eu-LISA hosts Industry Roundtable on cyber resilience of EU IT systems

​On 1-2 June 2023, the eu-LISA Industry Roundtable "Looking Ahead – Ensuring cyber-resilience of EU IT systems against emerging threats" will take place in Stockholm. The event will also be streamed online for registered participants. 

The eu-LISA Industry Roundtable will focus on new technologies, best practices, and frameworks developed and deployed by industry, Member States and other stakeholders to enhance the digital security of IT systems against cyber threats. It will seek to elaborate on solutions to secure all layers of information systems.

On the first day, participants will discuss recent developments in the cybersecurity policy and regulatory landscape at EU and national levels. The second day will be dedicated to practical solutions to tackle cybersecurity challenges.

The event will address, among others, solutions for real-time detection of potential or actual cybersecurity incidents, and solutions for rapid, efficient and coordinated responses to identified vulnerabilities. Novel privacy-friendly data protection methodologies for efficient encryption will also be discussed, as well as best practices and solutions for protecting the applications and infrastructures used by Europe's large-scale IT systems. Participants will also look at innovations already introduced by Member States and other key stakeholders in order to anticipate, protect against and, if necessary, respond to cybersecurity threats, with the aim of making the new interoperable ecosystem of European IT systems as digitally secure as possible.

"With the introduction of the EES and ETIAS, and in particular with the implementation of web-services, the Agency's cybersecurity landscape will change significantly. We will effectively move from operating in a controlled environment to one open to possible cyber threats, including those from highly coordinated actors. We must therefore be prepared to protect our systems with all the effective and innovative tools at our disposal. I hope that this Industry Roundtable will help us, and our stakeholders, to meet this challenge," says Agnès Diallo, Executive Director of eu-LISA.

This edition of the eu-LISA Industry Roundtable provides a platform for all stakeholders involved in protecting the digital security of Europe's large-scale IT systems, with a special focus on industry, to present and discuss the latest innovations in business processes and technological developments that can improve the overall digital security of the systems. It will also provide an opportunity for debate, exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge based on practical experience and best practices, with the ultimate aim of finding the best solutions to enhance the security of the systems, thus ensuring freedom of movement for travellers crossing Schengen borders, mobility within Schengen and unimpeded cooperation between law enforcement and judicial authorities in the EU.

The Agency has a long history of hosting events for industry, focusing on solutions to facilitate and advance the technical aspects of eu-LISA's core business. Starting in 2014 with close to 50 participants, the event has grown in both size and scope over the years, with 300+ representatives from national authorities, EU institutions, industry, academia and NGOs registered for the current edition.

Background Information

The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), was established in 2011 as a long-term solution to the management of large-scale information systems in the European Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) landscape. The Agency became operational, de facto, in 2012. Today, it is at the forefront of Europe's information-driven border management and internal security, providing the expertise needed to manage and develop JHA large-scale IT systems and their respective communication infrastructure, on a 24/7 basis. The headquarters of eu-LISA are in Tallinn (Estonia), operational management is carried out in Strasbourg (France) and a backup site is located in Sankt Johann im Pongau (Austria). The Agency also has a liaison office in Brussels (Belgium).

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