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BIC June 2012 Workshop report now available

The full report of the BIC workshops held on 21-22nd June 2012 in Brussels is now available. The first day of the workshop covered the challenges associated with cross domain coordination of International cooperation (INCO) and the second day covered the technical themes specifically in Trustworthy ICT and INCO. The report gives a comprehensive description of both days with a focus on agreed strategies and concrete results. The report can be downloaded by clicking here –> Final Report of Workshop.

More details on the workshop including presentations made can be found at the event web page.

OWASP InfoSec India Conference 2012, on 24-25 August, 2012 in Delhi NCR, India.

OWASP India is holding its annual international information security conference, OWASP InfoSec India Conference 2012 – “India’s Cyber Security Kumbh”, on 24-25 August, 2012 in Delhi NCR, India.

With past successful editions, OWASP events in India have become a distinguished platform to bring industry leaders, InfoSec professionals, developers, regulators and high-profile officials from defence and security establishments together from around the world.

The venue for “OWASP InfoSec India Conference 2012″ is Hotel Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), India.

The BIC project is holding a presentation session on international approaches to Critical information infrastructure protection and building international cooperation on 24th August 2012.

SecurIT 2012, the Security Conference on Internet of Things (IoT) was held on 17-19th August 2012 in Kollam, India

SecurIT 2012, the Security Conference on Internet of Things (IoT) was held on 17-19th August 2012 at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus in Amritapuri, Kollam, India. The conference brought together professionals from government, industry verticals such as security solutions companies, automobile, mobile and wireless companies and Academics from universities and research labs to participate and contribute towards:

  • Providing concrete instances of systems where security is essential;
  • Providing threat models, mitigate risks, and provide ways to defending the Internet of Thing systems;
  • Establishing a “security test bed cloud” for Internet of Things (IoT) industry.

ICT Work programme 2013 Information day for EU-Japan R&D

A number of important events have taken place between the European Commission and EU research communities with Japan (MIC/NICT) over the last few years in the “Future Internet” domain. This work has led to the organisation of an EU-Japan coordinated call that is part of the the research Work Programme 2013.

The whole work programme is subject of an information day in Warsaw, Poland on 26 and 27 September. See information at:

Concerning the EU-Japan R&D activity, a dedicated page has been opened where you can submit your ideas, partner search, and take this opportunity to be part of the EU-Japan networking session that takes place on 27 September 2012.

You will find the relevant additional information at:

Annual Privacy Forum 2012 (APF’2012), 10-11 October,2012, Limassol, Cyprus: Provisional programme and registration available

On 10th and 11th of October 2012, ENISA is organising in collaboration with DG CONNECT, University of Cyprus and Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU the Annual Privacy Forum 2012 (APF’2012). The provisional programme is available on the WEBSITE and REGISTRATION is now available.
Important dates
Forum days: 10th and 11th of October 2012
Registration: by end of September 2012

BIC Workshops held on 21-22nd June 2012

The successful BIC workshops, whose main purpose was enhancing coordination and information sharing across the variety of bi-lateral International Cooperation (INCO)
activities sponsored by the European Commission, were held on 21st and 22nd June 2012 in Brussels. As BIC spans multiple countries with a unique multi-lateral profile, this particular workshop was designed by BIC to bring together multiple projects and stakeholders that are already engaged in International cooperation with the intent to:
• Explore the insights and common experiences across projects;
• Identifying, discussing and assessing (a) key challenges, issues and priorities; and
(b) mechanisms for international cooperation that are already available;
• Explore possible synergistic approaches for mutual collaboration, cooperation and organising future joint INCO research activities and its supporting programmes.

This set of BIC workshops over two days focussed on both the strategic multi-lateral coordination of the cross domain activities within international cooperation and the tactical bi-lateral activities underway in Trustworthy ICT. The event was the launching workshops of the three BIC Working Groups (WGs):
1. WG1. Human oriented /citizen trust, privacy and security, which focuses on topics related to a multi-disciplinary approach for international cooperation amongst all stakeholders;
2. WG2. Network Information security / Cybersecurity, which focuses on topics related to the need for international cooperation for enabling the protection of networks and systems;
3. WG3. Programme /funding focus/ identify community, which focuses on the requirements, processes, mechanisms and barriers to enable collaboration opportunities.

BIC Workshop 21-22nd June 2012

BIC Working group 2. Network Information Security / Cybersecurity

BIC Workshop delegate information package now available

A delegate information pack of the BIC event being held on 21-22nd June 2012 in Brussels is available for download. The package contains more information on venue details, terms of reference and agendas for both days and can be found at BIC_WS_info_21-22June2012.

The Digital Agenda Assembly – Online engagement is very much welcomed from the trust and security constituency

The European Commission would like the trust and security community to actively participate on the online consultation on the European Strategy for Internet Security at:

The online activities are particularly focused on nine topics:

1. Convergent media platforms

2. High-speed connections

3. E-commerce

4. Social media

5. Data and content

6. Cloud

7. Security

8. Innovation and entrepreneurs

9. Jobs and skills

To follow the discussions, just click on the relevant workshop. To take part in the discussion, choose a topic/workshop and login.

The aim is to collectively identify relevant evidence, inspiring examples and insights for policy action relevant to the Digital Agenda, focusing on the 9 key topics listed above. These discussions will feed into the Digital Agenda Assembly on 21 and 22 June in Brussels and the mid-term review of the Digital Agenda to be published later in the year.

From the people participating in the online discussion, there will be selected up to 5 persons from each topic and invite them to the Assembly, i.e. the persons making the most valuable contributions. For every intervention you can click on the “interesting!” button (similar to the “like” in Facebook). Participants are asked to signal any interesting intervention by clicking on the button.

So, have your say in the debates going on in each group; bring evidence and inspiring examples; and signal which interventions are most valuable.

The Digital Agenda Assembly website is here:

Vice-President Neelie Kroes announced the DAA12 online activities in her blog 19 April:

The general DAA12 blog is found here:

Please be invited to post your comments.

For Twitter activities, there are the following general hashtags: #DA12 and #DigitalAgenda. In addition there are hashtags for each of the workshops, to be found at the DAA website or here:


Registration facilities for the BIC WGs workshops 21-22nd June 2012 now available

Registration (free) facilities for the BIC WGs workshops are now available by clicking on the Event button  . For more information on the workshops, please click here

SYNCHRONISER project’s contribution to EC’s Green Paper

The European Commission presented a Green Paper which proposes major changes to EU research and innovation funding to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money. Commission is seeking the views of all interested individuals and organizations on these proposed changes and on the specific questions set out in the Green Paper.
The SYNCHRONISER project has provided its recommendations and views to the ‘Green Paper’. The project’s Position paper on International Cooperation in the Common Strategic Framework can be downloaded here.

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