyber-investigation systems, and autonomous systems.

Hereafter the complete timetable of the day:

  • 08:45 – Coffee
  • 09:05 – Welcome by the Local Authorities
  • 09:10 – Introduction by Organizers: Rufo Guerreschi
  • 09:20 – Keynote by Anthony J. Ferrante 09:35 – Keynote by Reinhard Posch
  • 09:50 – “Prospects for dual-use pan-European initiatives to create ultra-high assurance IT and ecosystems for critical societal domains” 
  • PANEL (A): THE IT FREEDOM CHALLENGE: How can we radically exceed state-of-the-art to achieve ultra-high assurance* IT security of citizens’ communications? What standards, standard setting and certifications processes can enable users to reliably assess their actual trustworthiness?
  • 10:50 – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – Keynote by Anthony J. Ferrante
  • 11:15 – PANEL (B): THE IT FREEDOM & SAFETY CHALLENGE: Assuming that we can achieve ultra-high assurance* IT security, how can it enable legitimate and constitutional lawful access requests, while overall substantially or radically reducing the risk of privacy abuse compare to all current solutions?
  • 12:00 – Keynote by leading global consultancy
  • 12:15 – PANEL (C): GDPR, ENTERPRISES & CYBERSECURITY. What are the prospects for a substantial or radical increase in data protection for the most critical enterprise computing to reduce the costs and risk deriving from GDPR breach disclosure requirements?
  • 13:00 – LUNCH BREAK for speakers, media, attendees and special guests
  • 14:20 – PANEL (D): THE CYBERSECURITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE. Can such ultra-high assurance IT and AI certifications, open computing basesa and ecosystems spur wide economic development in one or more EU leading regions?
  • 15:10 – Coffee Break
  • 15:35 - PANEL (E): THE AI SECURITY CHALLENGE. How can ultra-high assurance IT advance the security of critical autonomous or cyber-physical systems? How can AI, in turn, improve IT security?
  • 16:30 – Closing Keynote by Anthony J. Ferrante
  • 16:50 – Closing Keynote by Michael Sieber
  • 17:10 – Closing by organizers.
  • 18:00-21:00 – Dinner for panelists, media, speakers and special guests.

Join the conference in Berlin on May 4th, 2018, at the Innospace of Betahaus, for the 5th edition of the Free and Safe in CyberSpace event series.


EU to strenghten its expertise in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial developmen

Europe is stepping up its protection against cybersecurity threats, and is discussing a new structure of pool of expertise which will help secure the digital single market and increase the EU’s autonomy in the area of cybersecurity.

Europe is currently working on the establishment of a top knowledge base for cybersecurity and a network of national cybersecurity coordination centres called the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres.

Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019

The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019

e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology


2 April 2019

10am to 4pm


e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.