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DIGILIENCE 2020 Program

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30 September 2020, Wednesday (Day 1)

08:30 – 09:15   Registration

09:15 – 11:00   Conference Opening & Plenary Session 1

Opening Remarks on Behalf of the Organizers

  • Prof. Todor Tagarev, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Admiral Boyan Mednikarov, Commandant, Bulgarian Naval Academy
  • Col. Dr. Nikolay Stoyanov, Deputy Director, Bulgarian Defence Institute “Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov”
  • Dr. George Sharkov, CEO of ESI CEE and Head of the Cybersecurity Lab at SofiaTech Park
  • Dr. Peter Lenk, Chief of Service Strategy and Innovation, NATO Communication and Information Agency

Plenary presentation:

  • Digital Modernisation in Defence: Communications and Information Systems Challenges, Salvador Llopis, European Defence Agency
  • Cybersecurity Education and Training in NATO, Dr. Garry Hargreaves, Director, NCI Academy
  • Towards a European Network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres – The Contribution of the ECHO Project, Prof. Wim Mees, Royal Military Academy, Belgium and Matteo Merialdo, RHEA Group

11:00 – 11:15   Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30 Human Systems Integration Approach to Cybersecurity

  • Aspect Level Sentiment Analysis Methods Applied to Text in Formal Military Reports, Ivana Ilic Mestric, Arvid Kok, Giavid Valiyev, Michael Street and Peter Lenk
  • Enhancing the Organisational Culture Related to Cybersecurity During the University Digital Transformation, Elitsa Pavlova
  • The Influence of Knowledge and Attitude on the Intention to Adopt Cybersecurity Behavior, Lisa de Kok, Deborah Oosting and Marcel Spruit

11:15 – 12:30 Human Systems Integration Approach to Cybersecurity

  • Towards Data-Centric Security for NATO Operations, Konrad Wrona
  • Possibility for Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Obtain Sensory Information for Environmental Analysis, Rosen Iliev and Angel Genchev
  • Integration of Information Resources to Ensure Collaboration in Crisis Management, Kristina Ignatova and Dimitar Tsonev

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch

13:30 – 15:15  Education and Training for Cyber Resilience

  • Leadership Playbook and the Digital Age: Preparing the Western Balkan Leadership for the Digital Transformation, Mitko Bogdanoski and Metodi Hadjijanev
  • A Model of ICT Competence Development for Digital Transformation, Velizar Shalamanov, Silvia Matern, Vladimir Monov, Ivaylo Blagoev, Gergana Vassileva and Ivan Blagoev
  • From Classroom to Online Teaching – A Case During COVID-19, Harri Ruoslahti
  • An Accessibility Heuristic Evaluation of Bulgarian and Polish Academic Websites: Visually Impaired Students’ Perspective, Radka Nacheva, Adam Stecyk and Pavel Petrov

13:30 – 15:15  Cyber Situational Awareness and Information Exchange

  • MonSys: A Scalable Platform for Monitoring Digital Services Availability, Threat Intelligence and Cyber Resilience Situational Awareness, George Sharkov, Yavor Papazov, Christina Todorova, Georgi Koykov and Georgi Zahariev
  • Using the Cyber Situational Awareness Concept for Protection of Agricultural Enterprise Management Information Systems, Valentin Nekhai, Mariia Dorosh and Valentin A. Nekhai
  • A Model of a Cyber Defence Awareness System of Campaigns with Malicious Information, Nikolay Stoyanov and Maya Bozhilova

15:15 – 15:30  Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:15 Education and Training for Cyber Resilience (Cont.)

  • Distance Learning at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy Utilising Online Platforms During the COVID-19 Crisis, Yavor Dechev, Borislav Nikolov and Mariyan Rachev
  • A Cyber Range for Armed Forces Education, Michal Turcanik
  • Comparison Between the Cyber Operations Majors in the United States Naval Academy and the Bulgarian Naval Academy, Nikoleta Georgieva
  • Educational NASA Project: Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity at a Mobile Lunar Base, Evgeni Andreev, Mariya Nikolova and Veselka Radeva

15:30 – 17:15 Cyber Situational Awareness and Information Exchange (Cont.)

  • Information Sharing Models for Early Warning Systems of Cybersecurity Intelligence, Jyri Rajamaki and Vasilis Katos
  • Distributed Ledger-Based Trustful Information Exchange on the Tactical Level, Daniel Ota and Okan Topcu
  • Model Fooling Attacks Against Medical Imaging: A Short Survey, Tuomo Sipola, Samir Puuska and Tero Kokkonen
1 October 2020, Thursday (Day 2)

09:00 – 11:00  Official VIP Address & Plenary Session 2 

Official Addresses:

  • HE Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner, Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • HE Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science
  • HE Atanas Zaprianov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Defence
  • Dr. Velizar Shalamanov, Chair ASB, NATO Communication and Information Organisation
  • BG Vassil Sabinski, Director J6, EU Military Staff
  • Mr. Krassimir Simonski, Deputy Chair, State e-Government Agency

Plenary Presentations:

  • Maritime Situational Awareness, Dr. Catherine Warner, CMRE, NATO
  • Rising Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Age, Dr. Nad’a Kovalčíková, German Marshall Fund
  • The Power of Cyber Deception, Nahim Fazal, Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence at CounterCraft, UK

11:00 – 11:15  Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30  Security Implications and Solutions for IoT Systems

  • A Digital Twin for the Logistics System of a Manufacturing Enterprise Using Industrial IoT, Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Olga Morozova, Oleg Illiashenko and Sergii Sokolov
  • Tactical Approach to Cyber Defence in IoT Computer Networks, Elisaveta Staneva and Mariyan Rachev
  • Information Technology for Big Data Sensor Networks Stability Estimation, Volodymyr Petrivskyi, George Dimitrov, Denis Berestov, Viktor Shevchenko, Magdalena Garvanova, Pavel Petrov, and Oleksii Bychkov

11:15 – 12:30  Advanced ICT Security Solutions

  • Instrumental Equipment for Cyberattack Prevention, Alexander Kolev and Pavlina Nikolova
  • Cybersecurity Problems and Solutions in Operating Systems of Mobile Communications Devices, Stoyan Mechev, Elisaveta Staneva, and Mariyan Rachev
  • Design of Technical Methods for Analysing Network Security Based on Identification of Network Traffic Anomalies, Ihor Skiter, Ivan Burmaka, and Andriy Sigayov

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch

13:30 – 15:15  Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attacks

  • Towards a European Network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres – The contribution of the ECHO Project, Prof. Wim Mees, Royal Military Academy, Belgium, and Matteo Merialdo, RHEA Group
  • A Logical Model for Multi-Sector Cyber Risk Management, Todor Tagarev, Salvatore Marco Pappalardo, and Nikolai Stoianov
  • A System for Analysis of Big Data from Social Media, Dmytro Lande, Igor Subach, and Alexander Puchkov
  • Neglected Cybersecurity Risks in the Public Internet Hosting Service Providers, Ivan Blagoev

13:30 – 15:15  Advanced ICT Security Solutions (Cont.)  

  • Observing, Measuring and Collecting HDD Performance Metrics on a Physical Machine During Ransomware Attack, Dimo Dimov and Yuliyan Tsonev
  • 3D Facial Reconstruction from 2D Portrait Imagery, Matthew Caruana and Joseph G. Vella
  • Alternative On-board Communication Systems Enhancing the Operation Efficiency of Vessel Traffic Services, Georgi Dimitrov and Avgustin Hristov
  • K Band Radar Drone Signatures, Nikolay Kolev, Yordan Sivkov and Ekaterinoslav Sirakov

15:15 – 15:30  Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:15  Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyberattacks (Cont.)

  • Functional Modeling of the Organization’s ISC State Monitoring System during Project Implementation, Mariia Dorosh and Mariia Voitsekhovska
  • Cybernetic Approach to Developing Resilient Systems: Concept, Models and Application, Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Sergiy Dotsenko, Yuriy Ponochovnyi and Oleg Illiashenko
  • Resilience Management Framework for Critical Information Infrastructure: Designing the Level of Trust that Encourages the Exchange of Health Data, Jyri Rajamäki
  • A Cost-effective Approach to Securing Systems through Partial Decentralization, Nikita Savchenko, Vitaliy Tsyganok and Oleh Andriichuk

15:30 – 17:15  Secure Communication and Information Protection

  • Public Key Generation Principles Impact Cybersecurity, Nikolai Stoianov and Andrey Ivanov
  • A New Steganographic Algorithm for Hiding Messages in Music, Michał Bajor and Marcin Niemiec
  • Security Analysis of Diceware Passphrases, Petar Antonov and Nikoleta Georgieva
2 October 2020, Friday (Day 3)

09:00 – 10:45 ICT Governance and Management for Digital Transformation

  • Optimization of the Chief Information Officer Function in Large Organizations, Velizar Shalamanov, Vasil Sabinski and Trayan Georgiev
  • A Concept for Establishing a Security Operations and Training Centre at the Bulgarian Naval Academy, Borislav Nikolov
  • How to Support Teams to be Remote and Productive: Group Decision-Making for Distance Collaboration Software Tools, Daniela Borissova, Zornitsa Dimitrova and Vasil Dimitrov
  • Societal Impact Assessment of a Cyber Security Network Project, Kirsi Aaltola and Harri Ruoslahti

09:00 – 10:45 Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity

  • Data Science as a Service: The Data Range, Peter Lenk, Michael Street, Ivana Ilic Mestric, Arvid Kok, Giavid Valiyev, Philippe Le Cerf, and Barbara Lorincz
  • Cybersecurity in Donated Distributed Computing for Evolutionary Algorithms, Petar Tomov, Iliyan Zankinski and Todor Balabanov
  • Adopting Machine Learning for Images Transferred with LoRaWAN, Maksym Brazhenenko, Victor Shevchenko, Oleksiy Bychkov, Pepa Petrova, Boyan Jekov, and Eugenia Kovatcheva
  • Initial Exploitation of Natural Language Processing Techniques on NATO Strategy and Policies, Giavid Valiyev, Marcello Piraino, Arvid Kok, Michael Street, Ivana Ilic Mestric, and Retzius Birger

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:45 ICT Governance and Management for Digital Transformation (Cont.)

  • Organizational Learning in the Academic Literature – Systematic Literature Review, Harri Ruoslahti and Amir Trent
  • A Governance Model of a Collaborative Networked Organization for Cybersecurity Research, Yantsislav Yanakiev
  • A Governance Model for an EU Cyber Security Collaborative Network – ECSCON, Georgi Penchev and Antoniya Shalamanova
  • e-Platform to maintain digital competencies for collaborative network organisations, Silvia Matern

11:00 – 12:45 Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity (Cont.)

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Network Intrusion Detection in a Big Data Environment, Petya Ivanova and Todor Tagarev
  • Cyber Threat Prediction with Machine Learning, Arvid Kok, Ivana Ilic Mestric, Giavid Valiyev, and Michael Street
  • Signature-based Intrusion Detection Hardware-Software Complex, Inna V. Stetsenko and Maksym Demydenko
  • Modelling a Multi-agent Protection System of an Enterprise Network, Alla Hrebennyk and Elenа Trunova
  • One-way Function Based on Modified Cellular Automata in the Diffie-Hellman Algorithm for Big Data Exchange Tasks through Open Space, Volodymyr Shevchenko, Georgi Dimitrov, Denys Berestov, Pepa Petrova, Igor Sinitsyn, Eugenia Kovatcheva, Ivan Garvanov, and Iva Kostadinova

12:45 – 13:00 Preliminary Summary and Way Ahead

13:00 – 14:00 Farewell Lunch

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