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.

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