• A successful digital transformation requires cybersecurity embedded into every part of the reality around us – and this cannot be done without the involvement of cities and regions, the most fundamental structures of modern states.
  • Regional and interregional cooperation is essential to ensure that cities, states and regions can enhance their cybersecurity, technological development and greater economic competitiveness, and as a result – fully realise their potential.
  • Initiatives such as the Three Seas will enhance regional economic competitiveness, secure a stronger, resilient and more inclusive EU, and showcase that Europe can be a global leader in fostering value-driven innovations.
  • Cybersecurity and digital resilience of Europe depends on the digital resilience of its regions. A drive towards a more humancentric and value-driven digital transformation has to start there.

Programme Committee ’21-22

Izabela Albrycht
Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute, President, Organising Committee of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC

Joanna Świątkowska
PhD – Director, Cyber Security Specialist, UBS; Initiator & Former CYBERSEC Programme
Director (2014-2019)
Martin Achimović
Director, NATO Counter Intelligence Centre of Excellence
Tadeusz Chomicki
Ambassador for Cyber & Tech Affairs, Security Policy Department, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Eileen Donahoe
Executive Director Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University

Eileen served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, during the Obama Administration.
Ambassador Sorin Ducaru
Director, European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen); Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO (2013-2017).
Dr Tobias Feakin
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology, Australia.
Lise Fuhr
Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)
Melissa Hathaway
President, Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC Former Cybersecurity Advisor, George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations Expert of the Kosciuszko Institute
Sir Julian King
European Commissioner for Security Union (2016-2019)
Scott Malcomson
Author of “The Splinternet” (2016); Director of Special Projects, Strategic Insight Group (SIG); former senior official at the United Nations and the US State Department.
Professor Carsten Maple
Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering, WMG, Principal Investigator NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (North America), University of Warwick; Fellow, Alan Turing Institute.
BG Karol Molenda
Director, National Cyber Security Centre of Poland
Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones
Senior Advisor, Ridge-Schmidt Cyber; Former Minister of State for Security and Counter Terrorism of the UK
Christhopher Painter
President, The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise; Commissioner, Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace; Former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department
Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General and Founder, European Cyber Security Organisation
Andrea G. Rodriguez
CYBERSEC 2019 Young Leader; Research fellow, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB); Associate Member, Observatory for the Social and Ethical Impact of Artificial Intelligence (OdiseIA)
Rafal Rohozinski
CEO, SecDev Group
Marietje Schaake
International Policy Director, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University; President, CyberPeace Institute
Robert Siudak
Chairperson, Polish Cybersecurity Cluster #CyberMadeInPoland
Wiktor Staniecki
Head of Cyber Sector, Security Policy Division, European External Action Service
Paul Timmers
Research Associate, Oxford University; Prof, European University Cyprus
David van Weel
Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Barbara Wilk
Research Fellow, the Kosciuszko Institute, Chief Editor od European Cybersecurity Journal
Ciaran Martin
Professor of Practice in Public Management, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University; CEO, UK NCSC (2016-2020)

Young Leader

Theodoros Karathanasis
CYBERSEC 2020 Young Leader, PhD candidate in European Law, University of Grenoble Alpes.

Young Leader

Esther Staes
CYBERSEC 2020 Young Leader; MA student in International Security and Development, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Young Leader

Christopher A. Wijono
CYBERSEC 2020 Young Leader; MA student in International Security and Development, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Christopher A. Wijono is an Indonesian student currently pursuing an MA in International Security and Development at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland after receiving a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific university in Beppu, Japan.