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CCCC 2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Cristina A. Gulisano
Director, Datatilsynet (Danish Data Protection Agency)

Cristina A. Gulisano was appointed Director of the Data Protection Agency (DPA) as of 1 August 2015. After graduating as Master of Law in October 1996, she started working as Head of Section in the DPA, and she played a significant role in the work of transposing the former general EC Data Protection Directive from 1995 into Danish law. In April 2001, she transferred to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and from August 2007 until July 2015 she worked as Head of Division. During her career within the MoJ she also worked as a prosecutor in criminal cases and in October 2005 she was appointed lawyer (her practicing certificate deposited). 

Chris Parker
eCrime & Digital Fraud Lead, Royal Bank of Scotland

Chris has worked for RBS for almost 18 years, and in that time has moved from a customer support position to lead the eCrime and Digital fraud team within Security.
He has focused on protecting the Bank’s digital channels and their customers, from a wide range of digital threats, including some of the earliest phishing attacks, the evolution of financial malware and the cat and mouse game required to interrupt them. Today he provides subject matter expertise and direction to help manage the Bank’s digital threat mitigation strategy specifically targeting social engineering attack enablers.
In the last 6 years Chris has managed the identification, delivery and utilisation of technology, education and procedural solutions that have mitigated over £100m in attempted fraud against UK businesses and residents.

Dimple Ahluwalia
BISO and VP of Services Solution Design, IBM

Dimple Ahluwalia is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for IBM Security with responsibility for managing the Unit’s IT security policy and risks, helping protect systems and data, driving security and privacy by design into products and services, and supporting enterprise programs for cyber threat detection, incident response and compliance. She is also the global Services Executive for Solution Design, a team that architects security capabilities tailored to meet IBM clients needs.
With over 15 years of experience in IT security, Dimple has held various security leadership roles in IBM. Most recently she managed the Security Services consulting and systems integration business for North America. Prior to that, she was an IT Risk Executive for the Office of the IBM CISO, where she executed a long-term cybersecurity strategy for IBM. She also conceived a company-wide program for Secure Engineering and Product Security Incident Response for all IBM products.

Jan Kaastrup
Chief Technology Officer, CSIS Security Group

Jan has been an Advisory Board Member of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) from 2013-2018, and has been an advisor on numerous major international security incidents, such as WannaCry, Petya, etc.
With over 20 years’ experience in IT-security (including network architecture, forensics, incident response, malware research, penetration testing and financial fraud), Jan frequently appears on Danish TV as a cybersecurity subject-matter expert.

Jayson E. Street
VP of InfoSec, SphereNY

Jayson E. Street is an author of the “Dissecting the hack: Series”. Also the DEF CON Groups Global Ambassador. Plus the VP of InfoSec for SphereNY. He has also spoken at DEF CON, DerbyCon, GRRCon and at several other ‘CONs and colleges on a variety of Information Security subjects. He was a highly carbonated speaker who has partaken of Pizza from Beijing to Brazil. He does not expect anybody to still be reading this far but if they are please note he was chosen as one of Time’s persons of the year for 2006.
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Philip Mills
Head of Business Development, Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast

Philip is a highly experienced IT and security professional with over 20 years’ experience in both technical and commercial roles. He is currently responsible for business development and industry engagement at CSIT, where he establishes and oversees collaborative research relationships with industry partners ranging from large enterprises (such as Thales, BAE Systems, Equiniti, Infosys) to small startups (such as Cyberlytic, B-Secur, Liopa, Sirona). His knowledge of the cybersecurity industry spans multiple domains including data security, cryptography, threat detection, network security, access control (physical and electronic), secure software development, business continuity and disaster recovery. Before joining CSIT, Philip held a senior sales role at Singularity, a business process management vendor, where he led the company’s efforts in the financial services sector. This included managing ongoing relationships with clients such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Barclays, and establishing new customers for Capital Markets solutions including KYC, AML, Enhanced Due Diligence and Client Onboarding. Prior to Singularity, Philip spent over 10 years delivering solutions in telecommunications sector with Aepona, in a series of roles from software engineer to project manager, before going on to manage all commercial aspects of the company’s Switching and Signalling Business Unit.

Rik Ferguson
Vice President Security Research, Trend Micro

Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3). In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame. Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security, both in the enterprise and for society as a whole, publishing papers, articles, videos and participating in thought-leadership initiatives With twenty-five years’ experience in information security, Rik has been with Trend Micro since 2007. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as Security & Privacy Infrastructure Specialist at EDS where he led the security design work for government projects related to justice and law enforcement and as Senior Product Engineer at McAfee focused on network security, intrusion prevention, encryption and content filtering Rik Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and has qualified as Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP).


Benoît Ancel
Malware Researcher, CSIS Security Group

Benoît Ancel is a malware analyst who has worked for 6 years in France and is now with CSIS in Denmark. His research interests include malware hunting, reversing and botnet tracking. He spends his free time monitoring honeypots and providing IOCs.

Eddy Willems
Security Evangelist, G Data Software

Eddy Willems (1962) is a known malware expert from Belgium. He is a board member of 3 security industry organisations AMTSO, EICAR, LSEC and the resident Security Evangelist and Global Security Officer at G Data Software. He studied Computer Sciences at IHB and VUB and started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. He became a founding member of EICAR, one of Europe’s first IT security organisations in 1991. He has been active as an anti-malware technology expert for other security companies like Kaspersky Lab. In his role today, he gives presentations and seminars all over the world. Several CERTs, press agencies and publications (print, online and broadcast eg. CNN) use his advice regularly. In October of 2013, he published his first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, titled ‘Cybergevaar’ (Cyberdanger). In December 2015 he published a translated version of his book titled ‘Cybergefahr’ (Springer Spektrum) in the German speaking countries. An English translation and update ‘Cyberdanger’ is expected beginning 2019.

Ian Qvist
CTO, Agile Response Technologies

Ian is the Co-Founder and CTO of Agile Response Technologies. Apart from his role as head of the Development team, he has also been involved in several cutting-edge threat hunting / compromise assessment projects. Prior to starting Agile in 2017, he was a consultant for CSIS Security Group, working on a significant number of high-profile incident response cases. Before CSIS, Ian worked at several IT and security companies. Ian has a BSc in Software Technology from the IT University of Copenhagen and an MSc in Data and Technology. 

Jay Rosenberg
Senior Security Researcher (GReAT), Kaspersky Lab

Jay Rosenberg is a Senior Security Researcher on the GReAT team at Kaspersky Lab. Before joining Kaspersky, he led the research at Intezer Labs. From the tender age of 12, he began programming and reverse engineering. He has spoken at various conferences around the world, identified new threats, and published his threat intelligence research on some of the largest cyberattacks.

Jeppe P. Bjerre
Specialist – Product Compliance, Engineering; FORCE Technology

I am an electrical engineer by education with a side flair for software and cybersecurity. In general, I work with improving the reliability of our client’s products and services, within electrical/embedded software design. With the growing IoT market we see more products having some form of communication with other systems and therefore also the threat of malicious actors attempting to abuse such systems. We are currently working on a screening service that will help both developers and customers to quickly get an overview on the security in a given device from a standardized point of view.

Kris McConkey
Cyber Threat Operations, PwC

Kris is the Partner responsible for PwC UK’s cyber threat intelligence, threat detection, incident response and ethical hacking services, and the global leader for PwCs cyber threat intelligence centre of excellence.
Focusing on cyber crime, espionage investigations and technical countermeasures, his team is regularly called on to investigate and contain network intrusions and provide actionable threat intelligence to clients in crisis situations.

Lukas Stefanko

Lukas Stefanko is an experienced malware researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the computer security industry. He is a strong engineering professional skilled in security research, Android and mobile security. Lukas joined ESET in 2011, and in the past couple of years he has primarily focused on researching Android threats.

Leszek Miś
Founder, Defensive Security

Leszek Miś is the Founder of Defensive Security (, Principal Trainer and Security Researcher with over 15 years of experience in Cyber Security market. He went through the full path of the infosec career positions: from OSS researcher, Linux administrator and system developer, Solution Engineer, DevSecOps, through penetration tester and security consultant delivering hardening services for the biggest players in the market, to become finally an IT Security Architect / SOC Security Analyst with deep non-vendor focus on Network Security attack and detection. Recognized speaker and trainer: BruCON, Black Hat US, OWASP Appsec US, FloCon US, Hack In The Box DBX/AMS, Infosec in the City SG, Nanosec Asia, Confidence PL, PLNOG, Open Source Day PL, Red Hat Roadshow. Holds many certifications: OSCP, RHCA, RHCSS, Splunk Certified Architect. Constantly tries to figure out “what da **ck” the AI/ML Network Security vendors try to sell. Still learning hard every single day.

Paul Rascagnères
Security Researcher, Cisco Talos

Paul is a security researcher within Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organization. As a researcher, he performs investigations to identify new threats and presents his findings as publications and at international security conferences throughout the world. He has been involved in security research for 8 years, mainly focusing on malware analysis, malware hunting and more specially on Advanced Persistence Threat campaigns and rootkit capabilities. He previously worked for several incident response team within the private and public sectors. 

Per Thorsheim
CSO, Nordic Choice Hotels

Per Thorsheim is the CSO of Nordic Choice Hotels. Headquartered in Norway, the hotel chain covers 6 countries, with 16K employees and almost 200 hotels. Per is internationally recognized for his interest into passwords & digital authentication, and runs PasswordsCon, the first and only global conference dedicated to passwords. He claims to know your next password.

Peter Kruse
Founder, Head of Research&Intelligence; CSIS Security Group

Peter co-founded CSIS in 2003 and has helped grow the company into a valued partner for customers across northern Europe. Combining a profound technical understanding of malware with a keen appreciation of business needs, Peter is the most frequently-quoted cyber security expert in Denmark and is among the most visible in Europe. He has a long history of active participation in closed and vetted IT-security communities and enjoys strong relationships across the antivirus and banking industries, as well as among law enforcement and higher education institutions. Peter blogs frequently on cyber security issues.
Website: Blog

Righard Zwienenberg

Zwienenberg started dealing with computer viruses in 1988 after encountering the first virus problems. His interest thus kindled and studied virus behavior and presented solutions and detection schemes ever since. Starting as an independent consultant, later as R&D Manager at CSE Ltd., as a Researcher for ThunderBYTE, as Chief Research Officer at Norman and currently as Senior Research Fellow at ESET. Over the years he has served in many extra roles in different industry organizations. Currently he is still serving on the board of AVAR, on the Technical Overview Board of the WildList and as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of IEEE ICSG. In 2018, Zwienenberg joined the Europol European Cyber Crime Center (EC3) Advisory Group as an ESET representative. Zwienenberg has been a member of CARO since late 1991. He is a frequent speaker at conferences – among these Virus Bulletin, EICAR, AVAR, RSA, InfoSec, SANS, CFET, ISOI, SANS Security Summits, IP Expo, Government Symposia, SCADA seminars, etc. – and general security seminars.


Tom Van de Wiele
Principal Security Consultant, F-Secure

Tom Van de Wiele is Principal Cyber Security Consultant at F-Secure holding 15 years of experience in information security. He specializes in Red Team operations and penetration testing targeting the financial sector as well as the gaming and service industries. When Tom does not break into banks, Tom advises on issues such as critical infrastructure and IoT, incident response and cybercrime.


Vitali Kremez
Independent Researcher

Vitali Kremez is an independent researcher, who is a strong believer in responsible disclosure and has helped enterprises and government agencies deliver indictments of many high-profile investigations involving data breaches, network intrusions, ransomware, computer hacking, intellectual property theft, credit card fraud, money laundering, and identity theft. Previously, Vitali enjoyed a rewarding career as an Cybercrime Investigative Analyst for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He has earned the majority of certifications available in the information technology, information security, digital forensics, and fraud intelligence fields. A renowned expert, speaker, blogger, and columnist, Vitali has contributed articles to Dark Reading, BusinessReview, and Infosecurity Magazine and is a frequent commentator on cybercrime, hacking incidents, policy, and security.


Daniel Shepherd
CEO, Agile Response Technologies

Daniel joined CSIS in order to drive the creation of two spin-off companies: one focused on Incident Response and Threat Hunting, the other focused on eCommerce Fraud. Daniel has been working in the cybersecurity industry for over 5 years now. He initially started with S21sec, the leading security service provider in Spain and Portugal. Based in Mexico City, he led the company’s LATAM operations. Then, having moved back to be based in London, he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of International Business. Before S21sec, Daniel worked for over 12 years for various US and European management consultancy firms, advising companies across various industries and globally on strategy, growth and operational improvement.

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