Conferences & Keynotes 2018

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DAY 1: Wednesday 7 November

5:30 PM: Opening Keynote presentation by a Senior Representative of the NCSC

Tackling cybercrime in the 21st Century
  • Chair - Martin Smith MBE, Chairman and Founder, The SASIG   
  • Chief Constable Peter Goodman QPM, Chief Constable Derbyshire Constabulary, and National Policing Lead on Cybercrime 
  • Gary Brailsford-Hart, Director of Information (CISO & DPO), City of London Police 
  • Air Commodore Nicholas Lloyd, Chief Information Officer & Board Member, Permanent Joint Headquarters, UK Ministry of Defence 
  • Helen Evans, Home Office 

6:45 PM: Welcome Networking Cocktail

Guest of Honor : David Cripps and his amazing Enigma Machine 

David Cripps, Chief Information Security Officer at SETL, brought his own genuine Enigma machine to Monaco for us to peer at and covet. He regaled the fascinating and hilarious tale of how he managed to acquire it.

DAY 2: Thursday 8 November 2018

9AM: Keynote presentation by Palo Alto Networks

Disrupting the cybersecurity status quo 

Disrupting the Cybersecurity Status Quo", acknowledges the rapid pace of change in cybersecurity in recent years and the readiness and need for market disruption. In a digital world where adversaries take advantage of increasingly affordable technologies and leverage automation, we’ve seen, in response, an explosion of cybersecurity product innovation to counteract attacks. A big challenge for enterprises constrained with a lack of skills, resources and budgets is that accelerating innovation in cybersecurity creates a paradox that makes the consumption and usability of that innovation more difficult.

What do we need to ease the consumption and use of cybersecurity innovation?


Join us to discover how Palo Alto Networks is leading the way in that disruption, and how your business will benefit.

Fred Streefland, CISO NEUR, Palo Alto Networks

With more than 25 years of experience within Security & Intelligence, Fred is currently working as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for North & East-Europe (NEEUR) within Palo Alto Networks, located in the Amsterdam office. He is responsible for regional cybersecurity strategy development and threat intelligence, security best practices and thought leadership efforts for Palo Alto Networks in the NEEUR region. He is also a cyber security strategist and assists C-executives with their cyber security challenges.

The career of Fred started at the Royal Military Academy in Breda (The Netherlands) and after his graduation in 1992, he became a Security & Intelligence officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. In 2008 he resigned as a LtCol and moved to the commercial world. He started in IBM as a sales/consultant in the cyber security/public safety domain and became a member of the cyber unit within the Software Group. After some years, he moved to Accenture and worked as a senior manager in the smart grid security area. After this, he became one of the founders of the start-up company ENCS (European Network for Cyber Security) where he developed a Red Team/Blue Team course for Industrial Control Systems (ICS/SCADA). When this was done, Fred moved to Exact Software in the role of CISO and in 2015, Fred became the corporate CISO of LeaseWeb, a Dutch hosting company with a global footprint. In this role, he developed and implemented a successful method for CISOs how to secure an organization holistically.

Fred is a Cyber Security spokesman and he is regularly requested for national radio (BNR) or by Members of Parliament for advice on Cyber Security issues. He holds an Executive Master of Security & Defense (EMSD) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam.

DAY 3: Friday 9 November

9 AM: Keynote presentation by Anomali

Attackers are evolving - are your defenders?

As attackers improve their ability to target and infiltrate organizations, defenders are forced to evolve in response. The adversary is becoming more stealthy, developing new techniques to evade traditional defenses. Fortunately, defenders are just as dynamic in their defenses. In this talk, I will discuss the history of this ongoing struggle and provide a glimpse into the next evolution of defender techniques - the MITRE ATT&CK framework.

Justin Swisher, Security Strategy Manager – Anomali

Justin Swisher is a Security Strategy Manager at  Anomali. Building on more than twelve years of IT security experience with an emphasis in network security architecture and monitoring, Mr. Swisher has worked to develop new techniques to improve detection and threat hunting. After spending four years with the Air Force as an intelligence analyst, Mr. Swisher brought those analytical skills to leading cybersecurity vendors in an effort to improve network security detection and response.

4 PM - 4:45 PM Closing Conference by Paul Berriff OBE

9/11 - A First-Hand Experience

BAFTA winning documentary maker, photographer and film director Paul Berriff has produced over 180 prime time major network television documentary films. In 2017 he was awarded the Guild of Television Cameramen Award for Continued Excellence in Cinematography. Paul was in New York on 9/11, filming with the FDNY’s Deputy Chief Fire Commissioner at the World Trade Center when both the twin towers collapsed on top of him; he was knocked to the ground and lay unconscious for 25 minutes before crawling out of the debris. Of the 22 people he was with, only 4 survived. His camera was smashed but his tape was recovered. His iconic sequence of the south tower collapsing became the most powerful image recorded on the day. This is his story of that day.