The 3rd European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC that will be held on 9-10 October 2017 in Kraków, Poland. CYBERSEC is a unique Europe-wide, annual public policy conference dedicated to strategic cyberspace and cybersecurity problems. The conference’s mission is to foster the building of a Europe-wide cybsersecurity system and create a dedicated collaborative platform for governments, international organisations, and key private-sector organisations. The subject of this year’s conference includes key aspects of digital revolution, security crisis, future and business problems in the modern world. CYBERSEC 2016 gathered 700 participants from around the world, including political decision-makers, diplomats, experts, business leaders and academic researchers. Moreover, CYBERSEC 2015 was recognized as one of Europe’s top 5 cybersecurity conferences. The success of CYBERSEC has confirmed the need for creating an innovative platform, carefully designed to facilitate the development of strategic concepts and ground-breaking cybersecurity solutions.

CYBERERSEC 2017 delegates include:

  • Sir Julian King – European Commissioner for the Security Union
  • Luigi Rebuffi – Secretary General of the ECSO
  • Michael Chertoff - former U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Jakub Boratyński - Head of the Trust and Security Unit at the European Commission
  • Jan Neutze – Director of Cybersecurity Policy at Microsoft EMEA
  • Melissa Hathaway – President, Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, former Cybersecurity Advisor to the US Presidents Senior Research Fellow in the Kosciuszko Institute,
  • Sorin Ducaru - Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO
  • Alastair Teare – CEO at Deloitte Central Europe
  • Christian-Marc Lifländer - Head of the NATO Cyber Defence Section
  • Marietje Schaake – Member of the European Parliament (ALDE), Founder and Member of the European Parliament Digital Agenda Intergroup



The key aspects of social, economic, and military interactions are being increasingly transferred to cyberspace. The digital revolution brings conveniences and benefits that enable the implementation of processes of civilizational significance. With the growing dependence on information and communication technologies (ICT), robust cybersecurity will play a pivotal role in this process.


A creeping crisis in international relations, increasing terrorist activity, and hybrid threats pose new challenges to the security of democratic states. Cyberspace is increasingly being used to advance particularistic political goals; therefore, a joint effort to build a strong and effective cybersecurity system is becoming the top priority today.


The dynamic growth of modern technologies urges us to take bold and innovative actions in order to strengthen our security in cyberspace. Ambitious development policies should take advantage of Europe’s technological potential and knowledge generated in R&D centres and competence hubs. The success of this endeavour will hinge upon cross-stakeholder cooperation and effective exchange of good practice in digital know-how.

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