Moderator

Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

Industry Expert, British Computer Society

John Doody is cyber lead for BCS Security. John served at CESG/GCHQ for 10 years in the appointment of Head of Information Assurance Customer Services.

He has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of Information Assurance. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing. He also has a major role as a Non Executive Director to a security company as well as providing Strategic Advice to a number of major UK and US IT Security companies. John is a retired officer of the UK Royal Corps of Signals, a Corps in which he served for 33 years to the rank of Colonel. John has chaired many international committees dealing with Information Assurance, communications and interoperability. John is well known on the national and international

Cyber/ Information Assurance Conference circuit where he has chaired many events and has given many talks on Information Assurance.

He was recently re-appointed as an International Class Director for Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International (Fairfax Virginia USA).

He was elevated to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2012. 



Speaker

Richard Parlour

chairman of the EU Task Force on Cybersecurity Policy for the Financial Sector, Centre for European Policy Studies

Richard Parlour is chairman of the EU Task Force on Cybersecurity Policy for the Financial Sector, and has been a member of the DCMS Cyber Experts Working Group and chairman of the FSB Home Affairs Committee. He is also on the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee Brexit Advisory Group. Richard is an experienced international financial markets lawyer. His firm, Financial Markets Law International (www.fmli.co.uk) has a particular specialism in deterrence of economic crime, cyber investigations and training.



Keynote speaker

Edward Snowden

Former Intelligence Officer & Whistleblower,

Edward Snowden is an American intelligence contractor who in 2013 revealed the existence of secret wide-ranging information-gathering programs conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). Snowden was born in North Carolina but at a young age his family moved to central Maryland, a short distance from NSA headquarters at Fort Meade. He dropped out of high school and studied intermittently between 1999 and 2005 at a community college. Snowden completed a GED but did not receive a college degree. In 2004 he enlisted in the army reserve as a special forces candidate, but he was discharged four months later. In 2005 he worked as a security guard at the Center for Advanced Study of Language, a University of Maryland research facility affiliated with the NSA. Despite a relative lack of formal education and training, Snowden demonstrated an aptitude with computers, and he was hired by the Central Intelligence Agency in 2006. He was given a top secret clearance and in 2007 was posted to Geneva, where he worked as a network security technician under a diplomatic cover. Snowden left the CIA for the NSA in 2009, there he worked as a private contractor for the companies Dell and Booz Allen Hamilton. During this time, he began gathering information on a number of NSA activities—most notably, secret surveillance programs that he believed were overly broad in size and scope. In May 2013 Snowden requested a medical leave of absence and flew to Hong Kong, where during the following month he conducted a series of interviews with journalists from the newspaper The Guardian. Among the NSA secrets leaked by Snowden was a court order that compelled telecommunications company Verizon to turn over metadata (such as numbers dialed and duration of calls) for millions of its subscribers. Snowden also disclosed the existence of PRISM, a data-mining program that reportedly gave the NSA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Government Communications Headquarters—Britain’s NSA equivalent—“direct access” to the servers of such Internet giants as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple. On June 9, 2013, days after stories were initially published in The Guardian and The Washington Post without revealing the identity of their source, Snowden came forward, stating that he felt no need to hide because he had done nothing wrong. In a subsequent interview with the South China Morning Post, he claimed that the NSA had been hacking into Chinese computers since 2009 and that he had taken a job with Booz Allen Hamilton expressly to obtain information about secret NSA activities. The U.S. charged Snowden with espionage on June 14, and Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder, began negotiating with authorities in Hong Kong in an attempt to initiate extradition procedures. The Hong Kong government declined to act, and Snowden, with the assistance of the media organization WikiLeaks, flew to Moscow, where his exact whereabouts became the source of intense speculation. Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin confirmed that Snowden, whose passport had been revoked by the U.S., remained within the confines of the international transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Putin resolutely stated that Russia would take no part in his extradition to the United States, and Snowden applied for asylum in some 20 countries, including Russia. Putin also made clear that he did not wish for Snowden’s presence to damage relations with the United States, and he said that if Snowden wished to remain in Russia, “he must stop his work aimed at bringing harm to our American partners.” After having spent more than a month in the Sheremetyevo transit zone, Snowden was granted temporary refugee status by Russia, and he left the airport in the company of a WikiLeaks staffer. Although U.S. Pres. Barack Obama was critical of Snowden’s methods, in August 2013 he announced the creation of an independent panel to examine the U.S. government’s surveillance practices. That panel’s findings, published in December 2013, recommended that the mass collection of telephone records be suspended and advised greater oversight of sensitive programs, such as those targeting friendly foreign leaders. Obama acted on a number of these suggestions and recommended congressional review of others, but the role of the NSA and its data-collection efforts remained a bone of contention between the intelligence community and privacy advocates. In April 2014 The Guardian U.S. and The Washington Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service for their roles in reporting on the NSA leaks. Snowden characterized the award as “a vindication” of his efforts to bring the secret surveillance programs to light. In August 2014, as Snowden’s grant of temporary asylum expired, the Russian government awarded him a three-year residence permit (effective August 1), which would allow him to leave the country for up to three months. He was also granted the opportunity to request an extension of that permit and, after five years of residence, to apply for Russian citizenship should he choose to do so.Snowden is the subject of two major films - Citizenfour, a documentary which won the Academy 2015 Award for Best Documentary Feature and the upcoming film, Snowden a biographical political thriller based on the book, The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden is being produced and directed by Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone and will be released in early 2016.
 
Topics: • Mass Surveillance, Secrecy & Democracy: When Data Collection Becomes a Threat to Free Societies • Restoring Trust: How To Solve The Next Generation of Privacy & Security Dilemmas • National Security Agency or National Surveillance Agency: Our Cyber Defenses Examined

 



Keynote speaker

Anonymous Scandinavia

AnonScan, Anonymous Scandinavia

Anonymous is a decentralized international hacktivist group/collective that is widely known for its various cyber attacks against several governments, government institutions, government agencies and corporations.

Dozens of people have been arrested for involvement in Anonymous cyberattacks in countries including the U.S., U.K., Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, India, and Turkey. Supporters have called the collective/group "freedom fighters" and digital Robin Hoods, while critics have described them as "a cyber lynch-mob" or "cyber terrorists".

In 2012, Time called Anonymous one of the "100 most influential people" in the world: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2111975_2111976_2112122,00.html



Keynote speaker

Chris Roberts

Hacker and Researcher Geek in Residence, Hillbilly Hit Squad,

Chris has founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence.
Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against cyber attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that he managed to get various computers confiscated by a number of European entities.)
Roberts is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry.
Roberts has led or been involved in information security assessments and engagements for the better part of 20 years, and has a wealth of experience with regulations such as GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA, and NERC/FERC.  He has also worked with government, state and federal authorities on standards such as CMS, ISO, and NIST.
Roberts is credentialed in many of the top IT and information security disciplines and as a CyberSecurity advocate and passionate industry voice, Roberts is regularly featured in national newspapers, television news, industry publications and several documentaries. He can typically be found waving arms on a stage somewhere on this planet…or hacking into whatever’s taken his fancy…
As one of the well-known hackers and researchers, Chris is routinely invited to speak at industry conferences. CNN, The Washington Post, WIRED, Business Insider, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, BBC News, Wall Street Journal, and numerous others have covered him in the media.
And worst case, to jog the memory, Chris was the researcher who gained global attention in 2015 for demonstrating the linkage between various aviation systems, both on the ground and while in the air that allowed the exploitation of attacks against flight control system



Keynote speaker

Geoff White

Author Of The Dark Web ,

Ever wondered how the latest developments in technology are affecting our world? Geoff White has. He dives deep into these issues as an accomplished keynote speaker and prolific writer, having spoken on panels and chaired debates at venues ranging from London's Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival. His reports for Channel 4 News and BBC Radio 4 aim to create real-world change, with a particular focus on e-crime and cybersecurity: his words have brought about arrests, regulatory investigations and legislative action. Geoff also created the Data Baby project, a unique experiment which used a fictional online identity to expose how our personal data is being used - and abused - online. He recently completed a 10-part series delving into the shadow dark web economy that feeds on stolen personal data, hacked computers and corporate incompetence. He is also the co-creator of The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone, a live, interactive phone hacking stage performance which shows how the global technology industry is harvesting the data leaking from your handset.



Speaker

Priyanka Bhattacharya

Champion for Women in STEM,

Priyanka Bhattacharya is a Senior Security Consultant and WISA Awards 2018 Finalist at Global Security Assurance & Professional Advisory Services, at Verizon with over 14+ years of Information Security experience. Her security related experience includes industry regulations and certifications PCIDSS QSA, PCIP, 1SO 27001 LA/LI, IBITGQ EU CERT-GDPR evaluations, Risk assessments, Gap analysis, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning office, Social Engineering Assessments. She is the EMEA lead and SME for Hospitality Sector Compliance. She is a passionate Champion for Women in STEM and volunteers for multiple foundations to mentor and attract Gender and Diversity inclusion in Technology and Cyber Security field.

 

Key skills / Specialties

PB is an experienced auditor and consultant in the Information Security and Risk management sphere covering a wide horizon of industries specializing in Hotels and Hospitality sector as well as Financial services, Web security, Health care, Telecom and Marketing across UK and EMEA.

 

PB is an active columnist in various publications and whitepapers and key note speaker at multiple Infosec forums and portals including Toastmasters UK Chapter, Women in Cyber platforms, Vendorcom SIGs and HOSPA. She aims to be the One-Stop destination for inception to completion of specialist services and solutions for IT governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Information Security.



Keynote speaker

Dave Palmer

Director of Technology, Darktrace

Dave Palmer is the Director of Technology at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over ten years of experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Palmer has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ & MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.



Keynote speaker

Etienne Greeff

CTO & Founder, SecureData

Etienne is one of the early pioneers of the information security industry. He has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and services to solve complex customer issues: founding, growing and successfully exiting a number of information security businesses. As CTO of SecureData, Etienne is passionate about cementing its status as a complete security services provider. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.



Speaker

Jonny Tennysonn

Head of Customer Success , Zonefox

As Head of Customer Success at ZoneFox, Jonny brings a customer-first attitude to a rapidly growing and exciting, channel-focused organisation.
Having spent his career entirely within the technology sector in customer-focused roles, Jonny brings a passion for technology and helping customers to succeed to ZoneFox, helping ZoneFox’s varied client base make the best of their unique, endpoint-focused UEBA technology.
During his career, Jonny has been at the forefront as an ambassador for many blue-chip brands, helping Intel’s Tier-1 customers see success with their solutions, helping SolarWinds MSP’s largest MSP partners drive additional revenue and drive down their cost of service through successful solution deployment and revenue strategies, as well as being the face of brands such as Samsung, Sony and HP to customers within the UK.



Seminar speaker

Michel Bechard

Services & Products Manager, SecureData

Michél Bechard has for many years had specific interest in IT security and the ever-evolving challenges businesses face in this area. He is an active participant on a number of industry specific forums and a member of the British Chartered Institute of IT Practitioners. In addition to various Microsoft accreditations, Michel is also C|EH accredited. Michél brings nearly 20 years of both strategic and tactical hands on technical experience in the information technology and information security industries. He’s worked at senior management level for Comodo Security Solutions Inc, a prominent Managed Services Provider in London, United Kingdom, as an independent consultant, and founded and grew his own information technology services business in his home town of Cape Town, South Africa.



Seminar speaker

Pavel Mucha

Systems Engineer, Cybereason

Pavel Mucha is a Senior Pre-Sales Specialist at Cybereason and one of the good guys working tirelessly to give our customers the upper hand against adversaries.  His experience with Cybereason and McAfee makes him a valuable asset for anybody needing to understand how to defend their organisation against the next generation of cyber threats.  A fluent Russian speaker, in his spare time Pavel collects old Saab cars – we guess somebody has to.  



Keynote speaker

Niall MacLeod

Sales Engineering Director, EMEA, Anomali

Niall has been involved in cyber security since the early 2000's, working across sales engineering, consulting and architecture. His first SIEM installation was back in 2004 and other roles have covered securing web-facing infrastructure for government, evaluating disaster recovery plans for an investment bank and PCI audits of retail organisations. Niall joined Anomali in 2016 where he works with innovative platforms addressing threat intelligence. He holds a CISA, a CISSP and was previously a PCI QSA.



Seminar speaker

Steven Broadwell

Senior Principal Security Engineer, Symantec

Steve is a Senior Principal Security Engineer at Symantec who, as a subject matter expert regularly engages with large global companies to deliver technical security briefings on threat and information protection throughout the Cyber landscape. He has over 19 years’ experience in supporting, securing, designing and creating successful solutions that deliver value to customers in different industries throughout the world.