International Conference „Cybersecurity Challenges“

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE)







National Palace of Culture

The main purpose of the conference is to discuss cyber security and cyber resilience as a strategic priority in all countries in the European Union. The forum is jointly organized by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and the State eGovernment Agency. The event is part of the official program of the First Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference will feature over 150 delegates from the government sector, private business and non-governmental organizations from Europe.

Guests at the official opening of the conference are the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Maria Garbiel, and Deputy Prime Minister, Tomislav Donchev. Among the panelists are the Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Udo Helbrecht, the Secretary General of the European Cyber ​​Security Organization, Luigi Rebuffi, Jean-Jacques Sahel - Vice President of the International Internet Name and Address Corporation (ICANN) and other experts in the field of information security.

The program is divided into four panels:

  1. European Cybersecurity Ecosystem
  2. Internet Security
  3. Achieving Cyber ​​Resilience - Crisis Response Management at Technical and Operational level
  4. Changing the Mindset - Way to Gain True Cyber Resilience Through Cooperation at the Strategic, Political level

The director of a leading US software company, specializing in antivirus solutions will present the opportunities and challenges of cyber security in the concept of "Internet of Things", and European Union Security Commissioner Sir Julian King will make a video address. The event will last throughout the day - from 9 am to 6:30 pm.


26 March 2018 | Monday


Registration at the reception desk

entrance A4, National Palace of Culture


Opening Session

Following the Bulgarian EU Presidency initiative to promote Bulgarian language and Cyrillic, only the Opening Session will be performed in Bulgarian – interpretation will be provided. Bulgarian is the first Slavonic language with its own alphabet introduced in the 9th century. From 1 January 2007, the Cyrillic alphabet is the third official alphabet in the European Union after the Latin and the Greek alphabets.


Panel 1: European Cybersecurity Ecosystem


Keynote: “Opportunities and Challenges to Securing the Internet of Things”


Panel 2: Internet Security


Family photo opportunity


Panel 3: Achieving Cyber Resilience – crisis response management at technical and operational level


Panel 4: Changing the mindset - way to gain true cyber resilience through cooperation at the strategic, political level


Closing remarks

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