DIGILIENCE 2021 Agenda

Colour Legend: Plenary sessions & Track 1 (Admin Building/ Channel 1)Track 2 (Building # 1/Channel 2)

29 September 2021 (Day 1)

09.00-09.15   Registration

09.15-11.00   Conference Opening & Plenary session 1


  • Brigadier General Ivan Malamov, National Military University "Vasil Levski"
  • Atanas Maznev, Deputy Chair, State e-Government Agency
  • Col. Dr. Borislav Genov, Director, Bulgarian Defence Institute "Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov"
  • Address on behalf of the Director, "Communications and Information Systems" Directorate, Defence Staff

Opening remarks on behalf of the Organisers:

  • Prof. Todor Tagarev, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Col. Dr. Nikolai Stoianov, Deputy Director, Bulgarian Defence Institute
  • Dr. George Sharkov, Director, ESI-CEE & CyberRes Lab, SofiaTech Park

Plenary presentation:

  • Brigadier General Vassil Sabinski, Challenges of Cyber Defence 

11.00-11.15   Coffee Break

11.15-12.30 Plenary session 2 

12.30-13.30   Lunch

    13.30-15.30  Situational Awareness and Decision Support 

      13.30-15.30  Security of Computer and Communications Networks   

      • Computer Network Attacks Defence Tools Based on Extended Information about the Environment, Mariia Voitsekhovska and Mariia Dorosh
      • Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Issues and Solutions – A Survey, Andon Lazarov and Petia Petrova
      • Concepts in Networks and Communication Security and Graph Theory, Yordan Shterev Ivanov

      15.15-15.30  Coffee Break

      Historical Tour

      30 September 2021 (Day 2)

      09.15-11.00  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Cybersecurity 

      09.15-11.00  Digital Transformation: Organisations, Governance, Ethics 

      11.00-11.15  Coffee Break

      11.15-12.30  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Cybersecurity (cont.)

      11.15-12.30  Digital Transformation: Organisations, Governance, Ethics (cont.)

      12.30-13.30  Lunch

        13.30-15.15  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Cybersecurity (cont.)  

          13.30-15.15  Digital Transformation: Organisations, Governance, Ethics (cont.)  

            • Evaluating Alternative National-level Cybersecurity Architectures, Todor Tagarev and Vasil Rizov
            • Planning and Implementing Change in Cyber Security Network Organisations, Georgi Penchev
            • A Study on the Readiness of Partners in an EU-funded Cybersecurity Project for Structured Post-project Collaboration, Todor Tagarev, Irena Mladenova, Antoniya Shalamanova, Ewa Konieczna, Lina Smovziuk, Georgi Penchev, and Yantsislav Yanakiev

            15.15-15.30  Coffee Break

            15.30-17.15  Plenary 3

                    1 October 2021 (Day 3)

                              09.00-10.45 Plenary 4 

                              • ENISA efforts towards a Common Situational Awareness Cyberpicture in Europe, Georgios Chatzichristos, European Cybersecurity Agency, ENISA
                              • Big Safety Concept and Resilience to Black Swan Events, Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Michael Yastrebenetsky, and Oleg Illiashenko

                              10.45-11.00   Coffee Break

                              11.00-12.45 Cyber Risks and Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Essential Services 

                                • Planning the Application of Drone Fleets for Monitoring of Critical Infrastructures Considering Failures and Cyberattacks: Methodology and Cases, Herman Fesenko, Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Ihor Kliushnikov, and Oleg Illiashenko
                                • Multi-sector Cybersecurity Analysis Methodology, Angel Genchev, Maya Bozhilova and Nikolai Stoianov
                                • Application of an Analytical Framework for Evaluation of Cross-Sector and Transversal Cyber Risks, Salvatore Marco Pappalardo, Nikolai Stoianov and Todor Tagarev

                                11.00-12.45 Cyber Ranges for Education & Training 

                                  12.45-13.00   Preliminary Summary and Way Ahead

                                  13.00-14.00   Farewell lunch