CyberSecurity for Europe

dcypher Symposium 2019 connecting cybersecurity knowledge – enterprises - policies

Time: 13:45 - 15.00
Room: Spark (110) 
Language: English
Chaired by prof. Willem Jonker 

Session Summary 
Four pitches preceded a broad discussion about “Cooperation in EU cybersecurity Research: Lessons (to) learn(ed)”. The benefits of a stronger EU position in cybersecurity were substantiated by all pitches. Both pilots of the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks, Concordia and CyberSec4Europe were explained in more detail. Interesting to see the strength of Europe to build on national differences and combine these into a robust and durable Governance structure for a European cybersecurity cooperation and creating an European cyber security ecosystem. 
The take home messages from the learned lessons on cooperation in EU cybersecurity include: (i) Openness to learn and to go beyond one’s own disciplinary comfort zone is needed, (ii) Crossing disciplinary and national boundaries is a challenge for safeguarding the quality of the collected data, (iii) Universal solutions are not easily found but (iv) international collaboration widens the scope and helps each other with the collection of real data.

Pitches and discussion “Cooperation in EU cybersecurity Research: Lessons (to) learn(ed)”
10 minute pitches followed by a discussion on successes and lessons learned

  • The EU Concordia cybersecurity network
    prof. Aiko Pras (UT)
    Concordia is one of the four Cybersecurity Competence Networks established by the EU recently. CONCORDIA creates  a European cyber security ecosystem by joining more than 50 leading research, technology, industrial and public partners. Concordia's main goal is to enhance the digital sovereignty of Europe. This talk provides an overview of the Concordia objectives and the way Dutch partners contribute to it.
  • CyberSec4Europe: mapping the future of cybersecurity governance
    prof. Michel van Eeten TUD and Natalia Kadenko, PhD, TUD
    The EU’s ambition to become a leading digital economy is guided by both democratic values and superior research standards. Building on existing cooperation synergies and practical policy experience, the EU-funded H2020 CyberSec4Europe pilot will develop a roadmap and recommendations for the implementation of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network. The project is collecting input from diverse stakeholders and examining best practices in order to build and test a robust and durable governance structure for European cybersecurity cooperation. Among the intended outcomes of the project will be the consolidation of existing capabilities and the development of new models, ensuring the readiness of Europe to tackle the challenges of the rapidly-changing global cybersecurity environment.
  • Police Detectives on the Tor Network:
    An  International Multidisciplinary Study on Tensions Between Privacy and Crime-Fighting

    dr. Wouter Stol, OU, Politieacademy and NHLUniversity of Applied Science 
    One of the measures against online crime is police investigation. When fighting crime the police have to respect the rule of law. At the same time the police are expected to fight crime effectively. This international study about police detectives on the Tor network focusses on how the police deal with possible tensions between the privacy that Tor users seek and the police task to fight crime. The study is about halfway and entails a criminological, law and forensic-technical angle.
  • Cocoon: When emotion psychology met cyber-security
    dr. Antal Haans (TUe) 
    The “Cocoon: Emotion psychology meets cyber-security” project brought together researchers from different disciplines with the aim to better understand the psychology of IoT users—in particular their responses to cyber-physical assaults—and integrate such insights into cyber-security design. In this presentation, I will briefly introduce the project and discuss some of the challenges and pitfalls of the kind multi- and inter-disciplinary research that Cocoon envisioned and in part achieved.

Related Research Projects

This session is organised in close cooperation with the Dutch Research Council (NWO)