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Munich, Germany
5-6 December 2017


Confirmed speakers include

Mun Valiji

CISO, Sainsbury’s

Matthias Brose

Vice President Corporate & Information Security and CISO, Schaeffler AG


Matthias Brose, born 1954 in Hamburg, worked 28 years for Hamburg Police Force in several functions of law enforcement and public order.
He resigned 2002 as Polizeidirektor from the public service.

His next assignment was Head of Corporate Security für BMW in Munich. In this role he had to manage the Physical Security, Crisis Management and Information Security for BMW globally.

In 2010 he changed to Deutsche Bank Frankfurt managing the portfolio of Physical Security globally including Business Continuity Management on a regional base. In this role he had to cover as well Crisis Management, Business Intelligence and Corporate Investigation.

Since May 2016 Matthias Brose is heading the Corporate & Information Security Department of Schaeffler AG in Herzogenaurach. In this role he is responsible for the risk management of risks linked to Physical Security for staff, building, plants and assets. He is holding the role as CISO for Schaeffler AG and is steering the risk for all Information of Schaeffler.

His key interest in his professional career is the management of risks, improving the resiliency against threats and implementing risk indicators to measure the risk mitigation.

Torsten Noack

International Sales Executive, Fox-IT


Mr. Torsten Noack has over 10 years’ experience in the IT security industry. He has held various sales positions at several security companies, such as WatchGuard Technologies and Palo Alto Networks as well as the Value-Added-Security-Distributor Wick Hill. This has given him a great understanding of the different markets and demands within various sectors.

As of April 2015 Torsten Noack has joined Fox-IT and has fulfilled several roles which leaded to his current position: International Sales Executive. His responsibility is the sales and business development of the High Assurance Business Line within different countries in Europe. This means also to council companies that are facing challenges in protecting their OT environment against all kinds of cyber-attacks.

Stephan Noller

Founder & CEO, ubirch

Herbert Dirnberger

Team Lead ICS Security, Cyber Security Austria


Herbert Dirnberger is employed over 20 years for an international industrial company in Lower Austria. He graduated in Mechatronics and Business Informatics. Furthermore he also support the Cyber Security Austria as manager of the work group ICS (Industrial Control Systems) Security.

Philipp Amann

Head of Strategy of European Crime Centre, Europol


Philipp Amann is the Head of Strategy of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). EC3 Strategy is responsible, among other things, for the delivery of a number of strategic, situational and tactical products, including EC3’s flagship annual strategic product – the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment report. Other key areas of responsibility include prevention and awareness, stakeholder management, training management and internet governance.

Prior to joining the EC3, he held positions with various international organisations such as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Criminal Court and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Philipp has worked in various fields, including the financial sector, global disarmament and arms control, law enforcement and international law.

His professional experience is complemented by a PhD degree and a Master’s degree in business informatics from the University of Vienna. He also holds an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from the University College Dublin.

Alexy Lafitsky

Senior Business Development Manager, Kaspersky Labs


In a career in Kaspersky Lab Alexey worked as a Technical support engineer and presales specialist before moving to the Future Technologies Department as a Senior Business Development Manager to develop Kaspersky Industrial Cyber Security offering. Currently Alexey focuses on IoT and telecom equipment security as well as KasperskyOS business development. Alexey has a degree from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in Moscow and The National Research University Higher School of Economics”

Knud Lasse Lueth

Founder, General Manager, IoT Analytics GmbH

Sebastian Hess

Cyber Risk Engineer, D/A/CH AIG Europe Limited


Sebastian Hess has been Cyber Risk Engineer for Austria, Germany, and Switzerland of AIG Europe Limited in Frankfurt since June 1, 2017 with responsibility for the strategic further development of Cyber Risk Consulting.

Sebastian Hess is an international business leader with experience in both the military and private sectors and specialization in Information Technology Security and Cyber Defense. He has spent the last 20 years working for high level and highly exposed national and global organizations focusing on protecting their IT environments. He has racked up an impressive record of achievements and advancements on multiple continents.

He started his career as a military officer with the German Air Force, where he rose quickly through the ranks to become responsible for all German information security services through the Northeast and Southern corridors of the U.S. Before leaving the military, he was appointed Chief Information Security Officer for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan at ISAF Joint Command. He then successfully transitioned into the NATO organization itself, being a member of the team that directed the design and implementation of NATO’s Computer Incident Response Capability, a system that would eventually protect the highly confidential data of the international organization.

In 2015, Sebastian transitioned completely into the private sector. Most recently Sebastian Hess served as Chief Information Security Officer for a leading financial services provider in Belgium.

He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the German Armed Forces University, a Master’s in Executive Leadership from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, and a LL.M. degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), among other professional certifications.

Martin Overton

Head of Cyber Risks EMEA, AIG Europe


Martin joined SunAlliance (now Royal Sun Alliance or RSA Insurance Group) in 1988 as a Security Specialist and ran their Hacking and Internet Security teams and he was responsible for their anti-malware strategy and remediation.

In 2002 he was assimilated into IBM as part of an outsourcing contract. He worked for the Managed Security Services Delivery team in EMEA as a malware/anti-malware specialist, and was part of the Global Virus Emergency Team and the World-Wide Threat Team.  Martin also carried out penetration, web application, physical security and social engineering testing for many clients; so he is also an “Ethical Hacker” aka “A White-Hat Hacker”.  The last role Martin performed for IBM was as the EMEA Team Leader for ERS (Emergency Response Service), so all of his forensics skills were even more in demand than usual!

Martin’s current role is as a Cyber Risk Technical Specialist for AIG. Martin acts as a Subject Matter Expert on Cyber risks and solutions, acting as a technical resource for AIG underwriters, brokers and clients; turning technical risks into business language. Martin is also responsible for partner and business/services development to help AIG clients improve their security posture and maturity.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences, events, panel sessions, breakfast briefings, rondtables, etc. Martin also lectures at a number of UK Universities; regularly scaring and educating the students about the risks in using the Internet and how to be safe.

To date he has accumulated over twenty nine years of experience in investigating and combating computer viruses, Trojans and related malicious software (malware) and other security breaches.

Marc Henauer

Head of Melani Program, Swiss Federal Intelligence


Marc Henauer is the Head of the MELANI Operation and Information Centre. This unit is part of the Federal Intelligence Service within the Swiss Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports. The MELANI OIC Unit is responsible for the analytical and operative parts of the Swiss Analysis and Reporting Unit for Information Assurance (MELANI). MELANI is mandated with supporting the Swiss Critical Infrastructures within their Information Assurance Process. Mr. Henauer was the strategic analyst for economic and cyber criminality within the Service of Analysis and Prevention, before heading MELAN and part of the Cybercrime Coordination Unit (CYCO). He studied at the University of Zurich economic science and Media and Communication Management at the University of St. Gallen. Mister Henauer got his Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Peter Breuning

Head of Grid Control, Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall GmbH

Dr Johann Heyszl

Head of Hardware Security Department, Fraunhofer – Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC)


Dr. Johann Heyszl is heading the hardware security research department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC in Munich, Germany. The department has a strong focus on the security of embedded systems in different application domains against hardware attacks and the physical security of cryptographic implementations. In his department, a laboratory for advanced side-channel analysis and laser-based fault attacks is maintained. He submitted his PhD thesis about high-resolution electromagnetic side-channel measurements of cryptographic implementations at TU München and holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree from TU Graz. Johann Heyszl has been working for Infineon Technologies Austria AG before moving to Fraunhofer AISEC.

Dr. André Loske

Information Security Officer, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Dr. Ulrike Lechner

Professur für Wirtschaftsinformatik, University of „Bundeswehr“,Munich


Ulrike Lechner ist Inhaberin des Lehrstuhls für Wirtschaftsinformatik an der Universität der Bundeswehr München. Sie leitet VeSiKi – das Begleitforschungsprojekt des Forschungsprogramms IT-Sicherheit für Kritische Infrastrukturen des BMBF.  Ulrike Lechner hat in Passau Informatik studiert und dort promoviert. An der Universität St. Gallen war sie Projektleiterin, Dozentin und Professorin und sie hatte eine Professur für Digitale Medien an der Universität Bremen. Ihre Themen in der Forschung sind IT-Sicherheit für Kritische Infrastrukturen, Unternehmensarchitekturen und Krisenmanagement.

Ulrike Lechner holds the Chair for Information Systems at the Universität der Bundeswehr München. She leads project VeSiKi – the coordinating project „Networked Security for Critical Infrastructures“ of the research programme IT-Security for Critical Infrastructures of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Ulrike Lechner studied Computer Science at the Universität Passau and did her PhD at the Universität Passau. She held positions as professor, lecturer and project manager at the Universität St. Gallen. She had a professorship position at the Universität Bremen. Her research interests are IT-Security for Critical Infrastructures, Enterprise Architectures and Crisis Management.

Dr. Michael Kiometzis

Referat IV, Die Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI)


seit 2013 bei der BfDI als Referent befasst mit Digitalisierungsthemen, insbesondere mit Datenschutz beim Smart Metering und beim automatisierten und vernetzten Fahren einschließlich Elektromobilität. Davor seit 2002 beim BMI mit IT-Themen befasst, zuletzt mit der Standardisierung im Bereich eGovernment. Nach der Promotion im Bereich Physik vor dem Eintritt ins BMI für einige Jahre in der Softwareentwicklung tätig.

Benoit Wisekey

Benoit Makowka

VP IoT Business Unit, WISeKey


Before joining Wisekey, Benoit Makowka was the director of product management for embedded IoT at INSIDE Secure. Benoit’s role was to focus on Internet of Thing market segment and develop a comprehensive hardware and software product portfolio matching the market requirements in term of security and performances. Benoit Makowka is involved in the security business since 1998, he held different positions. Benoit Makowka was the Marketing and Application Director of Atmel Corporation’s SMS smart card business, focusing on Government ID, Pay TV, machine to machine and internet of things and segments. His achievements included guiding SMS toward market segments with a higher level of added value. Prior to that, Benoit was credited with the marketing Management of numerous Smart Card business  within Atmel Corp. where he has played an active role in the deployment of innovative technologies in the smart card business including. Between 1987 and 1995, he worked for ES2, a company specializing in on-demand integrated circuit production, where he performed a variety marketing management duties. Benoit graduated from the Ecole des Mines d’Ales (France) in computer science.

Luc Verhelst

Leading Digital and ISACA certified Risk Adviser , CIO at Metallo Group, Metallo Group


Luc Verhelst is an experienced CIO, digital consultant and IT Risk adviser.

Luc is currently holding the position as CIO for Metallo group.

Before that he was CIO of the EMA, the European Medicines Agency, based in London, responsible for the supervision of medicines inside Europe.

Previously Luc held different leading CIO roles in leading companies in finance, media, healthcare and logistics.

Luc is also the honorary chairman of MIT-Club, leading Belgian CIO community exchanging valuable CIO knowledge and experiences.

Luc is ISACA certified (CGEIT) and specialised in digital strategies with focus on IT governance, architecture and specifically the IT risk domain.

Prof. Keith Martin

Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London

Damian Smith

Head of IT, English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB)

Razvan Tudor

Head of IT Security, ING Software Development Centre

Dominik Boesl

Senior Corporate Innovation Manager, Vice President Consumer Driven Robotics, KUKA AG