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University of Bari Aldo Moro
and the
Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

​International Conference on
Cyber ​​Security, Strategy and Law

2 May 2023 – 09:00-16:00
Fiera del Levante, Lungomare Starita, 4, 70132 - BARI



The event aims to connect senior public administration officials, academics, industry, and business representatives working in the cybersecurity sector, in response to the European Commission's call to raise awareness of threats existing in cyberspace, following their exponential increase.

Objective of the event is the sharing of defense and resilience strategies in the National, European, and international context with a look at the best practices of one of the countries most committed to cyber defense, Israel.



Moderator: TBD


08:30 - Welcome and Registration

09:00 - Greetings and Opening Remarks

  • Giuseppe Pirlo, Delegate to the Third Mission, UniBa

  • Antonio De Caro, President of ANCI

  • Michele Emiliano, President of the Puglia Region

  • Stefano Bronzini, Rector of the University of Bari

  • Bruno Frattasi, Director of the Italian Agency for cyber security 

  • Francesco Mattana, Commander of the Italian Economic-Financial Police School of the Guardia di Finanza

  • Mario Caligiuri, President of the Italian Society of studies on intelligence

09:40 - Keynote Speaker

Gen. Claudio Graziano Pres. Fincantieri

10:20 - PANEL - The Cyber Threat Landscape

Moderator: Annita Sciacovelli, Prof. of international law UniBA, Advisory board ENISA

  • Charlotte Goldenberg, Head Legal Unit, UK National Cyber Security Centre

  • Gabriele Zanoni, Mandiant Consulting Country Manager Italy (tbc)

  • Danit Leybovich-Shati, Expert in Cybersecurity, CEO Alpha Forensics, former manager at the Israeli National Cyber Directorate

11:15 - Coffee Break

11:45 - PANEL National Cyber Defense 

Moderator: Davide Giovanelli, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Estonia

  • Giovanni Gagliano, Head of the IV Dep. of the Chief of Defense Staff (tbc)

  • Ivano Gabrielli, Director of the Italian Postal and Communication Police

  • Pasquale Preziosa, President of the Eurispes Observatory for Security

  • Claude Bittal, Information and cyber security expert, CEO KANABIT, Israel


13:00 - Lunch Break

14:30 - PANEL Critical Infrastructures Defense 

Moderator: Mattia Siciliano, Italian Society of studies on intelligence

  • Gabi Siboni, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, Israel

  • Marco Braccioli, Digital Platform SpA

  • Andrea Storico, President & Co-Founder of Gyala (tbc)

15:45  - Concluding Remarks

Giuseppe Pirlo, Delegate to the Third Mission, UniBa

Scientific Commitee

Scientific Commitee


Giuseppe Pirlo

Prof. Delegate to the Third Mission, UniBa


Annita Larissa Sciacovelli

Prof. of International Law, Cybersecurity Specialist, UniBa, Advisory board ENISA

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Gabi Siboni

Prof. The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security


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