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EU-HYBNET “Defined Innovations to Hybrid Threats” Event #EDIHT

Open for EU-HYBNET Partners, Network Members & Relevant EU bodies and Networks!

The “Defined Innovations to Hybrid Threats” event (#EDIHT) provides EU-HYBNET pan-European stakeholders (practitioners, industry, academia, NGOs) with an opportunity to learn about innovations (technical and social/ on-technical) that the project has identified as possible solutions to counter hybrid threats. The event will take you through the process of assessment, selection and analysis of all innovations.

The workshop will present research results from EU-HYBNET project’s work in selected target areas in which improvements and innovations for countering hybrid threats need to be taken up. The basis for research was found in earlier project activities where promising research, technologies and innovations have been identified as possible answers to pan-European practitioners and other relevant actors (industry, academia, NGOs) gaps, needs and vulnerabilities in countering hybrid threats. During the event, presentations will be given on how the assessment of the possible innovative solutions was conducted and how this leads to:

a) the formulation of target areas

b) the prioritization of innovations

c) inclusion into EU-HYBNET work dedicated to further processing of solutions for innovation uptake recommendations.

By organising the event at the start of the EU-HYBNET project’s next 2nd working cycle (October 2021 – March 2023), we hope that it might inspire you to suggest new ideas for countering hybrid threats, which we can then process from October 2021 onwards.

The workshop is open to project consortium and EU-HYBNET network members upon registration and aims at fostering information sharing on innovative solutions to counter hybrid threats.

Join the event on 4th October 2021 at 9.30-11.00 CEST!

CERIS Scenario-based innovation workshop - Save the Date

CERIS Scenario-based innovation workshop

Enhancing Infrastructure Resilience against Hybrid Threats

EU-HYBNET scenarios will be discussed during next DG HOME INFRA CERIS workshop!

This DG HOME CERIS workshop will focus on the European critical infrastructure protection highlighting present policy developments in the field. Topical elements, such as the hybrid conceptual model and key factors in countering hybrid threats, will also be presented.

In the first part of the Workshop, special attention will be given to the policy initiatives, especially the Critical Entities Resilience (CER)  and the revised Network and Information Systems (NIS2)  Directives, as they will pave the way for Europe to enhance measures to critical infrastructure protection.

New types of security concerns, such as hybrid threats in the context of critical infrastructure protection, will be highlighted in the second part of the workshop. The challenges of hybrid attacks to critical infrastructure will be presented using a large-scale cyber-attack scenario that includes three critical infrastructure fields (water security, communication systems, financial services) under attack.

Complexity related to interconnected physical-digital European infrastructures will be especially highlighted in the scenarios. The participants will be challenged to acknowledge how to increase security, resilience, and design effective preventive, mitigating and preparedness-related measures to protect against and to respond to cascading effects and hybrid attacks.

Save the date EU HYBNET Month

EU-HYBNET Month

EU-HYBNET Consortium is pleased to inform you that the EU-HYBNET Month will start very soon!

From 31st of March until 29th of April, workshops, training events as well as stakeholder group meetings will be held. You can find out more about our events and register by using the following links:

  • EU-HYBNET 1st General Assembly, 28 April 2021, (10.00-11.30 CET)
  • European Commission DG HOME and EU-HYBNET a Community of Users/ CERIS workshop, end of May (exact day TBC)

For more information:

Events will take place virtually on Zoom or BlueJeans platforms

Should you need any other information or support, please contact EU-HYBNET Coordinator Dr. Päivi Mattila paivi.mattila@laurea.fi  or EU-HYBNET Project Manager MS Janel Coburn janel.coburn@laurea.fi

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1st Future Trends Workshop #FTW (Deadline extended)

The EU-HYBNET consortium will hold its first virtual EU-HYBNET Future Trends Workshop, #FTW, on 31 March 2021. This first workshop will address expected future manifestations of hybrid threats, and their evolving nature coupled with the different points of view that may be expressed as to how current innovations and solutions may or may not apply in tomorrow’s world.

The purpose of the workshop is to support the stakeholders’ everyday work by providing a future outlook for strategic planning and consider consequences of today’s policy choices in long-term.

Ahead of the event, the participants will be provided pre-reading on future trends assessment from hybrid threats perspective, and one-pagers on the following topics, around which the breakout sessions will be formed: 

  • Intelligent infrastructures – new IT and smart cities; 
  • New geography – changing identities and power relations; 
  • New drivers of the information domain – platforms ownership, flows and influence. 

The event takes place virtually via BlueJeans platform. Agenda and meeting link will be provided closer to the event. 

Should you need any other information or support, please contact Ms. Emma Lappalainen: <emma.lappalainen@hybridcoe.fi>

1st Innovation Knowledge Workshop #IKEW

The first workshop aims to provide practitioners, industry, SMEs and academia an opportunity to exchange information on challenges to counter hybrid threats and possible innovations to answer them.

The EU-HYBNET consortium will hold its first virtual EU-HYBNET Innovation Knowledge Exchange Workshop #IKEW, on 19 January 2021. This first Workshop will introduce participants to the EU-HYBNET project, its existing network and the EC’s interest to extend the network as a Pan-European hybrid platform for Members States’ needs. The first workshop aims to provide practitioners, industry, SMEs, and academia an opportunity to exchange information on challenges to counter hybrid threats and possible innovations to answer them.
This event will focus on the EU-HYBNET core themes which are:
• Future trends of Hybrid Threats
• Cyber and future technologies
• Resilient civilians, local level, and administration
• Information and strategic communications
The workshop is open to project partners and external participants upon registration and aims at boosting cross-fertilization between the EU-HYBNET project activities, other EU projects and institutional and industrial operators.

Please have a look at the booklet, you will find the agenda and the link to register to the event!