Cyber ​​defense at Cecchignola


- IT defense the theme of the seminar "The Role of Cyber ​​Defense to Protect and Sustain EU" (the role of computer defense in the protection and support of the EU economy) that was held in the military city of Cecchignola, at the school transport and materials.

The event is part of the defense ministry's activities during the Italian presidency of the European Union council.

The conference was introduced by the intervention of defense minister Roberta Pinotti who highlighted how "the strategies and methods of technological competition in information management are difficult to categorize, by virtue of a dynamic and discontinuous evolution determined by continuous technological leaps" . The problem is no longer "to obtain information" - added the minister - "but to process an enormous mass in real time, in such a way as to find those of interest, relate them to each other and allow decisions in useful times".

"Threats in the cyber space" - stressed Minister Pinotti - "represent a challenge to the stability, prosperity and security of all nations, and the actions of attack can be originated by state entities, terrorists, criminal groups or by individuals seeking information or destroying and damaging computer systems or the data contained therein. "

The Minister of Defense of Estonia, Sven Mikser, the Latvian Undersecretary for Defense, Janis Sarts and the Chief of Defense, Admiral Luigi Binelli Mantelli, also took part in the conference.

Through interventions and debates, the conference offered hints to discuss the challenges and future prospects in the field of industrial development on information security to protect and support the European economy with testimonies of high institutional positions and representatives of the industrial world engaged in the field of security IT, including the prefect Giovanni De Gennaro, president of Finmeccanica.

There were four main topics for the experts:

- the cyber defense policy within the framework of the European security and defense policy which includes the new global commons;

- cyber defense and security: how to innovate private public partnership models and encourage training, training and common exercises;

- architecture and technology for cyber defense: the lessons learned and the importance of future enabling technologies;

- computer emergency response teams (CERT): how to promote best practices across Europe to harmonize the emergency response.

Many companies operating in the field of information security were present with their stands to illustrate the progress achieved.

Monica Palermo