Moderator

Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

John Doody is Director of Interlocutor Services Limited, a company established in 2003 to promote Information Assurance and Cyber Security issues both nationally and internationally, the company offers a range of services including Marketing, Communications, Public Speaking, Strategy Reviews, Information Assurance, Cyber Security and Information Technology, these services are geared to the strategic level within government and industry. Prior to this 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 Cyber Security and Information Assurance. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing.

He also has had a 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’s recent major role was as the Global Strategic Cyber Security Adviser to Ultra Electronics Limited where he reported directly to the CEO on Cyber Security matters.  He also provided Strategic Advice to FireEye and Safenet, two large US Cyber companies. He is currently a Deloitte Associate.

 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.  He is a qualified engineer and has held a number of strategic engineering appointments in the UK Ministry of Defence including system support to PTARMIGAN and WAVELL, the army’s tactical communication and CIS systems, Director in the Procurement Executive as Project Manager for Army Electronic Warfare, Battlefield Target Engagement System (BATES), Air Defence CIS system (ADCIS) and WAVELL managing £1B of programmes. John has also worked in the R&D environment working on Electronic Warfare Simulation.  He has also served in various operational environments including Loan Service to the Trucial Oman Scouts in the Middle East.

John has chaired many international committees dealing with Cyber, 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 Cyber and Information Assurance.  He is a renowned Evangelist for Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

He has held the position of an International Class Director for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International (Fairfax Virginia USA). He is a past President and Vice-President of the AFCEA UK WEST Chapter and served as a Member at Large for AFCEA London in the early 90s. He was also also the Cyber Security Lead for the BCS Security Community of Expertise

John has supported a number of Charitable organisations including SSAFA,  Help for Heroes and The Army Benevolent Fund (ABF)

John was awarded the CESG/GCHQ Directors Medal in 2003

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



Speaker

BRITTANY KAISER

Born in Houston, Texas, Brittany Kaiser grew up in Chicago and went to high school at Phillips Academy Andover. She went on to study at Edinburgh University, before earning post-graduate degrees in international relations at The University of Edinburgh (MA with honors), an LLM in international human rights law at the University of London Birkbeck College, and an Masters in Philosophy in international law and diplomacy at Middlesex University.

A fervent advocate for progressive politics at an early age, Brittany volunteered for the presidential campaigns of Howard Dean and John Kerry, and for Barack Obama’s run for senate while still in high school. In 2007, she worked full-time for a summer in the new media team of Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign, and in 2014 she volunteered for the “Ready for Hillary” campaign, before deciding to support Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary in 2015.

Following her volunteer work for these political candidates, Brittany spent several years engaged with human rights projects around the world, including work for Amnesty International, lobbying at the United Nations and European Parliament to stop crimes against humanity, and contributing to human rights research projects in Asia and Africa.

After the fall of Gaddafi, Brittany helped establish a company to organize diplomatic conferences in Libya, including on trade and investment. Her primary motivation was to work on human rights issues in that country. In parallel, she started her PhD on preventive diplomacy, including studying the development of data-driven early-warning systems to prevent possible acts of genocide. She also began consulting to human rights barristers and political campaigns internationally.

These activities, together with her background in the Democratic party, caught the attention of Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix. He offered Brittany a job at the SCL Group, the then-parent company of Cambridge Analytica, as a business-development consultant in late 2014. Brittany quickly excelled at the company and was promoted to Director of Program Development, and then Director of Business Development in 2015. She left the company in January 2018.

She was the only business development and salesperson to train directly under Nix. While she was not privy to all the internal machinations of Cambridge Analytica’s activities as an employee of the company, she had access to many important and sensitive documents and communications, and was witness to a significant number of key meetings.

Brittany left Cambridge Analytica in January 2018, and in April of the same year, she testified before the U.K. parliamentary investigation on Fake News by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, providing both verbal and written testimony and documents. For her parliamentary testimony, she was advised in the U.K. by leading human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC and by Mark Stephens CBE, a leading data attorney. In the U.S., she is represented by attorneys Jim Walden and Amanda Senske of Walden Macht & Haran LLP. Jim is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, who has significant experience representing whistleblowers.

Brittany Kaiser decided to become a whistleblower for two reasons. First, she wanted the truth about Cambridge Analytica and its activities to be exposed in the public domain. Second, she had come to the conclusion that the whole system of data brokerage was flawed and in contravention of fundamental human rights. When controversy about the company’s practices broke in the news, Brittany agreed to a preliminary debriefing by The Guardian in March 2018 as part of the news organization’s Cambridge Analytica Files investigation. She provided an initial selection of documents and information, which were the basis for a momentous story on Brexit, the Trump campaign, Facebook, and more.

Brittany’s experience with Cambridge Analytica has deepened her belief that people need and deserve greater rights over both the use and proceeds of their own data. She spends her time exploring ways to empower individuals to protect and take control of their digital rights, assets and identities for their own benefit.

Throughout 2018, Brittany offered her assistance to governments and private companies in developing policies on, and programs for, data and blockchain technologies. Before meeting with The Guardian in March, she began lobbying for bills to be passed protecting digital rights, including defining digital assets as property for each individual.  To that end, she co-founded the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a 501C6 lobbying non-profit. Alongside her work with DATA, Brittany acted as an expert witness and gave testimony to investigations on the data industry, big tech and elections, around the world, helping achieve landmark decisions against data abusers and achieve changes in policy for both the public and private sector.

After her first whistleblowing interviews, Brittany started the #OwnYourData campaign, asking corporations such as Facebook to change their terms and conditions to provide transparency, opt-in and property/monetization rights over the data produced in their platforms. Brittany has joined the boards of over 10 ethical technology companies to help develop solutions that promote transparency, consent-based data sharing, data sovereignty, and cybersecurity. She has also recently joined the board of The Center for Data Privacy, which won the first case against Equifax, to help individuals protect their legal rights over their personal data and file for compensation for data breaches.

Brittany is also an author of the new book with Harper Collins, entitled “Targeted: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower’s Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump and Facebook Broke Democracy.” This book will hold a global non-fiction launch on October 22, 2019, and roll out across additional territories through 2020.

Brittany is considered to be an expert in the use of data, digital asset legislation, and blockchain technology. She speaks about these topics at public forums and conferences around the world to promote sustainable change and adoption of ethical principles for digital life.



Keynote speaker

Geoff White

Investigative Journalist Covering Technology,

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.



Keynote speaker

Mike Jones

Mike Jones (sting3r) is a former member of Anonymous hacktivist group. He has been associated with groups such APT28 as well as other notorious groups. After an extended law enforcement investigation mike now dedicates his efforts to helping corporations across several industries defend against methodologies various groups employ. Along with penetration testing and public speaking he continues to develop exploit code and find new ways to push the envelope of security.



Speaker

Sandip Patel QC

Barrister / Partner, Scarmans

Sandip Patel QC FCIArb specialist in corporate, banking and financial service law. He advises clients across a range of industries and geographies, providing proactive and commercial legal advice on a broad range of corporate transactions including restructuring and insolvency, public and private fundraisings, this includes providing ongoing operation, regulatory and compliance services to investment funds and the project management of VCT public transactions requiring compliance with the Listing Rules and Prospectus Rules. 
 
He appears in domestic and international commercial disputes concerning fraud, finance, goods and services, energy and natural resources and construction. He appears in international arbitrations conducted under the rules of various institutions (ICSID, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA) and ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules within civil law and common-law jurisdictions. He appeared recently in a reported international arbitration case on the enforcement in England of a New York Convention award ([2018] EWHC 2713 (Comm)).
 
As head of Scarmans’ Data Protection Team and Chief Adviser to OSP Cyber Academy, he advises organisations on data laws, privacy, protection, and cyber security. He is Chairperson of the Cybercrime Practitioners’ Association. 
 
In the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom guide to outstanding silks nationwide said this about him, “He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”, “a very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court”. Described as “a truly exceptional lawyer with a phenomenal eye for detail”.
 



Seminar speaker

Charl van der Walt

Head of Security Research, Orange Cyberdefense

Charl is the founder of SensePost – an international penetration testing company serving customers on 5 continents – where he still forms part of the management. Over almost 20 years at SensePost he acted in various roles including CEO for about 5 years. After merging SensePost with UK cybersecurity services provider SecureData, he took a diverse role with the group that includes leading its research unit, directing security strategy and also leading the ‘Security Intelligence Unit’, which amongst other things runs a significant Vulnerability Management, Managed SIEM and Threat Hunting (MDR) operation.



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.  



Speaker

Richard Flanders

Head Of Cloud Sales UK, CheckPoint

Richard has spent over 30 years in the IT business and has worked for a variety of well-known organisations in that time, including CheckPoint, VMware and Fujitsu. He is well-known in the industry for being a thought-leader and a speaker who challenges preconceptions around emergent technologies. He is currently building a whole new business for Checkpoint based on protecting public and private cloud infrastructures



Speaker

Shreyans Mehta

Co-founder and CTO, Cequence Security

Shreyans Mehta is an innovator in network security and holds several patents in the field. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Architect and Technical Director at Symantec, where he led the development of one of the most advanced network security platforms and intrusion prevention technologies based on real-time packet inspection and cloud-based big data analytics. It’s responsible for detecting more than half of the billions of threats that Symantec identifies every year. At Symantec, Shreyans started the Safeweb initiative for marking malicious sites in search results and played a key role in making it a successful standalone product. In partnership with VMware, he developed one of the first agentless IPS engines that transparently protect virtual machines. Before that, he was a lead engineer at VPN Dynamics, a VPN/firewall startup. Shreyans has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.



Keynote speaker

Kevin Fielder

CISO, Just Eat

Kevin Fielder is Chief Information Security Officer at Just Eat with overall responsibility for global security and resilience across the dynamic FTSE100 company.  He has created and delivered a highly successful security strategy which meets the demands of an agile worldwide business. With an extensive background spanning financial services and payments, Kevin excels in leading high performing teams and also effectively engaging boards around cyber risk and resilience. An experienced and dynamic information security professional, Kevin is also a board advisor to several organisations, an experienced speaker and is an active member of the cyber security community promoting awareness, diversity and innovation.



Seminar speaker

Andrew Gogarty’s

Chief Security Evangelist, Secon Cyber

As Chief Security Evangelist, Andrew Gogarty helps clients understand the business value of security. By taking on the challenging role of educating organisations on how to improve their cyber security maturity, he enables clients to achieve their desired business outcomes. 

Gogarty aims to raise general awareness of security issues, the evolving threat landscape, and how organisations can go about even the most complex situations.  After 17 years working with customers across all sizes and industry verticals, he takes an outcome based approach that leverages the in-depth knowledge he has gained throughout his career in the cyber security industry. 



Keynote speaker

Tate Chakrabarti

Senior Privacy Counsel, Reckitt Benckiser plc

Tate Chakrabarti is Senior Privacy Counsel at Reckitt Benckiser plc. He is an English qualified lawyer with over a decade’s experience in the field of data privacy and also commercial law.

Reckitt Benckiser plc is a FTSE listed company. Their well-known brands are available in nearly 200 countries and include (amongst others) Durex, Dettol, Nurofen and Scholl. Tate is responsible for providing the company with strategic and practical legal advice on a range of data privacy issues for global business operations including drafting and negotiating data transfer and processing agreements, data breach preparedness and response, multi-jurisdictional marketing practices, global data transfers, data retention, notification of data losses to a data regulatory body, privacy litigation, eCommerce matters and data localisation requirements.



Moderator

Etienne Greeff

CTO, Orange Cyberdefense

Etienne Greeff has been involved in Cybersecurity for most of his working life. He has started a number of Cybersecurity businesses in his life, fulfilling a number of roles including developer, salesman, CTO & CEO. His current role is at Orange Group level as CTO for Orange Cyberdefense. Etienne has a particular interest in mathematics and engineering which are happily key in modern Cybersecurity solutions. Etienne holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Witwatersrand.



Keynote speaker

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.



Keynote speaker

Steve Mulhearn

Director Enhanced Technologies UKI & DACH, Fortinet

Steve has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity sector. He has a wealth of knowledge on the security pain points faced by companies in almost every sector, ranging from financial services to manufacturing. Steve is also an expert on IoT security and how companies can best protect themselves from emerging threats. His experience of working both with Service providers and Enterprise gives him a unique view of the different requirements in not only securing networks but also in offering security services to the market.