The 2nd ESA International Security Symposium (ISS), will take place at ESRIN in Frascati (Rome) on 7-8 March 2012, as a follow up to its successful first edition that took place on 9-10 February 2010.
The Symposium will focus on how technological evolutions and social networks have transformed the security-related activities of public and private international and national organizations that generate data and knowledge.
The following challenges will therefore be addressed:
- Which new threats are we facing?
- Are the current methods of sharing and protecting information, adapted to potential emerging threats?
- Should cyberspace today constitute an area of specific concern and how severe are the growing threats of ‘cyberfare‘?
- What measures should be taken to increase trust with personnel, and when does trust generate unacceptable risks?
- How and to which extent can institutions establish pre-emptive policies and regulations?
- Are there limits and counter-effects of physical barriers?
- How should we face the need to protect the knowledge our organisations generate?
- Are new and innovative mechanisms available to better control information sharing?
The Symposium will be articulated through a first plenary session to introduce the issues at stake and challenges with the participation of keynote speakers, and will then proceed with five thematic panels, where a high degree of interaction is expected.
In addition, industrial partners are invited to present their products and solutions in a dedicated Exhibition Hall and will also be given the opportunity to address the audience in floor events.