Concept

In most countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe, the very topic of bringing awareness to decision makers on the wide-ranging risks of Business and Industrial Espionage has rarely been dealt in public congresses. And if so, the focus has been often limited to issues related to data theft threat and/or crypto-ransomware threats.

Switzerland, along with other countries, such as Israel, USA, South Korea and Japan are since years the pioneers in alerting, providing awareness tools and offering mitigation in case of espionage to all kind of businesses, from the smallest to the biggest, in a vast PPP collaboration framework.

Different countries have prioritized the Cyber threat response with different priorities and depth. For Switzerland, the espionage topic is on the top of the security issues list, a logical consequence of the Swiss Confederation’s macro-economic panorama, built by numbers of companies delivering products with a huge high added-value : e.g. army technological providers, machine tool industry, luxury and watchmaker business, pharmaceutical and chemical businesses, as well an important growing number of cutting-edge IT services companies (secure cloud, encryption technologies, highly innovative start-ups).

Aim

The first edition of the “Cyber Espionage Awareness Day for Business” (CEAB) in Bucharest aims at providing privileged insights and practical guidelines to business representatives and decision makers beyond the usual first layer of cyber security protection. It is meant to provide information to participants in order to understand the nowadays Cyber espionage in business and to offer a platform of dialogue between experts in the field and the business communities.

The CEAB is meant to be a kick-off event that should be repeated periodically as the organizers believe that the rapid implementation of digitalization projects will highly be prioritized over the coming years, both in the private and public sectors. And so will increase the Cyber threats and digital espionage.

The congress will cover the following topics and threats:

  1. company policy vulnerability : use and abuse of IT, IoT and “smart” means during office time and in strategic board meetings; bringing personal smartphone everywhere
  2. unaware insider threat: an employee which smartphone contains a voice spyware
  3. unaware insider threat: an employee sharing vital info per mail as a consequence of hacked credentials of a colleague or superior (mail, etc.) 
  4. unaware insider threat : an employee discussing confidential information on Linkedin or other social networks with persons believed to be “colleagues” from similar companies (social engineering)
  5. unaware insider threat : an employee in business trip behaving like at the office (letting unwatched IT/IoT means in the hotel room, in the business lounge, accessing unsecure /not trustable public wifi networks etc.)
  6. malicious insider threat : an angry employee unveiling confidential information as a revenge following conflictual relationships within the companies
  7. criminal insider threat : a corrupted employee unveiling confidential information after being paid for doing it
  8. cyber-threat : from spywares in smartphones to hacking surveillance webcams and printers + intranet
  9. cyber-attacks : from malwares hiding spywares to brutal force attacks on the core system of a company
  10. other topics

Program

08:45-09:15 WELCOME DESK OPENED

09:15 : OFFICIAL OPENING: WELCOME SPEECHES

H.E. Arthur MATTLI, Ambassador of Switzerland to Romania (Host)
Florin GODEAN, President of the Swiss-Romania Chamber of Commerce (Host)
Laurent CHRZANOVSKI (Convener)

09:30: CONGRESS OPENING SPEECH

Dan CÎMPEAN, Director, Romanian National Cyber Security Directorate

09:45-10:15: PROJECTION OF THE MOVIE « IM VISIER » (IN THE LINE OF FIRE)

a 20′ Espionage Awareness movie produced by the Swiss Government,
specially subtitled in Romanian language for the event

10:15-11:15: PANEL 1

LAWS & STATES: PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THEIR IMPLICATION
IN AWARENESS-RAISING & FIGHT AGAINST BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGICAL CYBER-ESPIONAGE

MODERATOR: Mika LAUHDE

10:15: Panel Opening Speech : Mika LAUHDE, Cyber security and privacy expert

10:30-11:15: Debate between the participants and with the audience

– (TBN) Cyberint National Centre / Romanian Intelligence Services

– Daniel CUCIURIANU, Project Manager, Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC)

– Stéphane MORTIER, Deputy head of the Centre for Economic Security, French Gendarmerie

– Cătălin ZETU, Head of the Bureau for Investigation of Crimes against Information Systems, Romanian Police

– Patrick GHION, Geneva State Police, Head of the Regional Cyber Competence Centre for Western Switzerland

11:15-11:30: COFFEE BREAK

11:30-12:15: PANEL 2

BUSINESS ESPIONAGE AWARENESS: A COMPULSORY NEED

MODERATOR : Gérald VERNEZ

11:30: Panel Opening Speech : Gérald VERNEZ, Founder and Director, digiVolution Foundation, Switzerland

11:45-12:15: Debate between the participants and with the audience

– Mika LAUHDE, Cyber security and privacy expert

– Stéphane MORTIER, Deputy head of the Centre for Economic Security, French Gendarmerie

– Laurent CHRZANOVSKI, Founder & director, Cybersecurity Dialogues Events / CybersecurityTrends Magazine

12:15:13:00: BUSINESS ESPIONAGE: REAL CASES

MODERATOR : Stéphane MORTIER

12:15: Panel Opening Speech : Costin RAIU Director, GReAT, Kaspersky Romania (TBC) / or Mauro VIGNATI

12:30-13:00 Debate between the participants and with the audience

– Mauro VIGNATI, Adviser on New Digital Technologies of Warfare, ICRC, Switzerland

– Yvonne K. SERRATO, Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché of the FBI Office for Romania and Moldova

– Stéphane MORTIER, Deputy head of the Centre for Economic Security, French Gendarmerie

13:00-13:10: CONCLUSIONS

AND LAUNCH OF THE CYBERSECURITY TRENDS SPECIAL ISSUE (FR)

 

Short conclusion, by Hosts and Convener

Official launch of the French version of the Special edition of Cybersecurity Trends
dedicated to the event (Romanian, UK and Italian versions will follow during the summer)

13:10-14:30: LUNCHEON

The Embassy of Switzerland in Bucharest and the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Romania acting as hosts have designated Prof. Dr. Laurent Chrzanovski as Convener of the event. His tasks are to establish the program, to convene the speakers and panelists, to structure the event and to designate the moderators for the different segments of the event.  

Partners and supporters

Hosts

H.E. Arthur Mattli

Ambassador of Switzerland to Romania

Florin Godean

President of the CCER

Speakers

Cătălin Zetu

General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police (IGPR)

Dan Cîmpean

Head of the DNSC

Captain Patrick GHION

Geneva State Police and Regional Cyber Competence Centre for Western Switzerland

Daniel Cuciurianu

Project Manager at the C-PROC

Yvonne K. Serrato

Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché of the FBI Office for Romania and Moldova

Stéphane Mortier

Deputy head of the Centre for Economic Security and Protection of Enterprises, French Gendarmerie

G.al Anton Rog

Head of the Cyberint National Centre (SRI)

Gérald Vernez

Founder and Director, digiVolution Foundation, Switzerland

Mika Lauhde

Cyber Security and Privacy Professional

Costin G. Raiu

Director, GReAT, Kaspersky, Romania

Laurent Chrzanovski

Founder and Director, Cybersecurity Dialogues and Cybersecurity Trends