As part of the European Union’s ECHO project, Laurea and Business Finland, in cooperation with the European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO, Brussels), are partnering to organize multi-actor Cyber Morning to raise awareness around key cybersecurity topics. This autumn’s Cyber Morning lines up prominent EU speakers and experts! The webinar focuses on the dissemination of research findings of the ECHO project and their impact on the citizens and the cybersecurity situation of the European Union.

The purpose of the event is also to provide a platform for awareness, cooperation and partnerships with key actors, participants, and stakeholders, aiming to contribute to improving regional, national and European cybersecurity solutions and business development.

Date: 24th November 2022, 9.00-11.45 CET


9:00 – 9:10 Opening and welcome

  • Harri Ruoslahti [ECHO Laurea Project Manager, Principal Lecturer]
  • Kirsi Kokko [Head of Program, Digital Trust, Business Finland]

09:10 – 09:55 Keynote: European Cybersecurity Capacity Building Efforts (Focus on the importance of industry-academia and policymakers cooperation)

  • Luigi Rebuffi (Secretary General and founder, European Cybersecurity Org-
  • ECSO, Brussels)
  • Nina Olesen (Sector Head, European Cybersecurity Org-ECSO, Brussels)

10:00 – 11:00 Panel: Cybersecurity Capacity Building and the Role of the Academia-Industry Partnership

Moderator: Professor Nineta Polemi (University of Piraeus, Cybersecurity Research Lab, CTO & co-founder of trustilio BV)

Speakers (Panelists):

  • Ian Oliver [Scientist (Cybersecurity), Nokia Bell Labs]
  • Matteo Merialdo [Director, Engineering – Security Services, RHEA Group]
  • Paresh Rathod [Thematic Leader (Cyber RDI), Senior Lecturer (ICT), Laurea-Finland]Reijo Savola [Project Manager (Cybersecurity), University of Jyväskylässä-Finland]

11:05 – 11:35 Tech topic: ECHO Federated Cyber Ranges (E-FCR)

  • Harri Ruoslahti [ECHO Laurea Project Manager, Principal Lecturer]
  • Matteo Merialdo [Director, Engineering – Security Services, RHEA Group]

11:35 – 11:45 Closing by Laurea and Business Finland

We invite our collaboration partners, colleagues, industry representatives and higher education students to join us on the following link:

online Zoom webinar stream (no need for registration):

or Zoom access below (no need for registration):

Meeting ID: 684 4558 3901

Passcode: 722238

Come and join us on the 24th of November 2022 at 9.00!