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Agenda 2019

AGENDA Day 1 – Cyber Talks
8.30–9.00 Registration

9.00-9.10  Welcome message

9.10-10.00 Cybersecurity for SmartCities - Challanges and Opportunities

10.00 -11.00 "Cybersecurity for Public Administration" – Panel moderated by Michel Rademaker with:
- Niall O’Higgins Head of Unit IT – Committee of Regions
- Michel Rademaker – The Hague Center for Strategic Studies
- Eugeniu Ursu - Head of e-Governance Agency Moldova (EGA)

11.00-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15-12.15 Women In Cyber- Panel
- Andrea Radu – Women in Cyber lead at Deloitte Belgium, Director of EMEA Cyber Lead Strategy Transformation & Assessments
- Zoriana Dmytryshyna - Cybersecurity Awareness APWG.EU
- Leila Taghizadeh – Euroclear
- Corina Forascu - Professor / Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

12.15 -13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00 Enhanced National Cyber Security Services and Capabilities for Interoperability
Gabriel ENE - Deputy Technical Manager CERT-RO

14.00-14.30 Vlad Manoil – e-Government Agency Moldova

14.30 -15.00 Ethical and security challenges in IoT
Daniela Popescul – FEAA Iasi

15.00 -15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.00 Simple security countermeasures to achieve complex behaviours in embedded systems
Iftene Florin – Security Engineer Continental

16.00 -17.00 Cyber Awareness Panel - Cyber EDU
Moderator Daria Catalui, cyber security training and awareness professional
Presenter Basel Katt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 20'
Presenter Andrea Bisegna, Security and Trust Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy 20'
Q&As followed by Plenary CyberReadyGame simulation 30'


AGENDA Day 2 – Presentations
9.00-9.30 Academic Presentation
Ioan Cosmin Mihai – Associate Professor, PhD Police Academy of Romania

9.30 – 10.00 One Microsoft Security Story – Threat Protection and Machine Learning for security at all layers: endpoints, servers, Active Directory network, mobile devices
Ovidiu Pismac - Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Romania

10.00 – 10.30 Cybersecurity as part of Digital Strategy
Niall O’Higgins - Head of Unit Committee of Regions

10.30 -11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 -11.30 Target Operating Models for Cyber
Andrea Radu - Director Deloitte Belgium

“Business Internet Security. Confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data being handled is paramount"
Alexandru Ionescu - Managing Security Solutions Consultant / Orange

12.15 -13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 -14.00 ETEE cybersecurity platform
Horatiu Garban - ESDC

14.00-14.30 Liviu Moron – European Commission

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00 - 16.30 ITSRM2 Methodolgy for Risk Assessment and Govsec
Philippe Merle – IT Service Manager European Commission

16.30 -17.00 Closing session

Speakers 2019

Gabriel Ene

Deputy Technical Manager CERT-RO


Alexandru Ionescu

Managing Security Solutions Consultant


Alexandru Ionescu joined Orange’s operations in Romania 9 years ago, transitioning last year from a networking service management role to a consulting one overseeing cybersecurity solutions. He is advising large multinational & domestic customers where ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data being handled is paramount.

Niall O'Higgins

Head of IT at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

European Economic and Social Committee

Niall O'Higgins is the head of IT at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (COR).Before working at the European Institutions, he worked for Siemens as a development engineer in their public networks division. He studied engineering at University College Dublin where he completed a Ph.D. in algorithms for data transmission.

Michel Rademaker

Deputy Director HCSS

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)

Michel Rademaker is one of the co-founders of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and the . He has fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer in The Royal Netherlands Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and also served a term in former Yugoslavia. He has a masters degree obtained at the University of Tilburg. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as a project and program manager and senior policy advisor on security topics for ten years. Eg. as NATO RTO project leader, he and his team developed serious gaming assessment methods.

At HCSS he is responsible for product and project development. He is particularly interested in setting up (inter)national multi-stakeholder projects, both with a combined qualitative as well as quantitative focus, on new and upcoming strategic security and geo-economic themes like cyber and raw materials etc. His fields of expertise include security strategy, policy, concepts and doctrines, technology assessments, geopolitical and economic security implications of climate change, raw materials and energy supply and serious gaming techniques. He implemented with his teams big data analytics in projects building interactive monitors and dashboards. He organizes Cyber Security Summerschools with international partners like NATO and Europol.

Michel Rademaker was an initiator of The Hague Security Delta and recently supported the establishment of the Hyderabad Security Cluster in India. He is on the board of the Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age and the Executive Committee of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

Michel has written several book chapters, and numerous research reports and articles. He frequently acts as moderator in workshops, as a trainer, as guest lecturer at various universities and speaker at conferences, and as a commentator in news media.

Philippe Merle

Head of Sector Infrastructure & Cloud Solutions Advisory Services

European Commission

French, aged 47, hold a M.Sc in IT engineering in real-time, network and distributed system from École nationale supérieure d'informatique et de mathématiques appliquées of Grenoble.
From 2001 to 2006, he worked as for the firm Esker, based in Lyon, specialised in interoperability and document management products and early provider of SaaS services
From 2007 to 2013, he joined European Commission as project and service manager in DG CONNECT and DG DIGIT, supporting the Research programs funded by European Union
From 2013 to 2014, he went back to the private sector and worked in quality of project manager for Synchrone Technologies and Amadeus on customisation technologies for the SaaS products proposed by Amadeus to its customers.
As of august 2014, he is in charge of the technical aspects of Cloud procurement for the EU Institutions, and Cloud evangelist within the Institutions

Eugeniu Ursu

Executive Director of E-Governance Agency of Moldova

E-Governance Agency of Moldova

Eugeniu is the Executive Director of E-Governance Agency of Moldova and has overall responsibility for the organisation’s strategy, policy, programmes and operations. Eugeniu has over 16 years of management experience in the ICT area. Before joining to E-Governance Agency, Eugeniu worked with the State Enterprise “Centre for State Information Resources “Registru” in Moldova and Ministry of Home Affairs. Eugeniu is the national coordinator and Advisor to Prime Minister on e-Governance.

Horatiu GÂRBAN

Cyber Defence Training Manager, European Security and Defence College.

European Security and Defence College

Cyber Defence Training Manager, European Security and Defence College, Brussels.

Daria Catalui

Daria Catalui is a passionate learner and volunteer. She is a cyber security training and awareness professional starting back in 2010 working since then for EU’s cyber security agency ENISA, the European Commission or the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. She is an advocate for the following projects which she had the chance to kick-off and helped grow for public awareness and scaled-up for impact: Cyber Aware and CyberReadyGame , European Cyber Security Month, NIS quiz, NIS educational map, European cyber security challenge and the Annual Privacy Forum.

Furthermore, Daria is a Phd candidate at Lancaster ( Educational research and Technology Enhanced Learning) with focus on gamification, training and cyber awareness. She speaks regularly in international conferences.

Leila Taghizadeh

Security Awareness, Culture and Behaviour Lead


PhD, Executive MBA

Security Awareness, Culture and Behaviour Lead at Euroclear

Zoriana Dmytryshyna

Director of Communications at the Anti-Phishing Working Group European Union Foundation (APWG.EU),


Zoriana Dmytryshyna is Director of Communications at the Anti-Phishing Working Group European Union Foundation (APWG.EU), promoting the popularization of cybersecurity in a number of dimensions, including development and promotion of rigorously crafted public awareness programs about cybercrimes’ threats. Zoriana’s advocacy of the global STOP. THINK. CONNECT. cybersecurity awareness campaign, now deployed in 20 nations, was instrumental in the recruitment of national STC campaign curators in Switzerland and Poland where she organized and hosted the first (Bern; 2016) and most recent (2018) APWG.EU Symposium on Cybersecurity Awareness, a keystone annual event that draws national CERTs, treaty organization ministers, university researchers and industry customer managers from Europe and across the globe.
In her many capacities, Zoriana has developed and advocated for a number cybersecurity communications instruments, including her most recent release, an infographic to teach the public how to recognize and deflect phishing attacks

Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI

Associate Professor at “A.I. Cuza” Police Academy Bucharest, Romania

"Al. I. Cuza" Police Academy, Romania

Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI is a cybersecurity and cybercrime researcher, professor, trainer and conference speaker. He is an Associate Professor at “Al. I. Cuza” Police Academy, the University Politehnica of Bucharest“Carol I” National Defence University, Romania, and a Honorary Professor at the CT University, India, where he is teaching disciplines related to information technology, cybersecurity and cybercrime.
He is a trainer for the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO), the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police (GIRP), the Romanian Centre of Excellence for Cybercrime (CYBEREX), the Romanian Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM), the Romanian National Institute of Magistracy (NIM), researcher at the Quality, Reliability and Information Technology Laboratory (EUROQUAL)from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, and Vice President of the Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance (RAISA).
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Vlad Manoil

Chief Reengineering Officer

e-Governance Agency of Moldova (EGA)

Vlad Manoil is the Chief Reengineering Officer of the e-Governance Agency of Moldova (EGA). He joined EGA in early 2011 together with a small team of enthusiastic professionals in an effort to create a state-of-the-art e-Governance platform in Republic of Moldova. Initially, Vlad managed the portfolio of sectorial and shared e-services developed by EGA, aimed to improve service delivery for Moldovan citizens and businesses.

Starting with January 2017, Vlad acts as the Chief Reengineering Officer of the EGA and is leading the business process reengineering component of World Bank’s Modernization of Public Services Project and manages the portfolio of public services modernization projects.

Vlad holds a master degree in Business Administration and Bachelor degree in Foreign Languages and Computer Science. Before joining the EGA in 2011, Vlad has managed enterprise-scale IT projects for one of the leading software development companies in Moldova. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Acting as the Chief Information Office for the Government of Moldova, EGA is implementing digital platforms for delivering state-of-the-art public services, fighting bureaucracy and corruption, while promoting transparency and Government efficiency as basic principles of e-Governance. EGA is also maintaining and developing a robust and reusable infrastructure for e-service development and tools (e.g. eID, ePayments, data exchange, cloud computing etc.) aimed to reduce costs and time to market and make it easier for citizens to embrace e-services

Florin Iftene

Security Analyst Engineer at Continental


Security Analyst Engineer at Continental since 2016.
Before joining to Continental I have worked in various IT environments as a security engineer.
I have designed and implemented security solutions for IT infrastructures on Linux servers based on netfilter’s iptables.
The solutions ranged from simple packet filtering up to adaptive firewalls with IDS and IPS capabilities.

Liviu Moron

IT Service Manager

European Commission

Roberto Carbone

Security & Trust researcher unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler

research unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Roberto Carbone is a researcher of the Security & Trust research unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, Italy, since 2010. He received his PhD from the University of Genova in 2009. His PhD Thesis, titled “LTL Model-Checking for Security Protocols”, has been awarded the CLUSIT prize 2010 by the Italian Association for Information Security. His research focuses on the formal analysis of security protocols and services. He has contributed to the discovery of a vulnerability on the SAML-based Single Sign-On for Google Apps, and authentication flaws in emerging SSO protocols

Andrea Bisegna

Researcher in Security

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

After working for few years as Business Innovation Facilitator, I decided to deepen my knowledge in technical aspects. I have been in my current position as a Researcher in Security at Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, Italy for the past 4 years. I am particularly focusing on identity and access management solutions.

Daniela Popescul

PhD Associate Professor at “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Daniela Popescul is a PhD Associate Professor at “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Sheiscurrentlyteachingandresearching Information Security, Project Management, Information Systems, and Knowledge Management. Danielaistheauthorandco-author of 13 books on Information Technology and more than 50 scientificpapers. Shehasparticipated in more than 30 internationalconferences, presentingmainlytopicsrelatedtoinformationsecurity

Corina Forascu


Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

Corina is a first of all a professor, with a background in Mathematics and a PhD in Computational Linguistics, which is also her research domain. Always looking to help her students and putting passion in all her endeavors, she took the step into an entrepreneurial path following a series of events that led to a successful Fulbright-RAF scholarship at the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship the University of Rochester, New York, USA. She is now a promoter of entrepreneurial thinking and studying in her university, aiming to boost her students to have a free, innovative, independent and entrepreneurial spirit. Along these, she is an advocate of the women in IT, being a cofounder of WITchIS – the group of Women in IT of Iași, following the model of many other similar groups, like for example OxWoCS (Oxford Women in Computer Science), where she also gave a speech. She is continuously encouraging her students, and especially the ladies, to be more involved in all kind off activities, to dare more, to take leadership positions.

Ovidiu Pismac

Account Technology Strategist Microsoft Romania


Since 2006 at Microsoft Romania, Ovidiu is responsible for Microsoft's security, virtualization and management solutions from the System Center family, or the Hybrid Operations Management Suite / Azure Security Center for Windows and Linux servers.
Microsoft's virtualization solutions (Hyper-V, APP-V, VDI and RDS), Windows Server platforms, and Windows Client platforms are also in focus. Ovidiu is passionate and involved in Microsoft's new cybersecurity technologies: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and integration with various Windows / Linux / Mac OS X platforms, Advanced Threat Analytics or Azure Threat Protection, as well as Windows Server Certificate Services PKI solutions.
Over the past 22 years Ovidiu has worked as an IT department manager at the National Bank of Romania - Giurgiu branch; System Engineer at GeCAD - working directly with Microsoft's current antivirus solution and Security Engineer at UTI Systems - specializing in security solutions and PKI.





There is a direct flight Bruxelles – Iasi with BlueAir (

Wednesday 22.05 BRU 13:45 IAS 17:35 (2 hr 50 min)

Saturday 25.05 IAS 10:00 IAS 12:05 (2 hr 50 min)

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