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There is no future without development, and this is not achieved without a digital environment and integrated technologies. In this scope there are no borders between countries or between the public and private sectors neither between the various economic and industrial activities. There is only customized knowledge, communication, interaction, progress and evolution. As a consequence, there is a challenge concerning security and risk reduction in the operation and maintenance process.

Cyberattacks in 2018 are ranked among the top three threats facing the world, according to the World Economic Forum.

Cyber security should be seen as an integral part of overall management against the increasing trend of threats both in scope and complexity.

Maritime sector

Cyber security is now a priority in the shipping sector, as it is an interesting yet sensitive target for cyber attacks.
It is proven that 90% of global trade is transported by merchant ships, increasingly dependent on digital and operational technology, coupled with the vast network of service providers, while port management also plays a central role in the supply chain of the globalized market and real impact in the daily lives of most of the world’s population.

Oil & Gas sector

Cybersecurity is a top priority for Upstream, Midstream and Downstream functions in the Oil & Gas industry.
From wells to terminals & fuel stations, throughout the full value chain, a huge attack surface is created which could lead to economic or life losses up to very serious environmental incidents.

Energy sector

Cyber Security in the energy sector is a major concern. From conventional or renewable production, transportation, storage and distribution, energy is inarguably one of the most critical assets in modern society. It is all about its stability and prosperity.

Our effort is to include the following Key Topics for discussion:

  • EU CyberSecurity strategy

  • CyberSecurity regulations & standards

  • Cyber strategy assessments

  • CyberSecurity information sharing & collaboration

  • CyberSecurity awareness, training, exercising, guidance

  • Cyber risk and threat identification and assessment

  • CyberSecurity, business intelligence, and data analytics

  • CyberSecurity implications for IT-OT, Scada/ICS, Big Data

  • Cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things

  • CyberSecurity and artificial intelligence (AI)

  • CyberSecurity and blockchain

  • CyberSecurity and the human factor

CYpBER 2020_Virtual – Program (click here)


Kyriacos Kokkinos

Deputy Minister

Deputy Ministry to the President of Research, Innovation & Digital Policy
Republic of Cyprus

Distinguished Speakers

* George Michaelides
Commissioner of Electronic Communications & Postal Regulation (OCECPR), Republic of Cyprus

* Bruno Bender
Maritime CyberSecurity Coordinator, PM’s – Secretariat General of the Sea (SGMer), France

* Matteo Merialdo Project Implementation Coordinator

ECHO Project, EU Horizon 2020

(the European network of Cybersecurity centres & competence Hub for innovation & Operations)

* Christos Douligeris
Professor, Dpt. of Informatics, University of Pireaus

* Elias Athanasopoulos
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus
CyberSec4Europe Project, EU Horizon 2020

* Eyal Pinko
O-7, CDR (Ret.) , Competitive Intelligence and Cyber Consulting

* Dimitris Drakoulis

R&D Director, Innov-Acts Ltd

SecureGas Project, EU Horizon 2020

* Elly van den Heuvel-Davies Secretary to the Netherlands Cyber Security Council (CSR)

Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands

* Michalis Smyrlis
Seniorr Software Security Engineer, Sphynx Technology Solutions AG

THREAT-ARREST project, EU Horizon 2020

* Konstantinos Moulinos
Network & Information Security Expert

EU Agency for Network & Information Security (ENISA)

* Stefano Bracco

 Security Team Leader, Director’s Office

EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

* Capt. Kazem Agamy

Director International Forum for Maritime Transport

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

* Anjos Nijk

Managing Director

European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS)

* Antonis Paravalos

Senior Network Engineer

Performance Technologies

* Antonis Valakas

Sales Engineer

Fortinet Greece & Cyprus

* Michael Nicolaou

Director, Head of Networks,

CDMA Services Ltd

* Dr. Mani Swaminathan

Unit WG 11–CRITIS principle

German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI)

* Andreas Iacovou

Team Coordinator

National CSIRT, Republic of Cyprus

* Costas Efthymiou

Technical Affairs Officer

Digital Security Authority (DSA), Republic of Cyprus

* Manos Manoli Vice-Chairman of Digitalization Committee

Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC)

* Oren Dvoskin
   Global Marketing Director

Sasa Software

* Dr Agustin Valencia Gil-Ortega
Head of Global OT Cybersecurity, IBERDROLA

Representative of the Industrial Cybersecurity Center (CCI)


CYpBER 2016 e-Booklet (click here) CYpBER 2013 Press Release (click here)

Speakers of Previous Editions – CV & Abstracts

Opening address, Mr Tasos Mitsopoulos. Minister of Communication & Works, Republic of Cyprus

Address, Mr Alecos Michaelides, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communication & Works, Republic of Cyprus

Address, Dr Stelios Himonas, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Commercial, Industry & Tourism, Republic of Cyprus

  • Mr George Komodromos, Acting Director, Department of Electronic Communications, MCW

  • Mr Costas Efthymiou, Technical affairs officer, OCECPR

  • Mrs Lina Tsoumpanou, Scientific Officer of RPF (Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus)

  • Dr Antonios Stylianou, Director of Unic Law Clinic, University of Nicosia

  • Dr Charles Ellinas, Executive President, CNHC of Cyprus

  • Mrs Electra Theodorou, Lawyer

  • Mr Petros Theodorakis, Director ICT, DESFA SA, Greece

  • Mr Nikos Mourtzinos, Cisco Systems Cyprus, Security product sales specialist

  • Mr Erez Kreiner, President Five-C ltd, ex-Director Israeli Cyber Security Authority

  • Mr Luigi Lupoli, VP Cyber Security Solutions, Selex ES Spa, A Finmecanica Group Co

  • Mr Marios Pavlides, Supervisor-Consultant, Kassinis Int’l Consulting Ltd

  • Mr Nicolai Due-Gundersen, Adviser, Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS)

  • Mr Yiannos Charalambides, Political advisor, Journalist, President of Ledra College

Director of the Scientific Committee, Dr George Tsakogiannis

Opening address, Mr Marios Demetriades, Minister of Transport, Communication & Works, Republic of Cyprus

Address, Mr Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Mayor of Nicosia

Address, Mr Alecos Michaelides, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Communication & Works, Republic of Cyprus

Address, Dr  Stelios Himonas, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Commercial, Industry & Tourism, Republic of Cyprus

Address, Mr George Michaelides, Commissioner of E.C.P.R., Republic of Cyprus

  • Mr Dimitris Theodoropoulos, Information Security Sales Director, SE Europe, Oracle Hellas

  • Mr Nikos Mourtzinos, Security Product Specialist, Cisco Systems Hellas

  • Mr Wolfgang Roehrig, Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency (EDA), Belgium

  • Mr Richard Clayton, Chief correspondent, IHS Maritime and Trade, London, UK

  • Dr Spyros Papastergiou, University of Piraeus Research Center, Greece

  • Mr Paul Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping, USA

  • Mr Alexander Polyakov, CTO, Founder of,        Co-Founder ERPScan, USA

  • Dr Sokratis Katsikas, CCIS – Center for Cyber and Information

       Security, Norway

  • Mrs Nilay Ozden, Managing Director, FINPRO Practice Leader-Continental Europe, Marsh Brokers

  • Mr Costas Efthymiou, Technical Affairs Officer, Office of the C.E.C.P.R., Republic of Cyprus

  • Mr George Karkas, Deputy Director, Office for C.C. and D.F.L., Cyprus Police

Testimonials of Conference Participants 

Thanks for the opportunity you have given us to present the Digital Strategy of Cyprus. We are at your disposal for further cooperation.

George Komodromos, Acting Director, Department of Electronic Communications, Ministry of Communication & Works of the Republic of Cyprus

It was a very fruitful and very well organised conference…….I had a lot of pleasure meeting and chatting aside with the participants. I am looking forward for the next event.

Erez Kreiner, President Five-C ltd, ex-Director Israeli Cyber Security Authority

I would like to thank you again for hosting a great Conference on cyber concerns the oil & natural gas sector! The topics presented were fascinating and the opportunity to speak with experts in the field was invaluable.

LT larkin Jones, Maritime Liaison officer, Maritime Liaison Unit-Naples, US Navy

I like to congratulate you again for the very interesting seminar and very professional orghanization.

Xavier Thuriet, President CX-Plus

I participated as an invited speaker and it was fantastic.

I was impressed by the level and high interest of the participants, who came from telecommunications, security and gas exploration & processing entities both public and private. Cyprus is a place to do business. They are serious and determined.

Petros Theodorakis, Director ICT, DESFA SA, Greece

Once again, thank you for the invitation to speak at your conference. Cyber is not anymore an emerging risk – it is indeed a real exposure with greater severity and frequency which is a board room priority for all companies across all industry groups. You are doing a great service in raising the awareness for the oil, gas and marine industries within the Eastern Mediterranean region

Ms Nilay Ozden, Managing Director, FINPRO Practice Leader, Continental Europe, Marsh

The conference was very informative.

Dawn German, Embassy of the USA

We also congratulate you on the organization and the theme of the seminar we attended.
We look forward to attending future seminars as well.

Savvas Demetriou, Assistant PFSO, Cyprus Port Authority

Paraskevi Pourikkou, Sales Executive, MANDA Navigation

Thank you for all your effort and support.

Theodora Swoboba, Advocate

Thank you for the opportunity to present my paper and for being able to arrange the lecture despite my unexpectedly absence.

Nicolai Due-Gundersen, Adviser, Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS), Amman, Jordan

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