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Dates in 2021 to be confirmed

(postponed from 22-23 April 2020)

Tbilisi, Georgia

Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel

Building on the success of the first EaPConnect CyberSecurity Workshop, which took place in Berlin on 27-28 June 2018, this second event will take a more technical approach. EU and EaP experts will share their experience and best practices in CyberSecurity and invite to discuss and explore the topics and opportunities in more depth.

CyberSecurity is of vital importance in today's globalized world and hence for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. This event will introduce people and activities from the EU-funded projects CyberSec4Europe, Concordia and GN4-3, the current GÉANT project. Discussions will circle around what is needed especially for the EaP region and how people from EaP organisations could get more involved in European R&D in CyberSecurity.

This workshop is open for about 25 people with a relevant technical background, working in the area of CyberSecurity. EaPConnect project partners can request funding support to attend the event; other interested parties are welcome but would need to cover their own costs.

Dates to be confirmed once international face-to-face events become possible again.






Day 1

9:45 – 10:00

Welcome & Intro

Leonie Schäfer (EaPConnect),

Ramaz Kvatadze (GRENA)

10:00 – 11:10

Session I: Horizon 2020 CyberSecurity Pilot Projects


“CONCORDIA and the importance of information sharing for the future of the European Cybersecurity Ecosystem”

Pierre-Henri Cros (Univ. Toulouse, France),

Mario Maawad Marcos (Caixabank)

11:10 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:40

Session II: Capacity Building

“International Capacity Building: Improving Cooperation and Information Sharing”

“Working Together to Deploy Honeypot Sensors on a Large Scale”

Justin Novak (CERT Division Software Engineering Institute),

Piotr Kijewski (Shadowserver)

12:40 - 13:45


13:45 – 14:30

Panel “Challenges in CyberSecurity”

Moderator: Leonie Schäfer (EaPConnect)

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:30

Session III: CyberSecurity Solutions

“SIM3 - the maturity model to build and strengthen incident management capabilities”

“DNS Firewall @ SWITCH”

“Pentesting ChatOps”

Miroslav Maj (Open CSIRT Foundation),

Jakob Dhondt (SWITCH),

Melanie Rieback (Radically Open Security)

19:00 - Open End







Day 2


10:00 – 11:15

Session IV – eduVPN

(Two presentations + discussions)

Tangui Coulouarn (DEIC),

Yevhenii Preobrazhenskyi (URAN)

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Session V: GÉANT

“CyberSecurity at GÉANT”

Security in GN4-3” (by VC)

Mindaugas Gerdauskas (GÉANT),

Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Session VI – SOC tools & Intrusion detection system/Network traffic analysis AND/OR Web application Pen testing/security

(Two presentations + discussions)

Arne Øslebø (UNINETT),

David Heed (SUNET)

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45  - 16:10

Session VII – CSIRTS & Security Incidents

“Information system for sorting and distributing Security incidents based on big data analysis“

“Cyber exercises Portal”

“Setting up a CSIRT in Cyprus”

“Setting up a CSIRT in Armenia”

Alexandr Golubev (RENAM),

Aleksi Kistauri (GRENA),

George Konnis (CYNET),

Sergey Abrahamyan (ASNET)

16:10 – 16:30

Wrap up & Conclusions




Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel

First Republic Square 1

Tbilisi 108



A special rate (EUR 129) has been arranged by GRENA with the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel (the venue of the Cybersecurity workshop).

If you wish to stay in this hotel, please contact

Other suggestions are:

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

Hotel Europe

In general, there are many hotels nearby the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, which has a very convenient location and can be reached by various means of transport from all parts of Tbilisi.

How to get there:

Airport to venue: Airport Taxi service at Tbilisi International Airport is available outside the terminal, just at the curbside of the Arrival Hall and provides 24-hour service to the passengers.

The journey time to the city center takes 20-30 minutes dependent on traffic. Taxi fee depends on taxi meter indication (From 40 to 50 GEL).

Phone Number:+995 32 2052100

Web Page : Airport Taxi


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