CyberSec4Europe Online Panel Discussion – 9 July 2020

On 12 September 2018, the European Commission proposed a regulation establishing a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and a Network of National Coordination Centres. Its aim is to improve EU cybersecurity and resilience, enhance and strengthen the EU’s cybersecurity capacity, stimulating the European cybersecurity technological and industrial ecosystem and coordinating and pooling relevant EU resources. Two years later aspects of the proposal continue to be discussed between the European Parliament, the Member States and the Commission supported by the four pilot projects, including CyberSec4Europe. This evening’s session explored through insights and discussion how the Competence Centre and Network will unfold during the German EU Presidency and beyond.


18.30 Session opened

19.00 Welcome:

  • Lucia Puttrich, Hessian Minister of European and Federal Affairs and Representative of the State of Hessen at the Federal Government
  • Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, CyberSec4Europe Co-ordinator

19.10 Panel Discussion: Realising Europe’s Cybersecurity Strengths and Capacity for the 2020s


  • Tamara Tafra, Previous Chair of the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues, Counsellor for Cyber Issues at the Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU
  • Rasmus Andresen, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur Cybersecurity Competence Network Centre Regulation
  • Miguel González-Sancho, Head of Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Andreas Könen, Head of Cyber and Information Security, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director, ENISA
  • Moderator: David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life

20.30 Session ends

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