NIAS 2013 Theme

Securing C4ISR in the NATO Cloud

The NATO Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Symposium will take place 17- 19 September 2013
NCI Agency location, Mons (SHAPE), Belgium.

Consumerization, Cyber and Collaboration in the Cloud (4C) to protect Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).

NATO is modernising its IT-Infrastructure through consolidation, virtualisation and cloud computing. It is hard to ignore the benefits of cloud technology to NATO: cost reduction, flexibility, new ways of working, enhanced storage and mobile access to data. However, Cloud technology brings new security issues that need to be understood and managed.

Data consolidation and the move towards Cloud services requires new thinking for our security personnel and development of new security services and solutions.

The key to successfully leveraging cloud computing will be managing the new risks associated with an increasing dependence on rapidly emerging commercial technologies whilst providing rich collaborative capabilities to the Alliance.

This year the NATO IA Symposium will focus on the threats and security issues that NATO will face in the era of cloud computing.

NIAS2013 Highlights and Topics

Leading visionary Keynotes from NATO and Industry, IA&CD Workshops, Prominent Industry Vendors showcasing New IA&CD Products, Solutions and Services.

The topics being covered include the following:

NATO Cloud Security

Identity Management and Access Control

Cyber Security

Digital or Enterprise rights Management

NIAS 2013 Plenary Sessions

Open the Agenda and download your Plenary Sessions

Session Tuesday 17 September 2013
Download New Challenges in Cyber Security Mr Mihály Zala - President Hungarian NSA
Download Workshops Day One

Sessions Wednesday 18 September 2013
Download G Cloud - A government cloud environment Mark Smitham, Principal Cyber Security Advisor, G-Cloud, Government Digital Services UK Cabinet Office
Download Finding the Silver Lining Dr Guy Bunker - Senior Vice President Products, Clearswift
Download What can be Seen in Plain Sight: How Threat Operations on the Internet Reveals Fascinating Things. Mr John Stewart - Senior VP and Chief Security Officer, Cisco Systems
Download Big Data Analytics Dr Parag Pruthi - CEO, Founder and Chairman, NIKSUN
Download Plasma IETF Standard Mr Patrick Patterson - President and Chief PKI Architect Carillon Information Security Inc.
Download Assuring NATO's Networks –updating to a 21st Century approach Mr David Martin - Technical director CESG and Chairman CC CaT
Download Workshops Day Two

Sessions Thursday 19 September 2013
Coming Soon The Importance of Information Classification for Secure Cloud Sharing Mr Paul Reid - Technology Strategist Titus
Download Can Cloud and Collaboration help reshape Cyber Security Mr Greg Day - Vice President and CTO EMEA (FireEye)
Download High Assurance WEB Guard Mr Simon Wiseman - CTO Deep Secure
Coming Soon The Future of Cyber Defence Mr Mike Papay - Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman
Download Identity and Access Management and Federated IDM in the Cloud Mr Martin Borrett - Director of the IBM Institute of Advanced Security in Europe
Download Hybrid Cloud Security Mr Bart Callens - Product Manager ICT Security Belgacom
Download The New, Continuous Security Model Mr Martin Roesch - Founder and CTO SourceFire

Thank you for attending NIAS2013

Thank you for attending NIAS2013 and we hope to see you at NIAS2014 16-18 September 2014!

NIAS2013 Brought NATO Delegates and Industry partners together for three incredible days of sessions, networking activities, and social events. If you were part of NIAS2013, relive your experiences by reviewing NIAS presentations.

We hoped you have enjoyed the conference and have returned home better connected and somewhat wiser.

Plenary Sessions

All Plenary and Workshop sessions are available for download. Just browse to the agenda.

NATO C4ISR Industry Day

Industry Opportunities in NATO's C4ISR

All industry presentations are available on the NCI Agency website:


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NIAS 2013 Vendor Secretariat
Coast Promotions
Swift Shore House
18 Coast Drive, Lydd on Sea
TN29 9NL, Kent, UK
+44 (0) 1797 322 307


NIAS 2013 Management
Gus Mommers
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NIAS 2013 Media & Press
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NIAS 2013 Delegate Secretariat
NCI Agency
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