The EU has made one of its priority to boost the security of the digital world. As the European Commission has adopted in September a cyber security package, we are pleased to be joined by Jakub Boratyński who will lead us through the new initiatives.
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Head of Unit 'Trust and Security' responsible for cyber security and digital privacy matters within the European Commission in Brussels (Directorate-General Communication Networks, Content and Technology). Among others Mr Boratyński was involved in the recently finalised negotiations of the directive on Network and Information Security, the implementation of the EU cyber-security strategy, the cooperation with the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and he supported the research and innovation within Horizon 2020 programme in these fields. Previously he was Head of Unit 'Organised Crime and Relations with EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction)' at the European Commission (Directorate-General Home Affairs), which has the lead responsibility for the fight against cybercrime, corruption, sexual abuse of children and confiscation of criminal assets. In relation to cybercrime, he was involved in the negotiation and drafting of two directives (on cyber-attacks and sexual exploitation of children), establishment of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and drafting of the EU Cyber Security Strategy. Previously he worked on EU relations with Russia (Directorate-General External Relations). Before joining the European Commission, he was a Director at the Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw and Policy Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Mr Boratynski is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Warsaw (international relations, law).