The New Global Challenges in Cyber Security - #certcon7

30-31st Oct 2017, The National Library, Bucharest, Romania

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The speakers

Mariya Ivanova Gabriel

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

Maryia is a Bulgarian politician and a member of the GERB party. She is the current European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Previously, she was a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to More...

Lucian Sova

Minister of Communications and Information Society

Lucian Sova has been the Minister of Communication and Information Society since June 2017. Previously he has been State Secretary for the Minister of Economy, Personal Counsellor for the Minister of Transportation and General Manager for the Road More...

Victor Negrescu

MEP and EIF Member

Winner of the MEP Award 2015 for Digital Agenda, Victor Negrescu is the youngest Romanian MEP to get elected in the European Parliament. Former digital entrepreneur, he is actively promoting legislation designed to stimulate the online and digital More...

Sorin Ducaru

Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Sorin Ducaru is responsible for providing support to the North-Atlantic Council and for advising the Secretary General on the evolution of emerging security challenges, their potential impact on NATO’s security, the development of relevant policies and action plans; More...

Ernest Abisellan

Economic Counselor, US Embassy in Romania

Ernest Abisellan joined the Foreign Service in 2003 and has served assignments in Latin America and Eastern Europe. He arrived in Bucharest as Economic Counselor in July 2017. Most recently, he served as Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, More...

Rosheen Awotar-Mauree

Programme Officer, International Telecommunication Union

Rosheen works as Programme Officer for the Europe Office where she coordinates projects, events and other developmental actions including Cybersecurity related ones. She has experience in managing IT Security initiatives in the field of sensitization, More...

Eric Strom

FBI Liasson to EC3

Unit Chief(UC) Eric Strom entered on duty with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on June 20, 1999. Strom is currently assigned as the Unit Chief in charge of the Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit(CIRFU), Cyber Criminal Section, Cyber More...

Ilan Laufer

Minister of Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship

Ilan Laufer was named minister in June 2017. Previously he has coordinated the Division of Entrepreneurship and SME Programs from the same ministry and was responsible with an ambitious program, Start-Up Nation, destined to help the creation of 10.000 More...

Anton Rog

Head of CyberInt, Romanian Intelligence Service

Mr. Anton ROG is the Head of National Cyberint Center (CNC) within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). CNC is responsible for conducting 24/7 activities to discover, characterize and proactively counter cyber threats against systems and networks More...

Hannes Krause

Counselor, Cyber Security Issues, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the European Union

Hannes Krause is responsible for cyber issues within the Estonian Permanent Representation to EU and has the role of coordinating cyber policy questions within the Estonian Presidency. Before that role Hannes worked as the lead analyst in the Estonian cyber agency More...

Jean-Baptiste Demaison

Senior International Cyber Policy Officer - ANSSI

For 2011 Mr. Demaison joined the French Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) where he is today Senior International Cyber Policy Officer and advisor to the Director General, and Chair of the Management Board and Executive Board of the European Network and More...

Mircea Grigoras

Deputy General Manager of CERT.RO

Mircea Grigoraș is an experienced Cyber Security professional, with almost 6 years of experience in the investigation of cyber-attacks at national level and over 9 years working on Cyber Security issues altogether. He is Deputy General Director of More...

Daniel Ionita

Director of Analyses, Policies and Cooperation Directorate, CERT-RO

For the last six years have been involved in almost all programme and projects of CERT-RO development. From his present position also participate in transferring NIS Directive provision in Romanian legislation. As a national expert in project management More...

Alexander Seger

Head, Economic Crime Division, Council of Europe

Alexander Seger has been with the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France) since 1999. He is currently Executive Secretary of the Committee of the Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. He also heads the Cybercrime Programme Office of the More...

Yanir Laubshtein

Former Manager of Israel’s National C-SOC for Critical Infrastructure

Yanir led two strategic government projects in Israel, designing and managing the development of Israel's National C-SOC for Critical Infrastructures, and subsequently managing the C-SOC on behalf of the Ministry of National Infrastructure Energy and Water and at the Water & Sewage Authority. More...

Julien Masson

External Relations and Coordination Department, ANSSI France

For 2016 Julien Masson joined the French Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) where he is today International Cyber Officer accountable for the development of bilateral cooperation, specifically including states among Central and Eastern Europe. More...

Ramses Gallego

Good Mentor Q-East Software

Ramsés Gallego is past board director of ISACA and strategist and evangelist at the Office of the CTO at Symantec. He is responsible for strategy development and execution of the cybersecurity portfolio, evangelizing on the security management ecosystem More...

Maya Horowitz

Maya Horowitz is head of the Threat Intelligence group at Check Point Software Technologies. In the last 3 years she has been leading Check Point’s threat analysis and intelligence operations, including the global hunting of new malware and campaigns, More...

Teodor Cimpoesu

Senior Manager with Deloitte Romania

Teodor Cimpoesu is an experienced infosec professional with strong technical, management and business experience, currently working as a Senior Manager with Deloitte Romania, with the Enterprise Risk Services team.Previously he held technical and More...

Tzachi Alon

Former Head of Operations, Israel National CERT

Tzachi was the Head of operations department at the Israeli national CERT, among his achievements is Establishment of the Israeli national CERT, Designing and developing the Operations department, Managing and Leading national cyber incidents, Developing More...

Matt Walmsley

EMEA Director at Vectra

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in helping organisations deploy and secure their network infrastructure having worked in a variety of pre-sales consultancy and technical marketing roles for global technology companies such as Endace, Hewlett Packard and 3Com. More...

George Dragusin

IT Security Officer - EximBank, President of IT Security Committee - Romanian Bank Association

George is licensed in law at Nicolae Titulescu in Bucharest and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Security from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Has has over 10 years of experience in information security. In the last 5 years he has coordinated More...

Pawel Rybczyk

Business Developer – Wallix

Pawel is a Business Developer at Wallix, with an extensive background of more than 10 years in IT security systems. Pawel is responsible for the development of the Wallix AdminBastion solution in Central and Eastern Europe. He is currently developing More...

Petru Sinculei

Senior Manager for Global Investigations – Western Union

Petru is the Senior Manager for Global Investigations at Western Union where he coordinates judicial and law enforcement search requests and proof of payment retrievals. He also investigates both internal and external consumer fraud complaints that More...

Florin Costache

Head of Information Risk Management – ING

Florin is the Head of Information Risk Management at ING with 11 years of professional experience in Information Security & Risk Management in the banking industry. He combines monitoring & control functions with advisory roles, supervising IT security More...

Matthieu Bonenfant

Chief Marketing Officer

Specialized in information security, Matthieu Bonenfant began his journey at Netasq in 2001 as a support engineer. He successively served as Product Manager, head of New Product Introduction, Technical Support Manager, and then Director of Operations More...

Yugo Neumorni

President, IT&C Director - Hidroelectrica

Yugo Neumorni, CISA, EMBA is the President of CIO Council Romania and IT&C Director at Hidroelectrica, leading energy provider and main technology supplier for the National Energy System. With more than 22 years’ experience in IT industry, Yugo More...

Cristian Pîrvulescu

CEO & Founding Partner Enevo Group

Cristian Pîrvulescu leads the Business Development and Bidding Team since the company inception, breaking the EUR 1 Million sales barrier in the first 8 months and completed 14 automation and industrial communication projects in the first year. Prior More...

Daniel Grabski

As Executive Security Advisor for Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, Daniel is in charge of building Microsoft cybersecurity strategy and its execution across Central and Eastern Europe. Daniel Grabski joined Microsoft Poland in May 2006 as an More...

Liviu Arsene

Senior e-Threat Analyst – Bitdefender

Liviu Arsene is a Senior E-threat Analyst for Bitdefender, with a strong background in security. He has been closely working and interfacing with cross-company development teams, as his past Product Manager role involved understanding Bitdefender’s More...

Adrian Danciu

Adrian Danciu is an experienced IT&C professional, with more than 14 years proven track record in IT Security. In 2005 he introduced Fortinet on the Romanian market and further developed the presence of the company in Balkans and Adriatic region. More...

Michał Ostrowski

Michał Ostrowski has been actively involved in IT security for more than 10 years, growing the Polish security market. He works at FireEye as a sales manager in Eastern Europe. He has extensive knowledge of modern security solutions and tools, as well More...

Dorin Pena

CEO of CISCO Romania

Dorin Pena is CEO of CISCO Romania. He was born in Ploiesti where he also graduated “I.L. Caragiale” National College. He went to Polytechnic University of Bucharest in Computer Sciences. Afterwards, Dorin joined the Cisco Sales Academy in Amsterdam More...

Toma Cimpeanu

President, ANSSI

Toma Cîmpeanu holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in the systems of coordination and control, as well as a MBA in administration of companies. In the last fifteen years, he occupied executive positions in several companies (private or State-owned) such More...

Razvan Rughinis

Razvan is professor and manager experienced in designing and delivering engineering courses and applied research in Computer Networking, Security, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Human - Computer Interaction, and Operating Systems. He has More...

Ido Naor

Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab

Ido is a senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, GReAT team. Prior to joining Kaspersky, Ido was a researcher at McAfee Labs and Cisco, where he mainly focused on vulnerability research. Ido is credited for his responsible disclosure by the More...

Maria Maxim

Deputy Chair IT&C Committee, l AmCham Romania

Maria Maxim is a Partner with Wolf Theiss and the coordinator of the TMT and Data protection practice in Romania. During her legal career of nearly 20 years, Maria has implemented numerous data privacy, anti-trust and compliance programs for major More...

Bogdan Manolea

Executive Director, Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI)

Bogdan Manolea is the Executive Director of Association for Technology and Internet - APTI Romania. Mr. Manolea has a legal background and a vast experience in the Law and IT&C and is interested in digital civil rights (Freedom of expression online, More...

Ciprian Stanescu

President, Global Shapers Bucharest Hub

Ciprian is a Global Shaper Alumni of the World Economic Forum and founder of Global Shapers Bucharest Hub. He is currently Partnerships Manager for the Ashoka office in Romania. Ashoka is the oldest and largest organisation supporting social innovation, More...

Gabriel Sofian

ICT System Engineer, ENEL Group CERT

For the last two years, responsible for all ICT Security Systems in Enel Servicii Comune. Focal Point for Romania of Enel Group CERT, supporting locally Enel’s global project to implement a private, accredited CERT at the Group level. More...

Rastislav Janota

Chairman, Cyber Security Committee

Rastislav is an experienced international senior executive (20+ years) with broad areas of experience. Focused on operational management of service providers, mobile operators and internet service providers. Deep knowledge of technical management, More...

Valentin Necoara

CTO, CertSign

Ing Valentin Necoara is responsible on behalf of 2nd Partner (certSIGN) is PKI&Crypto Business Unit Manager. He graduated from Automatics and Computers Faculty, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest and has a MSc in Information Security Management at the Military Technical Academy in Bucharest. More...

Panagiotis Sotiriou

Symantec Pre-sales Consultant

15 years ago Mr. Panagiotis Sotiriou started working as security engineer, and after having successfully delivered under different roles many security projects around the world, from UK to the Middle East in both Private and Public sector, More...

Dan Tofan

Project Manager, Network and Information Security

Dr. Dan Tofan is an expert in cybersecurity, with more than 10 years of experience in the field, gathered in government agencies as well as in the academic and private sectors. He holds a PhD in economic informatics – cybersecurity from the More...

Victor Ciurus

Group Information Security Lead KMG Rompetrol

Victor has more than 15 years of successful Information Systems practice mainly within large multinational companies (Telecom, FMCG, Oil & Gas). He is a certified IT professional (CISA, CISSP, CISM, ISO 27001 LI) with extensive experience in Information Security and Continuity Services, More...

Vlad Sorici

Project Manager, Orange Fab

Started working at Orange Romania in 2012, focusing on Wi-Fi network performances and optimization and became the main architect for Orange Romania Wi-Fi Services with interests also in virtualization, security, IoT and mobile payments. More...

Dmitri Belotchkine

Principal Sales Engineer, Trend Micro

Dmitri is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with 20 years of IT experience. He as worked in multinational global companies in multicultural environments and teams with different levels of responsibility. More...

Cristian Cucu

Romanian National CIO, founder of BISS (Romania)

Mr. Cucu is a graduate of both business and law Universities in Bucharest and holds an MBA from Northwood Universtity in Michigan USA. As a cyber-security professional he is also certified as CISA, CISM and CRISC. More...

Iulian Harpa

Managing Partner, Energynomics

Iulian has extensive experience working as an international auditor for OMV Petrom and audit manager for global operations of Cameron USA, leading provider of oil and gas equipment. He was in charge with performing the audit engagements on all continents in Corporate Functions, More...

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