Dr. Dorit Dor
Vice President, Products for Check Point Software Technologies
CISO and Director of Cyber Security at Hydro Québec
SVP & GM, Data Security Imperva
VP Business Solutions at Devolutions
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.
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.
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
Business information security officer, Desjardins group
Award-winning changemaker & Cofounder of We Open Tech
Security Researcher at GoSecure
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.
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.
Senior Staff Researcher and Academic Program Director within VMware Research
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer for Ovare Group
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.