Early confirmed speakers include
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.
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.
Head of Technology Field IT Security, Siemens AG
Dr. Rolf Reinema received his diploma degree in computer science from University Erlangen – Nuremberg and his doctoral degree from Darmstadt University of Technology. In the past, he has been leading the software development department of MEDIATEC GmbH and acted as the Vice Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology. From 2006 to 2014 he has been responsible for all security disciplines within Vodafone (Germany and Central European Region). In May 2014 he moved to Siemens where he is now leading the global technology field IT-Security, which drives the further evolvement of IT-Security within Siemens’ IT as well as its manifold products. He also operates the CERT and the CSIRT functions.
Vice President Information Technoloy & CIO, Vetter Pharma
Dietmar J. Bettio ist seit 1. Okt. 2015 Vice President IT (CIO) und Digitalisierungsverantwortlicher bei der Vetter Pharma-Fertigungs GmbH & Co KG. Zuvor war er Mitglied des Executive Commitee / CIO bei Nobel Biocare und hat den Turn around der IT umgesetzt. Weitere Stationen waren Director Corporate IT (CIO) der Sonova AG bei der er die IT aus einer klassischen IT in eine moderne Corporate IT überführte, welche das starke Wachstum der Sonova Gruppe unterstützt und auf die komplexeren Anforderungen im globalen Wettbewerb und der verschiedenen Divisionen ausrichtet. Zu seinen Stationen gehören zudem CIO Positionen bei der Forbo International und der Mathys Medical. Internationale Beratungserfahrung sammelte Dietmar Bettio als Program Manager bei Oracle EMEA in verschiedenen Industrien. Seine Karriere startete er bei der Hilti AG in Schaan/FL in der IT und im Marketing.
Founder, General Manager, IoT Analytics GmbH
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.
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.
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.
Officer Network and Information Security, ENISA
Dr Apostolos Malatras received the BSc in Computer Science from the University of Piraeus, Greece, the M.Sc. degree in Information Systems from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, and the Ph.D. degree in networking from the University of Surrey, UK. He has worked for many years in the industry (Thales Research & Technology, Ltd. UK) and academia (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), as well as for the EC at the DG Joint Research Centre. Currently, he is with the Secure Services & Infrastructure Unit at ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) as an Officer in Network and Information Security, focusing on Security of the Internet of Things and Smart Transport. He is the author and co-author of more than 60 research papers and scientific reports on security and the Internet of Things, botnets, smart environments, and network management.
Head of Grid Control, Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall GmbH
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.
Head of IT Policy, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Achim Klabunde is the head of the IT Policy Sector at the European Data Protection Supervisor. Before joining the EDPS, he was a policy officer at the European Commission, in the data protection unit of DG JUSTICE and before that in DG INFSO (now CONNECT) in charge of privacy and trust policy for electronic communications for the 2009 Telecom Reform process. Before joining the EU administration, he had worked in the private sector for 15 years. Achim Klabunde has a master’s degree in Computer Science and Communications Research from Bonn University. He has worked in data management, network planning, data protection and IT security.
Information Security Officer, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
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.
Head of Quality, Process and Problem Management, Innogy SE
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.
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.
CIO, Metallo Group
CISO, Cyber Security/Risk Advisor, Non-Exec Director, HomeServe
Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
Head of IT, English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB)