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Brussels Cybersecurity Summit 

Brussels Cybersecurity Summit 

18-19 January 2024

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Cybersecurity has become a major political priority on an EU level. During the current and previous EU legislatures, we have faced a steeply increased cyberthreat, but we equally witnessed a surge in EU initiatives and legislation. What will and should the next five years bring?  
The Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU comes at an opportune moment to take stock of major dynamics and to reflect on the future. 
This summit will bring together some 500 key European policy makers and global experts in cybersecurity strategy, investment, and cyber threat intelligence. The event will be held in Brussels, but the main stage will be live streamed. The event will connect people, ideas, national experiences, practical lessons of the past and insights from the latest research. Such a bottom-up analysis can provide concrete ways forward for cybersecurity practitioners as well as for policy makers, including the upcoming Commission and Parliament.  
The summit wants to be an interactive bridge-builder that drives European cybersecurity forward, promotes new concepts such as Active Cyber Protection, and pushes the EU to cross ‘the last mile’ to make Europe more cybersecure. 
The Master of ceremony of the Brussels cybersecurity conference is Phédra Clouner (Deputy Director General, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium, CCB). 
With closing remarks by Alexander De Croo, Belgian Prime Minister.  
First confirmed speakers are:  
  • Anna Chung, Principal Researcher Palo Alto Networks 
  • Arnaud de Vibraye, Junior Manager for Skills and Human Factors, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) 
  • Bart Groothuis, Member of the European Parliament  
  • Chris Debyser, CEO, CONXION 
  • Clar Rosso, CEO, ISC2 
  • Clara Grillet, Cyber Threat Analyst, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Claudia Plattner, President of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)  
  • Dan Cîmpean, Head of the Directuratul National de Securitate Cibernetica (DNSC), Romania 
  • Daniel Gillblad, Chief of AI of Recorded Future 
  • Dhia Mahjoub, Independent Researcher 
  • Dominique De Cooman, founder and co-CEO, DROPSOLID 
  • Ellen Stassart, Head of the NCC-BE, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Francesco Barbato, Head of Sector in Directorate General for Communications Networks Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), European Commission 
  • Hanane Taidi, Director General TIC Council 
  • Iva Tasheva, Cybersecurity Lead CYEN, BE CS Coalition 
  • Jan Kerkhofs, Federal Magistrate at the Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office  
  • Jean-Luc Peeters, Head of CERT.be, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Joanna Świątkowska, COO, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) 
  • Johan Klykens, Director of the NCCA Belgium, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB) 
  • John Fokker, Principal Engineer, Trellix 
  • Jörg Caenen, Deputy Lead of the Threat Research Centre of CyTRIS at the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Juan Andés Guerrero-Saade, AVP Research for SentinelLabs 
  • Kai Rannenberg, Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt and Coordinator of CyberSecPro 
  • Katarzyna Prusak-Górniak, Head of Digital Affairs Unit in Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU and Deputy Chairperson of the ECCC Governing Board 
  • Kevin Holvoet, Lead of the Threat Research Centre of CyTRIS at the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Kristopher Russo, Senior Threat Researcher, Unit 42 
  • Lauri Tankler, Head of NCC Estland and Chair of the NCC Network 
  • Lino Santos, Head, National Cybersecurity Centre (CNCS), Portugal  
  • Lorena Boix Alonso, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity in Directorate General for Communications Networks Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), European Commission 
  • Luc Hellebooge, Head of Business Development, VECTOR SYNERGY Ltd. 
  • Luca Tagliaretti, Executive Director, European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) 
  • Manon Le Blanc, Head of Cyber Policy, Security and Defence Division (EEAS)  
  • Maarten Weyn, Professor and Vice-Dean Research of the Faculty of Applied Engineering, University of Antwerp  
  • Martynas Barysas, Director for the Internal Market, BusinessEurope  
  • Mathieu Verschraege, Digital Learning Coordinator, Founder Mediavista 
  • Miguel De Bruycker, Managing Director General of the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Morton Swimmer, Senior Threat Researcher, Trend Micro 
  • Nik Du Bois, Cybersecurity Expert, CERT.be, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Paolo Balboni, Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at ECPC, Maastricht University Faculty of Law & Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting and ICT Cyber Consulting  
  • Paul Vixie, Deputy CISO AWS  
  • Pedro Deryckere, Head of CyTRIS (Cyber Threat Research and Intelligence Sharing) at the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB)  
  • Rick Verhagen, A.I. Cybersecurity specialist, Darktrace 
  • Ruben Santamarta, Security Researcher, Freelancer 
  • Saâd Kadhi, Head of CERT-EU 
  • Saskia Van Uffelen, Digital Manager, Agoria 
  • Staffan Truvé, CTO / co-Founder Recorded Future  
  • Stefan Tanase, Cyber Intelligence Expert, CSIS Security Group 
  • Szilvia Tóth, Cyber Security Officer, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe