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Cyber Risks and Resilience

20 – 22 June 2022

Limited seats per institution

Registration deadline: 30 May 2022

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  • General description

    This course will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge of cyber risks and resilience in the financial sector. The modules of the course will first discuss today’s cyber threat landscape, then delve into the developments in cyber resilience strategies and cyber risk management, and finally focus on the evolving areas of private-public partnerships and the role of FinTech in tackling cyber threat.

    Course participants will engage in interactive discussions with instructors on topics ranging from cyber testing, systemic risks posed by interconnectedness in the financial sector, as well as the impact of innovative technologies in the context of fast changing cyber threats. Moreover, participants will take part in practical activities conducted in small groups under the supervision of course instructors and aimed at fostering and implementing their knowledge through the work on case studies.

  • Topics

    • Cyber threat landscape in Europe and globally
    • Developing and implementing cyber resilience strategies in the financial sector
    • Technical training on cyber risk management and international cybersecurity frameworks
    • Cyber testing: Threat intelligence based ethical red-teaming
    • Systemic cyber risk
    • Public-private partnerships in cyber resilience
    • Fintech and innovative technology and cyber risks
  • Meet the Instructors

    Emran Islam is a Senior Market Infrastructure Expert at the European Central Bank (ECB). In his role, Emran co-ordinates the cyber resilience work for the Eurosystem. He was a part of the team that developed TIBER-EU, the Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations (CROE), established the Euro Cyber Resilience Board, developed and operationalized the market-wide cyber exercise (UNITAS) and is currently developing the Cyber Incident and Information Sharing Initiative (CIISI-EU). Emran participates in various international groups, including the G7 Cyber Expert Group, the CPMI Task Force for Reducing the risk of wholesale payments fraud related to endpoint security, the FBS Cyber Lexicon Working Group, the CPMI-IOSCO Cyber Working Group, the ESRB Systemic Cyber Working Group and the World Bank FIGI. He was involved in the G10 Oversight of SWIFT and was the overseer of STEP2-T and EURO1. Prior to joining the ECB in 2015, Emran worked at the Bank of England for 5 years, where he was the supervisor of CHAPS, Bacs and FPS, as well as leading on the cyber work for UK FMIs.

    Klaus Martin Löber is Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank, in charge of the oversight of financial markets infrastructures and payments instruments. The Eurosystem oversight requirements for their safety and efficiency, including cyber resilience, fall within this remit, in particular the recently issued Eurosystem Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations. His areas or responsibility also encompass the ECB’s global regulatory policy activities with a focus on payments and market infrastructures. Furthermore, Mr Löber is contributing to the global fintech and digital innovations agenda, chairing the CPMI working group on digital currencies and co-chairing the CPMI-IOSCO working group on digital innovations looking into relevant developments. Prior to his current position, from 2012 to 2016, Mr Löber was Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) hosted by the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a global regulatory standard setting body in the areas of payments, clearing and settlement. Earlier positions include the European Central Bank, the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice. Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues.

  • Meet the Faculty

    • Constantinos Christoforides (ECB)
    • Robert Dartnall (Head of Intelligence, Security Alliance)
    • Deborah Eng (JP Morgan)
    • Henry Holden (BIS Innovation Hub)
    • Givan Kolster (Falconforce)
    • Alexandra Maniati (European Banking Federation)
    • Elisabeth Noble (European Banking Authority)
    • Nathalie Pauline Tuxen (Danmarks Nationalbank)
    • Paul Williams (Bank of England)
  • Practical Information


    Please notice that the course dinner, and most of the social activities, will take place downtown.

    Recommended hotels nearby the EUI:

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    Suggested restaurants in Florence city centre


    On arrival, participants will be provided with temporary wi-fi access for the whole duration of the course.


    For general queries: fbf@eui.eu



    From Florence airport:

    Florence airport is located 8 km from the city centre, approximately 30 minutes by taxi or bus. Taxis can be found outside the arrivals terminal; no reservation is needed. A taxi ride from the airport costs about €20 and takes approximately 25/30 minutes.

    A tramway (line T2) connects the airport to the city centre. Trains leave from the airport terminal and take 20 minutes to the main railway station. One-way tickets can be bought from vending machines for €1.50.

    From the central railway station:

    Take bus n. 7 at the bus stop Stazione Nazionale in the direction “Fiesole Piazza Mino”, get off at the stop ‘San Domenico 01’. For bus routes and timetables consult the official timetable.

    Bus tickets are sold outside the railway station, at Autolinee Toscane ticket kiosks and vending machines, tobacconists (tabacchi), newspaper kiosks (edicole), and most cafes (bar). They must be bought before boarding and stamped using the machine on the bus. A ticket costs €1.50 and it is valid for 90 minutes. Bus tickets can be purchased also on board (€ 2.50), but the driver is not obliged to give change.

    Private car

    From the A1 Milano-Napoli (Autostrada del Sole), take the Firenze Sud exit and follow directions to the city centre/Stadio. Follow the directions to the stadium (Stadio), then for Fiesole. San Domenico is on the main road to Fiesole.

    The EUI has several free parking areas available all over the Campus.

  • Fees

    Early bird fees* apply until 28 March 2022 – Registration deadline 30 May 2022

    • Early bird: € 1755 (Standard fee: € 1950) – Private Sector

    • Early bird € 1575 (Standard fee: € 1750) – Public Authorities (e.g. National Competent Authorities, Central Banks) and European Institutions

    • € 950 (No early bird) –Full-Time Professors, PhD Students, Research Associates

    Please submit a certificate attesting your status of Professor, PhD Student or Research Associate to fbf@eui.eu before registering. FBF secretariat will provide you with a code to register. *Seats for academics are limited.

    * Please note that to qualify for early bird rates, registration and payment must be processed by the deadline of the early bird.

    Please note that the payment must be settled one week before the start of the course.

    The fee includes tuition, access to all course materials and pedagogic activities, coffee and lunch breaks and social activities. It does not include travel and accommodation expenses or other local transportation costs (taxis, private cars).

    Limited seats per institution

    A certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants after the course.


      • In case you can no longer attend the course, you are required to inform the organisers by sending an email to fbf@eui.eu in order to free a seat for participants in the waiting list.
      • In case of frequent cancellations, FBF reserves the right not to accept further registrations from the same person.

    For more details, please contact fbf@eui.eu