The conference in Krakow is not the first event on cybersecurity. Similar conferences are being organized around the world.
The Krakow conference will build on the discussion held during the High Level Meeting on Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation held in Bucharest on 8-9 November 2016 LINK and during the High Level Conference on Drones held in Warsaw on 23-24 November 2016. LINK
The Bucharest Declaration called for European coordinated approach to cybersecurity in aviation, tasking the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to facilitate the European Strategic Coordination Platform (ESCP) and encouraging national aviation authorities to set up an aviation sector-specific Computer Security Incident Response Team, closely collaborating with the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and European Centre for Cyber Security in Aviation (ECCSA) on the European level, and to organise the sharing of information.
The Warsaw Declaration called for a swift development of a drone ecosystem and confirmed the need to tackle, in a timely manner, security issues, including cyber-security, and to enhance cooperation between security, defence and safety actors.
The aim of the conference is to discuss the progress achieved so far, including institutional set-up, legislation advancement, risk assessment methodology, cybersecurity promotion, research activities, commitments and resources devoted to cybersecurity and to establish a ground for the future European strategy for Cybersecurity in Aviation and the Cybersecurity Road Map that will define the future EU actions that have to be undertaken in order to ensure a secure environment for aviation.
At the end of the first day of the conference it is planned to adopt the Krakow Declaration.