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Natalya Kaspersky
Natalya Kaspersky
CEO at InfoWatch Group of Companies, Kaspersky Lab co-founder
Graduated from Moscow State Institute of Electronic Engineering with a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, and has a bachelor’s degree in Business of The UK Open University. Natalya Kaspersky is an active participant of international business community life and actively invests in high-tech companies. Natalya is a co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, one of the world's largest antivirus companies, and CEO of InfoWatch Group of Companies, working in the sphere of information security. During her 10-year tenure at Kaspersky Lab Natalya turned a small group of enthusiasts into a world-class international IT company with annual revenues of hundreds millions USD. Natalya holds multiple awards in Russian and International Business and IT: • Bronze medalist of “Top-100 most influential Russian women in business” rating. • “Russian Business Leader of the Year 2012” award honoring her remarkable contribution to the progress of the Russian IT community, according to Horasis, the Global visions community. • Leader of “Top-1000 highest Russian managers of 2013” in IT according to Kommersant leading Russian business daily and Association of Russian managers. • Best Technology Business Entrepreneur, Women in Technology MEA 2014 awards, Dubai. • Nominee as The most influential person from Russia Q1 2015 for input in the IT-industry by BRIC Magazine, UK
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Tim Unwin
Tim Unwin
UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, Honorary Professor at Lanzhou University, China
Professor Tim Unwinis UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, and also Honorary Professor at Lanzhou University in China. He serves on the ITU's m-Powering Development Advisory Board and as a Member of the UK Department for International Development’s Digital Advisory Panel. He held the post of Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation from 2011 to 2015, and hewas Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission from 2009-2014, and a Commissioner from 2004. In 2004 he launched the ICT4D Collective, which was recognised in the authoritative GlobalGoToThinkTank Index Report 2014, as the 7th top Science and Technology think tank in the world. He has written or edited 15 books and more than 200 academic papers and chapters, many of which focus on the use of technology in development practices.His book, Information and Communication Technologies for Development,was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.
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Sandra Liepkalns
CRISC CISO, Netrus Inc. Lecturer, University of Toronto
An Information Security and Risk Management Specialist with expertise and knowledge stretching over fifteen years of managing and directing implementation projects as well as reviewing and strategizing secure corporate enterprise Architectures to meet industry best practices and compliance requirements.
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Andris Ambainis
Professor, University of Latvia
Holds Ph.D. (2001) from University of California, Berkeley. He has worked at Institute for Advanced Study, and University of Waterloo, Canada, before returning to University of Latvia in 2007. He is one of the leading experts in the world in computer science aspects of quantum computing.
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Jānis Garisons
Jānis Garisons
State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
Mr. Garisons is the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia since August 2015. Before taking up this post Mr.Garisons was the Undersecretary of State –Policy Director. He has been working at the Ministry of Defence since September 2005. Being promoted for several positions, including the Deputy Director of Crisis Management and Mobilisation Department, the Director of Crises Management Department, and the Policy Director, Mr. Garisons has acquired notable experience and knowledge in the defense policy, defence planning and crises management. Before joining the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Garisons worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from June 1996 until September 2005 and was posted at the Embassy in Norway. Mr. Garisons has Master degree in History from the University of Latvia and Master degree in Strategic Studies in the U.S. Army War College. In 2007 he has received a State Award.
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Alexey Kalgin
Alexey Kalgin
Head of Product Management, EgoSecure
Graduated from Moscow State Institute of Electronic Engineering with a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE:Security). Alexey has been working in information security for over 17 years. In 1999 joined Kaspersky Lab as a technical support engineer, from 2003 to 2011 was heading Product Management department. In 2011 joined InfoWatch Group where he currently works as a Head of Product Management in EgoSecure GmbH.
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Zoltán Précsényi
Zoltán Précsényi
Senior Manager, Government Affairs EMEA, Symantec
Zoltán Précsényi, CIPP/E, CIPM, is senior manager European Government Affairs for Symantec, based out of Brussels, Belgium. He is primarily responsible for representing Symantec before EU and national legislative bodies, government departments, authorities and international organizations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His main areas of expertise include cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, cloud computing policy, smart grid, SCADA and industrial control system security, cybercrime, as well as data privacy, electronic identity and signature infrastructures and digital trust services. He also acts as the standing issue leader for cyber security and critical information infrastructure protection for the Security and Defence Committee and the Digital Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Before joining Symantec, Précsényi worked as public affairs manager for the European Aluminium Association, with a focus on European policy and law making in the areas of competitiveness, sustainability, industrial policy and standardization. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2007, he was advisor to a Hungarian Member of the European Parliament, mostly active in a variety of policy areas including transatlantic relations, innovation, intellectual property, ICT, nuclear energy and chemical safety. Précsényi holds a masters law degree from the University of Paris II Assas, and is fluent in Hungarian, French and English.
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 Bingsheng Zhang
Dr Bingsheng Zhang
Lecturer at School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK
member of the Lancaster Cyber Security Centre of Excellence and a lecturer at School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK. He received his M. Sc. in information security from University College London, UK in 2008, and his Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Tartu, Estonia in 2011. Before his current appointment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA respectively. Before that, he was a part-time research associate at University College London, UK and a full-time researcher at Cybernetica AS, Estonia. In the recent years, his research efforts focus on cryptography, cloud computing & big data security, secure end-to-end verifiable e-voting systems and smartcard and smartphone security.
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Vladan Nikolić
Vladan Nikolić
Security consultant, IBM
Vladan Nikolić has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years as an engineer, system administrator and security expert. Experience includes different infrastructure technologies (IoT, mobile, networking, linux and windows), compliance with standards (SoX, ISO27001, PCI), software development, reverse engineering, penetration testing, mobile devices, application and wireless security, and a rich knowledge of digital electronics enabling him to successfully tackle most complex engagements. Since 2008 Vladan has worked as security consultant for IBM Professional Security Services taking part in various security related projects, mostly in energy, pharmaceutical, telco and finance sectors. He holds multiple industry certificates including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2 and is Certified SCADA Security Architect.
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Brigitta Gulya Pari
Brigitta Gulya Pari
Session moderator/ CEO BN Golf International, LLC
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Redžinalds Knipšis
Redžinalds Knipšis
Systems Engineer CCIE #12520, CCVP, CISCO
Cisco engineer with universal product knowledge based in Baltics. More than 20 years in IT industry.
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Thomas Wendrich
Thomas Wendrich
Director CEUR, SkyBoxSec
Sales, business development and management experience at international companies for more than 20 years like Network Associates, PGP Corp., SECUDE Int. and Lumension Security. Extensive technology and security industry expertise. Over 20 years abroad work experience with projects in over 25 different countries and known as active adviser for different high-tech companies and financial institutions. Wendrich is responsible to lead the Central European business for Skybox Security. Skybox Security provides cutting-edge risk analytics for enterprise security management. Our solutions give you complete network visibility, help you eliminate attack vectors, and optimize your security management processes. Protect the network and the business.
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Raf Van Ermengem
Raf Van Ermengem
Sales Trainer – Security Evangelist, VASCO
Raf’s mission is to convey messages in an interactive and understandable way. He loves to share his thorough knowledge with his main internal and external audiences; Commercial managers, prospects and customers, new hires, etc. The world is his stage and the people his audience. He has built a vast career in “simplifying and explaining” for over 20 years. His favorite quote? “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” by Plutarchus.
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Reinis Zitmanis
Reinis Zitmanis
Event Moderator
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Patrick Mclaughlin
Patrick Mclaughlin
Oracle Fellow Security Expert
Patrick McLaughlin is an Oracle Fellow specialising in Information Security for Oracle across EMEA. He has over fifteen years experience in IT security. He is responsible for promoting Oracle's security offerings and enterprise solutions architecture, internally across the Oracle pre-sales, sales and consulting, and externally with major customers and partners across EMEA. Most recently he has been working on security for Digital. Prior to this role Patrick was CTO at Baltimore Technologies, where he was product architect for Baltimore's PKI product and cryptographic toolkits. He also had responsibility for company R&D, technology partnering and working with lead customers in government and finance. Patrick has worked as an independent consultant for several years and has extensive experience in the distributed systems and telecoms management areas, having worked for Broadcom Éireann Research and Ericsson for ten years.
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Gatis Kaušs
Gatis Kaušs
Managing Director, Hermitage Solutions
Managing Director at Hermitage Solutions who are specializing in IT and data security with more than 6 years’ experience in the IT and data security field .
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Jānis Dzērve
UGCS (SPH Engineering)
15 years of experience in computer networking development. Specializes in network level security solutions - proxies, VPN, firewalls. Unmanned systems and robotics software and solutions development both for work and hobby. M.Sc. Comp. from University of Latvia.
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Torsten Wiedemeyer
Regional Director Central and Eastern Europe of BeyondTrust
Torsten is a highly experienced executive with great knowledge in various markets. He held several director positions for security vendors and created a deep knowledge about customer needs.
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Paulius Ceponis
Paulius Ceponis
Managing Director, Hermitage Solutions
Managing Director at Hermitage Solutions Baltics, company which focuses on innovative IT and data security value added import and distribution.
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Viktor Varga
Viktor Varga
Pre-Sales Engineer, BalaBit-Europe Ltd
Viktor Varga has been working for BalaBit for more than four years as a Presales Engineer. He is specialized on log management and advanced monitoring technologies, his main duty is to provide technical support for customers and partners all over the world. He acts as a technical communication bridge between customers and BalaBit's product management during PoC (Proof of Concept) projects and implementations. As part of the BalaBit Global Partner Program, Viktor is also responsible to train and certify the members of the company's Global Partner Network. He is fascinated about participating in the company's recently announced user behaviour analytics tool upcoming deployments and contributing to make it an easy-to-deploy turnkey solution for potential customers. Viktor Varga received his BSc in Electrical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2011.
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Paul Down
Paul Down
VP EMEA and APAC, SpectorSoft Corp.
Paul Down is the Vice President of International operations for SpectorSoft and a seasoned industry veteran with 25 years experience in Information Technology. For the last 15 years, Paul has been in Software sales and business development for the likes of IBM, Compuware, VMware, 1E and Scriptlogic. Paul is responsible for SpectorSoft's Sales, Partner infrastructure and Operations outside of North America. Having spent the last 8 years dedicated to working exclusively with a variety of insider threat and data leakage prevention software, Paul is considered to be one of the UK’s most experienced individuals in this field."
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Patryk Krolikowski
Patryk Krolikowski
Technology Expert & Sales Engineer at ForgeRock
Sales Engineer with ForgeRock. Big fan of it security with over 10 years of experience in the field. Truly believes security must be part of every project from day one. Took part in multiple IT sec related projects at all stages. Projects involved firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, breach detection systems, malware analysis platforms, SIEM, security analytics and privileged access management. Member of ISSA International and director at ISSA Polish Chapter. CISSP, CISM. Speaker at IT security conferences.
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Gints Turlajs
Gints Turlajs
Session moderator/ CEO, Smart Continent LV Ekoterm SIA
Gints is an experienced consultant and lecturer. Currently is CEO of Smart Continent LV Ekoterm SIA, Latvian branch of international Smart Continent research and consulting group and does some teaching at universities. Regularly consults government institutions and companies on a range of complex issues and if can not solve any specific issue himself always attracts someone who can. PhD candidate in business economics, currently hols 2 masters degrees, in IT (information technology) and business economics. Altogether studied in 4 universities (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, University of Southern Denmark, University of Latvia, Riga Technical University) and also performed different academic work in 4 universities. Has previously been president of Association of Latvian Young Scientists, started and lead several NGOs, has worked for a government ministry, European Commission, top international commercial bank and national central bank, biggest daily newspaper in Latvia and has lead several enterprises.
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Aleksei Goldbergs
Aleksejs Goldbergs
Sesion moderator
Aleksei has over 10 years of experience in information security, and especially in identity and information rights management. He is 4-times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional with expertise in Enterprise Security.
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Mārtiņš Saulītis
Security and Privacy Consultant, Global Cyber Security Intelligence and Response Team, IBM
Martins Saulitis have more then 7 years experience in Cybersecurity. Biggest part of his work experience comes from law enforcement authorities Since 2010 he is IACIS member and since 2014 he have certificate of CFCE.
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Eižens Putniņš
Eižens Putniņš
CEO, Maksikoms
Eižens Putnins (Magister of Radiophysics and Electronics of Erevan State University, CCNP, CCDA, ACFE,WISE, MCNE, MCSE,) is a CEO of Maksikoms with more than 20 years experience in wireless and wired networking. Eizens has lead some of the most complex and demanding Wireless projects in Baltic countries, including logistics warehouses, supermarkets, Riga airport, Latvian Railway, largest hotels, exhibition halls and education premises, many private and state organizations. Eizens became fascinated by innovative technology from Ruckus Wireless 8 years ago, and this became a foundation for one of the widest Wi-Fi service portfolio’s in Baltics: • Site Survey, planning, implementation, support, training, troubleshooting, • Cloud-based Wi-Fi service; • Renting Wi-Fi service for public events.
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Kārlis Podiņš
Kārlis Podiņš
Threat analyst, CERT
Karlis has a Master's degree in Computer Science and broad experience in cyber security ranging from binary analysis up to National cyber security strategy. Karlis has been the Latvian representative at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and currently is a threat analyst with CERT.LV (National Computer Emergency Response Team of Latvia). Karlis has several indexed peer-reviewed publications in academic conferences and journals and continues research on various security topics as a pastime.
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Raivo Reigass
Raivo Reigass
IBM Software Product Marketing Manager
Working in IT industry more than 10 years. Experienced IT project manager, IT solution seller and quality systems manager.
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Timour Gousseinov
Timour Gousseinov
Pre-Sales engineer, DeviceLock
Timour Gousseinoff joined the company 10+ years ago. After working on various positions, from support specialist to head of support team, he now spreads the expertise gained doing pre-sale-, partner relations- and alike jobs both in Russia/CIS and abroad.
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Bogdan Botezatu
Senior e-threat analyst, Bitdefender
Bogdan Botezatu is a computer security expert and editor of HOTforSecurity.com. He has a strong background in computer networking and antimalware research. Bogdan Botezatu is Senior e-threat analyst for Bitdefender. He has worked for the Romanian provider of innovative antivirus solutions since 2007. His areas of expertise are cyberwarfare , mobile and social networks malware.
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Per Söderqvist
Per Söderqvist
Sales Engineer Sophos
Per Söderqvist works as Sales Engineer at Sophos in Stockholm, Sweden. He is responsible for the development of IT security strategies for large corporations and their implementation at customers as well as partner enablement. Per has over 10 years of experience and extensive expertise in the IT security. He is an expert in the area of data encryption, endpoint and network security as well as gateway protection.
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Didzis Šimis
Didzis Šimis
CEO, Hortus Digital
Didzis is the founder and chairman of the leading hosted IT solutions company in the Baltic countries “HORTUS Digital”. In 1995 Didzis founded his first IT bussines. Since 2003 he is creating strategies and envisioning Cloud based solutions for SME markets, delivering DaaS, SaaS, ITaaS, ERP - and CRM - as a Service delivery platforms development. Managing people andprocesses of SaaS operations, expanding SaaS business internationally. Didzis has participated in a worldwide NGO developing young entrepreneurs. In his free time he likes traveling around the world.
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Zygmunt Łodziński
Zygmunt Łodziński
Veracomp Poland, Lifesize Product Manager
Lifesize Product Manager, responsible for developing videoconferencing market in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria. His main focus in on convincing people to use videoconference as communication tool to improve efficiency of your company. In free time he`s passionate about American football.
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Tomasz Turek
Tomasz Turek
Sales Engineer, VEEAM
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Ilja Sotnikov
Ilja Sotnikov
Director of Product Management, Netwrix Corporation
As a Director of Product Management, Ilia is responsible for Netwrix product strategy and roadmap. He works closely with customers and partners around the world and is essentially representing the “voice of the customer” internally at Netwrix. Ilia has 14 years of experience in IT. Prior to Netwrix he was a Product Manager at Quest Software and Dell Software Group.
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Holger Weilke
Holger Weilke
Senior Solutions Architect, DataCore
Working 15+ years in storage and virtualisation environments as System Engineer and Sales Engineer for different companies with infrastructures from VMware / Brocade / HP / DELL and many more, Holger has joined DataCore Software 4 years ago. At DataCore he is working as a Senior Solutions Architect for storage infrastructures to support partners, vendors and customers. He also takes care for education as trainer for DataCore Software.
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Matteo Tomaselli
Matteo Tomaselli
Security consultant at SEC Consult
Matteo has experience in penetration testing and is working on research projects inside SEC Consult vulnerability lab. Matteo will demonstrate the live-hacking demo example how real world attacks are performed by malicious hackers.
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Arturs Cers
Arturs Cers
Session moderator, Entepreneur
Entepreneur, event management and technology background, have worked in ITSEC VAD headTechnology
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Antti Ropponen
Antti Ropponen
Accenture Nordic, Cyber Defence Lead
Antti is a managing consultant in Accenture's security consulting practice. His role is to lead Accenture's Cyber Defence service in the Nordics. He has over 10 years of experience in delivering security solutions to different customer groups from strategic to technical perspectives.
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Leszek Twardowski
Leszek Twardowski
Sr. System Engineer EE for MobileIron
Leszek Twardowski is!working as Sr.System Engineer for MobileIron and is responsible for Eastern Europe region. In his role he is responsible for supporting partners and customers from technical perspective doing technical presentations/live Demo, helping with POC’s, delivering technical knowledge on new features etc. He has a strong product knowledge and experience also out of the field as he was involved in the implementations at big customers. Before he joined MobileIron he was working as Pre-Sales Engineer for one of the IT Security Distributors in Eastern Europe where in addition to MobileIron he was working with other IT Security solutions.
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Šarūnas Pavilionis
Šarūnas Pavilionis
FIMA Expert of video surveillance
• Senior engineer at intelligent engineering solutions provider FIMA, covering security solutions in wide area of industries; • Over 20 year experience in security solutions, including video surveillance, access control, IP; • Expertise in integrating components of multiple manufacturers into single reliable systems; • More than 20 certificates from leading system providers: Bosch, Avigilon, Pelco, Mobotix, Digifort, Dallmeier, Riva; • Top skills of international project planning, presales, training, equipment search and evaluation, technical support; • Personal hobbies include own sports car engineering, challenging mechanics and electronics.
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Intars Garbovskis
Intars Garbovskis
Accenture Latvia, Information Security Lead
Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor with more than 10 years of professional IT consulting, project management, information systems' auditing and ISMS implementation experience. Information Security Lead (Delivery Centers in Latvia, Mauritius, Morocco, France, the Netherlands). Specialties: ISO 27001 implementation, IT Governance and project management, IS Auditing, Business Analysis, ISO/IEC 20000, ITIL, CobIT, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery.
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Jarno Niemelä
Jarno Niemelä
Senior Researcher, F-Secure Labs
Jarno is responsible for automatic malware processing and detection systems. Keen on data science and on analyzing behavioral patterns, he also teaches corporate info security at university. He speaks often at cybersecurity events.
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Stefan Tanase
Stefan Tanase
Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab
Stefan joined Kaspersky Lab in 2007 as a regional researcher in Romania, where he was responsible for monitoring the local threat landscape. Two years later Stefan joined the Global Research & Analysis Team as a Senior Security Researcher. He specializes in advanced persistent threats and cyber espionage operations, the cybercrime ecosystem, threats targeting financial systems and global security trends in general. Other areas of interest include: Web security and infected websites Security issues and privacy implications of social networking Deepweb networks such as Tor The evolution of cryptocurrencies Stefan is involved in several innovative research projects, ranging from malware databases and honeypots to web crawlers. He is a regular speaker at major international security conferences, including SAS, Virus Bulletin, RSA, IDC or AVAR.
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Veronika Harčenoka
Veronika Harčenoka
Business Development Manager, Data Security Solutions
Solid experience in high tech ICT/ICT Security involves major projects in Latvia and the European Union. Previously worked in European Security Round Table and Microsoft Government Affairs office in Brussels. Graduated MA University of Newcastle upon Tyne and BS Riga Technical University.
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Rossen Naydenov
Rossen Naydenov
Officer in Network and Information Security ENISA - The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
Rossen is a Network and Information security expert, focusing on cyber security in Cloud Computing and Big Data. Currently he is an Officer in Network Information Security in the Critical Information InfrastructureProtection unit of ENISA. He works within the ENISA Cloud Security and Resilience Expert Group, conducting research on topics like incident reporting for Cloud Computing, SLAs, Certification and Standardization on Cloud, etc. Recently, he has been involved in the areas of Finance and Big Data, in which ENISA aims to provide good practices and recommendations. He has more than 15 years of experience in information security, collected as a pen tester and later as an Information Security Officer for a European bank.
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Andris Gailītis
Andris Gailītis
CEO, DEAC
Works in the IT industry since 1992. In 1995 began as System Administrator and progressed as CIO in the company “Rigas Udens”. In 1999 started as CIO at Baltic data center operator DEAC, leading the company since 2004. Andris is an expert in the field of world-class data centers, has a number of advanced competences in data security, cloud computing and telecommunications
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Dimitra Liveri
Dimitra Liveri
Security and Resilience of Communication Networks Expert ENISA
Dimitra Liveri has been working in ENISA since March 2013 as a Networks and Information security expert, focusing on cloud computing and cyber security strategies, by managing the ENISA Cloud security and resilience working group, conducting research on topics like incident reporting for cloud computing, SLAs, certification and standardization on cloud. She is also working on how to assist the member states in deploying cloud computing in public procurement through guidelines and recommendations on the topic of Governmental Clouds. On the policy part she is dealing with the wider notion of cyber security strategies on national level and how the member states can enhance security in their network and information systems and CIIs. Recently, she added in her portfolio topics on eHealth security as a new area of interest for ENISA.
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Stephen Wares
Stephen Wares
Cyber Risk Practice Leader, EMEA; Marsh
Stephen began his career in 1989 with Bowring in their Financial and Professional risks (FINPRO) division specializing in Professional Indemnity Insurance placement for a range of different professions. Stephen stayed within the insurance broking industry for 8 years working for an Aon acquired company until 1997. In 1997 Stephen moved to Lloyds insurer Hiscox as a professional indemnity underwriter and quickly specialized in providing that line of insurance to Technology companies. After fifteen years as an underwriter, Stephen re-joined Marsh in October 2012 to take on the role of Cyber Risk Practice Leader within the EMEA region. He now has responsibility for scoping the services and products that Marsh contributes to this emerging area of risk.
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Matthias Kess
Matthias Kess
Technical Director, Befine Solutions AG
Matthias Kess is Technical Director at Befine Solutions AG, the manufacturer of "Cryptshare". After completing his studies of Economic Computer Science, Matthias Kess joined IBM in 1998 where he advised globally operating businesses in the area of secure messaging and groupware solutions. In 2007 he joined Befine Solutions AG where he is head of the software development, QA and support teams and has responsibility for the product roadmap.
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Vytautas Butrimas
Current Adviser, Cybersecurity and IT Department, Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
Vytautas Butrimas has been working in information technology and security policy for over 25 years, starting from his work as a government computer specialist to his work as Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Republic of Lithuania responsible for information society development. In 1998 Mr. Butrimas moved on to the Ministry of Defense as Policy and Planning Director where he participated in NATO membership preparations and managed a task force which prepared Lithuania’s first National Military Defense Strategy. From 2001 to 2011 Mr. Butrimas served as Deputy Director of the Communications and Information System Service (CISS) under the MoND where he oversaw taskforces which prepared the first MoND CybersecurityStrategy andcontributed to the creation of the MoND CERT. Serving from 2011-2014 as Chief MoND Adviser for Cybersecurity he was also a member of the working group that drafted the recently approved new Law on Cybersecurity. In 2007 (and again in 2012) the President of the Republic of Lithuania appointed Mr. Butrimas to the National Communications Regulatory Authority Council (RRT-Council).Mr. Butrimas has participated in cybersecurity exercises, contributed to various international reports and has published articles on cybersecurity and defense policy issues.
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Ilias Chantzos
Ilias Chantzos
Senior Director, Symantec Government Affairs EMEA, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor
EMEA, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor Ilias Chantzos is Senior Director of Symantec’s Government Affairs programmes for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Global Advisor for Critical Infrastructure and Data Protection. Chantzos represents Symantec before government bodies, national authorities and international organisations advising on public policy issues with particular regard to IT security and data risk management and availability. Prior to this role in Symantec Chantzos managed the Symantec Government Affairs Programs for EMEA and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). Before joining Symantec in 2004, Chantzos worked as legal and policy officer in the Directorate General Information Society of the European Commission focusing on information security policy. He covered the council of Europe Cybercrime Convention and the Framework Decision on Attacks against Information Systems. In addition, he managed a number of EU legislative initiatives relevant to information society and security, including directives on Privacy on Electronic Communications, the Data Retention Directive and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). He also represented the European Commission in various international debates and conferences. Chantzos holds a law degree from the University of Thessaloniki and a Masters degree in Computers and Communication Law from the University of London and is a member of the Athens Bar. He served as Chair of the Executive Board of TechAmerica Europe and is appointed member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and at Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) Advisory Board. Chantzos chaired for four terms the European policy council of the Business Software Alliance, Europe. He is a member of the Young Global Leaders 2014 class of the World Economic Forum. He speaks Greek, English, Dutch and German.
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Teemu Väisänen
Teemu Väisänen
Researcher, NATO CCDCOE
Teemu Väisänen is working as a Researcher for NATO CCD COE in Tallinn, Estonia, and studying for Ph.D. at the University of Oulu, Finland. He has more than 10 years of experience in information security research. He has been working as a Researcher for Finnish Defence Forces and for VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), as a voluntary Safety Expert of VTT in Safer Internet Day (SID) project led by Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, and as one of VTT’s voluntary Mediataitokummi in Media Literature School project led by the National Audiovisual Institute (of Finland).
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Mindaugas Kubilius
Mindaugas Kubilius
Systems Engineer, Baltics at Fortinet
Mindaugas Kubilius is Systems Engineer at Fortinet, working as a security systems consultant for Baltic States. He has nearly 20 years of experience in computer networking and security field, possessing extensive knowledge about the subject. Prior to joining Fortinet Mindaugas was a leading networking engineer for a number of high profile multinational projects. Along with technical research, he enjoys speaking about and bringing awareness on security challenges and technology for the general public.
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Toms Pēcis
Toms Pēcis
IT Risk Management, Lattelecom
Toms is an experienced IT professional with more than 15 year experience in computer and network administration and more than 5 year experience in IT security. While holding certifications like MCITP:EA, CEH and more, for last few years he has been focusing on IT risk management.
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Peter Johansson
Peter Johansson
Regional Manager, Northern Europe; WatchGuard
20+ years of experience in the IT industry in roles like MD, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager and Product Manager at companies like, Fourleaf Technologies (DNS/ARROW), SMG (GNT/ALSO), Overland Storage, ZyXEL Communications, Sophos, Norman Data Defense and WatchGuard Technologies.
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Daniel Reppmann
Daniel Reppmann
Channel Manager, DACH | WinMagic GmbH
Daniel Reppmann is working as Channel Manager, DACH CEE for WinMagic Inc. and is responsible for the channel partners. Within his role he builds and develops strong partnerships focusing on end-point security. Due to his expertise and experience he supports partners selling WinMagic’s SecureDoc Solution to costumers. Prior to joining WinMagic, he was working for Samsung Electronics Germany.
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Alexander Lyamin
Alexander Lyamin
CEO, owner Qrator Labs
40 y.o. Lives in Prague. Participated in the launch of a number of biggest Russian Internet service providers (Comstar, Teleport TP, Cityline), worked on the first in Russia multi-service ATM network MSU. Participated in several research projects: Mirnet, Net Surveyor, polygon IPv6, development ReiserFS (grant DARPA).
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Wulf Harder
Managing Director, QuBalt
Co-founder, Managing Director and Researcher of QuBalt(TM), Germany, a cryptography company. In the recent years, his research efforts focus on quantum and cryptanalysis secure algorithms and methods, white-box cryptography, cryptanalysis, complexity theory and SAT-solvers. Prior to co-founding QuBalt(TM), he co-founded Syncrosoft(TM), Latvia/Germany, a software copy protection provider that developed eLicenser(TM). He is the inventor of MCFACT(TM), a program code transformation method based on finite automata compositions. He co-founded whiteCryption(TM), USA/Latvia, a leading provider of code and data protection. He is co-founder and Managing Director of SoftActivation(TM), Latvia, a company for software activation methods.
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Vladimirs Orehovs
Vladimirs Orehovs
Leading IT Security Engineer at OptiCom
Vladimir is a leading IT security architect at OptiCom with hands-on background in Linux and Unix and broad experience in different areas of IT security and networking. Vladimirs is responsible for customized high-scale IT security solution design, deployment and threat-resistance testing (penetration, DDoS).
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Aurelijus Stanislovaitis
Aurelijus Stanislovaitis
Leader of the OWASP Lithuania chapter.
Aurelijus Stanislovaitis, CISA, CISM. The last 10 years working in a field of the information security. Worked in a capacity of a consultant for large global companies for several years, mainly engaged on audit and risk advisory projects. Currently a full time web application security tester at Visma Software and the leader of the OWASP Lithuania chapter.
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Ainārs Galvāns
Ainārs Galvāns
Exigen Service Lavia, Application Penetration Tester
Ainārs Galvāns main job is to perform internal security audits of applications developed at Exigen Services Latvia, Return on Intelligence company. Ainars started his career in 1998 as programmer, but occasionally got into testing. Through his career Ainars were pioneering different aspects of software quality in his company, which brought lately brought him to security testing.
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Andris Soroka
Managing director "Data Security Solutions"
Data Security Solutions is known as IT security specialist with international experience who defends its customers against the greatest threat of the 21st century - cyber-criminals and as well against disloyal employees by using the most innovative data security solutions from global IT market.
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Tomasz Słoniewski
Tomasz Słoniewski
Research Manager Software, IDC Polska
Joining IDC in January 2003, Tomasz Sloniewski researches and analyses the software markets in Poland and the Baltic states and oversees standard software research for Central and Eastern Europe. As a research manager, he helps set the research agenda and engages in strategic consulting for IT organisations looking to expand their business in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Sloniewski has had articles published in the IT press in Poland covering topics such as Business Intelligence, Big Data, IT security, and ERP. He is regularly quoted in the Polish press and Internet portals, and frequently delivers presentations covering IT market issues at various events and conferences.
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Kirils Solovjovs
Kirils Solovjovs
IT security expert, founder of 1st Ltd.
A co-founder of CERT.LV’s Security experts group. Holds 3 higher education degrees with distinction, including a master’s degree in computer science, has as vast experience in network flow analysis, reverse engineering, social engineering and security incident investigation. He has discovered and responsibly disclosed or reported multiple security vulnerabilities in information systems of both national and international significance.
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Šarunas Koncius
Šarunas Koncius
Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Before joining Microsoft in 2001 Sarunas was well known as the expert of Microsoft technologies and the first Microsoft Certified Trainer in Lithuania. Now Sarunas has the role of Account Technology Strategist in Microsoft Lithuania. As trusted technology advisor he assist customers to work on technology roadmap.
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Peter Gyenese
Peter Gyenese
IBM Security Systems, Channels Team
Peter is responsible for the IBM Security business partners in the Central and Eastern Europe region, and he's no stranger to security. He previously worked as a Security+ cerfified pre-sales engineer at Ingram Micro Hungary. He's been involved with IT security since 2005.
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Janne Tägtström
Janne Tägtström
Chief Technologist / Cisco Finland & Baltics.
Janne Tägtström is working at Cisco as Chief Technologist for Cisco Finland & Baltics. Architectures, simplification & automations are principles build during his 15+ year career in IT focusing on security and IT infrastructure solutions.
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Pavel Kiseliov
Pavel Kiseliov
Territory manager in Baltics, BAKOTECH Group
Experienced sale and pre-sale manager with technical background
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Mārtiņš Kronbergs
Head of Solutions division at ALSO Latvia
12 years in different sales positions across whole distribution chain (starting from retailer/re-seller and ending with ITC and software manufacturer and largest distributor in our market). Specializing: proactive solution sales, market analysis/trends, ownership for revenue and profitability goals, marketing activities planning and execution for results, sales management. Specialties: ITC - Unified Communications (Software, PBX, IP communications), Wireless, mobile tehnology, data networking, HW&SW, computing, infrastructure optimization, software licensing, SAM, business development, new channels, marketing, strategic planning, wholesale and Value Added Distribution and services.
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Agris Krusts
Agris Krusts
SIA IT Centrs, managing director
Agris Krusts, has more than 20 years experience in IS security, UNIX system administration and software development and more than 10 years in security training. From 2000 is consultant and owner of information security consultancy SIA IT Centrs; worked as security trainer for Zone-H in Latvia, Italy, Russia, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Korea; in 2004 founded online media company SIA Nerealitate that specialises in online crowd sourcing platform development, in 2012 sold crowd sourcing news and entertainment platform spoki.lv to TV Net.
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Ilze Bukaldere
Ilze Bukaldere
Associate Attorney, BORENIUS ATTORNEYS
Attorney at Law Ilze Bukaldere specializes in intellectual property law and also consults on issues related to information technology. She has prepared the legal layout for IT projects and helps clients to solve IT-related issues. Ilze has researched trademark and patent regulations in the European Union and is a patent agent in trademark issues. She also renders assistance in advertising law, data processing of natural persons and public procurement.
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Glen Grant
Lecturer, Military reform, and change management for business and organisations at GG Consulting
A wide range of leadership and support positions in personnel operations, intelligence, policy and planning and diplomacy. DSS ITSEC 2014 general showman. Brilliant speaker and presenter. Graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Joint Staff Defence College at the Royal Naval College Greenwich. He has an MA in the Leadership of Innovation and Change from York St John University and has recently started PhD research studies at Abo Akademу in Finland.
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Peter Gubarevich
IT Training Expert, New Horizons
Peter is an experienced IT professional. He holds multiple certifications such as MCSE/MCITP, CCNA, CEH. He also conducts trainings at several universities and institutions, speaks at conferences, and is recognized as a local IT community leader. For the last 15 years, Peter's work has been focused on computer security for small business.
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Juris Trošins
Juris Trošins
OCM, Expert at DBA Competence Center
Co-owner and expert at DBA Competence Center LTD. I have more than 14 years experience with Oracle Technologies and hold worldwide recognized OCP, OCE and OCM certification. Our company acted first as Oracle First Line Support and now we are delivering our own services and helping people to solve their problems with Oracle products. I’m also delivering Oracle University training courses on regular basis and frequent speaker at our own tech seminars like DSS conference, Oracle Days and LVOUG events. Speaker for OUG Finland Harmony 2011, 2012, 2015 and UKOUG 2011-2015.
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Raivis Kalnins
Technical Director & Co-Owner DSS
Raivis is one of the highest qualified IT Security engineers in the Baltic States. He has number of unique certifications of more than 20 different IT Security vendor technologies, including Endpoint, Network, Data, Governance and Identity based security technologies. He is a system integrator with international experience where in more than 50 projects he managed all project's cycle - from planning, scoping and sizing to integration, end user and IT pro's training and technical support.
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Igor Kontsevoy
Technical Sale Manager EMEA at Radware
Specialist in pre-sales/sales with extensive experience in establishing/managing distribution channels and partner networks, penetrating new accounts. Good technical knowledge of Network protocols, WAN/LAN, MPLS/VPLS, ADC, Security (IPS, NBA, anti DoS), GSM, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, VoIP and etc.
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Arturs Filatovs
Sales & Projects Director & Co-Owner DSS
Experienced participant of development of the IT Security world in the Baltics States and Poland. For number of years is developing value added distribution business in responsible regions with great number of partner companies and with over 20 different leading names of IT Security vendors from over 10 different countries world wide.
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Michael Soukonnik
Michael Soukonnik
Regional Manager, Russia and Baltic States at Radware
Michael is a highly experienced executive with great knowledge in the telecommunications and data communications markets, in particular in Central &Easter Europe. Now – Regional manager for CIS and Baltic countries at Radware (Israel) – leading vendor of Attack Mitigation Systems, Server load balancing and server acceleration systems.
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The speaker and sponsor list for DSS ITSEC 2015 consists of high level executives from leading global organizations, covering many industries in both B2B and B2C sector. The full list of speakers will be revealed here shortly.
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