Guiding event on eInvoice on May 29th in Brussels

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Next Tuesday, May 29th, there will be an event on electronic invoicing (eInvoice) from Companies to Governments (B2G) and on electronic billing services available for both public and private entities that will allow them to comply with Directive 2014/55 / EU.

This orientation day, organized by the European Commission, is held due to the legal limit for public entities of the Member States to implement the European Regulation on Electronic Billing, which will entry into force will  on April 18th, 2019, and which is extendable in one year for certain actors.

The purpose of the event is to demonstrate how electronic invoicing can contribute to the formation of the Digital Single Market, help generate cross-border services and provide other benefits for citizens, businesses and Public Administrations throughout the European Union.

In addition, it will help attendees to improve their understanding of the actions they must take before the end of the deadline and share the following steps for the implementation of eInvoicing in the EU.

Participation is open to all interested in eInvoicing, especially political actors, public entities and technical staff that develop eInvoicing solutions in the EU.

Topics to be discussed at CEF eInvoicing Event

Participants will learn about the latest developments around the implementation of Directive 2014/55 / ​​EU and will carry out case studies on the implementation of electronic invoicing. This event will also address the broader policy context that links eInvoicing with the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

Among others, the following speakers will participate:

  • Christian Rasmussen: Senior Business Development Manager at e-Boks A/S.
  • Alis Irena Riviere-Osipov: Director of eInvoicing and IT recruitment policies at the European Commission.
  • Peter Potzgieser: Senior Consultant in Business Innovation and Standardization.
  • Andrea Caccia: Senior consultant on process digitization and member of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum.
  • Caroline Corneau: Project Manager at European Commission Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT).
  • Agniezska Bajno: Project Manager at European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).
To see the CEF eInvoicing Event agenda, please click here.

Practical information on eInvoicing Event

Name of the event: CEF eInvoicing Event.

Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 horas (CET).

Location: Room VML2, Rue Van Maerlant 2, Bruselas (Bélgica).

If you wish to participate in the event, click on this registration form.

Event on cybersecurity held by ENISA last April 24th

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On April 24th, a new edition of the event on cybersecurity organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA, took place in Brussels (Belgium).

The conference was aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs), professional associations and public bodies related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and certification activities.

The objective of the event was, on the one hand, to increase awareness and deepen knowledge of the IoT and Industry 4.0 and its effect on the European cybersecurity market. On the other hand, it sought to increase collaboration among the members of ENISA by identifying common interests.

In addition, the ENISA Industry Event provided participants with an overview of the EU Certification Framework and its relationship with the European cybersecurity industry.

About “ENISA Industry Event”

The event, organized since 2015, serves to share knowledge about the cybersecurity sector. The fundamental objective of this activity is none other than to build a community in the cybersecurity sector in both the public and private sectors of the EU.

If you want more information about the event, please click here.

To consult the agenda of the day, please click here.

Impressions on Mundo Hacker Day 2018

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Mundo Hacker Day 2018Mundo Hacker Day 2018, the reference event on cyber-security in Spain, brought together professionals and experts in the field of cyber-security on April 25 in Madrid.

In this fifth edition, attended by more than 2,000 people, different experts from both Spain and Latin America exposed various relevant issues that affect the world of cyber-security at this time.

Among others, the following talks stood out:

  • The Upside Down World (Stranger Things). Antonio Ramos, Professor, presenter, writer and expert in Hacking and Computer Security.

Antonio Ramos exposed the advantages and disadvantages of the digitalization of society. In his opinion, automation is a positive step for modern societies but, if people are eliminated, digitization would be incomplete.

  • Round Table:

Kasperski: Dani Creus, Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analyst Team (GReAT), Kaspersky Lab / ESET: Josep Albors, ESET Spain Responsible for Research and Awareness / Panda Security: Conrado Crespo, Global Presales Consultant Panda Security / Viewnext: Antonio Navas Casado, Director of IS / HP Services: Melchor Sanz, CTO and HP / Sophos Presales Manager: Alberto Ruiz Rodas, Presales Engineer for Spain and Portugal at Sophos / Modera: Daniel de Blas.

  • Ay, ay, ay …. giving the bad guys where it hurts the most! David Conde, SOC / CERT Manager at S21sec

The speaker explained the field experience of the incident response service of S21sec in the fight against some of the most sophisticated organized groups operating in the international arena.

  • Round Table Hack Woman

Silvia Barrera – [IN] IT Security, Researcher, Cybercrime Specialist and Writer / Tamara Hueso – Senior Cybersecurity Analyst (IT-ERS) at Deloitte / Rosa Díaz – General Director Iberia Panda Security / María José Talavera – General Director IBERIA VMware / Albora Trimiño Díez – Cybersecurity Operator, IT Risk Fraud and Security / Miriam Martínez Muñoz – Member of HoneySec, Professor and Researcher at the University of Alcalá / Pilar Vila – Computer forensic expert / María José Montes – Head of cybersecurity of ESET Spain / Moderator: Desireé Rodriguez.

  • Digital Molotov. Gabriel Lazo Canazas.

This expert in cyber-security talked about the dangers of cyber-crime and the Deep Web.

  • Trape: The phising evolution. Jose Pino. Leader of the “TRAPE” development team.

Colombian researcher José Pino presented a TRAPE tool, developed by him, that allows people to track and execute intelligent social engineering attacks in real time.

  • When the threat is inside: detection and early response to attacks with Aruba Introspect. Artur Gradoli, Aruba Solutions Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The conference was directed towards large companies. Artur Gradoli explained the importance of monitoring the internal network in the detection of exceptional events.

  • Advanced Digital Threats: Perspective from the trenches. Dani Creus, Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analyst Team (GReAT), Kaspersky Lab.

The researcher spoke about the origin of threats in large organizations: 90% are routine threats, 9.9% are directed attacks and only 0.1% are carried out with digital weapons (such as Stuxnet, among others).

  • Recon Tactics . Simón Roses Femerling, CEO of VULNEX.

This expert exposed the methods to train the “blue teams” in companies to deal with external attacks.

  • Ensure Cyber Risk: Ciber Policies , from large multinationals to SMEs, what do they protect? Manuel Huerta, CEO of Lazarus, Expert in Forensic Computing and Professor of Electronic Probatory and Digital Research.

The cyber-risk policies represent a great business opportunity at present, due to the increasing threats to the protection of the data. Faced with an exfiltration of data, companies must face fines of 2% of turnover or 10 million euros if they are SMEs, or 4% of turnover or 40 million euros if they are medium or large companies.

  •  Security operations guided by Intelligence: what is the pyramid of pain? Jorge Hurtado, VP Managed Services & Advanced Cybersecurity Services at S21sec.

Jorge Hurtado spoke about the possibilities that exist to anticipate, detect and react to threats effectively. For this expert, security operations must go hand in hand with the intelligence strategies of the companies’ cyber-defense.

  •      Secret communications and “Stay-Behind” networks: the “Harpoon” project. David Marugán.

This cyber-security consultant gave a brief historical introduction about the Stay-Behind clandestine networks. In addition, he explained the operation at the technical level and of COMSEC (Security of Communications) of the secret espionage networks. He used as an example the FS-5000 transponder equipment “HARPOON”, used since the end of the Cold War for encrypted communications.

If you wish to visualize the agenda of the event, click here.

The European Commission presents a plan to enhance Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence

Yesterday, April 25th 2018, the European Commission presented a series of measures to enhance the use of Artificial Intelligence in the European Union with the aim of improving European competitiveness in this field.

The plan aims at increasing public and private investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI), preparing for the socioeconomic changes that this technology will cause and providing an adequate ethical and legal framework.

Promoting financial support and encouraging the adoption of AI by the public and private sectors

The EU should increase investment in research and innovation in Artificial Intelligence by at least 20 billion euros by the end of 2020.

In order to achieve this, the European Commission plans to increase the budget destined to AI by 15,000 million euros during the period 2018-2020 under the Horizon 2020  program.

These funds will be destined to the development of key sectors such as transportation or health and will serve to promote Artificial Intelligence research centers in Europe.

In addition, extra funding will be provided for Artificial Intelligence through the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which plans to invest more than 500 million euros by 2020.

European Plan on Artificial Intelligence

On April 10th 2018, 24 Member States and the European Union signed a Declaration of Cooperation for the implementation of a Strategic Plan in the field of Artificial Intelligence. This plan should be ready by the end of 2018.

Its objective is to maximize the impact of investment at national and EU level, to foster cooperation in the EU, to exchange best practices and to define the way forward together, in order to ensure the EU’s global competitiveness in this sector.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is a branch of computing that aims to create intelligent machines that work and react like humans.The research associated with artificial intelligence is highly technical and specialized. The core problems of artificial intelligence include computer programming for certain features such as:

– Knowledge
– Reasoning
– Problem resolution
– Perception
– Learning
– Planning
– Ability to manipulate and move objects

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