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is responsible for the automotive industry at TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH. He started with IT 25 years ago with an information security background of more than 15 years where he worked as a consultant for network security and security and risk management.
Dr. Guido Brinkel
is Attorney at Law and, as Head of Public Affairs at 1&1 Internet AG, he is responsible for the company’s government ties in Berlin and Brussels. From 2007 to 2011, he was Head of Media Policy at BITKOM, the Digital Association of Germany, in Berlin. Mr. Brinkel studied Law at the University of Goettingen and at Trinity College in Dublin, and subsequently undertook his Doctorate under Prof. Gerald Spindler at the Chair for Multimedia and Telecommunication Law in Goettingen. He specializes in questions of Telecommunication, Internet and Media Law, and has authored a range of specialist publications in this field.
is an expert on Internet, eBusiness. Social Web and IT Security. Born 1950 in Washington, he has lived in Germany for over 40 years, pursuing a career as a journalist, book author, TV moderator and public speaker. His book “Success Factor Internet” (published 1999 in German by Econ) was the first book in German to describe the impact of digital technology and the Internet on companies and organizations. In “The Customer Cartel” (2004) he correctly predicted the power shift between customers and vendors in an age of total connectivity. “Enterprise 2020” forecasts even more far-reaching transformation as digital networks, mobility and total communication become everyday facts of private and business life. In his latest book, “Digital Transformation”, scheduled for release in October, he warns against complacency in dealing with the effects of digitalization and urges entrepreneurs and managers to speed up transition to achieve the goal of becoming a truly digital enterprise.
After graduating as engineer in communications engineering Robert Dürr
held several positions as project manager and technical consultant in medium-sized IT companies. In 2000 he joined Axians Networks & Solutions. During his last 15 years with Axians he was Head of Professional Services, was responsible for major projects & customers and laid the foundation for the entry of Axians into the security market. Since 2015 he is Solution Line Security Manager in the Carrier & Service Provider Division of Axians in Germany.
is the CRO of Risk Based Security and manages the Vulnerability Intelligence (VI) solution, VulnDB, and internal research efforts. Carsten has managed VDBs for 15 years and is considered a leading expert in the VI field. As a researcher with a reverse engineering background, Carsten has ~200 vulnerability discoveries credited to his name. Most are critical issues in high-profile products from major software vendors including: Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, IBM, Novell, SAP, Rockwell, Schneider Electric. Carsten is often quoted in security articles and has presented at conferences such as FIRST, RSA, DEF CON, RVAsec, as well as keynoting Defcamp 2013. He is also a regular contributor to the "Threat of the Month" column in SC Magazine and member of the CVE Editorial Board.
is Co-Founder and CTO at Natek Bilisim A.S. in Ankara and Geschäftsführer at NATEK GmbH in Garching b. München. Mr. Ertugrul attained certificates as PMP, CEH, CISSP, ITIL, CUSE and BSI Lead Auditor. After completing Davis High School in Sacramento California, he graduated as an Electronics Engineer from Middle East Technical University. He also holds an MBA degree from Marmara University. During his studies he designed analog/digital conversion interfaces at Aselsan A.S. and worked at Finansbank A.S. a Senior Network Design Engineer. After completing his studies, he worked as an Expert Researcher at the National Institute of Electronics and Cryptology. In 2005, he Co-Founded NATEK Bilisim A.S., today the market leader of IT Security Business in Turkey.
For more than a decade Dr. Stefan Frei
has been analyzing cyber crime from the attackers perspective to identify threats and support business decisions. Dr. Frei specializes in turning complex security data into actionable information and effective security services. Dr. Frei currently works as security architect at Swisscom where he analyzes threats and technologies to inform management to support business decisions. He initiates enterprise wide security programs to ensure Swisscom is well prepared and proactive in today’s dynamic industry and threat landscape. Before that he created the successful threat modeling service for NSS Labs (Austin/Texas) as their research vice president. As research director at Secunia (Copenhagen/Denmark) he built and automated the data-mining infrastructure for the analysis of the security scans of the 5 million PSI users. In a unique joint research project during his Ph.D. research he analyzed two years of Google’s web server logs to measure the users security performance. As senior security researcher for the ISS X‐Force (now part of IBM), he executed high profile cutting edge attack-based consultancy and penetration testing services throughout EMEA. Dr. Frei is an accomplished security writer for various publications, authoring a number influencing papers and reports, and he frequently speaks at leading conferences and industry workshops (e.g. BlackHat, DefCon, RSA, FIRST, ISF, InfoSec, eCrime). Dr. Frei holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in management, technology, and economics (MTEC), as well as a Ph.D. in information security from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
is Presales and Professional Services Consultant at Brainloop AG. Prior to that he held positions at leading EIM and ECM software vendors, as well as at an online payment provider. Stefan has a track record of more than 15 years of international consulting, project management and presales with large and medium enterprises. His specialist expertise comprises but is not limited to document and content management, records management, rights management, application integration, archiving, compliance, and document security. (Foto: ©Foto-Studio-Schönberger, München)
Susana González Zarzosa
has a Degree in Telecommunication Engineering and a Degree in Marketing Research and Techniques from the University of Valladolid (Spain). She began her professional career in Atos in November 1999 working in software configuration management and system administration for major telecommunication operators (Telefónica, VIVO). Since 2011, she is part of the Cybersecurity Lab in the Atos Research & Innovation department participating in the technical development of several security research European projects in FP7, in particular in Aniketos (Secure and Trustworthy Composite Services) and MASSIF (Management of Security information and events in Service Infrastructures). In the projects of Future Internet FIWARE (development of Future Internet Applications in multiple sectors) and XIFI (eXperimental Infrastructures for the Future Internet), she has coordinated the technical work developed by Atos in the generic enablers (GE) of security: Security information and event management (SIEM) component of the Security Monitoring GE and Context-based Security and Compliance GE. Recently, she has collaborated in the CIP project ACDC (Advanced Cyber Defence Centre) and in the KIC innoEnergy project SAGA (Secured smArt Grid metering Architecture).
Dr. Dirk Häger
has been Head of Operative Network Defense at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for four years, and is therefore responsible, among other things, for the defense of the German government network against attacks, and the protection of critical infrastructure. After his studies in Physics, he worked in industry as an IT Security Consultant, and continued this activity for the BSI from the year 1997. He was initially mainly responsible for the carrying out of IT penetration tests, and then until 2010 built on this with a focus on the detection of targeted attacks on the federal administration.
Dr. Jürgen Hartung
is specialised in advising clients on data protection issues and other IT law issues in all types of transactions with a focus on outsourcing, IT projects and e-commerce. His data protection practice covers a wide range of matters, e.g. international transfers of personal data, internal investigations, employee surveillance, social media, data breaches, data protection organizations, data protection audits, etc. Furthermore, Jürgen is advising on Compliance issues, including risk analysis and the structuring of internal Compliance organizations and heads the South-East Asia Desk of Oppenhoff & Partner. Jürgen Hartung is the author of numerous articles on data protection and IT law and a frequent speaker on national and international conferences and seminars.
Jürgen is a partner of Oppenhoff & Partner since 2008. He was an associate and managing associate at Oppenhoff & Rädler / Linklaters LLP from 2000 to 2007. He studied law and international politics at the Universities of Tübingen (Dr. iur.) and Wales, Aberystwyth. As part of his legal training he worked for the US law firm Baker & McKenzie in New York in 1999/2000.
joined IBM in 2013 and is specialised in technical and organisational security measurements in the field of IT and ICS (industrial control system), critical infrastructure protection and security reviews. He is consulting and advising IBM clients up to C-Level when broad knowledge on technical security and corresponding business aspects is required. Prior moving to IBM, he has been building and managing the industrial security review practice at KPMG and managed security reviews for various clients worldwide. Former activities have been project management positions along the IT value chain for ten years for a manufacturer, distributor and a service provider. Within the last 10 years Marcel has worked in a couple of hundred projects from IT security controls reviews up to special investigations and technical maturity level analysis for several technical due diligences.
studied electrical engineering and high voltage technology at the University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). At the first time he was responsible for highly synchronized drive systems at Dieffenbacher and took the responsibility for the entire automation area at the Dieffenbacher group for the last 12 years. The main tasks are the wood based panel technology and the automotive sector. Ulf Könekamp and his team of about 80 engineers are well-known as ambitious “Poweruser” at the automation industry. Due to very intensive contacts with the development department of the leading automation systems Dieffenbacher Factory Automation is at the cutting edge of technology.
leads the mobile threat research at Blue Coat. Taking things apart has been a life time passion for him. His hobbies, like collecting bugs in malware and botnet takeovers, have resulted in successful take-downs of large malicious networks. As a member of The Honeynet Project he is heavily involved in open source security and has been instrumental in developing a number of malware analysis solutions, including Cuckoo box, Norman's Malware Analyzer G2, and Blue Coat's MAA.
, Master of Science in ICT, received his degree from University of Zagreb. He focused his ambitions on security in last year of studying, graduating with thesis on Modular kernel platforms for network traffic processing. He works as computer security engineer in Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNet) and is team member of the Croatian National CERT. Major part of his work concerns development of tools and utilities for efficient detection and response to incidents. Besides his regular CERT activities, he actively participated in Advanced Cyber Defence Centre (ACDC) project, with emphasis on tools development and planning, integration and deployment of the experiments.
currently works as Manager Sales Engineering at Fortinet, he was Manager Presales at HP Enterprise Security Products for Central Europe before that. During his career he hold several positions as an IT Security Professional at HP TippingPoint Inc. and HP ESP as well as more than 5 years as Head of IT/Consulting at a Managed Security Services Provider. Altogether Mr. Meier has more than 15 years of experience as an IT Security Professional with a focus on Network Security, Ethical Hacking, Compliance and IT Security Strategy.
has a diploma degree in Engineering and is a CEO and the Technical Director of AV-TEST GmbH. He manages the planning and implementation of new test scenarios, our technical innovations and our continuous reaction to new threats.
is Programme Officer of the Trust and Security Unit in DG Connect of the European Commission. For the last five years, he is involved in EC policies in the field of cybersecurity and online privacy. In addition to his policy activities, the formulation and implementation of related EU research & development programmes (FP7 and Horizon) and the support for industrial policies in the field are part of his responsibilities. After his studies in Berlin, Stirling, Lublin and at the College of Europe (Natolin), he worked for a Brussels-based consultancy and a European governmental association, before joining the European Commission in 2008.
has an experience of managing security services in NTT Communications Corporation and R&D projects funded by Japan’s government as a member of Telecom-ISAC Japan. He worked for Cyber Clean Center, which is Japan's anti-bot countermeasures project supported by Japanese government, as a project manager. He is also involved in ACTIVE Project and PRACTICE Project, public-private partnership projects on cyber security.
T. Sean Obrey
, Vice President - ISP Business Development, has been working within the Internet Security Industry for over 15 years and helps Avira partner with Service Providers who are looking for the most cutting edge technology available. Before joining Avira, Mr. Obrey worked for F-Secure Corporation and Nokia Networks. Mr. Obrey graduated from the London School of Economics (MSc Economics) and the University of Colorado (BA Economics).
is a Field Product Manager and former Cyber Security Incident Response Leader with over ten years experience deploying and utilizing security products in a critical infrastructure environment. Ode’s broad experiences include, policy and compliance development, computer forensics, e-discovery, cyber security incident response, law enforcement, and military munitions handling. Ode is passionate about solving real-world, complex problems.
studied Computer Science and Law at University of Bonn, Germany and UCLA, Los Angeles. Back then he already studied on the tensions between IT and civil rights. Since 2000 he is working in several positions at General Electric, since 2003 in the areas of Information Security and Data Privacy. As Chief Information Security Officer GE Europe he is currently responsible for the IT Security of 100.000 co-workers in the region. Mr. Proenen also leads the Center of Excellence for data privacy at GE Germany.
Prof. Michael Rotert
, through his engagement in a variety of national and international committees, has become well established as an advocate for the success of the Internet in Germany. He has many years of experience in the area of Information and Communication Technology, and has been active as a specialist consultant for the EU, the UN and the US Department of Commerce. Professor Rotert was the Industry Spokesperson for the German delegation in the G8 Cybercrime Group. He is Chairman of the Board at eco – Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. and Vice President of EuroISPA (European Internet Service Provider Association). Alongside his professional experience, which he has gained as Founder and CEO of Xlink, one of the first providers in Germany, as CEO and Senior Vice President of KPNQWest and as CEO of several Internet Service Providers, he also has extensive academic knowledge. Before he founded Xlink, Michael Rotert was employed at the University of Karlsruhe. In 1985, he was responsible for creating the first Internet connection at a German university.
Oliver J. Süme
is President of EuroisPA, the worlds largest ISP Associaion, representing more than 2300 Internet Service Providers across the EU and EFTA Countries. He is also deputy chair of the board of the German Internet Industry Association (eco) since 2000. There, he oversees the activities of the Political and Legal Affairs Department, which includes responsibility for representing the political interests of the association and its over 800 member companies. Süme is also a trained lawyer and partner at the Hamburg-based law firm of Richter Süme, where he has worked since 1997, primarily as an advocate for companies in the Internet and IT sectors. Süme is a certified IT-Lawyer and member of the IT Law Committee of the Hanseatic Bar Association. He is co-founder and CEO of Hamburg Top-Level-Domain, the registry for the new Top-Level-Domain “.hamburg“.
, Security Specialist is responsible at ESET Deutschland GmbH for presenting current malware topics, trends and awareness. This earned him amongst others the "Best Speaker" Award 2012 of the IT-Business Akademie in Germany. Furthermore he represents the interface between ESET's Malware- & Research Labs and the Sales & Marketing departement of the company. Being a technician, his presentations are never driven by Marketing nor the Sales goals, but pose a real value for the auditorium, no matter of which background. Since the year 2000 Mr. Uhlemann is working in the IT business, first starting as a visualization specialist in the automation industry, switching to application programming until he finally joined the ESET technical support team Germany in 2008.
is a legal researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI/CIR), KU Leuven. She holds a Master degree in Law and obtained an Advanced Master in Intellectual Property and ICT-law at KU Leuven. Her research focuses on the topics of privacy, data protection, security and the protection of minors and she has been involved in several European and Belgian research projects dealing with these topics.
Dr. Paul Vixie
is the CEO of Farsight Security. He previously served as President, Chairman and Founder of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), as President of MAPS, PAIX and MIBH, as CTO of Abovenet/MFN, and on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit companies. He has served on the ARIN Board of Trustees since 2005and is a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). He operated the ISC's F-Root name server for many years. Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980. He wrote Cron (for BSD and Linux), and is considered the primary author and technical architect of BIND 4.9 and BIND 8. He has authored or co-authored a dozen or so RFCs, mostly on DNS and related topics, and of Sendmail. He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC, and was named to the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014.
studied computer science in Kempten, Augsburg and Hagen. He wrote five books and received his Ph.D. in 2013. Dr. Wendzel is now head of the building automation security team at Fraunhofer FKIE, Bonn. His research focus is IoT security and network information hiding.
As Vice President Business Development, Dieter Will
is responsible for unifying ADVA Optical Networking’s array of business-development initiatives according to the company’s overall strategic direction. Since Dieter joined ADVA Optical Networking in 1998, he has helped the company penetrate key carrier and enterprise accounts and secure critical sales and joint development partnerships that have fed the company’s strong growth. Dieter brought to ADVA Optical Networking more than 18 years of telecommunications-industry experience when he joined the company in 1998 as Director, Global Business Development and Product Marketing. In research-and-development and executive-management positions with AT&T Bell Labs, Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG, Siemens AG and Vebacom (today Arcor, Germany’s second largest telecommunications service provider), he was involved in a range of innovative initiatives, such as development of the first fiber-optic cable to span the Atlantic Ocean.
Belgian Eddy Willems
has been active in the field of IT security for over two decades since 1989. In that period, he has worked for influential institutes, such as EICAR, of which he is a co-founder, several CERT associations, international Police Forces, and the organisation behind the WildList, as well as for commercial companies, such as NOXS and Kaspersky Lab Benelux. In his position as global security officer & security evangelist at G Data, Eddy Willems forms the link between technical complexity and the user. He is responsible for the clear communication of G Data’s Security Labs towards the security community, press, distributors, resellers and end users and often speaks at international security conferences like Virus Bulletin, EICAR, InfoSecurity, AVAR, RSA, etc.
is the leader and motivator of the start-up PHYSEC. Christian has a Master’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University and from Cologne University of Applied Sciences. He is currently finishing his PhD at the Chair of Embedded Security (Prof. Dr. Christof Paar) at Ruhr-University Bochum. From his research into physical layer security, the idea of a start-up was born. Before his work at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI), he contributed to research projects for NATO and EDA in the area of cognitive radios as well as in privacy-preserving payment systems at University of Massachusetts. He has lectured ‘Signal- and System Theory at the Cologne University’ and ‘Introduction into Cryptography’ at the Ruhr-University Bochum.