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Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the NIS2020 summer school is cancelled

Next summer school, NIS2021, will be held on 24-28 May 2021


Welcome Note

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 7th Network and Information Security (NIS'21) Summer School, taking place in Crete, Greece, 21 September - 25 September 2021. This event, having a different "special theme" every year, is jointly organised by the European Union Agency for cybersecurity (ENISA) and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH).

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, a research center devoted to advancing the State-of-the-Art, bring together to this Summer School a distinguished faculty from around the world with the purpose to identify current trends, threats and opportunities against the background of recent advances on NIS measures and policies.

Recognising the multi-dimensional facets and intricacies causing changes in the information risks landscape, an array of lectures will cover a variety of key aspects on policy, economic, legal and research matters. The audience includes policy makers from EU Member States and EU Institutions, decision makers from industry and members of the academic community.

By going through a natural evolution cycle, but also by adopting current trends in networking and exchange of knowledge, this year’s Summer School aims at increasing interaction among participants. Targeted breakout sessions will enhance dialogue and exchange of ideas, while cutting edge security issues will be collected before the event through publicly accessible fora and will be channelled to the discussions. Wrap-ups of these interactive sessions will be worked out and distributed during the event.

We would like to thank our keynote speakers, facilitators and faculty for contributing to a programme of such high quality, and we are confident that the participants of NIS'20 will both benefit from, and enjoy the programme.


Mr. Juhan Lepassaar

Executive Director of ENISA


Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis

Chairman of the Board Of Directors of FORTH

Call for Posters

The organizers of the NIS Summer School would like to offer the opportunity to non-profit organizations/activities in the area of Cyber Threat Intelligence, such as EU Horizon 2020 projects, national academic research and developments projects, open source communities, etc. to disseminate their work through this event. This can be achieved by means of posters, flyers, tool demonstrations etc.

Interested organizations are encouraged to contact the organizer to express their interest, together with some information about the dissemination material (short description of the item to be presented, relevance to CTI, method of presentation, particular presentation requirements). The organizer will review this material via its stakeholder and will inform the project about the acceptance of their presentation. The review of the material is thought as a filter for the relevance and quality of the submissions but also spatial availabilities at the venue of the event.

Interested organizations may contact us through the functional mailbox


More speakers TBA


Conference Chairs

Sotiris Ioannidis Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Louis Marinos European Union Agency for cybersecurity

Organising Committee

Andreas Miaoudakis Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Maria Mastoraki Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Othonas Soultatos Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

Programme Committee

Ioannis Askoxylakis DG CONNECT European Commission
Barbara Carminati University of Insubria
Gabi Dreo Rodosek Universität der Bundeswehr München
Elena Ferrari University of Insubria
Konstantinos Fysarakis Sphynx Technology Solutions AG
Vasilis Katos Bournemouth University

Venue & Accommodation

The NIS 2020 Summer School will be held at the Atlantis Aquila Hotel, which is located in the heart of Heraklion. Address:
2 Ygias street,
71202 Heraklion,
Crete, Greece

Travel Information

Information about how to get to the conference venue Atlantis Aquila Hotel can be found in the link provided from the Hotel

Summer School Program to be anounced soon

Our Sponsors

Contact Information

European Union Agency for cybersecurity

1 Vasilissis Sofias Str Maroussi 151 24
Attiki, Greece
Tel: +30 28 14 40 9711

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
Heraklion, GR-700 13, Crete, Greece
Tel.: +30 2810 391945