Moderator

Colonel (Retd) John Doody

Industry Expert, British Computer Society

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 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 Information Assurance and Cyber Security. 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.  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. John  has worked in the R&D environment working on Electronic Warfare Simulation.  John has chaired many international committees dealing with Information Assurance, communications and interoperability. John is well known on the national and international Information Assurance and Cyber Conference circuit where he has chaired many events and has given many talks on Cyber Information Assurance. He has delivered over 100 papers on Security.  He is a past President and Vice-President of AFCEA UK WEST Chapter and served as a Member at large for AFCEA London in the early 90s. He is also a member of the BCS Community of Security Expertise.

John is well know in the Cyber and Information Assurance domain having had 59 years’ experience in defence, government and industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Cyber and Information Assurance debate.

He is a committed Cyber Security Evangelist

He was recently elevated to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.



Speaker

Stu Hirst

Head Of Security Engineering, Photobox

Stu is currently the Head Of Security Engineering at Photobox Group (which includes Moonpig, PosterXXL and Hofmann).

He was instrumental in building Skyscanner’s Security team from 2015-2017, having led them to the final of SC Magazine’s Security Team Of The Year 2017.

He has previously worked in security at The Trainline and was part of the Cyber Leadership Team at Capital One UK.

He has twice been nominated as a finalist for Cyber Evangelist Of The Year at the Scottish Cyber Awards and runs one of Scotland’s leading Tech Meet Ups; Security Scotland.

Stu has appeared at numerous leading Security events such as InfoSec Europe, Cloud Expo Europe and Future Of Cyber Security.

 

Twitter: @StuHirstinfosec



Speaker

John Dyer

Account Director, Darktrace

John Dyer has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, having worked in senior commercial roles at both private and publicly-traded companies, including Cambridge Neurodynamics and Autonomy. As Account Director at Darktrace, John advises clients on the use of machine learning technologies to identify new, emerging cyber-threats within computer networks, specialising on financial services, the legal sector, the retail sector and government/defence.



Speaker

Jonny Tennyson

Customer Success Manager, ZoneFox

As Customer Success Manager 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.

 



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



Speaker

Sandip Patel QC

Chairman of Cybercrime Practitioners Association,

Sandip Patel QC is a Barrister with an impressive domestic and international practice in civil and criminal litigation with particular emphasis on international regulatory cases. Sandip has been at the forefront of prosecutions involving ‘cybercrime’. Sandip regularly represents individuals, businesses and Governments in complex disputes that have an overlap between criminal and civil law especially in the arena of fraud and tax evasion. Sandip has advised in matters in the Middle East, India, Europe and the Caribbean.

In the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016’s guide to outstanding silks nationwide said this about Sandip, “He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”, “a very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court” Legal 500 2017.

International Arbitration

Sandip advises and represents public and private entities on contentious and non-contentious international commercial disputes 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, in particular, India.


Cybercrime

Sandip has been at the forefront of cases involving ‘cybercrime and cyber security’. Sandip has been involved in the most high-profile cybercrime cases involving fraud, deception, money laundering and organised crime. Sandip has acted in famous cases such as the “Facebook Hacker”, ‘Anonymous’ prosecutions for computer hacking involving PayPal and Visa and for computer hacking into UK and US Government websites for agencies such as the CIA and FBI in the US and National Crime Agency, National Health Service and Ministry of Defence in the UK. In addition, Sandip has been involved in cases of serious and organised fraud and money laundering on the ‘Dark Web’.

Sandip has intricate knowledge of cases involving cybercrime especially from the issue of admissibility of evidence. Sandip is a contributor to the leading text book namely: Electronic Evidence, 3rd Edition, Stephen Mason. In addition, Sandip lectures regularly on cybercrime and has trained law enforcement officials both in the UK and abroad including advising the Police in the Republic of Grenada on the formation of a cybercrime unit with focus on policies and procedures.

Sandip is the Chairman of Cybercrime Practitioners Association.

Data Breach & Protection

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to come into force on 25 May 2018, and replaces the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998. The GDPR imposes more stringent levels of accountability and will apply to all organisations worldwide that process the personal data of EU citizens.

Sandip provides expert advice and training to organisations in order that they fully understand the implications of the GDPR; how they may be affected and how to prepare. He also assists in the auditing of current processes and policies, and provides guidance how to improve data protection compliance in time for GDPR implementation.

Sandip is routinely asked to speak at conferences, and recently gave presentations on the GDPR to industry leaders and lawyers in England, Scotland and Israel.

Sandip heads the Data Protection team at Scarmans.

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry Caribbean Lawyer Network
International Criminal Lawyers Association Cyber Defence Forum
Anti-Corruption Professionals Network
PwC Fraud Group
Chairman of Cybercrime Practitioners Association.



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

Anita Lines

Global Data Protection Officer , Insurance Sector

“Anita Lines is currently global Data Protection Officer for three companies operating within the insurance sector.  Anita has specialised in data protection compliance for 10 years with extensive experience sourced from leading complex data protection change programmes across government, commercial and third sectors organisations including parts of the Critical National Infrastructure.  Before moving into the private commercial sector, Anita held the Data Protection Officer role for the National Citizens Advice Service, leading 350+ separate organisations across 3000 locations and with a workforce of 27,000, of which many were volunteers, on all matters relating to data protection.  During this time, Anita was regularly invited by the ICO to its regional and national conferences to share her team’s compliance toolkits for SMEs as an exemplar of best practice and to run data protection clinics for its delegates.  Anita holds the BCS Data Protection Practitioner Certificate and is also a Lead Auditor for ISO 27001 and holds many supplementary qualifications including the International Diploma in Business Analysis.”



Speaker

Nick Baglin

General Manager, Netacea

Nick Baglin joined Netacea in January 2018, with a mission to grow and expand the company to be a leader in behavioural machine learning in the cyber security space. Drawing upon over 18 years’ experience in cyber security, Nick has held senior roles at HP Enterprise Security Services and CyberArk, where he was VP of Sales, EMEA and played a crucial role in the company’s growth from £250M to £2.2B.
Nick is passionate about enabling organizations to improve their cyber security defences and educating leaders about new approaches to solving the ever-evolving problem of cyber attacks.



Speaker

Nick Brownrigg

Presales Consultant, SecureData

Nick is a key figure within SecureData’s Pre-sales team, serving businesses based in Northern UK. He retains 17+ years of extensive exposure to network and security architectures across both Public Sector, operating across a wide-range of security classifications, as well as Private Sector organisations, presenting volatile network and security architecture complexities. Nick holds first-hand experience with the security challenges that keep customers up at night. His key focus areas are threat detection, security architecture and compliance.



Speaker

Zeshan Sattar

Certification Evangelist, CompTIA

Zeshan’s current role as an Evangelist at CompTIA involves guiding a range of organisations on best practice for delivery and aligning global standards to ensure a cyber resilient workforce. He is a member of the NCSC Industry 100 programme as a Cybersecurity Educator for the CyberFirst initiative. In 2018, Zeshan spearheaded the creation of the Cyber Ready programme which is designed to upskill individuals with some IT experience into Cybersecurity Analysts.
As a subject matter expert, he is often called upon to input into training programmes and has worked and spoken at a range of events in Europe and America.
He has worked across a range of infrastructure roles including the service desk as the first line of defence to a systems administrator with responsibility to architect and monitor secure networks for digital-first organisations.
When he’s not working, Zeshan can be found on social media, learning online, or trying to teach his children Japanese.



Speaker

Tim Ager

Sales Director, Osirium

Tim heads up the Sales team at leading UK Privileged Access Management solution provider Osirium. Osirium’s PxM Platform protects customer Privileged Accounts from the internal and external security breaches that pose critical threats to their business.  Prior to joining Osirium Tim held senior cybersecurity sales, marketing and business development roles with major organisations including Celestix Networks and  InTechnology.



Keynote speaker

Richard Parlour

Chairman , EU Task Force on Cybersecurity Policy for the Financial Sector

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.



Speaker

Mahbubul Islam

Head Of Transformational Security, Government Digital Service

Mahbubul Islam is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP). As a Director of The Security Institute he sponsors and leads the Cyber and Convergence Specialist Interest Group (CCSIG).

Mahbubul has been involved in Information Security for 10 years and has covered Physical, Technical and Policy domains, in that period he has led numerous agile and non-agile teams on Security engagements for HMG.

His passion and focus has been on building security teams that are able adapt to the dynamic changes within security, whilst delivering on Governance, Risk and Compliance outcomes.

Mahbubul is a member of the SABSA Institute and IISP. He is a keen supporter of mentoring programme within the security profession, including the development of the security professionals in the UK Civil Service.



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