Increasing cybersecurity in Europe

Yellow stars from the EU-flag are places on a keyboard. It is written Increasing cybersecurity and empowerment in the digital environment in Europe. Webinar 13the September 2023.

Webinar 13th September 2023 at 13-15 CET

Increasing Cybersecurity and Empowerment in the Digital Environment in Europe

This webinar is an effort to show the strength of our European community collaborating to make Europe a safer place in regards of cybersecurity.

Sign up here

Keynote speaker: Miapetra Kumpula-Natri – A member of the European Parliament

Miapetras topic is “How does digitalization strategy empower the companies and citizens of Europe and make Europe a safer place in regards of cybersecurity today and in the future?”

Miapetra Kumpula- Natri is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014. She is eager to promote European digitalization and human rights. Miapetra aims to find solutions to restrain climate change and to enable sustainable economic growth. She advocates for more investments in research, know-how and fair working conditions in the European Union. 

Miapetra takes special interest in digitalization, data economy, and artificial intelligence. She is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and Vice chair for the Delegation for relations with the United State (D-US).


Panel discussion: Leaders of EU-funded projects 

Projects coordinators of 3 different EU-funded projects will discuss about How do EU-funded projects empower the citizens and companies in Europe? How do the results of our efforts impact on the daily life of a European citizen? How to make the capability of our projects visible?”

Andrea Saracino (Ph.D 2015) is a researcher in Computer Security at IIT-CNR (Pisa, Italy). He is passionate about cybersecurity management and enforcement in challenging, distributed and dynamic environments, including mobile and constrained devices, with a focus on human factors and AI applications in analyzed systems. He is the project coordinator of SIFIS-Home.

Johan Lugnet, Associate Professor within Information Security at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Currently working in the Information Systems research group, focusing on Socio-technical dimensions of information security. Project leader for a cross-border corporation ISSUES (Information Security and digital Services for sUstainablE designS) within the Interreg Aurora programme, co-funded by the European Union. Recently acknowledged by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, IVA’s 100-list highlights current research with great potential.

Leena Toivanen (MBA) is an RDI-coordinator and project manager in Centria University of Applied Sciences. Toivanen considers digitalization as an excellent tool for change on personal, community and even cultural level. Her passion is combining digitalization with human and business development. Toivanen works closely with employment and work life transformation. Digital and data literacy, skill building and safety are the key factors of digital transformation in the future. She’s the project manager of DistanceLAB project. The aim is to tap into the business potential of the new, remote work environment. This is done through Baltic Sea Region wide collaboration.

The event is hosted by the SIFIS-Home project, funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement Nº 952652.

In collaboration with the ISSUES an Interreg Aurora project, and with DistanceLab an Interreg BSR project, co-funded by the European Union.

Questions?  laura.palovuori(at)

Poster for the webinar Increasing Cybersecurity and empowerment in the digital environment in Europe. Pictures about Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Andrea Saracino, Johan Lugnet and Leena Toivanen.