7th annual Cyber Intelligence Europe 2019

Cyber security is a concern for many European governments and military forces. It is key for government agencies to make sure detection systems are up to date to combat the latest threats faced to computer systems.

Cybercrimes are also becoming very sophisticated with many criminals creating new ways to breach computer systems. It is critical that governments have strong threat intelligence systems to monitor the potential breaches and combat the cybercrimes before any damage is done to critical infrastructures.

Cyber Intelligence Europe brings together leading officials from across Europe to discuss cyber security strategies and policies, combating cybercrimes, threat intelligence, detection systems, cyber laws and international cooperation.

With the event taking place in Vienna, Austria on the 24th – 26th September 2019 Event participants had an  the opportunity to meet with many senior officials from across the Austrian Government and Armed Forces.

The conference agenda covered the overview of the developments made in cybersecurity across EU, new trends and dynamics of cyber threats, new ideas including new technologies for cyber situation awareness, legal aspects and regulations in the field.

Egidija Versinskiene  CoE of Lithuanian Cybercrime Center of Excellence for Training, Research and Education (L3CE) made the presentation on the subject “Cybercrime awareness -Lithuanian Perspective”.

Egidija (L3CE) introdused SPARTA goals, objectives, partnership model  to a wide auditorium of security practitioners. Emphasized the core of SPARTA project:  4 research programes, overview the advantages and benefits that implementing programs will bring to the cybersecurity practitioners. Stressed the importance  of effective collaboration that enables to achieve a better outcomes and results.

Specific attention was paid to T-SHARK program introduction. The program idea  based on threats profiling model, arbitrage group concept and a new way of  solutions validation based on Stage Gates approach was introduced during the presentation.

Conference results overview:

  • EU security and defense agencies such as European Defense Agency (EDA), Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) expressed a great interest in the project and particular research programs: T-SHARK and SAFAIR. EDA would consider the possibility to join T-SHARK Arbitrage Group and provide the expertise necessary to evaluate usability of technology solutions.
  • Industry players such as Security Brokers ( Global Cyber Defence & Security Services), Searchlight Security, AQSACOM proposed collaboration with SPARTA which will support the research programs, development and demonstration of new cyber security related technologies.

We have to admit that SPARTA just started its implementation therefore the project visibility is still under way, involvement of external partners on Global, EU, regional and national levels is critical to make SPARTA the most visible project in EU.