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PROGRAMME for CANVAS conference is out: Value-driven Cybersecurity (VUB, 19 June 2019)

  • June 7, 2019

The CANVAS Consortium – Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity – during the three-year period actively contributed and shaped discussions on ways to attain value-driven cybersecurity regulation in the EU. Numerous deliverables were prepared, and a rich variety of dissemination events were held to address technical, legal, ethical and societal issues concerning the ever-expanding realm of cybersecurity regulation. To bring together different takes on the perception of cybersecurity, its regulation, ethical challenges and education, the CANVAS Consortium is organising the final conference.

The conference takes place on 19 June at the Lisbon Room (VUB/IES Campus, Pleinlaan 5, B-1050 Brussels), from 9:00 to 18:30. The attendance to the event (including lunch and reception) is free of charge. Please note that registration is required to facilitate catering.



Morning session Afternoon session

9:00 - 9:30

Reception & coffee

9:30 – 9:45

Opening word & recap of the CANVAS project

Markus Christen, University of Zurich

13:30 – 14:30

Ethical dilemmas of identifying and reporting data vulnerabilities, incidents and data breaches


Karine de Silva, Morrison & Foerster

James Caffrey, DG Connect, European Commission

Moderator: Lina Jasmontaite, LSTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

9:45 – 10:30

Mapping the cybersecurity domain in the EU


Eva Schlehahn, Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel DPA)

Nicole van der Meulen, Europol

Aristotelis Tzafalias, DG Connect, European Commission

Moderator: Maša Galič, TILT, Tilburg University


Politics in cyberspace: political communication v. propaganda

Discussant: Seumas Miller,  Charles Sturt University/ TU Delft/ University of Oxford

Responder: Vagelis Papakonstantinou, LSTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Cybersecurity in the European Union: Resilience through Regulation

Keynote by Ramses Wessel, Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

15:45 – 17:00

Taking cybersecurity forward by building competence centres


Thibaud Antignac, The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (SPARTA)

David Goodman, TDL (CyberSec4Europe)

Wim Mees, Royal Military Academy (ECHO)

Vassilis Prevelakis, Technical Universityof Braunschweig (CONCORDIA)


Teaching value-sensitive cybersecurity


Dominik Herrmann, University of Bamberg

Gwen Morgan, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University

Moderator: Alberto Blanco-Justicia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

17:00 – 17:15

Wrap up & next steps for the cybersecurity domain

Gloria González Fuster, LSTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

12:30 – 13:30


17:15 – 18:30







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