Helge Husemann joined Malwarebytes in 2015 is a Security Expert. He spent the past 15 years immersed in technology and has been focusing in on the ways that malware disrupts, disables and destroys businesses. His love affair with technology started as a PC gamer, before moving on to Apple and Siemens, and then honing in on the security industry working with Trend Micro and... then moving to Malwarebytes two years ago.
Bala is a Product Manager at ManageEngine, a division of ZOHO Corp. In the last 16 years with ZOHO Corp, he has played a variety of technical and marketing roles. He now focuses on IT security solutions, including enterprise privileged account management. He did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering before pursuing a PG certificate in Marketing from the Indian Institute... of Management, Calcutta.
Simon is a former journalist, editor and publisher specializing in wholesale financial markets, particularly the technology intensive areas of derivatives, securities trading, cash management and FinTech. He has sat as an Executive Director on the main board of a FTSE-250 listed media company and has spent a lifetime travelling the globe talking to CEOs, CFOs and government... ministers about the trends driving business and finance. His experience has led him to look at cybersecurity as a key component of the value chain and to ask whether firms are really taking cyber threats seriously and why third-parties will force them to.
Saqib has over 17 years of global leadership experience in Cyber Security, Enterprise Risk Management, IT Governance, Business Resilience, Data Privacy, IT Internal Audit and Compliance. In his current role as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), Saqib is responsible for the implementation and management of the overall Information... Security program including; Strategy, Policy Development, Cyber Defence, Threat/Risk Management, Resilience, Regulatory Compliance and Operational Maturity. In additional to Information Security, Saqib is also tasked with managing Network Infrastructure, Unified Communications, and Infrastructure Planning & Development areas at CCAD. Prior to joining CCAD, Saqib has worked with Deloitte & Touche Middle East as the MENA regional leader for Business Resilience and for Deloitte & Touche US as a Security & Privacy Practitioner. Throughout his career, Saqib has led the design and implementation of numerous Information Security, Data Privacy, Business Continuity, and IT Infrastructure projects for a client base spanning across North America, Europe, Middle East, and South Asia. Saqib has a breadth of experience in designing innovative strategic solutions for organizations across various industries including Healthcare, Telecom, Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Law Enforcement, Financial, and Public. Saqib has working experience with key global and regional regulatory requirements including North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), GAPP Data Privacy Requirements, Sarbanes Oxley (IT SOX), OECD Data Privacy standards, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), and National Electronic Security Authority (NESA). Saqib is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Information Management Systems (Cyber Security) from Harvard University, Boston, USA.
John Czaplewski has more than 16 years of experience providing security program, risk management, and security assessment services to US federal agencies and commercial enterprises, domestic and international. He is Director of Professional Services for David Lynas Consulting, Ltd, leading the global consulting practice and regularly delivering SABSA Foundation and Practitioner... training. He is also a Trustee of the Board of Directors of The SABSA Institute, SABSA's governing body. John's areas of experience and expertise include: SABSA Enterprise Security Architecture Methodology, enterprise risk management, NIST Cybersecurity and Risk Management Frameworks, cyber security for critical infrastructure protection, security solution architecture and design, FISMA compliance for the commercial sector, FISMA compliance readiness review, planning, implementation, and assessment, Security Authorization (Certification & Accreditation), Cloud Security, FedRAMP, and leveraging the large body of NIST-developed guidance and standards for commercial, non-profit, and state and local government.
Michael D'arcy is a senior member of Darktrace’s commercial division. He has over 7 years experience working in multinational enterprise software companies born out of research at the University of Cambridge. Michael has worked extensively with overseas partners, particularly in the Middle East, leading multi-disciplined teams to deliver cutting-edge software capabilities.... As a member of the Darktrace team; Michael works worldwide with a range of large companies to deliver and advise on cyber security solutions.
Plamen is a versatile IT Security Officer who has both a broad and deep knowledge of the field of information security. He has over 20 years’ experience in delivering excellence in the industry. As well as IT security, Plamen’s background includes expertise in Risk Management, Business Impact Analyses, Infrastructure design and support, Service management and Outsourcing.... He has worked in a multitude of roles and has experience with devising and arranging security organizations and policies, tactical and strategic security risk management and implementation of processes, procedures and security software. These roles include roles at Unilever and Hewlett Packard, giving him a sound experience of both vendor and internal environments. One of Plamen’s main focuses is the importance of security in business environments. This has given him the ability to perform in a multitude of security related roles e.g. as a security officer/manager, as a security consultant on topics ranging from strategic to operational level and facilitate and provide guide project managers on large security projects.
Angelika has a PhD in mathematics and started her career in information security more than 20 years ago. She is an active member in ISO and was the editor of many successful standards, including ISO/IEC 27001. Angelika works as Chief Strategic Officer in Help AG, setting directions for innovative security services.
As a Security Solutions Architect, Anas works with Businesses and Organizations across EMEA to build Intelligent Security Solutions that deliver more secure computing experience for their end users and customers. In addition to his experience in Information Systems Security and building MSSP environments, he is experienced in Systems Analysis and Design, Systems Management,... Virtualization, and Business Continuity. He leverages those experiences to help organizations build their security programs and to empower business partners to deliver their security solutions. On the fun side, Anas enjoys electrical gadgets, home automation, and DIY projects. Anas holds a B.Sc in Computer Information Systems, in addition to industry credentials like CISSP, CEH.
Mohammad Amin Hasbini joined Kaspersky Lab in 2013 as a Senior Security Researcher in the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT). Amin is responsible for Kaspersky’s expert positioning in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, as well as research development and knowledge support of the regional office in Dubai, UAE. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Amin was a Senior... Security and Privacy Consultant at Deloitte & Touche ME and before that a Security Engineer at DataConsult Lebanon. Amin lead many infrastructure, security consulting and penetration testing projects for government entities, banks and service providers especially in the Middle East and the GCC region. He is also a trainer for information security courses, like Forensics and malware analysis, EC-Council Ethical Hacker and Cisco CCNA Security. Amin specializes in Cyber Threat Intelligence and targeted attacks mitigation. He has a Professional Master degree in Security of Networks and Systems (Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon) and is working on his PHD at Brunel University London. Amin holds certifications from GIAC, EC-COUNCIL, CISCO, EMC RSA, Harvard Business Publishing and British Standards Institution.
Aaron is the Co-Founder and CTO of PhishMe, Inc. directing all aspects of development and research that drives the feature set of this market leading solution. The PhishMe method for awareness training was incubated from consulting services provided by Intrepidus Group, a company that Aaron Co-Founded with Rohyt Belani in 2007. Aaron remains on the board of directors for... Intrepidus Group to ensure it focuses on forging new service lines and attracting motivated researchers and consultants. Before PhishMe and Intrepidus Group, Aaron served as Principal Consultant for McAfee’s Foundstone division where he was a lead instructor and known for his ability to mentor and develop junior consultants into expert penetration testers. Prior to his seven years of consulting experience, Aaron worked for large Internet Service Providers handling security and abuse incidents, subpoena compliance, and datacenter security. Aaron's biggest achievement is building industry recognized Intrepidus Group and incubating PhishMe out of it. He enjoys the diverse personalities in the information security community and is known for building creative environment’s needed to promote rich personal and professional development. His creative touch is evident in the unique way he recruits and retains talent and his style further extends itself into his leadership role at PhishMe. Aaron is a speaker at regional conferences and associations as well large conferences such as BlackHat, DefCon, Shmoocon, etc. His expert opinion is a valuable resource for many media outlets interested in security.
Petr is a regionally recognized information security professional with more than 15 years of experience. Petr is specializing in information security and risk management, what helped him to successfully drive some of the largest security services or SIEM projects in EMEA. Petr holds various security credentials including CISA, CISSP, CISM and M-ISMS.
Sebastian Madden is PGI’s Group Director, Cyber and Technology. He is a former UK senior civil servant who has been working on national cyber security issues for over 20 years. He leads PGI’s international cyber capability transfer projects and has developed national strategies, training and development programmes, peer to peer learning networks and cyber exercises for... government, law enforcement and corporate clients in Europe, Asia and Africa. Before joining PGI, Sebastian was Associate Partner in a strategy consultancy firm where he specialised in government cyber and national security structures, integration and capability development. He worked with the UK government and industry to develop the UK’s structures to protect critical national infrastructure from cyber attack and to enable operational collaboration amongst UK companies .He co-authored the report “A new age of online co-operation” for Jane’s Intelligence Review in 2011. Prior to that, Sebastian had a fast stream career in the UK civil service which he joined on leaving Oxford University. He worked in the Cabinet Office on the UK’s response to the year 2000 date change and to develop online government services. He was promoted to the senior civil service in 2001 as Programme Director to establish the UK’s central emergency response mechanism, and served as secretary to the Cabinet’s Civil Contingencies Committee. He was appointed Chief of Staff to the UK’s National Security Advisor in 2002 and worked from 2002 to 2005 to coordinate, strengthen and resource national security, intelligence, cyber and civil emergency structures.
David has been working for over 15 years in global enterprise environments in financial institutions and mobile carriers where his main focus was research on threats and services but also designing and building protecting solutions. In his capacity as ethical hacker he started doing penetration tests and security assessments for a global mobile provider in 2001. Servicing... telecom, finance, manufacturing providers, he acquired a wide range of knowledge on organisations and systems. David discovered, analyzed and mitigated several vulnerabilities and high risk threats in the mobile networks. He also ran Incident Command during high profile threats and fraud cases. David also conducted professional training sessions worldwide in the mobile security arena to extend the defense against threats. David designed and implemented a mobile malware defense system on a global scale to protect millions of customers from mobile malware, further he expanded the systems abilities to detect new malware samples which helped discover and contain new threats to the customers.
Mr. Haider Pasha is Director for Security Strategy covering Emerging Markets at Symantec. Since joining Symantec in February 2014, Mr. Pasha has been partnering with CxOs across the region, executing together on a multi-year architecture strategy for the geography such as Cloud, IoT, Big Data, and BYOD. He is a trusted advisor to Symantec’s strategic customers and partners,... helping them become more competitive and innovative while influencing and strategically guiding them in addressing security issues. Prior to joining Symantec, Mr. Pasha spent 14 years at Cisco Systems covering various senior positions, initially based in Silicon Valley, California and more recently as CTO for Cisco Africa. Mr. Pasha has extensive security expertise, initially working with customers such as Google, eBay, Yahoo, and later with financials such as Visa, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. After moving to Dubai in 2007, Mr. Pasha used his experience and technical expertise to help secure some of the most important data centers in our industry. Using his sales, technical, and business management experience, he is balancing Symantec’s technical growth for the region, aligning closely with the channel while building team leadership and strategic customer engagement. Mr. Pasha completed his MBA from Manchester Business School, UK and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA. Over the course of his 15 year IT career, Mr. Pasha has held various certifications, including CCNP, CCSP, CISSP, and CEH. Mr. Pasha’s successes come from being able to bind advanced technical concepts to commercial, people and process requirements, while maintaining a balanced perspective with the business objective in mind. He is also Symantec’s go-to public Security spokesperson in the region.
Matthew Platten is CISSP certified with over fifteen years of security experience in the Middle East and Europe. As EMEA’s Anti-Fraud Solutions Consultant, Matthew is focused on helping financial institutions and enterprises identify needs in their current fraud prevention strategies to tailor a solution to fit those needs. Matthew is an expert in DMARC authentication,... access control and penetration testing.
Tony Rowan is the Director, Solutions Architect in EMEA for SentinelOne and has worked within the security industry for more than twenty years. Graduating as a software engineer, he has worked in many parts of the supply chain including bespoke software developments, large research projects, security architecture across many enterprise segments and the defence industry.... At SentinelOne Tony is responsible for raising the awareness of SentinelOne across EMEA whilst bringing his wide experience to ensure that the product and service that SentinelOne offers is tuned to the ongoing and future needs of their customers.
In his role as a Senior Security Consultant Oliver Sealey leads both international training and operational engagements for PGI. He leads Red Team operations, planning, developing and conducting complex real-world cyber-attacks against multinational organisation in order to improve their response and test protective measures. Oliver also employs these skills as an Exercise... Director and Architect, designing and running specialist cybersecurity exercise and range development working with training goals and supporting international cybercrime response. He is a GCHQ Certified trainer, Cyber Scheme Team Member and holds CHECK Team Member status.
Holding academic qualifications of Bachelors in Computer Application and Masters in Business Administration, Vibin Shaju is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) & Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) with more than 15 years of information security in local and International companies with professional services, support, presales and... currently in presales management. This experience include in Network Security, Content Security, Risk & Compliance with industry experience of Financial, Government, SCADA and Service Providers.
As EMEA CTO at Menlo, Jason has been used as a cyber-expert with CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC as well as working with the EU & UK Government on Cyber Security Strategy. Previously Jason has worked at a number of successful technology companies including IronPort, Veracode & FireEye.
Staffan co-founded Recorded Future in 2009. Previous to that, he was CEO of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Interactive Institute. Before that, he was CEO of CR&T, a research-oriented consulting company and technology incubator. Staffan has co-founded or helped launch more than a dozen high tech start-ups, including Spotfire, Appgate, SmartEye, PilotFish,... Makewave, Gavagai, Peerialism, Axiomatics, and Recorded Future. He has been on the board of several other high-tech startups, and has acted as a senior advisor to InnovationsKapital, a leading Swedish VC fund. Staffan holds a PhD in computer science from Chalmers University of Technology. He has been a visiting Fulbright Scholar at MIT and holds an MBA from Göteborg University. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, artificial intelligence, information visualization, and open source intelligence. Staffan is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and is currently chair of division XII of the academy, Information Technology.
Zeki Turedi has extensive experience working within Private Sector, Law Enforcement and Government, consulting on Incident Response, Endpoint and Network cyber security throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his current role as a Lead Security Engineer for CrowdStrike, Zeki works with organisations to incorporate and streamline Threat Intelligence and Endpoint Protection.... Zeki has also contributed to several publications and research papers including “Issues in Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics”.
Robert Walker is the owner and founder of AKJ Associates Limited, who specialise in connecting information security stakeholders and service suppliers around the globe to help solve the complex security, compliance and risk management challenges that face today’s world. Robert is looking forward to returning to Dubai once again for the 9th e-Crime and cyber security Congress... in Dubai.
Lloyd Webb works as the EMEA SE Director for Cylance. He has over 24 years in IT and 18 years in information security. Back in 1997, Lloyd had his first break with information security when the firewall administrator left the company he worked for, which led to him inheriting the management of all Internet facing infrastructure for a large pharmaceuticals company. Since... the year 2000, he has held presales leadership roles for a number of leading security vendors, including Nokia/CheckPoint, F5, FireEye and Tripwire.