This session will address the progress made by the EU and its member states in achieving cyberresilience,
reducing cyber-crime, developing cyber-defence policy and -capabilities and industrial and
technological resources for cybersecurity as well as establishing a coherent international cyberspace
policy for the European Union and promoting core EU values.
The topic of this session focuses on enhancing critical infrastructure resilience within a multi-stakeholderenvironment. Specific areas of interest include:
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The threat of cyber-attacks continues to grow as potential adversaries continue to develop or acquire
new cyber-skills. In this environment, how should States and organizations address a dynamic cyberthreat?
Cyberspace and consequently cyber-attacks are not limited by national borders. The cross-border nature
of many attacks and the limited ability to identify the responsible attacker may result in friction between
States. International instruments and measures can assist in promoting uniform and predictable
response that may assist in preventing undesired side effects including conflict escalation.
What does the current trend in threats, attackers and cybercrime tell us? Where would we want to be in
a few years? In a decade? What concrete initiatives could we design today to ensure the knowledge and
the capabilities to protect critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks exist and is available to the relevant
This session examines the need for confidence building and information sharing among States in regards
to cyber-incidents, especially those with cross-border implications. While national interest will always
dictate information-sharing limitations, meaningful discussions and exchanges between States can be
achieved in order to enhance the cybersecurity of the global energy infrastructure
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We are in the process of digitalizing our energy systems, be those nuclear facilities, oil refineries, or
electrical distribution systems. Digitalization introduces several operational benefits and efficiencies;
however, it introduces a much larger cyber-attack surface. Cyber-attacks to critical infrastructures are
becoming more targeted and sophisticated and they are targeting operational and safety-critical
systems, using a range of attack techniques. In this session, we will talk about the nature of the emerging
threat landscape, identifying broad trends that are being seen across the energy sector and elsewhere.
In this session, the cyber security standards landscape will be explored, with the aim of addressing
questions, such as are further standards required and in what area; are standards being correctly applied
by operators and vendors; in which ways could certification schemes be useful to ensure standards
compliance? The aim of the session is to inform session participants about current standards, their state
of application in the field, and to identify gaps that need to be addressed in the future.
This session focuses on the interrelations between European, international and national research
programs and efforts, and how they are intertwined with the interactions of industries and the publicsector
stakeholders in critical infrastructure cyberspace security.
In order to understand how to implement the necessary cyber policies and cyber technologies to protect
critical energy infrastructures, it is key to understand how the global energy markets work. In this session,
energy experts give a short overview on the stakeholders and the markets of global energy.
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Smart cities integrate numerous technologies to create advanced and more efficient processes for
accomplishing everyday tasks. At the same time, this creates a target rich environment for cyber-attacks.
This session examines the challenges and strategies for building resilient smart cities. Topics of interest
Austrian industry and research institutions are on the technological forefront in cyberspace. This session
offers an insight in some national best practice topics and projects in theses terrains.
The development and integration of new digital technologies and software continues at a rapid pace.This session examines the value and impact of new technology trends from a cybersecurity prospective.
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