Speakers

Keynote

Cindi Carter

Cindi Carter

Chief Information Security Officer at Check Point

Cindi Carter is a global, multi-industry Cybersecurity and Information Technology Executive with more than 15 years of experience as a transformational leader for both startups and enterprises. Cindi’s expertise includes building Cybersecurity practices in highly regulated industries, turning strategic goals into actionable outcomes, influencing a “secure from the start” culture, developing secure architecture & engineering platforms, and highly collaborative engagement (C-Suite, Board, Clients and Industry) for managing risk.

At Check Point Software Technologies, Cindi is a Chief Information Security Officer in the Office of the CISO, committed to helping other CISOs achieve success in both strategic and tactical initiatives and contributing to Check Point’s own security practices. Cindi possesses a firm grasp of the challenges surrounding the security, privacy, and risk management landscape, and is a trusted advisor within Check Point as well as for our customers. More recently, Cindi was the CISO for IntSights Cyber Threat Intelligence, where she was responsible for driving the company’s internal security initiatives, as well as serving as an external-facing advisor and subject matter expert in the areas of threat intelligence, cybersecurity resilience and risk management.

Cindi also served as VP and Chief Security Officer at MedeAnalytics, a healthcare analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS) leader; prior to that Cindi was the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Speakers

Chiheb Chebbi

Chiheb Chebbi

Cybersecurity Consultant at Intellisec Solutions

Chiheb Chebbi is a Cybersecurity Consultant at Intellisec Solutions with proficient and thorough experience and a good understanding of information technology. He is specialized in proactive incident response using Microsoft Sentinel. He authored, contributed, and reviewed many information security books. He holds many professional certifications from Microsoft and MITRE (Certified MITRE Defender in 3 areas: Threat intelligence, ATT&CK SOC assessments, and Adversary Emulation). He is a versatile, bilingual professional and a community contributor. In 2021, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award.

Eric Bednash

Eric Bednash

Co-founder and CEO of RackTop Systems

Eric Bednash is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of RackTop Systems, an innovative data security company who pioneered the fusion of active threat defense and detection into a unified file storage platform, an emerging market known today as Cyberstorage.

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 with a simple vision – to enable any organization to protect their data as if it were a national secret. Through his leadership and inventions, he has led the creation of a platform to arm companies with a simplified solution to the most complex Enterprise data protection challenges. RackTop’s technology has been leveraged by numerous organizations spanning a wide variety of global industries – notably in government, energy, financial services, healthcare, higher education, media/advertising, and entertainment.

Prior to 2010, Bednash served as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ross Technologies, a mid-sized consulting firm in the Government IT services space focused on developing mission data systems for the U.S. government and held numerous technical leadership roles as a contractor within the National Security industry. 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 is a Forbes Technology Council member and a contributing writer for VentureBeat, among other publications, and an Advisory Board Member of Mission Link Next, an exclusive organization focused on accelerating innovation and advancing solutions to solve national security threats. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology, Penn State University and Stevenson University, completing both undergraduate and graduate coursework in Business and Technology Management. He resides in Fulton, Maryland with his family, and is an avid musician and wine collector.

Vanessa Henri

Vanessa Henri

Lawyer in cybersecurity and data governance

Vanessa is co-founder of Henri & Wolf. In 2020, she was recognized as one of the most influential women in cybersecurity by IT World Canada, in 2021 in “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers, and in 2022, she received the Women in Leadership Award from SiberX. Vanessa is certified ISOIEC 27701: Senior Lead Implementor and Certified Data Protection Officer.

Prior to joining private practice, Vanessa led the legal department of a multinational cybersecurity firm. She currently teaches at the University of St. Thomas in Florida.

Anusha Iyer

Anusha Iyer

CTO and Co-Founder of Corsha

Anusha Iyer is the CTO and Co-Founder of Corsha. She is a technology leader with over 15 years of experience in security-minded software, analytics, and managed services. A Carnegie Mellon alum, she started in the Washington, DC area at the Naval Research Lab. At NRL, her focus was on reverse engineering and tactical edge networking. Most recently, she was the Director of Software Programs at Galois, Inc., managing DARPA contracts in the areas of privacy, cyber-mission planning, and software diversity. At Corsha, Anusha is passionate about making security accessible, easy to adopt, even self-assuring.

Alexandre-Xavier Labonté-Lamoureux

Alexandre-Xavier Labonté-Lamoureux

Student in Software Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure

Alexandre-Xavier Labonté-Lamoureux is a senior student in Software Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS). He is an open-source software advocate, and he is volunteering in likely-minded students scientific and technology clubs at his university. He has been involved in the cybersecurity community for more than four years, notably in the Delegation of IT Competitions at ÉTS where he has given many workshops on the subject of reverse engineering. While he and his team have been busy winning 1st place at Northsec CTF 2020 and 2nd place at Northsec CTF 2021, Alexandre-Xavier also likes to design challenges, mostly with the goal of teaching and sharing his knowledge. Some of his recent accomplishments include organizing UnitedCTF 2021 where 230 students were introduced to cybersecurity, presenting workshops at Montréhack, mentoring a Canadian team students who participated to the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) and the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC), building the cybersecurity foundations for a DevOps team at Ubisoft Montreal and winning the Cybertalent Trophy from École Cybersécurité for his accomplishments.

Martin Lemay

Martin Lemay

Chief Security Officer at Devolutions Inc.

Martin Lemay is the Chief Security Officer at Devolutions Inc., leading security initiatives from risk management to product security controls. Over the past several years, Martin has acquired a solid technical background as a security professional specialized in penetration testing. operated in most industry sectors from banking, financing and insurance to energy, healthcare, airlines and telecommunications. Martin has also contributed to some open source projects, including the most advanced password cracking software “Hashcat”, where he implemented GPU attacks on Blake2b and Chacha20. He has spoken at various local events and schools in Canada with a focus on offensive security topics.

Mike Milner

Mike Milner

Head of Product Management at Trend Micro

Mike Milner is the Head of Product Management at Trend Micro. He’s experienced the breadth of opportunities technology and data intelligence have created for businesses and governments. Between fighting cybercrime for the Canadian government and working for security agencies overseas, Mike has developed a deep understanding of the global security landscape and how the underground economy dictates hacks and ultimately drives breaches. Prior his current role, Mike was CTO and Co-Founder of IMMUNIO, which was acquired by Trend Micro in 2017. He has also held technical roles with Salesforce, Canonical and the UK and Canadian governments.

Dr. Tim Nedyalkov

Dr. Tim Nedyalkov

Technology Information Security Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Executive Member of the CyberEdBoard Global Community

Dr. Tim Nedyalkov brings over 18 years of multi-industry experience in Information Technology and Cyber Security across Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Middle East. He is a Technology Information Security Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Executive Member of the CyberEdBoard Global Community. Most recently, he established the cyber security practice for the $24 Billion Riyadh Metro transport network, one of the world’s largest public transport infrastructure projects.

He holds a doctorate in Cyber Security/Information Assurance from the University of Fairfax, and a master’s in Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney. His certifications include C|CISO, CISSP, CCSP, CEH, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, ISO 27001 LA, and Agile PM.

Dr. Nedyalkov has been a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at over 30 industry-leading conferences. In addition, he is an active contributor to cyber security industry publications, white papers and community initiatives. He was featured in Top Cyber Magazine, Industrial Cyber, RSA Conference, BankInfoSecurity, InfoRiskToday, and CyberEdBoard Profiles in Leadership. Dr. Nedyalkov has been globally recognized as Cybersecurity Influential Voice and 40 under 40 in Cybersecurity. In addition, he was nominated for the Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2019 in Australia.