COSAC 2023 COSAC Connect COSAC APAC 2024

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David Lynas Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas

Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas is currently enjoying his 41st year of experience in Information Security, during which he has been invited to provide strategic advice to governments and industry clients on every continent. A globally renowned Enterprise Security Architect, Security Strategist, and Thought-Leader, he is the co-author of SABSA (the world’s leading free-use, open-source Security Architecture Methodology), CEO of the SABSA Institute and CEO of David Lynas Consulting.
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Siân John MBE Chief Technology Officer, NCC Group (UK)

Siân John MBE

Chief Technology Officer, NCC Group (UK)

Siân John MBE is EMEA/APJ Director of Cybersecurity Strategy at Microsoft. She leads a team of chief security advisors in EMEA and APJ who work with Microsoft’s customers as they evolve their security strategy to support digital transformation and cloud adoption. Siân has worked in Cybersecurity for nearly 25 years across strategy, business risk, privacy, and technology. Siân is a recognised thought leader in the industry. She is Chair of both techUK’s CyberSecurity Management committee and the Digital Economy Advisory Board for the UK Research Councils.
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Chris Blunt Enterprise Security Architect, ESO (Northern Ireland)

Chris Blunt

Enterprise Security Architect, ESO (Northern Ireland)

Chris is the Enterprise Security Architect for a SaaS provider specialising in software and data analytics for health and fire services. He is a seasoned cybersecurity professional and is passionate about business-driven security and delivering pragmatic advice that enables organisations to achieve their business objectives.
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Andy Clark Director, Primary Key Associates (UK)

Andy Clark

Director, Primary Key Associates (UK)

Prof Clark is an acknowledged expert in Cryptography, I.S. Security, Systems Engineering, Information Forensics & Cyber Security. He has worked in the field of Computer and Information Systems Security and Cryptology since 1984 and is a registered expert witness with 20+ years’ experience of presenting computer and information systems evidence in a wide range of criminal & civil cases. He is a co-author of the SABSA Blue Book & was the first recipient of the COSAC award.
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Valerie Lyons COO, BH Consulting (Ireland)

Valerie Lyons

COO, BH Consulting (Ireland)

Included in the ‘Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in Europe’, Dr. Lyons is an accomplished and driven cybersecurity & privacy leadership expert, with 20+ years experience in financial services e.g., she served as Head of Information Security Risk in KBC Bank for almost 15 years. COO for BH Consulting since 2015, Valerie has a strong focus on team development and mentoring, with excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills. Valerie has an in-depth knowledge of European data protection law and practices, and frequently presents at renowned international security and privacy conferences.
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Rosanna Kurrer Educator, CyberWayFinder (Belgium)

Rosanna Kurrer

Educator, CyberWayFinder (Belgium)

Rosanna runs a rapidly expanding European platform growing next-generation diverse cyber security professionals. She consults and leads design think, corporate innovation and coding seminars to corporates and individuals (e.g. BNP Paribas, Salesforce.com, the 27 EU Director Generals as individuals). An accomplished public speaker, she emphasizes the doing of things. A native of the Philippines, via formal architecture education in Japan she now identifies as German and Belgian.
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Patrick Wheeler Security Architect, CyberWayFinder (Luxembourg)

Patrick Wheeler

Security Architect, CyberWayFinder (Luxembourg)

Leader of Transformative Security Initiatives: Patrick Wheeler is a specialist in combatting cybercrime and has been involved in IT consulting, business and security for over 20 years. Originally from California’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco, and now as a naturalized Belgian he focuses on the European Financial sector (e.g. SWIFT, Euroclear, BNP Paribas) specializing in security, compliance and innovation with rubric of ‘Cybrepreneurship’ which he defines as including opportunistic approaches to enterprise cyber security program uplift as well as business-leading topics.
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David Lynas Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas

Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas is currently enjoying his 41st year of experience in Information Security, during which he has been invited to provide strategic advice to governments and industry clients on every continent. A globally renowned Enterprise Security Architect, Security Strategist, and Thought-Leader, he is the co-author of SABSA (the world’s leading free-use, open-source Security Architecture Methodology), CEO of the SABSA Institute and CEO of David Lynas Consulting.
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Lesley Kipling Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft (UK)

Lesley Kipling

Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft (UK)

Previously lead investigator for Microsoft’s detection and response team (DaRT), Lesley has spent 16+ years responding to Microsoft customers’ largest and most impactful cybersecurity incidents. As Chief Security Advisor, she now provides customers, partners and agencies around the globe with deep insights into how and why security incidents happen, how to harden defences and more importantly, how to automate response and contain attacks with the power of the cloud and machine learning.
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Speakers

David Lynas Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas

Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas is currently enjoying his 41st year of experience in Information Security, during which he has been invited to provide strategic advice to governments and industry clients on every continent. A globally renowned Enterprise Security Architect, Security Strategist, and Thought-Leader, he is the co-author of SABSA (the world’s leading free-use, open-source Security Architecture Methodology), CEO of the SABSA Institute and CEO of David Lynas Consulting.
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Helvi Salminen Security Specialist, Thales DIS Finland Oy (Finland)

Helvi Salminen

Security Specialist, Thales DIS Finland Oy (Finland)

Helvi Salminen has worked in information security since June 1990, first as security analyst and from April 2000 until March 2020 as information security manager in a high security industrial environment. She has 30+ years experience in cryptographic systems management and various security frameworks, including ISO27001, Common Criteria and PCI Card vendor standards. Before her security career she has 12 years of experience in systems development.
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Glen Bruce Cybersecurity Consultant, GDB Cyber Security Consulting (Canada)

Glen Bruce

Cybersecurity Consultant, GDB Cyber Security Consulting (Canada)

Glen Bruce is focused on Security Strategies, Architectures, PKI and Governance supporting business and governments in their approach to managing information and cybersecurity risk. He has over 49 years of in-depth experience in IT consulting, systems management and technical positions. He has led many information security engagements, where he has helped clients establish effective strategies, governance, architectures, frameworks, policies, PKIs and infrastructure implementations in support of a wide range of business and technical requirements.
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