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Conference Programme

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Track 1 & Plenaries
Room 6

Ground Floor

Social and Outdoor

28 September 2022, Wednesday (Day 1)

09:30 – 10:00 (EEST)

Plenary Session
10:00 – 11:15 (EEST)

Opening Remarks and Addresses
Keynote: Drivers and Barriers for Secure Hardware Adoption Across Ecosystem Stakeholders, Prof. Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Swansea University, UK

Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:30 (EEST)

Plenary Session
11:30 – 13:00 (EEST)

Digitalization and Privacy Preservation

Keynote: Information Superiority at European Defence Agency, Wolfgang Röhrig, EDA, Head of Unit Information Superiority
Evaluation Through Deployment of Multi-Agent Systems For Advanced Persistent Threat Detection Framework in a Cyber Range Environment, Georgi Nikolov, Thibault Debatty and Wim Mees
Preserving Privacy of Security Services in SecaaS Model, Piotr Jurgała, Tytus Kurek and Marcin Niemiec, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:00 (EEST)

Plenary Session
14:00 – 15:30 (EEST)

Actionable Threat Intelligence

ECHO Early Warning System as a Preventive Tool against Cybercrime in the Energy Sector, Casper Almen, Nicholas Hagström and Prof. Jyri Rajamäki, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
OSINT on the Dark Web: Child Abuse Material Investigations, Prof. Jyri Rajamäki, Iiro Lahti and Johanna Parviainen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Improving the Classification of Network Intrusions Through Ensembles of Machine Learning Methods, Petya Ivanova and Todor Tagarev
Detection through Visualization for the Multi-Agent System for APT Detection, Georgi Nikolov, Thibault Debatty and Prof. Wim Mees

Coffee Break
15:30 – 15:45 (EEST)

Plenary Session
15:45 – 17:45 (EEST)

Defending Critical Infrastructure

Keynote: Zero Trust Architecture: Strengths and Weaknesses, Dr Nicholas J. Multari, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
Panel Discussion: Cyber Resilience of Critical Infrastructure – Lessons Learned

Official Conference Dinner
20:00 – 22:30 (EEST)

Dinner Venue: Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium’s Ground Floor Restaurant.

29 September 2022, Thursday (Day 2)

Plenary Session
9:00 – 10:45 (EEST)

Keynote: Autonomous Drone Swarms: A Possible Solution for Mass Humanitarian Assistance?, Dr Muhammad Azmat, Aston University in Birmingham, UK
Governance Mesh Approach for Cybersecurity Ecosystem, Aljosa Pasic, Atos, Spain
Defence Applications of Artificial Intelligence As a Means to Achieve European Strategic Autonomy, Yantsislav Yanakiev, Nikolai Stoianov, Maya Bozhilova and Rositsa Aleksandrova, BDI

Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:00 (EEST)

Governing Cybersecurity Networks and Ecosystems
Track 1. Room 6.
11:00 – 12:30 (EEST)

Network-based Exploitation of the Outputs of a Collaborative Cybersecurity Research Project, Todor Tagarev, Paolo Modica, Kristiina Omri, Veronica Rosa, Luis Angel Galindo, Antoniya Shalamanova and Mascia Toussaint
Governance Consulting Services and Tools: Governance Model Design for Collaborative Networked Organisations in the Cyber Domain, Georgi Penchev and Velizar Shalamanov
Governance Consulting Services and Tools: Transition Planning and Implementation for Collaborative Networked Organisations in the Cyber Domain, Irena Mladenova, Velizar Shalamanov and Antoniya Shalamanova-Filipova

Hybrid Influence and the Human Factor
Track 2. Room 5.
11:00 – 12:30 (EEST)

Problems of Safety in the Evolving Industrial Environment and the Development of Information Technology: The Human Factor, Galyna Mygal, Valeriy Mygal and Stanislav Mygal
Human Factor, Resilience and Cyber/Hybrid Influence, Alfredo Ronchi
Falling on Fertile Soil: The Impact of Russian War Propaganda in Bulgaria, Prof. Todor Tagarev and Ivo Zhelev

Lunch Break
12:30 – 13:30 (EEST)

Digital Transformation and Collaboration for Risk Management
Track 1. Room 6.
13:30 – 15:15 (EEST)

Transformation of UML Design Models of Information Security Systems Into Agent-Based Simulation Models, Ivan Gaidarski and Pavlin Kutinchev
An Approach to Improve Web Video Streaming Security and Prevent Personal Data Leakage, Ivan Blagoev and Iliyan Iliev
Cloud Infrastructure for Building a Collaborative Environment, Kristina Ignatova and Rosen Iliev
Risks for Cybersecurity Systems with Advanced Ransomware Attacks Superiority, Stefan Tafkov and Zlatogor Minchev

Multi-Domain Command and Control (C2) Systems and Associated Challenges. An EDA Panel.
Track 2. Room 5.
13:30 – 15:15 (EEST)

Keynote: Leveraging the Future Defence Digital Backbone for Dynamic Transitions of Communications Pathways, Salvador Llopis, European Defence Agency
Enhanced Solution for Automated Fire Control Systems, Dilian Markov, Alexander Kolev and Vania Ivanova
Cyber Hygiene Issues in the Naval Security Environment, Boyan Mednikarov, Yuliyan Tsonev, Borislav Nikolov, and Andon Lazarov
Panel Discussion: Perspectives and Challenges to Shape a Future Multi-Domain C2

Coffee Break
15:15 – 15:30 (EEST)

Simulations and Cyber Ranges
Track 1. Room 6.
15:30 – 17:00 (EEST)

Simulation-Based Training with Gamified Components for Augmented Border Protection, Alberto Tremori, Sasha Godfrey, Luca Berretta, Arnau Vinas, Pavlina Nikolova, and Iliyan Hutov
BEST PAPER AWARD. Cyber Red Teaming: Overview of Sly, an Orchestration Tool, Paloma de la Vallée Poussin, Georgios Iosifidis, and Wim Mees
Towards a Robust and Scalable Cyber Range Federation for Sectoral Cyber/Hybrid Exercising: The Red Ranger and ECHO Collaborative Experience, George Sharkov, Christina Todorova, Georgi Koykov, and Ivan Nikolov

Developing Critical Digital Competencies
Track 2. Room 5.
15:30 – 17:00 (EEST)

Piloting the ECHO e-Skills and Training Toolkit, Ilona Frisk, Ilkka Tikanmäki, and Harri Ruoslahti
The Hackathons as a First Step to Build Digital Competences, Ventsislav Polimenov, Katya Dimitrova, Irena Mladenova and Kamen Iliev
Perspectives in the Design of a Modern Cybersecurity Training Programme: The ECHO Approach, Pavel Varbanov

City Guided Walking Tour
18:00 – 20:00 (EEST)

Meeting Point: The Parking Lot in Front of Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes!

30 September 2022, Friday (Day 3)

Plenary Session
9:00 – 10:30 (EEST)

Keynote: ENISA Approach towards AI-based Cyber Threats Hunting and Info-sharing, Georgios Chatzichristos, ENISA
Towards Unified European Cyber Incident and Crises Management Ontology, Vlad Posea, George Sharkov, Adrian Baumann, Georgios Chatzichristos
An Approach for Security Requirements Elicitation, Nikolai Stoianov and Maya Bozhilova

Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:45 (EEST)

Plenary Session
10:45 – 12:45 (EEST)

Keynote: The Millennium Internet Mosaic 22 Years Later, Tony Rutkowski, Center for Internet Security, US
Panel Discussion: New Emerging Technologies and Cyber Challenges       

Closing Remarks. Best Paper Award
12:45 – 13:00 (EEST)

Organized Transfer from Plovdiv to Sofia
15:00 – 17:00 (EEST)

Free transportation by bus for registered participants has been arranged. From Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium, Plovdiv, to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia with a mid-way drop-off at Sofia Airport – Terminal 2. Limited seating is available, reserve a seat here.
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