New Threats
International cooperation on cyber-security

Evening Debate

Thursday, 10 May 2012
Thon Hotel EU, Brussels

17:15 Registration opens

18:00-19:30 Debate
This debate will build on the conclusions of the SDA's recently released report “Cyber-security: The vexed question of global rules” and will examine the international cooperation mechanisms both in place and urgently needed. What obstacles still stand in the way of improving cooperation and what role should be played by international and regional organisations? What are the legal difficulties that stand in the way of greater cyber-security, and how do governments plan to reconcile the rights of citizens with their own concerns over national security?

19:30-20:00 Cocktail

Gerard De Graaf, Director Audiovisual, Media, Internet, DG INFSO, European Commission
Troels Oerting, Assistant Director of Operations, EUROPOL
Chris M. Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Office of the Secretary of State, US Department of State

Jeffrey C. Snyder, Vice President Cyber Programs, Raytheon

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Cyber Security Policy Advisor, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Moderated by Giles Merritt, Director of Security & Defence Agenda 

Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva
Head of Unit, Internet, Network and Information Security, European Commission
Troels Oerting
Assistant Director of Operations, European Police Office (Europol)
Chris M.E. Painter
Coordinator for Cyber Issues, United States Department of State
Jeffrey C. Snyder
Vice President Cyber Programs, Raytheon
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar
Cyber Security Policy Advisor, European External Action Service (EEAS)