Governments and populations are struggling to reconcile privacy interests with the need to counter terrorism and cybercrime. They face growing threats from information warfare and cyberattacks, with little clarity on how to prevent or respond to them and what norms apply. The positive values and effects of a global Internet and information space are challenged by calls to nationalize data jurisdictions, renew or broaden surveillance capabilities, and sustain investments in offensive capabilities.

Organized by Carnegie Europe in partnership with Microsoft, this event gathered 150 experts, government officials, think tankers, and private-sector representatives in two parallel panel discussions in Brussels and Washington, connected via state-of-the-art technology.

Looking Ahead: Key Transatlantic Challenges in Cyberspace


2:30 to 3:00 p.m. CET
Welcome Coffee and Registration

3:00 to 3:10 p.m. CET
Welcome Remarks
John Frank, vice president for EU government affairs, Microsoft
George Perkovich, vice president for studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. CET
Keynote Speech
Michael Chertoff, co-founder and executive chairman, The Chertoff Group, and former secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. CET
Panel 1 | Future Cybersecurity Policies in Europe and the United States
Moderator: Angela McKay, director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft
Frank J. Cilluffo, associate vice president and director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
Susan Hennessey, managing editor, Lawfare; general counsel, Lawfare Institute

Christiane Höhn, principal adviser to the EU counterterrorism coordinator, European Council
Oliver Onidi, deputy director-general for security, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

4:40 – 5:10 p.m. CET
Coffee break

5:10 – 5:20 p.m. CET
Keynote Speech
Christopher Painter, coordinator for cyberissues, U.S. Department of State

5:20 – 6:20 p.m. CET
Panel 2 | Governing Cyberspace: Transatlantic Views on Cybersecurity Norms
Moderator: Sinan Ülgen, visiting scholar, Carnegie Europe
Carmen Gonsalves, head of international cyberpolicy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Jan Neutze, director for cybersecurity policy in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Microsoft

Michael Daniel, special assistant to the U.S. president and cybersecurity coordinator
Tim Maurer, fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

6:20 – 6:30 p.m. CET
Closing Remarks
Chris Krebs, director for cybersecurity policy United States, Microsoft United States

Sinan Ülgen, visiting scholar, Carnegie Europe

6:30 p.m. CET
Cocktail Reception

*Agenda is subject to change.