Conference Day One

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM OPENING KEYNOTE: CYBER, INFORMATION SECURITY AND THE MULTI-DOMAIN BATTLESPACE

Brigadier General Vass, Incoming ACOS Cyber, NATO SHAPE
  • Outlining the threat that offensive cyber poses to joint-level operations. How has NATO’s recognition of cyber as a domain of warfare impacted its approach to information security?
  • Ensuring the strategic planning of CIS support to enable efficient and effective C2 and C3 for joint, land, maritime and air operations
  • Deterring attacks on critical military infrastructure, and assigning NATO’s role when it comes to protecting the civilian network

Brigadier General Vass

Incoming ACOS Cyber
NATO SHAPE

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM PROTECTING THE MOD’S NETWORK AGAINST A GROWING CYBER THREAT

Captain Shaun Prescott, Head, Operate and Defend, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Securing the UK cyber network without compromising the rapid flow of information to the point of need
  • Enhancing threat intelligence to sustain a constant overview of the most pressing threats to the network and to direct the delivery of a robust cyber defence framework
  • Delivering a rapid response function when cyber attacks do occur, in order to limit the impact on the network’s functionality

Captain Shaun Prescott

Head, Operate and Defend
UK Ministry of Defence

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM ESTONIA’S DELIVERY OF CYBER SECURITY FOR THE ARMED FORCES

Mr Mihkel Tikk, Director of Cyber Policy Department, Estonian Ministry of Defence
  • How is the Estonian MoD collaborating with the wider government infrastructure to deliver cyber resilience for the armed forces and for critical national infrastructure?
  • Analysing recent efforts to augment the training of military operators, to ensure they can recognise and respond to cyber assault
  • What role does industry play in improving threat detection and prevention for Estonia?

Mr Mihkel Tikk

Director of Cyber Policy Department
Estonian Ministry of Defence

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM SWEDEN’S EVOLVING APPROACH TO CYBER SECURITY

Mr Erik Wennerström, Director General, Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
  • Securing sensitive data against leaks and theft
  • Developing an effective legal framework to support data security for Sweden’s CNI, and building the EU’s NIS Directive into national regulation
  • Towards a more sophisticated criminalization of offensive cyber activity

Mr Erik Wennerström

Director General
Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
  • Protecting the information architecture of airports to ensure the security of air traffic control systems
  • Developing strategies for remote asset protection that can safeguard aircraft functionality against offensive cyber
  • Sustaining readiness for cyber attack response, and advancing processes to minimise passesnger disruption in the event of a breach

Mr Dvir Rubinshtein

Aviation Security Operation Center Manager, Securit,y Emergency and Cyber Division, Ministry of Transport
State of Israel

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM IMPROVING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE ANALYST AND THE STRATEGIST

Mr John R Gwinnup, Cyber Threat Analyst, NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre
  • How can cyber intelligence be used to promote understanding between the frontline analyst, the strategist and the commander?
  • Aligning the frontline protection of the network with the need to build a long-view picture of emerging threats. Establishing lessons learned by ensuring close collaboration between the analyst and the strategist
  • How can the strategic cyber analyst build a better understanding of the motivation behind cyber attacks, and why is this important to managing the threat?

Mr John R Gwinnup

Cyber Threat Analyst
NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre
  • How can cyber threat intelligence be better shared without compromising the security of sensitive data?
  • To what extent does the increased sharing of cyber threat intelligence depend on more effective process, rather than updated technology?
  • Exploring how the increased sharing of threat intelligence could assist with the development of a collaborative, multi-national cyber defence strategy

Mr Mario Blokken

Head Permanent Secretariat
European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)

Mr John R Gwinnup

Cyber Threat Analyst
NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre

Brigadier General Vass

Incoming ACOS Cyber
NATO SHAPE

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM THE EU’S CYBER DEFENCE POLICY FRAMEWORK

Mr Chris Stace, Head of Unit - Information Superiority, European Defence Agency
  • Setting the course: Implementing the EU’s Cyber Defence Policy Framework in a changing political environment
  • Growing competence: Cyber Defence education, training & exercises at the European level
  • Exploiting technology: Increasing collaborative research and technology to keep pace with the threat

Mr Chris Stace

Head of Unit - Information Superiority
European Defence Agency
  • Having established the severity of the existing cyber threat, this closing panel will be an opportunity for military, government and civilian cyber experts to debate the scope for a collaborative cyber policy. Areas of focus will include:
  • What role does defence play in sustaining the cyber resilience of the nation?
  • Can cyber threat intelligence be shared more effectively between military, government and CNI?
  • Differentiating between cyber security demands for the military and for the government writ large. Establishing applicable lessons that can support a collaborative management of the threat
  • In the event of an attack, how can available manpower be pooled to support rapid response and threat containment?

Mr Mario Blokken

Head Permanent Secretariat
European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)

Mr Erik Wennerström

Director General
Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention

Dr Jamie Shea

Assistant Secretary General Emerging Security Challenges
NATO

5:10 PM - 5:20 PM END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE