2014 Cyber Security Summit: Transatlantic Dialog between Business and Politics

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  • The digital protection of companies and states, as well as innovations for increased cyber security are in the spotlight
  • Third summit of the Munich Security Conference and Deutsche Telekom

For the third Cyber Security Summit, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and Deutsche Telekom will bring together representatives of the Federal Government, EU, NATO, US Government, and international leading companies. The summit taking place in Bonn on November 3 is inspired by the transatlantic dialog and digital defense cooperation between states and companies. With regard to the conflicting priorities of data privacy and data protection on the one hand and the need for intelligence and prevention on the other hand, the participants will also discuss the protection of critical infrastructures and innovations in the field of cyber security.

The participants include Brigitte Zypries (Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and former Federal Minister of Justice) who is responsible for digital policy, Sorin Ducaru (NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges) who is responsible for the new security policy challenges of the military alliance, Elmar Brok (Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs), Christopher Painter (U.S. Department of State Coordinator for Cyber Issues), and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, former German Minister of Defense and currently working for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – a U.S. American think tank for the government on social, international, political, and economic issues. The U.S. lawyer and data privacy expert Ben Wizner, who serves as legal counsel to Edward Snowden, will also be participating in the discussion. From the field of business, participants include Ingrid-Ellen Arnold (CIO at SAP), Siegfried Russwurm (Member of the Board of Management of Siemens), and Rik Ferguson from Trend Micro, one of the leading brains in the area of security technology. Representatives of the U.S. American cyber security specialists FireEye and Mandiant, whose cyber security solutions are currently among the most progressive ones, will also attend.

Please see below for the full agenda of the Cyber Security Summit of the Munich Security Conference and Deutsche Telekom:

10:00 a.m.

Welcome address, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger (Chairman, Munich Security Conference) and Timotheus Höttges (CEO, Deutsche Telekom)

10:10 a.m.

Keynote speech, Brigitte Zypries (Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)
10:25 a.m.Keynote speech, Andy Müller-Maguhn (Managing Director of Datenreisebüro ("Data Travel Agency"))

10:45 a.m.

Panel discussion – Recent Developments in Cyber and Information Warfare – Political and Business Implications

Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO Elmar Brok, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, European Parliament Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Distinguished Statesman, CSIS

11:45 a.m.

Panel discussion – Data Protection and Cyber Security – How To Find Common Ground?

Ben Wizner, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU) Speech, Privacy & Technology Project Clemens Binninger, Member of the German Parliament, Chairman of the Parliamentary Control Panel Klaus-Dieter Fritsche, State Secretary and Federal Intelligence Service Coordinator at the German Federal Chancellery

3:00 p.m.

Panel discussion – ICT Companies and Industry: Expectations and Responsibilities

Ciaran Martin, Director-General, Government & Industry Cyber Security, GCHQ Ingrid-Helen Arnold, CIO SAP Siegfried Russwurm, Member of the Board of Management, Siemens AG Elmar Theveßen, Deputy Chief Editor, ZDF

4:00 p.m.Keynote speech, Ashar Aziz (Founder, Deputy Chairman, Chief Strategy Officer, FireEye)
4:15 p.m.Wrap-up – Timotheus Höttges (Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG)
4.30 p.m.End of event

About Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 60,1 billion in the 2013 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany.

About the Munich Security Conference The Munich Security Conference (MSC), which was founded in 1963, is the most important independent forum worldwide for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers. Each year it brings together senior figures from all around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges. In addition to the traditional annual conference in Munich, the MSC has set up some smaller formats (particularly the MSC Core Group Meetings and the Cyber Security Summit) to debate on specific challenges in the field of international security policy in various capital cities around the world.