EU Cybersecurity: Collective Resilience Through Regulation

Our colleague Dr. Irene Kamara, from ENCRYPT partner Tilburg University (TiU) and the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), co-organised a conference on “EU Cybersecurity: Collective Resilience Through Regulation“. The event took place on June 22nd 2023, in Brussels, hosted at Campus Brussels, an intra-faculty hub of Maastricht University.

The aim of the conference was to bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners with different specialties to discuss the Cybersecurity Strategy and its implementation so far, and to evaluate whether the strategy is succeeding in its goals, but also whether it is still fit for purpose in an ever evolving society. The strategy entitled the ‘EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade’ was introduced in 2020 by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

In particular, the conference was guided by three themes on which invited experts as well as selected participants based on their submitted abstracts presented breakthrough research and approaches:
* Session 1. Regulatory developments towards achieving the cybersecurity strategy
* Session 2. Cybersecurity in times of crisis
* Session 3. Beyond the digital decade: What does the future of cybersecurity hold?

All accepted abstracts that have been showcased in the parallel paper sessions of the conference, are published and available for download from

The organisers are hosting a special issue at Computer Law & Security Review, the International Journal of Technology Law and Practice, which is currently accepting articles on cybersecurity-related topics. Call for papers is available at, and submissions are accepted on a rolling basis until at the latest October 31, 2023.