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CCCC 2021 Speakers

Christian Rykov
Sales Executive MDR, CSIS Security Group

Christian Rykov comes with 14 years of advising customers on how to strengthen their IT security posture. He is commercial lead for CSIS Managed Detection & Response. .

Eugene Kaspersky
CEO, Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert. He is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions. Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus, and then develop a removal tool for it. Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of antivirus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky’s antivirus database. In 1997 Kaspersky was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky’s CEO. Today Kaspersky operates in almost 200 countries and territories, and has 34 offices in 30 countries.


Frederik Stengaard Hansen
Principal Security Architect, Fellowmind

Frederik Stengaard Hansen is the Principal Security Architect at Fellowmind, where he helps define the requirements and security principals used across all of Fellowminds cloud services. He has solid experience with MITRE ATT&CK, Incident response and cloud security.

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.

Jens Myrup Pedersen
Professor, Cyber Security Group, Aalborg University Copenhagen

Jens Myrup Pedersen is professor in cyber security at Aalborg University, and head coach for the Danish national cyber security team. His research is mainly in network security, with a particular focus on traffic analysis, DNS and deception technologies. He is heading and participating in both Danish and European research projects, e.g. on identification of cybersecurity threats using machine learning, development of virtual labs for studying malware behavior, and on IoT honeypots. He is also board member of several societies e.g. the Council for Digital Security and IDA Connect (part of the Danish Engineering Association).

Ketil Clorius
Global Head of Fraud Management, Danske Bank

Ketil joined Danske Bank on January 2019 as Global Head of Fraud Management. He has more than 14 years of experience within the Fraud and Financial Crime area. Before joining Danske Bank, he was leading the Danish KPMG Fraud and Financial Crime Services as a Director. Ketil has experience mainly from financial services and the banking industry, particularly in Fraud Management, AML, Risk Management and Risk Assessment across the Nordic region and Luxembourg. He also worked in the software industry as Head of the Centre of Excellence for Fraud and Financial Crime for Vin the Nordics implementing Anti-Fraud and Financial Crime software/solutions across the banks, insurances and in the public sector.

Lukas Stefanko
Malware Researcher, ESET

Lukas Stefanko is an experienced Malware Researcher with a strong engineering background and a well-demonstrated focus on Android malware research and security. With more than nine years’ experience with malware, he has been focusing on improving detection mechanisms of Android malware and in the past couple of years has made major strides towards heightening public awareness around mobile threats and app vulnerabilities. He has presented at several security conferences such as CCCC, RSA, Confidence, DefCamp, BountyCon, AVAR, CARO Workshop, Infoshare, and Ekoparty.

Martin Lynge Hansen
Director of Innovation and Development, CSIS Security Group

Martin is the Director of Innovation and Development with CSIS Security Group and has been with the company for 15 years. He started out with a brief stint as malware analyst, but was quickly drawn to the R&D side of things, where he has since held various roles, most lately tech lead on CTI and Head of Development. Martin has worked in cybersecurity for over 20 years and holds an engineering degree from The Engineering College of Copenhagen.

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.

Michael Ørnø
Director, Statens It


Mikko Hyppönen
Chief Research Officer, F-Secure

Mr. Hypponen was selected as Cybersecurity Person Of The Year 2020 by CISO Mag. He works as a researcher at F-Secure in Finland.

Neil Mullins
Senior Officer, NCCU, National Crime Agency UK

Neil joined the National Cybercrime Unit in October2018, spending 18 months working with the Cyber Prevent team before taking up his current role in Tactical Partnerships, where he leads on engagement with the cyber security sector. Neil has experience in international law enforcement, having previously worked as a Case Officer with INTERPOL Manchester for 3 years. Prior to this Neil spent 5 years working in the local Police Headquarters as an emergency call handler and despatcher. When not in work, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons and is a keen supporter of Liverpool FC.


Paul Vixie
CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.

Dr. Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO and cofounder of Farsight Security, Inc. He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS. Dr. Vixie is a prolific author of open source Internet software including BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2011.

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.

Richard Stiennon
Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest

Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,615 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 31 countries on six continents. He was a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Security Yearbook 2021: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry. In 2019 he published Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey. He also wrote Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He writes for Security Boulevard, and The Analyst Syndicate. He is a member of the advisory board at several technology startups and sits on the board of Anitian. Stiennon was Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that he was VP Research at Gartner. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London. Follow @cyberwar on Twitter.

Robert McArdle
Director FTR, Trend Micro

Robert is a Director in Trend Micro’s Forward Looking Threat Research team, where he is involved in analysing the latest Cybercrime threats, specializing in researching the future threat landscape, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and coordinating investigations with international law enforcement. Robert is a regular presenter for the press and at security conferences. He also lectures in Malware Analysis and Cybercrime Investigations on MSc modules at Cork IT and University College Dublin (UCD). He worries that his hobby and job are one and the same, and constantly wonders if “normal” people have that problem. Some day he hopes to find a strange niche area of cybercrime that means his years of reading Stars Wars trivia will have some impact on his day job.

Silas Cutler
Security Researcher, CrowdStrike

Silas Cutler is a security researcher for CrowdStrike where he focuses on malware developed by nation states and organized cybercrime groups.

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.

Søren Bjerregaard Vrist
Lead Technical Architect, CSIS Security Group

Søren is Lead Technical Architect at CSIS Security Group and has been with the company for 8 years. Before that a brief foray as a consultant with Netcompany and some intermittent visits in a smart grid startup and at Siteimprove. He’s been working with just about every product in the CSIS software portfolio and lately been spearheading the general data platform for everything but specifically CTI. Søren has a Cand. Scient in computer science from University of Copenhagen.

Vitali Kremez
Founder & CEO, Advanced Intelligence LLC

Vitali Kremez is the CEO and Chairman of Advanced Intelligence LLC. He specializes in researching and investigating complex cyberattacks, network intrusions, and data breaches. Over his government and private sector career, Kremez has made numerous groundbreaking findings into Eastern Europe’s cybercrime underworld and has earned virtually every major certification available in the fields of IT, security, and digital forensics. Kremez was selected to present at both NATO and United Nations dedicated to digital security. A renowned expert, malware course author, speaker, blogger, and columnist, Vitali has contributed crucial research and articles to leading publications and is a frequent commentator on cybercrime, hacking incidents, policy, and security.


Henrik Larsen
Head of Security and Identity Services, DKCERT

Henrik Larsen, since 2015 Head of Security and Identity Services at DeiC, Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation: DKCERT, the Danish academic Computer Security Incident Response Team, and WAYF – Where Are You From, a federated authentication service. Before that more than 20 years of university information and communication technology management, project management and security management, 2011-2015 CISO at the University of Copenhagen.

Michael Andersen
COO – Department of Forensic Psychology, EAGLE SHARK A/S

Michael Andersen is the COO – Department of Forensic Psychology at the private intelligence agency EAGLE SHARK. Michael comes with a background in Business Psychology and Leadership Philosophy, educated at HARVARD and INSEAD, and specializing in Forensic Emotion Awareness. Michael is the chief hostage negotiator at EAGLE SHARK and is lead negotiator at all cyber attacks. Michael teaches special operators in Social Engineering, psychological attack plans and profiling. Michael has a special interest in the civilization’s craving for digitalization, growth and efficiency, and its influence on human behavior and cyber security. See more in LinkedIn profile.

Troels Oerting
Chair of the Global Centre for Cybersecurity (C4C), World Economic Forum

Troels Oerting is presently Chairman of a number of global cyber start-up, including Bullwall Inc, and the first head and Chair of the Global Centre for Cybersecurity (C4C) established by World Economic Forum in 2018. He has been working in cyber/security ‘first line’ for the last 40+ years and has held a number of significant posts both nationally and internationally. Before joining World Economic Forum Troels Oerting worked as Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) with end to end responsibility of all security in Barclays Group, responsible for more than 3000 security experts world-wide protecting the banks 50 million customers and 140.000 employees in 51 countries. Previously Troels also held the position as the first Director of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), an EU wide centre located in EUROPOL. Before joining Europol as Director for the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) Troels Oerting held the position as Assistant Director for Europol Organised Crime department as well as the Counter Terrorist Department and he also held positions as Director of Operation in the Danish Security Intelligence Service and Director for the Danish Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

Robert Lipovsky
Senior Malware Researcher, ESET

Robert Lipovsky is a Senior Malware Researcher for ESET, with 14 years’ experience in cybersecurity and a broad spectrum of expertise covering targeted APTs, crimeware, as well as vulnerability research. He is responsible for threat intelligence and malware analysis and leads the Malware Research Team at ESET headquarters in Bratislava. He is a regular speaker at security conferences, including RSA Conference, Black Hat USA, Virus Bulletin, BlueHat, and ATT&CKcon. He also teaches reverse engineering at the Slovak University of Technology – his alma mater, and at Comenius University. When not bound to a keyboard, he enjoys traveling, playing guitar and flying single-engine airplanes.


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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