During the global pandemic, societies have moved online in an unprecedented way. Cyber threats and risks are exacerbated by this deepening digitalization.  

The second edition of the Big Cyber Ideas Festival is an online event taking place September 21-23, 2021, with the purpose of exploring key questions for cyber security and digital policy in Europe.  

We’re hosting three sessions across three days for practitioners, researchers, and the interested public. We’re bringing together academic, government, and private sector experts to catalyze wide-reaching conversations on key policy developments.  

The session topics will tackle key questions around cybersecurity journalism, public attribution of cyber operations, and global perspectives on European cyber policy, including: 


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
21 September, 4pm-5.15pm CET 22 September, 4pm-5.15pm CET 23 September, 4pm-5.15pm CET
Publicly Attributing Cyber Operations by the Private Sector Reflections on Investigative Journalism on Cyber Operations Global Perspectives on European Cyber Policy

– Juan Andrés Guerrero-Saade, Sentinel One
– Selena Larson, Proofpoint
– Saher Naumaan, BAE Systems


– Kim Zetter, Independent
– Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, VICE
– Hakan Tanriverdi, BR/ARD   

– Jinghua Lyu, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
– Pavel Sharikov,  Russian Academy of Sciences
– Pouria Askary, Allameh Tabataba’i Univ
– Arindrajit Basu,  Centre for Internet & Society

– Florian Egloff, ETH Zurich Center for Security Studies      
– Lilly Muller, King’s College London  

  – Max Smeets, ETH Zurich Center for Security Studies
– Jamie Collier, FireEye


– James Shires, Leiden University
– Monica Kaminska, Leiden University

The Big Cyber Ideas Festival is part of The European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative.