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The Cybersecurity Stage [8 NOV] is all about safeguarding your business and data effectively. Discover techniques to detect potential compromises in your business email, fortify your cloud infrastructure using existing resources, and gain insights into the future of IoT security.
Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché
of the FBI Office for Romania & Moldova
Yvonne K. Serrato arrived in Bucharest in June 2021 to serve as Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché of the FBI Office for Romania and Moldova. She joined the FBI in 2004. As an FBI Special Agent, she investigated both criminal and national security computer intrusions at the FBI offices in Washington, DC, Jacksonville and Miami. She has served as a short-term Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché in Estonia, Belgium and Israel. Prior to working for the FBI, she was a computer programmer and program manager in the private sector, having worked for Seagram, ViacomCBS and Sysco Corporation. She has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor's Degree in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Cyber Threats and Addressing them as a Global Community 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Today’s cyber threats hit a wider array of victims and carry the potential for greater damage than ever before. The threats are evolving rapidly, and the stakes have never been higher with the cyber ecosystem established on a global scale. The worldwide cyber community has evolved together to meet these changing threats through an enterprise approach—one that involves government agencies, private industry, researchers, and nonprofit organizations around the world — all working together to tackle the cyber threat as a global community.
Group Cybersecurity Practice Leader
Helmi Rais is Group Cybersecurity Practice Leader for Expleo Group. An expert with over 20 years of experience, he leads a team of over 150 engineers worldwide in addressing security challenges across industries, including automotive, space, aerospace and transportation. Helmi is also leading Expleo R&D efforts in developing solutions in the domains of cryptography, blockchain, post-quantum cryptography (PQC) and AI for cybersecurity. Helmi is a regular speaker at cybersecurity events worldwide and has been widely quoted in the press on cyber issues. He is an active member of multiple industry associations and the current president of the French Chapter of the Information System Security Certification Consortium. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: TBA 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: TBA
Head of Cybersecurity Unit
Experienced IT and cybersecurity professional, Liliana Musetan is leading the Cybersecurity unit at the General Secretariat of the European Council which she joined two years ago. Liliana adds over 23 years of experience in the European Institutions and has been constantly keeping up in her roles with the ever-changing threat landscape. Her current portfolio involves not only protecting the crow jewels of the Council while enhancing its security posture, but also creating a vibrant cyber awareness culture. Prior to joining the EU as diplomat in the European External Action Service, she was the Head of IT at the General Secretariat of the Romanian Government. Liliana was mentor in the European Commission’s Cyber Aware Programme. She is member of the Women4Cyber. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: European pespective : A new era of cybersecurity 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: TBA
Ethical Hacker @ ManoMano and
Web Exploitation Teacher @ OffenSkill
Louka Jacques-Chevallier is a highly dedicated IT engineer and cybersecurity expert who spends most of his time researching web exploitation and cloud cybersecurity, giving talks at conferences, and writing in-depth articles about various software and tools. He is French (yet fluent in English!) and received his engineering degree from the ESISAR school in 2019. He later worked at Datadog as a Product Security Engineer, at Lexfo as a Senior Pentester, Code, and Cloud Infrastructure advisor, and at ManoMano as an Ethical Hacker & Red Teamer. More recently, he started his own company OffenSkill, specialized in Web Exploitation Courses, helping security enthusiasts to reach state of the art! In his free time, he enjoys hang gliding, paragliding, and slacklining. But even outside, he is still mostly thinking about ways to break (or improve) the defenses of new software. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Autopsy of a php web-app n-day RCE | Why are some languages are inherently insecure 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: This talk will be divided into 3 stages and deep dive in a 0-day from a year ago on WebPageTest, a tool written in php focused on web performance analysis. First we will begin with a show-case of various php behaviors, why they exist in the first place, and why they are nefarious. We will then pursue our quest with a comprehensive exploitation walkthrough of a WebPageTest instance, and finally conclude on a few factors that made php a good language in its time, and a more questionable one when it comes to following best security practices! Takeaway 1: Languages are born and die for a reason, denying it might bite you back Takeaway 2: Some languages make it way easier to shoot yourself in the foot, even for an experienced developer Takeaway 3: Php definitely shouldn’t be something pushed anymore, replaced by more sane alternatives like go, python , rust.
Chief Privacy Officer at Mars Inc.
Anna Pouliou is an internationally recognised privacy and data protection expert and currently the Chief Privacy Officer of Mars Inc. Prior to Mars she was a partner at Deloitte while in her lengthy career, she also held several senior in-house roles at GE, Chanel, FDC/Fiserv, Euroclear Bank, Bank of New York Mellon and NBG. Anna served as a member of the GDPR Multi-Stakeholder Expert Group advising the European Commission on GDPR implementation on behalf of Business Europe for 5 years. She still assists them with the EU Academy courses for DPAs around the world and other matters. Anna is a regular speaker and university lecturer on data protection and acted as national rapporteur on privacy for FIDE. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: TBA 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: TBA
Toma Cîmpeanu, has more than 20 years experience in the ICT field, holding top positions in both public and private companies and contributing to several nationwide projects such as e-licitatie.ro, ghiseul.ro, Romanian National Point of Single Contact (PCUe), Ro-Net and other. Since 2015, he is the CEO of the National Association for Information Systems Security (ANSSI). 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Opening speech Cybersecurity Stage
Managing Security Solutions Consultant
𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Cisco DNA Center - Solution main capabilities applied to a successful use case 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: The data network infrastructure evolved to a strategic resource for most companies because of its active role in sustaining the process of digital transformation. Business efficiency and performance are directly correlated in most cases to the network’s availability, performance and security. The Cisco DNA solution simplifies and automates the processes of installation, configuration and network administration, optimizes troubleshooting processes and facilitates compliance with security requirements. Marius will delve into a compelling use case within the banking sector, shedding light on how the Cisco DNA solution has been leveraged by Orange Business to address specific challenges and yield tangible benefits in this critical industry.
Alex is a proud father (of three), husband (of one) and an IT professional equipped with over two decades of experience in the industry, in both technical and technical leadership roles. Obsessing over technology and the highest standards, Alex enjoys sharing his passion over tech conferences and informal tech talks. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: The impact of social medial and AI on data privacy 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: At the crossroads of social media, AI and data privacy, the digital era faces critical challenges. Personal data’s commodification, essential for AI deep-learning processes and social media recommendation engines, raises significant privacy concerns, emphasizing the need for robust protective measures.
Cyber Security Specialist
George Drăgușin is a senior security professional with more than 12 years of experience in banking sector, with proven experience in governance, architecture and operational security activities. His current focus is mostly on Security Management, Threat Intel & Dark Web Monitoring. He’s part of Provision’s team where he is actively involved in technology scouting and development of new cyber services and programs. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: CTI 101 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Intro (101) into Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)
Vendula Králová started her career at WEDOS Internet, a.s. as an event manager, specializing in organizing international events. Later, she also served as a spokesperson for foreign media, conducting interviews and giving lectures alongside the company's CEO. She excels in effective communication with a wide range of stakeholders and possesses strong leadership skills that enable her to efficiently lead teams. Her dedication to teamwork and ability to inspire people are key factors in her success, not only in event management but also in leading the company's business and marketing departments, which contribute to raising awareness of the company's visionary ideas that are coming to life. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Successful DDoS Attacks by Russian Hacktivists on Czech Banks: Why Did They Succeed? 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: In today's digital age, our banking systems are tempting targets for hacktivists and cybercriminals. In September 2023, Czech banks faced DDoS attacks at the L7 level, which led to serious complications and partially disabled their services for several days. Why were these attackers so successful? Join Josef Grill, founder and CEO of WEDOS, and Vendula Králová, Chief Sales Officer, as they uncover the background to these attacks and reveal the technical and business challenges associated with defending against modern cyberthreats. Learn what mistakes Czech banks have made, why traditional solutions fail and how WEDOS Global infrastructure can offer an innovative and cost-effective solution to protect your digital assets. The presentation is based on real events and reveals shocking cybersecurity gaps we must face as a society.
Founder and CEO
Josef Grill, founder and director of WEDOS Internet, a.s., is a visionary in the world of IT. He pioneered web hosting and domain registration in the Czech Republic with Forpsi, quickly rising to the top of the market. After selling the company, he returned to the industry, establishing WEDOS in 2010, which became the Czech market leader by 2013. Today, WEDOS boasts the highest number of Czech domains directed to its private data centers, and Josef Grill focuses on expanding the WEDOS Global decentralized network, safeguarding websites of all sizes worldwide. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Successful DDoS Attacks by Russian Hacktivists on Czech Banks: Why Did They Succeed? 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: In today's digital age, our banking systems are tempting targets for hacktivists and cybercriminals. In September 2023, Czech banks faced DDoS attacks at the L7 level, which led to serious complications and partially disabled their services for several days. Why were these attackers so successful? Join Josef Grill, founder and CEO of WEDOS, and Vendula Králová, Chief Sales Officer, as they uncover the background to these attacks and reveal the technical and business challenges associated with defending against modern cyberthreats. Learn what mistakes Czech banks have made, why traditional solutions fail and how WEDOS Global infrastructure can offer an innovative and cost-effective solution to protect your digital assets. The presentation is based on real events and reveals shocking cybersecurity gaps we must face as a society.
Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Central and Eastern Europe
Jakub Olek, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Central & Eastern Europe and Ukraine at TikTok Government relations and market access expert with a law degree and international experience gained across many tech industries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East. Previously working for Lime and Santander. Involved in tech and innovation. IRONMAN distance age group triathlete. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: How do we keep you and your data safe on TikTok? 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: We are going to present industry leading safety solutions for our users and data privacy and we will address the questions of: Why and how we want to become the most trusted entertainment platform? What does the content moderation look like on TikTok? How do we make the TikTok experience safe according to the age of the user? What is Project Clover?
Chief Technology Officer
With over 15 years of experience in the IT&C field, Daniel leads the team of engineers in Arctic Stream and actively participates in the planning and implementation of companies' infrastructure and security architectures. In addition to numerous other certifications, Daniel is a CCIE R&S #48650. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Implementing Cybersecurity in Industrial Networks 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Industrial networks, often referred to as SCADA networks, are frequently overlooked in cybersecurity protocols, primarily due to their former isolation from the broader network infrastructure. However, with the advent of the Industry 4.0 framework, the integration of IoT sensors, automation, and cloud technologies has expanded the attack surface of these networks. In this session, Daniel will provide an insightful overview of potential threat vectors, alongside recommended tools and architectural strategies aimed at bolstering robust cyber protection.
Founder & CTO
Mircea MITU is the founder and CTO of IT Assist, a company that provides cloud and on-premise IT solutions for over 300 customers. He is passionate about building teams, tools, products, and services that leverage AI and cloud technologies, having a large expertise in cybersecurity, open-source and product management. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: FortiSASE – Uniform, Universal Endpoint Security 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: In this session, we will explore the FortiSASE solution, which enables the consolidation and standardization of workplace security, providing an overview of the entire suite of Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) protections for users, regardless of their location, in an 'as-a-service' mode. Coupled natively with Fortinet’s already established breadth of security across the entire hybrid infrastructure, this creates a truly universal SASE platform, achieving security across the entire company’s digital footprint.
Andrei is a seasoned Systems Engineer with 8 years at Fortinet, exceling in network security. His primary role involves tailoring security solutions for clients and offering expert guidance as a trusted advisor. Beyond his client account involvement, he provides valuable assistance to channel partners, offering consultation on Fortinet products, solutions, and general assistance on the entire Fortinet portfolio and paradigm. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: FortiSASE – Uniform, Universal Endpoint Security 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: In this session, we will explore the FortiSASE solution, which enables the consolidation and standardization of workplace security, providing an overview of the entire suite of Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) protections for users, regardless of their location, in an 'as-a-service' mode. Coupled natively with Fortinet’s already established breadth of security across the entire hybrid infrastructure, this creates a truly universal SASE platform, achieving security across the entire company’s digital footprint.
Director Cyber Strategy & Transformation Advisory
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫: Sergiu has been working as CISO, security advisor and trainer since more than 20 years in Defense, Telco, Financial, Retail, Manufacturing and other sectors, being focused now on cyber security strategy, cyber culture, crisis management, business continuity and in cyber regulations alignment. He has a master’s degree and a merit diploma in IT Security from the Military Technical Academy (Romania), and currently is converging artificial intelligence concepts with cyber security as a PHD candidate in Politechnica University of Bucharest.