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Security Days: the full programme is live

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We are happy to announce the unveiling of the full programme for Security Days, GÉANT first security conference that will take place in Prague on 9-11 April 2024.

Across three days, international NREN experts from all areas of security will share their insights, knowledge experience and expertise. From cybersecurity awareness and the human factor, to the most technical domains, plus real world examples, overviews of security products and services will be covered in the carefully curated sessions and workshops. Yes, the conference will also feature the unmissable lightning talks session that will bring additional excitement to the event and will certainly liven up the atmosphere.

We are also delighted to present the two thought-provoking and eye-opening keynotes by two renowned keynote speakers who already have strong connections with the international R&E community.

Keynote | Opening plenary
10 April, 09:00

Moving the Goal to Post Quantum
The Challenges in Transitioning the Whole Internet to Post-Quantum Cryptography

Prof. Roland van Rijswijk-Deij
Design and Analysis of Communication Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Public key cryptography is the security foundation that trust and confidentiality online are built on. Many will have heard by now that current public key cryptography is under threat from being broken by powerful quantum computers. Fortunately, the academic research community has been working hard on quantum-safe cryptographic algorithms that remain secure even if practical quantum computers become a reality. This so-called post-quantum cryptography is a hot topic: the US is standardising the first set of algorithms for use and many large Internet companies are experimenting with PQC and rolling it out. Transitioning the whole Internet to these new cryptographic algorithms, however, is a major undertaking that comes with many challenges. In this talk, Roland will explain the basic need for post-quantum cryptography and will then highlight, using examples from R&E networking, what challenges we will face in the coming years.

Prof. Roland van Rijswijk-Deij
Prof. Roland van Rijswijk-Deij

About Roland
Roland is professor of data-driven Internet security at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. His research focuses on using large-scale empirical measurements to study the security, resilience and evolution of the Internet and its protocols and operations. Roland is also scientific director of the Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR), a public/private partnership focused on impactful cybersecurity research. He leads the contribution on threat intelligence for high-speed networks from the University of Twente to the security work package of the GN5-1 programme. Roland previously held positions at NLnet Labs, SURFnet, and other companies.

Keynote | Closing plenary
11 April, 11:00

Lies are (not!) everywhere

Daniel Stach
Journalist, presenter, science communicator, Czech TV, Czech Republic

How has AI changed our ability to recognise what is really true? What are lies and how easily have they been spreading? How can we use AI practically to help and not do harm in journalism? It’s not just AI. How can we use the available data to actually help people? And most importantly, how can we better use the most complex matter in the known universe that we wear between our ears to understand the world? Do we have a solution? Yes we do, and it’s not primarily found in technology.

Daniel Stach
Daniel Stach

About Daniel
Daniel is a Czech TV professional and presenter of the programmes Hyde Park Civilisation and Veda24 (both focusing on science), and also special broadcasts (e.g. the COVID-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, and significant scientific discoveries and awards). He’s an interviewer of the most distinguished scientists (31 Nobel Prize laureates, live interview with ISS) in Czech and the English language. Daniel is also a member of the science department of Czech TV, and a moderator of various social events (particularly expert conferences) and sport events (e.g. Prague International Marathon, world championships and world cups in a variety of sports).

Please note that the event is currently sold out and registration is closed. We want to take the opportunity to thank all those who registered to attend Security Days and look forward to welcoming you all in Prague.
Please note that we are holding a waiting list, should you wish to be added, just send an email with your coordinates to .

And if you miss Security Days this year, please don’t despair. Why?  It will all be revealed in the coming months.

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