Over the last seven years, the Cybersecurity Coalition has hosted CyberNext DC in Washington, D.C., a policy summit that brings together experts from industry and the government to discuss some of the most pressing cyber policy issues. We’ve hosted high profile speakers from the U.S. government, including Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger and CISA Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Eric Goldstein, as well as numerous industry executives and experts. 

This year, the Cybersecurity Coalition is hosting the inaugural CyberNext Brussels conference on March 21. The European Union (EU) has cemented itself as a key player in cybersecurity policy development with the passage of the NIS2 Directive, the certification schemes stemming from its Cyber Security Act and, of course, the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). 

The event takes place as the EU is at an inflection point: beginning the implementation process for several tech regulations, including the CRA and the AI Act, as well as with the upcoming Parliamentary elections. The next five years will be critical in setting a strong basis for European cybersecurity as the EU moves to implement this plethora of new cybersecurity and technology regulations.

At CyberNext Brussels, the Cybersecurity Coalition will be launching a roadmap for European cybersecurity 2024-2029 outlining actions to text over the next five years. The roadmap is divided into three main buckets:

  • The first expounds on the steps that need to be taken most immediately to ensure a stronger European cybersecurity ecosystem and a readiness to address cyber incidents. 
  • The second bucket stresses the need for stronger international cooperation to support collective defense and more resilient cybersecurity. 
  • The final bucket sets a basis for long term cyber resilience, particularly through the intersection of cybersecurity and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. 

The day-long event will delve deeper into many of these topics through discussion with prominent members of the European cybersecurity community, including EU member states, the EU Parliament, the EU Commission, industry, and academia. These policymakers, leading industry practitioners, and academic experts will gather to reflect on the current state of cybersecurity policy in Europe, ongoing EU legislative efforts, and ways to strengthen the European cyber ecosystem. 

Panels will specifically feature discussions around the Cyber Resilience Act, international cooperation, Vulnerability Equities Processes (also known as Government Vulnerability Disclosure), Quantum, and removing unsupported devices from critical infrastructure. The agenda can be found here and attendees can register for the free event here

Ines Jordan-Zoob & Alice Hubbard

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