Together with its partners EhB, UCL, ULB and VUB, and with the support from Innoviris, Cyber Security Coalition, Centre for Cyber Security Belgium and Agoria, Sirris is organising an event to celebrate the successful completion of the projects in the SecurIT platform and mark the creation of the new Brussels Initiative on Cybersecurity Innovation (BICI).

Sirris is setting up an operational initiative with a goal to promote and advance collaborative innovation in cybersecurity: the new Brussels Initiative on Cybersecurity Innovation (BICI). Read more about this on their blog.

Launch of the Brussels Initiative on Cybersecurity Innovation 

13h30  Welcome
             Fadila Laanan, Secretary of State Brussels Region
             Herman Derache, CEO Sirris 

13h50  Innoviris, empowering cybersecurity innovation
             Dr. Katrien Mondt, Director Innoviris 

14h00  Sirris’ activities in Brussels
             Prof. Philippe Thiran, Regional Director Brussels Sirris 

14h10  Announcement of the Brussels Initiative on Cybersecurity Innovation
             Bojan Spasic, Project Leader Software Security at Sirris 

14h25  Public funding opportunities suitable for cybersecurity
             Jonathan Duplicy, Innovation Advisor Digital at Innoviris 

14h40 – Boosting Digital Transformation in the Heart of Europe
Dr. Claudio Truzzi, Program Manager, ULB

Industrial perspective 

14h50  Secure by Design – Of Digital Airbags and Crumple Zones
Peter Spiegeleer, Enterprise Security Architect, Proximus

15h20  Blending Innovation and Consultancy: Lessons Learned From Our 5 Key Mistakes
Kurt Ceupens, Managing Director, NVISO 

15h50  Coffee break 

Research perspective and SecurIT experiences 

16h10  BruFence, Scalable machine learning for automating defence system
             Prof. Olivier Markowitch, ULB 

16h20  C-Cure, Cost sensitive dynamic user authentication using reinforcement learning
             Prof. Ann Nowé, VUB 

16h30  SCAUT, Side-channel security for authenticated encryption
             Dr. François Koeune, UCL

16h40  SeCloud, Security-driven engineering of Cloud-based applications
             – Cryptography, Prof. Olivier Markowitch, ULB
             – Secure programming, Prof. Coen De Roover, Prof. Elisa Gonzales Boix, VUB
             – Privacy law, Ioulia Konstantinou, VUB
             – SaaS architectures, Nick Boucart, Sirris
             – Risk Management & governance, Prof. Georges Ataya,
Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management                 

17h05 SPICES, Scalable processing and mining of complex events for security analytics
Prof. Stijn Vansummeren, ULB 

Getting together on cybersecurity       

17h15 Matchmaking session (open floor, partner stands, drinks & finger foods, networking) 

19h00 End 

Info and registration

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