2-3 December 2020, Marriott Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium
EU Cyber Act Conference
2-3 December 2020
Brussels, Belgium

Join the Global Forum on the Changing Future of Cross-Border Certification

The 2020 International Conference on the EU Cybersecurity Act has been developed to help standards community prepare for the evolution of risk-based frameworks meant to address market fragmentation in the EU. The EU Cybersecurity Act, now in the early stages of development, will eventually create a wide-ranging, independent European body of cybersecurity regulation as part of the “single digital market” goal. This landmark regulatory mandate will have a wide-ranging effect on the international standards community—now is the time to begin planning for and participating in ongoing changes.

A Survey of Current Frameworks and Candidate Schemes

The Cybersecurity Act will establish a European cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, services and processes. Current schemes may be incorporated into this new framework, or may need to evolve to the fit the regulatory changes. The Conference will cover the potential effect on current schemes and regulatory mandates like Common Criteria, eIDAS, Payment Services Directive 2, GDPR, ISO 27001, and EU standards for cryptographic modules. The conference will also cover the effect on current private schemes like GSMA, GlobalPlatform, EMVCo, PCI PTS, PCI SPoC, Eurosmart, Felica, Mifare, and OWASP and will discuss the new potential candidate schemes for key industry verticals such as IoT, cloud, communications, payments, automotive, and more.

Two Days to Cover a Shifting Regulatory Landscape

The conference will take place in Brussels on 2-3 December, starting with a plenary keynote session then breaking into 4 separate tracks covering technology and certification issues, customer requirements, policy, and market issues.

Who Should Attend

Conference topics will be of interest to the entire standards community, including Certification Bodies, Evaluation Laboratories, Researchers, Evaluators, Policy Makers, Product Developers, Sellers and Buyers interested in the specification, development, evaluation, and certification of IT security. The Cybersecurity Act will also affect organizations beyond the EU, including government schemes, testing laboratories, product developers, and technology companies in North America and Asia.

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In Europe’s Political and Cultural Capital

The conference is conveniently located at Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place—perfectly situated in the city center, the stylish Marriott hotel is ideal for both business or leisure travel. Explore everything Brussels has to offer, from historic attractions to international organizations and corporations, all in easy reach. 

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Conference Tracks

Industry Alignment: Efforts by the international technical community to align frameworks with government standards while responding to the needs of the market.

Industrial Strategies: An analysis of current voluntary certification standards for industrial automation and energy, and potential transitions to mandatory international certification.

IoT Challenges: A survey of the large, fast-growing certification landscape for connected devices and the cost, performance, and power constraints that necessitate security compromises.

Public Policy: Updates from public schemes and associations on the development of standards in response to evolving security risks across multiple sectors.

Cloud and GDPR Frameworks: A look at cloud scheme initiatives and efforts to leverage existing certifications in the transition to frameworks that align with international regulations such as GDPR.

Outlook/Opportunities: Updates on leading government initiatives for global certification and perspectives on the business benefits of security evaluations.

Standards for Success: Review of standardization efforts under various national frameworks (a key factor for CSA success) and the limitations of standards in a real-world environment.

Innovations in Assurance: Best practices for maintaining certification in the face of new cybersecurity regulations, expanding product lines, and frequent product updates.


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