COSAC 2023 COSAC Connect COSAC APAC 2024

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

View our 2023 panel of international security speakers below. Click on a speaker to view their profile.

Harley Aw CISO, Phoenix HSL (Australia)

Harley Aw

CISO, Phoenix HSL (Australia)

Harley is an Information Security and IT industry veteran based in Sydney Australia with nearly 25 years in retail, tertiary education, hospitality, sport and gaming, financial, government and resources sectors. He is a certified digital forensic examiner, cybersecurity incident handler, a member of the GIAC Advisory Board, Founding Member of the SABSA Institute and a director of the SABSA Founders Bursary. He is currently the CISO of the international Phoenix Group.
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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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Ghariba Bourhidane Security Officer, P&V Group (Belgium)

Ghariba Bourhidane

Security Officer, P&V Group (Belgium)

Ghariba Bourhidane is a dreamer, sensitive and unconditional coffee lover. She is currently working with the CISO of an insurance company in Belgium. She coordinates IT-Security communication and handles security awareness campaigns, is responsible for the Third-party security risk management and deals with IT Project security aspects. She follows standards from authorities for updating incidents information related to market's trend. She has completed two university degrees: a Master’s in Business Sciences and a Master in Commercial Engineering specialised in Finance.
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Hugh Boyes Director, Bodvok Limited (UK)

Hugh Boyes

Director, Bodvok Limited (UK)

Hugh Boyes is a security adviser and was until December 2022 a principal fellow in the Cyber Security Centre at WMG, part of the University of Warwick. He is a Principal member of the UK NPSA-sponsored Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES). Hugh is the technical author of six security-related BSI Publicly Accessible Specifications and three publicly funded cyber security Codes of Practice covering the built environment, ports and port systems, and ships.
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Steven Bradley Consulting Security Architect, Cyber Enterprise Modelling (Belgium)

Steven Bradley

Consulting Security Architect, Cyber Enterprise Modelling (Belgium)

Steven is an independent security consultant based in Brussels with 25+ years in IT and has undertaken major assignments for clients in the national & European public sector, finance, telecoms & utilities. He also lends his support to local cyber initiatives. His work in recent years has broadened geographically while becoming more specialised in the field of security by design through automation and modelling, leading to the 2021 foundation of a niche consultancy in this domain. Steven holds security, architecture and privacy certifications including SABSA SCP and ArchiMate.
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Mark Brooks Consultant , Strident Consultancy Ltd. (UK)

Mark Brooks

Consultant , Strident Consultancy Ltd. (UK)

Mark Brooks is a consultant who specialises in advising the defence and security sector in the United Kingdom. He started his engineering career at British Telecom Research Labs in 1985 and joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1991, serving at home and overseas until he left in 2019 to join UK NACE (which he left in 2022). He now has several advisory roles and is a supporter of the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.
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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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Jon Cassam Senior Security Architect, PwC (UK)

Jon Cassam

Senior Security Architect, PwC (UK)

Jonathan is a Senior Manager in the PwC Cyber Security practice with diverse experience across both public and private sectors helping organisations tackle some of their most complex security challenges. Jonathan has proven delivery capability and offering real value to businesses with experience that covers a broad range of areas including, strategy, architecture, policy and procedures and training, with particular focus of security architecture and security operations.
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John Ceraolo Head of Information Security, Skilljar, Inc. (USA)

John Ceraolo

Head of Information Security, Skilljar, Inc. (USA)

John Ceraolo, an internationally recognized author, and speaker on multiple security topics including social engineering, security services and awareness, brings more than 30 years of experience in the information security industry. Ceraolo is currently the Head of Information Security at Skilljar, a Seattle-based customer education SaaS platform provider.
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Francesco Chiarini Founder & Chief Researcher, High Value Target

Francesco Chiarini

Founder & Chief Researcher, High Value Target

Francesco Chiarini has 18+ years experience in cybersecurity and he is the founder of the prestigious ISSA.org Cyber Resilience specialised community with over 1400 associates across the globe. In his day-to-day, he leads cyber resilience for a major financial institution with the aim to continuously assess and evolve the organisations’ defensive posture to sustainably stay ahead of the cyber threat. Francesco has received the global innovation award from the USA Consumer Brands Association in 2018 and is the 2021 volunteer of the year from ISSA.org.
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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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Lizzie Coles-Kemp Professor in Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)

Lizzie Coles-Kemp

Professor in Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)

Lizzie is a qualitative researcher who uses creative engagement methods to explore everyday practices of information production, protection, circulation, curation and consumption within and between communities. She took up a full-time academic post in 2008 and prior to joining Royal Holloway University of London she worked for 18 years as an information security practitioner. Lizzie’s focus is the intersection between perceptions and narratives of individual and community security and technological security.
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Mike Corby Consulting Director, M Corby & Associates (USA)

Mike Corby

Consulting Director, M Corby & Associates (USA)

Michael Corby has been a technology contributor since 1968. Starting as a data center technician, he held many technical, supervisory and executive positions for private and public organizations, including founding and enhancing consulting practices for several organizations including Gartner, Marsh & McLennan, Netigy, QinetiQ and his own practice.Mr. Corby has been a speaker for many years at COSAC and other global conferences as well as private corporate seminars.
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Steve Crewdson Lead Enterprise Security Architect , Virgin Atlantic (UK)

Steve Crewdson

Lead Enterprise Security Architect , Virgin Atlantic (UK)

Steve leads the Virgin Atlantic Security Architecture practice based in the Crawley, UK. His career has seen him work across an array of industry sectors and roles. Including central government, finance, utilities, retail, and media. As a consultant, pre-sales systems integrator architect, enterprise security architect and strategist, eloquently and effectively bridging business and technological domains. Strength in strategic thinking, strong passion for personal development and the exploration of human potential. Presented through a coaching leadership style.
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Simon Cross Head of Enterprise Security Direction, Lloyds Banking Group (UK)

Simon Cross

Head of Enterprise Security Direction, Lloyds Banking Group (UK)

As a security leader, I pride myself as being forward thinking, open, trusted, inclusive and accountable. Currently working as product owner for enterprise security design at Lloyds Banking Group. My team is challenging traditional norms to achieve an enterprise security system equipped to deal with the an expected turbulent future. There is life outside of working, surfing is my thing.
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Dimitrios Delivasilis CEO, Qiomos (UK)

Dimitrios Delivasilis

CEO, Qiomos (UK)

Strong technology executive, specialising in business-driven security strategy, architecture and operational resilience. Dimitrios has more than 22 years of extensive experience in leadership roles predominantly within financial services (Head of Enterprise Security Architecture at Visa and Global Head of Information Risk Strategy at HSBC). He has built a success record of simplifying security decisions, delivering future proof information security strategies and helping organisations implement their digital transformation plans with a commensurate level of assurance.
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Paul Dorey Visiting Professor , Royal Holloway University of London (UK)

Paul Dorey

Visiting Professor , Royal Holloway University of London (UK)

Paul Dorey has 35+ years experience in cyber security and enterprise risk management including digital security of IT and OT systems, resilience, privacy and information management. His leadership roles have included Global CISO at BP and Barclays and other CISO roles with global leadership of strategy, information security and risk management functions in financial services, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. He is facilitator for the UK Energy Emergencies Executive Cyber Security Task Group (E3CC) and the UK Aviation Cyber Security Forum.
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Todd Fitzgerald Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, CyberRisk Alliance (USA)

Todd Fitzgerald

Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, CyberRisk Alliance (USA)

Todd Fitzgerald promotes cybersecurity leadership collaboration and serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee. Todd authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Cybersecurity Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019) and ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success. Todd also hosts the popular SecurityWeekly CISO STORIES Podcast. He was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 IS Executive.
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Marten Gerssen Independent IAM Consultant, unConceptual (Netherlands)

Marten Gerssen

Independent IAM Consultant, unConceptual (Netherlands)

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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Duncan Hall Strategy & Planning Manager, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Manatū Aorere Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Duncan Hall

Strategy & Planning Manager, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Manatū Aorere Aotearoa (New Zealand)

I’m a member of The SABSA Institute (G001093), and a SABSA Chartered Security Architect (SCF13071903). Over many years I have contributed in pro bono voluntary capacities to numerous not-for-profit civil society organisations, professional societies, and authoring and reviewing good practice guidelines for software engineering. My ResearchGate site provides further information.
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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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Todd Holloway Security Strategy & Architecture Manager, EY (USA)

Todd Holloway

Security Strategy & Architecture Manager, EY (USA)

Extensive experience in global team management, enterprise security architecture, risk assessment, operations management, application security, and security strategy. Proven track record of architecting and implementing secure solutions to ensure protection of corporate goals and assets, as well as working with experts to enhance security posture of software and products. Leverages exemplary leadership, technical, analytical, and communication skills to resolve complex problems and maximize information security objectives while maintaining industry-leading standards of excellence.
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Lynette Hornung Principal Security Architecture Manager, Quisitive (USA)

Lynette Hornung

Principal Security Architecture Manager, Quisitive (USA)

Lynette Hornung is a Principal Security Architecture Manager with Quisitive. She has her MS in Information Assurance from Iowa State University, CIPP-US and SABSA security architecture certifications. She enjoys researching a variety of topics in information security, such as Artificial Intelligence and its many complexities, such as ethics, privacy and security.
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Jaco Jacobs Director of Consulting Services, David Lynas Consulting (Netherlands)

Jaco Jacobs

Director of Consulting Services, David Lynas Consulting (Netherlands)

Jaco is the Director of Consulting Services for David Lynas Consulting based out of the Netherlands. He has been a “security guy” for more than 25 years during which time he has provided security consulting services to many of the largest organizations around the world. He has spent most his career developing security IP, training and services for the largest global security providers as well as co-authoring several security publications.
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Gordon Jenkins Head of Security Architecture, Admiral (UK)

Gordon Jenkins

Head of Security Architecture, Admiral (UK)

Dr Gordon Jenkins heads up the security architecture team at Admiral Insurance in the UK. He has 25+ years’ experience in IT and security for large financial services organisations in the UK and US, across investment banking, life & pensions, asset management, and general insurance. He has worked as a security architect for the last 14 years, providing guidance to dozens of major business and infrastructure projects and helping to shape enterprise security functions.
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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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Dr. Connie Justice Professor, Boise State University (USA)

Dr. Connie Justice

Professor, Boise State University (USA)

Dr. Connie Justice is a Clinical Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology and Director of Cybersecurity Education and Experiential Learning, in the Computer Information and Graphics Department, IUPUI. Dr. Justice has over 30 years experience in the cybersecurity, computer and systems engineering field. Professor Justice is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP. Dr. Justice created the new BS Cybersecurity degree that will begin accepting student the fall of 2021.
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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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Jason Kobes Tech Fellow, Northrop Grumman (USA)

Jason Kobes

Tech Fellow, Northrop Grumman (USA)

Jason Kobes works as a Tech Fellow for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Jason has over 20 years of experience concentrated in security digital transformation, systems engineering, information systems design analytics, business/mission security architecture, enterprise risk management, information assurance research, and using AI for automation. Jason has a Master's of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) and a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Iowa State University. Jason holds a SABSA Practitioner of Risk and Governance as well as Architecture.
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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 roles. He currently manages a team of security analyst with a global remit at FedEx, owning implementing and executing various GRC processes. 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 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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Bruce Large OT Cyber Security Team Leader, Powerlink (Australia)

Bruce Large

OT Cyber Security Team Leader, Powerlink (Australia)

Bruce Large has 15 years experience working with IT and OT in network, telecommunications and system engineering roles. Bruce has worked in Electricity Generation & Transmission, Railway, Aviation, Emergency Services and Consulting industries. Bruce considers himself a security architecture enthusiast as well as an infrastructure tourist. He is a Foundation Chartered SABSA Architect (SCF), is (still..) working on his A3 SCP paper, holds the GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID) certificate and has attended Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security training at QUT.
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Robert Laurie Deputy CISO / Enterprise Security Architect, David Lynas Consulting (Australia)

Robert Laurie

Deputy CISO / Enterprise Security Architect, David Lynas Consulting (Australia)

Rob is an Enterprise Security Architect with 17+ years’ experience in the IT, Application and Security industries and holds several security designations within the sector. He is a committee member for the Australian Information Security Associates (AISA) and is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board.
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Anne Leslie Cloud Security , Cloud Risk & Controls Leader – IBM (France)

Anne Leslie

Cloud Security , Cloud Risk & Controls Leader – IBM (France)

Anne Leslie: is Cloud Risk & Controls Leader for IBM Cloud, focusing on financial services. Born in the Republic of Ireland, she now lives in Paris. She asked that she be introduced as a person who "brings people together who might not otherwise come together. Her LinkedIn mentions something about Securing Cloud-enabled business transformation for Europe’s banks, Hosting Podcasts, Public Speaking and something about being a ‘Change-Maker.’
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Genevieve Liveley Professor of Classics, University of Bristol (UK)

Genevieve Liveley

Professor of Classics, University of Bristol (UK)

Genevieve is Professor of Classics, RISCS Fellow, and Turing Fellow at the University of Bristol. As a narratologist, she has particular research interests in stories and their impact on futures thinking – especially in the context of emerging technologies and cyber security. She leads the Futures strand for the UKRI’s Digital Security by Design (DSbD) programme, and as RISCS Fellow, heads the ‘Anticipation and Futures Literacy’ research theme.
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Ashling Lupiani Cognitive Solutions Developer, City of Hope (USA)

Ashling Lupiani

Cognitive Solutions Developer, City of Hope (USA)

Ashling Lupiani ,SCF is a Cognitive Solutions Developer at the City of Hope. A neuroscientist, and biomedical engineer with experience in speech and gait research, she spent 5 years running neurorehabilitation engineering studies with human participants and conducting analysis to investigate sensorimotor systems. She co-authored 5 papers and presented at conferences in Toronto and Boston, and COSAC 28, 29 & 30. Ashling has a BA in Neuroscience from Boston University, & a MS in Biomedical Engineering from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill and NC State.
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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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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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Ross MacKenzie Head of Security Controls Assessment Information Security Group, Westpac (Australia)

Ross MacKenzie

Head of Security Controls Assessment Information Security Group, Westpac (Australia)

Ross MacKenzie is the Head of Security Architecture & Design at Westpac Banking Group, and is responsible Globally for the delivery of security architecture, design and security capabilities. Ross has over 15 years of experience in the information security field, and is based in Sydney, Australia. He is also SCF & SCP certified.
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André Mariën Information Security Consultant, MARSTA BV (Belgium)

André Mariën

Information Security Consultant, MARSTA BV (Belgium)

André Mariën is an accomplished information security expert with over 25 years of experience in the field. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep understanding of security policies, processes, and procedures, as well as risk management and application security. As an enterprise architect and security architect, André has had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent organizations in the world, crafting security strategies that protect against the ever-evolving threat landscape.
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Gábor Medve Head of Information Security , Yettel Hungary Plc. (Hungary)

Gábor Medve

Head of Information Security , Yettel Hungary Plc. (Hungary)

Gábor is a communication engineer by education and worked as system administrator during his studies where he has been influenced very early by information security. Working with information security since 2000 across different areas but always having the main aspect of how to deliver and maintain secure solutions, especially with respect to cross-organizational capabilities and cooperation. In the last three years focusing mainly on security governance and security quality assurance within mobile telecommunication industry.
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Kathleen Mullin CISO, My Virtual CISO (USA)

Kathleen Mullin

CISO, My Virtual CISO (USA)

Kate Mullin CISSP, CCSFP, CDPSE, SABSA SCF is an influential information security practitioner and international speaker with 25+ years of experience. Kate has been a VCISO and was CISO at various organizations, including privately owned (Cancer Treatment Centers of America), publicly traded (WageWorks), private equity (HealthPlan Services), not-for-profit (Adventist Health), and governmental entities (Tampa Airport, TPA. Throughout her career, Kathleen has volunteered and participated in maturing information security as a profession.
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Kirk Nicholls Manager, KordaMentha (Australia)

Kirk Nicholls

Manager, KordaMentha (Australia)

Kirk is a security advisor with a focus on disaster and incident response exercises. He develops and manages exercise programs through the discipline of serious games, using research-based practice. Through the lens of serious games, simulation and a military background he enables clients to gracefully handle the unexpected.
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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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Andy Prow Founder, Qubit Cyber (New Zealand)

Andy Prow

Founder, Qubit Cyber (New Zealand)

Andy is a cyber-security veteran with 28 years of IT experience, over half of which has been in cyber security. From being a software developer for global giants such as IBM, Ericsson & Vodafone, to pen testing and vulnerability research, to more recently as a tech entrepreneur founding 5 firms, including Aura InfoSec (purchased by Kordia in 2015) and RedShield Security which now protects thousands of web apps and critical systems across globe. Andy is a previous winner of the EY NZ Entrepreneur of the Year, and his recent passion is as a tech investor and an advocate for Digital Safety.
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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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Robert Rost Cybersecurity Architecture Director, (USA)

Robert Rost

Cybersecurity Architecture Director, (USA)

Robert Rost has been focused on cybersecurity for the last 20 years. Over the last 5 years, Robert Rost has been the Cybersecurity Architecture Director at one of the largest non-for-profit healthcare systems in the US.Prior to this role, Robert Rost held the position of IT Operations Director, Defensive Services at the same company.
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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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Char Sample Cybersecurity Principal, MTSI (USA)

Char Sample

Cybersecurity Principal, MTSI (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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William Schultz Senior Director, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (USA)

William Schultz

Senior Director, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (USA)

Bill Schultz is a practicing security architect who has worked in the Information Technology field for over 16 years, with the past 12 focused on Enterprise Architecture, Security Architecture, Risk Management, and Compliance. Bill has built security programs, risk management programs, and developed strategic organizational architectures and technical system architectures. Bill has led multiple risk management and security architecture initiatives.
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Pradeep Sekar Managing Director, Optiv Security Inc. (India)

Pradeep Sekar

Managing Director, Optiv Security Inc. (India)

Pradeep Sekar is a seasoned cyber security leader who has worked closely with and guided Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), Chief Information Officers (CIO) and their teams across various industries on developing and sustaining a secure, adaptive and robust cyber security program. His unique expertise includes the delivery of innovative cyber strategy solutions and benchmarking insights for global organizations as they look to transform their cyber programs.
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Maurice Smit Principal Security Architect, David Lynas Consulting (Netherlands)

Maurice Smit

Principal Security Architect, David Lynas Consulting (Netherlands)

Maurice is a Principal Security Consultant and SABSA Instructor at David Lynas Consulting, with over 15 years of experience in IT Security operations, management, governance and architecture, in a variety of industries including finance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Maurice delivers accredited SABSA training in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East and is a founding member of the SABSA Institute Board of Trustees.
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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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Jack Sussmilch Principal Cybersecurity Consultant, Tawfik Consulting (Australia)

Jack Sussmilch

Principal Cybersecurity Consultant, Tawfik Consulting (Australia)

Jack Sussmilch has over 25 years’ experience in the definition and enablement of both strategic and operational cybersecurity domains. He has a proven track record in working with business and IT leadership to mitigate cyber security risks in a measurable, scalable, repeatable and sustainable way across a broad range of technologies, compliance and cultural environments in the context of historical, current and emerging threats.
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Anton Tkachov Chief Security Architect, PwC (UK)

Anton Tkachov

Chief Security Architect, PwC (UK)

Anton is a Director of Security Architecture and Transformation and has been with PwC for 8 years. Prior to that, he has been delivering security transformations as a consultant, and running security architecture team as part of his industry role at a blue chip financial services organisations. Anton is an active member of leading architecture forums. His passion, experience and interest lies with the ‘enterprise’ architecture which allows him to solve security problems by looking at those from a diverse set of perspectives, considering opportunities for the business.
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Dennis van den Berg Security Innovation Senior Principal, Accenture (Netherlands)

Dennis van den Berg

Security Innovation Senior 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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Edwin Vos Principal Consultant, Nivo (Netherlands)

Edwin Vos

Principal Consultant, Nivo (Netherlands)

After my bachelor study of Electronics I started at Philips Telecommunications and Information Systems in 1989. As a Customer Support Engineer, I built networks for plants of Philips in Eindhoven and I designed networks for KPMG, Heineken and other customers. Recently I’m working for a department of the ministry of Justice and Police, setting up an Enterprise Security Architecture.
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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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