European Movement Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted an online event ‘A Secure Future: Cybersecurity and the EU’. This was the final event in our three-part series of events for 2021 with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung which offered a range of different perspectives on the issues and opportunities that impact Ireland and its global relationships.
This event examined the growing importance of Cybersecurity across EU policy areas. The panel analysed the role of the EU Cybersecurity Strategy in promoting cyber resilience, safeguarding data and keeping the online economy secure. The panel discussed issues concerning prevention, securing critical infrastructure and protecting intellectual property, while also developing capabilities to respond and equipping organisations and citizens. The event also looked at the experiences of EU Member States and the recent attack on the Irish Health Service.
Jo De Muynck, Head of Operational Cooperation Unit, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
John Reyels, Head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, German Federal Foreign Office
Brian Honan, CEO & Principal Consultant, BH Consulting Cybersecurity & Data Protection
Welcome address: Matthias Barner, Director of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK & Ireland
Moderator: Noelle O Connell, CEO of EM Ireland