NATO, EU & Industry Cooperation on Cyber Security | 28 June 2017, European Parliament


A Transatlantic Exchange of Best Practices.

Brussels, European Parliament, June 28, 2017 – 16.15h
Conference Room JAN 2Q2 
In coordination with 

Mr. Andreas SCHWAB (EPP)               Mr. Nicola DANTI (S&D)



This Conference is Supported by




Following the Technical Arrangement on Cyber Defence, the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) in partnership with MUST & Partners will host at the European Parliament in Brussels on 28th June 2017 the conference “NATO, EU & INDUSTRY: COOPERATION ON CYBER-SECURITY. A Transatlantic Exchange of Best Practices.” to discuss how effective NATO-EU cooperation can achieve greater cyber security.

This conference aims to bring together experts, policy makers, officials, and industry representatives to discuss the progress and implementation of enhanced cooperation between NATO and the EU in light of the recent Technical Arrangement on Cyber Defence. Panelists will analyze the best practices already being used by their respective nations, institutions, and organizations to provide specific policy recommendations in order to implement a cooperative cyber security strategy within the context of a more effective NATO-EU partnership.

This discussion will provide a unique and high-profile opportunity for senior level professionals from NATO, EU, Think-Tanks, NGOs, and industries to discuss challenges and find common solutions to cybersecurity, and will serve as a force multiplier for NATO – EU cooperation.

Welcoming Remarks
Mr. Nicola DANTI
S&D Coordinator, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Opening Remarks
Prof. Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI
President, Atlantic Treaty Association

Key Note Address
Dr. Jamie SHEA
Deputy Assistant Secretary General, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division

Mr. Brooks TIGNER
Chief Policy Analyst, Security Europe


Special Session
The Vulnerability of Cyber Space: A Practical Demonstration
Mr. Ryan M. GILLIS
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy & Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks


Panel: Implementation of NATO & EU’s Strategy in the Field of Cyber Security: What Role for the Private Sector?

Cyber security is critical for nations, businesses and individuals; however, existing cyber policy varies significantly between nations and international organizations, creating different approaches that have left several domains vulnerable such as national security and individual data protection. The risk of a devastating cyber-attack against critical infrastructure is very real, and lack of the ability to protect the digital market place and privacy of individuals puts modern society in danger when conducting online communications, money transactions and sensitive information sharing. In this framework, the Technical Arrangement on Cyber Security between NATO & EU and the 42-concrete proposal for a better implementation of the NATO-EU cooperation are decisive steps in the right direction to ensuring a resilient and defendable cyberspace for the Euro-Atlantic region. Panelists will discuss modern challenges and provide audiences with case studies and best practices to explain the added value of a more effective partnership with the public sector to enhance the resilience of cyberspace for governments and their citizens.

Mr. Andreas SCHWAB
EPP Coordinator, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Mr. Gianni CUOZZO
CEO, Aspisec

Ms. Chelsey SLACK
Cyber Defence Section, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division

Dr. Chris DONNELLY (Invited)
Director, Institute for Statecraft

‎Senior Manager of Cybersecurity Policy, Microsoft

Concluding Remarks
Sir. Julian KING
Commissioner, Security Union


Cocktail Reception and Networking Hosted by ENTER
Ing. Mariano CUNIETTI
CTO and Cloud & Hosting BU Manager, ENTER