EIT Digital to hold first international symposium on cybersecurity

EIT Digital to hold first international symposium on cybersecurity

Event to take place November 23-24 in Rennes during European Cyber Week and will feature:

  • 200 international cybersecurity and cyberdefence experts
  • 13 keynote addresses and panel discussions on innovation in digital systems security and protocols
  • International B2B meetings and demonstrations of disruptive innovation

As part of European Cyber Week, over 200 stakeholders from the scientific community, industry, startups and EU institutions will come together for EIT Digital’s first cybersecurity symposium on November 23-24. The agenda will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, business networking sessions and presentations of disruptive innovations and the latest scientific endeavours.

Some of the leading names in cybersecurity have been lined up to open the event including: Professor Shay Geron from the University of Haifa (Israel) and Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General of the European Organization for Security (EOS). In all, delegates will be able to attend 13 keynote addresses and panel discussions, and participate in the many networking opportunities available throught the symposium.

The event is being organised under the auspices of the Pôle d’Excellence Cyber cluster and will feature a B2B platform giving delegates the chance to make valuable connections and grow their business operations. It will also allow scaleups and small businesses including the ones supported by EIT Digital to showcase their innovations and pitch to the international community.

Among the EIT Digital supported scaleups attending the event are SecludIT and Digiflak, both supported by the EIT Digital Accelerator. SelcudIT will present its automatic vulnerability detection solution for businesses, integrators and Cloud providers, a solution applicable to all types of infrastructure. And Digiflak will show how it’s broken new ground in electronic identity protection.

The work of international research organisations will be on show to encourage engagement with stakeholders and foster international co-operation and a gala evening will take place on Wednesday November 23, allowing all delegates attending European Cyber Week to socialise and network in a more informal setting.

Stéphane Amarger, Director of EIT Digital France says:

"Our involvement in Cyber Week will propel our Rennes-based cyber hub - Pôle d’Excellence Cyber - to the European level. This symposium offers a unique opportunity to showcase the latest scientific developments and major innovations in digital systems security and protocols, and to help turn these into market-ready solutions."

Examples of scaleups from the EIT Digital Accelerator:


Digiflak helps users and businesses protect computer-held data – electronic identities, sensitive information and network connections – by providing individual USB/NFC devices that are both efficient and simple to use.
Website :
Facebook: @digiflak
Twitter: @digiflak

Mynigma Mynigma
Mynigma is an automatic data encryption app designed to protect users’ messages. It uses an advanced communication platform allowing people to send encrypted messages via a user-friendly interface.
Twitter: @Mynigma
SecludIT SecludIT
SecludIT has put together risk management software for businesses, integrators and providers to safeguard their infrastructure, data, e-commerce sites at a time when people are shifting towards dematerialisation and the Cloud.

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You can access the B2B platform at:


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