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CCCC 2020 Speakers

Alex Matrosov
Offensive Research Lead, NVIDIA

Alex Matrosov is well recognized offensive security researcher. He has more than two decades of experience with reverse engineering, advanced malware analysis, firmware security, and exploitation techniques. Alex served as Senior Principal Security Researcher at Nvidia, Intel Security Center of Excellence (SeCoE), spent more than six years in the Intel Advanced Threat Research team and was Senior Security Researcher at ESET. Alex has authored and co-authored numerous research papers and is a frequent speaker at security conferences, including REcon, Zeronigths, Black Hat, DEFCON, and others. Additionally, he is awarded by Hex-Rays for open-source plugin HexRaysCodeXplorer which is developed and supported since 2013 by REhint’s team.

Anna Borgström
CEO, NetClean Technologies AB

Anna Borgström is CEO of NetClean, a Swedish company that offers premium technology that fights the dissemination of online child sexual abuse material. She has worked with organisations and governments worldwide since 2009 to combat online child sexual exploitation through introducing and lobbying for the uptake of new and leading technical solutions, which work to save children from harm. Anna is also a member of the Safer Society Group management team, which develops and drives companies that specialise in technology with the aim of creating a better and safer society by tackling societal problems through IT-solutions. NetClean is one of Safer Society Group’s subsidiaries. Its mission is to limit victimisation and prevent further suffering to victims of child sexual abuse, and to enable a brighter future for abused and exploited children. NetClean was one of the first social entrepreneurial businesses in Sweden, and as one of the early employees, Anna has had a significant impact on the company’s success and growth. Making a difference through combining social responsibility, ethically sustainable businesses and technology is something that drives Anna and her commitment to the industry. Anna has studied Computer Science and Economics and has worked with innovative solutions within the Telco and IT industry for 20 years.

NetClean website

Axelle Apvrille
Principal Anti-Virus Malware Researcher, Fortinet

Axelle Apvrille is principal security researcher at Fortinet. She specifically looks into mobile malware and smart devices (not always that smart…). She is the lead organizer of Ph0wn CTF, a Capture The Flag dedicated to smart devices.

Brian Plants
U.S. Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Brian Plants has been a U.S. Postal Inspector for over 17 years and has worked a variety of assignments and cases. He is currently part of the Analytics/Cyber Group within the Inspection Service and sits on site at the National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the program manager over Cyber Fraud Reshipping and USPS eCommerce Fraud.

US Postal Inspection Service Website

Gabor Szappanos
Threat Research Director, Sophos Group Plc.
Gabor graduated from the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest with degree in physics. His first job was in the Computer and Automation Research Institute, developing diagnostic software and hardware for nuclear power plants. He started antivirus work in 1995, and has been developing freeware antivirus solutions in spare time. He joined VirusBuster in 2001 where he was responsible for taking care of macro virus and script malware. Since 2002 he was the head of the virus lab. 
Between 2008 and 2016 he was a member of the board of directors in AMTSO (Anti Malware Testing Standards Organizations). In 2012 he joined Sophos as a Principal Malware researcher.

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. Jan regularly presents at regional and international cyber security conferences, in addition to hosting the annual Copenhagen Cybercrime Conference. He was the keynote speaker at the IBM Nordic security summit and has presented at the Digital Crimes Consortium, Security Analyst Summit, and at Europol. The last 12 months, Jan has been working on a new security product called CSIS email fraud protection.

Jason R. Britt
CTO & Co-Founder, Cyber Team Six

Jason, CTO and Co-Founder of Cyber Team Six, leads technology development and new strategy creation. Before co-founding Cyber Team Six, Jason worked at Wells Fargo for three and a half years helping build anti-cybercrime strategies. Prior to working at Wells Fargo Jason was a computer science PhD candidate and research assistant at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research where he developed methods to collect cybercrime crime data and use it to prevent cyber enabled fraud. Earlier in his career, Jason was an accounting systems analyst at Southern Company during which time he earned his CPA license and is currently an inactive CPA.

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.

Bill Ladd performs and publishes data driven Cybersecurity research using Recorded Future’s unique threat intelligence content. Additionally he manages efforts in content acquisition, ontology development and risk modeling.

Katherine Carpenter
Privacy Consultant; Licensed attorney; Independent Consultant

Katherine Carpenter is a business consultant in information security and privacy. She is a licensed attorney in the USA, a CIPM, and has worked on varied projects in law, compliance, cybercrime in a range of verticals including healthcare, Finance/FinTech, and government. Katherine is great at translating technical terms into lay terms to assist business, legal, and other teams in working well with engineering and has implemented innovative compliance solutions.

Kristinn Gudjonsson
Security Engineer, Google

Kristinn is a member of the Detection & Response team at Google, where he has been for over 8 years. Kristinn joined Google in 2011 as part of the incident response team, investigating and responding to security incidents. He was known for tinkering with code, focusing on tools like plaso. Kristinn then made a move over to management where he oversaw the digital forensics and incident management teams in Sunnyvale. Kristinn is now back into an individual contributor role, working on projects like Timesketch, l2tscaffolder and others. In a previous life, Kristinn worked as incident response and forensics consultant in Iceland. Kristinn holds an M.Sc. from Institut National des Telecommunications (INT, now Telecom & Management) school from Paris and a B.Sc. in computer and electronic engineering from the University of Iceland.

Maciej Kotowicz
Founder of,

Maciej Kotowicz is an independent security researcher and founder of, with previous work done as Senior Security Researcher in Kaspersky GReAT or Principal Botnet owner at He has a special interest in reverse engineering and exploits development as well as automation of both. Occasional speaker. In his free time, he likes to drink beer and play CTFs, in no particular order.

Michael Sjøberg
Hostage Survival & Crisis Management Expert, Key Note Speaker & CEO, Human Advisor Group

Michael Sjøberg leads hostage negotiation and crisis management consultancy Human Advisor Group. Michael has worked professionally with crisis management and negotiations since 2001 – he is an army captain (ret.) and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations with complex risk management, crisis negotiations and strategic handling of high profile political hostage takings as his specialty. He is a trained hostage negotiator by ways of New Scotland yard. Michael is frequently used in Scandinavian media as subject matter expert on kidnap situations and hostage negotiations and advises a number of clients in the financial and energy sectors.

Mikael Jensen
Director of Denmark’s new seal for IT-security and responsible use of data, DI – Dansk Industri

Mikael Jensen has since February 1, 2020 been the Director of Denmark’s new labelling scheme and seal for IT-security and responsible use of data. Mikael has 10 years of C-level experience within digital start-ups, 9 years of experience within incumbent Telco TDC Group in strategic, tactical and operational roles and more than 4 years of brand, marketing, and category management experience within FMCG at Unilever. Mikael holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University.

Patrick A. Westerhaus
CEO and Co-Founder, Cyber Team Six

Patrick, CEO and Co-Founder of Cyber Team Six, heads up the cyber anti-fraud technology and services company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Prior to starting Cyber Team Six, Patrick was at Wells Fargo for three years where he built and led the Cyber Crime Intelligence Unit. From 2004-2015, Patrick was as a Special Agent for the FBI where he worked major white-collar crime, cyber-enabled fraud & espionage investigations, and created the virtual currency team within the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. Earlier in his career, Patrick was a forensic accountant for KPMG, and he maintains a CPA and CFE/CAMS designations.

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.

Peter Kruse
Head of Research&Intelligence, Partner, CSIS Security Group A/S

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.

Rasmus Rasmussen
Vice President, Demant

Rasmus is a VP in Demant, with the responsibility of Enterprise Platforms, Infrastructure and Security. Rasmus has been working within this area for the last 10+ years in different Danish blue-chip companies with an international focus.

Demant website

Stefan Tanase
Security Researcher, CSIS Security Group

Stefan is an experienced security researcher based in Bucharest, Romania. Having spent the last 12 years of his career combating the world’s most sophisticated cyber threats, Stefan joined CSIS Security Group in 2019 as Cyber Intelligence Expert, part of the eCrime Unit. Through innovative research projects and effective public speaking engagements, he actively contributes to keeping internet users safe. While Stefan specializes in collecting threat intelligence and monitoring the cybercrime ecosystem, he has a real passion for digital rights and internet privacy.

Todd Bame
U.S. Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Todd Bame has been a U.S. Postal Inspector for over 15 years and is currently the Assistant Postal Inspector in Charge of the Postal Inspection Service’s Cybercrime Program operating out of the U.S. Postal Service Headquarters in Washington DC. In this capacity, he supervises Postal Inspectors and Analysts that coordinate various cybercrime investigations related to the U.S. Postal Service’s computer network and eCommerce products/services.

US Postal Inspection Service Website


Daniel Shepherd
Chief Strategy and Marketing officer, CSIS Security Group

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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