COSAC 2024 COSAC Connect COSAC APAC 2024

COSAC is proud to bring a diverse group of seasoned information security experts to our first virtual event. Click on a speaker below to view their profile.

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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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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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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