International Conference - How safe is your business

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International Conference - How S@fe is your Business?
International Conference - How S@fe is your Business?
Project Cyberethics, RiskTrack
Place FILOXENIA Conference Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
Date(s) 2/02/2017
Type of participants Representatives of all major cyber security business as well as the business world of Cyprus;
Number of participants >200
Total Duration 1/2 day
Link(s) Link(s) to press release(s)

The international conference How S@fe is your Business took place at the premises of the FILOXENIA Conference Center on February 2nd, 2017. The conference has been co-organized by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute as an activity of the Cyberethics: Cyprus Safer Internet Center as well as in the context of the RiskTrack project.


It is estimated that 43 per cent of cyber attacks target SMEs. Cybercrime costs are projected to reach €2 trillion euro by 2019 whereas 19 per cent of Business in the EU admitted that they have been attacked. Sixty eight percent of funds are lost as a result of a cyber attack and these funds were declared unrecoverable. In 2015 there were 38 per cent more security incidents detected than in 2014 while only 38 per cent of global organisations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyberattack. To efficiently respond to this threat, the conference brought together distinguished experts in the field of cybersecurity and cyber-awareness who unfolded the current cyber risks and challenges that companies face nowadays while elaborating on solutions that could strengthen their immunity to cyberattacks.



09:30 Welcoming / Introductions. : Mr Phidias Pilides, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 -ECSO and the European Public Private Partnership on Cybersecurity, Mr Luigi Rebuffi  Secretary General, European Cybersecurity Organization (ECSO) [1] 
-The Cybersecurity Strategy of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr George Michaelides Commissioner, OCECPR - Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation [2]


 Moderator:Yiannis Laouris, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute 
-Cybersecurity-Threats in the Digital Era, Mr Tassos Procopiou Partner, Consulting, PwC [3]
-Cybersecurity Challenges of Financial Institutions in Cyprus, Mr Leonidas Hadjimitses Head of Group Information Security, Hellenic Bank [4]
-What got us here, won’t get us there, Mr Angelos Printezis Manager, IthacaLabs™ , Odyssey [5]
-A dive into the Underground Markets, Mr Alexis Michael Information Security Consultant [6]


 Moderator: Mr George Demetriou, Vice President Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry 
-The Human factor in Cyber Security Mr Andreas Andreou, CNTI CyberΕthics [7]
-Where are we heading in the cyber domain? Trends, insights and possible solutions Mr Zori Kor, Former Head of the Technology Department in the National Information Security Authority in Israel [8]
-Best Practices, Mr Alvaro Ortigosa Spanish Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security (UAM) [9]

14:00 CLOSING REMARKS Mr Marios Tsiakkis, Secretary General, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry


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