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 HoxhajPresident of Cyber Security and Privacy
Marko Jagodic IPKO Telecommunications LLC.
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
Rudolf WinschuhUTIMACO
Mr. Denis JustinekCTO, Biokoda d.o.o.
Dragan NovakovicCisco
Edin RizvanbegovicSales Manger Adriatic - Check point
Peter LechmanPalo Alto Networks
Kujtim GashiASHI
Besart AbaziCEO of FINDBUG
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
Marko Jagodic - IPKO Telecommunications LLC.
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
Blerand Stavileci - Minister of Economic Development
10:15 - 11:45
Data and CyberLaw.
MODERATOR: Mentor Hoxhaj
10:15 - 10:25
Nehat Mustafa - Deputy Minister of MIA
10:25 - 10:40
Gabriella Cseh Head of Policy - CEE - Facebook
10:40 - 10:55
Tal Be'ery | Michael Cherny , Microsoft - Black Hat conference speakers
10:55 - 11:05
US Embassy Speaker from Cyber Security Office/Washington
11:05 - 11:45
Denis Justinek - CTO, Biokoda d.o.o.
11:45 - 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:40
Education/Security Awareness
12:00 - 12:25
Philip Polstra - Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
12:25 - 12:35
Teuta Zymberi - President of FIT - internetisigurt.org
12:35 - 12:45
Blerim Rexha - Chief of Computer Dept/University of Prishtina
12:45 - 12:55
Edmond Hajrizi - CEO of UBT Collage
12:55 - 13:15
Brayn Seely - US Marin's, Ethical Hacker that intercepted CIA and FBI
13:15 - 13:25
Kujtim Gashi - ASHI
13:25 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Cyber Security challenges and solutions.
14:00 - 14:10
Faton Aliu - President of PECB
14:10 - 14:30
Dragan Novakovic - CISCO
14:30 - 14:40
Besart ABAZI - CEO of FindBUG
14:40 - 15:00
Peter Lechman - Palo Alto Networks
15:00 - 15:20
Edin Rizvanbegovic - Sales Manger Adriatic at Checkpoint
15:20 - 15:30
RSA Representative/HP representative/ DELL representative/Sophos Representative
15:30 - 16:05
Privacy and Media Rights- Panel Discussion
MODERATOR: Blerta Deliu-Kodra
15:30 - 15:35
Berat Buzhala - President of Gazeta Express
15:35 - 15:40
Adem Grabovci - Deputy at Republic of Kosovo
15:40 - 15:45
Naser Rafuna - Kosovar Artist
15:45 - 15:50
Albanian Artist
15:50 - 15:55
Shkelzim Hysenaj- AGK
15:55 - 16:00
Dastid Pallaska - Lawyer Kosovo
16:00 - 16:05
Arbana Xharra - CEO at Zeri.info

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