- May 16, 2019
- May 17, 2019
On May 16-17, 2019, the Aspen Institute Germany and the Ministry of the Interior, Digitisation and Migration of Baden-Württemberg hosted their high-level conference „Berlin CyberSecurityForum 2019“. It brought together more than 250 European, American and international top policy makers, legislators, engineers, hackers, civil society, academics and representatives of the business, privacy and security communities as well as media. Speakers and participants explored the challenges of today and tomorrow in keeping our digital space secure across keynotes, panel discussions, and seven seminar-style breakout sessions. Throughout the two days, discussion topics included the „Cyber Great Game“, Germany’s approach to cybersecurity the effects of AI on the cyber landscape, Ukraine as a laboratory for cyber as a domain of attack, cyber-security & privacy as well as cyber risk management issues, „Cyber Warrior“ recruitment strategies of the military, and the debate around cyber norms and internet governance. Speakers included Sir Julian King, EU Commissioner for the Security Union; Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Arne Schönbohm, President of the Federal Office for Information Security; and Ryan Calo, Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law. Additionally, we thank our supporters and partners – Microsoft, DXC.Technology, Atlantic Council, Brunswick Group, Deutsche Telekom AG, Brandenburgisches Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit – BIGS, Internet Economy Foundation – IE.F, Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V. and our media partners Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung & KI and the German language podcast Sicherheitshalber.