Program Seaside Matchmaking Cybersecurity 2016

September 1, 2016

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#SMMCS2016 14 October Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague 

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09:00 – 09:30 Registration  

09:30 – 10.30 Plenary opening session (auditorium)  

The event will be officially opened by Patricia Zorko, director Cyber Security of the Ministry of Security and Justice. After her opening speech Patricia Zorko, Wim Hafkamp, chairman dcypher's advisory council and Jan Piet Barthel, director dcypher are interviewed by Chris van ‘t Hof, chairman of the event, about the flying start of dcypher and what more to expect from the platform. Via video the Cyber Security Division Director of the US Department of Homeland Security, Douglas Maughan, will explain US-NL plans for a next joint call for long term use inspired research. Then Florent Frederix, Principal Administrator, Trust and Security Unit, EC DG Connect, will paint the European picture, options for participation in EC funded research and innovation projects in the domain of cybersecurity. 

10:30 – 11:15 Coffee /Tea break speeddates & demos

11:15 – 12:30 Break-out sessions

Cooperation in Cybersecurity Research (auditorium)
Cybersecurity is both an important research topic as well as an important application area. In the race between security companies and hackers, fast implementation of new methods of protection are important to keep our applications and networks secure. This can only be achieved by close cooperation between researchers, companies and policy makers.  Conditions for next funding rounds will be presented. Cooperation between partners is an integral part of cybersecurity R&D programs in the Netherlands. Therefore, in this track, we will look at cooperation, best practices of cooperation and pitfalls for successful cooperation from the perspective of the funding parties involved in cybersecurity research, from the perspective of academic researchers and from the perspective of private companies involved in cybersecurity research projects.

Speakers: Joep van Wijk (NWO), Dennis Huele (RVO, SBIR), Andreas Peter (UT), Petra van Schayik (Compumatica), Joost Visser (SIG) and Paul Kruis (RVO, H2020)

Competences  &  Life Long Learning (Café room) - pitches

As keeping cybersecurity at a high level continues to confront us with new challenges and threats, cybersecurity experts need a wide range of key competences to adapt flexibly to the rapidly changing highly interconnected environment. Continuous education plays a key role in ensuring that cybersecurity specialists acquire and maintain key competences needed to keep our security levels high.
Coordinators: Ivo Poulissen (NL ICT) |  Louis Spaninks (HCA ICT)

Adaptation & cooperation (Zee room) - pitches
Digitization of society is moving at a rapid pace. Our world is changing and governmental bodies, non-profit organizations as well as businesses have to find answers to new problems. To do so they need knowledge about what exactly is changing and how they can deal with it. Knowledge institutions have to adapt to this new environment and work on the new questions our society is confronted with. Complex phenomena cannot be dealt with by monodisciplinary answers. Digitization therefore demands that knowledge institutions with different back grounds closely cooperate to find workable solutions.

Coordinators: Wouter Stol (PA,OU,NHL) | Kato Vierbergen (UWV)

Partnership in curriculum development (Pier room) - pitches
Due to the high complexity and fast developments in het cybersecurity field, adaption of curricula to the (future) needs of industry and public authorities is vital. This adaptation requires agreement on the content through for example a joint qualification system (qualification of information security -QIS) for the cybersecurity professional, but also on the organisation of education itself: Professionals are scarce. In this session all aspects will be addressed: How to get a qualification system in practice for the whole education chain?

Coordinators: Remco Poortinga (SURFnet) | Stéfan Ellenbroek (HHS)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch speeddates & demos

13:30 – 14:45 Break-out sessions

Education Special  Approaches (auditorium)
In preparation of the National Cyber Security (higher) Education Agenda which will be formulated under dcypher's coordination, this session will address a number of education approaches developed especially for the cybersecurity field and will challenge you to give input to the upcoming agenda. In the session we discuss out-of-the-box initiatives and multidisciplinary education aspects. Also the large variety in cybersecurity expertise, needed in academic environments and ‘on the market’ is addressed. The attendees will be actively involved in the brainstorm to improve (higher) cybersecurity education in the future.
Speakers: Jan van den Berg (TUD), Peter van der Wijden (HL), Catrien Bijleveld (NSCR), Rick Strijbos (Security Academy), Melanie Rieback (ROS) and Gerben Klein Baltink (ItVitae)

Critical Infrastructure (Café room) - pitches
With the increasing reliance on IT, cyber security is clearly a growing concern for critical infrastructures, be it the electricity grid, the water supply, the transport infrastructures of road, rail, sea- and airports, or the telecommunication and financial system. In this session we will share thoughts and experiences on the security problems facing critical infrastructures and pitch ideas for research into tackling some of these problems. Hopefully we can also share some success stories as an inspiration to others.
Coordinators: Erik Poll (RUN) | Marijn van Schoote (Haven Rotterdam)

Internet of Things (Zee room) - pitches
The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. By connecting to the Internet billions of everyday devices – ranging from fitness bracelets to industrial equipment –  the IoT merges the physical and online worlds, opening up a host of new opportunities and challenges for companies, governments and consumers. In this session challenges and threats are being intorduced, discussed, pitched on how to bring some of the research in this field in real life settings and to create Impact. We see many promising initiatives but often the research fails to be implemented in operational  settings where they were intended to be deployed. We like to explore the innovation process to judge the impact of these research ideas, and challenge the audience to participate.
Coordinators: Oscar Koeroo (KPN) | Patrick Essers (EIT Digital)

Big Data & Privacy (Pier room) - pitches
We live in a hyper-connected world, where we create enormous amounts of data both by our presence in the real and in the virtual world. This data is highly valuable for ourselves, governments and companies. However, this data also brings new threats to our privacy. By combining different sources of interoperable data, highly sensitive and private information can be attained by any and all who have access to the right sources of data. In this session, we will discuss threats and solutions, and attendants will receive the opportunity to pitch their ideas for research in this area for the other attendants to meet new partners for cooperation.
Coordinators: Paul Samwel (Rabobank) | Zeki Erkin (TUD)

14:45 – 15:30 Coffee /Tea break speeddates & demos

15:30 – 16:15 Plenary closing session (auditorium)

Before Bob Maclaren, stand-up comedian wraps up the seaside matchmaking, the official closing ceremony will take place of AlertOnline a Dutch annual cybersecurity awareness campaign. During a two-week period various parties joined forces to increase the awareness on cybersecurity and to promote cyber secure behaviour amongst citizens, consumers, governments, industry (including SME’s), institutions and NGO’s. A range of activities had to be deployed to show that cyber security is a shared responsibility and concerns us all. This year’s theme is Cybersecurity Skills. Chris van ‘t Hof interviews Maarten Brouwer (Director IT, WUR) and Marjolijn Bonthuis, Director AlertOnline (ECP) about results of this year's campaign. 

16:15 – 17:30  Closure with drinks and beverages

The matchmaking is co-funded through a MIT Grant for Network activities by TKI