What Can Member States Expect From Their Cybersecurity Communities?

davidgoodmanGeneral News

03 September 2022

What Can Member States Expect From Their Cybersecurity Communities?

With the setting up of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) in Bucharest well under way, the other important dimension in the emerging European cybersecurity landscape are the National Coordination Centres (NCCs). Mirroring the initiatives and policies of the ECCC in the Member States, a key role for each NCC is to build strong relationships with the existing and emerging stakeholder communities, the experts and researchers in industry, SMEs and knowledge institutes that are driving the work of securing European society’s institutions, infrastructure and digital economy.

Understanding the needs of local communities is a paramount task for the NCCs.

Participating in this evening’s panel were leading representatives from several NCCs as well as the Vice-Chair of the ECCC Governing Board who will together explore the perspectives of the NCCs and their expectations and plans with regards to collaborating with their respective stakeholder cybersecurity communities.

Register here

18:30-20:30 Thursday, 15 September 2022

Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, rue Montoyer 21, Brussels B-1000


18.30 Arrival of guests and welcome drinks

19.00 Welcome:

  • Martin Friedrich Reinhardt, Head of Unit,  Affairs of the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sports, Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU
  • Kai RannenbergGoethe University Frankfurt, CyberSec4Europe Co-ordinator

19.10 Panel Discussion:  What can Member States expect from their cybersecurity communities?


  • Katarzyna Prusak-GórniakVice Chair, Governing Board  ECCC
  • Cristian Iordan, Project Manager, Belgian NCC BELGIUM
  • Christian HartlageAdvisor, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)  GERMANY
  • Bertrand LathoudHead of the Cybersecurity Competence Center (C3), SECURITYMADEIN.LU  LUXEMBOURG
  • Allard KernkampNCC-NL, Netherlands Enterprise Agency  NETHERLANDS

Moderator:  Kai Rannenberg Goethe University Frankfurt, CyberSec4Europe Co-ordinator

20.30 Reception