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Cybersecurity aims to connect science and practice in the field of cybersecurity. To achieve this, we work with many distinguished experts and professionals, both from the science community as well as the industry.

We are always looking for contributors to Cybersecurity Magazine. Do you work in the cybersecurity industry and have an interesting topic to discuss? Are you researching a particular topic on Cybersecurity and would like to see this topic better represented? Do you want to comment on a current topic in the area of cybersecurity?

Whatever your motives, feel free to contact us with a short abstract of your topic. If it meets the requirements, we are happy to publish your article!

We would like to recognize and thank all of the contributors to Cybersecurity Magazine. Here is a list of our contributing authors:

Chief Information Security Officer at

Adam Glick is a vice president and chief information security officer at Rocket Software, a Boston area-based technology company that helps organizations in the IBM ecosystem build solutions that meet today’s needs while extending the value of their technology investments for the future. Before joining Rocket Software, he served as the VP of cyber risk at Brown Brothers Harriman and as the head of information security at Century Bank before that. He is also an adjunct professor at Boston College, where he teaches graduate courses in cyber security.

Chief Scientist at

Prof. Aggelos Kiayias FRSE is chair in Cyber Security and Privacy and director of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the Chief Scientist at blockchain technology company IOHK and Associate Professor of Cryptography and Security at the University of Athens. His research interests are in computer security, information security, applied cryptography and foundations of cryptography with a particular emphasis in blockchain technologies and distributed systems, e-voting and secure multiparty protocols as well as privacy and identity management.

Alex Leadbeater is a seasoned engineer in telecommunications and has been working for British Telecoms for over 20 years in various roles. He is currently working in the capacity of Head of Global Obligations (Future & Standards) at BT. He's involved in various standardization groups in 3GPP and ETSI and is currently the Chair of the ETSI NFV Security group, the Chair of the ETSI SAI ISG, the Chair of the ETSI TC CYBER and the Chair of 3GPP SA3-LI.

Security Architect at
Strategic Advisor Information Security | Website
Director of Cybersecurity at

Andy is Director of Cybersecurity at Steel Root, a firm specializing in cybersecurity and data compliance. He is focused on building cybersecurity maturity for small and medium-sized organizations. He specializes in helping defense and federal contractors meet their compliance obligations and build their cybersecurity capability to meet the modern threat landscape head-on. Prior to joining Steel Root, Andy managed IT operations and cybersecurity in the defense industry, internally and as a consultant. He currently holds the following certifications: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) from ISC2 and a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) from ISACA.

CTO at

Anurag is the CTO of Bitglass and expedites technology direction and architecture. Anurag was director of engineering in Juniper Networks’ Security Business Unit before co-founding Bitglass. Anurag received a global education, earning an M.S. in computer science from Colorado State University, and a B.S. in computer science from the Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology.

Chief Sales Officer at
Research Leader, Networking Security at Nomadiclab, Ericsson Research | Website

Bentsi Ben-atar, chief marketing officer of Sepio Systems, and one of its co-founders.
With a strong intelligence community background and over 25 years of experience, a BSC in Electrical Engineering and MBA Graduate, Bentsi is an expert on Rogue Device Detection and supply chain attacks.

Product Manager at

Blanch is a cybersecurity solution architect with more than 10 years of product management and technology experience specializing in industrial networking and secure remote access to enable reliable connectivity for industrial applications.

Brad Smith is a technology expert at TurnOnVPN, a non-profit promoting a safe and free internet for all. He writes about his dream for a free internet and unravels the horror behind big techs.

Senior Investigator

Bruno Pavlicek is a Senior Investigator with the Corporate Security Department of a major telecommunications corporation.  He has over 25 years of experience in criminal and civil investigations between law enforcement and the private sector, specializing in fraud and non-traditional organized crime groups.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Forensic Interviewer, and currently serves as the President of the Georgia state chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Bruno holds a PhD in Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Economic Crime Management.

Head of e-crim at

Carl worked as a UK Police officer in London for 24 years, specialising in antisocial behaviour and court applications before moving into the Metropolitan Police’s Falcon fraud and cybercrime Command in 2014. He headed the Operational Development Team there and was responsible for all performance, intelligence, and other support functions of the Command. This work also included the specialist investigation of high value, cyber-related fraud and management of the Command’s tasking process. He has a BSc (Hons) in Policing and a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Management.


Carl’s role at Mimecast, in addition to providing threat intelligence focussed on email threats blocked by Mimecast, he also oversees e-crime and cyber investigations. This adds a wider context to the attacks companies are facing and seeks to clarify the who and why of them being targeted.

Christie Simon is a writer based in Canada. She writes articles with a focus on marketing and cybersecurity for a variety of businesses. Some of her favourite pieces can be found on the Constant C Technology Group's website.

CEO and Co-Founder at | Website

With expertise in both SAP cybersecurity and strong commercial skills, Christoph co-founded ABEX. As CEO. Christoph brings a wealth of expertise in product strategy, constantly redefining "most advanced" in the SAP business critical application sector. Christoph is responsible for executing product strategies for the SecurityBridge and ABEX product suites.

Founder / Inventor / Chief Scientist / Cyber Security Theorist / Author / Public Speaker at Cyber Safety Harbor | Website

The creator of Physical Presence technology, I start in the US Army as a Cartographic Draftsman. Honing my precision and attention to detail, I then shifted his focus to the world of software programming and would work as a Systems Analyst. With entrepreneurial flames burning, I then work as a software engineering consultant before taking the leap into my own venture. It was at this point when I first developed a method to prove presence on the internet by creating a digital state-of-existence.

Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Security at | Website

Cindy is a solutions strategist with a focus on cyber security and experience as an IT leader and a developer. She's passionate about making application security mainstream by changing the market: how app sec tools are used, by whom, and what outcome is expected. Ask her about pragmatic steps to truly integrate security into DevOps using workflows that are more effective, efficient, and transparent.

Her book, "10 steps every CISO should take to secure next generation software" is intended to help security professionals understand how software development is changing and the impact upon security programs. Application security especially must evolve if it is to be effective and relevant amongst DevOps, containers, orchestrators and micro services.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is an American non-profit trade association, issuing professional certifications for the information technology (IT) industry. It is considered one of the IT industry's top trade associations. Based in Downers Grove, Illinois, CompTIA issues vendor-neutral professional certifications in over 120 countries. The organization releases over 50 industry studies annually to track industry trends and changes. Over 2.2 million people have earned CompTIA certifications since the association was established.

COO and co-founder at

Dan Gardner is the COO and co-founder of ProcessBolt. He has over 25 years of success in software development, IT infrastructure, cloud operations, and startups. Before founding ProcessBolt, Dan was VP of Technology at NetSPI.  Prior to that, he was a founder of Renew Data Corp., a company that specialized in high volume electronic data discovery, now part of KLDiscovery (KLDI).

Content Marketing Manager at

Dana Roth is the content marketing manager at Perception Point, a security tool for cloud collaboration applications (including email, file-sharing and instant messaging platforms) that catches all threats—before being delivered. Dana has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Journalism. She loves helping start-up companies achieve their goals (and spending time at the beach!)

Director of Technology at Darktrace

Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with more than ten years' experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. At Darktrace, Dave oversees the mathematics and engineering teams and product strategy. He holds a first class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Security and compliance consultant at
CEO at

David Schiffer is RevBits’ Chief Executive Officer. David Schiffer’s career spans several decades of mathematics and computer science endeavors. He began his career in both technology and international business, after earning two Master’s Degrees in Math and Computer Science. David is the Co-Founder of two technology companies. Prior to co-founding RevBits, he was the Founder and CEO of Safe Banking Systems, which was sold to Accuity / RELX after almost twenty years in business.

CEO and Founder of Spectral at | Website

Dotan Nahum is the CEO and founder of Spectral, a developer-first cybersecurity company. Dotan is also an experienced software developer and open-source committer since 1999 with over 100 open source projects of which some are used by Fortune 500 companies like Accenture, as well as public companies such as Wix, and others.

His vast experience as CTO at HiredScore and CTO at Como (Conduit Mobile), and later at fintech unicorn Klarna allowed him to promote engineering culture and effectiveness in Israel by scaling products and companies through building resilient distributed systems, leading cybersecurity strategies, big data analytics, and open source. Dotan is also a 4 times tech author (Packt, Leanpub, among others) and a host of 2 podcasts (Reversim and RTCZ.io) dealing with developers and cybersecurity.

Chief Strategy Officer ITSEC Group / Co-Founder ITSEC Thailand c | Website

Dr. Khera is a veteran cybersecurity executive with more than two decades worth of experience working with information security technology, models and processes. He is currently the Chief Strategy of ITSEC Group and the Co-founder and CEO of ITSEC (Thailand). ITSEC is an international information security firm offering a wide range of high-quality information security services and solutions with operation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Dubai.

Previously the head of cyber security Presales for NOKIA, Dr. Khera has worked with every major telecom provider and government in the APAC region to design and deliver security solutions to a constantly evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.

Dr. Khera holds a Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) from Murdoch University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Network Computing from Monash University and a Certificate of Executive Leadership from Cornell University.

Dr. Khera was one of the first professionals to be awarded the prestigious Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) from ISC2 a world-leading information security certification body under the category of distinguished IT Security Practitioner for APAC.

Founder and CEO at TAG Cyber

Experienced Chief Executive Officer, Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer (second person to hold the CISO position in history), University Professor, Security Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Computer Science Researcher, and Prolific Author (six published books) with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry beginning at Bell Labs and leading to SVP/CSO position at AT&T. Skilled in Cyber Security, Network Architecture, Wide Area Network (WAN), Managed Services, and Network Design. Strong entrepreneurship professional with PhD in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and also a graduate of Columbia Business School. Directly served four Presidential Administrations in Cyber Security, and now serves as a Member of the M&T Bank Board of Directors, Senior Advisor for the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University, Adjunct CS Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, CS Department Instructor at New York University, and Member of the NSA Advisory Board (NSAAB).

Communication and PR Officer at

Elena Georgescu, a young word master always happy to help and curious to learn more about technology, is a Communication and PR Officer at Heimdal Security, a leading European provider of cloud-based cybersecurity solutions.

Erica Olson is a cyber-defense market insight associate for Merit Mile Research, a division of integrated communications company.

Chief Security Architect at Huawei | Website

Gabor is a Security Enthusiast with 20+ years of experience of software development at various multinational companies, and is currently governing software security at Germany-based enterprise software provider SAP.

Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at | Website

Galina Antova is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Claroty. Prior to co-founding the company, she was the Global Head of Industrial Security Services at Siemens overseeing the development of its portfolio of services that protect industrial customers against cyber-attacks. While at Siemens, she was also responsible for leading the Cyber Security Practice and the Cyber Security Operations Center providing managed security services for industrial control systems operators. Previously, Galina was with IBM in Canada in various roles in the Provisioning and Cloud Solutions business. She holds a BS in Computer Science from York University in Toronto, and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Gerhard Kafka is a free-lance journalist and contributor at Smart Industry.

Director Product Management at

Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn is a Director Product Management at Zerto. In addition to this role, Gijsbert is responsible for exciting audiences about the potential of Zerto, acting as an advocate for the technology that will shape the future of IT resilience. Gijsbert comes from a technical engineering background – originally starting at Zerto in 2015 as a solutions engineer. Prior to Zerto, Gijsbert worked as a Sales Engineer at Nexenta Systems, and a Consultant for Datacenter Services at CSN Group. Gijsbert describes himself as a passionate technologist, whose professional motto is: “Never stop learning and never stop having fun.”

Glenn is an experienced network architect and technology leader, specialising in networking, cloud, security and automation. He is an expert in emerging trends and the development of innovative and bespoke solutions. His knowledge and skill set have made him the lead on a wealth of complex and high-profile projects.

Guillaume Garbey serves as the Regional Sales Manager France for Netskope

Managing Director at

Hanno Pingsmann is Managing Director of CyberDirekt, based in Berlin. The cyber expert founded CyberDirekt in May 2017 as the first digital consulting platform for the conclusion of cyber insurance policies for brokers - target group SMEs. CyberDirekt offers a comparison calculator for cyber insurance policies from 14 insurance companies. By taking out a policy via CyberDirekt, the policyholder receives the ideal cyber insurance for his company. In addition, CyberDirekt offers a comprehensive prevention package free of charge. This includes a self-developed security awareness training for the policyholder and his employees as well as further prevention services such as the web security check and the phishing simulation test.

Harshit is CEO & Co-Founder at Appknox, a completely automated vulnerability assessment platform. He has 8 years of experience in the technology and security space. He has worked with Fortune 100 companies to set up end-to-end and continuous mobile application security processes.
CEO & Founder at log(2) oHG | Website
Founder and CEO at
Global Data Governance Officer at

Jakub Lewandowski is a lawyer, global data governance officer, and data privacy and security counsel, currently representing Commvault as its Global Data Governance Officer. He has also previously represented a range of leading technology companies, including Huawei, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard. This extensive experience has led Jakub to become an expert in global data protection law, cross-border data transfer strategies and cyber security.

Technical Consultant at Vega Project Japan. Involved with product development of digital signage solution and other IT related solutions.

Having completed his degree in Networking & Communications Technologies, Jason Stirland has spent nine years working in eLearning. From starting his career as first-line technical support, Jason has expanded his role to incorporate programming and sales and often hosts consultative software meetings for key clients. Jason has been responsible for developing DeltaNet’s Astute Learning Management System, as well as the organisation’s IT/security infrastructure and software strategy.

Content Specialist at

Jessica holds an MA in Politics specializing in counter terrorism and homeland security after completing her BA at Regents University in London.

Jonathan Wood is the CEO of C2 Cyber, a provider of Vendor Risk Management solutions which helps organisations reduce risks and vulnerabilities across their supply chain.

Vice President Marketing at

Jordan MacAvoy is Vice President of Marketing at Reciprocity Labs and manages the company’s go-to-market strategy and execution. Prior to joining Reciprocity, Jordan served in executive roles at Fundbox, a Forbes Next Billion Dollar Company, and Intuit, via their acquisition of the SaaS marketing and communications solution, Demandforce.

Professor of computer engineering at Fernuniversität Hagen

Jörg Keller is a professor of computer engineering at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, and heads the Parallelism & VLSI group since 1996. His research interests are parallel and energy-efficient computing, security and fault-tolerance of computer systems, and web-based learning in engineering. He received MSc and PhD degrees from Saarland University, Germany, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, and spent his PostDoc phase at CWI (Netherlands Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) in Amsterdam.

Principal, Transformation Strategy EMEA at
Director of Product Marketing at Palo Alto Networks | Website

Results-driven technology leader and enterprise visionary combining outstanding technical & marketing talents, with proven track record of creating innovative go-to-market strategies including conceptualizing, launching and positioning IP (Cloud, SDN/NFV) & RAN mobile-edge technology products and solutions in a fast paced business environment.

Designing and integrating end-to-end network solutions based on products and solutions from IP & Broadband, with focus on developing value proposition for the company's IP Portfolio.

Evangelized solutions through presentations and discussions with C-level customers, internal and external stakeholders and global events.

Lou Covey is the Chief Editor for Cyber Protection Magazine. In 50 years as a journalist he covered American politics, education, religious history, women’s fashion, music, marketing technology, renewable energy, semiconductors, avionics. He is currently focused on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He published a book on renewable energy policy in 2020 and is writing a second one on technology aptitude. He hosts the Crucial Tech podcast.

Lou Covey is the Chief Editor for Cyber Protection Magazine. In 50 years as a journalist he covered American politics, education, religious history, women’s fashion, music, marketing technology, renewable energy, semiconductors, avionics. He is currently focused on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He published a book on renewable energy policy in 2020 and is writing a second one on technology aptitude. He hosts the Crucial Tech podcast.

Mahbubul Alam is the CEO and co-founder of TrustedMobi and co-author of book series on software defined vehicles. TrustedMobi provides trustworthy artificial intelligence real-time mobility application platform for connected and autonomous vehicles. Prior to TrustedMobi, Mahbubul was Chief Technology & Marketing Officer at Movimento which offered comprehensive software/firmware over-the-air update for vehicles. Movimento was acquired by Aptiv PLC in 2017 (formally known as Delphi Automotive), where Mahbubul was responsible for Movimento and Aptiv’s OTA services & autonomous vehicle cloud services platform. Mahbubul has spent 14 years in Cisco in various product management & leadership position including heading Internet of Things platform with P&L responsibility for $700M product portfolio. Mahbubul holds MSc EE from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. 
CISO at Zscaler

Marc Lueck is a senior security practitioner with over 20 years of experience crossing multiple industry sectors, from financial services to publishing. With a strong technical background, he has spent the past ten years leading security improvement programmes for the likes of Pearson, T-Systems and Symantec. Lueck is also an advisory board member of ClubCISO, a security leadership peer group.

Data protection specialist at TÜV SÜD Sec-IT at

Mareike Vogt has been a data protection specialist at TÜV SÜD Sec-IT since 2018. As external Data Protection Officer (DPO), she advises companies on all issues related to data protection and data privacy, monitors their processes relevant to these areas and supports companies in their communications with supervisory authorities. Her area of expertise also covers advisory services, e.g. for internal data protection officers.

In 2020 Mareike Vogt was further appointed Data Protection Coordinator of TÜV SÜD Sec-IT. In this role, she supports management and is responsible for the internal implementation of data protection measures. Within the scope of her professional activities, she also gained certified qualifications as a data protection auditor and information security officer. Mareike Vogt laid the foundations for her activities as data protection specialist during her bachelor's and master's studies in law and economic sciences at Augsburg University.

Maria Elena Gonzalez is a broadcast journalist and has been working as a tech writer for almost three years. During this time, her work has been published by companies like TechAccute, Trip University, and Entrepreneur.

CEO at

Mark has over 30 years of experience in the mobile and technology industries. Having previously been CEO of several successful VC and private equity-backed companies. Mark brings a deep understanding of building sustainable growth in the technology industry.

EMEA VP, Sales Engineering at
Senior Security Researcher at

Mark Loveless is a Senior Security Researcher at GitLab. His past employers have included startups, large corporations, hardware and software vendors, and even a government think tank. He has spoken at numerous security and hacker conferences worldwide on security and privacy topics, including Black Hat, DEF CON, ShmooCon, RSA, AusCERT, SANS among others. He has been quoted in television, online, and print media outlets as a security expert, including CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, and many others. He loves blogging, performing death metal, ghost hunting, and is an ordained minister.

Chairman and founding member of the ETSI Working Group for Cyber Quantum Safe Cryptography
  • MARK PECEN serves as COO of ISARA Corporation, a world leader in quantum-safe cryptographic solutions for governments and original equipment manufacturers
  • Chairman and founding member of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) Working Group for Quantum Safe Cryptography (Cyber QSC) in Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE
  • 35+ years in ICT R&D and standardization management.  Retired senior executive of BlackBerry, Ltd. and founded the Advanced Technology Research Centre - helped to develop a significant portion of BlackBerry’s wireless and networking patent portfolio.  Previously awarded title of Distinguished Innovator and Science Advisory Board member at Motorola for significant contributions to wireless technology and global standards.
  • Served on over 20 governance and advisory boards for both public and private companies in Canada, Europe and the U.S. and is currently serving on Canadian university governance boards for the University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing and Wilfred Laurier University Lazaridis Institute for Business and Economics, as well as Nova Lvx Capital in Geneva, Switzerland and others
  • Advisor to the European Commission on ICT R&D and technology standardization and various agencies of the Canadian government
  • Named as inventor on more than 100 fundamental patents in wireless communication, networking and computing, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
VP & Country Manager, Canada at

Mark has 20 years experience as a technology sales professional and leader. He started his career at IBM and held progressive positions within Technology. Currently, as Country Manager at Okta, Mark is leading Okta’s hyper-growth market-leading Workforce and Customer Identity Platform to market in Canada and has built out the team and strategy for the Country.

CTO and Co-Founder at Network Box

Mark Webb-Johnson is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Network Box. It is Mark’s technical genius that drives the cybersecurity innovation at Network Box. He and his team constantly come up with the solutions that keeps Network Box ahead of the rest. Over the years, Mark has taken on numerous projects and extremely difficult technology problems, and always come up with an elegant solution. It is hardly any wonder he won the Lord Hailsham Prize for Computer Science.

Matt Donato is the co-founder and managing partner of HuntSource. Based in Charlotte, NC, HuntSource provides comprehensive talent recruiting services for companies and professionals in the cyber security, data intelligence, and analytics markets. The company accelerates, streamlines, and simplifies the hiring process for companies and professionals in all three of these industries. The company’s capabilities include performing direct hires and executive searches, retained searches, and various staffing solutions.

Matt has 15 years of experience in the recruiting profession.
A few quotes about his beliefs and the company:

I believe the world is facing a major crisis defending corporate and governmental assets. Not only from a technology and governance perspective, but also from a people perspective, there are not nearly enough qualified cyber security professionals in place to defend and prevent these threats from escalating.

I believe this business exists to help organizations and individual professionals solve this talent problem. Helping companies find qualified cyber security talent faster and easier, and showing them how to be trained and re-skilled effectively and efficiently, is an important business to be in.

International Technical Director at Ribbon Communications | Website

Highly experienced technical leader with a proven track record over 25 years of delivering advanced network solutions to meet demanding customer requirements and timescales.

Working at the leading edge of Cloud, Security, CPaaS, UCaaS, SDN/NFV & Unified Communications – trusted advisor to both partners and end customers, educating and supporting the adoption of secure cloud solutions within the Enterprise and Service Provider space.

Transitioning from an existing known architecture to a new model - be it UC, Cloud services or a fully virtualised model based around NFV can be a daunting prospect.

Deputy General Manager at Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. | Website

- Experience in Technical Team Management, and Wireless Device Testing across the Telecom domain.

- Understanding and coordinating client’s needs / enhancements, customizing product accordingly and consulting with technical team to provide solutions as per the delivery schedules.

- Knowledge of Wireless/cellular technologies with sound understanding of 3GPP Standards/ Specifications.

- Adept in device testing, problem resolution & project coordination; technology training and supervising teams in quality, adherence to work order specifications and equipment maintenance.

- Team building, organisational and analytical skills coupled with demonstrated relationship management and communication abilities.

Michael Cichosz has been working in various IT security areas for over 10 years.
Since 2008 as malware researcher for the open source project ClamAV under Sourcefire, for local companies Mr. Cichosz was responsible for the area
Security testing and cosulting activities.
In addition to publications of various articles and an IT security book, Mr. Cichosz is with his current employer WOBCOM GmbH a small ISP in Wolfsburg/Germany
On-site technician for IoT / LoraWAN devices, specialist for data center operations and various IT security-related areas.

Country Manager DACH at
VP Global Marketing at

Michael brings 15 years of marketing creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to SCADAfence. Before joining the team, Michael was the Director of Marketing at TrapX Security, where he was famous for thought leadership and for turning a small, declining startup into a successful, profitable world-leading vendor in their vertical. Prior to that, Michael was the VP of Marketing at AMC and rebuilt their entire marketing architecture, bringing in strong revenue figures that the firm has’t seen in decades. Michael studied at Harvard Business School, at Bar Ilan University for his MBA & Lander College for his BS degrees in Marketing and Business Management.

CEO of ProcessBolt at

Mike Kelly is the CEO of ProcessBolt (ProcessBolt.com) and has a history of success in organic growth initiatives, turnarounds, recapitalizations and mergers and acquisitions primarily in technology, software and analytics businesses. Prior to joining ProcessBolt, Mike led and ultimately grew and sold several software and analytics businesses in a variety of industries from healthcare to business and legal services.

President and Co-founder at

Mike Walters is co-founder and President of Action1 Corporation, which provides remote monitoring and management software. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in IT technology and IT security. Prior to Action1, Mike co-founded Netwrix, whose visibility platform for cybersecurity and risk mitigation is helping more than 10,000 customers.

Monique Morrow is the President and co-founder of a non-profit organization, The Humanized Internet, that focuses on providing digital identity for those groups that are most underserved. She is also a partner at Sparklabs Accelerator for Cybersecurity and Blockchain where she advises tech companies and organizations.

Morrow holds a master's degree in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University, and MBA from City University of Seattle (Zurich, Switzerland Program) and a BA in French from San Jose University. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems from the University of Southern California and a Diploma of Higher Studies from the University of Paris Sorbonne.


VP Customer Success & Incident Response at

Motti is the VP of customer success and incident response at Perception Point. Motti's focus is on building sustainable customer relationships, ensuring the highest level of protection in the optimal way, and delivering the best customer experience in the market.

Prior to joining Perception Point, Motti served as senior sales engineer and as director of technology and new products at Red Bend (acquired for $250 million by Harman Kardon).

Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Zscaler

Nathan Howe has over 20 years of experience in IT security.
He brings his knowledge as an IT architect, pen tester and security consultant to companies to help them meet the challenges of digital change.
Since 2016 he is working for the cloud security specialist Zscaler.

Cybersecurity Expert at

Oliver Noble is a cybersecurity expert at NordLocker, an encryption-powered data protection solution. He offers passion for cybersecurity and deep technical knowledge. You can find Oliver sharing his expertise at various security events as well as the NordLocker blog.

Vice President Marketing at

Helping enterprises  open up without being vulnerable

Founder and Editor at

Patrick Boch has been working in the IT industry since 1999. He has been dealing with the topic of cybersecurity for several years now, with a focus on SAP and ERP security.
In recent years, Patrick Boch has published various books and articles as an expert, especially on the subject of SAP security. With his extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of SAP compliance and security, Patrick Boch has served as product manager for several companies in the IT security sector since 2013. Since May 2019 he is editor-in-chief of the security platform Cybersecurity Magazine.

Prof. Ahmed Banafa has extensive research work with focus on IoT, Blockchain, cybersecurity and AI. He served as a faculty at well-known universities and colleges.

He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award, Instructor of the year and Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco.

He was named as No.1 tech voice to follow by LinkedIn (with 38k+ followers ), featured in Forbes, IEEE-IoT and MIT Technology Review, with frequent appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC and Fox TV and Radio stations.

He studied Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University, Cybersecurity at Harvard University, and Digital Transformation at MIT.

CEO and Co-Founder at

Ramil Khantimirov is the CEO & co-founder of StormWall, an international cybersecurity company. He has a PhD in Computer Science.

Before co-founding StormWall in 2013, Ramil had vast experience in both IT architecture and management. In his previous role as Senior Systems Engineer, Ramil created IT infrastructures for Russian industrial enterprises. Before that, he was within IT leadership of one of the largest Russian universities pioneering E-learning.

Ramil is a recognized expert in the field of cybersecurity. He is the author of many articles on protection from DDoS attacks and the speaker on many professional conferences, where he was the first to research the topic of protectability from DDoS attacks and the ways to improve it.

He aims to use the maximum of his knowledge and skills to improve safety and security of the Information society by creating the technology to protect against hackers and malefactors.

Vice President Technology & Innovation Global Technology Centre at Lloyd's Register | Website

Experienced Technopreneur with proven expertise in Digital Business Growth|Digital Transformation & Digital Innovation - Global Service Provider Network|Telecom|Mobile|Transport|M-Finance|Defence-Security|Retail|Healthcare|Energy|Consulting with over 20 years of experience in setting up and running business for technology companies with full P&L .responsibility (from startup to USD250M; infra advisory of Billion dollars) .One man start up to growing into a high growth organisation with a proven RoI. Pioneer in Wireless DAS indoor coverage solutions.
Creating and Nurturing Digital Talents across various industry verticals to accelerate digital business growth| Pioneer in introducing and implementing new digital technologies such as AI|DL|IoT|Bigdata-Analytics|Blockchain.
Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and instrumental in acquiring major technology companies.

Managing Director EMEA at
CTO Security Architecture Team at Bloomberg L.P. | Website

Subject matter expert on mobile/wireless/radio security, intrusion detection and machine learning applied to anomaly detection. Corporate strategy and technology leadership on network security architecture, mobile application and system security, access management and BlueTeam/RedTeam/PurpleTeam. Applied research on machine learning applied to intrusion and anomaly detection in corporate computer networks. Security and technology leadership in architecture design/test of corporate, customer and consumer mobile application tools. Research and development of new security systems and architectures to enhance the security of next-gen biometrics and two-factor authentication devices.

Security researcher and subject matter expert on security of mobile LTE and 5G networks, and wireless short-range networks (Bluetooth, 802.11, ZigBee, LoRa). Implementation and test of advanced LTE protocol exploits and LTE rogue base station prototypes. Leadership and expert advice on wireless security, LTE and 5G mobile network security to academia and government agencies.

CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT- Leader-Information Security in Telco industry
University of Bonn
Senior Developer & Product Security Lead at

Sagar is a Senior Developer & Product Security Lead with SAP Labs based out of Bangalore, Karnataka. He is a CISSP certified, certified cloud computing architect, Blockchain Community Certified Architect and database solution advisor with over 10+ years of experience in secure software designing and cross platform architectural designing. He had published many papers in international journals like IEEE, Springer etc. on cross-domain communication and interoperability for cutting-edge solutions

Head of Security Strategy EMEA at

Samantha has been happily entrenched in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years. During this time she has helped hundreds of organizations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, defined strategy for pioneering security products and technologies, and is a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. She authors articles and blogs for various security publications, has a strong passion for mentoring, and often volunteers at community events, including BSides, The Diana Initiative, and Blue Team Village (DEFCON).

Founder & CEO at | Website

Sharon Mantin is the Founder & CEO of imVision an API Security company. imVision’s solution, API Anomaly Management Platform (AMP) uses Machine Learning and NLP to protect against API specific attacks by automatically learning the API Business logic behavioral patterns and enforcing them.

VP Research & Deep Learning at

Shimon is a cyber security expert with experience in research and operations, both offensive and defensive. Prior to joining Deep Instinct in 2016 Shimon served for 14 years as an officer in the IDF’s elite cyber unit 8200. Shimon’s background includes a wide range of cyber security and research positions, where he managed multifunctional teams of hackers, researchers and engineers. Shimon led the development of new methods and tools for the analysis of cyber-campaigns, as well as a series of innovative cyber intelligence collection capabilities. Over the years Shimon has worked extensively with a variety of industry, defense and intelligence partners and agencies in North America and Europe. He is a recipient of the President of Israel Award for Outstanding Military Service, holds a B.Sc (Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and MBA (Cum Laude) in Finance and Accounting from Tel Aviv University.

Security Senior Manager at Accenture

Siegfried Lafon (Sieg) is a Security Senior Manager in Accenture Security Technology Consulting, based in Australia, with over 15 years of extensive experience in the Security field. Sieg is a well-recognised Solution architect with a wide technical level of knowledge across different security domains (IAM, Cloud, Application Security, Information Security policies and processes, Strategy and Cyber Defence) and is passionate about futuristic technologies, innovation and ideas. He loves probabilities, chess, surfing, camping and is an advocate for X-cultural diversity.

CCSP, CISM- Senior Director, Solutions for Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia Software
Worms University of Applied Sciences

Stephen is an experienced Information Security Manager used to working in highly regulated environments, dealing with compliance and legislative challenges from multiple jurisdictions.  Much of Stephen’s career has been spent in financial services; primarily investment banking but also in retail banking, telecoms, utilities and insurance business environments.

Stephen is currently Head of Solutions Architecture at the Smarter SIEM company, Exabeam.  He joined Exabeam from Splunk, where he ran the Financial Services practice and the EMEA Security Practice.  Prior to Splunk, Stephen spent seven years at Barclays where he was the Group Head of Information Security Services.  At Barclays, his team built what was probably the largest SIEM in the commercial world and delivered some of the largest programmes around privilege access management and data governance and control, as well as many other projects.  He was also instrumental in the rapid integration of Lehman Brothers and in helping the bank unify its security organisation across several distinct business units.

Steven’s other key achievements include: creating and running the Deutsche Bank Global Internet Services team; helping Eircom to create a formalised IT governance structure based upon international standards and developing a major e-commerce and trading platform for Standard Bank Offshore.


Vice President EMEA at

Steve has over a decade of experience in cyber security and transformation projects, his role at Kenna is to rapidly grow the EMEA organisation to meet the customer demand for risk-based vulnerability management. Prior to Kenna he held senior sales roles at Forcepoint, Citrix and Imperva, focusing on IT solutions for complex, enterprise requirements. Steve has a passion for driving equality, alongside enabling flexibility at work for modern living. He has held steering committee roles in companies looking to close the gender pay gap and develop careers for working parents, and strives to find and support equality initiatives across the workplace and industry.

StormWall is a Cybersecurity-as-a-Service provider offering protection for IT infrastructures of any size and complexity

Regional Director DACH at Netskope

Since September 2019, Thomas Ehrlich has been responsible for the growth and positioning of Netskope, serving as Regional Director DACH and Eastern Europe.

Most recently, Ehrlich was Country Manager DACH and Eastern Europe at Varonis, where he was responsible for positioning the company as an innovation and opinion leader and significantly expanded the market presence of the data security specialist. Before joining Varonis, he held various positions at NetApp, most recently as Vice President Global Accounts and Pathway Ecoysystem, where he was responsible for the EMEA channel and the management of the global accounts with headquarters in EMEA. Prior to that, as Vice President Pathways & Operations EMEA, he was responsible for the company's entire EMEA channel.

Ehrlich joined NetApp in 1999. Since then, he has held various management positions, initially as Sales Manager CE, Sales Manager Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe and Director Sales GEO Central Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Area Vice President Northeast EMEA, followed by Area Vice President South & Northeast EMEA in 2008.

Thomas Ehrlich studied Business Informatics in Munich before joining NetApp. He worked as a Systems Engineer and Channel Marketing Manager DACH at Silicon Graphics in Munich.

Vice President Cyber Security at

Tim Bandos, CISSP, CISA is Vice President of Cybersecurity at Digital Guardian and an expert in incident response and threat hunting. He has over 15 years of experience in the cybersecurity realm at a Fortune 100 company with a heavy focus on Internal Controls, Incident Response & Threat Intelligence. At this global manufacturer, he built and managed the company’s incident response team. Tim has a wealth of practical knowledge gained from tracking and hunting advanced threats targeted at stealing highly sensitive data.

CISO and VP Managed Security Services at

Tim Bandos, CISSP, CISA, CEH is CISO and VP Managed Security Services at Digital Guardian and an expert in incident response and threat hunting. He has over 15 years of experience in the cybersecurity world and has a wealth of practical knowledge gained from tracking and hunting advanced threats that targeted stealing highly sensitive data. A majority of his career was spent working at a Fortune 100 company where he built an Incident Response organization and he now runs Digital Guardian’s global Security Operation Center for Managed Detection & Response.

Vice President Global Market Strategy at
Global Head of Encryption Products at
Security Architect at

Tom Madsen has been active in the cybersecurity industry for more than 20 years. Tom graduated from the University of Aalborg and covered several technical roles in security during his professional career. He is certified as CISSP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISK and CSSLP, and has published the book “The Art of War for Cybersecurity”. Currently Tom holds the position of Security Architect at ATEA in Denmark.

Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance at

As Drata’s Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Risk Management & Compliance, Troy Fine advises customers on building sound cybersecurity risk management programs while meeting security complaints requirements. Fine is a CPA, CISA, CISSP and CMMC Provisional Assessor and a Registered Practitioner, whose areas of expertise include GRC, SOC 2 audits, SOC 2+ examinations, CMMC, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, HITRUST assessments, HIPAA assessments, ISO 27001 assessments and third-party risk management assessments. Prior to Drata, he served as Senior Manager of IT Risk Advisory Services at Schneider Downs.

Director Product Management at

Vinay Purohit is Director of Product Management at Sectigo, a leading provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions. With more than 20 years of software development and managing cybersecurity products, Vinay leads the company’s innovations around PKI, DevOps, Mobile, and Cloud security. Before Sectigo, he was with Entrust and Nokia Software. He has an Engineering degree in computer science.

Chief Technology Officer at Mobolize | Website

Architect for multiple technology startups, leading product development from concept to sales (and ultimately to exit).

Associate Professor at Warsaw University of Technology | Website

Wojciech Mazurczyk holds D.Sc. (habilitation, 2014) and Ph.D. (2009) in telecommunications (with honours) from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.

Associate Professor at Department of Cybersecurity, Institute of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology. A member of the Parallelism and VLSI Group at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at FernUniversitat, Germany

Author or co-author of 2 books, over 120 papers, 2 patent applications and over 35 invited talks. Involved in many international and domestic research project as a principal investigator or as a senior researcher. A guest editor of many special issues devoted to network security (among others: IEEE TDSC, IEEE S&P, IEEE Commag). Serving as Technical Program Committee Member of (among others): IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE LCN, IEEE CNS, IEEE WIFS and ACM IH&MMSec. From 2016 Editor-in-Chief of an open access Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility.

An Accredited Cybercrime Expert and Trainer for Europol EC3 (European Cybercrime Center). A founder and a coordinator of the Criminal Use of Information Hiding (CUIng) Initative launched in cooperation with Europol EC3. A founding member of EURASIP "Biometrics, Data Forensics and Security" (B.For.Sec) Special Area Team. IEEE Senior Member (2013-) and EURASIP member (2015-). Involved in the think thank of FP7 project CAMINO (Comprehensive Approach to cyber roadMap coordINation and develOpment) (2015-).

For over 10 years has been serving as the independent consultant in the fields of network security and telecommunications. Between 2003 and 2007 he was also a deployments specialist for the telecom company Suntech.

His research was covered by worldwide media numerous times including in "IEEE Spectrum", "New Scientist", "MIT Technology Review", "The Economist", "Der Spiegel", etc.

Head of PR at

Bringing together his diverse professional cyber know-how, intellectual fascination with history and culture, and eclectic academic background focusing on diplomacy and the cultures of Central Asia, Yehudah Sunshine keenly blends his deep understanding of the global tech ecosystem with a nuanced worldview of the underlying socio-economic and political forces which drive policy and impact innovation in the cyber sectors. Yehudah's current work focuses on how to create and enhance marketing strategies and cyber driven thought leadership for odix (www.odi-x.com), an Israel-based cybersecurity start-up. Sunshine has written and researched extensively within cybersecurity, the service sectors, international criminal accountability, Israel's economy, Israeli diplomatic inroads, Israeli innovation and technology, and Chinese economic policy.