CONNECT University Summer School 2019 | Cybersecurity in an Age of Digital Transformation

From 24th of June until 5th of July 2019, the fourth edition of the CONNECT University Summer School took place, with cybersecurity as overarching topic. It was a top-class learning opportunity, allowing participants to get cutting-edge insights on the technical, policy, economical, and societal aspects of cybersecurity and digital privacy. More than 40 high level cybersecurity experts shared their knowledge and innovative ideas and discussed upcoming cybersecurity challenges for Europe. We encourage you to watch the recordings

The shift to a highly connected and digitised world brings not only new opportunities, but also new cybersecurity challenges. Today the cyber threat landscape is constantly changing and evolving. In order to secure our digital economy and society we all need to advance our cybersecurity competencies and adopt a lifelong learning approach. Especially, policy makers and technology players need to be well informed about cybersecurity. In this vein, the CONNECT University Summer School 2019 is dedicated to cybersecurity. Together with our European Commission cybersecurity and digital privacy experts we have tailored a programme which targets not only people who seek to advance their knowledge in cybersecurity, but also the ones that are not familiar with the topic and aim to broaden their horizon by learning more about a completely new field of interest. Through our programme we seek to inform you about the latest news, trends and challenges around cybersecurity and digital privacy.


Day I: 24.06.2019

Introductory session: Rethinking cybersecurity in the digital transformation age 

Day II: 25.06.2019

Session 1: International cybersecurity challenges 

Day III: 26.06.2019

Session 2: Digital privacy in a data-driven world 

Session 3: Protecting our digital identity and privacy in a hyper-connected world 

Day IV: 27.06.2019

Session 4: Strengthening the EU's cyber defence and resilience 

Cybersecurity demonstration by CSIRTs

Day V: 28.06.2018

Session 5: Cybersecurity risks in a technology-driven world 

Cyber Aware special session: Demo of a hacking 

Day VI: 01.07.2019

Session 6: The European paradigm for a safer digital world 

Session 7: Attracting and retaining more women in cybersecurity 

Day VII: 02.07.2019

Session 8: An overview of supply chain security 

Day VIII: 04.07.2019

Session 09: Cybersecurity in health, banking, transport and insurance 

Day IX: 05.07.2019

Session 10: Cybersecurity and digital privacy challenges of the future 

The participation in the CONNECT University Summer School 2019 was opened to all staff working at EU Institutions and Bodies. Externals attended by invitation only (the number of available places for externals are very limited). The sessions are recorded and everyone can follow them. 

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