COSAC 2024 COSAC Connect COSAC APAC 2025

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 2024 panel of international security speakers below. Click on a speaker to view their profile.

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 CyberSecurity Transformation Consultant, Freelance - TreeBridgeMosaic srl (Belgium)

Ghariba Bourhidane

CyberSecurity Transformation Consultant, Freelance - TreeBridgeMosaic srl (Belgium)

Ghariba is a dreamer, sensitive and unconditional coffee lover. She is currently working as Cybersecurity Transformation Consultant providing services in CyberSecurity Culture and giving deeper experiences advice in Security Awareness, two main topics which drive her passion for the field. Previously, she worked as Deputy CISO of an insurance group by managing the Third-Party Security, IT project security, responsible for IT-Security communication and becoming a security awareness specialist. She has two degrees in Business Sciences and in Business Financial Engineering.
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Stephen Bowes Practice Director, BSI Group (Ireland)

Stephen Bowes

Practice Director, BSI Group (Ireland)

Stephen cut his teeth in the financial services industry working his way up the technology stack from mainframe programmer (he wrote the code for the left-handed cheque book for AIB) through to Head of Technical Delivery with companies such as AIB, ACCBank, Anglo Irish Bank, IBRC and Bank of Ireland. Following the fallout of the banking inspired financial crash Stephen has spent the last 10 years on the other side of the fence with BSI Group Consulting Services engaging with dozens of clients across UK, Ireland, and Europe to assist them meet their digital, regulatory and security objectives.
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Hugh Boyes Honorary Fellow, Loughborough University (UK)

Hugh Boyes

Honorary Fellow, Loughborough University (UK)

Hugh is a security adviser and an Honorary Fellow at Loughborough University. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Principal member of the UK NPSA-sponsored Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES). Hugh has been the technical author for several standards issued by BSI. As a security adviser Hugh works across a range of information intensive public sector initiatives, particularly those involving infrastructure and complex geospatial data. His research interests relate to the security of cyber-physical systems, industrial IoT and digital twins.
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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 Frameworks, Strategies, Architectures, PKI and Governancesupporting business and governments in their approach to managing information and cybersecurityrisk. He has over 50 years of in-depth experience in IT and security consulting, systems management and technical implementations. He has led many information/cyber security engagements, where he has helped clients establish effective frameworks, strategies, governance, architectures, frameworks, policies, PKIs and infrastructure implementations in support of a wide range of business and technical requirements.
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Rob Campbell Enterprise Security Architecture, PA Consulting (UK)

Rob Campbell

Enterprise Security Architecture, PA Consulting (UK)

Rob Campbell is a seasoned Enterprise Architect specialising in the security field, boasting over 30 years of professional experience, including a dedicated 27 years in Information Security. His expertise is anchored in security consultancy and architecture methodologies, primarily focusing on the EA domain. Recently, Rob has been actively engaged in many industries and organisations enhancing their information security frameworks, products, and services. Passionate about innovation and sharing knowledge, Rob consistently develops and offers solutions aimed at benefiting a wider audience.
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Jon Cassam Cyber Security Senior Manager, PwC (UK)

Jon Cassam

Cyber Security Senior Manager, PwC (UK)

Jonathan is a Senior Manager in the PwC Cyber Security practice with diverse experience acrossboth public and private sectors helping organisations tackle some of their most complex securitychallenges. He is also leads our Secure-By-Design proposition and works with a number of clientsto securely delivery solutions. 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 on security architecture.
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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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James Chinn Enterprise Cloud Security Architect, Admiral (UK)

James Chinn

Enterprise Cloud Security Architect, Admiral (UK)

As the Enterprise Cloud Security Architect for Admiral Insurance in the UK, I bring more than 10 years of cloud computing expertise to the table. In the last 6 years, I have worked with Fintech companies of all sizes, from start-ups to FTSE 100 Giants. I shape the vision and strategy for cloud security at Admiral, and I have shared my insights and hosted events in the industry as a Security Architect.
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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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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 over 35 years management experience in cyber security and enterprise risk management including information security, 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 roles with global leadership of strategy, information security and risk management functions in financial services, technology and pharmaceuticals. He currently advises security leaders, business executives and governments on cyber security strategy and risk reporting and acts as an expert witness.
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Rob Epskamp Security Architect, Alliander (Netherlands)

Rob Epskamp

Security Architect, Alliander (Netherlands)

Rob believes that security architecture should be designed to support business goals and objectives. Making new solutions and technologies possible with a risk-based approach. With a reliance on digital technologies, and an evolving landscape, there is a need for a more strategic integration. Flexibility and adaptability are necessary to quickly adjust security measures in response to emerging threats. Agility is essential to respond to new challenges. Close collaboration with security teams and other business units will ensure that security measures are aligned with business priorities.
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Todd Fitzgerald VP Cybersecurity Strategy, Cybersecurity Collaborative, CISO SPOTLIGHT, LLC (USA)

Todd Fitzgerald

VP Cybersecurity Strategy, Cybersecurity Collaborative, CISO SPOTLIGHT, LLC (USA)

Todd Fitzgerald promotes CISO/CPO leadership via the SCMedia CISO STORIES weekly podcast, advisory board participation, and international speaking engagements. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy, Cybersecurity Collaborative. Todd authored 5 books, including #1 New Release (2024) Privacy Leader Compass: A Comprehensive Roadmap for Building and Leading Practical Privacy Programs, and #1 Best-selling (2019-2023) and 2020 CANON Cybersecurity Hall of Fame book, CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers. Named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year.
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Clara Grillet Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (Belgium)

Clara Grillet

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (Belgium)

Clara Grillet holds political science and law degrees but quickly found herself drawn to cybersecurity for its intersection of IT, economics, strategy and (geo)politics. As a cyber threat intelligence analyst, she enjoys delving into complex and dynamic situations. Clara is a keen public speaker on matters related to cyber threat intelligence and ransomware. She is also a teacher with Cyberwayfinder, a Benelux-based cybersecurity school for adults looking to transition professionally into cybersecurity. Prior to this, Clara worked in the financial and data protection sectors.
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Rob Hale Fellow, Information Operations, Lockheed Martin (USA)

Rob Hale

Fellow, Information Operations, Lockheed Martin (USA)

I have been teaching Governance and Compliance at Boise State since 2022 and have been working in the Cyber Security and Information Operations career field for over 35 years. I have been a Fellow at Lockheed Martin since 2008, where I lead cyber security architecture and integration efforts for the 5G.MIL(TM) program. I have also led a number of certification and accreditation efforts for customers in the law enforcement and intelligence communities.
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G. Mark Hardy President, National Security Corporation (USA)

G. Mark Hardy

President, National Security Corporation (USA)

G. Mark Hardy serves as President of National Security Corporation and co-host of the award-winning CISO Tradecraft podcast. He has been providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 35 years, and is the author of over one hundred 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, a Masters in Strategic Studies, and is designated as a CISSP and CISM.
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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 Chief Technology Officer at NCC Group responsible for intelligence, insight and innovation within the company. Siân has worked in Cybersecurity for 25 years across strategy, business risk, privacy, and technology. She is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Information Security, Chair of the techUK Cybersecurity committee, and a council member for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC). Siân was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to Cybersecurity.
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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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Steven Kintakas Director, Deloitte (Australia)

Steven Kintakas

Director, Deloitte (Australia)

Steven is a cyber security professional with a career spanning over twenty years of experience across a range of industries including finance, energy & utilities, resources, transport, manufacturing, government, health, education, technology, media & telecommunications. As a Director at Deloitte, and a leader within the firm’s Cyber practice, Steven is a senior security architect by trade and has also held various leadership and technical positions at Computer Associates, CGI, Fujitsu Australia, Dimension Data, and Zimbani.
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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 works as a Sr. Staff Cyber Architect & Research Scientist 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 global information security team for FedEx. 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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Mikko Larikka Senior Principal Consultant, Nixu, a DNV Company (Finland)

Mikko Larikka

Senior Principal Consultant, Nixu, a DNV Company (Finland)

Mikko has over 20 years of experience in building and assessing security for continuously digitalizing business. Latest assignments relate to a world-class automated recovery requirements management for businesses in fields of energy, media, government, national security, health, and finance business. Mikko has a solid background: he started as in intern at Nixu in the early 00’s and worked with Active Directory, Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture, Digital Services Development and Security Operations Center related assignments as Solution Specialist and Project Manager.
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Anne Leslie Cloud Risk & Controls Leader, IBM (France)

Anne Leslie

Cloud Risk & Controls Leader, IBM (France)

Anne Leslie is Cloud Risk and Controls Leader at IBM Cloud. She has over 15 years of experience in international roles in banking and related technology businesses, spanning the intersection of financial services, regulatory policy, cybersecurity, AI, and cloud. Since joining IBM, her focus has been on accompanying financial institutions in securing their journey to public cloud and transforming their operational models to adapt to the accelerating pace of business, regulatory, and technology change.
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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 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 is the Futures Challenge Fellow for the UKRI’s Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Discribe Hub+ programme, and is Director of RISCS – the UK’s Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security.
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Ashling Lupiani Cognitive Solutions Developer, City of Hope (USA)

Ashling Lupiani

Cognitive Solutions Developer, City of Hope (USA)

Ashling Lupiani, SABSA SCF is a Cognitive Solutions Developer at City of Hope. She is 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 data analysis to investigate sensorimotor systems. She co- authored 5 papers and presented at conferences in Toronto and Boston, USA, COSAC APAC 2023 & 2024, and COSAC 28, 29 & 30.
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David Lynas Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas

Chairman, COSAC (Northern Ireland)

David Lynas is currently enjoying his 42nd 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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Sophia Mexi-Jones Security Architect, PwC (UK)

Sophia Mexi-Jones

Security Architect, PwC (UK)

Sophia is a Senior Associate at the Cyber Security Practice at PwC UK with a keen focus inarchitecture and engineering. Her main experiences and interests lie in cloud security working witha range of different cloud specific technologies such as kubernetes. Her work spans across different industries such as private sector, public sector and governmental bodies. Sophia has a strong technical background with a MsC in Cyber Security. Her focus within architecture lies with threat modelling where she has focused on a range of systems such as Cloud to Operational Technology.
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Kathleen Mullin CISO, MyCareGorithm (USA)

Kathleen Mullin

CISO, MyCareGorithm (USA)

Kathleen Mullin is an influential information security practitioner and international speaker with over twenty-five years of experience. Starting her career in Accounting and Internal Audit before moving into IT and finally Cybersecurity. She has been CISO, focusing primarily on healthcare. Most recently, she is CIO|CISO for MyCareGorithm. Throughout her career, Kate has volunteered and contributed to information security as a profession, including serving on multiple board and advisory positions. She holds a BSBA from St Joseph’s College and an MBA from Florida Metropolitan University.
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Kirk Nicholls Consultant, SABSA World (Australia)

Kirk Nicholls

Consultant, SABSA World (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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MZ Omarjee Head: Client Security and Moonshots, Standard Bank Group (South Africa)

MZ Omarjee

Head: Client Security and Moonshots, Standard Bank Group (South Africa)

Muhammed Zubair (Mz) Omarjee, is a former Enterprise Security Architect providing advisory to leading banking institutions in South Africa and abroad. He is instrumental in crafting technology strategies as it relates to digital transformation, mobile banking and cyber security. He plays a pivotal role in shaping information technology practices as a transformative business driven and risk-oriented discipline.
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Mark Rasch Chief Counsel, National Security Corporation (USA)

Mark Rasch

Chief Counsel, National Security Corporation (USA)

Mark Rasch is a lawyer and computer security and privacy expert and a lawyer in Bethesda, Maryland and is the General Counsel of Threat Intelligence firm Unit 221B. Rasch’s career spans more than 35 years of corporate and government cybersecurity, computer privacy, regulatory compliance, computer forensics and incident response. This includes expertise in GDPR, CCPA, and US and international privacy laws and regulations. Earlier in his career, Rasch was with the U.S. Department of Justice where he led the department’s efforts to investigate and prosecute cyber and high-technology crime.
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Char Sample Cybersecurity Principal, MTSI (USA)

Char Sample

Cybersecurity Principal, MTSI (USA)

Dr. Char Sample is a cybersecurity researcher at ICF where she currently supports NSF. Dr. Sample has over 30 years of industry experience beginning in software development, through product test and integration, and finally as a researcher (both applied and academic). Dr. Sample’s research areas are all cybersecurity related with an interest toward decision-making in cybersecurity. Past projects have focused on the influence of cultural values on cybersecurity, cyber deception including but not limited to “fake news”, and AI/ML vulnerabilities.
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Esther Schagen-van Luit Principal, Information Security Forum (Netherlands)

Esther Schagen-van Luit

Principal, Information Security Forum (Netherlands)

Esther Schagen-van Luit is a Principal at the Information Security Forum, the not-for-profit member-driven cyber security research institute. There she is responsible for helping members make the most of their membership with ISF through their research, tools, events and services. Previously she served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Deloitte Netherlands, Dutch Caribbean, Belgium and Deloitte Legal, after having had a career in cybersecurity strategy consulting.
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Dan Schoemaker Information Security Officer, Phoenix HSL (Australia)

Dan Schoemaker

Information Security Officer, Phoenix HSL (Australia)

Dan has been working in the IT support, Infrastructure/Operations and Security fields for the past decade. Currently working in a Group Security role, he is driven to ensure security is business driven and architected properly. Being a self-driven techie he ultimately believes in learning by doing and having a go.
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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 17 years, with the past 13 focused on Enterprise Architecture, Security Architecture, RiskManagement, and Compliance. Bill has built security programs, risk management programs, anddeveloped 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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Malcolm Shore Consultant, Offensive Security (New Zealand)

Malcolm Shore

Consultant, Offensive Security (New Zealand)

Malcolm had a career in the RNZAF before joining GSCB as the Director of Information Systems Security where he developed and managed the national information security programme. He was Technical Director at CES Communications where he was responsible for developing embedded cryptography products. He also held the role of Technical Director at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence where he managed the security evaluation, reverse engineering and penetration testing teams. He has held a number of Chief Security Officer roles in the telecommunications field, including Telecom NZ, NBN Co, and Huawei.
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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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Raymond van Dijk Security Architect, Alliander (Netherlands)

Raymond van Dijk

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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Jan van Kemenade Information Security Officer, Durmazon (Netherlands)

Jan van Kemenade

Information Security Officer, Durmazon (Netherlands)

I’m a 61 year old dutchman with 35+ years experience in various roles in IT and 10+ years insecurity. Currently working, self-employed, as an Information Security Officer assigned to a (relatively) small company – a pension administration service that works for 40+ pension providers in the Netherlands. In the past I have worked for a number of companies, mostly in the financial sector. Once I start talking I’m hard to stop but I’m not that great at writing, so I’ll leave it at this.
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Edwin Vos Principal Consultant, Nivo (Netherlands)

Edwin Vos

Principal Consultant, Nivo (Netherlands)

Edwin is a principal consultant at Nivo, working for more than 35 years in IT. His main focus is architecture and IT security. As a consultant he worked for many large companies within the Netherlands. The last years focusing merely on the Dutch Government. His interests lies in the unknown things.
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Ben Stephen Woods Head of Cyber Risk Assurance, The LEGO Group (Denmark)

Ben Stephen Woods

Head of Cyber Risk Assurance, The LEGO Group (Denmark)

Ben leads the Cyber Risk and Assurance team at the LEGO Group:, a global function that includes Human Risk, Risk Management, Technical Risk, and Assurance. Ben is also the Deputy CISO.
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