Cybershare Conference 2020

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Agenda 2019

AGENDA Day 1 – Cyber Talks
8.30–9.00 Registration

9.00-9.10  Welcome message

9.10-10.00 Cybersecurity for SmartCities - Challanges and Opportunities

10.00 -11.00 "Cybersecurity for Public Administration" – Panel moderated by Michel Rademaker with:
- Niall O’Higgins Head of Unit IT – Committee of Regions
- Michel Rademaker – The Hague Center for Strategic Studies
- Eugeniu Ursu - Head of e-Governance Agency Moldova (EGA)

11.00-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15-12.15 Women In Cyber- Panel
- Andrea Radu – Women in Cyber lead at Deloitte Belgium, Director of EMEA Cyber Lead Strategy Transformation & Assessments
- Zoriana Dmytryshyna - Cybersecurity Awareness APWG.EU
- Leila Taghizadeh – Euroclear
- Corina Forascu - Professor / Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

12.15 -13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00 Enhanced National Cyber Security Services and Capabilities for Interoperability
Gabriel ENE - Deputy Technical Manager CERT-RO

14.00-14.30 Vlad Manoil – e-Government Agency Moldova

14.30 -15.00 Ethical and security challenges in IoT
Daniela Popescul – FEAA Iasi

15.00 -15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.00 Simple security countermeasures to achieve complex behaviours in embedded systems
Iftene Florin – Security Engineer Continental

16.00 -17.00 Cyber Awareness Panel - Cyber EDU
Moderator Daria Catalui, cyber security training and awareness professional
Presenter Basel Katt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 20'
Presenter Andrea Bisegna, Security and Trust Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy 20'
Q&As followed by Plenary CyberReadyGame simulation 30'


AGENDA Day 2 – Presentations
9.00-9.30 Academic Presentation
Ioan Cosmin Mihai – Associate Professor, PhD Police Academy of Romania

9.30 – 10.00 One Microsoft Security Story – Threat Protection and Machine Learning for security at all layers: endpoints, servers, Active Directory network, mobile devices
Ovidiu Pismac - Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Romania

10.00 – 10.30 Cybersecurity as part of Digital Strategy
Niall O’Higgins - Head of Unit Committee of Regions

10.30 -11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 -11.30 Target Operating Models for Cyber
Andrea Radu - Director Deloitte Belgium

“Business Internet Security. Confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data being handled is paramount"
Alexandru Ionescu - Managing Security Solutions Consultant / Orange

12.15 -13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 -14.00 ETEE cybersecurity platform
Horatiu Garban - ESDC

14.00-14.30 Liviu Moron – European Commission

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00 - 16.30 ITSRM2 Methodolgy for Risk Assessment and Govsec
Philippe Merle – IT Service Manager European Commission

16.30 -17.00 Closing session


Matteo Merialdo

R&D Manager in the Security Business division

RHEA Group

Matteo Merialdo works as R&D Manager in the Security Business division at.

He has wide experience on cyber-security product development, including cyber-ranges, dynamic risk assessment and information sharing. As project manager, he led multiple research projects for the European Commission and the European Space Agency.

Among other activities, he is currently technically leading the Horizon 2020 project ECHO, a large initiative aiming at developing a European-wide network of cyber-security centers.

Davor Meersman


Open & Agile Smart Cities

Davor is CEO of Open & Agile Smart Cities, a non-profit, international smart city network that has the goal of creating and shaping the nascent global smart city data and services market. With more than 15 years of experience in innovation and smart cities, he has an established track record in initiating and scaling up international technology projects, programmes, and companies. Among others, he was one of the founders of 'City of Things' in Antwerp, Belgium, the largest smart city IoT living lab in Europe. He is also a member of the United Nations SDG 11 Global Council, Co-Chair of the BDVA Task Force on Smart Cities, represents OASC at the Advisory Board of the ETSI Task Force on Citizen-Centric Standards, and is a mentor and juror for the start-up incubator programme Start-It KBC.

Gabi Dreo Rodosek

Executive Director of the research institute CODE, Chair for Communication Systems and Network Security at the Universität der Bundeswehr München

Research Institute CODE (Cyber Defence), Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

Professor Gabi Dreo Rodosek holds the Chair for Communication Systems and Network Security at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany. She is Executive Director of the research institute CODE (Cyber Defence), coordinator of the project CONCORDIA, a major H2020 consortium, with 55 partners from research and industry, member of the Supervisory and Advisory Board of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, member of the Advisory Board of the BWI GmbH, member of the Governing Board of the Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN) and member of the IT expert panel of the German federal financial supervisory agency (BaFin). Professor Dreo studied computer science at the University of Maribor and the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In 2016 she was awarded the European Medal from the Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Dr. Beate Merk.

Sebastiano Toffaletti

Secretary General

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Sebastiano is the Secretary General of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance, that he contributed to fund back in 2008. Today, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest association of small and medium sized digital companies in Europe. Its members, national SME associations and clusters, represent over 20.000 digital SMEs across the continent. Sebastiano often takes part in public debates and serves as an expert in EU experts groups on topics such as digitalisation of SMEs, Intellectual Property Rights, Standards and Digital Skills. He is currently a member of the Board of ECSO, the European Cybersecurity Organization, and of ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

Diana Moldovan

Cyber Operations Lead

Aviva UK

Diana Moldovan is currently the UK Cyber Operations Lead for Aviva. Diana leads two teams that are covering Vulnerability Management and Incident Response/Threat Hunting.

Previously Diana worked for Deloitte where she was a manager in the Cyber Incident Response team. During her 1.5 years here, Diana collaborated with several blue chip clients working on multiple areas of security including incident response, memory forensic analysis, threat intelligence, vulnerability management and attack detection.

Before that, Diana worked for Betfair. During the 5 years, Diana was part of the Threat and Vulnerability Management team, being responsible for monitoring, detection, analysis and response to threats. She helped building the vulnerability management programme and was an incident responder covering 24/7 oncall duties.

Diana is a big promoter for women in IT and she loves teaching, sharing her knowledge and educating people on how to protect from cyber threats.

Diana is a CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GSEC and PRINCE2 certified professional with 8 years of experience in the Cyber Security field.

Niall O'Higgins

Head of IT at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

European Economic and Social Committee

Niall O'Higgins is the head of IT at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (COR).Before working at the European Institutions, he worked for Siemens as a development engineer in their public networks division. He studied engineering at University College Dublin where he completed a Ph.D. in algorithms for data transmission.

Daria Catalui

Cyber security training and awareness professional - Group Information Security Manager


Daria Catalui is a passionate learner and volunteer. She is a cyber security training and awareness professional starting back in 2010 working since then for EU’s cyber security agency ENISA, the European Commission or the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. She is an advocate for the following projects which she had the chance to kick-off and helped grow for public awareness and scaled-up for impact: Cyber Aware and CyberReadyGame , European Cyber Security Month, NIS quiz, NIS educational map, European cyber security challenge and the Annual Privacy Forum.

Furthermore, Daria is a Phd candidate at Lancaster ( Educational research and Technology Enhanced Learning) with focus on gamification, training and cyber awareness. She speaks regularly in international conferences.

Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI

Associate Professor at “A.I. Cuza” Police Academy Bucharest, Romania

"Al. I. Cuza" Police Academy, Romania

Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI is a cybersecurity and cybercrime researcher, professor, trainer and conference speaker. He is an Associate Professor at “Al. I. Cuza” Police Academy, the University Politehnica of Bucharest“Carol I” National Defence University, Romania, and a Honorary Professor at the CT University, India, where he is teaching disciplines related to information technology, cybersecurity and cybercrime.
He is a trainer for the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO), the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police (GIRP), the Romanian Centre of Excellence for Cybercrime (CYBEREX), the Romanian Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM), the Romanian National Institute of Magistracy (NIM), researcher at the Quality, Reliability and Information Technology Laboratory (EUROQUAL)from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, and Vice President of the Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance (RAISA).
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There is a direct flight Bruxelles – Iasi with BlueAir (

Wednesday 22.05 BRU 13:45 IAS 17:35 (2 hr 50 min)

Saturday 25.05 IAS 10:00 IAS 12:05 (2 hr 50 min)

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The airport is at 7 km, you can reach the center of the City in 15 minutes by car.


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