INTERSCT21 – FUSION has been postponed

Regrettably and with a heavy heart, we have to inform the community that despite our best efforts to try and provide an excellent conference program with inspiring speakers, panellists and moderators and a vibrant networkingopportunity in a comfortable and safe environment, we had to decide to postpone the FUSION event on 24 November 2021, including its #INTERSCT21 part.

Even though the venue itself is a safe environment that is certified to comply with all measures imposed by the Dutch Government and even though most of the speakers, panelists, and moderators as well as participants indicated a willingness to participate in the event, we noticed a hesitation with a significant number of people as they did not feel completely comfortable about public events where certain earlier measures such as social distancing and the use of masks are no longer strictly required. As such concerns deserve to be considered very seriously and as we wanted to provide a comfortable and safe environment for everyone, we considered imposing a set of additional measures.

Unfortunately, while discussing these additional measures, several speakers and panellists (as well as participants) were confronted with new restrictions with respect to travelling and participating in events, which resulted in an unacceptable deterioration of the quality of the program.

As such, we could no longer guarantee an excellent program in a safe environment and consequently we had to decide to postpone the event to early 2022. The new date is still to be defined, follow us to keep yourself informed about the latest updates about it.

Written by Cristoffer Leite

Cristoffer Leite is a Researcher PhD student in the Security Group (SEC) at Eindhoven University of Technology, and an IT Researcher Intern at Forescout Technologies.