Portugal, Lisboa, 19 abril 2018
Portugal, Lisbon, 19 april 2018




Portugal, Lisboa, 19 abril 2018
Portugal, Lisbon, 19 april 2018





“NATO–EU Cooperative Cyber Defence Capability Building”
Como o Smart Defence e Pooling & Sharing podem promover a Cooperação, a Transformação e a Inovação.

“NATO–EU Cooperative Cyber Defence Capability Building”
How Smart Defence and Pooling & Sharing can foster Cooperation, Transformation and Innovation.

Organizado pelo Ministério da Defesa Nacional (MDN)
Com o apoio do NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT)
NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP),
idD, CIIWA, EuroDefense Portugal, CINAMIL e AFCEA Portugal

Organised by the Ministry of Defence of Portugal (MDN)
with support from the NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT)
NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP), 

idD, CIIWA, EuroDefense Portugal, CINAMIL and AFCEA Portugal 


Programa | Program

Quinta-feira, 19 abril 2018 | Thursday, 19 April 2018


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Biografias | Biographies 


Luís Manuel Barreira de SousaMinister Plenipotentiary Luís Manuel Barreira de Sousa, Born October 25th 1957 in Lisbon. Married with four children. Under-graduation in Political Economy at the Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, from 1975-76 to 1979-80.
Graduation in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, in 1980-81.
Joined the Foreign Service in 1984. Junior diplomat in the departments of Political Affairs and of European Affairs from 1984 to 1987.
Advisor to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation from 1987 to 1989.
Deputy Head of Mission in Harare from 1989 to 1991. Deputy Head of Mission in Luanda from 1991 to 1995, and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. from 1993 to 1994. Deputy Permanent Representative in Geneva from 1995 to 1997. Deputy Director-general for National Defense Policy at the Ministry of Defence from 1997 to 1999.
Head of Mission in Sarajevo from 1999 to 2003. Consul-General in Sao Paulo from 2003 to 2006. Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2008. Head of Mission in Dili from 2009 to 2012. Head of Mission in Bangkok with jurisdiction over Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam from 2013 to 2015.
Ambassador for Cyberdiplomacy in 2016.

Neil Robinson

Neil Robinson is a Cyber Defence Policy Officer at the Emerging Security Challenges Division of the International Staff at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium.
At NATO, Neil’s work supports the Cyber Defence Committee as the senior political committee in NATO overseeing the implementation of the 2014 Enhanced NATO Policy on Cyber Defence and the Cyber Defence Action Plan.
Neil supports the ongoing efforts by Allies to bolster national cyber defence capabilities, chiefly through the Cyber Defence Pledge made by Allies at the Warsaw Summit in 2016 but also cyber defence planning through the NATO Defence Planning Process.
Neil additionally contributes to internal and external outreach concerning NATO’s cyber defence policies through lectures at the NATO School in Oberammergau, various other speaking engagements and mentoring of the younger generation of policy officials. 

Mr Mihkel Tikk

Mr Mihkel Tikk, Director, Cyber Policy an IT Department, Estonian MOD
Mihkel Tikk is the Director of Cyber Policy and Information Technology Department at the Estonian Ministry of Defence. In addition to the development and implementation of cyber security and defence related policies, he also coordinates information security management throughout the MoD's area of administration, including the Estonian Defence Forces. He is the representative of Estonia in various NATO and EU committees and at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
Before joining the Ministry, Mr. Tikk designed business processes and e-services for the Estonian government. At the Estonian Information Systems Authority he was responsible for the development of Estonia's State Portal, which has been acknowledged by the European Commission as the best State Portal in Europe.
He has advised the United Kingdom Cabinet Office IT Reform Group on their new IT-strategy and renewal of e-services. Mr Tikk is one of the founding members of the Estonian Cyber Defence League.


Colonel Philippe Van den Dorpe

In 1986, Colonel Philippe Van den Dorpe (born in 1963) obtained a master degree in engineering at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels. After a short passage as 2nd lieutenant in a logistics support unit in Germany, he joined the BEL Joint Staff IT Centre at Evere (Brussels), where he occupied several postings as database engineer, local network designer and software project manager. After passing Staff College in Brussels in 1997, and a tour as G6 branch head of the BEL HQ Logistics Division, he was appointed to follow the General Staff College in The Hague, Netherlands.
From 2002 on, he occupied several commanding functions in the Belgian Defence IT Competence Centre, covering the departments of Application Development, IT Infrastructure and Corporate Networks. Promoted colonel in 2012, he ended his tour as technical director of the competence centre before joining the NATO Headquarters C3 Staff in September 2013. Since May 2015, he is branch head of the Information Assurance and Cyber Defence branch at NATO HQ.

Lieutenant Colonel P.R. t Hoen

Lieutenant-Colonel P.R. ‘t Hoen was born in Amsterdam (Netherlands). On March 11th 1969. Before his study at the Royal Military Academy from 1995 to1996, he graduated at the Free University of Amsterdam in Computer Sciences and served as a conscript reserve officer from 1993till 1995. He held several junior command postings with battalion level units of the Signal Corps. In 1997, he was the commander of a NATOCIS Operating and Maintenance Team attached to the French logistical headquarters in Bosnia. In 2000 he deployed to Kosovo as CIS platoon commander and deputy S6 branch chief to the Dutch Engineer Aide Battalion. After being promoted to Captain, he returned to Bosnia in 2002 as the deputy company commander of the Dutch Signal Company dedicated to the Multinational Division Headquarters South-West. In 2003 he was assigned as a CIS policy advisor to the (former) Army Staff in The Hague. During this assignment he was allowed to take a masters in ICT management in part-time at the Middlesex University, from which he graduated in 2006. After a position of CIS advisor at the Royal Netherlands Army staff he was promoted to Major in 2006. As a Major he worked as an operational architect at the Command and Control Support Centre of the Defence Materiel Organization. In 2008 he was deployed to the EUFOR Chad/RCA mission as the senior national representative of the Dutch contingent and planner for the CJ6 branch of the Force headquarters. Returning from Chad he was admitted to the Higher Defence Education at the Netherlands Defence College from which he obtained his Executive Masters in Security and Defence in 2011. From 2011 until July 2015 he was assigned first as a junior staff officer and after his promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel as a senior staff officer to the Policy Support Branch of the Royal Netherlands Army staff.
As of July 2015 Lieutenant-Colonel P.R. ‘t Hoen assumed command over the joint Defence Cyber Expertise Centre as part of the Defence Cyber Command of the Netherlands. Lieutenant-Colonel P.R. ‘t Hoen is married to Mrs. Patricia ‘t Hoen. They live at Arnhem and have a daughter Melanie, aged 5.

Lieutenant Colonel Filip Gillet

Lieutenant-Colonel Filip Gillet serves as Head CYBER Directorate, General Intelligence and Security Service, Brussels region, Belgian Defence.
Filip Gillet was born on 05 June 1971 in Hasselt. He enlisted in the Royal Cadets School in August 1986 and joined the 144th promotion of the Royal Military Academy in 1989 where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in September 1991. He graduated in 1994 with a Master of Science in Engineering degree, specialization telecommunications.
Following Signals School, he successively served as a technical officer in various functions and domains. After graduating from the Major’s Course in 2004, he reported to the Operational Signals Staff of the Land component where he served as Plans Officer Training and Exercises. In 2005, he was reassigned to the General Directorate Material Resources where he served as a system manager for digital network infrastructures.
Promoted Major in 2008, he was appointed for the General Staff Officer course followed by an assignment as a Military Professor, Signals department at the Royal Higher Institute for Defence. From mid-2010 to mid-2012 Major Gillet commanded the Networks Department of the Communications and Information Center of Competence. In August 2012 he was appointed Deputy Director Corporate ICT. A year later, Lieutenant-Colonel Gillet was appointed Director Corporate ICT.
Since October 2015 Lieutenant-Colonel Gillet is commanding the CYBER Directorate in the General Intelligence and Security Service.
Lieutenant-Colonel Gillet is married to Trui Pattyn since 1995. They live in Roeselare, West Flandres province and have two children: Arne 20, and Robin 18.

Lt Col Luis Salomão de Carvalho

Lt Col Luis Salomão de Carvalho, Signal Corps Army Officer, qualified with the Staff Officer’s Course. Lt Col Luis Salomão Carvalho has a degree in Electronics and Computer Science and a Master in Military Electronics Engineering. He has been involved in several research projects and Cyber related working groups namely as Staff Officer at Army Staff HQ, in Lisbon, and as Staff Officer and Military Assistant of the Portuguese Military Representative to NATO and EU, in Brussels.
Lt Col Luis Salomão Carvalho is an expert on Military Operations and on Techniques and Military Technologies. In 2017 he was appointed Project Manager of the NATO Smart Defence “Multinational Project on Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T)” and the National Co-Leader at the European Union Military Training Group - Cyber Defence Discipline. He is now working for the Directorate-General for National Defence Resources of the Ministry of Defence, as advisor. 

Mario Beccia

Mario Beccia holds a university degree in Economics&Management, an MBA in management of innovation, and several certifications in the information technology domain (CISSP, CCSP, ITIL, TOGAF9). He started his career in 1997 by founding a startup company focused on the use of web technologies for businesses.
He joined NATO Allied Command Transformation in 2006, where he worked on business transformation and capability development programs. He started working in Cyber Defence in 2007, supporting the setup of the NCIRC program by collecting and engineering requirements, championing the creation of an implementation roadmap for Cyber Defence in NATO, working with various Cyber Defence related entities (such as Cyber Defence Committee, C3Board, Emerging Security Challengens Division, NCIA, NATO Office of Security, etc…). He later moved on to the NATO C&I Agency, where he lead several projects intended to expand and consolidate the NCIRC capability, such as 10 Additional Sites, ANWI, IT Modernization Adaptations.
He recently joined EDA as the Project Officer Cyber Defence for the Agency, in charge of several cross-domain and multinational projects.


Vice Admiral Edgar Marcos de Bastos Ribeiro

Vice-Admiral Edgar Marcos de Bastos Ribeiro was born in Lisbon in the eight of May 1960. He entered the Naval Academy in September 1977 and graduated in 1982.
His first posting was as second in command of the Patrol Vessel NRP Quanza, and one year later he was Commanding Officer of the Patrol Vessel NRP Don Feremias. He later served on several warships, such as the NRP João Roby Corvette and the NRP Sacadura Cabral and NRP Roberto Ivens Frigates, taking part in several national and international exercises, including two tours in STAVAFORLANT. Between 1989 and 1991 he returned to patrol vessels, as Commanding Officer of the NRP Limpopo and NRP Zaire.
From 1991 to 1996 he served ashore, as head of the technical-pedagogical department of the Electro-Technical School and from 1993 as head of the Personnel Studies Centre in the Personnel Superintendent Bureau. From 1996 he served as second in command of the NRP Corte Real Frigate, for three years, during which the ship was part of STANAVFORLAND and took part in the Determined Force operation in Kosovo and in the Guiné-Bissau peace process. From February 2000 to July 2003 he served in the Personnel and Organization Division of the Navy staff, in functions related with recruitment, and from March 2004 to August 2005 in the Planning and Studies Bureau of the Personnel Department. In September 2005 he started a three year tour of duty in the Portuguese military representation in NATO and the EU, as MILREP deputy for the EU. Having graduated from the General Officers Course in 2009 he was chief of the Logistic Division of the Navy Staff, until being appointed in April 2011 as Director of Training.
Having been promoted to Rear-Admiral in the twentieth of July 2012 he become commander of the Naval Academy, until being promoted to Vice Admiral in the twentieth third of March 2016 and being appointed as the first Commander of the Military University Institute in May 2016. During his time of service, he graduated from several courses, such as a specialization in electro technical matters, the general and the complementary Naval Warfare Courses, the Joint Staff Course and the NATO Defense College senior course. He had been decorated with four Distinguished Service Medals, The first and second class Military Merit medal, first and second class Naval Cross Medal and the Gold Exemplary Conduct Medal. Vice-Admiral Edgar Marcos de Bastos Ribeiro is married with Maria de Lurdes, father of Pedro and Ricardo, and currently lives in Almada.

Mr Jean Paul Massart

Mr Jean-Paul Massart, NCIA, Chief, Education and Training Service Line, assumed his position as Chief of the Education and Training Service Line (E&T SL) on 01 November 2014. The E&T Service Line is responsible for the management and delivery of all IT and C4ISR-related training for both NATO and the Nations. This includes individual training, and also support to collective training and exercises through dedicated simulation support.
Prior to this function, Mr Massart was the Programme Manager Bi Strategic Command Automated Information Systems from June 2013 until his appointment as the Chief of Education and Training Service Line. In this capacity he oversaw and provided coherence to the implementation and execution of 60+ projects funded by NATO Security Investment Programme, mainly in the area of C4ISR applications and supporting service.
Mr Massart has worked for NATO for over 15 years in various technical and management positions. Before the creation of the NCI Agency, he held positions at the NC3A and SHAPE Technical Centre.
Mr Massart earned a Master’s degree in Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of Leuven, Belgium in 1989. He is also graduated, in 2010, from the prestigious NATO Executive Development Programme at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) Business School. He was a reserve-officer of the Belgian Armed Forces. Jean-Paul Massart is born in Belgium, but currently resides in The Hague, Netherlands, with his family.


Dirk DUBOIS, Head of the ESDC, joins the Belgian Army in 1981. In the first part of his career he occupies operational posts, including abroad, and positions as a staff member of the Belgian Artillery School. From 2007 to 2012 he is a training manager at the ESDC, before joining the Directorate-general for education of the Belgian MoD. In 2013, he becomes the Chairperson for the Implementation Group for military Erasmus. On 01 April 2015, he is appointed as Head of the ESDC.
In December 2017, the EU Member States decided to prolong his mandate by consensus until 2022.


Mr. Brian Gouker

Mr. Brian Gouker, College of Cyber, National Security Agency, USA, is responsible for several national programs in NSA’s College of Cyber. He directs the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) programs, the GenCyber K-12 initiative, a highly selective technical summer internship program, and manages advanced cyber education programs for NSA civilians and military cyber forces. Brian is the past Visiting Professor and the first Chair for Cyber Studies at the U.S. Army War College where he provided advice to the school’s leadership and instructed senior military officer and civilian graduate students and international fellows. Brian has held a wide variety of technical, leadership, operational, and representative positions across NSA and the U.S. federal government. He is the former Director of the National Security Incident Response Center (NSIRC), served as a senior member of NSA’s Legislative Affairs Office, and completed assignments with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Brian also served with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a two-term member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) where he provided security and technical advice to senior federal officials as part of an industry-academic-government committee. Brian’s numerous speaking engagements have included the National Cyber Summit (NCS), the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference, and at numerous military installations and universities across the country.
Brian holds technical and advanced degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and Houston Baptist University and the U.S. Army War College.

Ferenc Szalai

Ferenc Szalai is the Education Team Leader in the Education and Training Branch of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is a research institution, training and exercise centre. It currently includes 20 NATO and Partner nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.
Since 1994, he has been working in the field of communication and information assurance, holding various positions at the Hungarian MoD, Defence Staff, and Joint Forces Command.
Ferenc Szalai has been involved in IT Security and Cyber Defence projects, such as procurement programs, definition, development and establishment of public key infrastructure, update of incident handling procedures, information assurance policy, cyber security guidelines, and audition of information security. 
Ferenc Szalai is a graduate of Tallinn University of Technology (MsC, Cyber Security), University of Miskolc (MsC), and University Óbuda (BsC). 


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Jorge Aranda, Born in Angola, 29th of August, 1974.
Mestre em Relações Internacionais pelo Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas da Universidade de Lisboa.

Desde setembro de 2017: Diretor de Serviços para os Assuntos de Segurança e Defesa do Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros;
De fevereiro de 2016 a setembro de 2017: Adjunto Diplomático do Primeiro-Ministro;
De maio de 2012 a fevereiro de 2016: Conselheiro de Defesa na Delegação de Portugal junto da Organização do Tratado do Atlântico Norte em Bruxelas;
De dezembro de 2011 a maio de 2012: Encarregado de Negócios a. i. na Embaixada de Portugal em Helsínquia;
De julho de 2011 a dezembro de 2011: Secretário de Embaixada na Embaixada de Portugal em Varsóvia;
De outubro de 2009 a julho de 2011: Adjunto Diplomático do Secretário de Estado dos Assuntos Europeus;
De fevereiro de 2008 a outubro de 2009: Adjunto Diplomático do Secretário de Estado da Defesa Nacional e dos Assuntos do Mar;
De fevereiro de 2003 a fevereiro de 2008: Secretário de Embaixada na Embaixada de Portugal em Berlim;
De julho de 2012 a janeiro de 2013: Secretário de Embaixada na Embaixada de Portugal em Copenhaga;
De fevereiro de 1999 a julho de 2012: Secretário de Embaixada no Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros;
De fevereiro de 1998 a fevereiro de 1999: Adido de Embaixada no Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros;

BG Martin Konertz

BG Martin Konertz, Director Capability, Armament & Technology at EDA. Born on 27 November 1957 in Hanover (Germany), Brigadier General Martin Konertz joined the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) in 1976 as an officer candidate. He stayed there until 1989 as a signals (electronic warfare) platoon leader and company commander and, during that time, also earned a degree in electrical engineering at Bundeswehr University Hamburg. From 1989 to 1991, he attended the General Staff officers’ training at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg, before serving as Adviser for NATO-related issues at the Federal Ministry of Defence in Bonn from 1991 to 1994.
In the following year (until 1995), Martin Konertz followed courses at the Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield University, UK) which he concluded with a Master of Sciences in Defence Technologies.
From 1995 to 1996, he served in the 37th Light Infantry Brigade as Head of Operations in Frankenberg, Saxony, before becoming the Commander of the 5th Headquarters and Signals Battalion in Koblenz (1996-1998).
From 1998 to 1999, Martin Konertz worked at the German-American V Corps in Heidelberg as Head of the German Delegation before becoming Press Officer for the German Army Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Defence in Bonn (1999-2001). From 2001 to 2003, Martin Konertz served at the 10th Armoured Division in Sigmaringen as Head of Operations, including six months as ACOS OPS MNB(SW) KFOR. Afterwards, he spent a year (2003-2004) at the Ecole Militaire in Paris, where he followed a CHEM/IHEDN course.
In August 2004, Martin Konertz was appointed as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff at the Strategic Reconnaissance Command in Rheinbach where he stayed until November 2008, before being promoted to Deputy Defence Adviser at the Permanent Delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO in Brussels.
From August 2011 until his appointment at the European Defence Agency, he served as Branch Chief Multinational Defence Planning at the German MoD in Bonn. Brigadier General Martin Konertz was awarded the Gold Cross of Honour of the German Bundeswehr, the Non Article 5 Medal of NATO and the German Bundeswehr Foreign Duty Medal. He is married and has two children.

RADM Thomas Daum

RADM Thomas Daum, PhD, Chief of Staff NATO Communications and Information Agency
Rear Admiral Thomas Daum was appointed Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer for the NATO Communications and Information Agency in January 2016. Previously, RADM Daum was assigned Head of the Division for Information Technology in the Federal Office of the Bundeswehr for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support in Lahnstein, Germany in October 2012.
From 2010 to 2012, he served as a branch head in the Navy Staff, Minis- try of Defence in Bonn, Germany, followed by an appointment as a branch head in the Strategy and Operations Division, Ministry of Defence in Berlin.
RADM Daum also held a number of leadership roles within NATO and the Germany Military.
He joined the German Navy in 1981, and studied Computer Science at the Armed Forces University in Munich from 1982 to 1985. He also participated in the 38th Admiral Staff Course at the Armed Forces Staff College in Hamburg from 1996 to 1998.


Commodore Fernando Jorge Pires

Commodore Fernando Jorge Pires has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ciências Militares Navais, specialized in Electrical Engineering, and he is both a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Electrical Engineer by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, USA. He participated and lead several projects and initiatives in Information Technology, Simulation and Modeling within the Portuguese Navy and Ministry of Defence. He was a Professor and Department Head in the Portuguese Naval Academy as well as Invited Professor at the Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão da Informação (ISEGI) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) where he was also enrolled in the PhD program on Statistics and Information Management.
Commodore Pires is currently the Director of Communications and Information Systems of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, responsible for Communications, Information Systems and Technologies, Information Security and Cyberdefence. He is also the Project Director of the NATO Smart Defence “Multinational Project on Cyber Defence Education & Training (MNCDE&T)”.

Captain Helder Fialho de Jesus

Captain Helder Fialho de Jesus was born in Lisbon, he joined the Naval Academy in 1986 and has a degree in naval military science. He specialized in Communications and Electronic Warfare, holds a Post-graduate degree in Information Systems (POSI) from the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering (INESC) and is National Defense Auditor by the National Defense Institute (IDN).
In the field of Communications and Information Systems he held positions at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE-NATO, Belgium) where he was the secretary of the NATO Exercises CIS Support Coordination Meeting (NECSM), in the General Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces (EMGFA) being the national representative to the Frequency Management Subcommittee (NATO FMSC) and in the Navy Staff (EMA) as information security officer. In 2015 and he became the director of the Center for Communications, Data and Cipher of the Navy (CCDCM). He is currently the head of the Armed Forces Cyber Defense Center (CCD).

Pedro Veiga

Pedro Veiga is the coordinator of the Nacional Cybersecurity Center (since April 2016), and is Full Professor at the Informatics Department at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon since 1993. Has a Degree in Electrical Engineering (1975) and a PhD also in Electrical Engineering, both from Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon.
Has been President of ISOC Portugal (2011-2016), member of the National Task Force responsible for the preparation of the Green Book for the Information Society (1996-2000), member of the Management Board of ENISA representing Portugal (2004-2012; 2016-), Chairman of FCCN (Portuguese Education and Research Network) (1997-2013) and in this quality was also responsible for CERT.PT and for the ccTLD of Portugal (.PT), Pro-rector of the University of Lisbon responsible for Information Systems (2009-2013), Manager of the Information Society Program in Portugal (2000-2002), Visiting Scientist at the EU Joint Research Centre (Ispra/Italy) (1990). Research interest in Network protocols, Network security, Cybersecurity, Internet Governance. Has published at the national and international level in these areas.

Commander Wolfgang Röhrig

Commander Wolfgang Röhrig currently works for the National and International Cooperation Unit of the German Cyber and Information Domain Service HQs in Bonn. He entered the German Navy in 1985. After completing his studies at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg with the degree of MBA in 1990, since the mid of the 1990ies he specialized on Command & Control as well as Communication and Information Systems’ services. He served in several officers’ positions in the German Navy and the German Armed Forces Joint Services, including several operational deployments and service at NATO SHAPE. From 2012 until February 2018 he was the Programme Manager Cyber Defence of the European Defence Agency, where he stood up and developed the EDA cyber defence programme with Member States. Since March 2018 he is in his current position responsible for coordinating international cooperation activities on Information Assurance and Cyber Defence in which the Cyber and Information Domain Service HQ and subordinate Commands are engaged. His centres of gravity are the European Union, Scandinavia, Baltic States, Middle-East Europe as well as cooperation with Austria and Switzerland.


MGEN Henrique Castanheira Macedo

MGEN Henrique Castanheira Macedo, CEO of idD – Portuguese Platform for Defence Industries. Since 11th December 2017, MGEN Henrique Castanheira Macedo is CEO of idD – Portuguese Platform for Defence Industries.
On 13 January 2015, Mr. Henrique Macedo took up the post of deputy Director of the National Defense Resources Directorate where he was responsible to conceive and develop the defense policy for manpower, armaments, defense equipment and infrastructures.
Prior to this, he worked as second in command of the Army Logistic Command, where he was responsible to coordinate the reorganization of all the Army industrial infrastructure in order to implement a new and more effective industrial capability. In 2010, he was appointed as Chief of the Army Staff CIS department where he was responsible for the operational and tactical medium/long term CIS planning as well for the definition of Army Cyber defense strategy, plans and policy. He was also responsible for the development and implementation of a new information management strategy. In 2008, he was appointed as deputy Director of the Army CIS Directorate. He played a major role on the modernization of the Army internet and intranet portals. His experience in NATO projects was quite important for the introduction of important changes in the Army CIS architecture where modern storage area network and network virtualization became key concept drivers.
In 2006, he took command of Signal Regiment where he was responsible for the installation and maintenance of all the Army CIS assets.In 2003, he was appointed as Project Manager for NATO ADP Systems in NC3A, where he was responsible for managing important projects such as the “Extend the ACE ACCIS Core Capability to the MIS” and the “Bi-SC AIS Core Geographic Services”. In 1998, he worked as Chief of Studies and Planning Division in the MoD Armaments Directorate, where is was responsible for defense policy definition in the armaments and defense equipment domain and for the procurement activities.Mr. Macedo attended the Military Academy in 1977. In 1982 he was commissioned into the Signal School. He initial command a signal platoon and followed by a company command. He was assigned as a CIS project manager at the Signal Regiment before going to the General Staff Officers Course. As Major and Lieutenant Colonel he was assigned to the Army South Brigade and Army Signal Regiment where he performed different tasks in CIS plans and projects. MGEN Macedo holds a degree in Military and Social Sciences, in Electric and Electronic Engineer, Auditor for National Defense and a Master Degree in Information Warfare.

Cathal Corcoran

Cathal Corcoran, Chief Information Officer (CIO), joined Gatwick in May 2016. He brings with him over 17 years of experience leading digital, process and IT transformation across a range of sectors including aviation, oil and gas, aerospace and defence, high-tech manufacturing and telecoms. Previously Cathal held positions as CIO for Castrol as well as CIO for BP's global business services (GBS) business. He has also spent a number of years as a management consultant for Accenture and KPMG Consulting.
Cathal is a graduate of the IT executive leadership programmes from both UC Berkley and Boston University and holds a B Comm (Management of Information Systems) degree from University College Dublin.

Andrew Harcourt

Andrew Harcourt is the Founder of SAMGarde, a boutique IT consultancy based in London and with offices in Lisbon, Bristol & Vilnius. SAMGarde is currently undergoing a period of significant expansion. SAMGarde plays on Avant-Garde – they are not afraid to look at things differently, challenge norms carving out their path in the ITAM and Cyber Security worlds. Unlike a lot of other businesses in the sector, SAMGarde are 100% independent. This means they don’t partner with software or hardware vendors or receive margins or sales commissions - in short they always have the client’s best interests at heart. Moreover, they don’t believe in “silver bullet” software tools – a tool can only ever be part of it. The right tools need well trained people, supported by the right policies & processes. SAMGarde firmly believes that governance is king!
Andrew also runs a number of charitable organisations, including a string ensemble a homeless charity as well as a grant making trust, he is also the founder of "Pro Bono Friday"; a programme dedicated to partnering specialist IT consultants and charities looking for IT support.

Ana Rita Pereira

Ana Rita Pereira is currently the public sector lead of Microsoft Portugal, integrating the Executive Board of the Portuguese subsidiary. She began her career in business consulting both in Accenture and Ernst & Young having supported, across 15 years, several customers in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique mainly in Health, Telco and Public-Sector industries. During her career she participated and coordinated strategy, technology and business process outsourcing projects.
She joined Microsoft in 2015 and in the past two years she was leading the business planning & operations and the customer and partner experience divisions. In this role has reached the first place in the ranking of customer and partner satisfaction of Microsoft Europe, the highest result ever in the whole region. Since 2016, she has been the board member of Professional Women's Network, a non-governmental organization with a global presence, which develops a set of initiatives to promote diversity as a strategic advantage for all the organizations.
Ana Rita holds a degree in International Affairs from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas - and two post graduations in Management from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and AESE Business School.

José Borges

José Borges is a mechanical engineer with specialization in the field of systems, automation, control and robotics. He got his PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico in the field of nonlinear system identification. He spent several years working at Instituto Superior Técnico as professor and researcher, and two years as invited researcher with the Delft Centre for Systems and Control, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. He has specializations studies in management, by Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, and innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization of technologies by COTEC Portugal, FLAD and ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. He has been actively engaged in several projects funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation in the fields of modelling and control. He is the co-inventor of a Portuguese patent and has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers. His current R&D projects are in the fields of cyber defence training and education, decision support systems and ballistic materials and applications. He holds a teaching and research position with the Portuguese Military Academy and CINAMIL.


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Antecedentes | Background

A NATO e a UE reconhecem a Ciberdefesa como uma das prioridades estratégicas. Que as ameaças cyber requerem uma resposta, que é simultaneamente civil e militar, com pessoal bem treinado e com diferentes níveis de conhecimento e de treino. A proteção do ciberespaço requer I&D e capacidades adequadas, em constante coordenação com os atores relevantes neste domínio, de forma a criar uma postura de Ciberdefesa coordenada e única, maximizando a proteção e a resiliência dos sistemas suportados pelas TIC.

O trabalho que foi desenvolvido para melhorar a Ciberdefesa e a Cibersegurança na NATO e na UE ainda está na sua fase inicial. Com este evento da era digital não poderemos perder tempo, no aproveitamento desta oportunidade dourada, para planear e implementar o próximo passo em conjunto, gastando de forma eficiente, sendo isto apenas possível através de uma verdadeira ação sinérgica e concertada.

De acordo com o Conceito Estratégico da NATO, adotado em novembro de 2010 em Lisboa, o conceito de Smart Defence procura estimular sinergias e promover os esforços de cooperação das Nações Aliadas, a fim de assegurar o desenvolvimento, a aquisição e a manutenção das necessárias capacidades militares. O conceito de Smart Defence é assim assumido pela NATO como uma forma de não duplicação e integração das iniciativas nacionais de desenvolvimento de capacidades (pooling and sharing), capaz de permitir uma melhor priorização e coordenação dos esforços em curso e a desenvolver entre a NATO e as Nações Aliadas.

Na área da Ciberdefesa, já existem três Projetos de Smart Defence: o Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development (MN CD2), o Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) e o Multinational Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T). O Smart Defence da NATO exige assim uma cultura de cooperação renovada e exige também uma abordagem inovadora para melhorar a Ciberdefesa da Aliança.

A declaração conjunta assinada em Varsóvia em 8 de julho de 2016 conferiu um novo impulso à cooperação estratégica NATO-UE, salientando a necessidade de adotar um quadro multidimensional (NATO-UE) e uma abordagem sinérgica (Smart Defence e Pooling & Sharing) para reforçar a complementaridade dos esforços conjuntos a desenvolver no domínio da Cibersegurança e da Ciberdefesa.

NATO and EU recognizes Cyber Defence as one of the strategic priorities. Cyber threats require a response that is both civilian and military and this requires well - trained personal on different expertise and training levels. To protect the cyberspace, we will need more research, better capabilities, more training and exercises in constant coordination with all relevant stakeholders to create a unified and coordinated Cyber Defence posture and to maximize resilience and protection of ICT-based systems.

The work done to improve world’s Cyber Security and Cyber Defence is still in its initial phases. We must lose no time in embracing this golden opportunity of the advent of the digital era to plan and implement the next steps together, spending efficiently, and that is only possible if we join forces.

According NATO Strategic Concept, adopted in November 2010 in Lisbon, Smart Defence seeks to stimulate synergies and foster Allied Nations cooperative efforts, in order to ensure the development, acquisition and maintenance of the necessary military capabilities. Smart Defence is thus assumed by NATO as a way of non-duplication and integration of national capability development initiatives (pooling and sharing), capable of allowing a better prioritization and coordination of efforts between NATO and Allied Nations.

In the area of Cyber Defence, there are already three Smart Defence Projects: Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development (MN CD2), Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) and Multinational Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T). NATO’s Smart Defence calls for a renewed cooperation culture and requires an innovative approach in order to better enhance the Alliance’s Cyber Defence.

The joint declaration signed in Warsaw on 8 July 2016, gave a new impetus and substance to NATO-EU cooperation, highlighting the need to adopt a multidimensional framework (NATO-EU) and a synergetic approach in order to reinforce the NATO-EU complementarity of efforts on the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence. 

Last events:

2nd CD SDP Conference - http://academiamilitar.pt/2nd-nato-cyber-defence-smart-defence-projects-conference.html;

3rd CD SDP Conference - http://academiamilitar.pt/3rd-nato-cyber-defence-smart-defence-projects-conference.html.


Objetivos | Objectives

Com base nos resultados encorajadores das últimas Conferências CD SDP da NATO, a 4ª edição desta Conferência pretende reforçar o desenvolvimento de sinergias, a complementaridade dos esforços NATO-UE no domínio da Cibersegurança e da Ciberdefesa e estimular a cooperação entre todos os Projetos de Smart Defence na área da Ciberdefesa. Neste âmbito, será dada especial atenção à cooperação da NATO com a indústria, com o meio académico e às novas oportunidades de cooperação NATO-UE no domínio cibernético.
De acordo com esta ideia, os projetos relacionados com a Ciberdefesa (MNCD2, MISP e MNCDE&T) estão fortemente empenhados em unir esforços e trabalhar em conjunto com a indústria e o meio académico, construindo a necessária ponte entre as iniciativas internacionais e nacionais.

Building upon the encouraging results of the latest NATO CD SDP Conference, the 4th edition will represent an unusual opportunity to explore new ideas, towards a more synergetic approach between all the NATO Cyber Defence Smart Defence Projects, enhancing cooperation with industry and academia to transformation, innovation and capability building and reinforcing the NATO-EU complementarity of efforts on the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence.
In line with this idea, Cyber Defence related Projects (MNCD2, MISP and MNCDE&T) are strongly committed to join efforts and work together with industry and academia, building the necessary bridges between international and national initiatives.

Esta 4ª Conferência dos Projetos de Smart Defence da NATO tem os seguintes objetivos principais:

  • Reforçar a complementaridade dos esforços NATO-UE no domínio da Cibersegurança e da Ciberdefesa.
  • Em linha com a recente Declaração Conjunta NATO-UE, reforçar a implementação do conjunto de propostas comuns através da promoção de uma abordagem sinérgica (Smart Defence e Pooling & Sharing), nomeadamente nas áreas da Educação, Formação e Exercícios de Ciberdefesa.
  • Desenvolver sinergias e estimular a cooperação entre todos os projetos CD da NATO, a fim de fomentar novas iniciativas no âmbito deste cluster de projetos, bem como com a comunidade de CD em geral (por exemplo, nacionais, internacionais, académicos e industriais).
  • Discutir o currículo comum e o papel das Universidades no desenvolvimento de uma Cyber Workforce experiente, promover o envolvimento e a participação da Industria e das Universidades no processo de desenvolvimento de capacidades da NATO e nacionais, no sentido da transformação e inovação da E&T de Ciberdefesa.
  • A implementação do “Cyber Academia and Innovation Hub”.
  • Este evento tem a intenção de oferecer um fórum alargado de discussão livre e aberta, proporcionando à indústria e ao meio académico uma oportunidade única para apresentar e discutir novas ideias, soluções e capacidades técnicas.

This 4th NATO CD Smart Defence Projects’ Conference has the following main objectives:

  • Reinforce the NATO-EU complementarity of efforts on the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence.
  • In line with the NATO-EU Joint Declaration, enhance the implementation of the common set of proposals by promoting a Synergetic Approach, namely on the areas of Cyber Defence Education, Training and Exercises;
  • Develop synergies and stimulate the cooperation between all the NATO’s CD Projects in order to foster new initiatives within this Project’s cluster as well as with the wider CD community (e.g. national, international, academia and industry);
  • Discuss a Cyber Curriculum and the role of Academia on the development of a Savvy Cyber Workforce, promote an active engagement and participation of industry and academia at NATO’s and National CD Capability Development Processes towards Innovation and Transformation of Cyber Defence E&T;
  • The “Cyber Academia and Innovation Hub” implementation.

This event intends to offer a free, open and wide discussion forum, providing industry and academia a unique opportunity to present and discuss new ideas, solutions and technical capabilities.


Folheto | Flyer

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Become a Sponsor

There is a chance to become a sponsor of the 4th NATO Cyber Defence Project’s Conference (19April18) that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. We have different levels of sponsorship cooperation available and we aim to offer a good visibility at our events for our partners. If you are interested in more detailed overview on how to become a sponsor for CD SDP Conference, please contact us (LtCol Luis Carvalho - Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.).

Sponsorship Levels

“PLATINUM” (5,000 Euros):
First Priority choice on the location of the Exhibitors’ Stand at the Auditorium Hall;
Explicit reference to the Sponsor’s Logo at the Events’ Programs;
A place on the honor table during the official dinner;
Free lunch: up to 10 employees.
“GOLD +” (4,000 Euros):

First Priority choice on the location of the Exhibitors’ Stand;
Explicit reference to the Sponsor’s Logo at the Events’ Programs;
Free lunch: up to 5 employees.

“SILVER” (2,500 Euros):
Second Priority choice on the location of the Exhibitors’ Stand (Hall of the Auditorium and Exterior Areas);
Explicit reference to the Sponsor’s Logo at the Events’ Programs;
Free lunch: up to 5 employees.

“BRONZE” (1,500 Euros):
Location of the Exhibitors’ Stand at the Exterior Areas (outside the Hall of the Auditorium);
Explicit reference to the Sponsor’s Logo at the Events’ Programs;
Free lunch: up to 2 employees.

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