Pete Finnigan, Pete Finnigan Ltd.
Pete Finnigan is one of the most well known experts in database security. Pete Finnigan created the SANS Oracle security step-by-step guide and the CIS Oracle benchmark used by NIST, USA DoD and more is a reference to secure Oracle databases. Pete worked out the mechanisms that Oracle used to protect PL/SQL and showed how they can be easily defeated at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas in 2006. Pete has published multiple books on databases security and speaks and publishes papers regularly. His company also produces the tool PFCLScan used to protect Oracle databases.
Zsolt Pótor, Softline
Experienced Technical Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in all segments of the IT industry - customers, vendors and IT partners as well. His main focus area is cloud solutions, however he has been participating in many Hybrid and On-Premises projects during his carrer. He gained experience in Eastern European Security projects and currently supports as a Solution Sales Manager 6 Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia).
Charlotte Archer, Thycotic
Charlotte has an extensive background working in the IT industry due to working with many vendors and channel partners during her time working for a lead generation organisation. She has now worked for Thycotic for almost 2 years and is an expert in all things PAM and IT security.
Jaanus Kink, RangeForce
COO and Co-founder at Cyber Skills Technology company RangeForce.
He has over 20 years of enterprise technology development and IT operating experience.
Last 5 years he is involved with different cyber security educational projects in Europe and US. Organising defense-related cyber security exercises and hackathons.
Akos Bodis, Stormshield, Airbus cybersecurity
Akos Bodis started his cybersecurity career at the Hungarian antivirus vendor VirusBuster and continued working with endpoint security at ESET. Later joining Airbus' cybersecurity team, he started the Central European representation of Stormshield firewalls. Right now Akos works as a product manager for a regional cybersecurity distribution, overseeing the expansion of Vectra Cognito artificial intelligence-based security solutions in Central and Eastern Europe.
Ian Whiteside, F-Secure
Ian has been in the security industry for over a decade and is responsible for many global sales Initiatives from end point to detection and response as well as specializing in cloud solutions for environments such as Salesforce. A knowledge of customer needs and industry trends has enable Ian to be multi-linguistic in marketing and sales, tech, training, coaching, mentoring, motivating and social media among many other things.
Roger Gomm, Roger Gomm Ltd. & Metropolitan Police
Roger retired from the Metropolitan Police Service having successfully completed a thirty-four-year career in 2012. He has a unique background in operational command having been pivotal in all major events in London for over 14 years. Accustomed to working at executive and tactical levels, he is well practiced in strategic risk management, managing complex threats to people, property, places and reputation; achieving business continuity and managing specialist teams with national and international responsibilities. He developed command centre processes and training programmes to prepare individuals and teams to command major events, including the 2012 London Olympics. He designed and successfully delivered leadership, incident management training and exercises to a variety of audiences in the UK and abroad. His professional and personal commitment was recognised by Her Majesty in 2007 when he was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished Service.
Roger is now working as an Advisor, Trainer or Consultant and his portfolio includes; Associate Lecturer, Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College; Associate Tutor, College of Policing; Visiting Lecturer at Portsmouth, St Andrews, Bournemouth, Christ Church and Huddersfield Universities; Advisor to GLA / London Resilience Team as part of the Academic and Operational Reference Group; Editorial Panel Member and occasional writer for Crisis Response Journal; and a number of crisis management and security projects with corporates. He also worked as an Advisor to the Qatar National Security and Resilience Programme as part of security planning for 2022 FIFA World Cup for 18 months.
Roger is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (FICPEM), Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI), Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM). He has a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) and a Member of the Society for Education and Training (MSET).
Marcello Pogliani, Politecnico di Milano
Marcello Pogliani is a PhD student at Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano in Italy, where he works with the Computer Security group of the NECST laboratory.
His research interests revolve around the security of cyber-physical systems. He is also generally interested in broader system-, web- and
network- security issues. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and organizing Capture The Flag competitions with Politecnico's team, Tower of Hanoi and mHACKeroni.
Mane Piperevski, Piperevski & Associates
M-r Mane Piperevski is security expert with over 10 years of experience and expertise in field of Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing and ICT Forensics. He works currently as CEO and IT Security Consultant at Piperevski&Associates and he is also contributor to open software security community as OWASP Chapter Leader for Macedonia. Recently published white papers “Hacker Attacks - Undetectable attacks from trojans with reverse communication” and “Hacking Attacks - Security Threats in IPv6 networks”. Holder of numerous security certifications (C|EH, E|CSA, C|HFI, E|CIH, E|CSP .NET, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, C|EI, MCT) and Europe highly ranged Cyber Crime instructor and trainer.
Emir Arslanagic, Qualys GmbH
Emir’s over 25 years of work experience is balanced between engineering, consulting and account management, while doing business in over 20 countries.
Engineering work at the beginning was focused on protecting at that time second biggest Internet Backbone, AS 3561, while as advisory board member at startups he helped define and formalize engineering requirements for different security solutions.
Middle part of his career was focused on providing technical solution for complex ICT projects in CEE working for T-Systems.
Last 4+ years Emir is Technical Account Manager at Qualys where combination of technical and business expertise prepared him well to work with CIOs and CISOs. His passion is to identify new opportunities presented by Digital Transformation and to develop strategies to secure large enterprises and Government agencies. He has worked with hundreds of clients across government, retail, banking, insurance, and others to improve their IT security and Compliance posture.
Tomislav Tucibat, Fortinet
Tomislav Tucibat is a Major Accounts Manager for Adriatic region covering area of 7 countries. Currently based in Zagreb. He is responsible for developing projects on the customer side in this region. Tomislav has more than 8 years of experience with Fortinet, working previously for Fortinet Technical Assistance Center in Prague (1 year) and prior to this position he had a presales role for one of Fortinet’s Gold partner in Croatia for almost 4 years, working intensively with Fortinet solutions.
Bojan Ždrnja, Infigo IS d.o.o.
Bojan graduated in 1998 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. After graduation he started working in the LSS group as an associate on information security projects.
At the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, he managed and actively participated in numerous projects related to computer network planning and information systems security testing and assessment. Bojan performed forensic analysis for the Croatian CERT and was a member of several CERT IRTs (Incident Response Team). He is a long-standing author for Bug and Mrež@ computer magazines and has his own security column in the magazine Mrež@. He is also the author of the book „What are the viruses and how they work?“, published by SysPrint.
Since 2003, he worked at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, as information security specialist, where he actively participated as IT/Security architect in numerous enterprise projects. He also conducted vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on all internally developed projects at the University.
In 2005 he became one of the handlers of SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC), a voluntary organization with a goal to detect security problems, analyze risks and distribute technical information. ISC is the most often quoted source of security information in the world today.
Since 2006 Bojan works in INFIGO IS as a senior information security consultant.
He is a member of leading international organizations in the area of information security: ISC2 and SANS. He has a number of security certifications, including CISSP, GCIH, GICA, GWAPT and GMOB. Bojan is also a member of the SANS Advisory Board and a GIAC Gold Advisor.
In 2007 Bojan was a co-author for the book “AVIEN Malware Defense Guide for the Enterprise” where he wrote a chapter on malware analysis. He is also one of the authors on the SANS’ 610 course: “Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques”.
Since 2010 Bojan is teaching two undergraduate (second year) computer security courses at the Faculty of Computing in Zagreb (Visoka skola za primijenjeno racunarstvo).
Bojan has almost 15 years of experience in as an information security expert/consultant.
Stefano Longari, Politecnico di Milano
Stefano Longari is a PhD student at Politecnico di Milano, in the Electronic, Informatics and Bioengineering department (DEIB). He works in the NECST Laboratory and his main research interest is computer security for automotive environments. More generally his interests range over all IoT security.
Olivier Thirion de Briel, HID Global
Global Solution Marketing Director Financial Institutions, IAM Solutions at HID Global
More than 15 years of experience in strong Authentication business
Expert in Banking Market and regulations PSD2 and GDPR.
Jan Žorž, Go6 / Internet Society
Jan Žorž started his professional career in RS-232/VAX VMS world in 1992 and continued through Novell and Windows environments all the way to Solaris and other UNIX derivatives that today represent the native environment for the majority of his projects. Jan is the Internet Society's Operational Engagement Programme Manager. He works on operational initiatives to ease the deployment of IPv6 and other technologies. He is also working to help the industry document best-current operational practices and to improve operator feedback to the IETF.
Jan is one of the pioneers of SiOL, the Slovenian national ISP, and has been involved in the organization from the beginning. Among other activities, he began experimenting in 1997 with Internet streaming multimedia content. Based on these experiments, he successfully accomplished projects such as "Dhaulagiri '99 Live" (an Internet multimedia transmission of Tomaz Humar's solo climb of the south wall of Dhaulagiri (called Death Zone in the Himalayas), "Ski Everest Live 2000" (an Internet live-video transmission and monitoring of extreme skiing from the summit of Mt. Everest by Davo Karnicar) and other similar projects. Together with two other members of the team "Dhaulagiri '99 Live", Jan received a media award/statue "Victor" for special achievement.
For the last seven years, Jan has been working as a consultant in the IT field, specializing in IPv6. He co-founded the Go6 institute (not-for-profit), a Slovenian IPv6 initiative whose main objective is to raise IPv6 awareness in Slovenia and alert the community to the fact that we are approaching extensive changes on the Internet.
Due to the success of Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as the country most prepared for IPv6 (according to the RIPE NCC's IPv6 RIPEness study). Jan has been invited to present around the world on his work, the model of the Go6 platform, IPv6 awareness raising and deployment at the national level. These speaking engagements have included conferences such as RIPE Meetings, Google IPv6 Implementors Conference 2010, Internet Governance Forum meetings, OECD meeting, World IPv6 Congresses (Paris and London), as well as national forums in Germany, Greece, Norway, Macedonia, Oman, Brazil and many others.
Jan is also primary co-author of a very successful procurement (specification) paper, published as official RIPE Best Current Practice document RIPE-501, titled "Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment". This document is translated into more than 10 languages and is used around the world by enterprises and governments when requesting IPv6 features in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554, also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan Žorž.
Tali Režun, 4th Pillar
Tali Režun started his entrepreneur career in the year 1998, specializing in various fields from investment, tourism, human resources, online marketing etc. In 2018 he has finished his Business Doctorate, specializing in online brand development, SEO and Social Media Marketing. His last passion is Bitcoin, with its mind blowing technology behind it. He has started to study Bitcoin, blockchain and concurrency in 2016 and he hasn't stopped since. The idea of decentralized open system, not prone to corruption and extensive bank costs is just too good to be overlooked. Blockchain with its mind blowing application will bring the new internet revolution and he is trying hard to spread the good word. Overwhelmed with Bitcoin, blockchain and his professional career in HR, the idea behind the 4th Pillar project came to light.
Antonio Pirozzi, Emaze - Cybaze
Director of YOROI Malware Lab at Cybaze spa
Antonio Pirozzi in 2014 graduated (cum laude) in Master Degree in Computer Engineering at University of Sannio with a thesis entitled "Detecting Android Malware Variants Using Opcodes Frequency Distribution and Call Graphs Isomorphism Analysis", investigating heuristics to outline malware genome and philogenesys, the supervisor is Dr. Prof. Corrado Aaron Visaggio.
He’s currently PhD Researcher at University of Sannio and Professor of Malware Analysis for the Master in Cyber Security at LinkCampus University
He co-founded, in 2008, along Dr. Prof. C. Aaron Visaggio, the ISWATlab Research Team (www.iswatlab.eu) in University of Sannio, where he actually hold the position of Senior Security Researcher participating in research activities and presenting works at international conferences.
In September 2015 he won a research grant funded by Emaze spa, on “Automatic system for Industrial Vulnerability Assessment” where, until September 2016, he held the position of Vulnerability Researcher.
Aactually he’s the Director of YOROI Malware Research Lab at Cybaze SpA. He’s also Subject Matter Expert for EC-Council.
He holds more than 14 Infosec International Certification.
With his Team he discovered numerous Botnet and malware implant of different active APT’s.
His experience goes beyond the classical Computer Security landscape, he worked on numerous projects on GSM Security, ICS Security, Blockchain Malware, composition malware, malware evasion.
He’s investigating the Use of Blockchain as a storage for malware components and the Use of Blockchain as a Command and control center for new generation botnet.
Tobias Koprowski, Shadowland Consulting
Founder of Shadowland Consulting. In January 2015 decided to permanently leave Poland and discover new worlds. Actually settled in Hucknall (The Last home of The Byron Family). Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration and ITIL, DR, BCM, and SLA. Love licensing stuff. Microsoft Certified Trainer, freelancer, and consultant. Subject Matter Expert at Microsoft. Member of Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and more. Since 1st July 2010 Data Platform MVP. Creator of SQLDAY Conference and Conference CEO 2009-2011. Co-Leader of PASS East Midlands Group. Speaker at group meetings and conferences. STEM Ambassador. Traveller. Coffee Addicted.
Stanko Cerin, Ostendo Consulting
Stanko Cerin is co-founder of Ostendo Consulting, an advisory firm specialized for providing information risk and compliance consulting services to demanding clients in USA, EU and Adriatic region. As project manager or principal consultant specialized in information security and compliance management architectures design, he's been responsible for more than 30 personal data management projects in multiple countries. Stanko has master's degree in Advanced IT and business management from University of Wales.
Bojan Brodar, Telemach d.o.o.
Bojan Brodar is chief information security officer (CISO) in Telemach Slovenia, responsible for managing compliance with regulation and security standards. Bojan has worked in different areas and on wide variety of projects in Telemach, focusing on information security, business continuity and personal data management for last 4 years.
Alexander Engels, SOLOPEX d.o.o.
Alexander Engels started his professional IT career two decades ago. He has held positions in R&D, consulting, and company management. His expertise includes mathematical optimization, information technology, and cloud computing.
Alexander holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering (RWTH Aachen University) and Diplomas in computer science and mathematics.
Alexander founded Solopex to bring the benefits of digitalization to a wider audience, particularly to the industrial sector. Solopex products empower manufacturing executives to take an active leadership of production. Through system-wide planning automation, they can align production capabilities and management goals in an entirely new way.
Solopex serves customers from automotive, steel, and plastics industry in Slovenia and Germany.