It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd Network and Information Security (NIS'10) Summer School, taking place in Crete, Greece, 13-17 September 2010. This event is jointly organised by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH-ICS).
The Summer School has a "special theme" and a fresh look each year, focusing on cutting-edge topics that guide the selection of the faculty each time. The theme for NIS'10 is "Privacy and Security in the Future Internet".
The Future Internet promises an exciting world: new services, new infrastructures, and new capabilities at all levels. Devices that will automatically exchange information to facilitate users, services that take into account information from different and multiple sources, protocols and systems that are able to handle complex interactions. At the same time, however, concerns about privacy and security increase for individuals, organizations, and the society in general. Where should responsibility be placed and how should solutions be enforced and verified in a world of complex infrastructures and services? NIS'10 will cover topics that address legal, technical, and policy issues in this emerging world.
ENISA is dedicated to promoting a culture of security in Europe that will improve the ability of EU Member States to respond to cyber-attacks. It does so by pursuing a strategy of mitigating risks through awareness, studies, reports and Position Papers on current NIS matters. Towards this objective, ENISA and FORTH-ICS, a research institute devoted to advancing the state-of-the-art in ICT, bring together in this Summer School a distinguished faculty from around the world that will identify current trends, threats and opportunities against the background of recent advances on NIS measures and policies.
Recognising the multi-dimensional facets and intricacies of privacy and security in the future internet, an array of lectures will cover a variety of key aspects on policy, legal, and research matters. Our audience includes policy makers from EU Member States and EU Institutions, decision makers from industry, and members of the research community.
We would like to thank our keynote speakers and faculty for contributing to a programme of such high quality and we are confident that the participants of NIS'10 will both benefit from and enjoy the programme.
Dr. Udo Helmbrecht
Executive Director of ENISA
Director of FORTH-ICS