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13 Jun - 14 Jun Belgium and the Netherlands

The Cyber Security Challenge in Benelux

On the 13th and 14th of June 2013, Business Sweden will together with the Swedish embassies in Belgium and the Netherlands organize a seminar the theme “Cyber Security”

The objective is to highlight the area of cyber security and to promote an exchange of knowledge and experience between Sweden and Belgium. The focus will be on critical elements and challenges to cyber security and on what the possible solutions might be.

Much of the daily communication and commercial activity is now taking place through the internet; hence the threat from cyberspace is increasing, targeting citizens, businesses and governments at an increasingly growing rate. During recent years there has been an increased need and intensified discussion concerning the importance of security precautions.

The European countries are of the key targets because of their cutting-edge internet infrastructure and increasingly internet-based economies. The scale of cyber threats represents a considerable challenge to a wide range of different stakeholders as well as a significant menace to society.

In 2010 and 2012, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Belgium organized an event on the theme “Meeting the Security Challenge”. During those events participants highlighted the need and interest to discuss common challenges within cyber security.

A large amount of international organizations have their operations in The Hague and Brussels (e.g. NATO, Europol, UN-organs, EU-commission, The Council of the EU, EDA and EEAS), resulting in a large scale of cybercrime threats, requiring advanced protection. The Hague is ranked among the top 4 United Nations cities in the world and to further facilitate and contribute to the security cluster of The Hague region, initiatives such as The Hague Security Delta and The European Network for Cyber Security was initiated. The Ministry of Security and Justice in the Netherlands published a risk assessment report 2010, including determination that cyber safety will be a focus area over the coming years. In 2012 EU decided to establish a European cybercrime center within Europol located in the Hague, indicating the growing efforts being allocated within the area in the region.

13th of june: The Hague, The Netherlands
(Venue: The Swedish Ambassador’s Residence)

 

  • Welcome by the Swedish Ambassador

  • Key note speaker (European Network for Cyber Security and Europol)

  • Swedish Company Case Presentations

  • Lunch

  • Organized individual business meetings between Swedish companies and Dutch organizations

  • Transportation to Brussels

14th of june: Brussels, Belgium
(Venue: The Swedish Ambassador’s Residence)

 

  • Welcome by the Swedish Ambassador

  • Key note speakers (European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology and ENISA)

  • Swedish Company Case Presentations

  • Lunch

  • Organized individual business meetings between Swedish companies and Belgian organizations

For more information please contact: emil.akander@business-sweden.se

More information

For more information, please contact:

Emil Akander
Business Sweden
E: Emil Akander