On Tuesday, March 5th, The European Institute, in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy, will hold a meeting of the Transatlantic Roundtable on Telecommunications & IT with Dr. Patrick Gallagher and Giuseppe Abbamonte on “Transatlantic Cooperation on Cybersecurity: Perspectives on New EU and U.S. Initiatives.”
Recent reports about the alarming increase of cybersecurity attacks on both sides of the Atlantic have upped the ante on both EU and U.S. officials to implement comprehensive strategies to effectively insure the security of IT infrastructure. Indeed, the recently adopted EU Cybersecurity Strategy gives strategic priority to the development of industrial and technological resources for strengthening security standards, implementing an EU wide certification system, as well as bolstering R&D, innovation and investment under the umbrella of Horizon 2020. One week after the adoption of the EU cyber strategy, the Obama Administration issued an executive order on improving cybersecurity for critical infrastructure that, among other things, tasks NIST with the development of a framework to reduce cyber risk. Dr. Gallagher and Mr. Abbamonte will offer their perspectives on U.S. and EU approaches and the potential for greater transatlantic cooperation in meeting current and future cyber defense challenges.
The meeting will be held at the Embassy of Italy, located at 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Please note that parking is not available on the Embassy premises, however there is limited street parking.
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary & Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology,
U.S. Department of Commerce
Giuseppe Abbamonte, Head of Unit, Trust and Security, Directorate, Sustainable and Secure Society,
DG CONNECT, European Commission