3 October 2023

10th Homeland Security Conference – resilience in a more aggressive world


The 2023 edition of the Homeland Security Conference is the 10th edition of our annual flagship, and it will take place 3 October 2023 in Copenhagen.

As an innovation and technology conference, we bring together representatives from the entire Homeland Security and cyber security community; leading experts, industry decision makers, governmental authorities, and academics, in order to share knowledge and strengthen capabilities. The overall objective is to explore potential business opportunities within the industry and connect stakeholders.

The format of the conference is the same every year – 10 minutes presentations, followed by a joint panel debate with speakers. By following this approach, we are able to involve a broad range of capabilities and include + 20 speakers during the full day of program (see speakers at the bottom of this page). This way, the participants are introduced to a broad range of information and insights during the day.


Date: 3 October 2023 from 0800-1730 (+ optional networking dinner in the evening)

Location: Børsen, 1217 Copenhagen K


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08:00 – 08:30 Registration and light breakfast

08:30 – 08:40 Welcome
Charlotte Wetche, CEO, CenSec og Kim Bildsøe Lassen, Moderator

08:40 – 09:05 Opening remarks by:

  • Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister of Defence, Danish Ministry of Defence
  • Thomas Elkjer Nissen, Senior Advisor, Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Philippe Leclerc, Director of Safety and Security Domains, SAFE Cluster
  • Jesper Florin, Head of Security and Resilience, DBI – The Danish Institute of Fire and Security

09:05 – 09:40 networking break

Homeland Security Perspectives 2023

09:40 – 10:00 Keynote Speech: Danish Homeland Security in a new global order
Ambassador Michael Zilmer-Johns, Senior Mentor, Institute for Strategi and War Studies, Royal Danish Defence College
10:00 – 10:20 The cyber threat against Denmark in a geopolitical context
Thomas Flarup, Head, Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS)

10:20 – 11:00 networking break

Espionage against the industry and knowledge institutions

11:00 – 11:10 Threats to innovation and knowledge security
Karen Lund Petersen, Head of Center, Center for Innovation and Knowledge Security, the Danish Security and Intelligence
Service (PET)
11:10 – 11:20 The URIS Committee: Universities’ international collaborations – risks and recommendations
Mogens Rysholt Poulsen, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University
11:20 – 11:30 Automated background checks – Danish companies ready for the EU Critical Entities Resilience Directive
Lars Andreasen, Founder & CEO, P-Secure
11:30 – 11:40 From IMSI-catcher to Pegasus: How end-2-end encryption impacted mobile communication security
Søren Sennels, COO, Dencrypt
11:40– 12:00 Panel debate with above speakers

12:00 – 12:50 Lunch and networking break

Resilience through Territorial Sovereignty and Surveillance Challenges

13:00 – 13:10 Keeping the fleet fighting: Key goals for delivering naval effect
Torben Mikkelsen, Rear Admiral, Chief Executive Officer Ship Programmes, Danish Defence Command
13:10 – 13:20 Why Denmark needs a societal security strategy
Rasmus Dahlberg, associate professor, Institute for Strategy and War Studies, Royal Danish Defence College
13:20 – 13:30 Critical Supply in a post-pandemic world
Christian Friis, Head of Department, Danish Critical Supply Agency
13:30 – 13:50 Panel debate with above speakers

13:50 – 14:25 networking break

Resilience through Territorial Sovereignty and Surveillance Innovations Technologies

14:25 – 14:35 Surveillance and Protection of Critical Subsea Infrastructure in Denmark
Simon Pedersen, Associate Professor, PhD, M.Sc. Eng., Head of Esbjerg Energy Section, AAU Energy, Aalborg University
14:35 – 14:45 Utilizing analytics and machine learning to protect and police national waters through actionable insights
Thomas Donslund, CTO, Gatehouse Maritime
14:45 – 14:55 Humans as the weakest link – A holistic approach to corporate, knowledge and strategic security
Jasper Frost, CEO, ALPHA Intelligence Group
14:55 – 15:05 Low-cost, high-volume drones
Erik Christensen, CTO, Arctic unmanned
15:05 – 15:25 Panel debate with above speakers

15:25 – 16:00 networking break

Emerging technologies and its applications in future solutions

16:00 – 16:10 The NATO Diana Quantum Centre and the opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises
Jan Westenkær Thomsen, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Novo Nordisk Quantum Computing Program, Niels Bohr Institute
and Quantum Coordinator KU
16:10 – 16:20 Additive Manufacturing for Security and Resilience
Christopher Gottlieb Klingaa, Vice Director, Center for Industrial 3D Printing, Danish Technological Institute
16:20 – 16:30 Navigating the Skies: Exploring the Potential and Pitfalls of Drone Technology in Security and Surveillance
Daniel Hessellund Johansen, Founder & Lead Mechanical Engineer, SkyGrids
16:30 – 16:40 Megatrends and their interactions – how to spot the unknown unknowns
Daria Krivonos, CEO, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies
16:40 – 17:00 Panel debate with above speakers

17:00 – 17:10 Closing remarks

17:10 – 17:30 Informal networking

18:00 – 22:00 Networking dinner at Bistro Royal (only for those who signed up specifically for the dinner)



Registration fee:
CenSec members: 495 DKK (excl. VAT)
Non-members: 995 DKK (excl. VAT)

Networking Dinner:
3-course menu incl. wine. Limited access of 60 pax.: 655 DKK

1×1 meter: 2500 DKK (excl. VAT) (10 stands in total)

Advertisement in Conference Programme:
A5: 1000 DKK (excl. VAT)
A4: 1500 DKK (excl. VAT)


Contact Sammy Engelbrechtsammy@censec.dk / +45 31191063 for more information.



Speakers will continue to be added to the site in the upcoming weeks


Tickets can not be refunded, but can be altered to another person in your company

We will share the list of participants and email addresses with our conference partner Danish Chamber of Commerce as a security measure, as they need to know whom is entering their premises. The information will only be used to send a QR code to the participants the day before the conference, and not for other purposes.


This event is part of an initiative co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.