FIWARE Cybersecurity day

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, cyber risks continue to rank among global risks. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological adoption, yet has exposed cyber vulnerabilities and unpreparedness, while at the same time exacerbated the tech inequalities within and between societies.

With the virtual FIWARE Cybersecurity DAY, FIWARE, with the support of GUARD Project and, is bringing together experts in the field of cybersecurity to review innovative, integrated, and holistic approaches for a secure and trusted Digital Single Market outlining the principles that are guiding the EU action in this domain.


14:00 – 14:10 — Welcome and Introduction by Moderator Vito Morreale (Director of the Industry & Security R&D Lab, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica)
14:10 – 14:30 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Keynote Speech: “Challenges in research, innovation and capability building for cybersecurity – from a ECSO perspective” by Fabio Martinelli (Research Director, National Research Council of Italy and Vice-chairman, ECSO Board)
14:30 – 14:50 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Keynote Speech: “Automatic Cyber Threat Investigation” by Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal (Head, IBM Cyber Center of Excellence & Ben-Gurion Univ. and Head, IBM Innovation Ventures, Israel)
14:50 – 15:15 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Expert Session: “The European observatory of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity and privacy”, Cyberwatching
  • 14:50 – 15:00 — “Democratising cybersecurity for all” by Nick Ferguson (Senior Project Manager, Trust-IT Services)
  • 15:00 – 15:10   “Understanding the Cybersecurity research and Innovation landscape” by Prof. David Wallom (Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford)
15:15 – 15:30 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Expert Session: “Emerging challenges in cyber risk assessment and management” by Paolo Roccetti (Senior Researcher, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica)
15:30 – 15:45 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Expert Session: “Application of GUARD in the emerging ICT market sectors” by Paolo Secondo Crosta (Innovation Manager, R&D Manager, R&D&I Project Funding Manager, Italtel Group)
15:45 – 16:10 (including 5-min. Q&A) — GUARD Project Use Cases
  • 15:45 – 15:55 — Mobility Use Case: “Adding an ‘S’ to IoT” by Cornelio Hopmann (Technical Lead, Wobcom GmbH)
  • 15:55 – 16:05 — eHealth Use Case: “Enhancing security and privacy in eHealth sector” by Armend Duzha (Senior R&D Project Manager, Gruppo Maggioli)
16:10 – 16:15 — Closing Remarks by Stefano de Panfilis (COO, FIWARE Foundation)

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