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Industry Roundtable to Explore Cloud Technologies' Impact on EU Public Sector'-Impact-on-EU-Public-Sector.aspxIndustry Roundtable to Explore Cloud Technologies' Impact on EU Public Sector10/06/2024 21:00:00<p>​The next edition of the eu-LISA <a href="">Industry Roundtable entitled “Going to the Cloud: Why it matters for the EU public sector and how to make it work"</a> will take place on 11-12 June in Antwerp, Belgium, and will also be streamed online. The event is being organised in cooperation with the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will feature discussions from industry experts and EU institutions.</p><p>The two-day event will focus on the growing importance of cloud technologies in transforming public sector operations. Cloud solutions have experienced a surge in popularity due to their potential to increase efficiency, reduce costs and revolutionise service The Industry Roundtable will serve as a platform to address pressing issues and explore opportunities within the evolving cloud landscape. Key topics on the agenda include:</p><ul><li>Ensuring security, privacy and sovereignty in cloud adoption.</li><li>Addressing the challenges of interoperability and standardisation.</li><li>Presenting cloud adoption models tailored to the EU public sector.</li><li>Evaluating on-premises hosting versus off-premises and hybrid hosting strategies.</li><li>Optimise network performance and responsiveness for seamless cloud integration.</li><li>Driving digital transformation and innovation through cloud technologies.</li></ul><p>Through engaging presentations and discussions, the roundtable aims to provide participants with valuable insights into the EU's stance on cloud technologies, the diverse range of cloud options available, and the practical experiences from industry and other public sector organisations. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how cloud solutions can be strategically applied to their unique use cases to deliver tangible benefits and efficiencies.<br></p><p>The event will feature distinguished speakers and thought leaders from various sectors:</p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Day One Highlights:<br></h3><ul><li>Opening remarks by <strong>Agnès Diallo</strong>, eu-LISA Executive Director and <strong>Philippe Rosseel</strong>, representing the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU</li><li>Keynote presentation by <strong>Georgii Dubynskyi</strong> the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine</li><li>Session I “Setting the Scene”, featuring <strong>Manuel Mateo Goyet</strong> from DG CNECT of the European Commission and <strong>Uku Särekanno</strong> from Frontex</li><li>Panel discussion featuring experts from DG CNECT, Frontex, and eu-LISA</li><li>Session II “Cloud sovereignty: the hyperscalers’ perspective” including OVHcloud, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Oracle.</li></ul><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Day Two Agenda:</h3><ul><li>Session III “Exploring cloud security and privacy with contributions from the EU Agency for Cybersecurity”, featuring T-Systems, Red Hat Inc, Amazon Web Services, and Nutanix</li><li>Session IV “Sovereign cloud adoption models and interoperability” will provide insights from Cloud Acceleration Service, EMA, NTT DATA, Thales, Accenture, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise</li><li>Session V “Sovereign cloud as an enabler of innovation and digital transformation”, featuring case studies from Spain’s Digital Transformation of the Justice Administration, Fujitsu, Dynatrace, and OpenNebula Systems.</li></ul><h2>Background information<br></h2><p>The eu-LISA Industry Roundtable aims to bring together industry representatives, Member States’ authorities and EU institutions; providing a forum for eu-LISA stakeholders to exchange views on developments of different technologies in particular when applied to the migration and home affairs’ domain.</p><p>Industry experts contribute through presentations on the selected topic, featuring their experiences, pioneering technologies, products and services addressing the Member States’ capability gaps in the specific area of interest.<br></p><p>eu-LISA currently operates three large-scale IT systems – Eurodac, the Schengen Information System (<a href="">SIS</a>), the Visa Information System (<a href="">VIS</a>) – and is working on the development the Entry/Exit System (<a href="">EES</a>), the European Travel Information Authorisation System (<a href="">ETIAS</a>). These systems are being built and adapted to ensure interoperability - improved access to information stored in EU information systems and identity management at an EU level. In addition, the Agency’s portfolio has been enlarged within the justice domain: with the development of the European Criminal Records Information System - Third-Country Nationals (<a href="">ECRIS-TCN</a>), the management of <a href="">e-CODEX</a> and the development of the Collaboration Platform for Joint Investigation Teams (JITs).<br></p>
EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security publishes first report on encryption Innovation Hub for Internal Security publishes first report on encryption09/06/2024 21:00:00<p>Today, the <a href="">EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security</a> publishes its first report on encryption. The report highlights the importance of recognising the benefits of encryption for privacy, while acknowledging the challenges this technology poses in the fight against serious organised crime and terrorism. The aim is to promote a constructive discussion on encryption and to find a balanced solution to protect individuals and society from malicious actors.  </p><p>The report has been prepared in cooperation with <a href="">Europol</a>, <a href="">Eurojust</a>, eu-LISA, the <a href="">EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator</a> and <a href="">the European Commission's Directorates-General Joint Research Centre</a> (DG JRC) and <a href="">Migration and Home Affairs</a> (DG HOME). </p><p>Data protection is at the core of eu-LISA's mandate and as such an absolute priority for the Agency. In this area, data encryption plays a key role in providing an extra layer of security for the sensitive information managed by the Agency. For this reason, eu-LISA is proud to have contributed to the first encryption report of the EU Innovation Hub, together with other members of the Hub. The report also highlights the important role of the EU Innovation Hub for the internal security community.</p><p>Among other contributions to the EU Innovation Hub's first encryption report, eu-LISA is the lead author of the section on biometric encryption, which provides a general overview of the current state of the art in biometric template protection approaches, one of the most researched topics in the field of biometric recognition today.</p><p>Key findings from the report include:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The necessity of establishing legal frameworks for lawful access to data and the use of encrypted communications in judicial proceedings to strike a balance between privacy and security.</li><li>The need for continued research and monitoring on cryptography-related technologies, such as telecommunications (5G, 6G networks), biometrics, DNS, blockchain, and quantum computing, to ensure both lawful access to data and privacy.</li><li>The importance of collaboration with academia and private industry in developing new tools to aid law enforcement investigations without compromising overall communication security.</li><li>The dual role of artificial intelligence solutions in supporting and challenging law enforcement efforts against serious and organised crime, necessitating a multifaceted and collaborative approach.</li><li>The potential of quantum computing to enhance investigations, alongside its threat to encryption, requiring a swift transition to post-quantum cryptography.</li></ul><p>For more information on the report and its findings, please visit the <a href="/Publications/Reports/EU_Innovation_Hub_First%20Report%20on%20Encryption.pdf">Publications - Reports</a> section of our website.<br></p>
Eurojust and eu-LISA discuss closer cooperation to support digitalisation of justice across Europe and eu-LISA discuss closer cooperation to support digitalisation of justice across Europe06/03/2024 22:00:00<p><a href=""><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">​Eurojust</span></a><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"> and </span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">eu-LISA  will strengthen their coordination as EU Agencies to support the digitalisation of judicial cooperation across the European Union. During a visit to The Hague by eu-LISA Executive Director Ms Agnès Diallo, the discussions focused on the advantages of closer cooperation in support of the<a href=""> Digital Criminal Justice initiative</a>.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">This cooperation could, for example, focus on ensuring the interoperability of EU-wide digital systems with those of national authorities, the implementation of the Joint Investigation Teams Collaboration Platform and the European Criminal Records Information System – Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN), as well as the possible use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of judicial cooperation.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Executive Director of eu-LISA Ms<strong> Agnès Diallo</strong> stated: <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">‘Digitalisation of the EU’s justice system has the potential to bring immense value to professionals and users. eu-LISA shares this strong vision and is fully committed to working with all its partners and stakeholders to make it a success. This is what we are continuously building together with Eurojust, ultimately for the benefit of EU citizens.’</span></span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Eurojust President Mr <strong>Ladislav Hamran</strong> said: ‘<span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">New technologies shape the future of our societies, and it is important for prosecutors and judges to keep in step. I therefore consider closer cooperation with eu-LISA vital for Eurojust’s work, and its support will be crucial in making tomorrow’s cross-border judicial cooperation across the European Union a reality.’</span></span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">In addition, the development by eu-LISA of a specific collaboration platform for joint investigation teams (JITs CP) will provide a secure and efficient tool for the exchange of information between the different cross-border teams, which together with the vital support provided by Eurojust, will concretely streamline their work.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Furthermore, in 2024, eu-LISA will be entrusted with the operational management and further development of e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange (e-CODEX), the flagship project of EU e-Justice, a technological innovation that today represents the ‘gold standard’ for secure and reliable cross-border digital communication and information exchange, and whose functionalities will grow over time to effectively support the mission of Eurojust and serve the justice community at large.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Specific attention in today’s meeting between Ms Diallo and Mr Hamran was further given to the broader support that eu-LISA, as the EU Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice can provide to Eurojust, the Digital Criminal Justice initiative and ECRIS-TCN.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">In 2020, the European Commission asked Eurojust to roll out a state-of-the-art project, in order to create an EU-wide digital platform that would enable Eurojust and judicial authorities in the Member States to exchange critical information on criminal investigations rapidly and efficiently. As part of these efforts, Eurojust was asked to roll out a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure for the European judiciary.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Ms Diallo and Mr Hamran also discussed the Presidency of eu-LISA of the Justice and Home Affairs Agency Network (<a href="">JHAAN</a>) this year. The JHAAN Presidency rotates annually, and the chairing by eu-LISA will provide a further opportunity to strengthen collaboration with Eurojust.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/EJ---EU-Lisa-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:705px;height:486px;" /><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-References"><em>Ms Agnès Diallo and Mr Ladislav Hamran</em></span></p>
eu-LISA hosts Industry Roundtable on cyber resilience of EU IT systems hosts Industry Roundtable on cyber resilience of EU IT systems31/05/2023 21:00:00<p>​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. </p><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p><p>"<em>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,</em>" says <strong>Agnès Diallo</strong>, Executive Director of eu-LISA.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><h2>Background Information</h2><p>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).<br></p><p><br></p><h2>Photo Gallery<br></h2><p><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/My%20project-1%20(30).png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><h2><br></h2><h2><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/My%20project-1%20(29).png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/My%20project-1%20(28).png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></h2><h2><span class="ms-rteStyle-References"><em class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Photo credit: Pax Engström</em></span><br></h2><h2><br></h2><h2>Further information:</h2><ul><li> <a href="">eu-LISA Industry Roundtable Website</a> </li><li> <a href="">eu-LISA's Core Activities</a> </li></ul><br>