The second edition of the Cybersecurity Conference took place in Sibiu, Romania, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd this month.
More than 200 security experts, state officials and legal experts have gathered from all over Europe to discuss the current state of internet security as well as the future threats and best practices to avoid them.
Laurent Chrzaovski, independent Historian & Cultural Events Manager & Daniela Chrzanovski, general director of swiss webacademy partenered up with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), along with the Swiss Embassy in Romania and the CERT-RO in order to to establish a dialogue between the private and public sector, with the help of state officials and law experts.
The event was packed with people and overflowing with great ideas and intriguing insights. The International Telecommunication Union, UTI, The Romanian Information Service, Dell, Bitdefender, McAffee, Cyber Security Research Center and others had sent their best cybersecurity experts to represent them.
On the 1st there was a pre-conference training day (with official attestation), tailor-suited for non-technical decision-makers like CETs and CEOs, designed to provide them the necessary basic background and awareness by interacting as much as possible with the conference key-speakers.
And because there is no security without privacy and vice versa, CyberGhost VPN was right there, proposing a whole new perspective to the concept of cyberthreats: mass surveillance as an impedance on the development of a free open market, interpersonal relationships, and a healthy sense of self.
After everything was said and done, I had the honor of being invited to a great Romanian Gala dinner that was flawlessly orchestrated, from food to music and activities. Towards the morning, the most courageous of us have stepped on the stage for some good old fashioned karaoke.
Among the sponsors of the event were: Dell, palo alto networks, Safe Tech, BISS, Bitdefender, certSign and Check Point.