Chief Resource Officer, F-Secure
John Matherly is an Internet cartographer, speaker and founder of Shodan, the world’s first search engine for the Internet-connected devices. Printers, webcams, power plants and more have been found over time and the revelations have changed the way security and privacy on the Internet is perceived. Shodan is already seeing TVs, cell phones, traffic lights, ind ustrial controls, infrastructure plants and various home appliances pop up in the search results. And more of these Internet-of-Things devices are added each day as the world is becoming more connected. For the past years, he has been featured in the news on CNBC, CNN Money, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Forbes, Time and many others.
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Aaron Cherrington is a Principal Intelligence Analyst with FireEye for the past four years; and overall has ten years’ experience as a cyber security intelligence and secure systems design. Previously, Aaron served as a Computer Network Operations Intelligence Officer and Branch Chief at United States Cyber Command, Joint Task Force Global Network Operations, and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Defense Intelligence Agency, and also as a Cyber Security Scientist with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He has published extensively primarily in classified and closed channels, but was a contributing author to Mandiant’s APT1 report which attributed hackers stealing intellectual property from international corporations, to the Chinese Military.
Robert is Microsoft’s regional manager responsible for Public Safety, National Security and Defense across Central and Eastern Europe (more than 30 countries, including 13 NATO and 13 EU States) working with national, NATO and EU information security bodies, law enforcement agencies and military structures. His core focus are modernization programs and Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, fighting Cybercrimes national capabilities development.
Before joining Microsoft, Robert served over 20 years in Polish Armed Forces and the Polish Government agencies responsible for Cryptography, Information Security and Cyber Defense. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the Information Assurance Department (DBTI) of the National Internal Security Agency (ABW) in Poland, where he has held the position of Deputy Director for ten years. He was responsible for development, implementation, evaluation and accreditation of governmental classified information systems and networks – national as well as EU and NATO. He created the National Information Security Authority in Poland, fully compliant with NATO Security Policy, directives and guidelines.
For ten years he was a national representative to NATO Information Security Sub-Committee and its substructure (e.g. Common Criteria Ad Hoc Working Group and Interconnection of Networks Ad Hoc Working Group), NATO Cyber Defense Workshops and a member of NATO PKI Advisory Cell. Robert was an active member of EU Council Security Committee (INFOSEC), responsible for IT security directives and guidelines development for EU Members and bodies.
He was one of pioneers addressing National Critical IT Infrastructure protection needs in Poland and initiating Cyber Defense related projects (e.g. ARAKIS-GOV – Network Early Warning System) in cooperation with NASK CERT Polska Team. He has promoted the idea of the Polish Government CERT.
In parallel to his function as Deputy Director, Robert was asked to draw upon his knowledge and experience in modern technologies standards and laws development, when he was appointed the National Project Manager for Schengen Information System implementation in Poland (Dec 2006 – May 2008) – which was successfully implemented across and within all law enforcement services (e.g. Police, Border Guard, Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, MOD, MOJ), defense structures and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Working in DGT Sp. z o.o. for over 12 years. He started his career as a sales consultant. Then he was promoted to the position of product manager, where together with a group of engineers he built and introduced to the market digital call recording systems – NetCRR and NetCRR2. After a few years he was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Business Development and took up the development of systems dedicated to analysis of signaling in the GSM mobile networks – Signaling Analyzer DGT 1112 Option+. Currently he holds position of Strategic Program Director and coordinates R&D activites for the next generation of data analysis systems in optical networks – DGT IP-TAP and DGT RMP Platform. He has experience in managing complex projects, for example: call recording systems for MakroCash & Carry Poland, PKO BP bank and Polish Energy Group, signaling analysis systems for T-Mobile and Orange, Multifunctional Access Router DGT RGW VDSL2 for Orange, as well as experience in building product strategy and product development.
He is 37 years old and is a graduate of the Institute of Organization and Management, Department of Management, University of Gdansk. Privately, husband and father of two children. In his free time he likes to read books or go out for jogging, cycling or scuba diving.
At the IT security industry since 2000. In 2005 he took responsibility for CERT at TP SA (Telekomunikacja Polska SA). Initiator of series spectacular actions directly affecting security of Polish Internet users, including blocking port 25 for Neostrada users (reduction of spam in the Polish IP by 99%) and the introduction of BGP Blackholing (cutting off access for centrally controlled botnets to TP’s network). He took part in the implementation of security packages and free security tools for customers offered by TP SA.
Responsible for emergency response team, which received US-CERT accreditation and thus the right to use the prestigious name “CERT”. That allowed to change the name of ABUSE TP to TP CERT. This is the second unit of this type in Poland and is still the only one in our country in the telecommunications sector. As a representative of the biggest Polish telecommunications operator in matters of IT security he plays an active role in legislative work, supporting activities related to the creation of national and EU law.
Since January 2013, among other tasks, he is responsible for services offer for external customers and for building awareness of IT security (through publications at Orange Technology Blog – http://blog.orange.pl/technologiczny/).
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Supreme Audit Office
Lawyer, state administration official, Border Guard general, Border Guard Chief in 1997–2001 Police Chief in 2005–2007. Graduated in legal studies at the Warsaw Theological Academy (presently Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw). After graduation worked as lawyer in the Szczecin diocesan curia. In the eighties ha was active in the democratic opposition, was counselor to Marian Jurczyk. Since 1993 was employed at the Border Guard, in 1993-1996 was its Szczecin branch chief, I 1996-1997 was the country’s Guard chief’s deput, and in 1997-2001 the chief of the Border Guard. After he was dismissed, he worked as an adviser at the Supreme Audit Office (2202-2005). On November 3rd, 2005 he was nominated to the position of the Police Chief. He retired on February 9th, 2007. Then, since July 10th 2007 he worked as Orlen Ochrona Ltd CEO. In 2008 returned to the Supreme Audit Office where he worked as it Lublin Branch director. Presently he works as the Internal Security Department’s Director in this organisation.
Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, previously architect of identity management and security solutions. Before that a C / C ++ /. Net / Java developer. Also PhD in computer science. With the IT industry since studies, that is from many years. Because of education called by clients ‘doctor’. Privately bridge player and current photography, snooker and team games enthusiast.
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Coder from Poland*. Hoping to learn something new every day. Thankful to everybody who helps me while I hop along. Co-leads: SCKRK, Polish JUG, Lambda Lounge Kraków.
I’m a flawed human, and unafraid to say so.
Into: people, software, music, role-playing, honesty, learning.
Dislikes: doing unnecessary things, doing “because I can”.
* I got it from me parents. They coded and so do I.
RSM at Cisco Systems
Łukasz Bromirski the last few years managed to Cisco technical organization as a technical director. Currently he is responsible for the sales team in Cisco Poland, tries to work to promote knowledge about networks, leads the project BGP Blackholing PL.
The physicist, a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Technical University of Szczecin. Professionally engaged in electronics: design, analysis and auditing solutions, reverse – engineering (hardware + software).
Product Manager Asseco Data Systems SA
PhD in technical science in the field of computer science. By 2001 employee of Communications Security and IT Unit at Office for State Protection. Since 1994 member of the Technical Committee 182 “Information Security in IT systems” at the Polish Committee for Standardization. Co-author of a number of Polish standards in the field of security techniques. Current employee at Asseco Data Systems SA as Product Manager. His responsibilities include projects in the scope of security architecture of ICT systems, implementation and audits of ISMS, risk management, business continuity management and related legal aspects and standardization.
His main interests are also issues of criteria for evaluating security products, especially equipment and cryptographic software.
For many years, he publishes articles and speaks at conferences dedicated to IT security. He is a lecturer at the postgraduate studies at Warsaw University of Technology. Member of ISACA Warsaw Chapter. CISA, CRiSC, CEH, lead auditor ISO 27001, ISO 22301 lead auditor and the internal auditor ISO 20000.
Aleksander P. Czarnowski is CEO of AVET Information and Network Security sp. z o.o., head of Business Center Club Cybersecurity Commission, Cloud Industry Select Group (CSIG) expert, Member of Advisory Board of EuroCloud StarAudit and member of Polish Committee for Standardization Technical Committee 182 responsible for polish revision of ISO 27001 standard. He is also a contributing author to Virus Bulletin and InfoSec Institute.
Privately he is a leader of open source project pysecure.io enabling Python developers to write secure code.
Director of IT Systems Security, IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity, Orange Poland.
Taking care of IT security at Orange Poland he made the organization look at this aspect of its operation from a completely different perspective. A supporter of sharing IT security knowledge: both in terms of education and building awareness of safety (in a clear manner to the average Internet user), by providing to end customers needed and understandable for them services, through to the use Orange Poland security competence by institutional and business customers. Not afraid of innovation – under his leadership Orange Poland launched services such as CyberTarcza or based on a network, independent from operating system, parental control service for mobile users. Winner of Security Excellence Award in 2016.
In Orange Poland (formerly TP) since 1992. An experienced manager, an expert in the field of telecommunications networks, a consultant in the AMEA region. Founder and longtime director of the Service Management Center (SMC) Orange Poland, uncompromising when it comes to the safety of Orange Poland’s customers.
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Head of Cyber Crime Unit, Polish National Police
Team Lead of IT Security in Allegro Group
Dawid Golak is a Team leader of IT Systems Security Allegro Group. In his work, in addition to managing security team focuses on the technical aspects of security, the security of web applications, infrastructure, maintenance incidents, ending with the analysis of malware. After hours runs marathons.
Head of IT security at UPC Polska, responsible for providing an adequate level of information protection, in particular customers, personal data and company secrets, as well as detection and eradication of company and customer abuse, cooperation with law enforcement, control mechanisms and their compliance with regulations. Between 2008 and 2009 Adam was a member of management of ISACA Polska. He holds CISA and CRISC qualifications.
IT Security consultant at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and independent consultant at SecWire, with specialisation in SIEM technologies. Previously he headed the last, expert line of threat analysts in the international, banking Global SOC. Performs analysis and implementation in large corporations (including financial) and government organizations throughout the EU.
Military University of Technology
Lawyer, Senior Partner, Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy Sp.j.
Xawery Konarski is a legal expert with more than 20 years of experience in new technologies. He is a Senior Partner and co-founder of the law firm Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy. He is in charge of the Technologies Media Telecommunications and the Public Procurement Law teams. He is an adviser to Polish and international companies in the field of telecommunications law, IT, the Internet, and information protection. He also advises on projects related to investments in innovation and IT and ICT infrastructure, including with the use of EU funds.
Xawery Konarski is a member of the Board of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). He is a legal adviser to the Association of Internet Industry Employers IAB Polska and the Polish Chamber of Insurance (PIU). In the capacity of an expert consultant, he participated in the legislative work on a number of laws in the field of new technologies. He is an arbitrator for the Arbitration Court for Internet Domains at the PIIT.
Xawery Konarski has been repeatedly recommended in Polish and international rankings of lawyers specialising in TMT (including Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Rzeczpospolita). He is the author of several academic publications in the field of new technologies and personal data protection law.
Xawery Konarski graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. He has foreign internship experience, including at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (The Hague) and Boekel de Neree (Amsterdam).
For over 11 years Piotr has been helping Polish and international companies to secure their networks and web applications. He started his IT career with the British branch of Philips Electronics. Currently Piotr is the security team manager at niebezpiecznik.pl – a consulting company, providing security audits and penetration tests of IT systems.
System engineer in Orion Instruments Polska
Piotr Malec is a system engineer in Orion Instruments Polska. He ran numerous projects and implementation in the areas of security and business continuity of IT infrastructure; he specializes especially in SIEM and DLP solutions. He hold a number of engineer’s certificates even in Intel Security (McAfee) technologies. In his professional career he held among others the posts of Head of Department of Network and Systems Security of the Center of Service of the Prime Minister Chancellery, Administrator of Information Systems Security of the Government Legislation Centre, as well as the Head – Coordinator on IT Project of the Joint Services Center in Prime Minister’s Office.
Miroslaw Maj has more than 15 years of experience in IT and the IT security sector. For almost 10 years he has lead the CERT Polska team – the first Polish incident handling team which plays the role of national level team. In 2010 he founded the Cybersecurity Foundation and he became its first director. Since September 2010 he has become the expert on the CIIP of the Polish Government Center for Security. In 2011 he also became a co-founder of the first Polish independent CERT – ComCERT.PL. He is the author of papers on security statistics and other subjects from the security area. He is involved in international cooperation between CSIRT teams as a member of the Trusted Introducer team as well as in formal European projects related to security issues (standards, statistics, information sharing, fighting with an illegal content, building security awareness and establishing new CSIRT teams). He is the co-author of many ENISA publications including CERT exercises and papers on improving the CERT coordination. Miroslaw Maj organized four editions of the national level cyber exercises in Poland – Cyber-EXE Polska – for critical infrastructure, telecommunication and banking sectors. He has presented his works at many international conferences including a number of presentations at the FIRST conferences.
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Marcin started his IT and security journey 20 years ago and worked his way up from operational area through control functions and now is the senior IT & Security auditor in Generali Poland. As a former CIO he’s commited to work out practical solutions and liaise between technical and business staff, while experience as CISO counterbalances the purely technical approach. He holds CISA, ITIL and ISO and Forensic IT certificates. After hours he tries to learn quantum physics.
OWASP / SecuRing
IT security expert, member of ComCERT.PL Team, the team that delivers IT incident response related services. He has participated in a number of important IT security undertakings, such as malware analysis lab design for a public administration, participated in the preparation of the exercise training materials for the security response teams, commissioned by ENISA. Member of the Cyber Europe 2014 winning team (ComCERT.PL), among the 100 teams from across Europe.
Legal Expert on Cybersecurity, The Cybersecurity Foundation
A Legal Advisor with 20 years’ experience, admitted to the Warsaw Bar of Legal Advisors. Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Artur specializes in information and communication technology law (ICT). He advises clients from the Internet and telecommunication sectors, particularly on telecommunication services, e-commerce, data security and internet domains.
He is an expert at the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) in regulatory, privacy and data protection. He cooperates with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and in the past has cooperated with the Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR). He is an active participant in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) meetings and counsel to the Cyber Security Foundation. He was also a member of the Telecommunication Operators Group and the E-Media Committee at The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). He is also a co-founder of the Domain Names Arbitration Court at PIIT, where he headed the legal works and a co-founder of domain case law at the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG). Artur cooperates with the Foundation for Cybersecurity and the Kościuszko Institute in Kraków on a daily basis.
Previously, Artur worked as a general legal counsel at the Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK), representing the PL Register in Poland and international organizations.
Artur is the author of numerous speeches, panel sessions, seminars and publications in Poland and abroad, mainly focusing on new technologies law including internet domain names, telecommunications law and IP protection. He has many years of expertise in relations with international organisations, for whom he has prepared studies and reports as well as verifying documents. He has participated in ongoing projects of working groups.
Speaker at dozens of industry conferences, including: Secure (best presentation), Semaphore (best presentation), Testingcup (best presentation) Confidence (Top 3 best evaluated presentation) SecCon, Aspire – The Dragon Wakes.
Enigma Systemy Ochrony Informacji Sp. z o.o.
Graduated from the Cracow University of Economics, Faculty of Management. From the beginning of his career associated with the IT market and since 16 years also with the financial sector. He gained experience on commercial positions in companies such as Comarch, Softbank Group, Infovide-Matrix or Bonair. Since 3 years serves as Deputy Commercial Director for Banking and Financial Market at Enigma.
IT Security specialist in Allegro Group
IT security specialist for almost 10 years associated with the Allegro Group. He has extensive experience in transaction security. Currently implements security element in projects conducted projects and implemented business solutions. Also involved in the development of information security. Acting in accordance with the principle of “prevention is better than cure” provides trainings to promote the idea of “security awareness”.
Security Culture Initiative / TR&IS Forum Wrocław
Deputy Head of Cyber Crime Unit, Polish National Police
PhD, Deputy Head of Cyber Crime Unit at National Police Headquarters. In the Police she serviced within the criminal division including: investigation division, operational technology and cybercrime. Since 2015 she is a Deputy Head of the Cyber Crime Unit.
She is also the deputy of the National Focal Point European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS).
software developer, Ericsson
Since the beginning of her career associated with the development of ICT software (WCDMA, LTE) for one of the leading suppliers of products and services. She currently works in the area of security where she develops authentication and access control mechanisms for platform dedicated to telecom operators to manage their cellular network. She also conducts internal training in the field of cryptography.
VP Engineering SmartRecruiters/OWASP
European Data Protection Assistant Supervisor
The Diet appointed Wojciech Wiewiórowski the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data, and on August 4th, 2010 he started his four-year term of office. Wojciech Wiewiórowski was awarded the academic degree of Doctor in constitutional law. Since 2006 he has been working for public administration. He was among others adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of Interior and Administration, as well as Vice-president of the Regulatory Commission of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church. In 2008 he took over the post of the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He also represented Poland in committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (the ISA Committee) assisting the European Commission. In 2010 he was appointed the member of the Archives Council to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a member of the Polish Association for European Law. He is the author of numerous studies, publications and lectures in the field of personal data protection, IT law, e-government and legal informatics. His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, electronic signature and application of semantic web and legal ontologies in legal information processing.
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Raphaël Vinot is a security researcher at the Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL) since 2012. Raphaël wants to increase the IT consciousness of the human beings populating the internet in order to make it safer for everyone. His day job is a mixture of forensic and malware analysis with a lot of Python on top of it to glue all the pieces together. He loves sharing and thinks everyone should contribute to open source projects.
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Agnieszka Wachowska is part of the law firm’s TMT practice, and works as the head of the IT-Telco team. She specialises in the legal issues of new technologies and copyright law with particular emphasis on the IT industry, including from the perspective of public entities and issues related to public procurement law in the context of the IT industry. In addition, Agnieszka Wachowska provides legal support to telecommunication operators, and advises on telecommunications law.
She was part of several dozen projects that involved developing and negotiating IT-related contracts, including implementation, maintenance, hosting, and licence contracts. She also participated in a number of large and comprehensive audits of IT-related contracts, including audits to determine the scope of rights to software.
Agnieszka Wachowska advises our clients on projects related to investments in innovations as well as IT and telecommunications infrastructure with the use of EU funds, and investments related to public aid, including strategic projects to construct and operate broadband networks.
She speaks at conferences, seminars and trainings. Agnieszka Wachowska has authored numerous industry-specific and scientific publications with respect to copyright, copyright and legal protection of computer software as well as public procurement in the context of the IT industry.
She is a PhD student at the Chair of Intellectual Property Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, and studied as a visiting fellow at Tilburg University (the Netherlands).
CISSP, Senior Technology Consultant, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
CISA, CISM, LA27001, Technical Director, ComCERT S.A.
Besides information security he is interested in aviation and sailing. He is a member of ISACA.
IT Security Team Manager, Cybercom Poland
For over 20 years in IT security industry, especially connected with compliance, application and data security. Co-founder of Polish Symantec branch, in which he was teams’ manager. Now he is Business Unit Manager in Cybercom Security Division and security team manager which specializes in network, application, and infrastructure security, social engineering, advisory and security consultations.