Nominet’s cybersecurity experts participate in first European TLD ISAC conference

14th November 2023

Representatives from Nominet, including our Chief Information Security Officer, Paul Lewis attended the first annual conference of the European Top Level Domain Information Sharing and Analysis Centre  (TLD ISAC) in Brussels – created to share best practice and share information with fellow cybersecurity experts.  Paul is also the Chair of the the TLD ISAC Working Group.

The following news release was issued on behalf of the group, of which Nominet is a founding partner.


Taking cybersecurity to the top level: Almost 90 experts participate in the first conference of the newly founded European Top-Level Domain ISAC

Brussels, 13 November 2023 – Almost 90 people participated in the first annual conference of the newly launched European TLD ISAC in Brussels. Under the motto “taking cybersecurity to the top level”, the programme featured an impressive line-up of expert speakers from the cybersecurity realm. They covered issues ranging from the evolution and current landscape of intel sharing to related principles, processes, policies and tools, as well as best practices and pitfalls of vulnerability scanning and last, but not least, the legal framework.

Kristof Tuyteleers, CISO at DNS Belgium and Chair of the TLD ISAC Working Group, said: “This conference provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the importance of the TLD ISAC by means of practical examples and easy-to-implement principles and guidelines. All the while the Working Group keeps building the groundwork and developing the capabilities to take cybersecurity to the top level.”

Paul Lewis, CISO at Nominet and Chair of the Steering Committee of the TLD ISAC said: “Today, we brought together a multitude of cyber security experts across Europe with different roles and responsibilities. The ISAC conference showed how important it is to cooperate and collaborate across countries, departments, and disciplines to tackle cybersecurity threats, and I am proud to chair the TLD ISAC steering committee to help move this important initiative forward.”

Merike Käo, keynote speaker at the conference and distinguished cybersecurity expert added: “I am thrilled to see the European focus on sector ISACs and the cross functional attendance from policy, legal, technical and operational communities. The willingness to have open communication for establishing collaborative sharing initiatives has made a great first impression of the TLD ISAC.”

Philip Du Bois, General Manager of DNS Belgium, and Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee said: “Intel sharing can only work when there is trust, willingness and courage to share what’s going on when things are burning in the kitchen. Sharing information is at the core of what CENTR does. Today showed that we have all the tools in our hands to make the European TLD ISAC a success.”

Dirk Jumpertz, Security Manager EURid and Vice-Chair of the Working Group: “Our first conference had a well-balanced agenda of general, technical, and regulatory topics reflecting the versatile nature of the European TLD ISAC. Listening to the positive reactions of the participants, we are confident to be on the track to taking cyber preparedness and resilience to higher levels.”

The European Top Level Domain Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (European TLD ISAC) aims to strengthen the security and resilience of top-level domain registries in Europe through information sharing, collaboration, and promoting best practices. It brings together domain registry operators, security experts, and other stakeholders to share threat intelligence, identify emerging trends, and develop proactive measures to prevent and mitigate cyber-attacks. Find more information about the European TLD ISAC’ mission, objectives, members, news, and insights at