"The Challenge of the Changing Risk Landscape" was the special theme of the 4th Summer School jointly organised by The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and FORTH on 27 June - 1 July 2011, Crete, Greece.
The Changing Risk Landscape refers to the dynamics, dependencies and complexity inherent to Information Technology. In this context, the changing security “ecosystem” is one of the main challenges of Information Security. The relevant stakeholders need to improve reaction, and extend collaboration and information exchange in order to achieve timely and effective responses to the posed challenges. This seems to be the only option for Information Security in the continuous arms race between defense strategies and offense attempts.
ENISA is dedicated to promoting a culture of security in Europe that will improve the ability of EU member states to respond to cyber-attacks. It does so, by pursuing a strategy of mitigating risks through awareness, studies, reports and position papers on current NIS matters. Towards this objective, ENISA and ICS-FORTH brought together in this summer school a distinguished faculty from around the world with the purpose of identifying current trends, threats and opportunities against the background of recent advances on NIS measures and policies.
Recognising the multi-dimensional facets and intricacies causing changes in the information risks landscape, an array of lectures covered a variety of key aspects on policy, economic, legal and research matters. The audience included policy makers from EU member states and EU institutions, decision makers from industry and members of the academic community.
By going through a natural evolution cycle, but also by adopting current trends in networking and exchange of knowledge, this year’s Summer School helped increasing interaction among participants. Breakout sessions enhanced the dialogue and exchange of ideas, while cutting edge security issues were collected before the event through publicly accessible fora and channelled into the discussions.
Summaries of these interactive sessions were compiled and distributed during the event.