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Webinar : Cybersecurity, trusted cloud and strategic autonomy: a NL-FR exchange of views


For the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton,
"Europe's cybersecurity is about to change dimension"

The "Strategic Autonomy and Cybersecurity in the Netherlands" report published on February 25 by the Dutch Cyber Security Council (CSR) states that "the challenges and threats to strategic autonomy in cybersecurity are too important not to be viewed from a broad perspective and be taken up at the top. "

Indeed, the rapid spread of the multifaceted concept of strategic autonomy across Europe, particularly in the Netherlands and France, has been catalyzed by recent major statements from European public leaders and institutions, namely Thierry Breton, as mentioned above, French President Macron who announced a billion euros investment plan for cybersecurity, or the encouraging development of the European sovereign cloud GAIA-X. Digital trust challenges have now reached the top priorities in the political agendas!

In the wake of these latest developments, Dutch and French CISOs, experts and officials will give their take on the cybersecurity and strategic autonomy challenges faced by Europe.

Wednesday 17 March – 8h30

  • What is a European trusted cloud?
  • Are Dutch and French needs identical in this matter?
  • Do sovereign cybersecurity tools really make sense for private companies?
  • Can EU standards and certifications provide sufficient guarantee in terms of cybersecurity?

To take part in this webinar, please register and visit the official event page. (places are limited!)

Did you know? | This webinar is part of a series of informative, thought-provoking online events leading up to FIC 2021, le Forum International de la Cybersécurité, the International Cybersecurity Forum which will take place on 8-10 June in Lille, France.
About FIC | An unmissable event on all things cyber, gathering the brightest minds in the sector and fostering synergies to help speed up European cybersecurity market efforts, FIC’s latest edition welcomed 12,500+ participants from 110 countries, while gathering 500 partners, 450 speakers and hosting 3,500 business meetings. FIC is co-organised by CEIS and the French Gendarmerie, and takes place under the patronage of several Ministries (Interior, Armed Forces. Defence, Economy and Finance – Digital Affairs, Europe and Foreign Affairs).

Further info and how to register: www.forum-fic.com/en/home.htm
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