Author: Valentina Del Rio / Pluribus One
On June 22nd 2023, Pluribus’ acclaimed Cyber Journey event took place on Sardinia, featuring a special focus on EU-funded cybersecurity research.
In the past few years, cyber-security has transitioned from a niche interest to a widespread topic of news, discussion, and attention in mainstream publications and blogs.
What is the sophistication of all the cyber-attacks we know about? If a systematic approach is taken to the problem, can they be mitigated, if not avoided? What makes cybersecurity so important?
As a result, raising awareness is as important as ever.
Therefore, PLURIBUS ONE, a KINAITICS partner, has started organizing “Cyber Journey” in 2023 (www.cyberjourney.it). Cagliari (ITALY) is the venue for this physical event, and it is an opportunity to learn about this rapidly growing sector, the dynamics and techniques that guide modern attacks, and the steps needed to set up and execute defense activities correctly, while keeping an eye on the regulatory references that must guide its execution.
Taking place on the 31st of March, 2023, the first edition featured SAP, Microsoft, TRELLIX, and covered some of the hottest cybersecurity topics.
An all-day event provided participants with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of cybercrime and the fundamental factors driving it, as well as how threat intelligence plays a crucial role in preventing, detecting, and mitigating cyberattacks, as well as how banking malware affects mobile platforms. Compliances, risk management, and business continuity issues have been discussed as well.
With more than 140 people registering and about 110 participating, the event was a great success.
On June 22nd, Cyber Journey held its second edition.
This edition is dubbed “Europe Edition” because it gave researchers from EU-funded projects the opportunity to foster cooperation and exchange ideas.
Software security and solutions enabling software security were the main topics of the entire event. As a de facto reference organization for Software Security, the OWASP Foundation has been supporting the event through its Italian Chapter and promoting a public call for talks.
A roundtable has been organized to discuss the application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity and their security.
As part of the round table discussion, KINAITICS described the vision of the project and the results that the consortium expects to achieve over the next two years. Cedric Gouy Pailler, project coordinator, attended the round table. The meeting also featured speakers such as Fabio Massacci (professor and AssureMOSS coordinator at the University of Trento), Enrico Frumento (senior cyber security researcher at CEFRIEL), and Maura Pintor (researcher at the University of Cagliari and at PLURIBUS ONE).
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) also participated in the event, describing the legislation and regulatory efforts that Europe is making to secure the digital world.
There were over 100 attendees from across Europe who attended the event to discuss cybersecurity broader, making the event another success for Pluribus One.
The event website, www.cyberjourney.it, provides all the details