Alexander Edwards is a Senior Associate at Rosling King LLP. He acts for a variety of clients in connection with a range of finance, commercial and corporate matters. Alex holds a LPC, Law, from BPP Law School and a LLB, Law, from the University of Southampton.
Amélie Rives is a senior cyber security consultant at CEIS, a French strategic consulting firm with a focus on defence and security. Amélie mainly works on cyber security and digital transformation for clients such as the French Ministry of Defence. She is also the programme manager for the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC), an international annual event organised jointly with the French Gendarmerie Nationale.
Anthony Hess is Head of Incident Response at CFC Underwriting. He joined CFC from KPMG’s cyber practice where he focused on cyber insurance including developing and leading an EMEA-wide security assessment and cyber incident response service. He has worked in technology related roles for nearly 20 years.
Arthur P. B. Laudrain is an LL.M. candidate at Leiden Law School and a reserve officer in the French Armed Forces. Arthur read international studies at Montreal and Seoul, and is a graduate of the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. His research focuses on the relationship between emerging technologies on the one hand, and war, law and power on the other. He is contributing in this regard to research projects at both ETH Zurich and NATO Communications and Information Agency.
Barry is a noted expert and security strategist, having spent the last 25 years in information security. His leading-edge work across the globe makes him a regular keynote speaker, researcher, consultant and mentor. Barry has advised numerous companies and organisations and sits on several advisory boards. He was an industry adviser on the Cyber Essentials scheme, a business stakeholder for the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), and advised the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) on big data ethics and privacy. He has devised his own form of Bayesian analysis for incident and crisis management, created “poison apple” defensive cyber security payloads, and generally tries to make the impossible possible.
Brian Fitzpatrick is Director, Business Development, EQ Digital, at Equiniti. Previously, he was Director, Strategic Partnerships, and before that Business Development Manager at Equiniti, and prior to this he was Head of Sales at Snaggl. Brian has 20 years’ experience in Sales and Business Development in UK, Ireland, Europe and USA. This includes products and service based solutions for Capital Markets, Commercial Banking and the Public Sector. He helps clients with secure technology led automation and productivity solutions for: The EU General Data Protection Regulation; Biometrics based client on-boarding and other identity scenarios; and Complex bespoke workflow/case management.
Chris Gould is Head of Consulting at Secgate. He is an Information Risk expert with over 25 years experience in assisting organisations in assessing and managing technology related risks, particularly relating to Information Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management. Prior to joining Secgate, Chris was a Partner at EY in London, leading its Cybercrime Investigation and Cyber Forensics practice and Partner at PwC in Moscow, where is was CEE Leader for Cyber Security and Forensics.
Chris is an international security expert with over 10 years experience working in political foundations, academia and think tanks. He is Operations Director at Secgate and Editor of Cyber World. Previously, he was Head of the Geopolitics Programme at the Global Policy Institute and worked at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in London.
Christopher Mason is a recent graduate of Anglia Ruskin University having studied a BSc in Information Security and Forensic Computing. He currently runs a MSP in Chelmsford, Essex, whilst continuing his studies with a MSc in Cyber Security. Part of his MSc is focusing on IoT security with particular interest in the communication between IoT devices. Chris is also president of the Cyber Security Society at Anglia Ruskin University. His main passion is technology, however he can be found unwinding on his allotment or walking with his dog Zorro.
Daryl Flack is Co-founder and CIO of Blockphish and Security Lead for the Smart Metering Implementation Programme at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Previously, he was CIO of AXELOS, a joint venture between Capita Plc and the Cabinet Office.
Domini Clark is the founder of InfoSec Connect. She is also Managing Principal at Blackmere Talent Acquisition & Consulting, a specialty Talent Acquisition Firm with a focus on the information security sector. Domini has been involved in professional recruiting for over fifteen years working in both technical and operational recruiting for Fortune 10 organizations, small and medium sized businesses and federal government contractors. She sits on the Board of Directors for ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) Utah and recently received the Luminary award from the International ISSA Women In Security Group.
Dr François Delerue joined CEIS in 2016 as consultant in cyberstrategy. He is also visiting researcher at Sciences Po Paris, rapporteur for the Oxford International Organizations project and affiliated with the Turkish think-tank Global Relations Forum.
Dr Simon Rice is Technology Group Manager at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights. The ICO regulates the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
Edward Percarpio earned his B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University, and his M.S. from Oxford University’s Internet Institute, where he researched how the GDPR affects discriminatory profiling and human-AI decision-making. He was also a graduate research assistant on a project that used machine learning to predict online attention to political events across different media platforms. He is currently the Privacy Architect for Sovy, a startup that specializes in providing GDPR compliance solutions for small and medium-size businesses.
Ela Berners-Lee is a PhD researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London in Information (Cyber) Security. She received a First in BSc Mathematics and a Distinction in MSc Information Security, which she also completed at Royal Holloway. She is happy to now be part of the CDT programme. Her main research interest is applied cryptography, particularly cryptography in the Cloud.
Emily Hodges is a Manager at Secgate. Emily’s love of Pure Mathematics led her to study post-quantum cryptography in her final year of University. Wanting to ensure she continued to use her analytical skills, she began her career in cyber security consulting with PwC, where she worked with a number of FTSE 100 organisations to help understand and improve their cyber security capabilities. Emily has recently taken the opportunity to join Secgate where she is using innovation to make a real difference in her clients’ organisations.
Emma Butler is data protection officer at Yoti, before which she spent four years as DPO at RELX for both UK LexisNexis businesses. Previously, Emma led the international team at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), where she worked with other regulators and the Article 29 Working Party, and advised on UK, EU and international data protection legislation. She has a languages degree, an LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice, an ISEB data protection certificate, CIPP/E and CIPP/M and is also an IAPP FIP.
Emma Roe is a Partner and Head of Commercial at Shulmans LLP. The Commercial unit at Shulmans LLP is one of the largest single-site Commercial, IP & Regulatory teams in the North of England. Emma has a wide range of commercial contract, intellectual property and technology experience with plenty of international experience.
Erin Jones is a senior associate in the PwC cyber security practice. She has worked on a range of engagements for FTSE100 and Financial Services clients, including large security transformations, incident response, identity and access management, and third party security management. Prior to joining PwC, Erin spent two years completing the TeachFirst graduate scheme, teaching computer science at a secondary school in North London. Erin holds a BSc in Information Security Management for Business from Loughborough University, and is currently studying for an MSc in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Faisal Al Bannai, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DarkMatter, an international cyber security company based in the UAE, which is empowering digitisation globally. He can be reached on Twitter @albannai_faisal
George Scott is currently Director for cyber security at KPMG in Scotland. Prior to joining KPMG, George was Head of Information Security at Tesco Bank. Other previous roles have included, among many others, Head of Co-ordination, Security & Fraud, UK & Ireland and Head of Information Security Assurance at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
George Thompson is a member of the Special Advisory Team at Secgate. Previously, George was Associate Director at PwC, Chief Security Officer at TalkTalk and Director of Information Protection and Business Resilience at KPMG. He has substantial experience in Information Security Consulting in major international companies and a track record of building profitable relationships with FTSE 250 and international organisations. He has in-depth knowledge of multiple sectors including Banking and Insurance, Telecommunications, Consumer and Manufacturing.
Giannis Tziakouris is a cyber crime analyst at The INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore, working as part of the Research & Innovation - Innovation Centre directorate. His current research involves various projects related to the Darknet and cryptocurrencies. Prior to that, he was a PhD researcher in cyber security and a senior teaching associate at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Giannis has a genuine interest in security and in particular privacy preserving methodologies, self-adaptive security and reverse engineering malware analysis.
Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli has been the European Data Protection Supervisor since 4 December 2014, when he was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council for a term of five years. Before joining the EDPS, he worked as Secretary General to the Italian Data Protection Authority, a position he occupied between 1997 and 2009.
Gregory Fenn is a PhD researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, in Cyber Security. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from King’s College London in Mathematicsand Philosophy (BA Hons, 1st). His research interests include cyber insurance and the economics of information security.
Guillaume Tissier is the Managing Director of CEIS. He joined CEIS’s Risk and Crisis Management department in 1997. There, he was particularly involved in consulting assignments in information security and cyber risk analysis. He is also Director and Project Manager for the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC).
Hani Banayoti is Director at Cyber Solace. Hani is a Technologist with a deep insight in Emerging Business Technology, Smart Utilities/Energy and Information Risk Management. His industry experience spans Government, Financial, Media, Technology, Telecomms and Defence, recently focusing on Energy & Utilities.
Harshul Joshi is Senior Vice President of Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance at DarkMatter. In this role, he is responsible for various cyber risk and regulatory activities in vital industries. He possesses nearly 20 years’ experience working for a range of leading organisations in the fields of cloud-based technologies, regulatory compliance, cyber security, governance, risk, internal audit and privacy. Harshul can be contacted on Twitter handle @Harshul_J.
Haydn Brooks is a Manager at Secgate. Haydn specialises in helping companies at C-suite level establish and improve their third party risk management, logical IT security, physical security, security training and awareness and cyber strategy. He has a wealth of experience across the banking, financial and healthcare sectors.
Hugo Zylberberg is a Cyber Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, in charge of coordinating the programs on Cybersecurity, Internet Governance and the Digital Economy. He is also a member of the Research Center Values and Policies of Personal Data at the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) in Paris. He graduated with a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master of Science from the Ecole polytechnique.
Ian Glover, President of CREST, has over 30 years’ experience working in the information technology industry. He was one of the founding partners of Insight Consulting and when the business was sold to Siemens Ian sat on the Board of Siemens Communications. Ian also established the CLAS Forum with CLAS as a partnership linking the Information Assurance knowledge of the UK Government with the expertise and resources of the private sector. Ian was the Chairman of the Forum until April 2012.
Ivan Blesa is Director and Head of Technology at Secgate. Prior to joining Secgate, Ivan was Global Product Manager at Clearswift. He is a passionate professional with broad cyber security experience over a wide variety of sectors. Having worked with top international companies in strategic transformational projects, he has a deep understanding of the challenges organisations face when dealing with their cyber security strategy. The definition, development and launch of several security products has been aligned with these needs, which has driven their success.
Jane Frankland is Managing Director at Cyber Security Capital. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, consultant and CISO advisor. She's also one of the top 50 influencers in cybersecurity in the UK. Jane has 19-years’ worth of experience in the industry, has built and sold her own global penetration testing firm, been an SC Awards Judge for Europe and the USA, advised boards, and held senior executive positions at several large PLCs, including the NCC Group. As an ambassador for cybersecurity she's passionate about diversity in the workplace and her book, 'In Security: why a failure to attract and retain women in cybersecurity is making us all less safe', is due for release in 2017.
Jennifer Steffens is Chief Executive Officer at IOActive, responsible for all aspects of the company’s global business and strategic vision. Steffens has a wealth of industry and business experience, including having been an early stage member of several successful startups. Previously in her career, Steffens was a Director at Sourcefire, where she helped build and grow the business from $250K to over $35M in run rate in just four years.
Jeremy Blackburn is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His work has covered a variety of topics ranging from cheating in online video games to cryptographic communication protocols for the Web. Before joining UAB, Jeremy was an associate researcher at Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Spain.
Jessica Williams is a Security Consultant at BT. She is a computer games programmer turned cyber consultant who is interested mostly in education and defence. Jessica enjoys taking part in capture the flags and she is one of the founding members of DMU Hackers! In her spare time, Jessica sits at her computer desk playing League of Legends or programming in python.
Jigar Lad is a Cyber Security Consultant at EY. He works in the Cyber Security Practice and, more specifically, his expertise are in Cyber Threat Hunting, Security Incident Response and Forensics. He joined EY after completing a Master’s in Cyber Security & Incident Response. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Jigar is part of various security communities where he delivers talks and conducts workshops on cyber security.
Jo Stewart-Rattray is board director of ISACA, chair of ISACA’s Women’s Leadership Council and director of information security and IT assurance at BRM Holdich.
John Culkin is the Director of Information Management at Crown Records Management, where John is responsible for the full suite of Information Management services, including advisory and digital services. He is a regular commentator in the media and has authored white papers setting out how companies can prepare for the EU GDPR. John’s background is in developing digital solutions for businesses around the world, and he has spent much time in senior roles including as technical consultant in European technology companies, with particular expertise in the field of content management and information governance.
John McNaughton is the Director of Impellerton Limited. Previously, he was principal at Mood International and The Salamander Organization. He has a background in running operations and also designing and implementing solutions to tough problems over many years. With experience in many aspects of military and security technology as well as having had a pivotal role in a small software company, he is able to provide short term, tangible advice in a strategic context.
Jon Shende, MSc., FBCS CITP, CISM, is a Fortune 250 Global Head of Services within cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud and next generation analytics. He is a global digital transformation Exec with a keen eye for performance improvement. Jon has extensive Systems, Utility Cloud Computing to IoT experience and is an expert at structuring & executing strategic growth plans.
Jonathan Armstrong is a Partner with London-based compliance law firm Cordery. An acknowledged expert on compliance and technology, his practice advises multinational companies on matters involving risk, compliance and technology across Europe. He has handled legal matters in more than 60 countries. Jonathan is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and co-author of the LexisNexis definitive work on technology risk, ‘Managing Risk: Technology & Communications’. He leads on Cordery’s GDPR Navigator subscription service, and is a frequent broadcaster for the BBC and other channels. Jonathan was ranked as the 14th most influential figure in global data security by Onalytica in their 2016 Data Security Top 100 Influencers and Brands survey.
Jonathan Stock works with IntaPeople Recruitment as an IT Security Recruitment Consultant. He looks after a range of security focused positions across the UK from network security engineers, to penetration testers, to vulnerability analysts. Jonathan has a genuine interest in security and the effect it is having in our globalised world.
Karolina Oseckyte is a rising star at KPMG, where she works as a Cyber Security Consultant. She joined KPMG as an apprentice 5 years ago and has since become a dedicated mentor to young people. For her efforts and involvement with the Women in Cyber network, she has been recognised as a young Cyber role model in a recent City Security magazine article.
Kate Wright is a senior consultant at EY. She graduated with first class honours in Forensic Computing at De Montfort University. Her dissertation was published in an international magazine and she was selected to represent the university at the launch of their new MSc Cyber Security degree. Previously she undertook an internship at Cy4or, a placement year as a network administrator, and worked as a cyber intelligence analyst at Lockheed Martin.
Kevin Murphy (CISM, CISSP, CESP, CEH, ISO27001) is a Cyber Security, Risk and Privacy Specialist at the Royal Bank of Scotland and president of the ISACA Scottish Chapter. He has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise IT processes and systems, serving all service line clients in IT strategy, architectures, IT planning and project management, and many others.
Lai Ki Cheng is a recent graduate from the MA Intelligence and International Security programme at King’s College London. He was a finalist at the 2016 Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in Geneva, has contributed to security journals such as IHSJane’s Intelligence Review, and was previously Managing Editor (Blog) at Strife Blog and Journal at King’s College London.
Laura Brent has held cyber policy roles in both the public and private sectors. Currently, she is a cyber defence officer on the NATO International Staff, where she helps develop and implement cyber policy on behalf of the Alliance. Previously, as a manager at EY, Laura conducted cybercrime investigations and assessed clients’ cyber security programmes and maturity. Prior to EY, Laura served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, working on a broad range of security issues including cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.
Luay is a Cybersecurity Manager within OMNETRIC Group, a Siemens and Accenture joint venture which specialises in smart grid transformation. Luay is a recognised expert in the field of IT/OT integration and industrial Cybersecurity. Luay currently serves as Cybersecurity architect and advisor to a number of critical infrastructure operators in the UK. He holds an MSc in Computer Security and is a certified security practitioner from SANS, ISC2 and SABSA.
Lubna Aboukufa holds a BSc in Artificial Intelligence Engineering, and is currently completing a MSc in Risk Management at City, University of London. Since joining Secgate on work experience in July, and in addition to completing her master’s thesis, she has been working in client facing roles as an analyst within the consulting practice.
Luca Berni is an analyst in the cyber threat intelligence team at Control Risks, where his focus is on researching sophisticated cyber criminal threat actors, and on analysing the geopolitical motives of cyber espionage. Luca is a certified ethical hacker and has a BA (Hons) in International Relations, gained in Italy. Luca holds an MA (Distinction) from King’s College London, where he read intelligence and international security.
Madeline Cheah is currently a Senior Cyber Security Analyst at HORIBA MIRA in the UK working on automotive security research projects. She is also completing her PhD with Coventry University, with her research looking at systematic security evaluations as applied to vehicular systems. She was an Assistant Lecturer in Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensics, after completing an MSc in Forensic Computing at Coventry University and a BSc(Hons) Biochemistry degree at the University of Warwick.
Magda Lilia Chelly is the Managing Director of Responsible Cyber Pte. by day, and a cyber feminist hacker by night. Magda spends most of her time supporting chief information security officers in their cyber security strategy and roadmap. She reviews technical architectures, cloud migrations, and digital transformations. She is continuously raising cyber security awareness & diversity at a global scale.
Marcelo A. O. Malagutti is founder and partner at Fóton Informática S.A. in Brasil. Previously, he was Automation Manager at BRB - Banco de Brasília S.A. He holds an MA in War Studies from King's College London and is currently studying for a PhD in Military Sciences at the Brazilian Army War College in Rio de Janeiro.
Marco Essomba is a Certified Application Delivery Networking and Cyber Security Expert with an industry leading reputation. He is the founder and CTO of iCyber-Security Group, a leading edge UK based cyber security firm providing complete and cost effective digital protection solutions to SME’s. iCyber-Security’s cyber defence platform (iCyber-Shield) gives total visibility & control over your entire security infrastructure. The product is listed on the London Digital Security Centre MarketPlace.
Michelle Finneran Dennedy is Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco. She is responsible for the development and implementation of global data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum. Before joining Cisco, Dennedy founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly, and emerging technology paradigms. Dennedy is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site – TheIdentityProject.com – that was started as an advocacy and education site focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft.
Milda Petraityte is a rising star at KPMG, where she works as an Information Security Consultant. She joined KPMG with a background in system administration, information and knowledge management and website project management. The last three years Milda has been studying part-time for a MSc in Information Security Management.
Mustafa Batuhan Albaş is a recent graduate from the MA Intelligence and International Security programme at King’s College London. His postgraduate research focus is on information security and its applications in intelligence gathering. His master’s thesis examined bulk data interception capabilities and their utility as a public safety solution. Mustafa has previously worked at various governmental and non-governmental think tanks, focusing mainly on analysing issues related to international relations and security.
Mwachala Nyambu is a Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Deloitte, working in a niche sector known as Identity and Access Management (IAM). His role involves ensuring that people have the right access to resources, while preventing potentially ‘malicious’ insiders from accessing sensitive information and data.
Nick Wilding is General Manager of Cyber Resilience at AXELOS Global Best Practice. He has been working at the sharp end of cyber security since 2003 and is a regular speaker on the subject internationally and on UK television and radio.
Oliver Grant is an Analyst in KPMG’s Cyber Security team, which sits within the Technology Risk Consulting department. He joined the firm in October 2016 having graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Politics. In the last year he has gained experience in programme assurance, internal audit, access management, and seconded to KPMG International, working to increase profitable revenue growth and foster collaboration between KPMG’s cyber security departments around the globe. He loves to travel and is an avid sports fan.
Olivier is a Research Fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. Prior to joining RUSI in 2017, he worked with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard-setter in the areas of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF), where he focused on evaluating the effectiveness of countries’ AML/CFT efforts. From 2011 to 2015, Olivier advised the World Bank Group Sanctions Board on allegations of fraud and corruption in development projects co-financed by the World Bank Group. He previously worked on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
Philippe Tourron is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Directorate of Digital Services, at the Marseille Public University Hospital System (AP–HM). Before turning to security and risk management, Philippe covered different aspects of the IT sector (industrial process, development, training…) in fields ranging from industry to academia, research or health. After working on Information Systems Security Policies for universities, he joined the health sector and built up his skills through a number of certifications, including ISO 27001. He also has 15-year experience in risk and crisis management training.
Rafael H. Ponce is an analyst in CEIS’ Cyber Threat Intelligence team. He graduated from SciencesPo Paris with a masters in international security, specialising in intelligence and global risks. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science with a focus on Latin America from the same institution, and he spent a year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas, where he studied administration, law, and economics.
Ramsés Gallego is a Strategist & Evangelist in the Office of the CTO, Symantec, where he is responsible for strategy development and execution of the cybersecurity portfolio. Previously, Ramséswas Executive Vice President at the Quantum World Association and a board director at ISACA.
Regine Bonneau is a leading expert on cyber security, risk management and compliance. Her career spans 20 years with a focus on technology and processes in the healthcare, financial and energy sectors. Ms. Bonneau is the Founder of RB Advisory LLC, which provides cyber risk management, security assessments, compliance services, forensic audits and privacy consultations for private sector and government clients. Ms. Bonneau is a Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP). She is a sought after speaker and holds leadership roles in several technology industry associations. Ms. Bonneau has been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Business Journal and other prominent publications.
Robert Morgus is a senior policy analyst with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative and International Security program and the deputy director of the FIU-New America C2B Partnership.
Roger Poole is a highly experienced records and data management, data privacy and information governance professional and programme manager. Roger has held senior positions both within industry and Big 4 consulting firms, working on strategic and complex change initiatives within the financial services and large corporates' sectors.
Sandeep Godbole CISM, CGEIT, CISA, CISSP, CEH has two decades of experience in the areas of information security and assurance. He is the past President of the ISACA Pune Chapter and has volunteered in many professional endeavors at ISACA. His current role is General Manager for Information Security with a US-based IT services company.
Siming Wei is a Cyber Security Senior Associate at PwC. She joined PwC after completing a master’s degree in Wireless and Optical Communications. Siming also achieved a first class degree in Electrical Engineering. She is currently studying part-time for a second master’s degree in Information Security at Royal Holloway University.
Sophia McCall is currently studying for a BSc in Cyber Security Management at Bournemouth University. She has participated in many ethical hacking competitions and ‘hackathons’ across the country, achieving a series of awards and ‘wins’. Sophia is in the process of taking on the role of vice president of the Bournemouth University Cyber Security Society for the forthcoming academic year. Sophia is planning to engage in industry placements in the near future to enhance her experience and knowledge of the field.
Steve Armstrong is Technical Security Director at Logically Secure. Steve began working in the security arena in 1994 whilst serving in the UK Royal Air Force. He founded Logically Secure in 2006 to provide specialist security advice to government departments, defense contractors, the online video gaming industry, and both music and film labels worldwide.
Steven Hutt is Head of Machine Learning at Secgate. Steven is a mathematician with a strong focus on applications. Starting his career in academia, he transitioned to Investment Banking where he became Head Quant for Credit Analytics at several tier one Investment Banks, combining the theoretical development of advanced financial risk models with the practical experience of supporting the trading desk. After becoming interested in applications of Machine Learning, Steven applied his mathematical and modelling skills to develop Deep Learning pattern detection algorithms at CME for limit order book anomaly detection.
T. Frank Downs is Senior Manager, Cyber Information Security Practices, at ISACA. Frank is an 11-year cybersecurity specialist, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland, after which he promptly joined the US Department of Defense as a subject matter expert, working with computer networks on a daily basis. Frank proceeded to obtain a master’s degree in cybersecurity from UMBC, after a pit stop at Johns Hopkins to obtain a master’s degree in Government, and eventually becoming a full-time Intelligence and Operations Consultant for multiple federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is now Senior Manager, Cyber Information Security Practices at ISACA, sharing the good news about ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) platform.
Talal Rajab is the Head of Programme for techUK's Cyber and National Security programmes. He manages strategic relationships between Government and industry members on cyber and national security issues, in particular through the Cyber Growth Partnership. He leads techUK's work on the Investigatory Powers Bill.
Theresa Payton served as the first female chief information officer at the White House, overseeing IT operations for President George W. Bush and the 3,000+ members of the Executive Office of the President. Currently, Theresa is CEO of Fortalice Solutions, an industry-leading security consulting company, and co-founder of Dark Cubed, a cybersecurity product company.
Tim Maurer is the co-director of the Cyber Policy Initiative and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Since 2010, his work has been focusing on cybersecurity, human rights in the digital age, and Internet governance, currently with a specific focus on cybersecurity and financial stability. Prior to joining Carnegie, Maurer was the director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project at New America and head of research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.
Tomas Pluharik is a long-term innovation and security enthusiast and professional, currently working as security consultant for Deloitte Central Europe. He has worked in both start-ups and global corporations all around the world, and he has been a guest lecturer at several universities (VSE, CEVRO institute). Tomas is also the founder of the start-up Humainn, which specialises in open data and data integration principles applied in practice.
Troy Hunt is the founder of 'Have I been pwned' and an Australian Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Developer Security. He does not work for Microsoft, but they are recognising Troy’s community contributions by way of their award programs which he has been a part of since 2011. Troy regularly contributes to the press talking about security and even testifying before US Congress on the impact of data breaches.
Viktor Charypar is Tech Lead at Red Badger. Viktor studied computer science at university and has been building apps and websites in one way or another for around ten years. At Badger he has worked on several large client projects including Sky and the Financial Times.
Walker Rowe is a freelance tech writer and programmer. He writes extensively on big data analytics, cloud architecture, and cybersecurity. Walker worked as a programmer for 30 years in the USA on SAP and application security. Now he writes blog posts, tutorials, SDK documentation, and user manuals.
Yasmin Durrani is the Data Protection Officer for Zurich Insurance plc (UK). Yasmin is a member of the Data Protection Forum, the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP), the Data Protection and Finance Group, the Data Protection Working Party Association of British Insurers, and the Data Protection Committee Member of British Standards Institute. Yasmin’s other areas of expertise include financial crime and cross-border business.