Head - Security Engineering and Architecture at VMware
Session: Zero Trust Enables…Business Value?
Dr. Dorit Dor
Vice President, Products for Check Point Software Technologies
Dr. Dorit Dor serves as Vice President, Products for Check Point Software Technologies. She manages all product definition and development functions for both the enterprise and consumer divisions of the Company. Dr. Dor’s core responsibilities include leading the company’s product management, research and development and quality assurance initiatives from concept to delivery. She has been instrumental to the organization’s growth and managed many successful product releases. She has been published in several influential scientific journals for her research on graph decomposition, median selection and geometric pattern matching in d-dimensional space.
VP of Cybersecurity at Okta
Chief Evangelist, VP Strategic Marketing for Check Point Software Technologies
Moti Sagey is the VP of Strategic Marketing & Intelligence at Check Point Software. Moti is responsible for strategically transforming intelligence and information into a compelling and resonating story, enabling Check Point to provide its customers with disruptive technologies that are one step ahead of threats and competitors. With more than 20 years’ experience in the area of information security, Moti has seen tremendous evolution in the threat landscape and in how companies can manage the risk it presents to their business. Moti has helped organizations, large and small and across the public and private sector, to understand risk posture and put in place strategies and the right architecture to manage it. He is widely acknowledged as an industry thought leader and experienced practitioner, capable of translating technology challenges into actionable business solutions and is a renowned public speaker at international cyber security conferences. Prior to joining Check Point in 2012, Moti was a Senior Consultant & Sales Engineer at Fortinet and Chief Technology Officer at NetVision Business, a provider of security, business continuity, and infrastructure platforms and solutions. He has designed the most secure network architectures in financial, federal & critical infrastructure companies.
CISO and Director of Cyber Security at Hydro Québec
Mr. Moshe Toledano was named CISO and Director of Cyber Security at Hydro Québec in April 2020. In this role, he leads the company’s cybersecurity activities. He has more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience in various companies, including more than 13 years with Deloitte. Prior to joining Hydro-Québec, Mr. Toledano was Director of Cyber Security at Domtar where he supported IT management by deploying security incident management processes while improving the company’s security operations. Mr. Toledano holds a Master of Business Management (MBA) and a BA in Applied Social Sciences from Concordia University. In 2005, he completed a certificate in professional information and security system at ISC2.
Session: Never Waste a Crisis
Systems Engineer - Palo Alto Networks
Session: SOAR Beyond the SOC
Senior Director of Channel Sales at Immersive Labs
Jake Alosco is Senior Director of Channel Sales at Immersive Labs, working closely with partners to help business leaders drive Cyber Workforce Optimization within their organization. Prior to Immersive Labs, Jake held various channel specific roles for Contrast Security, Avecto, and Veracode.
Senior Director, Marketing & Products at Bitglass
Jonathan Andresen is Senior Director, Marketing & Products Asia-Pacific at Bitglass. Mr. Andresen joined Bitglass in April 2020 and has been working in the enterprise IT and telecommunications sector since 1996, relocating to Asia in 2003. Prior to joining Bitglass, Mr. Andresen held various product, marketing, and strategy management positions in Asia-Pacific at McAfee, MobileIron, Blue Coat Systems (now Symantec) and Nortel Networks. Mr. Andresen’s career includes earlier positions with Teleglobe, MetroPhotonics and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Andresen holds a Master’s Degree in International Management from Canada’s Carleton University and an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University.
Co-founder and CEO RackTop Systems
A passion-driven entrepreneur and innovator, Bednash brings to his position more than 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity sector, where he designed specialized data security products for the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and commercial enterprises.
Bednash co-founded RackTop in 2010 to lead a transformative approach to cyberstorage protection that arms companies with simplified solutions to the most complex data protection challenges. RackTop’s technology has been leveraged by numerous organizations spanning a wide variety of global industries – notably in government, media/advertising and entertainment, financial services, healthcare, and higher education.
From 2001 to 2010, Bednash served as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of a mid-sized Federal systems integrator, focused on developing mission data systems for the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. He started his professional career specializing in data center systems for Time-Warner Corporation and spent the better part of the dot-com boom in Washington, D.C., where he consulted businesses on the new and expanding internet era.
Bednash attended Rochester Institute of Technology, Penn State University and Stevenson University, completing both undergraduate and graduate coursework in Business and Technology Management.
SVP & GM, Data Security Imperva
Ron joined Imperva through the acquisition of jSonar where he served as CTO and co-founder. He has been a “data security guy” for 25 years and has worked at companies such as J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Intel, IBM and AT&T Bell Labs. He was co-founder and CTO at Guardium which was acquired by IBM where he later served as a Distinguished Engineer and the CTO for Data Security and Governance. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has authored 11 technical books. Previous Speaking Experience: Ron has spoken at the Nashville Cybersecurity Summit; Brightalk Virtual fireside chat: The state of data security; and CyberSummit USA.
Session: Improving Data Lake Security
Senior Account Executive at Armis
Nicolas has been working in the field of information technology since 1997 and information security since 2002. As a sales manager, sales representative, trainer, and experienced counselor, he has demonstrated expertise in the development of solutions for information security governance and compliance programs. He has a great ability to build and manage cross-functional teams to achieve business objectives. He acquired the knowledge of developing information security strategies always with a view on improving productivity and profitability for his customers. Founding member and manager of Callio Technologies in 2002, Nicolas pioneered the adoption of the ISO-17799 standard (BS-7799) in Québec. In 2006, Nicolas joined the Bell Canada’s team as a security specialist; this position allowed him, by leveraging his deep understanding of the information security market reality, to evaluate a multitude of technologies and services to help customers meet their security needs, obligations, and risk mitigation objectives with innovative solutions in line with their budgets. In April 2014, he joined Check Point Software Technologies as a Strategic Account Manager in Toronto. Nicolas is currently working as a Regional Sales Manager at Armis since March 2020. In 2020, Nicolas developed a personal interest in Blockchain technology by completing multiple certificates from the University of Buffalo, Duke University and University of California (Irvine).
Network Segmentation Sales at Forescout Technologies Inc.
Product Marketing Leader - IAM, IoT & Directory Services
Jeff is passionate about securing identities of all types – human and machine. He is a seasoned professional with broad experience in access control, cryptography, biometrics, virtualization, cloud, mobile and network security. Having spent much of his career in cyber security and identity, he has worked for leading companies in this space including RSA and HID Global. He finds his true calling bringing new and innovative solutions to market that ultimately enable us to interact and do more online. Jeff holds both CISSP and CCSP certifications.
VP Business Solutions at Devolutions
VP Global Services, LogPoint
Doron has over 20 years of experience in IT security and telecommunications, leading him to coin the term “full scope incident”. Before starting SecBI, he held operational and P&L responsibilities for RSA’s EMEA professional security services practices. In this role, Doron worked with some of the world’s largest security teams and helped them to establish the systems and business processes at the heart of their incident response operations. He previously held product management and technical positions at Cyota, Beyond Security, Schema, and Amdocs. Doron led SecBI’s business development, and marketing. Doron has recently joined LogPoint as VP Global Services. Doron is a big believer in Stephen Covey’s seven habits and lectures on motivation. He is a CISSP and holds an MBA and a BSc in Computer Science. Fun fact: In his spare time, Doron is a home brew master, producing beer with precision and innovative flavors.
Director Pentesting Services at GoSecure
Laurent Desaulniers the director of Pentesting services at GoSecure. He has over 15 years of experience in offensive security and attack simulation. In addition to his experience in intrusion, Mr. Desaulniers had the opportunity to teach at ÉTS, HEC and the École polytechnique de Montréal. Laurent has been a speaker around the world, presenting at several conferences such as RSA, Red Team Summit, NorthSec, NCFTA, CQSI, Hackfest and many others. In his hobbies, Mr. Desaulniers is interested in crochet techniques, magic and pickpocketing.
PhD student, School of Criminology at the University of Montreal
Vicky Desjardins is a Ph.D student at the School of Criminology at the University of Montreal. Vicky focuses in her thesis on the coevolution of cyberattacks and countermeasures. Her thesis project includes using game theory principales to analyze the coevolution of mains cyberattacks and countermeasure employed. She is also working on identifying patterns of collusions in public contracts and previously worked on identifying offline strategies of contact sex solicitors. Her research interests lay in risk assessment and cybersecurity.
Researcher at the Stratosphere laboratory at the CVUT
Maria Jose Erquiaga is a malware researcher from Argentina. Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Stratosphere laboratory at the CVUT, in Prague, Czech Republic and as a team leader of the Aposemat project, a joint project between the Stratosphere laboratory and Avast. Maria’s work has been focused on executing and analysing malware. Maria joined the Cognitive Intelligence team of Cisco Systems as a junior threat researcher in April 2021. Maria has spoken at CACIC, ArgenCon, SIGCOMM, BotConf, WACCO, NotPink, Defcon, BlackHat and Ekoparty.
Director of IT Risk and Security Governance at Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Andrew Faber is the Director, IT Security Risk Management at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), operator of Toronto Pearson International, Canada’s largest airport. Andrew is responsible for the GTAA’s information security services organization and oversees the team that not only develops the organization’s information security strategy and roadmap, but also manages delivery of that strategy through IT Security governance and awareness training. A key element of Andrew’s role consists of ensuring that an appropriate cyber security incident response plan is both in place and well aligned with the airport’s overall incident response plan. Throughout his career, Andrew has successfully developed and delivered information security roadmaps for a number of organizations across multiple industries, including financial services, health care, retail and telecommunications. Andrew holds both a CISSP certification from ISC2 and an ABCP certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute in Canada. Prior to joining the GTAA, Andrew was the Director of Information Security for Aimia (Aeroplan) responsible for the company’s Canadian business units. Andrew has also specialized in the Payment Card Industry Compliance program as a certified auditor.
Network malware researcher and Assistant Professor
Sebastian Garcia is a network malware researcher and Assistant Professor that has extensive experience in machine learning applied to network traffic. He created the Stratosphere IPS project, a machine learning-based, free software IPS to protect the civil society. He likes to analyze network patterns and attacks with machine learning. As a researcher in the AIC group of Czech Technical University in Prague, he believes that free software and machine learning tools can help better protect users from abuse of their digital rights. He has been teaching in several countries and Universities and working on penetration testing for both corporations and governments. He was lucky enough to speak at Ekoparty, DeepSec, Hacktivity, Botconf, Hacklu, InBot, SecuritySessions, ECAI, CitizenLab, ArgenCon, Free Software Foundation Europe, VirusBulletin, BSides Vienna, HITB Singapore, CACIC, etc. As a co-founder of the MatesLab hackspace he is a free software advocate that worked on honeypots, malware detection, distributed scanning (dnmap) keystroke dynamics, Bluetooth analysis, privacy protection, intruder detection, robotics, microphone detection with SDR (Salamandra) and biohacking.
Director of Cloud Products, Tufin
Sattwik is the Director of Cloud Products at Tufin. Prior to working at Tufin, Sattwik helped enterprises with their digital transformation journey into the cloud while working for companies like Oracle, Ribbon Communications, and most recently for a cloud-native security startup, Privafy Inc. At Tufin, Gavli continues to work with Fortune 1000 companies to accelerate their adoption of security policy management in cloud.
Cyber Security Consultant – Linkbynet – Part of Accenture
Éric G. Hébert
Vice President, CISO Québecor Média inc.
CISO and Vice-President of Quebecor, which includes Videotron, Quebecor Media and TVA, among others, Éric Hébert has extensive experience in team leadership, cybersecurity program management, risk management and governance. Wherever it goes, it strives to instill cultural change that is conducive to information security and to mitigate divergent views. His pragmatic approach is appreciated by the CEOs, Directors and other VPs he works with. In a career of more than 25 years, he is most often found as a CISO, trusted advisor or lecturer. He maintains a regular presence in the information security community and regularly shares his experiences and opinions during conferences and interviews.
Deputy CTO & CISO, BeyondTrust
Christopher Hills has 15+ years’ experience as a Senior Security and Architecture Engineer operating in highly sensitive environments. Chris started with BeyondTrust after his most recent role leading a Privileged Access Management (PAM) team as a Technical Director within a Fortune 500 organization. In his current position, he has responsibilities as a Senior Solutions Architect consulting on PAM implementations and reports to the Office of the CTO/CISO as an acting Deputy.
Senior Director and Head of Product Marketing
Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet
Mr. Lakhani creates technical security strategies and leads security implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Industries of focus include healthcare providers, educational institutions, financial institutions and government organizations. Aamir has designed offensive counter-defense measures for the US Department of Defense and national intelligence agencies. He has also assisted organizations with safeguarding IT and physical environments from attacks perpetrated by underground cybercriminal groups. Under the pseudonym Dr. Chaos, Aamir also operates the popular security social media blog at DrChaos.com. In its recent list of 46 Federal Technology Experts to Follow on Twitter, Forbes magazine described Aamir Lakhani as “a blogger, InfoSec specialist, superhero…and all-around good guy.”
Business information security officer, Desjardins group
Sébastien Lapointe recently joined the Desjardins Group in a new role as the business information security officer (BISO) of IT. A financial cooperative that manages $229 billion requires uncompromising security and in his role one Sebastien’s main responsibility is to implement the security operating model for the IT business sector. Prior to that, he was working for the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) as the Chief Architecture and Information Security Officer where he leads a multidisciplinary team of experts specialized in IT and OT technology. Sebastien has over 20 years of experience in the field of information security and risk management. His career started in the public sector working for the government of Canada as an IT security analyst. Strong from this experience he tackled the consulting business working with big IT firms and financial institutions. His work was mainly focused on building IT security architecture and IT security threat and risk assessments. He also co-founded CyberAction Canada a non-profit organization seeking to provide research and awareness on the secure usage of information and communication technology to protect the dignity and the personal integrity of children on the Internet. He holds multiple security certifications and a Specialized Graduate Diploma in IT governance, audit and security from Sherbrooke University.
Director of Vulnerability Management at Gosecure
Award-winning changemaker & Cofounder of We Open Tech
CISO, Head of Cloud Strategy at Netskope
Shamla Naidoo brings a rare mix of global business experience, technical knowledge and legal expertise to her numerous roles. She is currently the head of Cloud Strategy and Innovation at Netskope. She is also an independent director at multiple public and private companies. She was recently a Managing Partner at IBM where she advised CEOs, board directors, and executives on how to ensure digital transformation, innovation and strategic risk management co-exist while creating business value. Prior to that Shamla was IBM’s Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where she was accountable for the protection of the worlds largest Intellectual Property portfolio and IBMs global technology estate. After 25 years as an engineer and technologist, Shamla acquired a Jurisdoctor degree and is licensed to practice law. She teaches multiple courses in Information Technology, Security and Privacy law at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Law and she coaches a number of Security and Technology executives.
Senior Staff Researcher and Academic Program Director within VMware Research
David Ott is a Senior Staff Researcher and Academic Program Director within VMware Research. VMware’s Academic Program is the external research arm of VMware, bringing together top academic researchers and company technical leaders to better understand disruptive technology trends and to explore new areas of innovation. Ott works on a range of topics at the intersection of security and systems and is a Ph.D. graduate in computer science from UNC Chapel Hill. He has spoken at the International Cryptographic Module Conference; Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer Science Speaker Series; Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research; the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) virtual workshop on Considerations in Migrating to Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms and RSA Conference.
Security Researcher at GoSecure
Masarah Paquet-Clouston is a PhD candidate in criminology, a security researcher at GoSecure and a collaborator of the Stratosphere IPS project. She is also part of the outreach committee for the NorthSec organization. With her background in economics, criminology, and now cybersecurity, she specializes in the study of online economic crime. She presented at various international conferences including Black Hat USA, DEFCON, RSA, CERT-EU, Sector, NorthSec, and Virus Bulletin.
Senior manager of data science at Secureworks
Serge-Olivier Paquette is the senior manager of data science at Secureworks. His research focuses on the ability to infer, through machine learning, the context of security events from incomplete information. He also serves as President for Northsec, a non-profit organization that hosts a series of world-class technical cyber security events, held annually in Montreal.
Cyber Security Team Leader and Consultant, Linkbynet – Part of Accenture
Sr. Director, Analytics & Investigations, ZeroFox
Olga Polishchuk is a security and intelligence professional with over a decade of experience in executive security, open source intelligence, threat & risk assessments, and a wide array of physical and information security investigations. Olga serves as the Senior Director in the Threat Analysis and Investigations Unit at ZeroFox, focusing on tactical investigations, threat assessments, and strategic intelligence. In her current position, she acutely focuses on expanding organizations’ understanding of the potential and emerging threats and aids in real-time operational and strategic decisions.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, Akamai Technologies
Aparna Rayasam, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, is responsible for Akamai’s Application Security business within the Security Technology Group. She is responsible for leading product management, business development, engineering, research, data science, and operations for Akamai’s Application Security portfolio. Previously, she served as Vice President, Web Security Engineering, where she was responsible for all research and development of Akamai’s web security portfolio. In her career at Akamai, she has held several engineering and product leadership roles and was responsible for the development and launch of several Akamai products, including Akamai’s award-winning web application firewall, Kona Site Defender, Client Reputation, and Bot Manager. Prior to joining Akamai in 2006, she held several engineering leadership roles at Oracle and Adobe. Rayasam holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Science from Bangalore University, India. She has also participated in several executive education programs at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is a board member of several nonprofit organizations in the Boston metropolitan area.
Vice President, Security Solutions, Keysight Technologies
Scott Register has more than 15 years of experience leading product management and go-to-market activities for global technology companies. In his current role, he is tasked with bringing new security solutions to market across Keysight’s broad solution portfolio. Prior his current role, Scott was vice president of product management leading the development of new Ixia products in the areas of Security, Virtualization and Cloud. Earlier, Scott spearheaded the company’s visibility product line. Prior to Ixia, he led product management at BreakingPoint Systems where he was responsible for the industry’s highest rated network performance, security, and resiliency testing equipment, before the company was acquired by Ixia.
Head of Security at Finaptic
Guillaume has been working in IT and security for way too long by now. Having built security programs for companies of all sizes, worked in vendor organizations on the security and product management side and through years of consulting, he likes to keep it fresh by alternating between working internally, securing companies, and working for companies in the security industry. As the Head of Security for a brand new Fintech startup, he is currently learning a lot about managing security in an agile environment where security is an extremely high priority. Guillaume is a frequent conference speaker, alternating between technical/blue-team topics as well as security management topics. Guillaume is also a Pluralsight trainer, producing cyber security training around topics such as network security monitoring, SOC operations, osquery, cloud security and more.
Core Mentor for Defcon's Blue Team Village
Mathieu Saulnier is a “Security Enthusiast” and a Core Mentor for Defcon’s Blue Team Village. He is currently “Sr Manager Incident Response” at Syntax where focuses on Incident Response, Threat Hunting and Adversary Detection. In the last 2 decades, he worked for one of the largest carrier in Canada as Sr Security Architect and held numerous positions as a consultant within several of Quebec’s largest institutions. Since 2020 he took his mentoring engagement to the next level by joining the Blue Team Village Mentor Program. He loves to give talks and has had the honor to do so at Derbycon, SANS DFIR Summit, Defcon’s BTV, NorthSec, GrayHat, GoSec and some BSides.
Cyber Threat Analyst, ZeroFox
Lewis joined ZeroFox in 2020 and is based out of London, England. He previously worked for Deloitte and the UK Civil Service, producing strategic analysis for the highest levels of the UK Government and serving as a subject matter expert in the Defence and Security space.
Ajay K. Sood
Country Manager - Canada, Rapid7
With over 20 years of real-life, in-the-trenches business experience in the IT security space, Ajay is a seasoned veteran when it comes to introducing disruptive security technology to the Canadian market. He currently serves as the Canadian Country Manager at Rapid7, where he is empowering clients to defend themselves from the pervasive threats to traditional and cloud infrastructures with best in class solutions and services. A seasoned leader, speaker and author, Ajay has enabled his clients to stay ahead of the curve in architecting and operating their cyber security defences. You can find him on LinkedIn and Twitter at @akssecure.
Ajay K. Sood has been published and quoted by numerous news sources (CTV, Global News, Financial Post, Reuters, The Hill Times, POLITICO, IT World Canada, etc.) Ajay has spoken and panelled at SecTOR and has sat on panels for Thompson Reuters and others, and is the Editor of Canadian Cybersecurity 2018 and 2020.
Master’s student, School of Criminology at the University of Montreal
Traian Toma is a master’s candidate in criminology at the at the University of Montreal. During his schooling, he developed a keen interest in studying the link between classical criminological theories and cybercrime/cybersecurity issues. Today, the majority of his projects attempt to combine theoretical innovation in criminology with social utility for cybersecurity practitioners. Based on ideas typically reserved for cognitive sciences, he was able to propose several avenues of intervention to prevent, detect and respond to the compromise of identities within Desjardins Group.
Yohan Trépanier Montpetit
Chief Product Officer, Flare systems
For over 10 years, Yohan has led technical teams to reach ambitious goals on innovative projects. From building autonomous robotic vehicles to creating immersive, real-word guest experiences, he has led software teams on projects worldwide, from New York to Abu Dhabi. As Cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Flare Systems, he brings a broad technological background to develop innovative Cyber Threat Intelligence and Digital Risk Protection solutions to solve real-world business challenges.
Cyber Threat Intelligence, Recorded Future
Session: Come to the Dark Side
Enterprise Sales Engineer, Immersive Labs
Jeffrey Wu serves as an Enterprise Sales Engineer for Immersive Labs, helping organizations to optimize their cyber workforces to meet ever-evolving threats. Prior to Immersive Labs, Jeffrey held Engineering roles at VMware, Carbon Black, and United Electronic Industries. Jeffrey graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Electrical Engineering.