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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (18/01/2011)

Events Calendar

Here are some upcoming events related to European civil security we think readers should be aware of:

6th ETSI Security Workshop
19-20 January 2011, Sophia Antipolis, France

Securing Europe’s energy infrastructure
24 January 2011, Brussels

Data Breach Notifications in Europe – The Way Forward (organised by ENISA)
24 January 2011, Brussels

European Defence and Security 2011
24-25 January 2011 London 

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – European Data Protection: In Good Health?
25-27 January 2011, Brussels

2nd International Conference on Risk Assessment (organised by DG SANCO)
25-28 January 2011, Brussels

Round-Table on Body Scanners
27 January 2011, Brussels

Cyber Warfare 2011
27-28 January 2011, London

European Data Protection Day 2011
28 January 2011, Brussels

Counter CBRNe Operations 
2-3 February 2011, London

Airport and Aviation Security Summit
8 – 9 February 2011, London, UK

A new partnership for European security
10 February 2011, Brussels

Aviation Security 2011
22-23 February 2011, London

Getting in step: Coordinating national responses to changing security threats
24 February 2011, Brussels

Border Security 2011
28 February – 1 March 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria

European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum
14-15 March 2011, London

CBRN Resilience 2011
29-30 March 2011, London

Critical Infrastructure Protection 2011
30-31 March 2011, London

ASIS 10th Annual European Security – Conference & Exhibition
3-6 April 2011, Vienna

Building Inter-Agency Information Sharing Plans for Homeland Security
NATO Advanced Research Workshop
4-6 April 2011, Brussels

IDER 2011 – International Disaster and Emergency Resilience (11th edition)
13-14 April 2010, Florence

Counter Terror Expo 2011
19-20 April 2011, London

European Identity Conference 2011 (event focused on e-Identity and IT security)
10-13 May 2011, Munich, Germany

Cyber Defence – Analysing Global Cyber Threats
16-17 May 2011, Istanbul, Turkey 

IFSEC 2011 – A journey from the present to the future of security technology
16-19 May 2011, Birmingham, UK

International Conference on Network and Information Systems Security
18-21 May, La Rochelle, France

European e-Identity Management Conference 2011 
8-9 June 2011, Tallinn, Estonia

International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems
8-10 June 2011, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain

CMS 2011 – Communications and Multimedia Security Conference
19-21 October 2011, Ghent, Belgium

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