Speakers 2017

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Erik R. van Zuuren
Founder Trustcore.eu

Erik is activily engaged in several jobs / activities, which activities include:

  • Founder TrustCore.EU
  • BoardMember EEMA.ORG
  • Topic Leader ITSE-S2 “Security Practices” at Solvay Brussels School
  • Security advisor and architect at BNP Paribas Fortis - Global Security
  • Expert / PM regarding (Qualified) Trust Services related guidelines for ENISA
  • etc

Since January 2015 Erik left a big4 to start up TrustCore.EU and is currently amongst others active as: vice-chair of EEMA.ORG, Topic-leader at Solvay Brussels School,  Enterprise Information Security Architect at BNP Paribas Fortis’ Global Security office,  ProjectManager for an ENISA-study in context of Trust Services, etc.

Erik has years of experience/expertize in amongst others: Governance/Risk/Compliance, eGovernment/eBusiness/eBanking, Trust Services and Trusted/Trustworthy (eco-)systems, Enterprise (Security) Architectures, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Platforms, Information & CyberSecurity (Management),… Erik's engagements include activities in public sector (Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal ICT Department (Fedict), the eGov & ICT agency of the Flemish Gov, DG Connect, DG Employment, DG RTD, EC-ISA, etc.) as well as activities in a diverse spectrum of private sector organizations (incl. NBB, ING, KBC, Electrabel Suez, Infrabel, DeLijn, BPost, Euroclear).Erik's achievements include being one of the fathers/authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and being one of the fathers of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government (wide range of (trust-)services wrt e-identification / e-authentication / authorisation / e-signing / stamping /... ).

Currently Erik is focusing on Enterprise (Security) Architecture, on the effects/implementation of the eIDAS-Trust Regulation and on the upcoming Payment Services Directive 2.

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Jornt van der Wiel
Security researcher
Kaspersky Lab

At Kaspersky Lab, Jornt works as a local security expert for the BeNeLux region and is a member of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). Alongside his role at Kaspersky Lab, he is also a member of the working group for the new Dutch e-id system. Jornt specializes in source code auditing, anomaly detection, online identities and authentication, cryptography, software exploitation and analysis of ransomware.

Before joining Kaspersky Lab in 2014, Jornt worked as a researcher/developer for Security Matters. Whilst he was there, he implemented and designed detection modules for Intrusion Detection Systems that operate in an Industrial Control Systems (ICS) environment.

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Chris Hodson

Christopher is the Director of Information Security EMEA for Zscaler and runs the Office of the CISO in this region. The Zscaler Office of the CISO is a global team engaging security executives at a peer level to drive best practices and facilitate industry wide collaboration on emerging security topics. The office also provides subject matter expertise through speaking engagements, blogging and media collaboration. Before joining Zscaler, Christopher spent his entire career working in the end-user arena, with market-leading organsations primarily in the financial services, legal and retail sectors.  He has held roles as designer, architect and head of function in both a consultant and employee capacity. Most recently Christopher was the Head of Information Security Strategy & Architecture at Waitrose where he was responsible for defining their cyber security strategy and the building of a security capabilities framework.

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Danny Hughes
iMinds-DistriNet / KU Leuven

I am a Professor of Computer Science at KU Leuven and a member of the DistriNet (Distributed Systems and Computer Networks) research group, where I lead a taskforce of 10 researchers focused on networked embedded systems.

My research interests focus on full stack support for Internet of Things. This ranges from novel hardware platforms, through embedded operating systems and low-power network protocols to programming languages and middleware support. I have published over 150 academic papers. My work has been cited over 1600 times and my h-index as measured by Google Scholar is 20.

Prior to joining KU Leuven, I worked as a Lecturer at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China), a visiting professor with the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), a visiting scholar with the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and a postdoctoral researcher with Lancaster University (UK). I co-founded two spin-off companies: Relative Insight (UK) and VersaSense (Belgium).

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Jarno Niemelä
Lead Researcher

Jarno Niemelä has spent the past 17 years at F-Secure security lab working on analyzing and identifying malware and malicious behavior and planning automatic malware handling systems. His current duties focus on analysis and detection of attacks and planning new cyber-defense systems for F-Secure products and services. Keen on data science and on analyzing APT and malware behavioral patterns, he also teaches cyber defense security at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He also speaks often at cybersecurity events.

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