ReESRA 2016-2017: Reshaping the European Security Research Agenda for 2016-2017

CAMINO’s 1st Experts Workshop

18th September 2014

Kursaal Bern, Bern, Switzerland

The ReESRA 2016-2017 workshop provides multiple SMEs, industry, scientists and end-users communities with a forum for the exchange of ReESRA 2016-2017 visions and challenges as well as the elaboration of strategies to those ends. In particular, the goal of the workshop is to gather insights regarding Cyber Security in the field of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) in Europe and beyond and to discuss further developments in methodology, technology, and foundations for the design and effective implementation of Cyber Security in CIP that enable the realization of Smart Critical Infrastructures and so Smart Cities. The outcome will thus help towards the clarification of the various interpretations, commonalities, and differences, thereby paving the way for a more structured and well‐founded approach to future CIP roadmaps and initiatives, including research and technology, education and training, ecosystems and standards.

Besides invited keynote speeches, the workshop will include:

  1. Presentation of CAMINO report on Main Research Gaps in Cyber Security Research
  2. Presentation of four project proposals to be submitted for the 2015 call
  3. Visions and challenges of technological, organizational, business and societal nature
  4. Roadmaps for CIP – suggested course of action that meet defined visions and challenges
  5. Demonstrations of Cyber Security solutions from regional and international efforts already undertaken or under way
  6. Representatives from academia, industry and policy makers are invited to take part of this event.


Preliminary Agenda

08:30 – 09:20 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:20 – 09:25 Welcome Dr. Thomas Staub
09:25 – 09:40 CAMINO – Project Introduction Dr. Michal Choras
09:40-11:00 Session 1 – Cyber Security in Critical Infrastructures and Commercial Services
Keynote 1
Cyber Security from a perspective of an operator of a critical infrastructure
As head of Information Security in Switzerland’s largest nuclear power plant, Rolf Brunner will give an overview of security and safety requirements important to cyber security. He explains some of the real-life challenges and cyber security threats, with which a nuclear power plant is confronted and gives an impression of some of KKL’s cyber security building blocks. From the practical perspective of an operator of a critical infrastructure his conclusions will show the key issues for cyber security.
Rolf Brunner
(KKL Leibstadt, nuclear plant)
Keynote 2
About the perception of security (products / services)
As security experts we know why we work on this topic. It is easy for us to understand why you this or that product. However, for “normal” people security is not that obvious. In the context of our own development of new security products we talked to a lot of experts and “normal” people about the perception of security. We learnt a lot and this process is still not finished. During this talk we want to share some of the finding and give input for discussions of that topic.
Dr. Carolin Latze
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Session 2 – Threats and Opportunities
Wireless communication – an Achilles heel in Critical Infrastructures
Slides not publicly available, please contact us.
Wireless communication networks are exposed to a special type of cyber-attacks called “Jam and Spoof” where the original signal is blocked and a false signal is transmitted. This type of attack is threatening not only Air and maritime traffic but also the future critical infrastructure of smart cities.
Erel Rosenberg
Keynote 3
Cyber Security – an Asian perspective: The trends of Cyber Security research activities in Korea
This presentation will provide the trends and the activities of Cyber Security research in South Korea. In addition, the recent research activities conducted by ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute; will be presented.
Dr. Kim, Jong Hyun
(Cyber Security Department of ETRI, South Korea)
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch break; in parallel demonstration of Cyber Security solutions
13:45 – 14:30 CAMINO: Main research gaps in Cyber Security María Pilar Torres Bruna
14:30 – 15:00 Calls for 2015 of H2020 Work Programme Secure Societies Dr. Nicole Wyss
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:15 Presentation of 5 proposals for the 2015 call:
Crisis management work process and methodologies for alignment, cooperation and communication during EU-scale cyber-attacks in the financial sector CBRNE Ltd
Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Assessment and Collaboration through Virtual Reality National Defence University of Finland
Multi-type holistic analysis and time-varying geospatial modelling of critical infrastructure assets in a virtual situation awareness room Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv / Sec-Control
SPICE (Security & Protection of critical Infrastructures against Cyber-attacks in Europe) CASSIDIAN CYBERSECURITY
Networked Media Infrastructure for Urban Surveillance and Forensics RFSAT Ltd
16:15 – 16:30 Summary

Workshop's definitive Agenda

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The ReESRA workshop will be held in Bern, in the Kursaal Bern, the largest conference complex and event venue throughout the entire Bern region.

Some information about Bern:
Bern is the federal city and de-facto capital of Switzerland. The historic old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is largely medieval and includes different famous sites such as the medieval clock tower (Zytglogge), the medieval prison tower (Käfigturm), an impressive 15th century Gothic cathedral (Münster), the French Church, a 15th-century town hall, the granary, eleven Renaissance allegorical statues on public fountaines and 6 kilometres of arcades. Other attractions are the bear park (Bärengraben), the Houses of Parliament / Parliament Square, the former residence of Albert Einstein (Einstein House), the Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and Zentrum Paul Klee showing the world’s most important collection of works by Paul Klee.

Recommended hotels:
Hotels near the train station: Sorell Hotel Ador, Hotel City, Hotel National, Best Western Hotel Bären, Hotel Savoy, Hotel Metropole

5-star superior: Hotel Schweizerhof Bern (directly at the train station), Hotel Bellevue Palace (just besides the houses of parliament)

4-star superior: Hotel Allegro Superior (the hotel of our venue Kursaal), Hotel Belle Epoque (old town), Hotel Innere Enge

Unfortunately, we cannot offer you any discounts on the hotels, but via or Trivago some reductions are offered.
In addition, you can explore the list of a hotels in the region of Bern by Bern Tourism.

A short info about the venue can be downloaded here.

Important dates:
Submission deadline for research project ideas: August 31th, 2014
Research project proposals: We invite SMEs and an academic institutions to present their project proposal ideas for the upcoming call Security call 2015. Please send us a short abstract of the project idea, the specific target call and request for partners. A Word template is available available for download. Among all submissions, four proposals will be selected for presentation during the workshop for networking. Registration to workshop is mandatory. Selected research project ideas will be notified by September 7th, 2014.
Submission deadline for demonstrations: August 31th, 2014
ReESRA offers the opportunity to show demonstrations about products and on-going projects in the area of Cyber Security to a wide audience. The proposals are solicited for demonstration in the area of Cyber Security. A proposal (no more than 2 pages) should describe scope, significance and required equipment. Demonstrations are expected to show working prototypes and commercial products. A Word template is available for download. Registration to workshop is mandatory. Selected demonstrations will be notified by September 7th, 2014.
Registration deadline for workshop: September 12th, 2014
Please be aware that the number of participants is limited and registration is on a first-come-first-serve base.
About CAMINO Project:
CAMINO is the Coordination and Support Action titled "Comprehensive Approach to cyber roadMap coordINation and develOpment", a European research project in the security domain "Developing a Cyber crime and cyber terrorism research agenda" funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme.
The two-year project commenced on the 1 April 2014. The CAMINO Consortium comprises ten partners from eight European countries: ITTI Sp. z o.o. and Police academy from Poland; Everis Aerospacial y Defensa S.L. and S21SEC Information Security Labs S.L. from Spain; Sec-Control Finland Ltd. from Finland; DFRC AG from Switzerland; Espion Ltd. from Ireland; CBRNE Ltd. from the UK; The National Research Council CNR from Italy, and University of Montpellier from France. There are also 22 supporting members including overseas external experts. CAMINO is led by ITTI, and is coordinated by Dr. Michał Choraś. In April, the Consortium celebrated the project kick-off meeting in Poznań (Poland). All partners were present and actively participated in specific sub-group working sessions aiming to better define the further workplan and the actions needed to meet the project goals.
The CAMINO main strategic objectives are as follows:
  1. Develop a comprehensive cyber crime and cyber terrorism research agenda, and
  2. Initiate long-term activities with the aim to provide a stable EU platform of security research experts and organisations.

CAMINO will prepare the guidelines, its professional community's recommendations and a comprehensive research roadmap for the European Commission regarding fighting cyber crime and cyber terrorism. CAMINO is offering a long-term EU cyber research platform with the cyber security "think tank". CAMINO is already strongly linked to the EU Integrated Mission Group for Security (IMG-S) Cyber Security Thematic Area (TA7), which is currently led by ITTI together with DFRC and Sec-Control Finland.

Workshop: September 18th, 2014