Cybersecurity: what do we need to know?

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11:30 am
 – 12:30 pm

Cybersecurity attacks are pervasive and are more and more a reality of our everyday (digital) life. In case of attack, different actors have different priorities and it is not easy to know what support is available (if any) to address any threat.

This panel discussion will look at these concerns from three perspectives: that of public authorities (which institutions and solutions can be available to offer support), the regulatory and policy trends at the city level, as well as consider the needs and priorities of the private sector.


11:00 – 11:05 | Welcome remarks – Antonio Gambardella, Director, Geneva Foundation for Innovation  (FONGIT)

11:05 – 11:30 | Panel discussion 

Format: 5-8 min intervention from each speaker outlining a specific issue or raising a specific question.

  • Laura García Vargas, Research Associate and Manager of Institutional Alliances & Operations, Edgelands Institute
  • David Rufenacht,  Senior threat intelligence analyst, InfoGuard.
  • Michael Zard, Head of Growth, Proton VPN

Moderator: Jovan Kurbalija, Head, Geneva Internet Platform

11:35 – 12:00 | Q&A and exchange with the audience 

12:00 | Concluding remarks and end of the event 

The event is organised by the Geneva Internet Platform, the Geneva Foundation for Innovation  (FONGIT) and the Edgelands Institute.

The event is taking place at the FONGIT Headquarters (R.te de la Galaise 34, 1228 Plan-les-Ouates) during the Journée des entreprises organised by the Commune de Plans-les-Ouates.