Agenda

Bellow you’ll find the Agenda for Regional Cyber Resilience Forum 2019

1st Day: Tuesday, November 19

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Welcome coffee


09:00 - 09:25

Opening ceremony & Welcome speech


 

Cyber Security Environment in Moldova and in the Region

H.E. Mme Maia SANDU, Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Moldova
H.E. Mr. Luc DEVIGNE, Deputy Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia at the European External Action Service
H.E. Mr. Nicu POPESCU, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Serghei POPOVICI, Director, Information Technology and Cyber Security Service, the Republic of Moldova
H.E. Amb. Dereck J. HOGAN, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova

Moderator: Ms. Natalia SPINU, Chief, CERT-GOV-MD, Information Technology and Cyber Security Service


09:25 - 09:30

Group Photo


09:30 - 10:00
Welcome Remarks by Technical University of the Republic of Moldova

Mr. Viorel BOSTAN, PhD Dr.Hab Rector


Welcome Address by International Telecomunication Union (ITU)

Mr. Preetam MALOOR, Head of Emerging Technologies ITU Office for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland


Keynote

Bio-Inspired Nanotechnologies

Achievements of nanotechnological research in Moldova will be highlighted. The first artificial nanomaterial exhibiting properties inherent to membranes of living cells will be presented in the context of prospects for various applications, including shielding against microwaves and Terahertz radiation to solve the problem of electromagnetic environmental pollution.

Acd. Ion TIGHINEANU, President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova

Cyber and Geopolitics revisited

Strategy and geopolitics inform us on a vertical and a horizontal dimension of strategy. Today, multiple dimensions must coincide, to produce an effect and influence, where yesterday mass or shock, alliances and rights, used to be sufficient.

Mr. Alexandre VAUTRAVERS, Senior Advisor on Security & Strategic Issues, Department of Security, Employment and Health, Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

What governments, organizations, and individuals need to know about understanding, assessing, and managing cyber security and privacy risk?

Mr. Donald (Andy) PURDY, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies, USA

Moderator: Ms. Natalia SPINU, Chief, CERT-GOV-MD, Information Technology and Cyber Security Service


10:00 - 11:00

Panel Discussion


 

Panel 1: Cyber Diplomacy: Is Technology a new type of power in politics?

What is the best way to craft a practical cyber diplomacy, whilst using the existent resources of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs? Connecting the civic, private and state institutions in order to create an environment capable of promoting mutually beneficial objectives.

Speakers:

Mr. Iulian CHIFU, President, Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning, Romania, Bucharest
Mr. Morris MOTTALE, Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics, Franklin University, Lugano, Switzerland
Ms. Aira IJSENBRAND, Policy Officer from the Task Force International Cyber Policy, the Hague, Netherlands
Mr. Velimir RADICEVIC, OSCE, Vienna, Austria
Mr. Florian PENNING, Cybersecurity Policy Manager, EU Governmental Affairs from Microsoft, Bruxelles, Belgium

Moderator: Mr. Nicu POPESCU, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova


11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 - 12:40

Keynote

What governments, organizations, and individuals need to know about understanding, assessing, and managing cyber security and privacy risk ?

Mr. Donald (Andy) PURDY, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies, USA

Cisco Cybersecurity Strategy: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions

Description: Landscape of current security threats. Cisco approach: from products to holistic security architecture. Zero-trust model. Cisco Talos Intelligence Group.
Mr. Andrei SKVORCHEVSKY, Systems Engineer at Cisco, CCIE

30 Years of Ransomware

Mr. Bogdan BOTEZATU, Director of Threat Research, Bitdefender

Tekwill – leader on Moldovan market in cyber security related education

Ms. Ana CHIRITA, Strategic projects director of Moldovan Association of Information and Communications Technology Companies, Tekwill Project Director

12:40 - 13:20

Keynote

From Cybersecurity to CyberImmunity

Mr. Bogdan PISMICENCO, Kaspersky Lab, Bucharest, Romania

The modern landscape of cyber threats. Emerging trends in Cybersecurity

Mr. Victor SAGAIDAC, Head of Corporate Security Orange, Moldova

Moderator: Mr. Radu STĂNESCU, Senior Information Security Consultant, European Parliament CEO, Sandline

13:20-14:20

Lunch & Networking


Parallel Sessions


14:20-15:10

Imaginarium Room, 1st floor


Panel 2: What are the most urgent cyber-security deficits in the EU-associated countries and how cooperation with and within NATO&EU can assist plugging them?

Discussion with external experts and governmental officials on how regional efforts, such as the EU, NATO, ITU and Cooperation Initiative Regional Cyber Resilience Forum on Cyber/ICT security: related to reducing the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICTs can promote a global approach to cyber/ICT stability between States. This panel will aim at identifying potential ways to improve cyber/ICT capacity building among and between participating States from the region.

Speakers:
Mr. Märt HIIETAMM, Director of Policy and Analysis Department of the Estonian Information System Authority, Tallinn, Estonia
Ms. Irina DREXLER,Project Officer at Council of Europe, Cybercrime Programme Office, Bucharest, Romania
Mr. Michael GAUL, German Delegation to NATO, Brussels, Belgium
Ms. Yevheniia IVAKHENKO, Deputy Head of CERT-UA,Kiev, Ukraine
Ms. Eka GORDADZE, Lawyer, Data Exchange Agency CERT.GOV.GE, Ministry of Justice of Georgia

Moderator: Ms. Elena MARZAC, Executive Director, Information and Documentation Center on NATO in Moldova


14:20-15:10

Front End Room, 2nd floor


Panel 3: Regulation and Legislation. NIS implementation, lessons learned, challenges.

Cyber security affects both the public and the private sector and spans a broad range of issues related to national security, whether through terrorism, crime or state and industrial espionage. This panel will consider best policies and regulations for maintaining a high level of security of network and information systems, as well as the role and responsibility of national CERT in this process, and involvement of operators of essential services in ensuring cyber security at national level.

Speakers:
Mr. Ilmar Toom, Head of the Standards and Supervisory Department of the Estonian Information System Authority, Tallinn, Estonia
Mr. Florian PENNINGS, Cybersecurity Policy Manager, EU Governmental Affairs from Microsoft, Bruxelles, Belgium
Mr. Dorian DORONCEANU, Chief Legal Officer SIMPALS, Republic of Moldova
Ms. Agnese KRIKE, the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution, Riga, the Republic of Latvia

Moderator: Ms. Ionela COSTACHI, State Secretary at Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure


Parallel Sessions


15:10-16:10

Imaginarium Room, 1st floor


Panel 4: Emerging trends in Cybersecurity. The Threats Landscape, Evolution, Opportunities and Cybersecurity Challenges

Cyber security is a hot topic for organizations and businesses of all sizes across every industry. This panel will provide a look at the emerging trends in cyber security, including Business Email Compromise, attacks on IoT, vulnerabilities, mining, methods of prevention, areas that are being targeted and many others. Also it aims to discuss on practical measures in addressing cross-regional cybersecurity challenges.


 
Speakers:

Mr. Ion DANTIS, Cyber Security Division Manager, TUV, Vienna, Austria
Ms. Olha KUTS, Check Point Engineer, MUK Group, Kiev, Ukraine
Mr. Alexey MARKUTS, Microsoft Cloud Sales lead, MUK Group, Kiev, Ukraine
Mr. Evgen VERZUN, StealthMail, Kiev, Ukraine
Mr. Victor MAGHIARI, Central Europe Digital Manager, Oracle, Bucharest, Romania


Moderator: Mr. Dinu ȚURCANU, Vice-Rector, Technical University of Moldova


16:10–16:30

Coffee break & Networking


15:10-16:10

Front End Room, 2nd floor


Panel 5: Building a national Cybersecurity capability – lessons from other countries

Cybersecurity Capacity Building refers to a set of initiatives that empowers individuals, communities, and governments to reap potential gains from investments in digital technologies. An engaged community of experts has formed to set up computer security incident response teams, provide support in developing national cybersecurity strategies, and carry out awareness-raising campaigns, among other initiatives.


 
Speakers:

Mr. Lauri ALMANN, Co-Founder of BHC Laboratory, Estonian cyber security company, Tallinn, Estonia
Mr. Marian KRUPA, Security Department - Cyber Security Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Ms. Akvilė GINIOTIENĖ, Security governance expert, NRD Cyber Security , Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania
Mr. Daniel IONIȚA, Senior Associate Expert the New Strategy Center, Bucharest, Romania

Moderator: Mr. Gustav C. GRESSEL, Director of the Wider Europe Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)


16:10–16:30

Coffee break & Networking


Parallel Sessions


16:30-17:30

Imaginarium Room, 1st floor


Panel 6: Sharing cybersecurity responsibility across public and private sector. Regional and international cybersecurity cooperation.

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. In today’s world of technology, many government and private sector entities believe that a cybersecurity information-sharing alliance between the government agencies and private businesses is the preeminent course of action to defend against cyber-related attacks.


 
Speakers:

Mr. Major Daniel J. Kim, Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State, SUA
Mr. Radu STĂNESCU,Senior Information Security Consultant, European Parliament CEO, Sandline, Bucharest, Romania
Mr. Nikita KNYSH, CEO Hackcontrol, Kiev, Ukraine
Mr. Artem VOIEVODA, Oracle Engineer, MUK Group, Kiev, Ukraine

Moderator: Ms. Marina BZOVÎI, Executive Director, Moldovan Association of Information and Communications Technology Companies ATIC


17:30-17:45

Closing remarks


 

H.E. Mr Nicu POPESCU, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Serghei POPOVICI, Director, Information Technology and Cyber Security Service,
Mr. Gustav C. GRESSEL, Director of the Wider Europe Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)


16:30-17:30

Front End Room, 2nd floor


Panel 7: Cybercrime – Action & Counteraction

Cybercrime knows no boundaries. Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new ways to profit from their crimes at the expense of citizens, businesses and governments, across national borders and jurisdictions. This panel seeks to build the required capacity and infrastructure to allow for the timely detection, investigation and prosecution of Cybercrime and possible linkages to other forms of criminal activity


 
Speakers:

Mr. Dean KINSMAN, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mr. Mircea SCHEAU, "Some things about skimming and superficiality", Universitatea din Craiova, Romania
Mr. Patrick GHION, Head of the Forensics Section of the Geneva State Police, (Geneva, Switzerland) TBC
Ms. Irina DREXLER, Project Officer at Council of Europe, Cybercrime Programme Office

Moderator: Mr. Ion BUBULICI, Cyber Crime Center Moldova