02 - 04 FEBRUARY 2017




Importance of Information Security in this digitized world have already be proven, and its influence is rapidly increasing, therefore a task force led by Mr. Hoxhaj and Mr.Abazi and has developed a project plan and awareness campaign about second international conference on Cyber Security and Privacy.

What have been done so far?

A brief reminder of what has been developed over the years:
1. Has been aware more than 1000 high-school students in 18 municipalities in Kosovo.
2. Has been aware about processing sensitive health data to 12 hospitals from public and private bodies.
3. The three-day conference 26, 27, 28 January 2015, with international speaker among them Facebook, Google, Microsoft and HP,  Agencies for the Protection of Data from Japan, Belgium, Bulgaria and the region.
4. Workshop with unique character "The Day When hacking is legal".
5. Workshop 'security measures' to 04/08/2015.
6. On 12 June we organized the conference ''The processing of sensitive health data 'in Prizren.
7. Evaluation of Cyber Security Level by Ministry of Economical Development, University of Oxford and World Bank.
8. A working group led by Mr. Nehat Mustafa(Deputy of MIA) drafted a Cyber Security Strategy.
9. There have been established a quite number of CERTS/CIRT National CERT, KosovoPolice CERT, ASHI CERT, Prishtina Airport CERT and UBT CERT.

What we are doing now?

The second and traditional international conference on Cyber Security and Privacy that takes place at 2-4 of February 2017 in Pristina -Kosovo. Community with stakeholders and supporters have already finished activities Supported by government and independent Authorities such Kosovo Police, Information Associate Agency,  and Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications.

The conference contains three sessions:

2nd of February 2017, Open Session with 20 most influence speakers about Cyber Security and Privacy, separated in four panels with topics of

2nd of February 2017, the parallel activity within the conference would take place the 2nd Workshop ‘The DAY when hacking is legal’, were selected Ethical Hackers for 8 hours would try to break authorized websites, for every bug they found they going to be awarded. We used similar method like Bug Bounty Programs. This year there is transparent platform and FindBUG company will support the process of reporting bugs. You can apply to this workshop as individual security researcher, group of three researchers and as University representative.

3rd  of February 2017, We are witness to terrorist acts happening all over the glob, and we are aware that those acts could be reduced if there is lawful interception, social network, dark web and bitcoins monitoring therefore our closed sessions of training for Law Enforcement Agencies is the way how to reach stable national security. Closed Sessions only for Law Enforcement Agencies from Kosovo and Region. Invited people are from Kosovo, Macedonian, Albanian, Montenegro, Telecommunication Companies, National Agencies, National CERTS, Cyber Crime units and Prosecutors from countries listed above. Will be presented latest products related with Lawful Interception, Bitcoing, Big Data Analysis, Social Media Monitoring, SSL Decryption etc.

Welcome Speech

Mentor HoxhajState supervisor of NAPPD
Robert ErzinCEO of IPKO Telecommunication
Edmond HajriziPresident of UBT

Open Speech

Blerand StavileciMinister of Ministry of Economic Developement
Greg DelawieUSA Embassy Pristina
Nehat MustafaD. Minister of Ministry of Internal Affairs


Gabriella CsehHead of Policy CEE at Facebook
Tomas GulbinasPublic Policy Team, Central and Eastern Europe at Google
Adem GrabovciDeputy at the Assembly of Kosovo
Blerta Kodra DeliuDeputy of Kosovo Assembly
Kreshnik GashiChairman of ARKEP
Berat BuzhalaPresident of Gazeta Express
Jan PluskalNetwork Forensic Expert, Phd. Candidate
Vladimir VeselyNetwork Forensic expert, FIT
Faton Tony AliuCEO of PECB
Blerim RexhaHead of Computer Engineering Dept.- University of Prishtina
Naser RafunaProducer
Ugo SantilloSales Director, IPS
Dirk BoergerdingULTIMACO
Teuta ZymberiFIT
Shkëlqim HysenajAGK
Laura PulaState Prosecutor
Dastid PallaskaLawyer Kosovo
Philip PolstraProfessor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania


Date: 2nd of February 2017
Venue: Hotel Emerald, Prishtina, Kosovo
Open Session Conference

09:00 - 09:30
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 09:45
WELCOME SPEECHES Mentor Hoxhaj - Head of Cyber Security and Privacy
Robert Erzin - CEO of IPKO Telecommunication
Edmond Hajrizi - President of UBT
09:45 - 10:15
OPENING SPEECHES Kadri Veseli - President in the Assembly of Republic of Kosovo
Greg Delawie - US Ambassador to Kosovo
Shpend Maxhuni - General Director of Kosovo Police
Blerand Stavileci - Minister of Economic Development
10:15 - 11:05
Data and CyberLaw.
MODERATOR: Mentor Hoxhaj
10:15 - 10:25
Nehat Mustafa - Deputy Minister of MIA
10:25 - 10:35
Gabriella Cseh Head of Policy - CEE - Facebook
10:35 - 10:45
Tal Be'ery | Michael Cherny , Microsoft - Black Hat conference speakers
10:45 - 10:55
Tomas Gulbinas - Google Head of Public policy
10:55 - 11:05
Kreshnik Gashi, Chief of board Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications - CERT Kosovo
11:05 - 11:15
IPKO representative
11:15 - 11:25
ENISA representatives
11:05 - 11:20
Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:40
Cyber Security challenges and solutions.
11:20 - 11:40
Frans Rosen - Security Researcher at Detectify
11:40 - 11:50
Faton Aliu - President of PECB
11:50 - 12:00
Cisco Representative
12:00 - 12:10
Besart ABAZI - CEO of FindBUG
12:10 - 12:20
Kreshnik Halili - Head of Security Dept/Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
12:20 - 12:30
Checkpoint Representative
12:30 - 12:40
RSA Representative
12:40 - 13:40
13:40 - 14:45
Security Awareness
13:40 - 14:00
Philip Polstra - Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
14:00 - 14:10
Teuta Zymberi - President of FIT - internetisigurt.org
14:10 - 14:20
Blerim Rexha - Chief of Computer Dept/University of Prishtina
14:20 - 14:30
Edmond Hajrizi - CEO of UBT Collage
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 14:55
Coffee Break
14:55 - 16:05
Privacy and Media Rights
MODERATOR: Blerta Deliu-Kodra
14:55 - 15:05
Berat Buzhala - President of Gazeta Express
15:05 - 15:15
Adem Grabovci - Deputy at Republic of Kosovo
15:15 - 15:25
Naser Rafuna - Kosovar Artist
15:25 - 15:35
Albanian Artist
15:35 - 15:45
Shkelzim Hysenaj- AGK
15:45 - 15:55
Dastid Pallaska - Lawyer Kosovo
15:55 - 16:05

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