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About the Symposium

J oin us at NIAS, NATO’s annual cyber symposium, to consider today’s fast-evolving cyber landscape from different perspectives. The three-day event will see NATO and national leaders, as well security specialists from across the Alliance, industry and academia, discuss ways of ensuring the protection and resilience of our defences in the face of unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks.

National governments will present the efforts they have already made to strengthen their cyber security after taking the Warsaw Summit Cyber Pledge, and establish the next steps forward for NATO. NIAS will look at the best ways of securing our connected forces and protecting our institutions with the help of innovative technology and partnerships.

Ensuring mission continuity in a contested cyberspace which is constantly under threat will be one of the topics explored at the event. This will also be an opportunity for Nations and NATO to share best practices on setting up and deploying rapid reaction teams to defend networks against cyber-attacks.

Finally, frontline IT staff, and product developers will discuss the benefits of artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning in developing the next generation of cyber security tools.

Facts & Figures About The Event

30 Speakers
20 Workshops
80 Exhibitors
1400 Delegates

NIAS highlights: · NATO’s premier cyber conference · Over 1400 participants daily, top speakers · Direct interaction with NATO and National cyber leaders · Insight into the next generation Alliance cyber defence requirements · Cutting edge technology tracks, exhibition of latest technology and products · Direct interaction with national authorities responsible for cyber investments in NATO’s 29 member states · Cyber innovation challenge and much more.


NIAS2017 Offers

In just three days, you can take advantage of a range of benefits:


NIAS2017 provides the opportunity to select from a broad choice workshops offering an in-depth understanding of cyber-risks, intended to equip you with the analytical skills and capabilities needed to effectively manage a cyber-attack and mitigate against the risk to critical infrastructure.


World class speakers will share their expertise at NIAS2017. Our content team are working on getting the most innovative and forward thinking, renowned experts, including heads of authorities and speakers from across the globe so that your time out of the office at the event is well spent.


The exhibition, that runs alongside a premium conference will be a showcase of the latest in cyber security innovation. From large existing technology companies down to the latest innovative start ups.

Cyber Innovation Zone

NIAS2017 is supporting a new Cyber Security Innovation zone at the 2017 symposium. The zone is being used to showcase Small Innovative Cyber Security Innovative companies, academia etc.

Conference Schedule

NIAS2017 Symposium and Workshop Agenda
08:30 AM
Registration, Entrance NIAS 2017

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Mr Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General
09:50 AM
NIAS2017 Opening

Mr Kevin J. Scheid (United States) has succeeded MGEN (ret) Koen Gijsbers, on 1 July 2017 as the General Manager of the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency.

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Mr Kevin J. Scheid
General Manager, NCI Agency
10:00 AM
Opening Keynote

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Mr Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General
10:00 AM
Opening Keynote

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Mr Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General

NIAS2017 Conference Agenda and Speaker list

NIAS Conference agenda and speaker detailed list will be available soon on this website

Our Speakers

The NIAS2017 Speaker Lineup


Some frequently asked questions about NIAS
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Who can attend

NIAS2017 is open for members of NATO Headquarters,
NATO Agencies, Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries, the European
Union and associated Agencies and members (public and official)
from the 29 NATO Nations.

Applications received outside of the aforementioned communities will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis. Delegates are
requested to register sufficiently early to ensure participation.

Industry companies who are not exhibiting at the conference, but
attending as delegates are required to purchase a conference pass.

Is there a conference fee ?

For all communities (except Industry Delegates) mentioned in
Who can attend, entrance to NIAS2017 is Free of Charge.

Attire ?

Attire for NIAS2017 is business casual. We would like to advise
Military personnel not to wear Military uniforms while traveling to and from Lotto Mons. If your Nation demands the wear of military attire we advise to change into military uniform at Lotto Mons. Our Events team will be happy to provide and guide you to a changing room.

Latest NIAS2017 news

Latest cyber news, activities and announcements
Apr 24

Cyber Security Trends for 2017

Media team NCI Agency

As digital and physical worlds converge, security will get a new perspective predict security companies. The Top Ten Security Predictions for 2017.

Apr 24

Cyber Defence Cooperation

Media team NCI Agency

NATO and the United Kingdom agreed to deepen their cyber defence cooperation with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding.

May 11

Networking Reception

Media team NCI Agency

Network with your colleagues and exhibitors during our Networking Reception. Live music from the Soulmates coverband.