14th National Conference on Cyber Warfare

What actions for a true Cyber defense after decades of attacks?

December 5, 2023

Belvedere Jannacci, Pirelli Skyscraper


The Cyber threat has been present for several decades now. Despite this, and despite the fact that offensive scenarios have not evolved dramatically, the number of companies and institutions successfully attacked remains very high.

The next edition of the Cyber Warfare Conference will focus on investigating the reasons why so many realities are unable to adequately defend themselves against the cyber threat.

The conference will bring together experts in the field who will explore four key components of this issue in order to investigate its inherent causes.

The following will thus be taken into consideration: the lack of awareness of cyber risk in top management, inadequate outdated technology, insufficient budget, and shortage of qualified technical personnel.


  • Eng. Paolo Lezzi (Conference Chairman, Executive Vice President EUCACS)
  • Dr. Federico Romani (President of the Regional Council of Lombardy)

Chair Eng. Paolo Lezzi

  • Alessandro Fermi (Councillor for University, Research, Innovation Region of Lombardy)
  • Alessandro Manfredini (AIPSA President)
  • Matteo Sironi (Board Member Humint Consulting Think Tank & Edenred Italy DPO)
  • Federico Borgonovo (ITSTIME Researcher and Analyst)
  • Ettore Rosato (COPASIR Secretary)

Results presentation: Dr. Rossella Macinante (Barometer Coordinator – BU Leader NetConsulting Cube)


“Cyber Resilience: what is missing and how to achieve it”

Prof. Michele Colajanni (University of Bologna – EUCACS President) presides.

  • Alessandro Marzi (Head of Cyber Defense A2A)
  • Stefano Vaninetti (Director Cyber Security Sales, South EMEA Cisco)
  • Luigi Guaragna (Head of Global Cyber Security ENI)
  • Corrado Lonati (Head of Cyber Security Strategic Intelligence, Policy, and Culture Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • Dolman Aradori (Vice President, Head of Cybersecurity NTT Data Italy)
  • Massimo Cottafavi (Director Cyber Security & Resilience Snam)
  • Gianluca Maccà (Head of ICT Security & Fraud Management Vodafone)
“Organization, strategy and defense: what models and actions to take?”

Prof. Michele Colajanni (University of Bologna – EUCACS President) presides.

  • Alberto Ronchi (AISIS President)
  • Fabrizio Pettinau (Senior Solutions Engineer Akamai)
  • Andrea Angeletta (ICT Security Manager Aria Spa)
  • Massimo Crubellati (Senior Vice President & Country Manager Italy CAST Software)
  • Simone Pezzoli (EMEA Chief Digital Officer Haier Europe)
  • Danilo Allocca (Senior Solution Sales Executive, Security Operation Solution Southern Europe ServiceNow)