Foreword

"Cyber Capabilities in Hybrid Warfare Scenarios"

Venue: Scandic Infra City Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

TechNet Europe is the second largest annual event organised by AFCEA Europe. This conference is similar to TechNet International with an intimate feel that fosters networking opportunities and a highly-regarded industry and technology exhibition. 

The theme of this year's event is "Cyber Capabilities in Hybrid Warfare Scenarios.” TechNet Europe 2017 will be organised in cooperation with the AFCEA Stockholm Chapter and will be held under the patronage of the Minister of Defence, Sweden (confirmed). With the increasing tensions in the European area, civil-military cooperation is more important than ever. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Europe had seen more than 20 years of increasing peace and stability. Armed conflicts at the European borders seemed unlikely to occur. This led to major defence budget cuts (peace dividend) and a society that viewed management of hybrid crises not to be a high priority. With the current deteriorating situation at the European borders, there is a need to study scenarios including those that could lead to war-like situations. This emphasises the need for an appropriate civil-military Cooperation to master any rapid and antagonistic development. 
 
Featured confirmed speakers:
Mr. Peter Hultqvist, Minister of Defence, Sweden
General Micael Bydén, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces
Rear Admiral Maarten Tossings JSc, Principal Director and Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Defence, Principal Directorate of Organisation and Information (NLD)
Mr. Richard Oehme, Director, Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (SWE)
Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, ENISA
Professor Matthias Ekstedt, Industrial Information and Control Systems, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology
 
 
Session Topics:
- Cyber Operations in Hybrid Warfare Scenarios
- Exploring Existing and Future Relationships of all Parties
- Cyber Security in the Future
- Keeping up with Speed of Development in Cyber - It is a Must!
 
 
 
From 9 – 11 October, in conjunction with TechNet Europe, the first-ever AFCEA Hackathon will be organised. During the hackathon, young professionals and students working as developers and designers will come together to solve challenges created by some of the leading companies in the field of cybersecurity.