Speakers 2017

CyCon 2017 will be featuring excellent speakers from all over the world. To date, the following speakers are confirmed to speak at CyCon 2017:

H.E. Ms Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia
 
Kersti Kaljulaid was born on 30 December 1969 in Tartu. She graduated from the University of Tartu in 1992 in the field of genetics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and completed master's studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in 2001. From 1994 to 1999, she worked in various Estonian companies: first, as the sales manager of telephone switchboards in Eesti Telefon, later in Hoiupank Markets and Hansapank Markets and as an Associate in investment banking. From 1999 to 2002, Kersti Kaljulaid was Prime Minister Mart Laar's Economic Advisor. From 2002 to 2004, she was the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia. From 2004 to 2016 she was a Member of the European Court of Auditors, where she organised the financial audit of the research and development funds of the budget of the European Union and was also responsible for the audit of the Structural Policies. In addition, Kersti Kaljulaid was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Genome Center from its foundation until 2002. 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 of Tartu since 2012. Kersti Kaljulaid has been a co-author of the social-political radio talk show in an Estonian radio station. Kersti Kaljulaid is married and has four children.
Adm Michelle Howard, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
 
Adm. Michelle Howard is a 1978 graduate of Gateway High School in Aurora, Colorado. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1982 and from the Army’s Command and General Staff College in 1998, with a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences. Howard’s initial sea tours were aboard USS Hunley (AS 31) and USS Lexington (AVT 16). While serving aboard Lexington, she received the secretary of the Navy/Navy League Captain Winifred Collins award in May 1987. This award is given to one woman officer a year for outstanding leadership. She reported to USS Mount Hood (AE 29) as chief engineer in 1990 and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She assumed duties as first lieutenant on board the USS Flint (AE 32) in July 1992. In January 1996, she became the executive officer of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and deployed to the Adriatic in support of Operation Joint Endeavor, a peacekeeping effort in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Sixty days after returning from the Mediterranean deployment, Tortuga departed on a West African training cruise, where the ship’s Sailors, with embarked Marines and U.S. Coast Guard detachment, operated with the naval services of seven African nations. She took command of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) March 12, 1999, becoming the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy. Howard was the commander of Amphibious Squadron Seven from May 2004 to September 2005. Deploying with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, operations included tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia and maritime security operations in the North Arabian Gulf. She commanded Expeditionary Strike Group Two from April 2009 to July 2010. In 2009, she deployed to CENTCOM theater, where she commanded Task Force 151, Multi-national Counter-piracy effort, and Task Force 51, Expeditionary Forces. In 2010, she was the Maritime Task Force commander for BALTOPS, under 6th Fleet. Her shore assignments include: J-3, Global Operations, Readiness and executive assistant to the Joint Staff director of Operations; deputy director N3 on the OPNAV staff; deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare Division, OPNAV staff; senior military assistant to the secretary of the Navy; Chief of Staff to the director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff, deputy commander, US Fleet Forces Command, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans & Strategy (N3/N5), and the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Brig Gen Christos Athanasiadis, Assistant Chief of Staff Cyber, SHAPE
 
Brigadier General Christos Athanasiadis is the Assistant Chief of Staff Cyber at SHAPE HQ since July 2016 when the Cyber Division was established. As a Signal Officer, Brigadier Generel Athanasiadis has 30 years of experience in CIS, Electronic Warfare and Intelligence domains. During his career, he has been assigned to various signal and intelligence positions. The most recent assignments include NCIA as Project Manager, ACOS G6 NRDC-GRC and SHAPE ACOS J6. He has completed all the military studies and trainings and holds a diploma in Electrical & Computers Engineering and a Master's degree in telecommunication engineering.
Prof Isaac Ben-Israel, Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel-Aviv University
 
Major Gen. (Res.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Professor and Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel Isaac Ben-Israel is the Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center of Tel-Aviv University, and a former Major General of the Israel Defence Forces. He also serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. He joined the Israel Air Force (1967) and has served continuously up to his retirement (2002). He headed the IAF Operations Research Branch, Analysis and Assessment Division of IAF Intelligence, and was the Head of Military R&D in Israel Defence Forces and Ministry of Defence (1991-1997). After retirement from the IDF Isaac Ben Israel joined the University of Tel-Aviv as a professor and was the head of Curiel Centre for International Studies (2002-2004), the head of the Program for Security Studies (2004-2007) and a member of Jaffe Centre for Strategic Studies (2002-2004). In 2002 he founded and headed the Tel-Aviv University Workshop for Science, Technology and Security.
Mr Brad Bigelow, Principal Technical Advisor, SHAPE
 
Brad Bigelow is the Principal Technical Advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Information Systems and Cyber Defence (DCOS CCD), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). He has extensive experience in network and information systems, intelligence, satellite operations, information warfare, cyber defence, and project and program management, including 25 years as a U.S. Air Force officer. He served on the staff of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), where he led assessments of the information security practices of the electric power and financial services industries.
Mr Carl Bildt, Chair, Global Commission on Internet Governance
 
Carl Bildt is a CIGI distinguished fellow, effective December 2014. He is chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG), a two-year initiative launched in January 2014 by CIGI and Chatham House that will produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance. Carl served as Sweden’s foreign minister from 2006 to 2014, and was prime minister from 1991 to 1994, when he negotiated Sweden’s European Union (EU) accession. A renowned international diplomat, he served as EU Special Envoy to the former Yugoslavia, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Nations Special Envoy to the Balkans and co-chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference. Carl has served as adviser to the European Space Agency and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Previously, he was a member of the boards of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Centre for European Reform, both in London, and the European Policy Centre in Brussels. He also served as a board member of the Washington-based RAND Corporation and the Aspen Institute in Rome. Carl holds honours and decorations from several countries, including Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia and the United Kingdom. In November 2014, Canada’s foreign minister presented Carl with the John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award. In addition to his role at CIGI and with the GCIG, Carl is a board member of Crisis Group, an international non-governmental organization, and is a member of the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis’ advisory board. Carl attended Stockholm University and holds an honourary degree from the University of St. Andrews, where he is also a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.
Lt Col Jeffrey Biller, Associate Director for the Law of Air, Space, and Cyber Operations, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law / U.S. Naval War College
 
Lt Col Jeffrey Biller is a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force assigned as a Military Professor to the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. His previous Air Force positions include assignment as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Air Force’s two operational cyberspace wings and the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. Prior to service as a Judge Advocate, Lt Col Biller was an Air Force intelligence officer. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas and has a LL.M. in National Security Law from the George Washington University.
Cdr Stefano Biondi, Researcher, NATO CCD COE
 
Cdr. Stefano BIONDI is an Italian NAVY officer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of IT. Prior to his post at NATO CCD COE as Researcher at the Technology Branch, Stefano worked in the Intelligence sector both management and technical positions focusing on information technology, cyber security and communication systems, to develop and enhance gathering information capabilities. He holds a Master’s of Science in Information Technology from the Department of Electronic Engineering of Rome Tor Vergata -University, University of Rome.
Prof Dr Dennis Broeders, Senior Research fellow, Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy
 
Dennis Broeders is professor of Technology and Society at the department of Public Administration and Sociology of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a senior research fellow at the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), an advisory body to the Dutch government within the Prime Minister’s department. His research broadly focuses on the interaction between technology and policy, with specific areas of interest in cyber security governance, internet governance, surveillance and Big Data. He recently published the books The public core of the internet: towards a new international agenda for internet governance (2015, Amsterdam University Press) and Exploring the boundaries of Big Data (ed., 2016, Amsterdam University Press).
Dr Russell Buchan, Senior Lecturer in International Law, University of Sheffield
 
Dr Russell Buchan is a senior lecturer in international law at the University of Sheffield. Russell sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Use of Force in International Law and the International Community Law Review. Russell’s monograph is entitled International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace (Hart Publishing, 2013) and was the recipient of the American Society of International Law’s Francis Lieber Prize for an outstanding monograph in the field of the law of armed conflict for 2014. Russell has co-edited, along with Professor Nicholas Tsagourias, an edited collection entitled A Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace, published by Edward Elgar in 2015. Russell is Co-Rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law.
Mr Joost Bunk, Leiden University
 
Joost Bunk is a Law LLB and IT-Law LLB graduate from Groningen University, Public International Law LL.M. graduate from Leiden University and is currently also finishing the IT–Law LL.M. at Groningen University. At the moment Bunk is working as a Policy Officer at the Taskforce International Cyber Policies of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prof David Chadwick, Professor of Information Systems Security, University of Kent
 
David is Professor of Information Systems Security at the University of Kent. He has over 140 publications in international journals, conferences and workshops. He is the BSI lead representative to ISO/ITU-T X.500 standards meetings, and was intimately involved in the design and standardisation of X.509 Public Key Infrastructures and Privilege Management Infrastructures (PMIs). As part of the EC PERMIS project he led the first group in the world to implement a policy driven X.509 PMI. The resulting PERMIS software is still available as open source from www.openpermis.info, and this was hardened by the SWISS MOD into a military grade RBAC infrastructure. David’s research interests include: identity management, policy based authorisation, privacy protection, the management of trust and autonomic security.
Mr Michael Chertoff, Co-Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
 
Michael Chertoff is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory services to clients seeking to secure and grow their enterprises. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Chertoff served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he led the federal government’s efforts to protect our nation from a wide range of security threats, including blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.
Mrs Tanya Collingridge, Head of International Cyber Security Team, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
 
Tanya Collingridge is a career diplomat, whose career has taken her on postings to Warsaw, Vienna, Lagos, Tel Aviv, Bucharest, Brussels and Paris. Much of her career has been spent in multilateral and security policy work, including a year at the OSCE working on conventional armed forces and five years at the UK Delegation to NATO, where she worked on NATO operations, covering the Balkans, Afghanistan and Operation Active Endeavour. Following a change in direction, Tanya served for three years as the Honours Secretary, before being posted to Paris, where she spent four years as Counsellor at the UK Delegation to the OECD. Tanya has worked on cyber policy for the past two years and will be moving back to Bucharest in 2018 to take up a role as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy.
Mr Luc Dandurand, Head of ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division, International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Development Bureau
 
Mr Luc Dandurand is the Head of the ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division in the ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). The Division assists ITU Member States in cybersecurity and in leveraging ICTs for sustainable development. The assistance provided by the BDT covers the implementation of National CIRTs, the development of National Cybersecurity Strategies, awareness raising, and capacity building. Mr Dandurand started his career as a Signals Officer in the Canadian Forces, working mostly on advanced cybersecurity 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.
Dr Heather Harrison Dinniss, Senior Lecturer, Swedish Defence University
 
Heather Harrison Dinniss is a Senior Lecturer at the International Law Centre of the Swedish Defence University. She is the author of Cyber Warfare and Laws of War (Cambridge University Press, 2012) which analyses the status and use of computer network attacks in international law and examines their treatment under the laws of armed conflict. Heather's research focuses on the impact of modern warfare on international humanitarian law; in particular, on cyber warfare, advanced and autonomous weapons systems and the legal aspects of enhancement techniques on members of the armed forces. Heather has previously taught at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, and Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). She was awarded her PhD from the LSE in 2009, and is also a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), with a Masters of Law (first class honours), an LLB, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Heather is also a barrister and solicitor of New Zealand and has worked both in private practice and in-house, before returning to doctoral studies.
Amb Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Emerging Security Challenges
 
Ambassador Ducaru is advising the Secretary General on the evolution of emerging security challenges. He served as Romania’s Permanent Representative and he became the Dean of the North Atlantic Council; He also served as Romanian Ambassador to the United States, and as the Permanent Representative of Romania to the UNO, New York. He holds an MPhil in international relations from the University of Amsterdam, and a PhD in international economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
Mr Mark Felegyhazi, CEO, Avatao
 
Mark is the CEO of Avatao, an online platform offering hands-on exercises to teach people to build secure software. In another hat, Mark is a professor at CrySyS Lab, a team recognized for its research on the Duqu, Flame and other targeted attacks. He is also affiliated to the !SpamAndHex hacker team that was twice DefCon CTF finalist. In a former life, Mark was a security researcher at UC Berkeley, USA working on uncovering the underground ecosystem of spammers. He earned a PhD from EPFL, Switzerland working on strategic decision-making and game theory for information security.
Brig Gen Hans Folmer, Commander, Defense Cyber Command, The Netherlands
 
Brigadier General Hans Folmer has served the Netherlands for 30 years. In June 2015, BG Folmer was appointed the first commander of the Netherlands Defence Cyber Command. Before his new assignment, from October 2011, he commanded the Task Force Cyber and was tasked to implement the cyber program in the Netherlands Armed Forces. Previously, BG Folmer was Chief Joint C4ISR requirements at the MoD, Directorate for Operational Policy, Requirements and Planning. In June 2007, he was promoted colonel to become the Chief of the European Union Operations Centre and Watchkeeping Capability in Brussels. He has also served in Darfur and Kandahar.
Dr Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute Berlin, ESMT Berlin
 
Dr. Sandro Gaycken, director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, is a technology- and security-researcher, exploring the nexus of digital technology, economies, politics and society. Sandro's research focus is on cyberstrategy, cyberdefense, and cybersecurity. He works as a consultant and reviewer for the German Bundestag, for several German ministries, for international institutions such as EU, UNO, EAEA and NATO as well as for several DAX-companies and unions. He has published four monographies and more than 60 articles, regularly writes op-eds in leading newspapers and has authored official government publications. He is a fellow of Oxford university's Martin College, EastWest Senior Fellow, associate fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), a member of the benchmarking group INBENZHAP for Industrie 4.0, a director for strategic cyberdefense projects in the NATO SPS Program and editor-in-chief of the Springer Science Briefs in Cybersecurity.
Dr Kenneth Geers, Senior Research Scientist, Comodo
 
Kenneth Geers (PhD, CISSP) is Comodo Senior Research Scientist, NATO CCD COE Ambassador, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Digital Society Institute-Berlin Affiliate, and Visiting Professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine. Dr. Geers spent 20 years in the U.S. Government, in the U.S. Army, NSA, NCIS, and NATO, and was Senior Global Threat Analyst at FireEye. He is the author “Strategic Cyber Security”, Editor of “Cyber War in Perspective: Russian Aggression against Ukraine”, Editor of “The Virtual Battlefield: Perspectives on Cyber Warfare”, Technical Expert to the “Tallinn Manual”, and author of many articles and chapters on cyber security. @KennethGeers.
Mr Jens Getreu, Tallinn University of Technology
 
Jens Getreu is a Control Systems Engineer and has worked as a researcher and consultant in business process reengineering. In 2004 he became a Luxembourgish civil servant and was teaching IT and computer programming. In 2008, he joined the national IT curriculum committee. Jens holds degrees from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Dipl.-Ing. Control Systems), the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (Environmental Sciences), the University of Kaiserslautern (Civil Service Examination) and received in 2017 his M. Sc. in Cyber Security from Tallinn University of Technology with cum laude. His early publications deal with scientific modelling and its limitations in the areas of natural and technical systems. His current research focuses on cyber security and embedded systems security.
Mr Keir Giles, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
 
Keir Giles is an Associate Fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, and also serves as Research Director for the Conflict Studies Research Centre, formerly part of the UK Ministry of Defence. Keir has been involved with exploitation of the internet for over 25 years, and combines a technical background with in-depth study of the Russian approaches to exercise of power to develop analysis of the Russian approach to information warfare, including the subdomain of cyber conflict. He is the author of groundbreaking studies on Russian theory, doctrine, and structures for engaging in information and cyber confrontation.
Mr Laurent Gisel, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
 
Laurent Gisel has been working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) since 1999. From 1999 to 2003, he carried out assignments in Israel and the Occupied Territories, Eritrea, and Afghanistan, and from 2003 to 2005 he held the position of Deputy Head of Delegation in Nepal. From 2005 to 2008, he served as Diplomatic Adviser to the ICRC Presidency. Since 2008, Laurent Gisel works in the ICRC Legal Division. As Legal Adviser to the Operations from 2008 to 2013, he covered notably the Western countries, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently working in the Thematic Legal Advisers' Unit and is notably the file holder for the rules governing the conduct of hostilities, including in cyber space and outer space. Prior to joining the ICRC, Laurent Gisel became attorney-at-law in Geneva and worked at the Public and Administrative Law Court of the Canton de Vaud. He holds a degree in law from the University of Geneva and a Master in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland).
Mr Trevor Goldman, Customer Solutions Engineer, Waterfall Security Solutions
 
Trevor Goldman is a Customer Solutions Engineer with Waterfall Security Solutions. He has over 15 years of experience in the cyber security field, as a cyber-security enthusiast and as a crypto-analyst. The technical knowledge that Trevor brings makes him a valuable cyber expert. Trevor was an officer in the Canadian Navy where he oversaw the installation of specialized networking software for ship to shore communications. During this time, he studied digital forensics ensuring the security of all shipborne digital traffic. Prior to Waterfall, Trevor held the position of Integration and Test Engineer for a global defense contractor, intensely involved with advanced networking security. Trevor represents Waterfall to European and other industrial cyber security standards organizations, and speaks frequently on cyber security topics.
Mr Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs
 
Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict, competition and cooperation. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, 'A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012' and co-authored the book 'Cyber Security Policy Guidebook by Wiley'. His ideas on cyber topics have been widely published in over a hundred articles and essays published by the Atlantic Council, National Research Council; academic journals such as from Brown and Georgetown Universities; the Aspen Strategy Group and other think tanks.
LTC drs P.R. (Paul) 't Hoen, Commander Defence Cyber Expertise Centre Netherlands
 
LTC drs. P.R. (Paul) 't Hoen, is currently commander of the joint Defence Cyber Expertise Centre as part of the Defence Cyber Command of the Netherlands. Before his study at the Royal Military Academy, he graduated at the Free University of Amsterdam in Computer Sciences. He graduated maters in ICT management at the Middlesex University and obtained Executive Masters in Security and Defence from the Higher Defence Education at the Netherlands Defence College. He has more than 20 years’ experience in number of CIS positions within the army and also in military peacekeeping missions.
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 intelligent systems technologies for business and government applications. Dr. Jakobson has authored over 120 technical publications in automata theory, expert systems, intelligent databases, real-time event correlations, cyber attack tolerant 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 ComSoc Sub-Committee on Situation Management and the General Chair of the IEEE Conferences on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA). Dr Jakobson is NATO CCD COE Fellow.
Cpt Raik Jakschis, Researcher, NATO CCD COE
 
Cpt Raik Jakschis is a Researcher at the NATO CCD COE Technology Branch and currently focuses on cyber security research of ICS/SCADA systems. Prior to his post at NATO CCD COE, Raik worked at the Bundeswehr Coomunication and Information Systems Service Centre (BwCISSC) to enhance and secure IT infrastructure of the German Armed Forces. He holds a Master’s of Science in Information Technology from Helmut-Schmidt-University, University of the Bundeswehr Hamburg.
Ms Marina Kaljurand, Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
 
Ms. Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia Marina Kaljurand is the Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. She served as Estonian Foreign Minister from 2015 July – 2016 October. She has also been appointed as Ambassador of Estonia to several countries, including the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the State of Israel, Mexico, and Canada. Ms. Kaljurand has been appointed twice to serve as the Estonian National Expert at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security. She began her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 and had since held several leadership positions, including Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs (Legal Adviser), Undersecretary for Trade and Development Cooperation, Undersecretary for Political Affairs.
Mr Sean Kanuck, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
 
Sean Kanuck an attorney and strategic consultant who advises governments, financial institutions, law firms, and entrepreneurs. As an internationally recognized expert and visionary leader with over 20 years of experience in the cyber field, he has led national-level programs and worked directly with many international organizations. Sean serves as the Chair of the Research Advisory Group of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Sean served as the first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016. He came to the National Intelligence Council after a decade of experience in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center, including both analytic and field assignments. Sean is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and his academic publications focus on international law and information warfare.
Dr Ghassan Karame, Chief Researcher and Manager of Security R&D, NEC Labs Europe
 
Ghassan Karame is the Manager and Chief Researcher of the Security Group of NEC Research Laboratories in Germany. Until April 2012, he was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Information Security of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a Master of Science degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and a PhD degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. Ghassan has contributed in a number of academic and industrial publications dealing with all aspects of security and privacy with a focus on cloud security, SDN/network security, and Blockchain security. Ghassan has also recently published a book on "Bitcoin and Blockchain security".
Mr Rupinder Paul Khandpur, Discovery Analytics Center, Virginia Tech
 
Rupinder Paul Khandpur is a Computer Science PhD student at the Discovery Analytics Center (https://dac.cs.vt.edu/), Virginia Tech. His research centers on applied data sciences with an emphasis on event forecasting, threat analytics and narrative generation using open source data. He was part of the team working on EMBERS, which was an IARPA OSI (Open Source Indicators) project aimed at forecasting significant societal events (disease outbreaks, civil unrest, elections) from open source datasets. He received his Masters in Computational Biology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr Joonsoo Kim, Professor, Cyber Security Training and Exercise Center
 
Joonsoo Kim is a professor in Cyber Security Training and Exercise Center (CSTEC) and a senior researcher in National Security Research Institute (NSR), South Korea. His current research interest is how to create an effective live-fire exercise on cyber conflict that identifies realistic cyber security threats towards cyber physical systems and helps to build up national cyber threat readiness. Before joining CSTEC/NSR, he worked at Intel Co. (mobile computing platform development), Qualcomm Inc. and IBM Research Lab. He is a graduate of Seoul National University(B.S., Electrical Engineering) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.S. and Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering). His Ph.D. thesis was on reliable SRAM-based device identification, one of the earliest SRAM PUF (Physical Unclonable Function) research works and he won the Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design.
Sqn Ldr Simon Kirk, SO2 Cyber Education and Training Integration Cell, JFC, MoD, United Kingdom
 
Sqn Ldr Simon Kirk is currently the staff officer for the cyber education and training integration cell at Joint Forces Command, MoD, United Kingdom. His work involves enabling the development and sustained mainstream cyber activity across Defence through the delivery of appropriately trained and educated personnel. In doing so he is comprehensively involved in the design, creation, delivery, procurement and evaluation of the cyber training across the MoD. Sqn Ldr Kirk is employed as a training professional although has an extensive engineering background, from electrical electronic engineering to computer programming, with an IT/IS specialisation.
Prof Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus, University of Aarhus
 
Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus, University of Aarhus, Germany Wolfgang Kleinwächter is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Aarhus where he was teaching a master course on Internet Policy and Regulation from 1997 - 2015. He was a Director on the ICANN Board (2013 – 2015) and a Special Ambassador of the NETMundial Initiative (2014 – 2016). He currently serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. He is active in the field of transborder data flow and Internet Governance since the 1980s. He was involved in the making of ICANN and has participated - in various capacities - in more than 50 ICANN meetings. He was also involved from the very beginning in the preparation of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and he is a co-founder of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG).
Mr Alexander Klimburg, Director, Cyber Policy and Resilience Program, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
 
Alexander Klimburg is Director of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace Initiative and Secretariat, and Director of the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, as well as an associate of the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. Mr. Klimburg is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy. Alexander has acted as an adviser to a number of governments and international organizations on national cybersecurity strategies, international norms of behavior in cyberspace and cyber-conflict (including war, cyber-crime, and cyber-espionage), critical infrastructure protection, and internet governance. His current research focuses on reconciling norms of state behavior in international cyber security with the ongoing dialogue within internet governance, in particular with the role of non-state actors. His book “The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace” will be published by Penguin Press in July 2017.
Dr Robert Koch, Researcher, Universität der Bundeswehr
 
Robert Koch is an IT staff officer of the Federal Armed Forces and a research assistant in the Department of Computer Science at Universität der Bundeswehr München and member of the university’s Research Center for Cyber Defence (CODE). He received his PhD in 2011 and is now a senior research assistant and lecturer for Computer Science. His main areas of research are network and system security with focus on intrusion and extrusion detection in encrypted networks, security of COTS products, security visualization and the application of artificial intelligence. He has several years of experience in the operation of high security networks and systems. His research papers were published in various international conferences and journals. Additionally he serves as program chair and member of the technical program chair for numerous conferences.
Mr Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society
 
Mr. Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society (ISOC), The Netherlands As Chief Internet Technology Officer, Mr. Kolkman is in charge of the Internet Society’s Strategic Technical activities, particularly as they pertain to issues and opportunities for enhancing the Internet’s evolution. He is the IETF/ISOC representative on the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardization and a Trusted Community Representative in the context of the DNS Root-Signing ceremony. He also serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Kolkman describes himself as an Internet generalist and evangineer, somebody with deep knowledge on some of the Internet's technical aspects who particularly enjoys bridging the technology-society-policy gaps.
Mr Tom Koolen, Collective Training and Exercises, NATO Communications and Information Agency
 
Mr Tom Koolen was born in 1969 in The Netherlands. He was awarded a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1993. Mr Tom Koolen has over 20 years of experience in the area of collective training and exercises. Since 2004 he works for the NATO CI Agency. In the recent years Mr Koolen organized many exercise programs and exercises for military environments and also for the civil crisis management environment both NATO and national. His focus is on planning and executing exercises to achieve a deliberate training benefit. Since 2009 Mr Koolen is part of the Core Planning Team for the Cyber Coalition exercises.
Mr Ralph Langner, Director, Langner Communications
 
Ralph Langner is director of Langner Communications, an independent German cyber defense consultancy that he founded in 1988, and a co-founder and principal at its US sister company The Langner Group. In his consulting business, Langner accumulated almost three decades of hands-on field experience in the cyber security issues of power plants, water treatment facilities, nuclear facilities, food and beverage plants, automotive factories, steel mills, and many more. He received worldwide recognition for his comprehensive analysis of the Stuxnet malware and is considered a leading global expert on cyber security.
Drs J.C.N. Leenheer, Senior Policy Coordinator, Cyber Security Department of the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism of the Nethe
 
Mr. Jos Leenheer is a Senior Policy Coordinator with the policy staff of the Cyber Security Department of the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism of the Netherlands. He has been intimately involved in drawing up and implementing the current Dutch national strategy and is leading the process of drawing up proposals for updating and expanding it for the incoming government. Mr. Leenheer has extensive experience in dealing with national security issues in his current and former positions.
Lt Gen Ludwig Leinhos, Chief, German Cyber- and Information Domain Service
 
Lieutenant General Dipl.-Ing. Ludwig Leinhos is Chief of the German Cyber- and Information Domain Service since the new service had been established in April 2017. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Director of the Activation Staff of the Cyber- and Information Domain Service at the German Ministry of Defence in Bonn. Educated at the Technical University of the German Armed Forces in Neubiberg and the Federal Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg, Lieutenant General Leinhos served at various command positions within NATO and the German Armed Forces. The most recent assignments include Director of NATO HQ C3 Staff in Brussels, General Manager NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency in Brunssum and Branch Chief/Deputy IT-Director IT & Modernization Staff in Bonn. He is married and has two children.
Dr James Lewis, Senior Vice President, Program Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
James Andrew Lewis is a Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Center for Cybersecurity Studies. Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce on a range of political-military and diplomatic assignments. He was the advisor for the 2010, 2013 and 2015 United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Information Security and leads a long-running Track II dialogue on cybersecurity with the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations. He also serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Lewis has authored numerous publications (https://www.csis.org/articles-chapters-and-research-james-lewis) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Dr Martin Libicki, Keyser Distinguished Visiting Professor, 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. He is the author of a 2016 textbook on cyberwar, Cyberspace in Peace and War, as well as two others commercially published books, Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare, and Information Technology Standards: Quest for the Common Byte. He is also the author of numerous RAND monographs, notably Defender’s Dilemma, Brandishing Cyberattack Capabilities, Crisis and Escalation in Cyberspace, Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar, How Insurgencies End (with Ben Connable), and How Terrorist Groups End (with Seth Jones). Prior employment includes 12 years at NDU.
Mr Salvador Llopis, Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology, European Defence Agency
 
He graduated from the Spanish Army Officers’ Military Academy as Signal Officer. He is a member of the 181st class of the Army Engineers Branch. He served as a Staff Officer at the NATO Rapid Deployment Corps within the Communications and Information Systems Division in Valencia; Telecommunications, Information Systems and Technical Support Staff at Army Headquarters and most recently, as a Plans & Operations Officer at the Spanish Cyber Command of the Defence Staff. He graduated from the Spanish Joint Command and Staff College in Madrid and he holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering. Since 2015, he is working as Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology and moderator of the Cyber Research and Technology Working Group at the European Defence Agency.
Dr Catherine Lotrionte, Director, CyberProject, Georgetown University
 
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is the Director of the CyberProject in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she teaches and writes on international and national security law, international affairs and technology. At Georgetown she founded the CyberProject in 2008, focusing on the role of international and domestic law in recent and emerging developments in the proliferation of weapons, technology and threats. In 2002 she was appointed by General Brent Scowcroft as Counsel to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, a position she held until 2006. In 2002 she served as a legal counsel for the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Prior to that, Professor Lotrionte was Assistant General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she provided legal advice relating to foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities, international terrorism, espionage and information warfare. Before working in the Office of General Counsel, she served in the U.S. Department of Justice. She is an internationally recognized expert on international law and cyber conflict. Professor Lotrionte holds a MA and Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from New York University and is the author of numerous publications, including two forthcoming books, Cyber Policy: An Instrument of International Relations, Intelligence and National Power and U.S. National Security Law in the Post-Cold War Era. She is a frequent speaker at cyber conferences across the global and has founded and hosted for 6 years the annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement at Georgetown University. Dr. Lotrionte currently serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Policy Task Force, the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, and the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr Kubo Mačák, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter
 
Dr Kubo Mačák is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom). He holds a DPhil in international law from the University of Oxford. Kubo has held research positions at the Universities of Bonn (Germany), Haifa (Israel), and Wuhan (China). He has worked at the United Nations ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He is currently serving as a core expert in the International Humanitarian Law Group of the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project. His research interests span the law of cyber security, international humanitarian law, and general international law.
Mr Roland Meier, ETH Zürich
 
Roland Meier is a first year PhD student at ETH Zürich. His research focuses on the security and the privacy of networks and its users. In particular, he works on solutions which leverage network programmability to make networks able to detect and mitigate attacks and to provide more security and privacy. Before starting as a PhD student, Roland received his master degree in electrical engineering and information technology from ETH Zürich in 2015.
Dr 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 intelligence and security solutions for businesses and government agencies. Andrea has gained extensive experience in coordinating projects that employ complex technologies to support 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 Tomáš Minárik, Researcher, NATO CCD COE
 
Tomáš Minárik is a Researcher at the NATO CCD COE Law & Policy Branch. He holds a law degree from the Charles University in Prague. He worked as a legal adviser at the International Law Department of the Czech Ministry of Defence, and later at the National Cyber Security Centre of the Czech Republic. His current research focuses on the legal aspects of active cyber defence, right to privacy, anonymity networks, and activities of international organisations regarding cyberspace.
Mr Jeff Moss, CEO, DEF CON
 
Mr. Jeff Moss, Founder/Creator of Black Hat and DEF CON, United States of America A career spent at the intersection of hacking, professional cybersecurity and Internet governance gives Jeff Moss a unique perspective on information security. Mr. Moss is the founder and CEO of the DEF CON hacker conference and the founder of Black Hat Briefings, two of the world's most influential information security events. Mr. Moss also served as the CSO/VP of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Mr. Moss currently serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, and is a member of the US Homeland Security Advisory Council. He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security.
Ms Katie Moussouris, CEO, Luta Security, Inc.
 
Katie Moussouris, a noted authority on vulnerability disclosure & bug bounties, is the founder and CEO of Luta Security, Inc.. Luta Security advises companies, lawmakers, & governments on the benefits of hacking & security research to help make the internet safer for everyone. Katie is a hacker - first hacking computers, now hacking policy & regulations. Katie's was instrumental in helping the US Department of Defense start the government's first bug bounty program, called "Hack the Pentagon." Which was followed by “Hack the Army.” Her earlier Microsoft work encompassed industry-leading initiatives such as Microsoft Vulnerability Research and its bug bounty programs. She is also a subject matter expert for the US National Body of the International Standards Organization (ISO) in vuln disclosure (29147), vuln handling processes (30111), and secure development (27034). Katie is a visiting scholar with MIT Sloan School, doing research on the vulnerability economy and exploit market. She is a New America Foundation Fellow and Harvard Belfer Affiliate. Katie is on the CFP review board for RSA, O'Reilly Security Conference, Shakacon, and is an adviser to the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Ms Ellen Nakashima, Reporter, The Washington Post
 
Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She has written about cyber security and deterrence in the Obama administration and Russia’s efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. In 2014, she was part of a Washington Post team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its reporting on the hidden scope of government surveillance and its policy implications. Since joining The Post in 1995, she has also covered technology and privacy, Southeast Asia, the White House and Virginia state politics.
Mr Jan Neutze, Director of Cybersecurity Policy, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Microsoft
 
Jan Neutze is Director of Cybersecurity Policy at Microsoft responsible for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Jan’s team works to address a range of cybersecurity challenges, including security strategy and policy, cloud security, risk management, critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity norms. Jan is a member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders' Group (PSG) and regularly works with cybersecurity leaders across the EU institutions, NATO, national governments and private sector enterprises. Before taking on Microsoft's EMEA cybersecurity portfolio in 2013, Jan worked in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing (TwC) group at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA focusing on cybersecurity public policy as well as engaging with partners from government, international organizations, and academia. Jan came to Microsoft from the United Nations Headquarters where he served for three years in the policy planning staff of the UN Secretary-General and the Department of Political Affairs, leading a range of cybersecurity and counterterrorism projects. Prior to his work at the UN, Jan led a range of transatlantic security policy projects at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Atlantic Council of the United States. Jan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a J.D. from the University of Muenster, Germany as well as an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Mr Jim Ng, Cyberspace Operations Planner, U.S. European Command Joint Cyber Center
 
Jim Ng is a Cyberspace Operations Planner of the United States European Command’s Joint Cyber Center. Jim is responsible for cyber security cooperation activities that brings together the United State and partners/allies in cooperative cyber defense. Jim has over 25 years of experience in communications and cyber. He has been assigned to numerous positions and locations, including China Lake Naval Base Ridgecrest California, National Guard Bureau Washington D.C., Pacific Command Hawaii, and Air Mobility Command Scott Air Force Base. Jim’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona California. Master of Arts in Computer Resources and Information Management, Webster University, Missouri.
Mr Paul Nicholas, Senior Director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy, Microsoft
 
Paul Nicholas leads Microsoft’s Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy Team, which focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance infrastructure security and resiliency. His team addresses global challenges related to risk management, incident response, emergency communications, and information sharing. Paul recently served as subject matter expert for the East West Institute’s 2011 publications, including the first U.S. Russia taxonomy for cyber collaboration and a review of the applicability of The Hague and Geneva Conventions on cyberspace. In 2007, he helped to establish the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a multi-company effort to advance industry best practices for software security and integrity. Prior to joining the Microsoft, Paul spent over eight years in the U.S. Government, focusing on emerging threats to economic and national security. From 2002-2004, he served as White House Director of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection. In that role, he coordinated the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and Homeland Security Presidential Decision Directive 7. Paul also served in the legislative branch, working as a senior policy advisor for U.S. Senator Robert F. Bennett and as a staff member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information. He has also served as an Assistant Director at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. Paul earned a B.A. from Indiana University, an M.A. from Georgetown University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Ms Elina Noor, Director, Foreign Policy and Security Studies, ISIS Malaysia
 
Ms. Elina Noor, Director for Foreign Policy and Security Studies, ISIS Malaysia, Malaysia Elina Noor is Director for Foreign Policy and Security Studies at ISIS Malaysia. She was previously a key team member of the Brookings Institution’s Project on US Relations with the Islamic World in its formative years post-September 11, 2001 and researched weapons of mass destruction terrorism prior at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies in Washington, DC. Ms. Noor also serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Her policy interests include US-Malaysia bilateral relations, cyber warfare and security, radicalisation and terrorism, and major power relations. Her commentaries have appeared in local and foreign media, including The New Straits Times, BFM, the New York Times and Al-Jazeera.
Prof Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, Head of the Chair of Law and Technology, Tallinn Law School, Tallinn University of Technology
 
Katrin Nyman Metcalf is Professor specialised in Law and Technology at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and Head of Research as well as leading legal expert of the Estonian e-Governance Academy. For the past 20 years, she is active globally as consultant primarily in the area of communications law in the wide sense, including ICT regulation, privacy and data protection, media law, e-governance and cyber issues. She has worked in more than 50 countries, including post-conflict and developing states, with legal analysis and drafting, professional training and creation of regulatory authorities. Her PhD (Uppsala University, 1999) is on the law of outer space and she represents Estonia in the International Relations Committee of the European Space Agency.
Dr Rain Ottis, Associate Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
 
Dr Rain Ottis is an Associate Professor (Cyber Security) in Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Prior to this assignment he has served at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and in the Estonian Defence Forces. His research interests include cyber conflict, national cyber security and the role of serious games in cyber security. He has been involved with the development of the Locked Shields and Crossed Swords exercise series since their beginning and was the Head of White Team for both exercises in 2017.
Dr Fabio Pierazzi, Researcher, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
 
Dr. Fabio Pierazzi is a research assistant working on big data security analytics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. In the same institute, he completed Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering in 2013, and PhD in Computer Science in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Michele Colajanni. During 2016, he spent 10 months as a visiting research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, to work with Prof. V.S. Subrahmanian on machine learning for malware classification and cyber deception. His research interests focus on security analytics applied to network security, intrusion detection, malware classification, and in general on all solutions that combine cybersecurity and analytics. Home page: http://weblab.ing.unimo.it/people/fpierazzi
Mr Mauno Pihelgas, Researcher, NATO CCD COE
 
Mauno Pihelgas is a Researcher at the Technology branch of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, where his area of expertise is monitoring and situational awareness. Prior experience includes 5 years as a monitoring administrator and developer for the largest telecom operator in Estonia. In addition to being a GIAC GMON Continuous Monitoring Certified Professional, he is also a Red Hat Certified System Administrator and a Red Hat Certified Engineer. Mauno holds a Master of Science degree in Cyber Security, and is a 3rd year PhD candidate researching log analysis, data mining and machine learning.
Lt Col Nikolaos Pissanidis, Researcher, NATO CCD COE
 
Lt Col Nikolaos Pissanidis (GWAPT) is a Greek Army IT officer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of IT and IT security. Before his current assignment as a researcher and Web security expert at NATO CCD COE’s Research and Development Technology Branch, he worked in several different national management and technical positions focusing on information technology, software development, cyber security and web penetration testing. Besides a diploma from the Hellenic Army Academy, Niko holds a master’s degree in New Technologies in Informatics and Telecommunications from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Mr Joost Pol, CEO, Certified Secure
 
Joost Pol (1979) has more than 15 years experience in digital security. Starting out as a Penetration Tester and Software Auditor at Pine Digital Security he became the CTO in 2002. Recognizing the need for practical hands-on security training and certification he co-founded Certified Secure in 2007. Joost Pol is currently the CEO at Certified Secure and is internationally recognized for his expertise in digital security. In 2012 he was the winner of the Pwn2Own competition, successfully compromising the iPhone. In 2015 a critical vulnerability in PolarSSL was disclosed by Pol, affecting the popular OpenVPN-NL software used by the dutch government.
Ms Lucy Purdon, Policy Officer for the Global South, Privacy International
 
Lucy is Policy Officer for the Global South at Privacy International. She works across the organisation and with partners in 17 countries on technological issues that impact privacy such as cyber security, surveillance and biometrics. Together they develop policy recommendations and positions based on research project findings. Lucy previously managed the ICT Programme at The Institute for Human Rights and Business, working on the global corporate responsibility of ICT companies to respect privacy and freedom of expression. She was also a documentary producer/director and ran filmmaking courses for young offenders in the UK. Lucy has an MA in Human Rights from ICwS, University of London, and a BA (Hons) Film and Video from the London College of Communications.
Ms Latha Reddy, Co-Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
 
Ms. Latha Reddy, Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Former Deputy National Security Advisor, India Latha Reddy is the former Deputy National Security Adviser of India and the Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. In addition to assisting National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon, Ms. Reddy was responsible for cybersecurity and other critical internal and external security issues. She also served as a Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance. Ms. Reddy has extensive experience in foreign policy, and in bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiations. She served in the Indian Foreign Service from 1975-2011. In addition, she has expertise on security and strategic issues and has worked on strategic technology policies, particularly on cyber issues relating to cyber security policy, international cyber cooperation and Internet governance.
Mr Raul Rikk, Head on National Cyber Security Domain, E-Governance Academy
 
Raul Rikk was one of the founders of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, leading its establishment from 2004-2008. He is currently the Head of National Cyber Security Domain at the e-Governance Academy Foundation and is engaged in strategic cyber security development in many countries and international programmes. Raul holds a Master’s degree in Military Science from the Finnish National Defence University and a Master’s degree in Management of Information Technology from Tallinn University. He is also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Raul has worked in the field of national defence and security since 1994. He has been part of the Estonian Cyber Security Strategy Working Group since 2007. He has also been working on national cyber security capacity-building in Georgia, Moldova, Albania and other countries for many years. He is a member of the Cyber Defence Commission of the Estonian Academy of Science and a member of the Estonian Cyber Defence League. Raul speaks Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish.
Mr Martin Ruubel, President, Guardtime Estonia
 
Martin Ruubel - President of Guardtime, a software security company that offers solutions for data governance and real-time detection and mitigation of cyberattacks based on blockchain technologies. Ruubel is a serial entrepreneur, with previous endeavors with technology based startups in telecom, law-enforcement and enterprise applications. He currently also serves as a Vice-Chair for the European Cybersecurity Organization (ECSO).
Mr Henry Rõigas, Researcher, NATO CCD COE
 
Henry Rõigas is a researcher in the Law and Policy Branch at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. His research in the Centre focuses mainly on the political aspects of international cyber security. Henry was the Co-Editor of the book 'International Cyber Norms: Legal, Policy & Industry Perspectives' and Project Manager of the book 'Cyber War in Perspective: Russian Aggression against Ukraine'. He is also responsible for managing the agenda for the 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2017) and Co-Editor of the conference proceedings. Henry holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Tartu.
Mr William H. Saito, Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
 
William H. Saito named by Nikkei as one of the “100 Most Influential People for Japan,” began software programming in elementary school and started his own company while still in high school. By the time he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 (by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today), he was recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on cybersecurity. After selling his business to Microsoft, he moved to Tokyo in 2005 and founded InTecur, a venture capital firm. In 2011, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of the National Diet’s (Parliament) Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. In 2012, Saito was appointed to a council on national strategy and policy that reported directly to the Prime Minister of Japan. He is a Foundation Board Member, Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council member for the World Economic Forum (WEF). Saito also advises several national governments around the globe and currently serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.
Mr Sven Sakkov, Director, NATO CCD COE
 
Mr Sven Sakkov is Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE). Educated at the University of Cambridge (M.Phil.), Royal College of Defence Studies, University of Tartu and St. Lawrence University, Sven Sakkov has been working in the field of defence and security since 1995. He served as an undersecretary for defence policy (policy director) of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia between 2008 and 2015. Previously, he has worked at the Estonian Embassy in Washington, Estonian Mission to NATO, as national security advisor of the President of Estonia and as the director of Policy Planning of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia. Sven Sakkov assumed the command of the Tallinn-based NATO CCDCOE on September 1st 2015..
Prof Massimiliano Sala, Head of Laboratory of Cryptography, University of Trento
 
Massimiliano Sala received the M.S. degree in 1995 from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, and the PhD degree in 2001 from the University of Milan, Milan, Italy. From 2002 to 2006 he was a Senior Research Fellow with the Boole Research Centre in Informatics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. He is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Trento, where he founded the Laboratory of Cryptography (CryptoLabTN), which he is still leading. His research interests are in computational algebra, algebraic coding theory, algebraic cryptography, Boolean functions, and their mutual interactions. His recent industrial collaborations focus on blockchain technology and e-payment security.
Prof Michael Schmitt, Professor of International Law, University of Exeter
 
Professor Michael Schmitt Charles H. Stockton Professor and Chairman of the Stockton Center at the United States Naval War College. He is also the Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the United States Military Academy (West Point), Professor of International Law at Exeter University in the United Kingdom, a Fellow for Harvard Law School's Program in International Law and Armed Conflict, and a Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Secretary of State’s Advisory Board on International Law.
Prof Scott J. Shackelford, Cybersecurity Program Chair, Indiana University
 
Professor Scott J. Shackelford serves on the faculty of Indiana University where he is Cybersecurity Program Chair along with being a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kenney School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Director of the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School, and a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Shackelford has written more than 100 books, articles, and essays for diverse outlets ranging from the University of Illinois Law Review and the American Business Law Journal to the Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the author of Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Both Professor Shackelford’s academic work and teaching have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Hoover Institution National Fellowship, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Distinguished Fellowship, the 2014 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Award.
Mr Wade Shen, Program Manager, Information Innovation Office (I2O), DARPA
 
Mr. Wade Shen joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2014 as a program manager. His research interests include machine learning, machine translation, speech recognition and data analytics for improved human/computer interaction. Mr. Shen joins DARPA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory where he was an associate group leader in the Human Language Technology Group. Mr. Shen’s area of research involved machine translation; speech; speaker and language recognition; information extraction and prosodic modeling for both small- and large-scale applications. Prior to joining MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Wade helped found and served as chief technology officer for Vocentric Corporation, a company specializing in speech technologies for resource-constrained and embedded applications. Mr. Shen has served as the chair of Lincoln Laboratory's Advanced Concept Committee, on DARPA's Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group and as the US technical representative for NATO's IST-078 and IST-102 speech/language processing study groups. Mr. Shen received his master's degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park and his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr Tassilo Singer, Research Associate, University of Passau
 
Tassilo Singer was research associate and lecturer at the University of Passau (2012-2013; 2015-2017) and at the European University Viadrina (2013-2015). Besides he has been guest lecturer at different universities in Europe. He has published several works in the field of international law and in particular concerning the ius ad bellum and the law of armed conflict. Since Oct. 2013 he is Ph.D. candidate under the auspices of Prof. Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg and writes his thesis on the working title: Dehumanization of Warfare – Challenges for International Law. His current research focus is on modern weapon technologies such as unmanned systems, autonomy and cyber warfare with view to international law.
Mr Giorgio Sinibaldi, Engineering & Technologies Solution Manager, Vitrociset SpA
 
Giorgio Sinibaldi works for Vitrociset SpA, Italian company involved in Defence, Space, Transport and Government business. He has lead several projects in Defence security and Weather systems. He is involved now in projects related to security aspects, both from the physical security and cyber one. He is Project Coordinator for the FP7 European project Preemptive which is related to cyber security for the Critical Infrastructures of utilities (mainly water, gas and electricity). He is chartered Electronic Engineer.
Mr Ido Sivan-Sevilla, PhD Candidate & Research Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
 
Ido Sivan-Sevilla is a computer and social scientist. He is currently completing his PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the dynamics between security and privacy in cyberspace. Ido had completed his BA with honors in computer science at the Technion – Israel's Institute of Technology, and served as a Captain at the Israeli Air Force (IAF) to lead its operational cyber-security team. He holds experience from the private sector as a product manager and at the government level, in which he joined Israel's Prime Minister Office to establish its cyber-security unit. He completed his MA in public policy through the U.S. State Department Fulbright program and worked as a legislative assistant at the U.S. Congress. Beyond his PhD research, he also teaches at the Israeli Cadets Program and serves as a Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) through which he writes a book about cybersecurity regulation at the civic sector.
Mr Max Smeets, Lecturer & DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford
 
Max Smeets is a College Lecturer in Politics at Keble College, University of Oxford, and Research Affiliate of the Oxford Cyber Studies Programme. He is pursuing a D.Phil in International Relations at the University of Oxford, St. John’s College. His expertise focuses on the causes underlying cyber proliferation and restraint. Max was a Carnegie Visiting Scholar at Columbia University SIPA and a Doctoral Visiting Scholar at Sciences Po CERI. He holds an undergraduate degree from University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, and an M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, Brasenose College. More information at: http://maxsmeets.com / @SmeetsMWE
Dr Edward Sobiesk, Professor of Computer and Cyber Science, 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 Jamie Steiner, Director, Business Development, Guardtime
 
Jamie has 17 years of experience in Intelligence, Finance, and Technology. While in the US Air Force, he collected and analyzed signals and imagery intelligence, and crafted the Air Force’s premier course on precise geographical positioning for targeting. He experience in finance includes making markets in inflation linked government bonds for JPMorgan Chase, overhauling the fixed income trading systems used by the JPMorgan Private Bank, and managing regulatory and compliance issues. As the Head of Electronic Trading at Phoenix Partners LLC, he designed, tested, and managed one of the top electronic liquidity venues for credit default swaps. Jamie received a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Mr Peter Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons U.S. LLP
 
Peter Stockburger is a Senior Managing Associate with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. Dentons employs approximately 7,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 140 locations spanning 57 countries. Peter is a member of the firm’s Global Cybersecurity and Employment Groups, and focuses his practice on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, employment law, and complex commercial litigation. Peter also specializes in public international law, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches in the areas of international law and appellate advocacy.
Dr Martin Strohmeier, Researcher, University of Oxford
 
Martin Strohmeier ([email protected]) is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. His main research interests are currently in the area of network security, including wireless sensor networks and critical infrastructure protection. During his DPhil at Oxford, he has extensively analyzed the security and privacy of wireless aviation technologies of this generation and the next. His work predominantly focuses on developing cyberphysical approaches, which can improve the security of air traffic control quickly and efficiently. He has received several best paper awards from both the aviation and computer security community and is 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 Deutsche Lufthansa AG as a visiting researcher.
Dr Keiji Takeda, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
 
Keiji Takeda is a professor at Keio University in Japan. He earned his Ph.D degree in Information Security Research from Keio University in 2001. Before he joined Keio University as faculty member He has worked for Japan Defense Agency, Japan Air Self Defense Force, Accenture and Carnegie Mellon University (CyLab) in the U.S. His research areas are intrusion detection, incident response and human resource development in Cyber Security. At Carnegie Mellon he contributed to develop master degree program on Information Security offered at Kobe Japan. He has been serving as a member of Cyber Security related committee in central government and local governments.
Dr Panagiotis Trimintzios, NIS Expert, Programme Manager, ENISA
 
Panagiotis Trimintzios is an expert at the EU Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) since 2005, where he manages the programme on Cyber Crisis Cooperation and Exercises. He was the coordinator of the pan European cyber exercises, Cyber Europe 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016; he co-organised the first EU-US cyber exercise, Cyber Atlantic 2011, and coordinated the EuroSOPEx 2012 and 2016 exercises for the EU public CSIRTs. Other projects include studies on cyber contingency planning, risk assessments, cyber-SOPs, resilience metrics and the Internet interconnection ecosystem. Prior to ENISA he worked as a Research Fellow in the Institute for Communication Systems, the UK's largest academic research centre in Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems. Dr. Trimintzios holds a BSc on Computer Science, an MSc on Computer Networks and Telecommunication both from the University of Crete and a PhD on IP Network and QoS Management from the University of Surrey, UK. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals, magazines and international conferences.
Dr Paul Vixie, CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.
 
Paul Vixie is an American computer scientist who was responsible for the DNS BIND software from 1989 to 1999, and is the author of a dozen or so Internet RFC documents about DNS. He also started the first anti-spam company (MAPS) in 1996, and was the founder and later president of the first U.S.-based commercial Internet Exchange (PAIX) in 1995. Since 2013 he has served as CEO of Farsight Security, home of the Security Information Exchange (SIE) and the world's leading Passive DNS database (DNSDB). He is co-inventor of the DNS Response Rate Limiting (RRL) and Response Policy Zone (RPZ) feature-sets now in widening use. He received his Ph.D. from Keio University in 2011, and was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014.
Ms Ann Väljataga, Researcher, NATO CCD COE
 
Ann Väljataga holds an MA in Law from the University of Tartu and an LLM in Law and Technology from Tallinn University of Technology. Before joining NATO CCD COE’s Law Branch as a Researcher, she conducted legal research at the Estonian Human Rights Centre, where she focused on privacy and data protection, and at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), where her main areas of interest included fundamental rights implications of large scale surveillance and biometric borders.
Ms Eliza Watt, Visiting Lecturer/Doctoral Researcher, University of Westminster
 
Eliza Watt is a Visiting Lecturer and a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Westminster, London. She has obtained an LLB, LLM and LLM degrees from University of Westminster and King’s College London. She is a non-practicing barrister, called to the British Bar at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Having worked as a legal consultant for an environmental remediation company, she returned to academia and will be submitting her PhD thesis in the Autumn of 2017, titled ‘Cyberspace, Surveillance, Law and Privacy’. She has presented her research at a number of conferences, including University College London and published in The International Journal of Human Rights.
Dr-Ing Konrad Wrona, Principal Scientist, Cyber Security Capability Design, NATO Communications and Information Agency
 
Dr.-Ing. Konrad Wrona currently holds a Principal Scientist position at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency in The Hague, The Netherlands. Konrad Wrona has almost 20 years of work experience in an industrial (Ericsson Research and SAP Research) and in an academic (RWTH Aachen University, Media Lab Europe, and Rutgers University) research and development environment. He has received his M.Eng. in Telecommunications from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2005. He is an author and a co-author of over 60 publications, as well as a co-inventor of several patents. The areas of his professional interests include broad range of security issues - in communication networks, wireless and mobile applications, distributed systems, and Internet of Things. Konrad Wrona is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Senior Member of the ACM and a member of IACR.
Ms Kim Zetter, Author, 'Countdown to Zero Day'
 
Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and book author who who has been covering computer security and the hacking underground since 1999, first for PC World magazine and more recently for WIRED, where she wrote about security, cybercrime, surveillance and civil liberties for more than a decade. She has broken numerous stories over the years about NSA surveillance, WikiLeaks, and the hacker underground and has three times been voted one of the top ten security journalists in the U.S. by her journalism peers and security industry professionals. In 2014, she published a highly-acclaimed book about Stuxnet, a sophisticated digital weapon that was launched by the U.S. and Israel to sabotage Iran’s uranium enrichment program. The book, titled Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon, was published by Crown/Random House.
Dr Joanna Świątkowska, The Programme Director, European Cybersecurity Forum
 
Dr. Joanna Świątkowska is the Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum, the Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal, and a Senior Research Fellow of the Kosciuszko Institute. From 2016 to 2017 she was a member of the Advisory Group for Cybersecurity of the Republic of Poland working within the Polish Presidential National Bureau of Security (NBS). She has been involved in numerous high profile national and international cybersecurity initiatives. In 2014 she took part in the Sino-European Cyber Dialogue held in Geneva and Beijing. She often cooperates with Polish public institutions, including, among others, NBS. In the framework of the National Forum of Security organized by NBS, she contributed to the cyber doctrine of Poland. She also advised the Supreme Audit Office in terms of cybersecurity control in Poland. Dr. Świątkowska is the author of numerous articles, reports, and analyses concerning cybersecurity. She often speaks at national and international conferences and seminars on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. In 2016 she took part in the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) on Cybersecurity and Government Interoperability. Dr. Świątkowska holds a PhD in the field of Political Science she works at the Pedagogical University of Kraków.