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PORTUGAL CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 21, 2015

Forum Addresses Security Challenges in the Third Platform

In May, the chapter and IDC Portugal organized the seminar “Cybersecurity Forum: Security Challenges in the Third Platform” at the Joint Defense Institute (IESM) in Lisbon, Portugal. The event attracted more than 200 attendees, including members of the armed and security forces, government organizations, academia, research centers and industry. The forum's main objective was to address the strategies and the most current cybersecurity topics in the new technological paradigm based on cloud, mobility, big data and social business technologies. The opening session included Rear Adm. João Valente dos Santos, PRT NA, deputy director of IESM; Rear Adm. Mario C. Durao, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president, and Gabriel Coimbra of IDC Portugal. Jose Carlos Martins, coordinator of the National Cybersecurity Center (NCS), delivered the keynote address, which described the organization and its competencies, objectives and projects. In the first session, Timóteo Figueiró, research and consulting manager for IDC Portugal, presented the trends in information security and the security challenges, stressing that the third platform will increase vulnerabilities. Christian Patrascu, director of product management for Oracle Corporation, discussed the new digital economy's potential, and David Claudino of Indra in Portugal described the technology that should be used in cybersecurity. He also stressed the importance of training people at all levels of an enterprise in cybersecurity. The second session started with a presentation by Maj. Gen. Arnaut Moreira, PRT A, director of the army's biggest and oldest cybersecurity exercise in Portugal. Gen. Moreira described the objectives and the mechanics of the exercise, inviting all the companies present at the seminar to join the next exercise in November. Enrique Martin, Cybersecurity Excellence Center director, Telvent Global Services, and Marc Sarrias, regional sales manager IBERIA, Palo Alto Networks, delivered the vision of their companies on cybersecurity. The law of cybersecurity was presented by Sofia Casimiro of Vieira de Almeida and Associates Consulting. Finally, Col. Luis Camelo, PRT A, chief of the Cyberdefense Center, explained the view of the armed forces on cybersecurity.

Event Photographs:

Members of the armed and security forces, government organizations, academia, research centers and industry participate in the May forum.
Members of the armed and security forces, government organizations, academia, research centers and industry participate in the May forum.
Rear Adm. Mario C. Durao, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president, speaks at the opening session of the May event.
Rear Adm. Mario C. Durao, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president, speaks at the opening session of the May event.
Maj. Gen. Arnaut Moreira, PRT A, director of the biggest and oldest army cybersecurity exercise in Portugal, describes the objectives and the mechanics of the exercise during the May forum.
Maj. Gen. Arnaut Moreira, PRT A, director of the biggest and oldest army cybersecurity exercise in Portugal, describes the objectives and the mechanics of the exercise during the May forum.

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