XIV CYBER WARFARE CONFERENCE

The future Italian Cyber arrangement in the geopolitical era of the 21st century

March 23, 2023

CASD – Center for Advanced Studies in Defense.

Rome

On March 23, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., the first part of the 14th National Conference on Cyber Warfare was presented.

This year’s event had as its main theme the future Italian Cyber set-up, addressed in the geopolitical era of the 21st century. A time of sharing and discussion related to the topic of advocacy.

Topics have been covered taking into account the present and foreseeable international framework and include: the concept of active defense, the reasons for its activation, the technical, legal (constitutional and international) and geopolitical issues raised by it, particularly the question of attribution, desirable coordination with the Western alliance system, cognitive warfare and disinformation strategy, and active measures and covert operations.

Since 2010, the Cyber Warfare Conference (CWC) has stood as a space where it is possible to discuss and bring to the attention of many professionals and as many authorities, the hottest topics and issues in Cyber Security.

In this 14th edition, we will focus on the topic of active defense, when it is activated, issues and causes related to its activation, and how it fits into the current geopolitical context.

All National Conferences on Cyber Warfare (CWC) are sponsored by the Center for Strategic, International and Entrepreneurial Studies (CSSII) at the University of Florence, in agreement with In TheCyber Group, under the auspices of EUCACS – European Center for Advanced Cyber Security and with the collaboration of organizations active in the field of Information Technology found within.

ABOUT

CHAIRMAN:

Eng. Paolo Lezzi (EUCACS Executive Vice President, CEO InTheCyber)

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR:

Prof. Umberto Gori (Emeritus University of Florence, CSSII President and ISPRI Director)

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS:

Prof. Eng. Michele Colajanni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Adm. Sq. Ferdinand Sanfelice of Monteforte (Chairman of the Military Working Group of the Italian Atlantic Committee, former Military Representative of Italy to NATO and the European Commission)

FIRST SESSION – PRESIDED OVER BY ENG. PAUL LEZZI

Hon. Edmondo Cirielli (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation).

Gen. D. Giovanni Gagliano (Chief VI Department C4I Systems and Transformation of the Defense General Staff “The Role of Defense in the Cyber Domain“)

Pref. Bruno Frattasi (Director of the National Cybersecurity Agency “The geopolitics of cyberspace: between supply chains and new technologies“)

Pref. Alessandra Guidi (Deputy Director General of the Department of Security Information “Cyber-Intelligence: the State of the Threat and Future Prospects“)

Gen. D. Pasquale Angelosanto (Commander Special Operations Grouping (ROS) Carabinieri “Countering Islamist Terrorism on the Web“)

Dr. Ivano Gabrielli (Postal and Communications Police Director “The role of enforcement in integrated cybersecurity“)

Lawyer Stefano Mele (Gianni and Origoni Partner “The legal aspects of law enforcement intelligence measures in the cyber environment.”)

Hon. Ettore Rosato (COPASIR Secretary “Cybersecurity, the role of intelligence services and law enforcement actions”)

SECOND SESSION – PRESIDED OVER PROF. MICHELE COLAJANNI, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, PRESIDENT EUCACS

Amb. Laura Carpini (Head of the MAECI Cyberspace Policy and Security Unit “The Role of Diplomacy in Italy’s Cyber Arrangement”)

C.A. Giovanbattista Raimondi (Deputy Commander for Network Operations (COR) “Defense cyber capability development in light of recent cyber scenarios”)

Mircea Geoană (Deputy Secretary General of NATO)

Min. Cons. Fabio Rugge (Deputy Permanent Representative to the Atlantic Council, Senior Associate Research Fellow Cyber Security ISPI “Peace, Crisis and Conflict in the Cyber Domain: Italy’s Role in NATO”)

Prof. Giulio Sapelli (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei “Cycles and Technological Transitions in an International Order Moving Toward Disorder”)

Prof. Marco Lombardi (ITSTIME director of the Catholic University “Geographies of cyber space and the digital mind”)

PANEL DISCUSSION – PRESIDED OVER BY ADM. SQ. FERDINAND SANFELICE DI MONTEFORTE

Hon. Prof. Alberto Pagani (University of Bologna)

Dr. Gabriele Carrer (Ants Journalist)

Gen. Mauro Obinu (Founder Humint Consulting)

Prof. Mario Caligiuri (President Italian Society of Intelligence)