Hague Security Delta, One Conference – Deadline: 16 August 2019

In the Netherlands, October 2019 will be all about Cyber Security.

As part of the European Cyber Security Month, many events will take place providing the opportunity to exchange knowledge, ideas and innovations for a more secure future. There will not be a Cyber Security Week like previous years, but instead the Hague Security Delta supports and aligns with the existing initiatives during the Cyber Security Month.

The highlight of the month will be the One Conference from 1-3 October, including innovation showcases and network opportunities. It is organised by the Dutch government.

Amongst the other events are:
* The Europol-INTERPOL cybercrime conference
* The Unleashing Cyber Security Summit
* Alert Online
* Hardwear.io Security Conference & Training

Please know that we are also planning on organizing a ‘doing business in Holland’ session around the One Conference.

For an overview of the events visit: www.cybersecurityweek.nl

Tickets for International Delegations Attending the One Conference
We have the opportunity to invite international delegations to the One Conference (giving you definite access to the conference without having to go through the selection procedure). The number of tickets we have is limited, so let us know if you are interested in attending yourself and/or coming with a delegation.

If you reply to cybersecurity@thehague.com with the names of the people that wish to attend, you will receive the ‘GDH international delegation code’ to register at the One Conference website (https://www.eventure-online.com/eventure/participant/personalData.form).

The first closing of the registration is scheduled for 16 August, so please apply as soon as possible. If you won’t be able to meet this deadline but wish to attend, please get in touch with Bert Feskens (bert.feskens@thehaguesecuritydelta.com) at eh Hague Security Delta Foundation.

5th CYBERSEC European Cybersecurity Forum, Krakow – Event: 29-30 October 2019

CYBERSEC is an annual public policy conference dedicated to the strategic challenges of cybersecurity, launched in 2015, a unique in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the top five
cybersecurity events in Europe. Our mission is to build the foundations of mutual trust and translate challenges into n new opportunities for a better tomorrow.

With cyber disruption on the rise, the world is inevitably facing the emergence of new security challenges. They require responsible leadership to advance strategic actions and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders. A further development of our societies and economies will largely depend on whether we can make cyberspace truly secure. Strong confidence in digital public and commercial services is instrumental to build a trustworthy cyberspace. Meanwhile, current trends are alarming.

More and more state actors are developing their offensive capabilities to disrupt information systems of their adversaries, as well as using digital media to wage information warfare, which increasingly puts the foundations of democracy in jeopardy. Furthermore, the likelihood of terrorist activities in cyberspace and increasing cybercrime which generates enormous losses for the global economy complement this rather grim picture.

The EU is strengthening its strategic autonomy. However, to build cybersecurity in Europe it is necessary to maintain close transatlantic relations and enhance regional cooperation. Governments create strategies, policies, standards and rules for cybersecurity, but they cannot forget that their implementation hinges upon close and trust-based cooperation with private sector. And finally, all actors must act with the welfare of every citizen in mind

To register go to: https://cybersecforum.eu/en/krakow/about-cybersec/

1st CYBERSEC Washington Leaders’ Foresight – Event: 19th March 2019

The aim of the CYBERSEC Washington Leaders’ Foresight 2019 is to give proactive guidance on how to develop innovative digital strategies, implement state-of-the-art secure digital infrastructure and develop cybersecurity policy statecraft along with transatlantic cooperation in the Three Seas Region.

First CYBERSEC event to be held in Washington will bring together high-level EU and U.S. officials, representatives of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) countries, businesses, academia and the NGOs leaders. The aim of the CYBERSEC – Washington Leaders’ Foresight 2019 is to foster greater political, business and security synergies between the United States and the 3S region by developing digital and cybersecurity cooperation. Forward-looking proposals of such cooperation have been formulated within the Digital 3 Seas Initiative (D3SI) launched by the Kosciuszko Institute together with a group of regional think tanks and with contributions by the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington D.C.

The D3SI highlighted the need of pooling together technological capacity and resources and the recognition of cybersecurity as an overarching dimension to foster secure digital transformation in the Three Seas region and beyond.

To register go to: https://cybersecforum.eu/en/washington/about-cybersec-dc/

2nd CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders’ Foresight – Event: 20th February 2019

CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders’ Foresight is an exclusive, high-level meeting that aims to discuss the activities to enhance European cybersecurity preparedness and foster a competitive IT industry.

The central topics of the discussions will be based on the recommendations and key takeaways discussed during the 4th European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC that took place in Kraków, on 8-9 October 2018. The topics will refer to the cyberthreat landscape and its constantly evolving challenges, that in order to ensure the safe digital future, must be assessed by the stakeholders on a regular basis.

Conference Venue: Microsoft Executive Briefing Center, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

To register go to: https://cybersecforum.eu/en/brussels/

GlobalEPIC at Next Cyber Taiwan – Event 20-21 May 2019

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan have extended an offer to members of the GlobalEPIC Ecosystems (of which Cyber Wales is a founder member) to fund visits to the Explore Next Cyber Taiwan event in May.

There are 3 offers:-

International Business Matchmaking
Who: up to five cybersecurity companies from Global EPIC member countries
Benefit and How: To exhibit at the event for business promotion and to give one or more speeches related to market or technology trends for showing technical insights
Invitees’ package: To cover up to 4-nights with flight & hotel cost
Limited seats available

Accelerator Program
Who: up to five accelerators from Global EPIC member countries
Benefit and How: To participate in the start-up pitch and discuss the cooperation with Taiwanese accelerators
Invitees’ package: To cover up to 4-nights with flight & hotel cost
Limited seats available

Integrated Service Platform – EPIC One Stop Security Service Platform
Who:cyber security companies/startups from EPIC member countries
Benefit and how:Constantly promotion event for platform registered security solutionsIn place, free infrastructure for demonstration and trial of security products, continuous bug bounty program for ICT equipment and information systems, chances to team up with local vendor to participate in local project (healthcare, CIIP, government…) and to establish real field try reference cases
Can be potential platform for Global EPIC’s global marketing and services

In addition, there is a Bug Bounty Challenge
White hat hackers are welcome to participate in the Bug Bounty Challenge (the first round starts in May) to find bugs in devices under test (DUT) (such as IoT products) and win prizes.
Companies who produces IoT products are welcomed to provide device under test to obtain a free test report.

For more information contact Contact: ChiehlinHuang, +886-2-26557600 #138, chiehlin@itri.org.tw

BWtech Executive Workshop – Event: 1st -2nd April 2019

The iCyberCenter@bwtech Executive Workshop  provides an intimate, small group, content rich experience that provides critical insight and a competitive advantage for companies entering the US Marketplace.  
The upcoming program date is  April 1st at iCyberCenter@bwtech and will end the following evening, April 2nd  with a Cybertini networking event. 
The two day program provides deep insights on the cyber ecosystem here in Maryland, how to navigate US business protocols – meet strategic contacts and effectively launch your US operations. 
This program is also available to accommodate delegations of 4 or more companies who are interested in visiting Maryland outside of a currently establish date.  
More information can be found on the iCyberCenter  Executive Workshop Link.

BWtech RSA Pitch Competition – Event: 6 March 2019

iCyberCenter are running a RSA Pitch Competition for International Cybersecurity Companies which bwtech is hosting Wednesday morning March 6th – from 8:00 am to 9:30 – at Venable Law Firms offices just minutes away from the main Conference Center in San Francisco.

Please register on the following link RSA Pitch Competition Registration Link – as an attendee if you plan to attend.

Feel free to share the link with your partners and companies whom you feel would be interested and valuable to have in the room.

If you know any International Cyber Product Companies who are interested in competing – please share the link to the RSA Pitch application to apply.

We will be engaging up to 10 companies to give 3 minute pitches with 2 minutes of Q & A. The top 3 companies receive Free tuition to the upcoming iCyberCenter Executive Workshop on April 1st – 2nd at the RSA Conference.

The Hague Security Delta Update – 8th January 2019

Welcome to The Hague Cyber Updates.

Through this newsletter we’d like to keep you up to date on upcoming opportunities, news and events on tech in The Netherlands; starting with a FinTech event in Amsterdam on 13 and 14 March.

To a successful 2019!

For this first edition, and the beginning of the new year, we’d like to provide you with an overview of our upcoming activities in 2019. Do let us know if you’ve got anything exciting coming up as well, or if there’s anything else we can help you with.

Otherwise, we’ll hope to catch up soon at one of our events. Continue reading for our FinTech mission in March, our Tech mission to The Next Web in May and an InfoSec event in June.

FinTech Mission

On 13 and 14 March, we’re organizing a FinTech trade event in Amsterdam, with company visits and 121 matchmaking with the industry’s movers and shakers. Sign up here.


On 9 and 10 May we are planning a mission to one of the biggest tech conferences in Europe; The Next Web in Amsterdam. Currently we’re gauging interest for UK tech companies to join our mission. Are you one of them? Leave your email here and we will send you more information.

InfoSec London

On 4-6 June, there will be a Dutch mission to InfoSec in London. We’re currently planning a joint event for UK and Dutch companies and buyers to meet, share experiences and build partnerships. Drop us a line if you’re interested.

iCyberCenter Executive Workshop, Maryland – Event: 29-31 October 2018

The iCyberCenter@bwtech is hosting an Executive Workshop  for international cybersecurity companies October 29-31st, 2018.

It is a great opportunity to learn more about whether your company is ready to enter the US market, how to do so effectively, and why Maryland is such a strong US cyber business launch location. 

Attending companies will meet in private group sessions with CISOs from multiple industry verticals, with VCs and angels who invest in cyber companies, and with other leaders and resources from across the state. 

This October’s workshop also includes attendance at the TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo in College Park, Maryland on October 30th.  Our previous workshop in June hosted eight international companies from the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.  A limited and select group of domestic cybersecurity companies may be also invited to join in this special October program.  Please contact Nick Zajciw (nickzajciw@umbc.edu), Cyber Incubator Manager, bwtech@UMBC for more information. Early bird rates are still available!

The iCyberCenter is located in the Cyber Incubator at the bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park (Cyber Incubator).  bwtech@UMBC is home to over 130 companies including 55 Cybersecurity companies.  Through its partnership with UMBC, highly influential industry partners, the government, economic development administrations and various associations, the iCyberCenter is able to provide top-notch business assistance for companies looking to enter an ever-growing market.  The iCyberCenter connects companies to potential mentors, customers, investors and partners through its training, networking events and incubator program.  Ultimately, the iCyberCenter accelerates entry into the U.S. Cyber market by providing the resources necessary to make an impact.


B-Hive Digital Week, Belgium – Event 23-30 September 2018

We would like to invite you to participate in the B-Hive Digital Week in Belgium, September 23-30 and in particular join us for the Digital Finance Europe conference.

B-Hive Welcome Days, Sept. 25
We invite over international Hubs, Corporates and Tech startups / scale-ups to explore business opportunities in Belgium through meetings and information sessions with key financial players, government stakeholders and tech organizations. Reach out to me if you would like to join, or if some of your members are interested!

Hackathon, Sept. 24-25
This hackathon stands out for at least two reasons. First, it is a joint initiative of B-Hive and five of its partners – major financial institutions such as Ageas, Allianz, AXA, BNP Paribas Fortis, Ethias. Second, the goal of the hackathon is not only to produce code, but to come up with ingenious and well thought out business solutions. This is because the hackathon’s partners intend to fund the best of these solutions as Proof of Concept projects. There will be a company track about Fraud Detection and an Industry Wide Vendor Management Platform and an open track about Adoption of New Mobile Payment Systems for the mass consumer and the unbanked.
Find more information and register here.

Digital Finance Europe, Sept. 26
B- Hive and EBF (European Banking Federation) are organizing a conference at the National Bank of Belgium to connect with key players of European financial services, fintechs and regulators.

Supernova, Sept. 27-30
Be inspired during this four-day tech summit featuring game-changing keynote speakers, 55 promising European scale-ups and cutting-edge tech companies.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me or my colleagues.

Kind regards

Raf De Kimpe
Business Development
Pipeline & Partner Management

+32 472 36 37 17
raf.dekimpe@b-hive.eu | www.b-hive.eu