Press Release

OASIS to host Borderless Cyber Europe on international advances in threat sharing intelligence as part of global conference series

Today’s digital threats are more numerous and sophisticated than ever. Modern threats know no boundaries, which is why companies and governments alike need to work together to improve their state of preparedness.

Recognizing that need for collaboration, OASIS, the nonprofit open standards consortium will host Borderless Cyber Europe during 8-9 September 2016, at the European Commission EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference will provide expert insight on the international advances in threat sharing intelligence. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of their own threat intelligence sharing communities as well as access digital threat information. Industry experts will infuse those lessons with their own real-world use cases involving threat information sharing, which will empower security practitioners to enact change at their respective organizations after the conference.

Delegates will hear from keynote speaker, Andrus Ansip, vice president for the European Commission’s Digital Single Market initiative, who has been instrumental in negotiating the EU-US Privacy Shield designed to protect user privacy while allowing for trans-Atlantic trade.

“Data flows between our two continents are essential to our society and economy – we now have a robust framework ensuring these transfers take place in the best and safest conditions.” Ansip said.

The nature of today’s threats is such that information security professionals aren’t the only ones who should be learning about digital threats. For an organization to improve its state of preparedness, the chief information security officer (CISO) and other IT security managers also need to keep updated with the latest threat information. Therefore Borderless Cyber Europe will address key topics including:

• Understanding the impact new important privacy and data protection regulations such as EU-US Privacy Shield and GDPR will have on security

• Steps to effective corporate “cyber-governance” and how to bring and keep cyber security at the Board-level

• Learning how to automate threat intelligence sharing and how to respond to threats more quickly by making use of new simplified versions of STIX, TAXII and CybOX.

• And more.

“We are delighted to be involved in an event that encourages security professionals to share experiences, strategies, tactics and practices. We know that cyber criminals share intelligence on the vulnerabilities of networks and it’s time we started doing the same. By discussing who these attackers are and what techniques they use, we can ensure organisations are in the best position to defend against attacks and protect their reputation.” Jamie Stone, Vice President EMEA, Anomali.

“Borderless Cyber Europe is a must-go event if your organization is serious about turning cyber threat intelligence into business value, and improving your security posture. The STIX/TAXII standards are paramount in the fight against cyber threats now and in the foreseeable future – as it ensures seamless exchange of intelligence throughout the entire cyber security value-chain.” Joep Gommers, CEO & co-founder, EclecticIQ.

“We believe in Intelligence Sharing as a fundamental part of the Incident Response Process, and recognize the efforts OASIS is doing to help vendors and end users to standardize actionable intelligence sharing. As an Incident Response Vendor, we are pleased to participate in Borderless Cyber Europe, as we strongly believe in the value the conference will provide to the community.” Dario Forte, Founder and CEO, DFLabs.

“Today, global sharing of threat intelligence is vital to the security of our global infrastructure; without that security, we will not be able to innovate and build a stronger, smarter industry. A critical component is defining the frameworks of STIX, TAXII and CybOX, which is why we are proud to support Borderless Cyber to accelerate the sharing of intelligence to the global community.” Daniel Riedel, CEO, New Context.

“The STIX and TAXII standards managed by OASIS have been instrumental in helping improve the efficiencies of threat intelligence management worldwide. Today there are thousands of active Soltra Edge users, and our users are seeing the time from decision to action collapse from hours and days to minutes and seconds. Borderless Cyber is a fantastic venue where the industry gathers to discuss both today’s best practices as well as future possibilities for these standards.” Mark Clancy, CEO, Soltra

Speakers include:
• Andrus Ansip, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission
• Chris Blask, Executive Director, ISC-ISAC
• John Carlson, Chief of Staff, FS-ISAC
• Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director of the Privacy & Big Data Institute, Ryerson University
• Roland Cloutier, SVP, CSO, ADP Worldwide Services
• Miguel De Bruycker, Managing Director, The Centre for Cybersecurity
• Hans de Vries, Head of National Cyber Security Centre
• Alexandre Dulaunoy, Security Reasercher, CIRCL
• Beate Hofer, CISO, Volkswagen
• Merike Kaeo, CTO, Farsight Security
• Dirk Lybaert, Chief Corporate Affairs and former Secretary General, Proximus
• Wim Nauwelaerts, Partner, Hunton & Williams
• Ivan Niccolai, Head of Asia Pacific Operations & Lead Analyst, KuppingerCole
• Jan Nys, General Manager Information Security & Infrastructure Architecture, KBC Group
• Alexis Renard, Deputy CIO, TV5Monde • Stewart Room, Global Head of Cyber Security & Data Protection, PwC Legal
• Thomas Schreck, Senior Engineer, Siemens AG
• Richard Struse, Chief Advanced Technology Officer, NCCIC, US Department of Homeland Security
• Paul Timmers, Director, European Commission
• Ian West, Chief, Cyber Security, NATO C&I Agency

OASIS would like to thank conference partners, Anomali and EclecticIQ, and conference sponsors, DF Labs, IBM Security, New Context, Soltra, Threat Connect, and Resilient An IBM Company for their support.


OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for cloud computing, security, business transactions, electronic publishing, Smart Grid, and other applications. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 65 countries.