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CyCon X: Maximising Effects will be featuring excellent speakers from all over the world. To date, the following speakers are confirmed to speak at CyCon X: Maximising Effects

Prof. Karine Bannelier-Christakis, Université Grenoble-Alpes
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1LT Christian Behling, Penetration Tester, Bundeswehr Cyber Security Centre
First Lieutenant Christian Behling is a penetration tester at the German Federal Armed Forces Cyber-Security Centre. He studied Computer Science at Bundeswehr University Munich and was a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona. He received his Master of Science degree in 2015 and is an IT security professional since 2016.
Mr. Brad Bigelow, Principal Technical Advisor, SHAPE DCOS CIS and Cyber Defence (CCD)
Brad Bigelow has over thirty years' experience in military communications, information security, space operations and project and program management, including twenty-five years as a US Air Force officer. He served on the staff of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and on the Core Committee for the recent update of the Standard for Program Management. In his current position, he has been intimately involved in the development of the concept and structure for the proposed Cyberspace Operations Centre at SHAPE.
Dr. Aaron F. Brantly, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science Virginia Tech
Dr. Aaron F. Brantly is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Hume Center for National Security and Technology Affiliated Faculty at Virginia Tech, and Cyber Policy Fellow at the U.S. Army Cyber Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Master's of Public Policy from American University. His research focuses on national security policy issues in cyberspace including terrorism, intelligence, decision-making and human rights. His books include: The Decision to Attack: Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-Making (2016 UGA Press) and US National Cybersecurity: International Politics, Concepts and Organization (2017 Routledge).
Dr. Joe Burton, Senior Lecturer, New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science, University of Waikato
Dr Joe Burton is Senior Lecturer at the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science, University of Waikato. His research focuses on cyber security, NATO, and the impact of science and technology on international security. Joe holds a Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Otago and is the author of ‘NATO’s Durability in a Post-Cold War World’ (SUNY Press: New York). Joe has recently been a visiting researcher at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and is a recipient of the Taiwan Fellowship and US State Department’s Study of the US Institutes (SUSI) fellowship.
Prof. Lee Andrew Bygrave, Director, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law
Lee A. Bygrave is Professor at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, where he is also Director of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law. For the past three decades, Lee has been engaged in researching and developing regulatory policy for information and communications technology (ICT). He has functioned as expert advisor on ICT regulation for numerous organisations, including the European Commission, Nordic Council of Ministers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and Norwegian Government. He currently heads a major five-year research project on legal aspects of cybersecurity – ‘Security in Internet Governance and Networks: Analysing the Law’ (SIGNAL). Lee has published particularly extensively within the field of privacy/data protection law where his two principal books on the subject – Data Protection Law: Approaching Its Rationale, Logic and Limits (Kluwer Law International, 2002) and Data Privacy Law: An International Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2014) – are widely acknowledged as standard international texts.
Prof. Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble-Alpes/ Director, Centre for International Security and European Studies
Theodore Christakis is Professor of International Law at the Université Grenoble Alpes and a Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is director of the Centre for International Security and European Studies and a deputy Director of the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute. His recent publications include the book Cyber-Attacks. Prevention-Reaction: The Role of States and Private Actors” (with K. Bannelier, Revue Défense Nationale, Paris, 2017) which was the preliminary study to the International Conference Building International Peace and Security in Cyberspace organized by the French Government in UNESCO on 6 and 7 April 2017: (https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941988) and which was awarded the “Cyberdefense” Book Award of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC 2018). They also include a Legal Opinion prepared at the request of CEIS and Microsoft in the so-called “Microsoft Ireland” Case (United States Supreme Court): https://ssrn.com/abstract=3086820
Mr. Martin Clauß, Fraunhofer FKIE, Dept. Cyber Analysis and Defense
Martin Clauß studied Computer Science and finished his studies in 2012 with a Diploma degree. After that he was a member of the Swarm Intelligence and Complex Systems Group at the University of Leipzig where he researched combinatorial optimization problems and swarm intelligence algorithms. In 2015 he joined Fraunhofer FKIE to work in different fields such as vulnerability research and IT security assessments. In cooperation with the University of Bonn he is also responsible for teaching topics in Malware Reverse Engineering and Network Security. - From time to time he also participates in international Caputre The Flag competitions.
Mr. Luc Dandurand, Head of Cyber Operations, Guardtime
Mr Luc Dandurand is the Head of Cyber Operations at Guardtime, where he leads the development of new business lines for cyber ranges, exercises and advanced cyber capabilities. Prior to joining Guardtime, he was the Head of the ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division at the ITU, directing the program to assist ITU Member States in cybersecurity and in leveraging ICTs for sustainable development. Mr Dandurand started his career as a Signals Officer in the Canadian Forces, working mostly on advanced adversarial assessments of computer networks. After retiring from the military, he worked for Canada’s Communication Security Establishment, leading a team responsible for prototyping novel cybersecurity solutions. Prior to joining the ITU, Mr Dandurand worked at the NATO Communications and Information Agency, managing cybersecurity capability development projects for NATO and NATO Nations.
Mr. Thomas Dullien, Staff Software Engineer, Google Project 0
Thomas Dullien / Halvar Flake started work in reverse engineering and digital rights management in the mid-90s, and began to apply reverse engineering to vulnerability research shortly thereafter. He pioneered early windows heap exploitaiton, patch diffing / bindiffing and various other reverse engineering techniques. In 2004, he started zynamics, a company focused on reverse engineering technologies. He continued to publish about reverse engineering, ROP gadget search, and knowledge management technologies in relation to reverse engineering. In 2011, zynamics was acquired by Google, and Halvar spent the next few years working on defensive technologies that leveraged the then hot buzzwords "big data" and "machine learning". In summer 2015, Halvar received the lifetime achievement Pwnie, and decided to take a year off to travel, read, and surf. Since November 2016, he is back at Google, this time in Project Zero.
Dr. Bernd Eßer, Chief Information Security Officer, BWI GmbH
Since January 2017 Dr. Bernd Eßer is the Chief Information Security Officer of BWI GmbH. BWI is a state-owned IT service provider which operates information technology for the Bundeswehr and for federal ministries and bureaus in Germany. Formerly he was Deutsche Telekom’s director for Cyber Defense Center and CERT. Dr. Eßer has been a member of the steering committee of the German CERT Association (Deutscher CERT Verbund) and is a founding member of the DAX30 CERT cooperation. As NATO mission expert he helps to establish cyber defense capabilities on nation-state level. He started his professional career in the consulting company Detecon where he founded the consulting practice IT Security and has been its director for 15 years. Dr. Eßer earned a PhD in physics.
Ms. Camille Francois, Principal Researcher, Google Jigsaw
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Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute Berlin, ESMT Berlin
Short CV - Founder & Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin - Director, NATO SPS Projects Cyberdefense - Oxford Martin School Fellow - Senior Advisor, Harvard Kennedy School AI Initiative - Committee member, Harvard-MIT conferences on cyber norms - Co-lead, CNAM Programme Transverse Sécurité Défense - Permanent reviewer, IEEE - Founder & CTO, SECURE ELEMENTS GmbH - Vice representative, Cydef Executive committee
Dr. Kenneth Geers, Senior Research Scientist, Comodo
Kenneth Geers (PhD, CISSP): Comodo Senior Research Scientist, NATO CCD COE Ambassador, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Digital Society Institute-Berlin Affiliate, TSN University of Kyiv Professor. 20 years US Government (US Army, NSA, NCIS, NATO); FireEye Senior Global Threat Analyst. Author “Strategic Cyber Security”, Editor “Cyber War in Perspective”, Editor “The Virtual Battlefield”, Technical Expert “Tallinn Manual”, many articles and chapters on international and cyber security. Twitter: @KennethGeers
Dr. Roman Graf, Research Engineer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Center for Digital Safety & Security
Roman Graf, Ph.D., research engineer at Center for Digital Safety & Security in Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, works on Cyber Security and Data Analytics topics, contributing to the development of several European research projects like Ecossian, Planets, Assets and SCAPE. He has published widely in the area of cyber security and risk management in digital preservation, being an active member of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF). Finally, Dr. Graf supported the development of cyber threat intelligence solution CAESAIR serving as one of a key developer and contributed a module to the Open Source Threat Intelligence Platform (MISP).
Dr. David Gugelmann, Former Postdoc, ETH Zürich
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Mr. Andreas Haggman, Cyber Security CDT Researcher, Royal Holloway University of London
Andreas Haggman is a PhD researcher in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway University of London. His thesis investigates the use of an original tabletop wargame for cyber security education and awareness training. Andreas’ wider research interests lie in non-technical cyber security topics and he has published on diverse topics including Stuxnet, cyber deterrence, national cyber security strategies, and offensive cyber. A full profile can be found on tinyurl.com/HaggmanRHUL and you can follow him on Twitter @Andreas_Haggman.
Mr. Mehis Hakkaja, CEO, Clarified Security
Mehis and his company has been running the Red Team leadership and key roles for NATO CCDCoE "Locked Shields" cyber exercise series since 2010 – a challenge that by 2018 has grown to 22 Blue Teams to entertain with a Red Team over 65 in size. Mehis is a class of 2000 graduate from US Military Academy, West Point where he took the brand-new cyber security curriculum and he has been in cyber security career ever since. Currently Mehis is running his own security company that focuses on 3 main domains: penetration testing; hands-on security courses; red teaming and cyber exercises.
Col. Andrew Hall, Director, Army Cyber Institute, the US Military Academy at West Point
Colonel Andrew O. Hall was commissioned in 1991 from the United States Military Academy as an Infantry Officer. He has a BS in Computer Science, a MS in Applied Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Management Science. After attending the Infantry Officers Basic Course and Ranger school at Fort Benning, he served as a platoon leader, executive officer and support platoon leader in the 2d Battalion 9th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord , California and Fort Lewis, Washington. He deployed to Eskon Air Base, Saudi Arabia as a part of Operation Southern Watch, Desert Storm Post Cease Fire Operations and Commanded a Mechanized Infantry Company, B/2-9 Infantry at Camp Casey Korea. After command, Andy was selected to study at the Naval Postgraduate School and teach at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He taught in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point where he was Career Field Designated as an Operations Research/Systems Analyst (ORSA). He has since served as a Manpower Analyst in Strength Forecasting Division of the Army G-1 (Personnel), and as an Assessment and Effects analyst for XVIIIth Airborne Corps/Multi National Corps-Iraq, and as a global force management analyst in Joint Operations Division on the Joint Staff. He last served as the Chief of the Military Personnel Structure and Plans Division in the Army G-1 where he was instrumental in the establishment of the Cyber Branch and Cyber Scholars program. He is currently assigned as the Director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. Andy is married to Colonel Mary Lou Hall who serves an Operations Research Officer for the U.S. Army.
Ms. Kim Hartmann, Conflict Studies Research Centre in Cambridge
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Mr. Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University SIPA
Jason Healey is Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs, specializing in cyber conflict and risk. He started his career as a US Air Force intelligence officer, before moving to cyber response and policy jobs at the White House and Goldman Sachs. He was founding director for cyber issues at the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow and is the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012. He is on the DEF CON review board and served on the Defense Science Board task force on cyber deterrence.
Dr. Trey Herr, Microsoft
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Mr. Quentin E. Hodgson, Senior Researcher, RAND Corporation
Quentin E. Hodgson is a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation. He came to RAND in 2017 from the MITRE Corporation, where he led projects supporting the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department on strategic planning, cybersecurity and capacity building. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at the Department of Defense in a variety of strategy and policy positions, including serving as the Director for Cyber Plans, Operations and Programs from 2011-2014. He was the principal author of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's National Defense Strategy and led efforts to reform the Department's approach to force planning and analysis after the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. His primary research interests are cyber operations, risk management and decision-making. He holds Masters degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and was a Fulbright Scholar affiliated with the University of Potsdam, Germany.
LTC Wolfram Hoffmann, Section Head for Cyber Education, NATO Allied Command Transformation
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Dr. Krisztina Huszti-Orban, University of Minnesota, Human Rights Center
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H.E. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Former President of the Republic of Estonia
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former president of Estonia (2006-2016) is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Ilves served as chairman of the EU Task Force on eHealth from 2011 to 2012 and was chairman of the European Cloud Partnership Steering Board at the invitation of the European Commission from 2012 to 2014. In 2013 he chaired the High-Level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms convened by ICANN. From 2014 to 2015 Ilves was the co-chair of the advisory panel of the World Bank's World Development Report 2016 "Digital Dividends" and was also the chair of World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security beginning in June 2014. Starting from 2016, Ilves co-chairs The World Economic Forum working group The Global Futures Council on Blockchain Technology. In 2017 Ilves became an advisory council member of German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy. International awards: 2013 NDI Democracy Award by the National Democratic Institute 2014 Freedom Award by the Atlantic Council 2015 Aspen Prague Award by the Aspen Institute 2016 Knight of Freedom Award by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation 2017 John Jay Award by Columbia College 2017 Reinhard Mohn Prize by Bertelsmann Stiftung 2017 World Leader in Cybersecurity Award by Boston Global Forum
Dr. Gabriel Jakobson, Chief Scientist, CyberGem Consulting, Inc.
Dr Gabriel Jakobson is Chief Scientist at CyberGem Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in the development of cognitive situation awareness and control solutions for government and business applications. Dr Jakobson has authored over 120 technical publications in expert systems, intelligent databases, real-time event correlations, cyber-attack resilient systems, and cognitive situation control. He received PhD degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia. He is the chair of the IEEE Man, Systems and Cybernetics Society Committee on Cognitive Situation Management and the Honorary Chair of the IEEE Conferences on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA).
Dr. Kevin Jones, Head of Cyber Security Architecture, Innovation and Scouting, Airbus (DTO)
Dr Kevin Jones is Head of Cyber Security Architecture, Innovation and Scouting at Airbus, leading a global network of; teams, projects and collaborations including; research & innovation, state of the art solutions development, and technology scouting for cyber security across; IT, ICS and Product security domains. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Distributed Systems Integration from De Montfort University, Leicester where he also obtained his PhD: A Trust Based Approach to Mobile Multi-Agent System Security in 2010. He is active in the cyber security research community, has published numerous papers and holds a number of patents within the domain. He is well known as an innovator, thought leader, and is responsible for multiple cyber security demonstrator platforms and laboratories. Kevin has many years of experience in consultancy to aid organisations in achieving accreditation to ISO27001 standard on Information Security Management. Kevin is a recognised expert in Critical National Infrastructure security, SCADA security, and the protection of critical systems. He currently acts as an executive consultant to Airbus on matters of cyber security across multiple domains and platforms and works closely with Government agencies on cyber security topics in addition to European programmes such as the "European Control System Security Incident Analysis Network“ and the EU Cyber Security Public Private Partnership.
H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia
In 2016 Kersti Kaljulaid was elected President of the Republic of Estonia. Previously she served from 2004 to 2016 as a Member of the European Court of Auditors. Kersti Kaljulaid was the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia from 2002 to 2004. From 1999 to 2002, Kersti Kaljulaid was Prime Minister Mart Laar's Economic Advisor. Kersti Kaljulaid was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Genome Center from 2001 to 2004. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Tartu from 2009 to 2011 and the Council Chair of the University from 2012 to 2016. Kersti Kaljulaid graduated from the University of Tartu in 1992 in the field of genetics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and completed her master's studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in 2001.
CDR Dr. Robert Koch, Head of Department, Bundeswehr Cyber Security Centre
Commander Dr. Dr. habil. Robert Koch is a General Staff Officer of the Federal Armed Forces. Robert received his Diploma in Computer Science in 2002. After that, he had a comprehensive operational and technical training in the German Navy and built up a broad experience in the design, implementation, and operation of high-security networks and systems while being Deputy Weapon Engineering and Weapon Engineering Officer onboard of German frigates. Robert received his PhD in 2011 and his habilitation in 2017. Now, he is senior research assistant and lecturer in Computer Science at the Universität der Bundeswehr and the University of Bonn. His main areas of research are network and system security with focus on intrusion detection in encrypted networks, security of COTS products, security visualization and the application of artificial intelligence. Currently, he is building up the new penetration testing capability at the Cyber-Security Centre of the Federal Armed Forces.
Dr. Erki Kodar, Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs, Estonian Ministry of Defence
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Prof. Jeff Kosseff, Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy Cyber Science Department
Jeff Kosseff is an Assistant Professor in the United States Naval Academy’s Cyber Science department, where he teaches cybersecurity law and policy. He is the author of Cybersecurity Law, a textbook published by Wiley in 2017, and The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet, a history of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act forthcoming from Cornell University Press. He clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Kosseff is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Michigan. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a journalist for The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Prof. Philip Lark, Director, Cyber Security Studies Program, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Philip Lark is the Executive Director and Founder of the Program on Cyber Security Studies (PCSS) at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. PCSS is a global, comprehensive national strategy and policy development program specifically designed for top national leaders including diplomats, legislators, policy-makers, military and law enforcement officers, ministerial staffs, and cybersecurity professionals. His current research and work is focused in Europe, Eurasia and Africa.
Dr. Martin Libicki, Keyser Distinguished Professor of Cybersecurity, U.S. Naval Academy
Martin Libicki (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley 1978) holds the Keyser Chair of Cybersecurity Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to teaching, he carries out research in cyberwar and the general impact of information technology on domestic and national security. He is the author of a 2016 textbook on cyberwar, Cyberspace in Peace and War, as well as Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare and various related RAND monographs. Prior employment includes twelve years at the National Defense University, three years on the Navy Staff (logistics) and three years for the US GAO.
Dr. Asaf Lubin, Lecturer, Yale College
Dr. Asaf Lubin is a Lecturer at Yale College, a Resident Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy's Cyber Security and Policy Program, and a Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Cyber Security Research Center. Dr. Lubin's research focuses on the international regulation of espionage and draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), with the Israeli intelligence community, as well as his vast practical training in national security law and foreign policy, including through his extensive stints with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry. Dr. Lubin's work additionally reflects his time spent as a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International in London. Dr. Lubin received his JSD and LLM degrees from Yale Law School and his joint LLB/BA in law and international relations from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. You can follow him on twitter at @AsafLubin.
Dr. Kubo Macak, University of Exeter
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Dr. Olaf Manuel Maennel, Professor for Cyber Security, Tallinn University of Technology
Olaf Maennel is a professor for Cyber-Security at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, and the scientific lead at the Centre of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. Before that he was with Loughborough University in UK and with the University of Adelaide in Australia. He has been general co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2015, ACM IMC 2017, and he is co-chairing WG5.2 at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). He has a background in computer networks from the Technical University in Munich, where he graduated in 2005. His current research interests include, network security, critical transportation infrastructure protection (maritime and aviation aspects), and cyber-security education.
Ms. Merle Maigre, Director, NATO CCD COE
Merle Maigre is Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence since September 2017. Prior to this post, Maigre worked as Security Policy Adviser to the President of Estonia 2012-2017. In this capacity she was the President’s chief advisor on domestic and international security issues, including also the developments and challenges of cyber defence. 2010-2012 she served as the Policy Adviser in the Policy Planning Unit in the Private Office of NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in Brussels. Maigre has also worked as a researcher at the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), where she focused primarily on Ukraine policy and development, including the security situation in Crimea. She has also served as the Deputy Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Kyiv and at the NATO Department in Estonia’s Ministry of Defence to support the country’s NATO accession. Maigre holds degrees from King’s College London, Middlebury College and Tartu University. She has also studied at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center and the Paris Institute of Political Studies or Sciences-Po.
MAJ Markus Maybaum, Branch Chief, Bundeswehr Cyber Security Centre / NATO CCD COE Ambassador
Markus Maybaum is a German Air Force officer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of IT and IT security. He worked in several different national and international management, leadership and expert positions focusing on information technology, software engineering, cyber security and arms control. Markus was assigned to NATO CCD COE’s Technology Branch from 2012 to 2015 as a researcher where he managed CyCon’s Technical Track. He is still actively contributing to the mission of the Centre as a NATO CCD COE ambassador. Currently, Markus is working for the Bundeswehr Cyber Security Centre in the field of penetration testing and he is also working for Fraunhofer FKIE’s Cyber Analysis & Defense department as a researcher focusing on cyber arms control and trusted architectures.
Mr. Roland Meier, PhD Student, ETH Zürich
Roland Meier is a second year PhD student at the department of electrical engineering and information technology at ETH Zürich. His research focuses on the security of computer networks. In particular, he works on solutions which leverage recent advances in network programmability to make networks able to detect and mitigate attacks in the data plane and to provide more security and privacy. Roland Meier received his master degree in electrical engineering and information technology from ETH Zürich in 2015.
Mr. Andrea Melegari, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, CY4GATE
Andrea was an ICT consultant and taught at the Military Academy of Modena for over 10 years. As the Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer at CY4GATE, he is focused on cyber intelligence and security solutions for businesses and government agencies. Andrea has gained extensive experience in coordinating projects that employ artificial intelligence technologies to support tactical and strategic analysis of data. Andrea holds a degree in Computer Science and is a member of the board of directors for CY4Gate, Expert System Spa and Expert System USA.
Mr. F. Jesus Rubio Melon, Web Security Specialist, Spanish Joint Cyber-Defence Command
Mr. F. Jesus Rubio Melon. Over 20 years’ experience in Software Engineering and 7 years experience in Web Security. Former NATO CCDCOE researcher from October 2015 till January 2018, where he carried out research in different web security aspects. Currently, Spanish Joint Cyber Command member as web applications specialist. In CyCon 2018 he will be presenting part of his research done at the CCDCOE, as well as conducting a workshop on web applications security.
Dr. Antonio Missiroli, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Dr. Antonio Missiroli is the Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. Prior to joining NATO, Dr. Antonio Missiroli was the Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris (2012-17). Previously, he was Adviser at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the European Commission (2010-2012); Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels (2005-2010), and Senior Research Fellow at the W/EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris (1998-2005). He was also Head of European Studies at CeSPI in Rome (1994-97) and a Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford (1996-97). As well as being a professional journalist, he has also taught at Bath and Trento as well as Boston University, SAIS/Johns Hopkins, at the College of Europe (Bruges) and Sciences Po (Paris). Dr. Missiroli holds a PhD degree in Contemporary History from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from SAIS/Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Daniel Moore, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, King's College London
Daniel Moore is a PhD researcher at King's College London's Department of War Studies where he focuses on the application of network operations to military doctrine and strategy. Daniel has experience both in the public and private sectors, having previously served as a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces and later working in companies such as IBM. Alongside his academic research, Daniel works as a security principle in Accenture Security's threat intelligence unit, iDefense, where he develops new collection and analysis capabilities.
Dr. Juha-Pekka Nikkarila, Finnish Defence Research Agency
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Dr. Steven Noel, Lead Cyber Security Engineer, National Security Engineering Center, The MITRE Corporation
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Dr. Anna-Maria Osula, NATO CCD COE / Tallinn University of Technology
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Dr. Brian M. Pierce, Information Innovation Office, DARPA
Dr. Brian Pierce joined DARPA in 2014 and serves as the director of the DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O). Dr. Pierce has 30 years of experience developing advanced technologies in the aerospace/defense industry. Prior to joining DARPA, he was a technical director in Space and Airborne Systems at the Raytheon Company. During his first tour at DARPA, he served as the deputy office director of the Strategic Technology Office from 2005 to 2010. From 2002 to 2005, he was executive director of the Electronics Division at Rockwell Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, California. From 1983 to 2002, he held various engineering positions at Hughes Aircraft Company and Raytheon in southern California. Dr. Pierce earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry, a Master of Science degree in chemistry and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of California at Riverside. He has more than 20 U.S. patents.
Mr. Kārlis Podiņš, Threat Analyst, CERT.LV
Karlis Podins is a Senior Researcher with the Latvian Computer Emergency Response Team, and the former Latvian government representative to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence.
CPT Roy Ragsdale, Research Scientist, Army Cyber Institute
CPT Roy Ragsdale is a U.S. Cyber Operations officer currently serving as a Research Scientist at the Army Cyber Institute and an instructor within the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the United States Military Academy. He holds an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. CPT Ragsdale's experience includes Company Command in the U.S. Cyber Mission Force as well as a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Dr. Jochen Rehrl, European Security and Defence College, Chair of the eLCIP Board
Dr Jochen Rehrl formerly worked for the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports. Currently, he is seconded to the European External Action Service/European Security and Defence College in Brussels. His previous posts include political adviser both in Vienna and Brussels. He holds a doctoral degree in law and three master's degrees – in economics, international relations and journalism – from the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna and from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. His publications focus on foreign and security policy from a legal and political point of view.
Mr. Cédric Sabbah, Ministry of Justice, Israel
Cedric Sabbah is Director for International Cybersecurity and IT Law Affairs, at the Office of the Deputy Attorney General (International Law) in Israel's Ministry of Justice. He advises Israel’s National Cyber Directorate and other government departments on questions of cybersecurity, internet governance and information technology as they relate to international law. He was involved with the Israeli government’s activities and positions with respect to the 2015 UN GGE and the Tallinn Manual 2.0. He served as a foreign clerk at Israel's Supreme Court, then as legislative counsel in Canada’s Department of Justice (2002-2006). He worked as an M&A and hi-tech lawyer in the firm of Ephraim Abramson & Co in Jerusalem (2007-2011). He is a guest lecturer on cybersecurity and international law at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzlyia. He holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Montreal.
Mr. Eugenio Santagata, CEO, CY4GATE
Mr. Eugenio Santagata is the CEO of CY4GATE, a company focused on Cyber Electronic warfare and intelligence.
He is also the Deputy COO and CEO Office Chief of Staff in Elettronica, electronic warfare defence company – more than 2000 systems sold all over the world.
He gained most of his professional experience in the field of defence, serving since 2005 in Elettronica and, before that, in the Italian Army, holding various commanding officer and operational posting positions during twelve years.
He has degrees in Law and Political Sciences, master in Business Administration, Laws, Management and followed an Executive Program at the Center for Defence Higher Studies in Rome. Education at Military Academy, Modena and Scuola Militare Nunziatella, Napoli.
Mr. Janis Sarts, Director, NATO StratCom COE
Janis Sarts is a Director of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (Riga), - a multinational, cross – sector organisation providing comprehensive analysis, advice and practical support in strategic communications to the Alliance and the allied nations. Prior to that, he has been the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Latvia for seven years, - leading defence sector reforms during an economic crisis period, developing a new state defence concept, and encouraging regional defence cooperation within NATO and the EU. He has also led the Latvian Government’s efforts to increase its security and defence in cyberspace. As Chair of the National Cyber Security Board, he was responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of Latvia’s cyber security policy, as well as for overseeing the work of the National Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution – CERT.LV.
Prof. Michael Schmitt, U.S. Naval War College / University of Exeter / Senior Fellow, NATO CCD COE
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Mr. Bruce Schneier, Harvard Kennedy School
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a security guru by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books including the New York Times best-seller Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org. He is also a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Resilient.
Dr. Max Smeets, Research Fellow in Cybersecurity, Stanford University
Max Smeets is a cybersecurity postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). He is also a non-resident cybersecurity policy fellow at New America. Max was awarded the annual 2018 Amos Perlmutter Prize of the Journal of Strategic Studies for the most outstanding manuscript submitted for publication by a junior faculty member. Max was previously a College Lecturer in Politics at Keble College, University of Oxford. He has held research positions at Oxford Cyber Studies Programme, Columbia University SIPA, and Sciences Po CERI. He holds an undergraduate degree from University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, an M.Phil (Brasenose College) and DPhil (St. John's College) in International Relations from the University of Oxford.
Dr. Edward Sobiesk, Army Cyber Institute, United States Military Academy
Dr. Edward Sobiesk is a Professor of Computer and Cyber Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York where he is assigned to the Army Cyber Institute. He has over two decades of experience as an educator, leader, and practitioner in the Cyber Domain. His research interests include online privacy and usable security, computing and cybersecurity education, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and complex interdependency.
Mr. Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer, Facebook
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Dr. Tim Stevens, Lecturer in Global Security, King's College London
Dr Tim Stevens is Lecturer in Global Security at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and founder of its Cyber Security Research Group. He has published widely on cybersecurity and related issues, including a recent book, Cyber Security and the Politics of Time (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He is the co-author of Cyberspace and the State (Routledge, 2011) and a frequent contributor to print, web and broadcast media.
Mr. Peter Z. Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons
Peter is a senior managing associate with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. Peter focuses his practice on cybersecurity, data protection, and complex commercial litigation. A frequent author and speaker, Peter regularly advises clients on a broad range of cutting-edge legal issues, including cybersecurity attribution, privacy litigation, and foreign sovereign immunity. He has published in the area of cyber normative development, including on cyber attribution, and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2015. Peter also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches in the area of public international law and oral advocacy.
Dr. Martin Strohmeier, Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Martin Strohmeier is a post-doctoral researcher in systems security in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. His main research interests are in the area of wireless security and critical infrastructure protection. During his PhD at Oxford, he has extensively analyzed the security and privacy of wireless aviation technologies. His work predominantly focuses on developing cyber-physical approaches which can improve the security of air traffic control quickly and efficiently, for which he received several awards from the aviation and computer security communities. He is also a co-founder of the aviation research network OpenSky. Before coming to Oxford in 2012, he received his MSc degree from TU Kaiserslautern, Germany and joined Lancaster University's InfoLab21 and Lufthansa AG as a visiting researcher.
Dr. Michael Sulmeyer, Director, Cyber Security Project, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
Dr. Michael Sulmeyer is the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project Director at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a Contributing Editor for the national security blog Lawfare. Before Harvard, he served as the Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. For this work, he received the Secretary Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Previously, he worked on arms control and the maintenance of strategic stability between the United States, Russia, and China. In the mid-1990s, he was the System Operator (SysOp) of The Summit BBS in Santa Barbara, California. Michael received his PhD (DPhil) from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, his M.A. in War Studies from King's College London, and his B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University. You can follow him on Twitter @SultanOfCyber.
Mr. Thomas Upchurch, Director, WIRED Consulting
Thomas runs the division of WIRED which helps organisations prepare for strategic changes brought about by new technologies. He has a particular interest in how the development of artificial intelligence is impacting businesses and societies around the world. Prior to joining WIRED, Thomas was a writer and editor for The Economist. He was also a Managing Editor at Euromoney Magazine, where he focused on the emerging sector of Financial Technology (FinTech).
Dr. Brandon Valeriano, Chair- Marine Corps University and Senior Fellow - Atlantic Council
Brandon Valeriano is the Donald Bren Chair of Armed Conflict at the Marine Corps University. He also serves as Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Dr. Valeriano has published five books and dozens of articles on conflict processes and international security. His two most recent books are Cyber War versus Cyber Reality (2015) and Cyber Strategy (2018), both with Oxford University Press. Ongoing research explores cyber coercion, big data in cyber security, the cyber behavior of revisionist actors, repression in cyberspace, and the influence of video games on foreign policy.
Ms. Liis Vihul, CEO, Cyber Law International
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Prof. Bruce W. Watson, Chief Scientist, IP Blox
Bruce is chief scientist at IP Blox – providing pattern recognition and algorithmic solutions for cybersecurity. He also holds a professorship at Stellenbosch University (Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research). Watson’s first Ph.D is in computing science and engineering from Eindhoven, after studying discrete mathematics and computer science in Waterloo (Canada). He later returned to Eindhoven as chair of Software Construction. Watson’s second Ph.D is from the University of Pretoria. Parallel to his academic career, he worked as a compiler engineer at several companies (e.g. Microsoft), followed by engineering and architecture work on pattern recognition for security (e.g. for Cisco).
Dr. Christopher Whyte, Assistant Professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Dr. Christopher Whyte is an Assistant Professor in the program on Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches coursework on cyber security policy, conflict and law, and has broadly taught coursework on international security topics, political risk analysis and strategic planning. His research interests include a range of international security topics related to information warfare and political communication, cybersecurity doctrine/policy and artificial intelligence.
Dr. John Zangardi, Chief Information Officer, the US Department of Homeland Security
Dr. John Zangardi is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Beginning in December 2017, he oversees Information Technology and its related security and management for the department. Previously, Dr. Zangardi served as Department of Defense (DoD) Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer and later the Acting Chief Information Officer. As the Principal Deputy and Acting DoD CIO, Dr. Zangardi assisted as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications. Dr. Zangardi’s background includes acquisition, policy, legislative affairs, resourcing, and operations.