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The second edition of the Lugano Symposium on Cybersecurity and Management Challenges (CMC), “A Continuing Challenge for a Modern Society”, builds on the success of the Cybersecurity Conference held last fall at Franklin University Switzerland, which drew an international list of attendees from government and industry.

The event is designed for mid-level and senior executives from government, business and industrial sectors.

Discussions will focus on assessing and blocking cyberattacks, not only through expert technical insight on the scope and nature of ever-evolving cyber threats, but also through perspectives offered from a variety of related viewpoints, from politics to business and diplomacy. Topics will include case studies of successful cyber-attacks, insider threats, legal and insurance perspectives on cyber security, the internet of things (IoT), the dark web and cyber offense.

In its Lugano edition, which will take place on September 21-22 in the University’s Nielsen Auditorium, the CMC Symposium will once again see the participation of a number of high-profile speakers from different sectors. Among the speakers at the time of this writing Franklin will host - His Excellency Jacob Keidar, Ambassador of Israel to Switzerland and Liechtenstein and Siim Alatalu, Head of International Relations of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), the Honorable Marco Borradori, Mayor of Lugano, and an Azerbaijani government delegation. They will complement a series of speakers in the area of cybersecurity from Europe and the Middle East.

The program is still under development and can be consulted on the CMC Symposium website at http://www.cmcsymposium.org/ .

The two-day event is organized by Franklin Trustee Kim Hildebrant, CEO KNC Consulting Switzerland, in collaboration with Franklin Professor Morris Mottale, Chair of the Department of International Relations and Political Science, and is sponsored by KNC Consulting Switzerland, the City of Lugano and a number of private sponsors.

This program will also be presented in Europe and the Middle East in the future.

Franklin University Switzerland is co-sponsoring this event with KNC Consulting Switzerland and invites all those who are interested in attending the Lugano CMC Symposium to register directly on the CMC website, or by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.directly by email.

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