Editorial contributors

 


Luis A. AguilarLuis A. Aguilar has been a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since July 31, 2008. He was appointed by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama. Prior to his appointment, his practice included matters pertaining to general corporate and business law, international transactions, investment companies and investment advisers, securities law, and corporate finance. Commissioner Aguilar represents the Commission as its liaison to the North American Securities Administrators Association.


Abdulrahman AlqahtaniAbdulrahman Alqahtani is a PhD candidate at School of Politics, Philosophy & International Studies, The University of Hull, UK, and a lecturer at King Fahd Security College, Saudi Arabia. He has MA in Strategy and International Security from The University of Hull, and B.A. (Hons.) degree in Security Studies from KFSC, Saudi Arabia. His research is focusing on cyber-terrorist threats in comparison with conventional terrorism.


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Philipp  Amann  is the Senior Strategic Analyst at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). His team is responsible for providing forward-looking and strategic assessments as well as trend analysis and future trend predictions in the area of cybercrime. Before joining EC3, Philipp was the technical focal point for cybercrime of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Department for Transnational Threats.


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Andy Archibald is Deputy Director of the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) of the National Crime Agency. Prior to the NCA’s inception, Andy was a Deputy Director of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, responsible for Strategy and Government Relationships and, more recently, Cyber and Forensics. Early in his career, Mr. Archibald joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1984, where he held a variety of uniformed and detective roles, particularly in the field of major crimes. He led complex investigations and covert operations, and as operational head of Special Branch (1999-2000), he led national operations.


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Daniel P. Bagge is a cyber security/policy specialist at the National Cyber Security Center, National Security Authority of the Czech Republic, where he coordinates national cyber security strategy, strategic planning and development. He holds a master’s degree in International Security Studies from the Bundeswehr Universität in Munich, obtained in the MISS program operated in collaboration with the Marshall Center.


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Gil Baram is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science, Tel-Aviv University, and a researcher at the Yuval Ne’eman workshop for Science, Technology and Security. Her research deals with the effect of cyberwar technologies on security concepts and force buildup of the United States and Israel in the past decade.


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William Barker is Cybersecurity Standards and Technology Advisor for the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Before joining NIST, Mr. Barker worked in Department of Defense cybersecurity organisations, and subsequently in private sector R&D and business development. He has been involved in cybersecurity since 1966.


Raymond BenjaminRaymond Benjamin has served as Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization since August 2009. His extensive career in civil aviation spans more than 30 years and includes 13 years as Executive Secretary of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) where he was responsible for the development of policy advice and strategic options to the President and to the 42 Member States of the Conference. Prior to joining ECAC, Mr. Benjamin was Chief of the Aviation Security Branch of the Air Transport Bureau of ICAO from 1989 to 1994. Among his responsibilities was the provision of advice to the Secretary General and the President of the Council on security policy matters and the development of a worldwide airport assessment and technical assistance programme. He also served as Air Transport Officer and Deputy Secretary of ECAC from 1982 to 1989 and held various positions in the Civil Aviation Administration of France from 1973 to 1982.


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Bernhards Blumbergs is a Researcher at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Technology branch. He is a certified exploit researcher and advanced penetration tester (GXPN), and a team member of the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia (CERT.LV). He has a strong military background, targeted at developing, administering and securing wide area information systems. Mr.Blumbergs is also a Cyber Security PhD student at Tallinn Technical University, with his research focusing on methods for network security mechanism evasions.


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Hugh Boyes is Cyber Security Lead at the IET, where he advises on the development of good practice and cyber security skills initiatives for engineering and technology communities. His work focuses on the design and operation of cyber-hysical systems. Hugh is a Principal Fellow in the Cyber Security Centre at WMG within the University of Warwick.


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Aloysius Cheang is a senior IT executive with extensive experience in managing and delivering direct business values in strategic, complex multi-million dollar IT program and business projects for Global 500 organisations worldwide. Currently as the Managing Director Asia Pacific for the Cloud Security Alliance, Aloysius is instrumental for the rapid expansion of the Alliance outside of the USA, obtaining critical executive buy-in from both the private and public sectors globally as well as influential political and economic groups such as the ISO, INTERPOL, ITU-T, APCERT, ASEAN etc.


Florin CosmoiuFlorin Cosmoiu currently holds the position of head of the CYBERINT National Center within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), with previous experience in institution’s IT&C department (database administrator, chief IT architect), starting with 1992, going through all levels of command.


Shlomi DolevShlomi Dolev received his D.Sc. in computer Science in 1992 from the Technion. Shlomi is the founder and the first department head of the Computer Science Department at Ben- Gurion University, established in 2000. His publications list includes more than two hundred and fifty books, conferences, journals and patents. Prof. Dolev holds the Rita Altura chair. From 2011 to 2014, Prof. Dolev served as the Dean of the Natural Sciences Faculty. From 2010 he serves as Head of the Inter University Computation Center of Israel. From 2015, Shlomi also serves as the CSO, founder and board member of Secret Double Octopus Ltd.


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Ronnie Eilat is a senior manager at Custodio is IAI’s cyber early warning R&D center in Singapore, with over 15 years of global experience in product management, business development, strategy and marketing of cyber defence, intelligence, law enforcement, public safety and security solution.


David P. FidlerDavid P. Fidler is the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches, among other things, Cybersecurity Law and Policy: Crime, Terrorism, Espionage, and War in Cyberspace. Professor Fidler is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity with the Council on Foreign Relations, and, in this capacity, he regularly contributes to the Net Politics blog. His recent publications include Countering Islamic State Exploitation of the Internet (Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief, June 2015); “Cyberspace and Human Rights,” in Research Handbook on Cyberspace and International Law (Edward Elgar, 2015); “Hacking the Wealth of Nations: Managing Markets amid Malware,” Turkish Policy Quarterly (Summer 2015); “Whither the Web? International Law, Cybersecurity, and Critical Infrastructure Protection,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (2015); and The Snowden Reader (Indiana University Press, 2015). Professor Fidler holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Harvard Law School, and the University of Oxford.


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James Fingland, is a research analyst at Black Team Strategists. His specialist areas are in security and counter-terrorism, as well as computer security and psychology. He is currently at Edith Cowan University, Australia completing his studies in Counter-Terrorism, Security, Intelligence and Computer Security.


Andrew GinterAndrew Ginter is the Vice President of Industrial Security for Waterfall Security Solutions. Andrew spent 25 years leading the development of software products for communications networks, industrial control systems, control system to enterprise middleware, and industrial control system security. He now represents Waterfall to NERC CIP, FERC, ANSSI, NIST, NRC and other standards authorities and regulators. Andrew is currently the co-chair of the ISA SP99 Working Group 1, and an active contributor to the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Security Framework.


Arye GlickmanArye Glickman is CEO of Longsight, part of the SECOZ group of companies. Arye is known for his astute understanding of the business-technology interface over many years, and his ability to configure emerging technology to solve user problems. He has a successful and diverse professional background spanning technical, operational management, service delivery, project management, and general management disciplines over 25 years including roles at Oracle, Symantec and CA.


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Geir Hallingstad received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer engineering from Iowa State University in 1996 and 1997, respectively. He has over 15 years of experience working with information security in military systems and is currently working as a principal scientist and line manager in the Cyber Security Service line of the NCI Agency. His work area includes development of cyber defence short and long term objectives, strategy, business processes, and metrics, as well as policy development and standardization efforts.


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Dr Mils Hills, is the first security anthropologist employed by the UK government, and has unique experience and expertise in cyber-, human factors and other forms of risk. His intellectual work is of the highest calibre, disruptive to conventional approaches and guided by a commitment to deliver findings that make a difference. He began his career with the Ministry of Defence, and later headed a national SME team targeting, protecting and defending decision-making.


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Chris Hurran, OBE, is Senior Associate Fellow of the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies at UCL, a Director of Cyber Security Challenge, and Vice President (Acquisition) of the Trustworthy Software Initiative. As an independent consultant, Chris advises organisations how to mitigate the risk of harm caused by their own employees.


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Steven Jones spent a decade working as a navigation officer in the merchant navy and was attacked by pirates while serving. After shifting ashore he advised numerous shipping companies on security planning. This work has provided the basis for a number of leading maritime security publications. He has worked across the maritime industry, within shipping companies, insurers, publishers and professional bodies and was also the founder of the International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA). He is a Member of the Nautical Institute and Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Proprietor of The Athenaeum.


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Frederic Jordan started his career in 1996 with an Aerospace Engineer degree and a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He worked as an Information Security Engineer in the French Ministry of Defence before joining the NATO C3 Agency in 2005. He is now the Head of the Capability Development Branch in the Cyber Security Service Line of the NCI Agency as well as the Manager for the Cyber Defence Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Scientific Programme of Work and the Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development (MN CD2) project.


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For 30 years, Dr. Kafitz has been working at Siemens or affiliated companies of Siemens. Furthermore, he has been dedicated himself to information security for over 20 years. His work focuses primarily on Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) and Information Security Management. In the field of PKI, Dr. Kafitz manages, on behalf of Unify, the TeleTrusT European Bridge CA, an association of PKI-operators with well-known members, such as E.ON, the German Federal Bank, EADS, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, and not least the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) itself.


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Ronald Li is the founder and CEO of Black Team Strategists, a cross-disciplinary strategy, intel and innovation powerhouse dedicated to helping concerned clients prepare for future opportunities and risks. As a futurist and strategist, he advises governments and corporations on strategy, policy, foresight and innovation. He has worked across a range of policy areas including defence, trade, grand strategy, security, strategic economics, education, environment and urban planning. He has a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Monash University, Australia.


Yiftah LipkinDr. Yiftah Lipkin is a senior analyst in the Research & Technology Dept. at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). He has been at IAI since 2007, involved in research and development of algorithms in cyber-security, as well as in several other defence-related fields Dr. Lipkin holds a PhD in Physics from Tel Aviv University in Israel.


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Lauri Lindström is researcher at the NATO CCD COE since May 2013. Before that he has held various positions in Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2012) and Ministry of Defence (1995-2007) dealing mainly issues related to Estonia’s accession to NATO, defence planning, security policy and policy planning issues.


David MenakerDavid Menaker is the IT manager in AMOS Satellites’ Ground station at the Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI), Space Division. As part of this role, David is responsible for the operation of the GEO satellites’ computers infrastructure. Prior to this role, David was in charge of Satellite Command & Control (SCC) for the AMOS communication satellites in IAI. David holds an M.Sc. Engineering Degree from the Israeli Technion in Haifa. 


Ed MoxonEd Moxon is the Technical Authority for research into Operational Cyber Defence at the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire. His first degree was in Chemistry (University of Sheffield) before spending 30 years in the British Army in a variety of interesting roles. After recalibration of his professional interests in 2000 at the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham where he attended the Advanced Information Systems course, he spent the second half of his career working with all aspects of information systems, from the policy space down to the design of systems. His last military role was the Military Adviser to Dstl for Cyber and he enjoyed it so much, he elected to stay in his current role. Ed is a Chartered Engineer and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Computer Society.


Noboru NakataniNoboru Nakatani has been the Executive Director of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore since April 2012. The IGCI, as a research and development facility for the identification of crimes and criminals, provides innovative training and operational support for law enforcement across the globe, especially in the field of technology-enabled crime. Mr Nakatani previously held the post of Director of Information Systems and Technology at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters (2008-2011), overseeing the development of innovative IT services for the global law enforcement community.


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Assistant Director Troels Oerting is Head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), which under his leadership was established by the EU Commission, 28 Member States and the European Parliament the 1st January 2013 by which date it launched activities. Before joining Europol in 2009, Mr. Oerting was a senior officer in the Danish National Police with more than 30 years’ experience during which he have held positions as Director of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS), Director of the National Crime Squad, Director of the Danish equivalent to the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) and Director of Operations in the Danish Security Intelligence Service.


Image descriptionBabatunde Ogunnaike is the William L. Friend Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware.


Ryan OlsonRyan Olson is the director of Palo Alto Networks’ threat intelligence team, Unit 42; responsible for collection, analysis and production of intelligence on adversaries targeting organisations around the world. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Olson served as Senior Manager in Verisign’s iDefense Threat Intelligence service. His area of expertise is detecting and identifying actors and groups conducting cyber-crime and cyber-espionage operations. He is a contributing author to the book, “Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures,” and primary author of “Cyber Security Essentials.” He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University, and a Master of Science degree in Security Informatics from The Johns Hopkins University.


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Roman Packa works as a Cyber security/Policy specialist at the National Cyber Security Centre, National Security Authority. He is primarily responsible for updating national cyber security strategy and holds the positions of National Liaison Officer in ENISA and OSCE national point of contact on cyber security issues. He graduated from Security and Strategic Studies (M.A.) at Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University.


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Dr. Deganit Paikowsky is an expert on International Relations with a unique focus and experience in technology policy and strategy. Dr. Paikowsky is a post-doctoral fellow at the Davis institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and senior researcher at the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University. She is also a research associate at the George Washington University Space Policy Institute. Since 2012, she serves as a consultant to the space committee of Israel’s National Council for Research and Development. In this position she leads thinking processes relating to space policy, R&D and regulation at the national level.


Jayadev Parida

Jayadev Parida is a Doctoral Fellow on Cyber Security in the Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He holds an MPhil from the same Centre and his dissertation was “The European Union Policy on Cyber Security: 2003-2012.” He is working as a Research Assistant with Observer Research Foundation’s Cyber Security and Internet Governance Initiative. He tracks and analyses developments in cyber security, cyber terrorism and cyber geopolitics. He is currently working on issues related to cyber warfare, data protection, cyber terrorism and Islamic State. Prior to joining ORF, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Foundation for National Security Research, New Delhi.


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Trevor Partidge is a director of 2 b continued Ltd and the former Head of Business Continuity and Corporate Security at Marks & Spencer, with more than 35 years business experience. He has first-hand experience on BCM and Security incidents around the world including: the Fuel Crisis, Buncefield, London Bombings, Kidnaps, Mumbai shootings, ICT security, Fires, Floods and Demonstrations. He has played active parts in forums with London First, London Resilience and Civil Contingencies and has strong links with the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism unit and NaCTSO.


Amir PazAmir Paz is the Director in charge of the Earth observation system at the Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI), Space Division. As part of this role, Amir is responsible for the operation of both GEO satellite and LEO satellite Arsenal. Amir is also responsible for the development of the ground segment and systems controlling these satellites. Prior to this role, Amir was an Executive Business Development Manager at Cisco Systems and was leading Strategic Opportunities for Cisco in Israel. Amir led several teams and was working with Cisco’s executive global team to pursue multi Million dollars opportunities derived mainly from the Israeli Government. Prior to his role in Business Development, Amir led, for 3 years, Cisco’s local sales for the Defense Market and was in charge of Cisco’s lion sales share in Israel.


Michael PeaceMichael Peace has an MBA from Northampton Business School and recently left the British military after a varied career spanning over 20 years. A Defence expert in human factors, social engineering and influence, he is now embarking on a new career as a consultant, speaker and writer.


David PiesseDavid Piesse is the insurance lead and advisory board member of Guardtime, which is establishing standards in cloud computing security. He is helping to establish the global insurance blueprint for the company and is involved in all aspects of cyber liability as an emerging risk. He is a frequent speaker at cyber conference worldwide on cyber liability and the use of blockchain technology for data-centric security. Guardtime was founded in Estonia the e-digital society. David Piesse is also the Chairman of the International Insurance Society Ambassador (IIS) for Asia-Pacific reporting to New York Headquarters. The IIS, is the only truly Global Insurance Society in the world promoting new strategies and advice from the insurance industry. David Piesse is the Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific for Ultimate Risk Solutions, an independent financial modeling company. He is charge of looking after the URS clients, marketing in the region and providing business models for clients in reinsurance strategies, portfolio optimisation, surplus allocation, asset liability matching, catastrophe risk, market risk, operational and underwriting risk. He is looking to model the cyber risk with DFA as soon as becomes possible.


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Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle is Managing Director and is responsible for corporate development at Secusmart. An internationally experienced professional, he was formerly Director of Corporate Strategy at NOKIA. Before that he was successfully active as Sales Director and Sales Development Director at NOKIA. He gained additional international experience as Business Development Manager in the field International M&A at the Deutsche Telekom as well as Assistant to the President of the Deutsche Telekom in France. Through his extensive activities he also holds numerous patents. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and received his doctoral degree at the École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Bretagne / Université de Rennes in France.


Amit RahavAmit Rahav has over twenty four years of experience in marketing, sales, business development and product management of mission critical technologies. Amit served in senior executive positions with multiple global companies including MediaMind, Orbotech, Emblaze and BMC software. He received an LLB degree from the Tel Aviv university faculty of law.


Image descriptionEnrique Redondo co-ordinator at INCIBE, is the project manager of the European initiative SCADA LAB. With more than fifteen years’ experience in cyber security, prior to SCADA LAB, he has been involved with a wide range of information security projects and has acted as a security consultant for national and international telecoms, banks, and public bodies. He has been taking part as an expert in several work groups, such as ERNCIP and as a reviewer of European organizations reports such as ENISA. His professional certifications include amongst others CISA, CISM, ISMS Auditor, Specialist and Implementer. He has also participated in several University ICT Security masters programmes.


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Wolfgang Röhrig entered the German Navy in 1985 and graduated from the Bundeswehr University Hamburg as MBA in 1990. Until 2012 he served in several positions for the Bundeswehr and for NATO SHAPE. Since March 2012 he is appointed to EDA and became programme manager cyber defence beginning 2014.


Amir ShlomoAmir Shlomo is the Cyber Hardening Department Manager, Cyber Programs Directorate, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). He has been with IAI since 2006, and is spearheading the business development, product management, and development efforts of IAI’s Cyber Worthiness offering. Previously, Amir served for 6 years as a team leader in Motorola. During his military service Amir served in an advanced electronic technical support unit of the Israeli Defense Force. Amir has a B.S.C. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, an M.B.A., and an M.S.C. in electrical and electronic engineering – with a specialisation in communication from HIT.


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Wing Commander J P R Smeaton CEng BEng (Hons) MIET RAF was commissioned into the Royal Air Force as an Engineering Officer (Communications and Electronics) in 1990. In 2012 he was seconded as a National Expert to the EU Military Staff, and is the Action Officer with responsibility for Cyber policy.


Dan Solomon

Dan Solomon heads the Cyber Risk and Resilience Services division at Optimal Risk and is a leading proponent of a converged approach to security risk. He is an industrial espionage specialist and a practitioner of FAIR, and is a prominent advocate of red teaming and cyber war games. Previously he was Consulting Lead for Cisco’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence and VP at Security Art, an Israeli cyber security boutique. 


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Dr Susanne Søndergaard works as a Senior Analyst in the Defence and Security team at RAND Europe in Cambridge, UK. Prior to joining RAND, Susanne worked as a principal psychologist in the UK Ministry of Defence, and for Rolls-Royce as a Knowledge Management specialist. She holds a BA and MA in Psychology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and a MSc in occupational psychology and a PhD in Knowledge Management from the University of Sheffield, UK.


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Dr. Ferenc Suba has been at the forefront of cybersecurity policy making and CERT operations in Europe and Hungary for the last decade. Serving as Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security since 2004, he helped to establish global and European cybersecurity information exchange platforms (the Meridian process, EU FI-ISAC) and has been engaged in CERT capacity building in South-and South-East Europe as well as Africa.


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Dr. Réka Szemerkényi has been Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary since 2011; she covers security policy, energy security and cyber security issues. Her responsibilities have included the development of the National Cybersecurity Strategy and the Governmental Information Security Act, as well as the setting up of the Hungarian government’s cyber security cooperative structures.


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Agata Szydełko received Master’s degree in Management and Marketing at Wrocław (Poland) University of Economics in 2002, and in 2012 graduated from the NATO Executive Development Programme (NEDP) with project on NATO Internal Communication. As Principal Partnership Development Manager at NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency she is responsible for development of the Agency multinational Partnerships in multiple domains like Cyber Defence, Software Tools, or Defence Planning and Analysis.


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Lior Tabansky is a Senior Researcher at Tel Aviv University Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, exploring political aspects of information technologies. His expertise in strategic cyber security stems from a unique combination of solid social and political science academic foundations, a commitment to policy-oriented research and practical experience implementing and managing ICT in business processes.


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Kavintheran Thambiratnam has a Ph.D and M.Sc. in Photonics, and a B.Sc (Hons.) degree in Applied Physics from the University of Malaya. He has published more than 35 research articles in ISI journals. He is a commissioned officer of the Royal Malaysian Navy with substantial experience in the design and development of defense systems. He is currently attached to MiGHT, a public sector think tank dedicated to high technology industries, advocating research commercialisation.


Heli Tiirmaa-KlaarHeli Tiirmaa-Klaar coordinates EU external cyber relations at the European External Action Service since 2012. Prior to this position, she was working as a Cyber Security Policy Advisor to NATO where she helped to prepare the NATO Cyber Defence Policy and its Action Plan. She has been working on cyber security issues since 2007 when she led an interdepartmental working group to develop the national Cyber Security Strategy after Estonian cyber attacks. In 2008-2010 she coordinated the implementation of Estonia’s Cyber Security Strategy and managed the National Cyber Security Council. She oversaw the development of Estonia’s Critical Information Infrastructure Protection system and facilitated public-private partnerships at national level.


Marius-Aurelian TopolniskiMarius-Aurelian Topolniski, 39, is a freelancer in the field of Influence Communications within Security and National Defense. The focal point of his research and investigation is the fields of Information Operations, Psychological Operations, and Media Operations. He is PhD student and research assistant in the field of Security and National Defense within the Doctoral School of National Defense University “Carol I”. Marius received his first BA in Social Management in 1997 and the second BA in Psychology four years later. He graduated the post-academic courses in Journalism and Multimedia, Advertising post-academic course, and he received his MA in Public Relations and Advertising. He completed post-academic courses in Psychological Operations at NATO School in Germany and Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA. He worked in various theatres of military operations in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Afghanistan, and filled various positions within Psychological Operations Branch.


Shimrit Tzur-DavidShimrit Tzur-David holds a MSc. and Ph.D both in Computer Science from the Hebrew University under the supervision of Prof. Danny Dolev and Dr. Tal Anker (2010). In 2007, Shimrit consulted a group that developed intrusion prevention tool at Marvell Software Solutions and was interning at Check Point. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Ben Gurion University (2013-2015), and at the Interdisciplinary Center, and the Hebrew University (2011-2013). Shimrit is a senior lecturer at the Software Engineering Department, the Azrieli College of Engineering (JCE). From 2015 Shimrit founded and serves as the CTO of Secret Double Octopus Ltd.


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Martina Ulmanova is a cyber security policy specialist with extensive experience in the field of cyber security exercises. In her role, she is responsible for the cyber security exercises on national and international level for the Czech Republic. She holds a Masters degree in Strategic and Security Studies from the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

 


Image descriptionStarnes Walker is a leading national expert in cyber­security, founding director of the Cybersecurity Initia­tive and Professor-Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware.


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Professor Tim Watson is the Director of the Cyber Security Centre within WMG at the University of Warwick. With more than twenty years’ experience in the computing industry and in academia, he has been involved with a wide range of computer systems on several high-profile projects and has acted as a consultant for some of the largest telecoms, power and oil companies. He is the Vice President (Academia) of the Trustworthy Software Initiative, a UK government sponsored project to make software better, and a key deliverable of the UK National Cyber Security Programme.


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Piers Wilson is Head of Product Management at Tier-3, a leading provider of intelligent security and threat monitoring solutions. Prior to that, he spent many years working in senior roles as a consultant in cyber-security and the related fields of information assurance and data protection – most recently as a Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and before that as Head of Technical Assurance at Insight Consulting. He is also a Director of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).


Matt Wolff

Matt Wolff is the Chief Data Scientist at Cylance, the first math-based advanced threat detection and prevention cybersecurity company. He is a 10+ year security veteran, and holds a M.S. in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence awarded by Georgia Tech.