Past Meetup

Sofia CyberSec 2019

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Price: €99.00 /per person

Форум "Джон Атанасов", София Тех Парк

Boulevard "Tsarigradsko shose" 111Г · Sofia

How to find us

The event is going to take place in John Atanasoff Forum. Attendees should keep in mind that parking is available upon payment.

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Main Stage



Opening Session

Mariya Gabriel
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

Tomislav Donchev
Deputy Prime Minister

Gergana Passy
President, Digital National Alliance

10:00 - 11:00

Cyber Security is not a job for humans: AI solutions to cyber threats

AI is ideally suited to solve some of our most difficult problems, and cybersecurity certainly falls into that category. With today’s ever evolving cyber-attacks and proliferation of devices, Machine Learning and AI can be used to “keep up with the bad guys,” automating threat detection and respond more efficiently than traditional software-driven approaches.

Moderator: Teodor Panayotov
CEO, Coursedot

Aleksandar Ciric
Security technical sales, Southeast Europe, IBM

​Microsoft representative

​Formula 1 representative

Acronis representative

11:00 - 11:30

Networking coffee

11:30 - 12:30

Cybersecurity in the Public Sector: Navigating the Threat Landscape

The public sector faces a challenging new reality when implementing today’s “boundless” infrastructures: a spiraling threat to data security. Driving this growing threat are the evolving trends of mobility, cloud computing, and advanced targeted attacks, which combine to create challenges and insomnia for IT administrators. Today’s heterogeneous network environments demand flexible, integrated, open solutions that evolve as quickly as the threats themselves.

Moderator: Krasimir Simonski
Deputy Chairperson to the State e-Government Agency (SEGA)

Krassimira Bogdanova
Deputy Head of IT Security Operations, DG DIGIT-S

Aidan Ryan
Telecommunications Adviser, ENISA

Daniel Cohen
Senior Researcher, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC) and Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University

​Steven Mehringer
Head of Communication Services, NATO

​Ph.D. Mariusz Stawowski
Technical Director, Clico


Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

The future of Money: Cyber Security and Crime in the Fin Tech Era

Securing the internet is now a worldwide priority – and financial institutions, who are among the most vulnerable to such attacks, are at the forefront of determining what steps must be taken to minimize this inevitable risk. But how can the FinTech industry design regulations without impeding innovation? Does the entrepreneurial mindset to “get to the market fast,” undermine security issues? Is blockchain the next line of defense in the quest for cybersecurity?

Moderator: Iliya Lingorski
Chief Economist, Bulgarian Development Bank

Svetlin Nakov
Co-founder, SoftUni​

Yavor Kolev
Head of Cross-border Organized Crime Department at the General Directorate Organized Crime of the Ministry of Interior

Spas Ivanov
Sales Director, CENTIO

MasterCard representative

15:30 - 16:00

Networking coffee

16:00 - 17:00

Protecting citizens in the digital age or why cyber security should be in the curriculum

Current and emerging technologies present many opportunities for new ways of learning and engaging, but society must also meet the associated challenge to ensure its citizens behave safely and responsibly in the digital space.

Moderator: Defence Institute “Tsvetan Lazarov”

Denitsa Sacheva
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education

Krasimir Kocev
CEO, SoCyber

Lauri Tankler
Analyst, Cyber Security Service, Estonian Information System Authority

Vassil Velichkov
Founder and CEO, Sensika Technologies

Bogdan Pismicenco
Territory Sales Manager - Romania, Bulgaria & Republic of Moldova, Kaspersky

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