Successfully held BISEC 2016 Conference
at Belgrade Metropolitan University
Belgrade Metropolitan University and Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts organized the Eight International Conference on Information Security, BISEC 2016, held on October 15, 2016, Belgrade Metropolitan University, Serbia.
The Conference gathered the most respectable experts in the field of information and communication systems with a goal to analyze and discuss information security solutions. The aim of the Conference was to strengthen the bonds between business, public sector and academic community by raising awareness about information security and its crucial importance among the widest population.
The main topic of the Conference was Critical infrastructure protection and Internet of Things (IoT), while subtopics are including:
- Critical Infrastructure and Control Systems Security
- IoT Security
- Techniques and tools for defending against attack on critical infrastructure systems and IoT
- Digital forensics systems of critical infrastructure and IoT
- Web application security of critical infrastructure systems and IoT
- WiFi networks security in critical infrastructure systems and IoT
- Cyber and physical security of critical infrastructure systems and IoT
- Cloud Security
- Cryptography and steganography in order to protect critical infrastructure systems and IoT
- Protection against malicious software of critical infrastructure systems and IoT
- Education in the field of information security
- The future protection of information security
At the beginning with the words of welcome, attendees were addressed by Rector of the Belgrade Metropolitan University, Professor Dragan Domazet. After his welcome speech, Nebojša Vasiljević, a counselor for information security and e-commerce at Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Republic of Serbia, officially opened the Conference, announcing the bylaws that are to be issued by the government. This means that companies and government institutions will have a 90-day deadline to adopt the internal documents on information security since preventive system needs to be established as soon as possible. Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications is drafting the strategy on information security and is planning to implement all areas of information security to it, for the further steps.
Keynote speakers of the BISEC 2016 Conference were:
- Srđan Krčo, CEO, DunavNET, Serbia
- Dragan Pleskonjić, Senior Director Application Information Security at IGT, Great Britain
- Zlatogor Minchev, Institute of ICT – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
- Georgi Dukov, Institute of ICT – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Dr Zlatogor Minchev, from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, shared his impressions about BISEC 2016 conference and the main topic – Critical infrastructure protection and Internet of Things (IoT): “Generally, topics like that one are concerning the joint corporations between science and industry. They are quite important nowadays because modern society is constantly progressing. Problematic of cyber security and digital society are emerging new challenges towards our world. Regionally speaking, we are secure since our technological level is a little bit average. However, talking from the perspective of Internet of Things, we are not secure since we are using lots of free services that are not quite controlled, for example, social network, Cloud computing and free applications on our smart devices. It is very important to have policy makers from governmental and non-governmental sector. The only gap I noticed here is that we don’t have enough young people which is very important because they will shape the future.”