Ireland COSAC Connect Melbourne

COSAC 2021's virtual format holds post-session networking as a priority, providing unparalleled access to industry experts, long after the day's sessions have finished.

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Chris Blunt Security Architect, Aflac NI (Northern Ireland)

Chris Blunt

Security Architect, Aflac NI (Northern Ireland)

Chris is a seasoned cybersecurity professional. He has recently moved to Belfast from New Zealand where he co-founded and ran a highly successful information security and privacy consultancy. He is an exponent of business-driven security and is passionate about delivering pragmatic advice that enables organisations to achieve their business objectives.
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Hugh Boyes Principal Engineer, University of Warwick (UK)

Hugh Boyes

Principal Engineer, University of Warwick (UK)

Hugh Boyes is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and holds the CISSP. He divides his time between working as a Principal Engineer at the University of Warwick and undertaking cyber security consultancy assignments. Hugh is a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES).
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Steven Bradley Consulting Security Architect, Cyber Enterprise Modelling (Belgium)

Steven Bradley

Consulting Security Architect, Cyber Enterprise Modelling (Belgium)

Steven is a SCP with 10+ years’ experience in the SABSA methodology. He works as an independent Security Architect and develops a research interest in model-driven approaches to security architecture - a topic on which he has presented at COSAC 2018, COSAC 2019 and COSAC APAC 2019. Steven has authored a paper for The SABSA Institute on the topic of security modelling with ArchiMate which is now being developed via a joint SABSA Institute / Open Group Working Group.
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Phil Bridgham Principal Investigator, Northrop Grumman (USA)

Phil Bridgham

Principal Investigator, Northrop Grumman (USA)

Dr. Phillip Bridgham is a Cyber Architect and researcher for Northrop Grumman and applies AI, Machine Learning, and Information Fusion techniques to achieve advanced automation and risk management. Dr. Bridgham brings 25 years of software engineering and technical leadership experience across a wide range of industries, including: Aerospace, Industrial Controls, Robotics, Banking and Finance, Medical Devices, Fraud Detection, Risk Analysis, and more.
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Mike Broome Senior Software Engineer, Tanium (USA)

Mike Broome

Senior Software Engineer, Tanium (USA)

Mike is a senior software engineer with a background that runs the gamut from developing large-scale enterprise IT security and IT operations software at Tanium to working on low-level embedded networking software at Cisco and IBM to wrangling industrial control systems at a startup. Throughout his career, he's been passionate about software security.
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Glen Bruce Director, Deloitte (Canada)

Glen Bruce

Director, Deloitte (Canada)

Glen Bruce is focused on Security Strategies, Architectures, PKI and Governance supporting business and governments in their approach to managing information security risk. He has over 47 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, policies, PKI and infrastructure implementations in support of both business and technical requirements.
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John Budenske Cyber Security & Systems Engineering Architect, General Dynamics Mission Systems (USA)

John Budenske

Cyber Security & Systems Engineering Architect, General Dynamics Mission Systems (USA)

Dr. John Budenske is a life-long renaissance technologist and entrepreneur with an interest in autonomy, cyber resiliency, robotics, & intelligent agents. He has 30+ years of R&D experience in robotics, autonomous systems, cyber security, IoT, and human-robot interactions. His M.S. and Ph.D. were accomplished at the University of Minnesota, and he holds the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) accreditation. He is currently employed at General Dynamics Mission Systems in Bloomington, MN, as a Cyber-Security & Systems Engineering Architect working on cyber-security for embedded systems.
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Rob Campbell Enterprise Security Architect, Secure Constitution Ltd (UK)

Rob Campbell

Enterprise Security Architect, Secure Constitution Ltd (UK)

A Security Architect with 30 years IT experience, the last 23 in Information Security. I have been formally trained in security consultancy and architecture methodologies. These include Togaf Enterprise Architecture methodology (including Archimate) and of course SABSA. I have 10+ years in the financial/insurance sectors and another 10+ years experience in the Government sector. In that time I have developed security strategy, performed risk assessment and compliance roles as well as designed, developed and implemented solutions compliant with industry standards.
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John Ceraolo CISO, Sentry Data Systems (USA)

John Ceraolo

CISO, Sentry Data Systems (USA)

Mr. Ceraolo has been an information security professional for over 25 years in industries ranging from publishing, software, automotive, mobile technology and now healthcare analytics. He has frequently spoken at COSAC and other US-based security conferences. He holds his CISM, CISSP, and CISA as well as his Masters in Information Assurance from Norwich University.
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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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Andreas Dannert Head of Security Architecture, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)

Andreas Dannert

Head of Security Architecture, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)

Andreas is currently the interim Head of Security Architecture at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. At SCB he is responsible for a core Security Architecture team that is delivering the organization’s Security Architecture Framework, Strategy, and relevant Security Capabilities. Before this he was a Principal Enterprise Security Architect at Australia’s national broadband network (nbn), which is a government owned enterprise, providing critical infrastructure services to millions of Australians.
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Jim de Haas Cloud Security Wizard, ABN AMRO Bank – Global Security Office (Netherlands)

Jim de Haas

Cloud Security Wizard, ABN AMRO Bank – Global Security Office (Netherlands)

With 15+ years in information security Jim de Haas has experience in a wide range of security topics like physical security and IT security. For the past eight years I worked for ABN AMRO in the global security office. He is specialised in cloud computing security and former secretary of the ABN AMRO cloud governance body. Currently engaged as security engineer in the banks AWS team.
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Dimitrios Delivasilis Managing Director, Qiomos (UK)

Dimitrios Delivasilis

Managing Director, Qiomos (UK)

Strong technology executive, specializing in business-driven security architectures and business risk control management. I have more than 16 years of extensive experience gained within information security consultancy firms as well as financial services and telecom organizations. During the last eight years I have been offering enterprise security strategy services to C-Level executives across Europe due to my ability to simplify complex technological issues.
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Simon Devlin Head of Security Architecture, Tesco (UK)

Simon Devlin

Head of Security Architecture, Tesco (UK)

I currently lead the Security Architecture and Application Security teams at the UK’s largest retailer. My career path is probably typical for someone of my age. I started on a technical helpdesk before Ethernet became the de-facto network connectivity standard and progressed into Unix ops, where on my second ever nightshift, the UPS exploded. Not quite a trial by fire, but pretty close. A decade or more of Cisco, Firewall-1 and IDS fun led me into what’s now called application security, and through job title inflation somewhere along the line, I found I was a security architect.
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Todd Fitzgerald CISO & Cybersecurity Leadership, CISO Spotlight (USA)

Todd Fitzgerald

CISO & Cybersecurity Leadership, CISO Spotlight (USA)

Todd has built and led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs for 20 years across multiple industries. Todd serves as Executive In Residence and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016-17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, and named Ponemon Institute Fellow. Fitzgerald authored CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers.
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Nick Galletto Global Cyber Risk Lead, Deloitte (Canada)

Nick Galletto

Global Cyber Risk Lead, Deloitte (Canada)

Nick Galletto has over 30 years of experience in information technology, networking, systems management and information security management. He has accumulated extensive experience in the management, design, development and implementation of cyber risk management programs. Over the last several years Nick’s primary focus has been helping clients with the development and implementation of cyber risk management solutions both for IT and OT, making these organizations more cyber resilient.
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Matthew Gerry Postgraduate - MSc Information Security, Royal Holloway University of London (UK)

Matthew Gerry

Postgraduate - MSc Information Security, Royal Holloway University of London (UK)

Matthew is a postgraduate student at Royal Holloway, reading MSc Information Security. Having graduated from the University of Bradford with a degree in Business Economics, he has spent the last 5 years working within treasury for organisations in office space, oil & gas, and the finance sector. He has always had a passion for computing and is a big believer that digital security has become a defining issue of our time. This has prompted him to pursue a career in security. He has a keen interest in the impact of technology and digitalisation on core public services such as healthcare.
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Marten Gerssen Freelance Security Consultant, unConceptual (Belgium)

Marten Gerssen

Freelance Security Consultant, unConceptual (Belgium)

After graduating in Control Engineering, Marten started his professional career in Telecom Network Management at Alcatel in 1996, holding various pre-sales and marketing positions. In 2010, Marten founded unConceptual as an independent consulting company, growing from IT project management into IT Security. Customers include energy, telecom, government and banking sector. In those 10 years, the focus evolved to Identity and Access Management with projects in IAM overhaul, Privileged Access Management and IAM strategy.
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Efrain Gonzalez Retired, Cybersecurity Architect (USA)

Efrain Gonzalez

Retired, Cybersecurity Architect (USA)

Efrain Gonzalez is a veteran of the Cyber Wars with over 40 years of Information Technology and cybersecurity experience in the energy and financial industries. Purely by accident, Efrain found that when he tried to make his non-security friends laugh by telling them security jokes, they just didn’t get it. Having to explain his jokes, he found that it gave him a chance to teach his friends the security terms and concepts behind the humor. Although far from becoming security evangelists, his friends are now more open and receptive to the idea of security in general.
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Wendy Goucher Cyber Security, Risk & Awareness Consultant, Goucher Consulting (UK)

Wendy Goucher

Cyber Security, Risk & Awareness Consultant, Goucher Consulting (UK)

Wendy Goucher is a Cyber Security, Risk and Awareness Consultant at Goucher Consulting. Her current range of work includes reviewing and revising incident response and risk management for an organisation within Scottish Government as well as looking at making security awareness messages relevant to staff working from home. Wendy also writes, mostly books at the moment. She is the author of the successful ‘Nettie in Cyberland’ series of books which use stories to start the conversation about cyber security between children around the age of five and their parents and carers.
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Simon Griffin Senior Enterprise Security Architect, AXA (UK)

Simon Griffin

Senior Enterprise Security Architect, AXA (UK)

I’ve been working at AXA for nearly 20 years in a number of global roles including security consultancy, engineering and presently as an enterprise security architect within AXA’s Group Operations organisation. I have so far achieved SABSA SCF, attended both the A1 and A3 courses and hope to start work on my paper for Practitioner soon. I spend most of my time taking a business driven approach to security and utilising what I’ve learned from SABSA in developing our security reference model.
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Rob Hale Fellow, Lockheed Martin (USA)

Rob Hale

Fellow, Lockheed Martin (USA)

Rob is a Lockheed Martin Fellow with over 25 years of experience in information systems and security. During his career he has been responsible for conducting and supporting information assurance and cyber security activities for federal, state and commercial organisations in the defense, law enforcement, financial services, utility and healthcare industries. Additionally, he has designed and implemented secure networks to support nuclear emergency response teams and top US banks.
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G. Mark Hardy President, National Security Corporation (USA)

G. Mark Hardy

President, National Security Corporation (USA)

G. Mark serves as President of National Security Corporation, an information security management consulting firm he founded in 1988. He has been providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 30 years, and is the author of over 100 articles and presentations on security, privacy, and leadership. A graduate of Northwestern University and Loyola University, he holds a BS in Computer Science, a BA in Mathematics, a Masters in Business Administration.
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Simon Harvey Platform Manager - Identity, Suncorp Group (Australia)

Simon Harvey

Platform Manager - Identity, Suncorp Group (Australia)

Simon is a Security Professional with 25 years of Security-related Research, Business & Management experience. He is currently manages Identity at a large financial services organisation; In addition to being extremely late at submitting his SABSA Advanced exam (sorry David!), he is an accredited instructor for Mental Health First Aid Australia; and speaks widely about Mental Health in IT/InfoSec.
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Michael Hirschfeld Director, David Lynas Consulting (Australia)

Michael Hirschfeld

Director, David Lynas Consulting (Australia)

Michael has 20 years’ experience in Information Security and is a Director of David Lynas Consulting and the Chair of the SABSA Founders Bursary. He has provided high level assistance on information security related matters to a range of clients within Australia and internationally. He was formerly the Chief Information Officer and CISO at the Australian Commonwealth Department of Finance where he had executive responsibility for ICT as well as physical security.
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Martin Hopkins Consultant, Attributive Security (UK)

Martin Hopkins

Consultant, Attributive Security (UK)

Martin is an independent information security consultant with a current focus on security advisory to small businesses in the UK. He has over 25 years’ experience in technology, primarily in security related fields. A regular speaker on cyber security topics, he is a strong advocate of business driven security, security architecture and secure software development practices.
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Jaco Jacobs Senior Security Principal, Accenture (Netherlands)

Jaco Jacobs

Senior Security Principal, Accenture (Netherlands)

Jaco is Cyber Operations and Resilience offering lead for Europe at Accenture Security based out of the Netherlands. He has been a “security guy” for around 19 years during which time he has provided security services to several companies in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the US. He has spent a large part of his career developing security IP and services and co-authoring security publications.
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Siân John MBE Director SCI Business Development, Microsoft (UK)

Siân John MBE

Director SCI Business Development, Microsoft (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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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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Dan Klein Chief Data Officer, Valtech / United Nations (UK)

Dan Klein

Chief Data Officer, Valtech / United Nations (UK)

Dan Klein has two roles – lead of Environmental Data for the UN Big Data Working Group and Chief Data Officer for Valtech. At the UN, he is part of the team deploying a global collaboration platform for international datasets, methods and results, to drive improvements in the 17 Sustaianble Developmernt Goals. In Valtech, he looks after all things ‘data’, delivering differentiated value to our clients. He is fascinated by how the use of data can disrupt existing business models and revels in being able to tell novel stories with information that engages.
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Karel Koster Manager IT - Information Security, FedEx Express Int (Netherlands)

Karel Koster

Manager IT - Information Security, FedEx Express Int (Netherlands)

Karel Koster is an information security professional with over 15 years of experience is various information security roles. He currently manages an international team of security analyst for FedEx Express, owning and executing various GRC process for FedEx international. Prior to FedEx Karel fulfilled positions as Head of information security, information security officer, security architect and operational risk manager within financial services companies.
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Rosanna Kurrer Managing Director, CyberWayFinder (Belgium)

Rosanna Kurrer

Managing Director, 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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John Leach Owner, John Leach Information Security Ltd (UK)

John Leach

Owner, John Leach Information Security Ltd (UK)

I have been an Information Risk and Security professional for more than 30 years. I have held senior positions in the security teams of a number of organisations, including NatWest Bank, and led the security teams for the UK branches of two US boutique technical consultancies. In late 2002, I formed JLIS to enable me to provide my unique brand of Security Risk Management consultancy services independently.
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Ashling Lupiani Recent Graduate, (USA)

Ashling Lupiani

Recent Graduate, (USA)

Ashling is a neuroscientist & biomedical engineer with experience in speech and motor research. She has spent 5 years running neurorehabilitation studies with human participants. As part of this work, she co-authored 5 papers and presented at international conferences in Toronto & Boston. She also has an interest in hacking & social engineering, attending conferences such as DEFCON for 8 years. She earned a BA in Neuroscience from Boston University in 2017, and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill and NC State.
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Lisa Lorenzin Director, Transformation Strategy, Zscaler (USA)

Lisa Lorenzin

Director, Transformation Strategy, Zscaler (USA)

Lisa is Director of Transformation Strategy at Zscaler, specializing in secure application access and digital transformation. For more than 20 years, she has worked in a variety of network and information security roles and has contributed to open standards for endpoint integrity and network security from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Lisa is currently focused on helping customers achieve their security goals and create a seamless user experience across cloud and mobile environments through the use of cloud-delivered zero trust access solutions.
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David Lynas Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas

Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas is currently enjoying his thirty-eighth 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 CEO of David Lynas Consulting.
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Valerie Lyons COO & PhD Scholar, BH Consulting & DCU (Ireland)

Valerie Lyons

COO & PhD Scholar, BH Consulting & DCU (Ireland)

I am an accomplished Information Security Risk Manager for the last two decades, with extensive experience at senior management level. I am also a fully qualified executive coach, with a Masters in Business and Leadership. I became aware that industry was becoming hugely focussed on addressing security and privacy through the compliance lens. Seeking to find a more sustainable and effective way to address these risks, I traded my senior management position for the opportunity to undertake a PhD.
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Derek Middlemiss Head of Security Solutions - EMEA, Check Point Software Technologies (UK)

Derek Middlemiss

Head of Security Solutions - EMEA, Check Point Software Technologies (UK)

Starting out as a hardware engineer for Texas Instruments more than 30 years ago, I have the honor of spending my entire career at the high end of IT. From cutting my teeth on Xenix System V and SCO Unix systems to managing an elite team of EMEA wide Security Experts for Check Point Software Technologies Derek have had an interesting career to thus far. His current role covers a wide range of integrated security infrastructure including Hybrid Datacenters, Cloud Native, Remote Office Infrastructure, Advanced Threat Prevention and Security Orchestration and Automation.
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Kathleen Mullin CISO, Healthmap Solutions, Inc. (USA)

Kathleen Mullin

CISO, Healthmap Solutions, Inc. (USA)

Kate Mullin CISSP, CCSFP is CISO at Healthmap Solutions, Inc. & an influential information security practitioner with 30+ years of experience. Kate has been a VCISO and was CISO at various organizations, including publicly traded (WageWorks), private equity (HealthPlan Services, HPS), not-for-profit (Adventist Health), and governmental entities (Tampa Airport, TIA); establishing the role at TIA and HPS. Throughout her career, Kathleen has volunteered and participated in maturing information security as a profession. Kate currently volunteers with ISC(2).
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Lori Murray Systems Engineer, Iowa State University (USA)

Lori Murray

Systems Engineer, Iowa State University (USA)

Lori Murray is a Senior Advanced 3 Information Assurance Systems Engineer, currently enrolled at Iowa State University as a PhD student studying Computer Engineering. She has her Masters of Science degrees in Information Assurance and Business Analytics from Iowa State University, along with her CISSP. Lori has 15 years of experience between Systems Engineering as a Cyber Security SME building security architecture from requirements definition to design.
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Ernest Ngassam General Manager: Information Security Architecture and Technical Excellence, MTN Group (South Africa)

Ernest Ngassam

General Manager: Information Security Architecture and Technical Excellence, MTN Group (South Africa)

Prof. Dr. Ernest Ketcha Ngassam is currently the General Manager: Information Security Architecture & Technical Excellence at MTN Group. He is also Professor Extraordinaire of Computer Science at the School of Computing, UNISA, and holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria. He was the Chief Architect (Research Expert) at the SAP Innovation Centre in Pretoria and recently spent some times at Cell C as a Senior consultant in Technical Programme Management for MVNOs. He has published and presented numerous academic papers in various scientific forums internationally.
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John O'Leary President, O'Leary Management Education (USA)

John O'Leary

President, O'Leary Management Education (USA)

John O'Leary, CISSP, is President of O’Leary Management Education. His background spans four decades as an active practitioner in information systems, IT Security and contingency planning. He has designed, implemented and managed security and recovery for networks ranging from single site to multinational. John has trained tens of thousands of practitioners, and conducted on-site programs at major corporations and government facilities worldwide. John was the recipient of the 2004 COSAC award.
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Alex Parkinson Senior Security Architect / Cyber Project Design Authority, Thales (Australia)

Alex Parkinson

Senior Security Architect / Cyber Project Design Authority, Thales (Australia)

Alex Parkinson is a senior cybersecurity architect at Thales Australia. Qualifications include a Master of Science (Internetworking), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and CISSP, CRISC and SABSA Practitioner (SCP) professional certifications. Alex has 30+ years of experience in understanding and dealing with complex systems and organisations in multiple sectors, including Defence and National Security, Trading and Financial Services and Mission Critical Engineering projects.
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Timothy Parsons Cyber Security Consultant, QinetiQ (UK)

Timothy Parsons

Cyber Security Consultant, QinetiQ (UK)

Working predominantly in the Defence and Security sectors, Tim’s career has focused on advanced information technology delivery, consultancy and strategy, especially aspects of Cyber security. His career has spanned the spectrum from research scientist, the management of innovative technology demonstrators, to providing strategic options to Board for Companies positioning to enter adjacent security markets.
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Bhupesh Rana Security Advisory and Standards - Information Security, AXA Group Operations (UK)

Bhupesh Rana

Security Advisory and Standards - Information Security, AXA Group Operations (UK)

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Mark Rasch Chief Counsel, National Security Corporation (USA)

Mark Rasch

Chief Counsel, National Security Corporation (USA)

Mark Rasch is an internationally recognized cyber attorney and technology risk executive, with a distinguished record establishing and leading world-class data privacy and resiliency, security consulting, incident response and investigations practices for commercial and government organizations. More than 30 years’ in information security, and high-technology litigation and advisory across the critical infrastructure. Highly sought as one of the world’s leading legal (cyber) experts.
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Helvi Salminen Security Advisor, (Finland)

Helvi Salminen

Security Advisor, (Finland)

Helvi Salminen has worked in information security since June 1990, first as security analyst and since April 2000 as information security manager. Before starting information security tasks she has 12 years experience in systems development. Helvi is founder member of Finnish Information Security Association which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Helvi is qualified CISA, CISSP & SABSA & was awarded as CISO of the year in Finland 2014.
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Char Sample Chief Scientist Cybersecurity Cybercore, Idaho National Laboratory (USA)

Char Sample

Chief Scientist Cybersecurity Cybercore, Idaho National Laboratory (USA)

Dr. Char Sample is Chief Scientist Cybersecurity at the Idaho National Laboratory and a research fellow with the University of Warwick, UK. Dr. Sample has over 20 years experience in the information security industry. Most recently Dr. Sample has been advancing the research into the role of national culture in cyber security events. Presently Dr. Sample is continuing research on modeling cyber behaviors by culture, other areas of research are information weaponization and complexity.
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Frans Sauermann Security Architect, MTN Group (South Africa)

Frans Sauermann

Security Architect, MTN Group (South Africa)

Frans Sauermann is currently the Senior manager: Information Systems Security Architecture at MTN Group. He holds 29 certifications related to information security architecture from The Open Group, SABSA, ISACA, ISC^2, AXELOS, PMI, EC-Council, Cloud security alliance and others, as well as a master’s in cyber security at CSU. He has over 15 years’ experience with information security, 12 of which spent with MTN and has been involved in multiple projects related to information security during that time.
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Roland Schad Senior Cyber Security Architect, E.ON (Germany)

Roland Schad

Senior Cyber Security Architect, E.ON (Germany)

Roland Schad started his career in the area of border security at Siemens, creating automatism to effectively control Internet Access Services globally and establishing worldwide functionalities like Corporate Spam-protection, designing a high security data center and much more. During his time at BWI, the full-service provider for the German Armed Forces, he created the Enterprise Architecture Management based on several Frameworks such as ITIL, IREB, TOGAF, Archimate, SABSA. At innogy (now E.ON) Roland Schad took up the challenge to create an Enterprise Security Architecture.
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Esther Schagen-van Luit CISO, Deloitte (Netherlands)

Esther Schagen-van Luit

CISO, Deloitte (Netherlands)

Esther is a Specialist in Security Architecture at Deloitte Cyber Risk Services. Her ambition is to be a Leading Lady In Cyber, who is the best in her craft (security architecture) and makes societal impact as a role model through making girls & women feel they (could) belong in world of cybersecurity. For her work on getting more women into Cyber, Esther has been awarded prizes and nominations such as the Cybersecurity Award, Techionista Award, VIVA400 and Change in Business Award.
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Ilker Sertler Enterprise Security Architect, Capgemini (UK)

Ilker Sertler

Enterprise Security Architect, Capgemini (UK)

Ilker helps organisations build modern practices and capabilities delivering cybersecurity and enterprise agility in harmony. He is a researcher and practitioner with 20+ years of diverse professional experience within large enterprises. His research and work practice focus on architecting cybersecurity for modern delivery models and practices such as Agile, DevOps and the cloud. Previously, Ilker assumed various consultative roles for leading technology solution providers and he is currently working for Capgemini UK within the Security Architecture practice.
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Timothy Sewell CIO / CISO, Reveal Risk (USA)

Timothy Sewell

CIO / CISO, Reveal Risk (USA)

Tim is a lifelong technology and security enthusiast with broad experience in multiple industries. He spent over a decade at Lockheed Martin designing and deploying solutions to some of the hardest cybersecurity problems in the national security space: Cryptography, weapon systems, aircraft, satellites, critical networks, APTs, hardware security, supply chain and third-party security, anti-tamper and industrial control systems using a blend of best-of-breed from the commercial space, coupled with groundbreaking custom technology.
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Malcolm Shore Chief Security Architect, David Lynas Consulting (New Zealand)

Malcolm Shore

Chief Security Architect, David Lynas Consulting (New Zealand)

Dr Shore completed a BSc in Computer Science at the University of London before emigrating to New Zealand where he held positions with RNZAF & Government Communications Security Bureau before completing his PhD at Otago University. He has held Head of Security positions in both Telecom New Zealand, and in NBN Co, where he was responsible for satisfying compliance with the Australian Protective Security Policy Framework. Malcolm was also the Technical Director for BAE Systems Australia.
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Martin Sivorn Head of Cybersecurity, Cabinet Office, UK Government (UK)

Martin Sivorn

Head of Cybersecurity, Cabinet Office, UK Government (UK)

Martin built and lead the first cyber security capability for prestigious global news organisation The Financial Times for many years, building a team spanning 2 continents that plays a pivotal role in protecting FT systems and data, and the integrity of the FT's journalistic content. Having a dedicated cyber security capability has enabled the business to expand into new ventures like investigative journalism, made possible with a secure whistle-blowing platform.
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John Sluiter Lead Global Enterprise Security Architect, AXA (UK)

John Sluiter

Lead Global Enterprise Security Architect, AXA (UK)

As member of the AXA Group Enterprise Security Architecture team, John leads development of the Enterprise Security Architecture as part of the Global Target Architecture, as well as contributing to various strategic programmes and topics such as global workplace, API management and DLP. Before joining AXA early 2016, John worked as security architect for business and IT consultancies for the most part of his career, working on TOGAF and SABSA integration amongst others.
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Nick Spenceley Director, Primary Key Associates (UK)

Nick Spenceley

Director, Primary Key Associates (UK)

Nick is an experienced technical specialist with particular subject matter expertise in the application of technology to solve complex problems in secure environments. He consults on business change, system architecture and design, legal disputes, security accreditation and engineering processes. He has over 30 years’ experience in managing significant project portfolios and programmes for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Detica and Logica (now CGI).
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Andrew S. Townley Chief Executive, Archistry (South Africa)

Andrew S. Townley

Chief Executive, Archistry (South Africa)

Andrew S. Townley helps information and cyber security leaders build more effective security programs by applying 25 years of hard-won lessons across a diverse career from starting as a Software Engineer to building Archistry from the ground-up starting in 2006. Andrew is an international speaker, published author and thought leader on Information Security, Security Architecture, SABSA, Risk Management, Enterprise Architecture, SOA and Technology Strategy, and he has extensive practical, hands-on experience working in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and Brazil.
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Dennis van den Berg Security Principal, Accenture (Netherlands)

Dennis van den Berg

Security Principal, Accenture (Netherlands)

Dennis is a Security Innovation Principal within the Cyber Defence Services domain of Accenture Security in the Netherlands. Dennis joined Accenture in 2013, after he completed his MSc in Network & Information Security. Since, he worked on a multitude of cybersecurity strategy, architecture, and transformation engagements helping clients in the Netherlands and abroad become cyber resilient businesses.
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Raymond van Dijk Enterprise Security Architect, Alliander (Netherlands)

Raymond van Dijk

Enterprise Security Architect, Alliander (Netherlands)

Raymond is an Enterprise Security Architect at Alliander. He believes that in today's complex (cloud, agile and (partly) outsourced) environments it is imperative that security is built-in and strives for business enablement. He is using the digital transformation to improve the usability of security and push for security innovation.
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Patrick Wheeler Mentor / Director, CyberWayFinder (Belgium)

Patrick Wheeler

Mentor / Director, CyberWayFinder (Belgium)

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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Todd Wilkinson Chief Information Security Architect, Elanco Animal Health (USA)

Todd Wilkinson

Chief Information Security Architect, Elanco Animal Health (USA)

Todd Wilkinson has been in the technology Industry for 23 years and most recently is serving as the Chief Information Security Architect for Elanco Animal building their new security program as part of a divestiture and IPO. He has advised and was accountable for the technology direction and product development of solutions that Elanco offers to our animal health customers, developed innovation in disease detection, wearables, implantable and mobile imaging capabilities with Elanco.
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