Launching the study “Considerations on Challenges and Future Directions in Cybersecurity” at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU

The study “Considerations on Challenges and Future Directions in Cybersecurity”, developed on the occasion of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, was launched at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, on March 9, 2020. The volume was elaborated under the aegis of the Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance (RAISA), with the support of the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO) and the National Cyberint Center within the Romanian Intelligence Service.

The event from the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU was opened by Her Excellency, Ms. Ambassador Luminița Teodora Odobescu, the Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union, and Ms. Tamara Tafra, counselor for cyber issues at the Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU.

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During the first session of the launch event of the study, official interventions were held by:

  • Anton Rog – National Cyberint Center within the Romanian Intelligence Service;
  • Ioan-Cosmin Mihai – “Al. I. Cuza” Police Academy;
  • Costel Ciuchi – General Secretariat at the Romanian Government;
  • Miguel González-Sancho-Bodero – European Commission;
  • Philippe Blot – European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).

In the second section, the discussions focused on stimulating excellence and cooperation in the field of cyber security:

  • Liga Rozentale – Microsoft Belgium;
  • Elena Plexida – ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers);
  • Nina Hasratyan – ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation);
  • Aurélie Doutriaux – Orange Belgium.

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At the end of the event, Mr. Dirk Dubois, Director of the European Security and Defense College (ESDC), presented the importance of education in developing a strong cybersecurity culture. The conclusions of the event were presented by Mr. Cosmin Boiangiu, Deputy Permanent Representative in Bruxelles.

Specialists from the European institutions, the private sector and the academic field, were invited at the event of launching the study “Considerations on Challenges and Future Directions in Cybersecurity” and to discuss topics related to new challenges and directions in the field of cybersecurity.

The study is available at the following addresses:

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