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Boosting EU cyber resilience: awareness and information

18 October 2017 | 15h30 – 19h00
Thon Hotel Brussels | Rue de la Loi 75


As recent global cyber attacks have demonstrated, it is crucial for our increasingly interconnected society to strengthen its cyber security and resilience. Insurers play a key role in this process, by providing a range of services, such as awareness raising, assistance, mitigation and financial compensation when attacks do occur.

The effective fight against cyber threats requires cooperation between different stakeholders, including public authorities and insurers in particular. The event will discuss ways to strengthen this cooperative effort.

Keynote speeches on ways to increase awareness of cyber threats will be followed by a panel discussion on how to ensure insurability of these risks, in light of new EU legislation (i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation and the Network and Information Systems Directive). The panel discussion will focus on how cyber resilience can be supported through regulatory action, and the role of insurance in this process.


15:30 Welcome by Michaela Koller, director general, Insurance Europe
Presentation of the insurance sector's activities and national case studies

15:40 Keynote speech
Priorities of the Estonian EU Presidency in the fight against cyber threats
Luukas Kristjan Ilves, Counsellor for Digital Affairs, Head of Section, Estonian permanent representation to the EU 

15:55 Keynote speech
What can be done to raise awareness at EU and national level?
Luc Hendrickx, director for enterprise policy and legal affairs, UEAPME

16:10 Keynote speech
The need to increase resilience against cyber-related threats – the priorities of the OECD
Leigh Wolfrom, policy analyst, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

16:25 Panel discussion
The use of and access to data generated by breach reporting under the NIS Directive and GDPR

  • Jakub Boratynski, head of unit on cybersecurity, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Cora van Nieuwenhuizen MEP
  • Philippe Derieux, Head of P&C New Business Models, Axa; vice chair, General Insurance Committee, Insurance Europe
  • Paul Breitbarth, Director of EU Certification Research & Senior Solutions Advisor, NYMITY

Moderator: Leigh Wolfrom, OECD

18:00 Networking cocktail


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Published 18 October 2017
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Amélie Chantrenne
Amélie Chantrenne
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