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European Cybersecurity Talks 
- Boosting the Cybersecurity Industry

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Our modern society is by now unthinkable without digital support. Questions regarding the reliability and security of IT systems are becoming increasingly important – both for us as a society and Austria / Europe as a business location.

Concrete attempts to a solution will be presented and discussed during the ACM CCS 2016, the biggest scientific conference on information security which will take place in Vienna and is organized by SBA Research. Concurrently, SBA Research, the Austrian Ministry of the Interior and the Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich (Austrian Safety Board) are holding the event “European Cybersecurity Talks – Boosting the Cybersecurity Industry” (October 24, 2016 | 13.30 – 21.00 | Hofburg Vienna).

Part I “Bridging Politics, Industry and Science“ will give insight in the necessary political framework for the successful development of a European and Austrian Cybersecurity Industry. We expect keynotes from national and European representatives of politics and an expert panel to discuss how national and European policies and initiatives can contribute to insuring a safe digital society.

Part II – “Future Security Rockstars” presents current technological developments and promising security startups; Daniel Cronin, co-founder of AustrianStartups, will be moderating. The highlight will be the election of the "Security Rockstars” winners by an international jury and the audience.

Following this, we are inviting you to a relaxed get-together for networking and chatting.

Part I will be held in German, part II in English.

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How to get there: Venue Guide 


Doors open

Part I - Bridging Politics, Industry & Science 

14:00 - 14:25
Auftaktbegrüßung Dr.  Alexander Janda, Generalsekretär Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich

Eröffnungsworte Mag. Erwin Hameseder, Präsident Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich

Impulsvortrag Herr Bundesminister Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka, Bundesministerium für Inneres

14:25 - 14:45
Cybersecurity and the European Union – ways to engage
Keynote Martin Übelhör, Europäische Kommission - Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (DG CONNECT)

14:45 - 15:45
Expertenpanel: "Welche Rahmenbedingungen kann die Politik zur Gewährleistung einer Secure Society schaffen?"

Es diskutieren:
Dr. Ralph Hammer, BMVIT - Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
DI Helmut Leopold, AIT- Austrian Institute of Technology
Mag. Harald Reisinger, RadarServices
DI Stefan Rohringer, Infineon
Dr. Thomas Stubbings, CSP - Cyber Security Plattform
DI Andreas Tomek, KPMG
Martin Übelhör, Europäische Kommission - DG CONNECT
Dr. Edgar Weippl, SBA Research

15:45 - 16:15 
Coffee Break

Part II - Future Security Rockstars  

16:15 - 16:30
Opening Part II by Markus Klemen, SBA Research

Welcome Remarks by Georg Sedlbauer, Vienna Business Agency

16:30 - 17:00
How Hackers Changed the Security Industry
Keynote by Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder & CTO, Veracode

17:00 - 18:10
Security Rockstars Final – pitches of the Top 6 start-ups
moderated by start-up expert Daniel Cronin (Co-Founder of Austrian Startups)

18:10 - 18:30
Hollywood Hacking

18:30 - 18:50
Award Ceremony 

18:50 -19:00
Final Words by Andreas Tomek, KPMG

19:00 - 22:00
Get2Gether @ Hofburg

Christ Wysopal

Cybersecurity and the European Union – ways to engage
Keynote by Martin Übelhör (Part I), Europäische Kommission - Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (DG CONNECT)

Abstract: The EU Cybersecurity Strategy and the NIS Directive form the core policy response so far of the European Union to these cybersecurity challenges. But there are also industrial aspects, and hence opportunities, to the cybersecurity challenge: Even though the whole value chain of digital technologies may not be mastered in Europe, we want to be amongst the best of the world as both users and suppliers of cybersecurity. The European Commission in July signed a Public-Private Partnership with the European Cyber Security Organisation, which represents actors across the whole cybersecurity value chain in Europe.
Martin's presentation will provide an overview of policy actions for cybersecurity at the European level, and then more concretely discuss opportunities for stakeholders to engage in the cybersecurity Public-Private Partnership.

Bio: Martin Übelhör works in the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect). He is a policy adviser to a Director for Digital Society, Trust and Security. He deals with topics such as cybersecurity and digital privacy, smart mobility and smart energy, as well as eGovernment and eHealth. Prior to that, he worked in DG Connect's broadband unit and was involved in the negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council over the Connecting Europe Facility.

Christ Wysopal

How Hackers Changed the Security Industry
Keynote by Chris Wysopal (Part II), Co-Founder & CTO, Veracode

Abstract: Before hackers got involved in cybersecurity the industry was focused on products and compliance.  Security was security features: firewalls, authentication, encryption.  Little thought was given to vulnerabilities that allowed the bypassing of those features.  Gene Stafford famously said SSL between two PCs is like using an armored car to deliver money from one park bench to another.  Hackers came along with the idea that you use offensive techniques to simulate how an attacker would discover vulnerabilities in a networks, a system, or an application.  Offensive skills have been on the rise ever since and now the best way to secure something it to try and break it yourself before the attacker does.

Bio: As Chief Technology Officer, Chris is responsible for the strategic direction of Veracode’s industry-leading technology, having co-founded the company in 2006. He is a well-known cyber security expert whose opinions are regularly sought after by media outlets. He has testified to USA Congress on the subject of Internet security and is a regular speaker at key industry events.

Daniel Cronin

Moderation Part II
Daniel Cronin, "The Pitch Professor", Co-Founder of Austrian Startups

Daniel is a passionate entrepreneur, lecturer, presenter and keynote speaker. He wrote his thesis on Mobile Marketing, became a founding member of the fullservice app-agency allaboutapps (a joint venture of i5invest and runtastic) and advises several startups. He has hosted more than 120 events on startups including Pioneers Festival (one of the leading startup-events in Europe) and was the presenter of the Austrian version of Shark Tank, "2Minuten, 2Millionen – die PULS4 Startup-Show” on national TV. In October 2016 he co-hosted “The Spark – Der Deutsche Digitalpreis”(The German Digital Awards).

The event is organized by SBA Research in cooperation with KSÖ and BM.I, supported by the City of Vienna (Vienna Business Agency) and a number of various sponsors, such as KMPG, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Next Layer, Veracode and many more.

The event is a partner event of the DigitalDays2016.

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