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CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION FORUM

ENHANCING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
THROUGH GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND DIPLOMACY

MARCH 9-13, 2020

Bucharest, Romania

5th EDITION

The contemporary world is confronted with an ever-increasing number of international issues that cannot be exclusively managed at state-level. Countries are called to seek collective approaches to address these challenges, diplomacy being an essential component in their endeavors. Most of these global problems endanger critical infrastructures, and need continuous attention which translates into incessant international cooperation in dealing with them.

New types of diplomacy, such as cyber and CIP diplomacy are being created in response to the changing needs of our interconnected, digitalized society, generating the need to examine and explore the developments of this new strand of the diplomatic process. In the information-saturated 21st century, the most compelling narrative is set to win the day. Moreover, diplomats are not only spending more of their time in cyberspace, they are also, should the need arise, conducting an increasing amount of their activities outside the headquarters, often in conditions of substantial insecurity or serious underdevelopment.

The increasing use of information and communication technology also raises the issue of communication security in diplomacy, where confidentiality is of utmost importance, together with the protection against severe disruptions and failure of electronic systems. All these issues need to be considered by leaders around the world when imagining global governance and diplomacy in the field of protecting critical infrastructures.

TOPICS

– Cyber Diplomacy
– Cyber Security Regulatory Framework
– Digital Transformation & CIP
– CIP in the Future City
– Trends and Forecast on Threats, Technology, and future Measures against Cyber-Crime & Cyber-Terrorism

– The Future of Cyber Security
– Technologies transforming CIP: AI, 5G, Quantum Cryptography
– Emerging and future cyber threats
– Protecting the Infrastructure of the future
– Role of A.I. and Physical Security for Critical Infrastructure.

500+ thinkers & leaders shared their ideas in a new regional format!

More than 500 thinkers and leaders attended the previous edition of the forum and got involved in discussions regarding the critical infrastructure protection in Romania and in the region. The conference welcomed participants representing Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Italy Japan, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America.

The main goal of the CIP Forum is to increase awareness, build trust and facilitate regional, trans-regional and international cooperation on issues related to the protection of critical infrastructures through the promotion of formal and informal networks for sharing best practices. Given that critical infrastructures have become an integral part of the cyberspace and that the cyber field is constantly challenging our conventional views on governance, the Forum will also act as platform of debate on these newly emerged intersections.

This year’s edition focuses on the important issue of ENHANCING THE PROTECTION OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES THROUGH GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND DIPLOMACY.

We are eager to engage with you, to become a part of this strong platform of debate and to contribute actively to the creation of a knowledge-based ground for the development of future policies and initiatives oriented towards the protection of critical infrastructures.