Apu Pavithran

Founder and CEO


Apu is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hexnode, the Unified Endpoint Management solution helping customers from over 100 countries manage and secure endpoints from a central console. Apu is responsible for visualizing, formulating and implementing Hexnode’s vision to be the forefront of technology.

An entrepreneur to the core, Apu is a thought-leader and a strong advocate of governance and information security. When he is not thinking about making Hexnode even better, you can find him working on his culinary skills.


Rachana Vijayan

CMO & Director of Sales, Marketing and Partnership


Rachana is the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Sales, Marketing and Channel Partnerships at Hexnode. Apart from guiding and monitoring teams, Rachana is accomplished at driving marketing efforts with instinctive, thoughtful approach to conceptualizing, validating and executing marketing programs. Before joining Hexnode, she has held technical and leadership roles in Zoho and FCA. With a degree in Engineering and a master's in business administration, she is passionate about transforming businesses with the latest technology.


Bijo Paulose John

Co-founder and COO


Bijo Paulose John is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Hexnode. As COO, he is responsible for driving business operations and maintaining operational results within the company. With his strategic and leadership vision, Bijo works in tandem with Apu to bring managerial, administrative and procedural reforms to Hexnode.

His ability to take calm control of turbulent situations and ensure his calmness resonates within his team is uncanny.


Sahad M

Co-founder and CTO


Sahad is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Hexnode. He is an innovator, technologist and strategist all-in-one. He is responsible for establishing technology-centered strategies, across Hexnode and oversees a global team that is responsible to align dynamically changing business goals with optimal technical solutions.

When he’s not cracking the toughest codes; you can find him on the field perfecting his dribbling.


Joe Tidy

BBC News Cyber Reporter

BBC News

Joe Tidy is the BBC’s first Cyber Security Correspondent working on investigations for international and home news outlets. Appointed in 2018, Joe covers cyber crime, hacking, privacy, data security, online safety, gaming and pretty much everything internet. He also presents The Media Show on BBC Radio 4. Joe has built a reputation for investigating the darker sides of the internet and how technology  affects the way people live. He is known for tracking down and speaking directly to hackers and criminals who are responsible for some of the biggest cyber incidents of recent times.

Previously Joe was a correspondent for Sky News based in London. He started in 2013 and reported on all topics related to Home News with a particular interest in technology and social affairs. Before Sky, Joe was a presenter and reporter on CBBC Newsround and also worked for 2 years at BBC South Today and BBC Oxford. A fitness enthusiast, Joe enjoys taking part in challenges including triathlons and marathons. He has spent a number of years presenting endurance programmes on Channel 4, Sky Sports and Eurosport.

Joe is in demand as a keynote speaker, event host and moderator. He is the perfect cyber security speaker, digital transformation speaker, technology speaker and video games speaker.

Frank Figliuzzi

Frank Figliuzzi

NBC News National Security Contributor

NBC News

Frank Figliuzzi retired as the FBI’s Assistant Director for counterintelligence after 25 years as an FBI Special Agent. He held senior leadership positions in major American cities. Following his FBI career, Mr. Figliuzzi was a corporate security executive for General Electric, leading Investigations, Insider Threat, Workplace Violence Prevention, and Intelligence for GE’s 300,000 employees in 180 countries. He has been a national security contributor for NBC News for the past three years where he has appeared live over 1,000 times. He is author of a national bestselling book, THE FBI WAY. Frank also hosts the popular podcast “The Bureau with Frank Figliuzzi”. Mr. Figliuzzi has a sizeable social media presence including nearly 500K Twitter followers.

During Mr. Figliuzzi’s career, he was named the FBI's Chief Inspector by then director Robert Mueller, overseeing the most sensitive and complex internal inquiries and audits worldwide, including reviews of all use of lethal force by FBI agents. Previously, Mr. Figliuzzi was the head of a unit in the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility where he made disciplinary decisions involving employees found to have violated FBI policy. Mr. Figliuzzi was the head of the FBI’s Cleveland Division, and the second ranking official in the FBI’s Miami Division, the Bureau’s fifth largest office. Appointed an Assistant Director in 2010, Mr. Figliuzzi was based at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., and directed all espionage investigations across the U.S. government. Mr. Figliuzzi frequently briefed the White House, Congress, and the Attorney General, and made numerous national media appearances. He was a certified intelligence officer under standards established by the Director of National Intelligence.

Frank is most noted for: Leading the FBI's efforts to counter economic espionage in Silicon Valley, California; Overseeing major financial crimes and public corruption investigations in Miami, Florida, and Cleveland, Ohio; Serving as on-scene commander of the largest HAZMAT evidence recovery effort in FBI history at the Boca Raton, Florida site of the nation's first anthrax murder; and the resolution of the Toledo terror plot in Toledo, Ohio. Frank has been featured in documentaries and news shows explaining the FBI’s successful operation against 10 Russian sleeper agents in the U.S.

Mr. Figliuzzi earned a JD with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1987, and a BA degree from Fairfield University in 1984. He completed the Harvard University National Security Program for Senior Executives in Government, and he holds a certificate in Leading Strategic Change from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Ciaran Martin


University of Oxford

Professor Ciaran Martin, CB, is a Professor of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, as well as a managing director at Paladin Capital and the holder of several other advisory roles in private sector cyber security. He writes and speaks frequently on cyber security in major outlets across the world, and was named one of the most influential people in European technology by Politico in 2022.

From 2014 until 2020 he set up and then led the United Kingdom’s world-leading National Cyber Security Centre, within the intelligence agency GCHQ on whose board he sat.

This was the culmination of a 23 year career in UK public service which saw him serve in senior roles in national security, constitutional and economic policy.


Marylyn Harris

President and Senior Business Consultant

Harrland Healthcare Consulting LLC

Marylyn Harris, RN, MSN, MBA is a Cybersecurity Consultant, Speaker, Writer and Social Entrepreneur. Harris is a decorated (former) U.S. Army Nurse (RN) and Gulf War Veteran. Harris holds degrees in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (MSN), Business Administration (MBA) and post graduate Certificates in Healthcare Information Technology and Information Security.

In 2018, Harris pivoted her career to Healthcare Cybersecurity and began studying IT Networking at Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy in San Antonio (TX). Harris has attended over 150 Technology events over the last three years and received numerous scholarships, grants and requests to speak about her “non-traditional” career and pivot. In 2021, Harris delivered 25 professional presentations to diverse audiences promoting the value of diverse Professionals from "non-technology backgrounds" joining Cybersecurity/IT TEAMS to mitigate risk and solve challenging Cybersecurity problems. Harris is the President of HARRLAND Healthcare Consulting, LLC and the Executive Director of the country's first Women Veterans Business Center. Harris was honored as a "White House Champion of Change" by President Barack Obama, in 2013. Harris is the 2022 Houston Business Journal's "Outstanding Diversity Champion.”


Jerich Beason

CISO, Commercial Bank

Capital One

Jerich serves as CISO of the Commercial Bank at Capital One, hosts a podcast aimed at educating the legal industry on all things cyber, is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and a regular cyber security leader keynote speaker.

Jerich created and hosts Seat at the Table, a SANS Leadership Live Series, which is dedicated to helping cyber leaders earn a seat at the table, keep a seat at the table and add value while sitting there. He is a SANS speaker and is the leading co-chair for the annual SANS Cybersecurity Leadership Summit.

Mani Keerthi

Mani Keerthi N

IT Security Manager

Ballard Power Systems

Mani Keerthi Nagothu is a cybersecurity professional with global work experience in Cybersecurity Strategy, Incident response, risk management, and security training and awareness and building security initiatives. She started a podcast on LinkedIn named: “A Thought in Cyber” season 1. The podcast focuses on specific topics related to Cybersecurity including leadership, Emerging Technology, and Emotional Intelligence.

Mathieu Gorge

Mathieu George



Mathieu is the CEO and Founder of VigiTrust, providing Integrated Risk Management (IRM) SaaS solutions to clients in 120 countries across various industries. Mathieu helps CEOs, CXOs, and Boards of directors handle cyber accountability challenges through good cyber hygiene and proactive cybersecurity compliance programs. Mathieu believes in constantly updating his methodology, the 5 Pillars of Security FrameworkTM, to ensure it addresses the latest security and compliance regulations and newest security threats. He is a Featured Forbesbooks author, innovator, and in-demand speaker.

Mathieu is a multi-award winning CEO and an established authority on IT security, information governance and risk management, with more than 20 years international experience. He is in high demand as a speaker at international security conferences, such as RSA, ISSA and ISACA. Mathieu’s areas of expertise include PCI DSS, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, VRM and ISO 27001. Mathieu has been involved in extensive security research and collaborative programs. He regularly moderates and speaks at security events organized by ISACA, ISSA (Global Web Conference Committee). He has completed extended research work in the areas of risk assessment & management, payment card security (as part of Special Interest Groups of the PCI Council), secure printing, data storage & archiving.

Mathieu also served as the Chairman of Infosecurity Ireland and acted as an Official Reviewer for ANSI. He is the founder of the PCI DSS European Roadshow, running since 2011. Mathieu is also the Chairman of the VigiTrust Global Advisory Board, a noncommercial information security and risk management think tank for CxOs, researchers, law enforcement and security, compliance and risk management experts with 150+ international members.

Mathieu regularly writes for Computerweekly, TechTarget, Searchsecurity.com, ISACA, Searchstorage.com, Computer Fraud & Security, SC Magazine, ISSA Journal and is a contributor to many security and compliance blogs and newsletters.

Mike Saylor

Mike Saylor


Blackswan Cybersecurity, LLC

Mr. Saylor is the CEO and Executive Leader in the Technology Advisory and Risk practice at Black Swan Cyber Security, LLC. Mike has over 29 years of experience in cybersecurity, information technology (IT) operations, audit & risk management, and incident response and investigations. Mike is a respected and resourceful leader, educator, and speaker in the areas of cybersecurity, incident response, and cybercrime investigations. Mike has assisted a variety of public and privately-held companies, as well as government, not-for-profit and educational institutions.

Prior to Black Swan he served in senior executive positions as CEO, CIO, CISO, Director and National Practice leader for organizations, including CitiGroup, Pricewaterhouse, Cornerstone Credit Union League, and VarTec Telecom. Mike is also in his 23rd year as a college professor, currently serving as CyberSecurity and Digital Forensics Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a Bachelors in Information Systems, a Masters in Criminal Justice and is a Cybersecurity Doctoral candidate.


Tina Gravel


Pinecone Hill, LLC

An award-winning executive with more than 28 years in information technology. Tina Gravel is CEO of Pinecone Hill, LLC (PCH)  a boutique firm specializing in revenue consulting for technology firms. Prior to PCH, Tina spent 7 years as SVP Global Channels and Alliances at Appgate, a secure access software and services company and its former owner Cyxtera.

Tina is known as a cybersecurity influencer and has received countless awards for her work; Top Gun 51 Channel Chief by Channel Online in 2019, CRN Top Executive of the Channel (4 years including 2022) and Women of the Channel (8 years including 2022). In March 2022, Tina was named a top cybersecurity influencer by Onalytica and in August of 2021 was honored to be on the Channel Futures DE & I 101 list and top Woman in Technology Influencer by Award Magazine in August of 2021. You can reach her on twitter @tgravel and tinagravel.com.

Sunil David

Sunil David



Sunil David , an IOT Industry Thought leader in India has 28 years of experience in the IT and Telecom industry of which close to 20 years was with AT&T, one of the top Communication Service Providers of the World and one of the top 20 in the Fortune 500 list 2021 . Until April 2022 , Sunil was the Regional Director ( IOT ) India and ASEAN for AT&T India where he was responsible for building the IOT Strategy , Sales , Business Development and also worked on building the IOT partner ecosystem . He was also actively involved in a number of Marketing initiatives to help enhance the AT&T brand in the IOT space.

In his new phase of life, Sunil is Advising and Consulting AI and IOT Startups that are aspiring for the next level of growth in the areas of Smart and Connected Supply Chains , Sustainability leveraging Digital Technology , Connected Manufacturing, Cyber Security etc.

He has been a recipient of a number of Awards and Recognitions including 6 awards in 2021 and 4 this year from various Industry bodies and Media conglomerates in recognition for his work in Digital Technology Advocacy , Digital Skilling initiatives, contributing his inputs towards IOT policy creation for India and for his association with National Inst of Electronics and Info Tech, an Autonomous Scientific Society of MeITY, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Govt of India for contributing his inputs on the syllabus and specific courses in the Emerging tech space ( IOT, Cloud ,AI ) that needs to be incorporated into the Curriculum of State and Central Govt Universities. NASSCOM Foundation and IBM India have also planted tree saplings in Sunil’s name for his contribution to the Tech Industry.

Sunil is affiliated to several Industry Bodies : - Empaneled as IOT Tech Guru for NASSCOM Women Wizards Rule Tech Program , Co-Chair of the Digital Communication Working group of the IET Future Tech Panel, Chair of the Working group of the AI – Networking and Community Enablement Working group constituted by CII , Elite Member and Mentor for CII Institute of Logistics, Member of the National IOT Committee constituted by Internet and Mobile Association of India. ( IAMAI )etc.

Sunil has spoken on a wide and diverse range of topics - Industry 4.0, 5G, IOT , AI, Supply Chain Digitalization , Metaverse, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Future of Work etc., at more than 150 Industry forums in India and abroad as well as done workshops/sessions on IOT for a number of India’s leading Educational institutions including IIM Shillong, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu, IIM Kharagpur , IIT Delhi, ISB Hyderabad, IIT Madras, SITM Pune , Amity University Delhi etc. Sunil has also written a number of articles for various B2B publications, IEEE and Online Media Content providers on topics related to Use of IOT in Shipping industry, Metaverse, Supply Chain Digitalization Industry 4.0 , Digital Transformation, Disruptive Technologies, 5G, IOT Platforms , IOT Security etc.


Brian Contos

Chief Security Officer

Phosphorus Cybersecurity Inc.

With two IPOs & eight acquisitions Brian has helped build some of the most successful security companies in the world. He has over 25 years in the security industry as security company entrepreneur, board advisor, investor, and author. After getting his start with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, Brian began the process of building security startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions including: Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee, Solera Networks, Cylance, JASK, Verodin, and Mandiant.

Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents. He authored the book Enemy at the Water Cooler and he co-authored Physical & Logical Security Convergence with former NSA Deputy Director William Crowell. He was featured in the cyberwar documentary 5 Eyes alongside General Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA Director. Brian has written for and been interviewed by security and business press and regularly presents at conferences worldwide like Black Hat, RSA, & BSides.


Ali Kingston Mwila

Founder and Managing Consultant

SmartLead Consult

Ali Kingston Mwila is a Founder and Managing Consultant of SmartLead Consult, an IT & Cyber Security professional with passion for delivering proactive value with a combined of over 18 years of experience in service delivery, digital transformation, governance, risk, compliance, cybersecurity, digital forensics, business consulting, and advisory services. He is a professional trainer and academic Lecturer. He is also the author of “Everyday Digital and Lifestyle Transformation” and “Everyday Digital Revolution”, and an ICT Columnist. He speaks at conferences, seminars and workshops on career, business, education, social, technology and other issues to create value. He is an accomplished award winner, recognised as dedicated influencer and Dynamic Leader. 

Ali enjoys working with individuals, cybersecurity teams, start-ups, professionals, entrepreneurs, small business and large corporation on projects that involve providing solutions to solve the technology challenges. He serves under different organisations as a mentor, public and motivation speaker and advocates a safer digital space.


Burton Kelso

Chief Technology Expert


Burton Kelso is an entrepreneur, national speaker, and a TV Tech Expert who regularly appears on national TV shows offering viewers easy tips on computers, technology, internet lifestyle, and gadgets. As computers and their related gadgets become more and more part of our everyday lives, he’s here to help you get the most out of your devices.

His vision is to remove the frustrations and complexity of computers and technology and open people up to a world of new ideas, experiences, and opportunities.

He loves technology, he’s read all of the manuals, and he’s serious about making technology fun, safe, and easy to use for everyone!


Atef Abdelkefi

Senior Manager Risk Advisory: Cyber strategy, IT, OT, Cloud


Atef Abdelkefi is an experienced professional in the field of cybersecurity with over 13 years of leadership, consultancy, architecture, and a PhD in cybersecurity from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Atef is currently the founder and CEO of CyberYoom, the first sustainable cybersecurity consultancy firm that joins profit to purpose. CyberYoom focuses on CISO advisory in all industries to drive digitalization using cloud technology.

As a Senior Manager at Deloitte, Dr. Abdelkefi supported his customers, in all industries, in their secure digital transformation journey and coaches his cyber-junior colleagues. As a CISO and Lead Security Architect for IBM´s Danish Account, Atef ensured a secure hybrid-cloud infrastructure and a robust Managed Security Service to IBM’s Nordic’s customers. While at Accenture, Atef led the Norwegian Cyber Defense chapter, and at Qatar Petroleum and Aker Solutions worked as SCADA and ICS security consultant.

Atef contributed to hundreds of national and international talks in cybersecurity. Winner of the International "40 under 40 in Cybersecurity" and “IBM communication Ambassador” award, Atef promotes cybersecurity and particularly cloud security in Norway as a Board member of Cloud Security Alliance and one of Zero-Trust course creators.


Nick Shevelyov

Strategic Advisor

Glynn 100

Nick Shevelyov started his career in technology, but pivoted to focus on technology risk management having roles at both a boutique security technology consulting firm and at Deloitte as part of the Enterprise Risk Services Group. During his years at Deloitte he led cyber security and data privacy projects for some of the largest technology and financial services firms in the world. In 2007, he became the first Chief Security and Privacy Officer for Silicon Valley Bank. Over the next 15 years, Nick helped build a global Cyber Security and Data Privacy program supporting the fastest growing bank in the United States.

In 2018 he stepped into the Chief Information Officer role to help start a digital transformation adopting data centric practices as a discipline, cloud and mobile first technology adoption and agile software delivery practices to help SVB transform into a modern technology company offering financial services to innovators and entrepreneurs globally. From 2020 to 2022 he returned to cyber security leadership responsibilities as Chief Information Security Officer, wrapping up his SVB career in May of 2022. He is the author of “Cyber War…and Peace: Building Digital Trust with History as our Guide” and is advising startups.


Helen Oakley

Sr. Product Security Architect


Helen Oakley is a leader in Information Security field, honoured as Top 20 Canada’s women in cybersecurity for advancing the field of cybersecurity. Helen is a Senior Product Security Architect at SAP, contributing to SAP’s cross product architecture and working as part of SAP’s Cyber & Defense Team, defining application and operations security controls, standards, and frameworks. Helen is an active contributor to CISA’s software supply chain and SBOM security guidance.

In addition to her role at SAP, Helen is a co-founder of LeadingCyberLadies.com, a global community of women in cybersecurity, and she is a teacher at HackStudent.com, educating kids in ethical hacking. She is an advisory board member for cybersecurity start-ups and believes in giving back to the community by sharing her expertise.Follow Helen on Twitter: @e2hln


Igor Van Gemert



Igor van Gemert is a technical programme manager/boardroom consultant with a track record of over 10 years in the IT/OT cyber security domain. He is convinced that our life consists of continuous learning and unlearning. By studying and working in silicon valley he has seen at an early stage the effects that disruptive technology will have on our society. Responding adaptively to new situations requires strategic insight, but also leadership qualities that enforce results. If your organisation is not able to enforce the right cyber security measures, this can result in losing business.

The boardroom and management teams are faced with a major task to successfully complete the digital transformation. This means that the CISO permanently reports to the CEO and CFO and new tools are needed for this. By structurally applying artificial intelligence in the mitigation and visualisation of cybersecurity risks, he and his technical support staff can make the difference.

Fred Streefland

Fred Streefland



With more than 28 years of experience within security and intelligence, Fred is currently working as the CEO of the cybersecurity company SECIOR. This company is specialized in datacenter cybersecurity and provides digital risk management services.

Fred started his career in 1988 at the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands as an intelligence & security officer and served more than 16 years for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). In 2008, he resigned as a Lieutenant Colonel and a military intelligence advisor to the Secretary-General of NATO and moved to the commercial world.


In the commercial world, he worked some years as a security consultant within IBM, before he moved to Accenture as a senior manager cybersecurity. After these advisory/consultancy positions, he became the Director Education & Training for ENCS, a company specialized in the OT/ICS Security. After ENCS, he moved to Exact Software as their IT Security Director (CISO). After Exact Software, Fred was requested to become the global CISO for LeaseWeb, a Dutch cloud provider & hosting company with a global footprint. In 2017, Fred joined Palo Alto Networks and he became the Chief Security Officer (CSO) responsible for North and East Europe. In 2020, he moved to the IoT manufacturer Hikvision, where he was the Senior Director Cybersecurity for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Fred is a cybersecurity spokesperson and advisor for some Members of Parliament. He holds an Executive Master of Security & Defense (EMSD) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam.

Jamie Sanbower

Jamie Sanbower

Founder & Managing Principal Architect


Jamie Sanbower, CCIE No. 13637(Routing and Switching, Security, Wireless), is Founder & Managing Principal Architect at ModernCyber delivering Modern, Integrated, Agile, and Zero Trust Cybersecurity Solutions & Services. Prior to founding ModernCyber, Jamie was a Principal Architect in Cisco’s Global Security Architecture Team and responsible for multiple industry innovations, such as Cisco’s Rapid Threat Containment. Jamie is a technical leader and member of numerous advisory and working groups.

With over 20 years of technical experience in the networking and security industry, Jamie has developed, designed, implemented, and operated enterprise networking & security solutions for a wide variety of large clients. He is the author of the Integrated Security Technologies and Solutions Volume I and II. Jamie is a dynamic presenter and is a Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker. In his career, Jamie has had various roles including director of cyber security, senior security consultant and senior network engineer.


Roman Zhukov

Product Security Manager


Roman is practicing cybersecurity expert (12+ years) with the most recent area of interests in Product Security and the end-to-end Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL). Previously, Roman managed complex security projects and advised on security strategy for various business areas, such as Banks, Telcos, Retail, Manufacturers, etc. Formerly, Roman brought new Cybersecurity Services to the market, acting as a Leading Business Development Manager. Also, Roman teaches classes at universities, conducts workshops, and runs his own personal blog. Roman has more than 7 years of seasoned public speaking experience, including both Technical and Executive level.


Danny Bader

Professional Facilitator, Speaker and Coach

jckrbbt consulting

Danny Bader is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker whose life was transformed by a near death experience. Danny speaks to audiences nationwide teaching people to invest in themselves, develop vision, and leverage useful thoughts to build momentum in the midst of monotony, burnout and despair. His message is simple; “always commit to better days ahead.”

His unique perspective and trusted voice have taken him into many Fortune 500 organizations—like Marriott, Lincoln Financial, Astellas, Comcast, Merck, Eisai, and others—infusing their people with the vital need for vision and inspiring them to live their best lives. Danny’s reputation as an influencer in this arena continues to grow among some of the most well-respected brands and organizations nationwide. 

Danny’s best-selling book, Back to Life; The Path of Resilience, has received rave reviews, reaching a #1 ranking on Amazon. He also pioneered the jckrbbt® principles and energizes audiences worldwide through his Back to Life podcast. Danny is also the author of 3 other books, I Met Jesus for a Miller Lite; Abraham’s Diner, Simple Wisdom for Moving from Stress to Relaxed Focus & Inspiration; and Taking The Sh*t Out of the Show. 


Pablo Romera

Technology and Operational Improvement Catalyst

LAM Technology

Pablo has been a Strategic Business Advisor at LAM Technology for 6 years, and the Director of the Center of Excellence in Digital Ethics at Dallas Baptist University for 3. With a background in psychology and technology, he has held multiple advisory board positions and is heavily involved in the community.

Pablo’s focus is to consult with internal stakeholders as it pertains to people, process and technology, with the end goal of collaborating toward further strengthening the corporate mission and vision as a whole. He brings in elasticity of understanding and insight that enables executive teams to uncover valuable data points from the always-present operational blind spots that can be always mitigated, but never fully eradicated. He also carries a track record of relentless investigation of an organization’s cultural and operational landscape to help envision next steps and internalization of best practices, while remaining committed to the most gentle and prudent path to measured change. Digital Ethics is at the heart of his approach.

Pablo’s golden rule? In everything, treat people the same way you want them to treat you. Be steadfast and stubbornly persistent in the quest for results.


Aaron Birnbaum

Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst

Tiber Creek Consulting, Inc

Aaron is an experienced technology professional with over 30 years of experience leading high-performing technical and non-technical teams developing strategy, understanding technology and implementing cyber security across multiple industries.  A published author, experienced public speaker, IT-security evangelist, trusted advisor and personal mentor. Recognized as a SME for security and security awareness training.

Mr. Birnbaum received his MBA from the University of Denver, and his BA in Communications from the SUNY College at Oswego. He has been an advisor and investor in several start-up companies.


Bil Harmer

Operating Partner - Security

Craft Ventures

Bil has been in the IT industry for 30 years. He has been at the forefront of the Internet since 1995 and his work in security began in 1998. He has led security for startups, Government and well established Financial Institutions. In 2007 he pioneered the use of the SAS70 coupled with ISO to create a trusted security audit methodology used by the SaaS industry until the introduction of the SOC2. He has presented on Security, Risk and Privacy in Canada, Europe and the US at conferences such as RSA, BlackHat, GrrCon and the Cloud Security Alliance.

He has been interviewed by and has written for various publications such as Dark Reading, Data Informed, The Belfast Telegraph and Security Intelligence. His vision and technical abilities have been used on advisory boards for Adallom, Trust Science, ShieldX, Resolve, Integris and SiberX. He has served as Chief Security Officer for GoodData, VP Security & Global Privacy Officer for the Cloud Division of SAP, the Americas CISO for Zscaler, Chief Evangelist and CISO for SecureAuth and now serves as the Operating Partner, Security for Craft Ventures.


Jacqueline Jayne

Security Awareness Advocate - APAC


Jacqueline Jayne (JJ) currently serves as Security Awareness Advocate for the APAC region for KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness and simulated phishing platform.

She has mastered the art of communication and influence with 25+ years of experience as a conduit between people and technology. Previously, JJ led a successful cybersecurity education and awareness program that changed behaviour and created a security culture.

Her insights on the human condition and how to engage at all levels in this space are invaluable. JJ is not your usual presenter; you will enjoy her energy and ability to create links with people and technology.


Manuel Garat Loureiro

Head of IAM (Identity and Access Management)


After being a software developer for 10 years, I realised that my focus on value delivery, product vision and strategic significance was pulling me towards a new and exciting role. As an IAM (Identity and Access Management) Product Manager, I was able to bring together my three passions: Software Development, Security and Agile Methodologies. To my surprise, coming from an engineering background, I discovered that coming up with a vision, defending it, making it come true and bringing value to customers while removing waste is what I enjoyed about it most.

The next logical step was taking over the end-to-end enterprise IAM process: leading and coordinating multiple cross-functional teams, both technical and operational to deliver the best value for the business with the least possible waste and maximizing agility.

My engineering experience provides me with the ability to define complex functionality and understand the Development Team, the problems and the intricacies they face. My Information Security background allows me to understand the specifics of Authentication and Authorisation both regarding security and regulatory compliance. My experience with agile helps me bind it all together towards maximizing value and minimizing waste.

Etizaz Mohsin

Etizaz Mohsin

Senior Security Consultant


Etizaz Mohsin is a seasoned security researcher and consultant. His core interest lies in understanding how things work, from transistors to application software and then break it. He is the first to demonstrate the remote compromise of luxury hotels around the world putting millions of guests at risk demystifying the DarkHotel APT. His work has been featured by local and international media like Al Jazeera and TechCrunch. He has presented his research at multiple top-tier international cyber security conferences in United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and East Asia including Defcon, Hitcon, Athack, Hacktivity, DeepSec, Sector, GreHack, HackFest, Arab Security Conference, Texas Cyber Summit, BSides etc.


Kim Kennedy 


Empire of We

Kim Kennedy is the non-profit CEO of Empire of We, Women in Cybersecurity Colorado (WiCyS) Treasure/Events Coordinator, Volunteer for Raíces Cyber Org,  and SOC analyst.  Transitioning from a career in accounting and human resources management, she has set out to be a positive voice in cybersecurity regarding barriers to entry, education, and privacy.

Dwayne Natwick

Dwayne Natwick

Senior Product Manager

Cloudreach, an Atos company

Dwayne is the Global Principal Cloud Security Tech Lead/CTO for Evidian, the Big Data and Security division of Atos. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Azure, and an author, trainer, and product manager with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He is certified in multiple Azure and M365 roles, including Azure Solution Architect Expert, Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Security Engineer Associate, and Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate.

In addition to creating curriculum, training, and blog writing, Dwayne is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Regional Lead.


Ashwin Ram

Cyber Security Evangelist, Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd

Ashwin Ram is a senior cyber security thought leader within the Office of the CTO. He brings a rare combination of CISO consulting experience and deep technical knowledge to become a sought after trusted advisor to enterprises, startups and industry collectives. He is able to apply technical threats into appropriate business contexts to determine overall risk to organisations. His ability to "talk tech" one minute and then talk "business" at executive level the next, has stood him in good stead. Ashwin has deep security capability in cloud, threat intelligence, network, endpoint as well as mobile and IoT.

As a passionate individual, he readily take up new challenges and deliver results. He is a regular keynote speaker at global cyber security events, sharing real-world stories and security research to demonstrate the critical importance of striving for cyber resilience.

Ashwin is also a winner of the fiercely competitive ‘Cyber Leadership Program (2020)’ and the ‘Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (2021)’ from the prestigious Cyber Leadership Institutes.


Aarti Gadhia

Member Board Of Directors


Aarti Gadhia is a change maker and has dedicated her entire career to breaking down barriers and boundaries to achieve equality for under-represented groups in STEM and in leadership. She founded Standout To Lead to empower women in cybersecurity to join boards and as a result 30 women have begun their board journey. She also founded SHE (Sharing Her Empowerment) with a mission to be a collective voice and accelerate change.

She is a Cyber Sales Professional and advises Boards on how to build their go-to-market strategy. Aarti serves as the Board Director for ObserveID and during her free time, she volunteers on the OWASP Vancouver Board and WiCYS Western Canada Affiliate Board.

Aarti was honored for her contribution to the cybersecurity community by being named as one of the Top 20 Women in Cyber Security in Canada. She is a speaker and one of the authors of the book "The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Two" as she shared her Safari of experiences as a change agent paving the path for future generations. She was quoted in Canadian Security Magazine as she shared her views on the importance of soft skills to break down barriers in traditional hiring.

Due to her international background, she loves to travel and learn different cultures. If you’ve seen her post on LinkedIn titled Phulka Roti, you’ll know that she enjoys cooking.

John Giannakakis

John Giannakakis


G+P Law Firm

Diversified experience spanning 29 years, of legal, GRC and Data Protection practice, built across different industries (Insurance, Real Estate, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Securities and Investigations) in regulated multitasking environment, both as freelancer consultant and litigator and Senior Corporate counsel. Currently the No 1 – internationally- certified Greek Data Privacy Counsel & Data Protection Officer in the world.

Specialties: Legal, GRC and Data Privacy Leadership, Strategic Legal & Compliance support to C- Suite and Senior Management, Cross border GDPR Compliance Project Management, DPOaaS, Cyber Resilience & Recovery Adviser, Fraud Detection Specialist, accredited Data Protection & GDPR Trainer.

Seeking to undertake global or regional roles in Legal, GRC or Data Protection in international companies with global reach or fast growing conglomerates operating in FMCG, F&B, Technology or Pharmaceuticals contributing to the achievement of sustainable company growth resulted from the established of a best in class Legal and Compliance Function ( indicatively through the creation of internal Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct, Corporate Governance, Supply Chain and Distribution excellence support process) while leading efficient and innovative teams in an international environment.


Mike Crandall


Digital Beachhead® Inc

Mike Crandall is the founder and current CEO of Digital Beachhead, a Veterans Administration certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides Cyber Security, Information Technology and Professional Services located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mike is a graduate of Western Governors University with a BS is Information Technology Security as well as an MBA of Information Technology Management.

Mike began his career in the United States Air Force (USAF) serving 12 years in Europe where he was a leader in designing, securing, and managing the emerging technology of networks. His ground-breaking team developed the USAF “Barrier Reef” defense in depth concept introducing the idea of creating Demilitarized Zones (DMZs) within a network. Also, during his time in Europe, Mike helped champion, design, and implement the USAF first ever Network Security and Operations Center (NOSC) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. These principles were adopted USAF wide and eventually by the entire Department of Defense.

After his retirement from the military Mike went to work for a large Government contracting firm as their Director of Operations. He was responsible for over $30 Million in contracts around the globe and increased margins by over 5% during his tenure. After 5 years at this company Mike moved on to create his dream company Digital Beachhead.

Mike’s greatest achievement is his family with wife Kathryn and his children Andrew and Kassandra.


Comfort Uduebholo

Security Engineer

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Comfort is CyberSecurity professional with over 8+ years of experience in the Technical space. She is passionate about sharing her technical expertise and is actively involved in various speaking platforms. She is passionate about promoting Women/girls in Cyber-Security and engages in conversations not limited to leadership, Career navigation and growth, breaking into the Security field, breaking imposter syndrome, Mentoring and Education.

In June 2019, she helped build the online platform called ‘mentorship’ with the aim of coaching young adults on navigating the current difficult climate to build a successful career in STEM. She is an active member and Volunteer at Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys), Executive Women Forum (EWF) and AnitaB (GraceHopper).


Nathan Caldwell

Managed Awareness Evangelist

Arctic Wolf

Nathan Caldwell has been a marketing leader in the tech world for nearly 10 years. He served as the producer and head of video marketing for one of the largest MSP software companies, where he was a keynote producer and coached tech leaders in executive speaking. In his latest adventure, he helped create Arctic Wolf’s Managed Security Awareness solution. When he’s not fighting cyber bad guys, Nathan loves to speak about his book, Empowering Kindness, and enjoys taking his four kids to theme parks.


Zhanwei Chan

Check Point IoT Lead (APAC)

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd

Zhanwei Chan specialized in assisting organizations to securely adopt IoT/OT in their business since 2017. Currently, he leads Check Point’s IoT business in APAC. This includes enabling the internal teams, understanding customers' risk and cybersecurity journey, and working with alliances and channel partners to deliver a truly end-to-end and highly secured solution.

Previously, he built NTT global IoT/OT Cybersecurity Practice from $0 to $200M. During this time, he manages the global IoT/OT cybersecurity portfolio across the NTT group of companies, and helps organizations to develop strategies to secure the IoT/OT adoption.

Today, Zhanwei has personally spoken to ~500 organizations globally about their challenges in securing IoT/OT networks. He has an extensive record of service and practice creation. These included built and led several cybersecurity practices, and created NTT’s first global Managed Security Services.

Andrew Wilder

Andrew Wilder

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer


Andrew Wilder is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Hillenbrand. Prior to this role, he spent 18 years at Nestle where his last role was Regional CISO for Americas, Asia, and Europe. In addition to being a CISO, Andrew is a Board Member and Adjunct Professor at Washington University’s Information Security Executive Education Program. He believes that Cybersecurity should offer usable solutions to meet business needs, in order to be a business enabler. As a leader, he supports the continuous development of his teams while removing roadblocks.


Ben Owen

Co-Director EMEA Region

Fortalice Solutions

Famed for starring in Channel 4's Hunted and Celebrity Hunted, Ben Owen is a training and development expert with extensive knowledge in cybersecurity, covert operations and counter fraud. Back in 2000, Ben was a member of the Royal Air Force, joining the Armed Forces at just 17 years old. Deployed in operations across the globe, Ben worked in locations such as Cyprus, Iraq and Kuwait, completing peacekeeping and internal security operations.

After six years in the forces, Ben left to work as a Senior Operations Manager for Government Security and Intelligence Services. Building his expertise in risk management, Ben then went on to become the Senior Operations Leader of Prospect Legal Limited, a role in which he directed covert investigations of online cyber intelligence and provided evidence to authorities of major fraud rings in the UK.

Other prominent roles of Ben’s have included being the Operations Manager for Toddington International, the Owner of The Hunter Events, Head of Training for Robertson and Co and Co-Director of EMEA Region for Fortalice Solutions LLC. In his current role at Fortalice Solutions, Ben assists his clients with their requirements in cybersecurity along with consultation on counter fraud. During his time on Channel 4’s Hunted and Celebrity Hunted, Ben was involved in teams nominated for a BAFTA Award and was rated as the no.1 reality show in 2015 by Digital Spy.


Rich Owen

CEO and Chief Evangelist

Johnny Security Seed, LLC

Rich Owen is the principal contributor to Johnny Security Seed, LLC. He began his cyber security adventure in the in the Army Security Agency (ASA). The primary customer of the ASA was the National Security Agency (NSA). In the ASA he performed the duties as an Electronic Warfare (EW)/Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) systems repair supervisor.

He has B.S. degrees in Management and Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

He developed several information security programs to include: Mission Operations, Johnson Space Center, NASA Texas, Office of the Attorney General Early Warning Services American Traffic Solutions Cable One

Along the way, Rich was awarded the "Silver Snoopy" by the astronauts for the program that he created to protect the information and computer systems upon which their lives depended. He and his team were given a Continuous Improvement Award by the NASA Administrator, for doing so and avoiding over $25M in cost.

Rich has also contributed to the profession and information protection industry. He contributed to the creation of many standards and solutions that we use today. Accomplishments include:  Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award - (ISC)2 Information Security Hall of Fame - ISSA Past international president - ISSA Distinguished Fellow - ISSA Honor Roll - ISSA Fellow - Ponemon Institute

Rich has the following certifications:  CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CPP, FAIR, ITIL, IAM/IEM, DTM


David Mahdi

Chief Strategy Officer & CISO Advisory


David Mahdi is the Chief Strategy Officer and CISO Advisor at Sectigo where he is responsible for guiding the future product strategy and roadmap for Sectigo as well as advising CISOs to help them navigate the cybersecurity landscape impacting business today.

Previously, he spent more than six years at Gartner where he provided analysis and guidance to CIOs, CISOs, technology providers, and investors in the areas of identity and access management, PKI, blockchain, and cybersecurity in general. In addition, he co-founded the practice and market of machine identity management; by introducing it to the Gartner Hype Cycle.


Chuck Davis


Caveat Labs

Chuck Davis is a cyber security veteran with more than 25 years of experience working in the cybersecurity field. Mr. Davis is a true technologist. He holds 10 US Patents, and he has co-authored two books. He is an ISSA senior member and former board member and former ISSA chapter president. He has held the positions of Vice President of Information Security, Senior Director of Cybersecurity, Executive Security Architect, Manager of Global Cyberdefense and Global Security Operations Manager at various companies.

As a public speaker, Mr. Davis has presented at more than 100 conferences and events and been interviewed on TV, radio, print and online publications on the topic of cybersecurity for more than two decades and managed intrusion detection for the September 11th relief fund telethon (tributetoheroes.org). In addition to his work as a cyber security professional, Mr. Davis is an educator. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students at three universities and is currently working as an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Denver, teaching master’s degree courses in Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics. He also manages a cybersecurity blog called, Between The Hacks. Most recently, Mr. Davis was recognized by Security magazine as one of the Top Cybersecurity Leaders for 2021.

Natali Tshuva

Natali Tshuva

Co-Founder & CEO


Natali Tshuva brings over 10 years of experience, both as a cybersecurity researcher and a team leader. After graduating magna cum laude B.Sc. in Computer Science at the age of 19, as part of a special program for gifted and talented kids, Natali was handpicked to serve in IDF’s 8200 elite technology unit (the Israeli equivalent of MI6 or NSA) as a security software engineer.

Prior to founding Sternum, Natali held several cybersecurity-related roles, including leading different R&D and research teams for global cyber intelligence market leaders. Natali holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University and when she is in between meetings she rejuvenates with creative writing and all sorts of sports.


Jeff Man

Sr. Information Security Consultant

Online Business Systems

Respected Information Security advocate, advisor, evangelist, international speaker, keynoter, former host of Security & Compliance Weekly, co-host on Paul's Security Weekly, Tribe of Hackers (TOH), TOH Red Team, TOH Security Leaders, TOH Blue Team, and currently serving in a Consulting/Advisory role for Online Business Systems. Nearly 40 years of experience working in all aspects of computer, network, and information security, including cryptography, risk management, vulnerability analysis, compliance assessment, forensic analysis and penetration testing. Certified NSA Cryptanalyst.

Previously held security research, management and product development roles with the National Security Agency, the DoD and private-sector enterprises and was part of the first penetration testing "red team" at NSA. For the past twenty-five years has been a pen tester, security architect, consultant, QSA, and PCI SME, providing consulting and advisory services to many of the nation's best known companies.


Roger Sels

Advisory Board Member


Roger Sels leads BlackBerry (Cyber) Solutions. He serves as a trusted advisor to clients’ C-Suite with a focus on maximizing their cyber program value and impact.

Roger is an accomplished CISO and CxO advisor with 20+ years of experience in developing and maturing new cyber capabilities. Roger has led large information and cyber security transformation programmes to manage business risks in Fortune-50 organizations across financial services, insurance, telecom, technology, government, defence and IC organizations.

Before joining BlackBerry Cylance, Roger was the founding CISO at DarkMatter LLC, a cybersecurity consulting firm serving mainly government, defence and intelligence agencies. Roger has held the highest security clearances from a number of governments and acted as a trusted advisor and management consultant to executives in several Fortune-50 companies for several years, more recently with blue chip organizations including Deutsche Bank, AXA Technology Services, and ING. His engagements during this time saw him formulate strategies and carry out large global security transformation programmes in over 72 countries on five continents.

Roger serves on the CISO Advisory Board of CyberTheory (ISMG) and Faculty Advisory Board of CyberED.io. ENISA appointed Roger to the Ad Hoc Working Group on SOCs and AHWG on CyberMarket. Roger holds a B.A.D.G.E in Reverse Engineering from ESIEA, Paris.


Peter Warmka

Adjunct Professor

Webster University

Peter Warmka is a former Senior Intelligence Officer with the CIA having over 20 years of experience in breaching the security of target organizations overseas. He is an Adjunct Professor at Webster University's Masters in Cybersecurity Program, Founder of Orlando based firm Counterintelligence Institute, LLC and author of the non-fiction book "Confessions of a CIA Spy - The Art of Human Hacking.”

He is passionate about using his expertise in helping city, state and federal government entities, non-profits, academic institutes, private companies, and individuals to safeguard their sensitive proprietary and personal data.

In addition to conducting his signature training program, Mr. Warmka is a frequent conference speaker, guest podcaster, and author of numerous publications on social engineering and the manipulation of insiders.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in International Business Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Warmka is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Instructor at CIA University (CIAU).


Simon Cuthbert

Founder & CEO


A 30 year veteran on the Cyber Security industry, Simon has spent his career working with some of the most innovative security solutions to have come to market, including Varonis, Content Technologies (MIMESweeper), AEP Networks & Tenfold Security. Over that time Simon has built a wealth of knowledge and experience around Cyber Security, Identity & Access Management and Endpoint Security. With this knowledge, Simon is a regular speaker at industry events in the UK, Europe and North America where he speaks about past, present and possible future threat vectors and how to pro-actively address them. Simon is a former advisor to the UK Government.

Today, Simon is the Founder & CEO of VARChannels (www.varchannels.com) , working with companies to help them expand and enter new markets. He is also Chief Operating Officer at Horizon Corp Equity, a mergers & acquisitions firm that focusses on the Cyber Security market.


Jeff Lanza

Keynote Speaker

The Lanza Group

Jeff was chosen as the best speaker in the 50-year history of Kansas City’s prestigious Plaza Club. He is a professional speaker who has provided over one thousand presentations on the topics of cybercrime, leadership, crisis communication, ethics, identity theft, body language and more.

Jeff was head of operations security for the Kansas City FBI and a graduate of the world-renowned John E. Reid School of Interviewing and Interrogation. He is a certified FBI instructor and has trained numerous government agencies and corporate clients on how to interpret and project body language for more effective interpersonal communication.

Jeff was recruited by the FBI from Xerox Corporation, where he was a Computer Systems Analyst. He has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven (Connecticut) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.


Sehaj Taneja

Application Security Engineer


CyberSecurity Professional with prior experience in Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing for Web, Network and Mobile. Worked as Security Analyst, PenTester and CTF Developer for multiple clients. MS Computer Science from University of Ottawa. Worked with Startups and Fortune 500 Companies in America, India and Canada. Active Member & Speaker at SERENE-RISC & OWASP Ottawa Chapters. Workbench Member at CIS.


Shyam Sundar Ramaswami

Sr.Staff Cyber Security Architect

GE Healthcare

Shyam Sundar Ramaswami is a Sr. Staff Cyber Security Architect with GE Health Care India and is part of the cyber lab team. Shyam is a two-time TEDx speaker, Co-author of the book "It's your Digital Life" (Taylor and Francis Publicaiton/C&C), and has presented his original research work in several conferences like Blackhat, Qubit, Nullcon (AMMO), Hackfest, DeepSec, several international cyber security conferences and IEEE forums across the globe.

Shyam is also a teacher of cyber security and has taught "Advanced attack and defenses" class for Stanford university's cyber security program powered by Great lakes India and also "Threat hunting" for MBA students in SCIT Pune. Shyam has a masters in digital forensics and is currently pursuing in Ph.D. too.

Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox

Security Engineering Manager


Jennifer Cox is a Security Engineering Manager at Tenable, a global leader in Vulnerability Management.

After studying Theatre Studies and Media Production, she began working in an admin role at a tech company based in Ireland. Here, she started to learn the various tools of the trade and skillsets that enabled her to progress to a tech support role handling retail, payroll, and accounting software. After working there for 11 years, Jennifer sought a new challenge and joined Tenable in 2016 where she has achieved several promotions and awards, including PCR Top 25 Women in Tech in 2019 and 2020 & Outstanding Contribution to Women in Tech Ireland in 2021.  She now works with her team to empower organisations in the private and public sectors in EMEA towards best practices in Cyber Security, Risk Prevention, and Exposure Awareness. She is also an active member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, is an advisory board member of the Leaders in Tech Ireland, Women in Technology and Science Ireland, an Ambassador for Wentor's International Mentoring Program among others and works hard to ensure diversity and inclusion within her industry. Jennifer is an accomplished and results-oriented individual with a strong track record of over-achieving on her goals. She loves the fact that the technology industry changes so quickly, so it’s impossible to get bored.

Jennifer Cox has over 16 years of experience in tech and in the Cyber Security industry. She supports her team who work with techies across all of EMEA in enabling best practices and cyber exposure prevention. Jennifer is the Head of Communications for Cyber Women Ireland, an Ambassador for Wentors global mentorship programme, an active member of WITS Ireland (Women in Technology and Science Ireland), WomentTech Community and WiCyS Global (Women in Cyber Security) and works hard to insure diversity and inclusion within her industry by partaking in roles such as Judging at the Coolest Projects event for kids in the RDS, speaking at Women in Tech in 2019, launching a mentoring project in Tenable, speaking at events such as BSides Dublin 2021, WomenTech Global 2022, BBWIC, CWiCS (Cisco Women in Cyber Security), CBF Fest (Coding Black Females Fest) and participating in the Irish Independent Newspaper women in tech podcast special as one of 4 women featured in the special and interviewed by the Sunday Independent Editor Samantha McCaughren.

Andy Harris

Andy Harris

Chief Technology Officer


In a long and distinguished career, including being Technical Director at Integralis, Andy has invented many leading-edge technologies including IP Network Translation Gateway, Print Symbiont Technologies for LAN based printers and Disaster Master, a technique of continuously updating a backup site with mirrored data. As one of the Co-Founders and CTO of MIMEsweeper, Andy was the creator of the world’s first content security solution which became the default product in its space. Andy went on to start WebBrick Systems which was one of the pioneering Home Automation technologies, also a forerunner to what we know as IOT devices today. As Engineering Director, Andy has created and patented several core components in the Osirium product family.

Codrut Andrei

Codrut Andrei



With over 14 years of experience in the technology and information security industry and a career evolution from technical to management, Codrut designed and implemented enterprise-grade security programs and services, developed of a team of highly skilled professionals, and matured the organization information security capabilities through leadership, strategy, planning and execution.

Mentoring, coaching, raising security awareness, giving back to the community, and doing his part to make the world a better and safer place best reflect his personality, values, and aspirations.

Dr. Tim Nedyalkov

Dr. Tim Nedyalkov

Technology Information Security Officer

Commonwealth Bank

Dr. Tim Nedyalkov brings over 18 years of multi-industry experience in Information Technology and Cyber Security across Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Middle East.

He is a Technology Information Security Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Executive Member of the CyberEdBoard Global Community. Most recently, he established the cyber security practice for the $24 Billion Riyadh Metro transport network, one of the world’s largest public transport infrastructure projects.

He holds a doctorate in Cyber Security from the University of Fairfax, and a master's in Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney. His certifications include C|CISO, CISSP, CCSP, CEH, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, ISO 27001 LA, CompTIA Security+, ITIL, and Agile PM.

Dr. Nedyalkov has been a frequent keynote speaker and panellist at over 40 industry-leading conferences. In addition, he is an active contributor to cyber security industry publications, white papers and community initiatives. He was featured in Top Cyber Magazine, Industrial Cyber, RSA Conference, BankInfoSecurity, InfoRiskToday, and CyberEdBoard Profiles in Leadership. Dr. Nedyalkov has been globally recognised as an Influential Voice in Cybersecurity and 40 under 40 in Cybersecurity.


Brett Osborne

Cyber Security & GRC Architect

Brett has over twenty years in Security & GRC and is a recognized national expert and leader.

Brett’s certifications include NIST RMF (several credentials), FISMA, DFARS, SP 800 171, DoD CMMC (credentialed), and HIPAA Security Rule. Brett has published articles on topics in this sector as well as presentations in a variety of situations, including international conferences, security group meetings as well as online streams.

Brett has over twenty years of experience with enhancing security and privacy protections across a variety of Federal and DoD organizations as well as contractors. This includes assuring compliance with FISMA/SP 800 53 and HIPAA, as well as SP 800 171. This includes fulfilling both ISSO as well as Assessor roles.

Brett has over twenty years of experience soliciting and creating the information necessary to create and manage all security documents. Brett has created, written, updated, and corrected as well as assessed/evaluated various plans. This includes (but not limited to) System Security, Disaster/Recovery, Contingency, and Incident plans as well as associated policies and procedures. Brett has directed Assessments to include designing and executed technical testing as well as related interviews with system staff, and reviews of all related documentation.

Brett has received the Registered Practitioner credential from the CMMC Accreditation Body, and is nearing completion of ALL other CMMC credentials. Brett regularly attends CMMC AB events, and stays up-to-date with current events.


Nitin Sharma

Product Security


Nitin Sharma is a Cybersecurity Researcher, DevSecOps Professional and a Published Author, currently working in Salesforce. With over 5 years of experience, Nitin has gained expertise in security automation, cloud security and technical cyber risk assessments. Nitin holds various industry certifications like SANS GIAC GCSA, CCSKv4, Comptia CySA+, Comptia Pentest+, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional, AWS Certified Security Specialty and many more. He even got selected as an AWS Community Builder in "Security and Identity" space for his awareness creation efforts by means of AWS Security Series.

He is a core member of AWS User Group Delhi NCR and Information Warfare Center - CyberSecrets community being actively involved in supporting various community events. He has made prominent contributions in different books from CyberSecrets Publications with chapters associated to COVID-19 Cyber Scams, Vulnerability Assessments and CVE Detection using NMAP, Ripping Apart Trickbot Traffic, Network Forensics, Incident Response, etc. His first book, "Securing Docker - The Attack and Defense Ways" can be considered as a Container Security Field Manual while understanding in-depth about practical security concerns with container workloads.


Steven Furnell

Professor of Cyber Security

University of Nottingham

Steven Furnell is a professor of cyber security at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection.

He has authored over 350 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as various books, book chapters and industry reports. Prof. Furnell is the UK representative to Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, as well as the editor-in-chief of Information and Computer Security, and a Fellow and board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.


James Linton

Owner | Social Engineer

The Whole

After phishing members of the White House and the CEOs of Wall Street Banks, James switched careers from web design to Threat Research. By socially engineering Threat Actors carrying out BEC attacks he was able to collect data which was then passed to financial institutions and law enforcement. Now James works in education, helping individuals and Organisations map out their email risks.


Walt Powell

Field CISO


Walt Powell is an accomplished cybersecurity expert, ethical hacker, and certified executive coach. Walt specializes in providing executive guidance around risk, governance, compliance, and IT security strategies. He has designed several processes and assessments designed to help organizations quantify risk in a way that translates cybersecurity into the language of business.

Walt holds dozens of professional certifications including CISSP, CISM, CCISO, Carnegie Mellon CISO, and the Stanford Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate among others. He also has scores of technical and sales certifications from all the top cybersecurity firms such as Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, CrowdStrike, VMWare, McAfee, Forcepoint, IBM, and many more.

Moreover, Walt continually invests in sharing his particular skillset, he is a prolific writer and speaker and can often be found participating in industry conferences, professional organizations, and speakers bureaus. Walt is also a former professional musician and multi-instrumentalist, while he still plays occasional live shows and does a good deal of studio session work, he really loves spending time with his kids, traveling, and learning languages.


Victoria Granova



Victoria Granova is the founder of CyberToronto, which organizes free cybersecurity events and training for the Canadian community. In her day job, Victoria works in cybersecurity risk and Application Security at a FAANG company. Victoria is a current PhD student at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), researching the intersection of psychology and cybersecurity. Victoria also teaches at York University’s Advanced Certificate in Cybersecurity.

Sam Sehgal

Sam Sehgal

Program Lead - DevSecOps Strategy and Architecture, SDL Automation


Sam is the program leader and a distinguished engineer in the security organization at Dell. Sam has extensive experience with the modern secure DevOps practices needed to govern product and application security programs. He currently leverages his skills at Dell and leads the DevSecOps program. In this role, he focuses on DevSecOps security and architecture, as well as Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) automation.

He has over a decade of combined industry experience in software engineering, product management and grassroot security transformation. In addition to earning a bachelor's degree in network communications and software engineering, Sam has an MBA and holds several certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).


Chris Kirschke

Cloud Portfolio Information Security Officer

Albertsons Companies

Security Leader with over 20+ years of experience across Financial Services, Streaming, Retail and IT Services with a heavy focus on Cloud, DevSecOps and Threat Modeling. Advises multiple security startups on Product Strategy, Alliances and Integrations. Sits on multiple Customer Advisory Boards helping to drive security product roadmaps, integrations and feature developments. Avid hockey player, backpacker and wine collector in his spare time.


Kapil Bareja

Global Technical Leader


Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker and Boardroom Qualified Technology Executive with over 18+ years of experience in various disciplines of Information Security specializing in Cloud based security solutions, Identity and Access Management, Privacy and Data Protection. Kapil is serving as Chapter Chair for IAPP New Jersey local chapter and member for Chief Privacy officers council. He is also an Advisory board member for VigiTrust and Sovrin. He is advisor chair to Advanced Technology Academic Research Center- Multi-cloud, NIST Multi-cloud working group, DevSecOps working group Cloud Security Alliance and New Jersey ISC2 advisor.

Kapil is also serving as contributor and member of industry foundations such as the Decentralized Identity Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange, the international not-for-profit clearinghouse for Internet trust privacy frameworks.


Moses Joshua


Diary of Hackers

Moses Joshua is a passionate cybersecurity engineer with competencies in endpoint, network and hybrid cloud security solutions. He is the Founder of Diary of Hackers, an award-winning initiative that tends to bridge the gap between Cybersecurity newbies and professionals. He loves the cybersecurity community which lead him to volunteer with Hack The Box, ISACA, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) amongst others.

Fatma Al Lawati

Fatma Al Lawati

IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Assistant Manager

Oman Air

Fatma Al Lawati is an Omani cybersecurity expert with more than 8 years’ experience in Information security and technology. Currently working as IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Assistant Manager in aviation sector. As passionate expert, her contributions are well recognized at national, regional, and international levels. In 2019, her cybersecurity project was one of the best projects in National Youth for Skills Development. Plus, she’s an active member of UK – Gulf Women in cybersecurity Fellowship and member in Women in Cybersecurity Middle East Group. Her degree in IT and many certifications in cybersecurity had equipped her with technical and managerial perspectives.


Simon Newman

Interim CEO

Cyber Resilience Centre for London

Simon is the Interim CEO of the Cyber Resilience Centre for London, a police-led not-for-profit organisation that helps small and medium-sized businesses reduce their vulnerability to cyber-crime. Simon is on secondment to this role from Police Crime Prevention Initiatives where he is Head of Business and Government Engagement. Previously, Simon worked as a Strategic Advisor to the Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police in the United Arab Emirates and has held a number of senior management positions across Government in the UK, including at the Home Office where he was Programme Director for the National Police Air Service.


Dr. Valerie Lyons

Chief Operations Officer

BH Consulting

Recently included as one of Europe's top 100 women in cybersecurity, Dr. Valerie Lyons is a highly experienced senior cybersecurity and privacy professional. Currently COO of BH Consulting (a data protection and cybersecurity firm based in Ireland), Valerie is also a subject matter expert in European data protection and privacy. She recently completed an award-winning PhD, researching organizational approaches to Information Privacy. She lectures on the topic of cybersecurity, privacy and ethics in several Irish academic institutions including Dublin City University.

She is also a regular speaker at both industry and academic conferences on cybersecurity and privacy. Her key motivation is to change the approach to privacy so that privacy is the baseline rather than the goal, and to bring an understanding of privacy that extends beyond legislative dimensions.


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