Head of Global Cyber Threat Intelligence, Experian
Sarah M Sabotka is the Head of Global Cyber Threat Intelligence at Experian, where she and her team have worked an array of cyber investigations within the organization’s Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC).
Sarah took an unconventional path to get into Information Security; prior experience includes investigating Internet-based animal cruelty cases, both domestic and international, for an animal protection agency located in North America.
She is a graduate of the Utica College master’s in cybersecurity program, specializing in Digital Forensics and Threat Intelligence and is particularly interested in third party and supply chain threats.
Sarah is most proud of the work she’s done developing the CTI team at Experian into what it is today.
Dr Gilad Rosner
Founder, IoT Privacy Forum; Expert in Public Policy of IoT & Identity Management; Privacy and Technology Policy Researcher
Dr Gilad Rosner is a privacy and information policy researcher and the founder of the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a crossroads for industry, regulators, academics, government and privacy advocates to discuss the privacy challenges of the IoT. The Forum’s mission is to produce guidance, analysis and best practices to help industry and government to reduce privacy risk and innovate responsibly in the domain of connected devices.
Gilad’s broader work focuses on the IoT, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, and online trust. His research has been used by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly and the BBC. Gilad is an internationally invited speaker and has given talks at industry conferences, universities, and government agencies, including the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gilad has a 20-year career in IT, having worked with identity management technology, digital media, automation and telecommunications.
Gilad is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, which provides independent analysis and guidance on Government digital initiatives and is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, an Affiliate Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity and has consulted on trust issues for the UK government’s identity assurance programme, Verify.gov.
Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager, BT
Daniyal is an experienced Cybersecurity Professional with vast experience in cyber threat research, focused on complex cybercriminal and nation-state threat actors.
Daniyal has specialized in building and leading Cyber Incident Response and Threat Intelligence global programs.
He is a critical thinker, a MITRE contributor, an astute problem solver, and an effective translator between technical and non-technical entities in Cybersecurity.
He holds a master’s degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), and is CISSP and CCSP certified.
Senior Sales Engineer, Sophos
With 15 years of experience in a variety of technical IT roles, and with a passion for anything tech-related, Kosta joined Sophos 2 years ago with the view to help organisations (big or small) face the ever-evolving security threats that continue to disrupt the digital world.
Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace
Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Country Manager, HP Inc
A graduate from DCU in Computer Applications, Neil he has over a decade experience in various management roles across the HP business and is currently Country Manager for Ireland. Neil is passionate about HP brand innovations and the strong re-invention spirit, which support customers ambitions delivering premium value, and tangible world class solutions. Neil is an active member of Ibec, Chambers Ireland and a professional member of the Irish Computer Society.
Global Compliance & Security Architect, Compass Group
Hugh is currently Global Compliance & Security Architect at Compass Group PLC, where his is responsible for the global IT controls framework and recommending security controls through identifying solutions that support business objectives. Before joining Compass Group, Hugh worked as a cybersecurity consultant.
Hugh is a risk and compliance expert with strong strategy and transformation capacities, gained in multiple industries where he has introduced change, improved financial performance, built strong stakeholder relations, and substantially increased customer satisfaction.
Hugh’s business-focused approach to risk has allowed him to effectively engage internal and external stakeholders to drive change and improve security.
Product Marketing Director- Cyber, Interos
Stuart Phillips is the product marketing director for cyber at Interos, the leader in operational resilience. He is responsible for working with the CISO community focused on supply chain security. Stuart has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, networking, and unified communications working with end-users worldwide in the military, government, and financial markets, covering all security aspects. He completed his B.S. in Computer Science in California and MBA in Singapore. Stuart has previously held leadership positions with prominent security vendors and ran a U.S. Air Force sub-contractor for Lockheed Martin developing software to optimize highly degraded military satellite data networks.
Executive Director, Enterprise Cybersecurity & Risk (ECR), Global Head of Application Security Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Les Correia leads the evangelization of Estée Lauder’s Application Security to support strategic initiatives in application modernization, DevSecOps, AI, and multi-cloud adoption. He wears many hats with a mission of protecting Estée Lauder’s critical assets from the risk of a security breach.
Before joining Estee Lauder, he held Senior/Advisory roles providing thought leadership at AT&T, Lucent, INS (now BT Professional services), Vis.align/Forté, Mannai, Digital, and numerous other organizations in the US, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Brazil, and India.
Previous roles have encompassed security-related Advisory/Consulting, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Audit, Governance, and Operational Support. His experience through the years also covered Systems analysis, Programming, Systems/Network integration, Project/engagement support, IT Strategy assessments, Service/Methodology development, Security practice start-up, and Business to Technical alignment reviews.
He is regularly invited to speak at various security conferences as a thought leader, has written several security papers, and contributed to and authored several security books.
He serves on the Rutgers University, Pace University, and VCs Cyber Security Advisory Boards. He continues to broaden his knowledge pursuing forums, exhaustive certifications, professional development, and training in the field, including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CBCP, CIPP, CIPP/C, CDPSE, GCFA, GLEG, NSA-IAM/IEM, CCSK, CSWAE, CEH, COBIT, ITIL Expert, Six Sigma Green belt, PMP, etc.
Global Privacy Transformation & ED&I Lead, Unilever
As a Management Consultant, Transformation Professional, qualified NLP Practitioner, Certified Coach, ED&I and strategic advisor, Sukhdeep Randhawa works with both organisations and individuals on their transformation journeys; be that people, process or culture-related globally.
Sukh is Unilever’s Global Privacy transformation and ED&I lead, she has set up the risk-based privacy and governance programme and is cultivating a culture of privacy. She has designed and managed several global awareness campaigns and training programmes.
Sukh takes a risk based approach to everything she does and understands that strong governance foundations allow for the innovative value of data to be unlocked.
Sukh has recently completed a Building Organisational Cultures accreditation from Harvard business school so that she can use academic business models to support the creation of a culture of Privacy globally.
She draws upon her extensive global experience which means she understands and respects the value that diversity brings to business and her inclusive personality allows her to raise the importance of privacy and governance in a way that makes sense to the end audience. Her excellent relationship building skills and ability to work with ambiguity and constant change allows her to react to ever-changing regulations and changes within the risk and governance space.
Senior Director Mobile Security Threat Intelligence, Lookout
Tom has over 20 years of experience in IT and over 10 years specialising in the area of IT
security. Prior to joining Lookout, Tom held multiple technical positions with security and mobility vendors such as Symantec and Check Point. Tom also has 3 years of dedicated Mobile Security expertise and has helped multiple customers with their mobility strategies and needs.
Director, Solutions Marketing, BlackBerry
Baldeep (Bal) has been in BlackBerry for 16 years, predominantly in a Technology Leadership role. Bal recently made the move to Product Marketing where he is responsible for Industry and Solutions Marketing.
Bal steadily built up a team of technical sales experts over the course of seven years, playing a key part in the restructuring of BlackBerry from being a fully channel focussed business to incorporating a direct model and then helping the pivot from a device-centric business to software & services. Bal also played a key part in the integration of Good Technology; taking the EMEA lead role in the process.
Throughout his career at BlackBerry, Bal has championed a relationship based, customer-first approach to his work which ties in well with his passion for technology and helping customers and partners manage risk through the use of technology.
Bal holds a Bachelors degree in Physics with Astronomy from UCL, and an MBA from the Open University. He is a keen photographer and astronomer and likes to play Golf when he gets the opportunity.
CISSP, CISA, CRISC, VP Vice President, Strategy & Risk, RiskRecon
Jonathan has been a third-party risk practitioner since 2004. He is co-founder and former president of the Third-Party Risk Association.
He has deep experience building and running third-party risk programs in finance and healthcare. He started with RiskRecon in April, 2020.
CIPP/E, CIPM Senior Solutions Engineer, OneTrust
Sandrine Lagrange serves as a Senior Privacy Solutions Engineer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security and trust technology platform. In her role, Sandrine advises companies large and small on EU GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil LGPD, and hundreds of the world’s privacy laws, focused on formulating efficient and effective responses to data protection requirements as well as building and scaling privacy programmes. Sandrine is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CPP/E and CIPM) and has worked in technology for the last 15 years.
General Manager, EMEA, Protegrity
Alasdair Anderson has spent over 20 years working with data technology. Alasdair has spent much of his career in Financial Services with the likes of HSBC, Nordea, ABN AMRO, JP Morgan, RBS and BNP Paribas. Alasdair now runs the EMEA region for Protegrity. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Alasdair now resides in Amsterdam. In recognition of his achievements within industry, Alasdair was appointed to the Global Scot Network by Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland in 2017.
Group Head of Operational Resilience, Aviva
Lee has over 20 years of experience in business continuity recovery and resilience and is currently Group Head of Operational Resilience at Aviva Plc.
Before recently joining Aviva Plc, Lee held several recovery and resilience roles at Barclays Bank Plc which, for 15 years these, ranged from supporting recovery and resilience for UK Banking, leading the global crisis and near-miss function and playing a prominent role in the definition and delivery of the global resilience transformation programme.
Lee has also held roles for a number of organisations in both the public and private sector, from small independent operations to large multi-national corporations.
He spent six years in Hong Kong, as a Director at Credit Suisse, during which time he was responsible for the roll-out of the Asia Pacific segment of a Global Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery remediation programme.
Prior to moving into Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Lee worked as a systems auditor and IT security consultant.
Lee has previously been a representative on the Prince of Wales Trust Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) Leadership Team, Chair of the IBM Resilience Community and Chair of the SunGard AS European Client Advisory Board.
Monica M. Minkel
VP, Executive Risk Enterprise Leader, Holmes Murphy & Associates
As a Vice President and the Executive Risk Enterprise Leader in our Property Casualty division, Monica Minkel oversees the Executive Risk strategy at the enterprise level.
Her team provides assessment, review, and execution on client strategies for large and complex Executive Risk opportunities. Our Executive Risk Enterprise educates and provides thought leadership (both internally and externally) related to Executive Risk policies. Executive Risk products include Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Fiduciary Liability, Crime, Kidnap & Ransom, Employed Lawyers, Professional Liability, Cyber, and Transactional Risk.
Prior to joining Holmes Murphy, Monica held Senior Vice President positions at both USI and Poms & Associates. She was also an Assistant Vice President, Financial Services at Lockton, and a Management Liability underwriter at AIG. Additionally, Monica spent five years in commercial banking prior to joining the insurance community.
Active in the industry, Monica was the Chair of the Southwest Chapter of PLUS until 2019 (serving on the committee from 2014 to 2019). She also served on the FinTech Advisory Board for the University of South Florida.
An accomplished writer, Monica has published two books: “Five Secrets of Million Dollar Producers” and “Tracking Turtles.” She has frequently written or interviewed for articles in publications like Property Casualty 360, Corporate Responsibility, Westlaw, and the Wall Street Journal. Monica regularly teaches insurance-related CE classes and hosts webinars.
Lead Cyber Security Researcher, BeyondTrust
James Maude is the Lead Cyber Security Researcher at BeyondTrust. James has broad experience in security research, conducting in-depth analysis of malware and cyber threats to identify attack vectors and trends in the evolving security landscape. His background in forensic computing and active involvement in the security research community makes him an expert voice on cybersecurity. He regularly presents at international events and hosts webinars to discuss threats and defense strategies.
RVP Solutions Engineering, BeyondTrust
Karl Lankford is the Regional Vice President, Solutions Engineering for BeyondTrust, where he has worked for 7 years. A highly capable security leader, Karl has acquired a wide range of security experience and knowledge over the last decade, working across multiple industries. Karl is a regular speaker at industry conferences, delivering disruptive technical and strategic thought-leadership insight to the international cybersecurity community.
Executive Partner, IBM
With more than 30 years of experience in IT and Security, Ray Stanton is a Partner at IBM, focusing on helping organisations around the globe to improve their security posture.
As a Security leader, Ray held positions such as: SVP/Group CSO at TDC Group in Denmark, Interim Group CiSO at National Grid and Head of Information Security for British Aerospace (Airbus).
Ray is also a recognised Business Executive Leader, and spent 11 years at BT in different roles including: Executive Vice President of BT Advise – BTs Systems Integration and Professional Services Unit, – where Ray remained a security & risk advisor; Executive Global Head of BT’s Business Continuity, Security and Governance Capability Unit (BCS&G), where he was also responsible for four Global Chief Security Officers (CSOs) who, with him, managed the risk and security posture in BT’s line of businesses.
Ray is a recognised industry expert, has authored many articles and has appeared on BBC Breakfast Business News, BBC World Business Report and CNBC Europe/Middle East.
Ray has been involved in a number of industry programmes and Advisory Boards such as ‘Partnering for Cyber Resilience’ for the World Economic Forum; the Advisory Board for the prestigious Information Security Forum and its ‘350’ Forbes corporate and public member organisations. Ray has advised the Governors of the Bank of England, presented alongside the Secretary General of NATO and the First Minister for Wales on security-related topics.
Ray is also proud founder of the White Hat Ball, an annual fundraising event which raised over £195k in 2020 for charity.
The industry has recognised his contribution on many occasions: Ray was voted the third most influential person in Information Security in the UK, October 2010 (SC Magazine), won the “Unsung Security Hero Award” for UK Critical National Infrastructure 2017 and was in the final selection of “CISO Supremo” 2019.
Currently focussing on his NED, Board Advisor & Charity roles, before his next adventure begins (TBA). After two years in the Nordics as SVP/Group CSO at TDC Group in Denmark, where Ray was accountable to define and deliver the strategy and protection programmes for TDC as Critical National Infrastructure provider.
Ray has worked in communications, information technology and security for more than 30 years. Prior to taking on his last role at TDC, Ray was Interim Group CiSO at National Grid; an international electricity and gas transmission provider. Ray has also held roles at Interoute and was Executive Vice President of BT Advise – BTs Systems Integration and Professional Services Unit. Ray remained a security & risk advisor during this time. Prior to that, Ray was Executive Global Head of BT’s Business Continuity, Security and Governance Capability Unit (BCS&G). Additional accountabilities made Ray responsible for four Global Chief Security Officers (CSOs) who with Ray managed the risk and security posture in BT’s line of businesses.
An experienced and recognised practitioner, particularly in the use and implementation of standards such as ISO27001 and incident management procedures; Ray remains a security and business advisor to a number of different organisations.
During his career, Ray has also run consulting and managed services, worked in both government and commercial organisations and undertaken roles from business and project management to security leadership.
Before joining BT in 2004, Ray was head of UK security services for Unisys and Head of Information Security for British Aerospace (Airbus), working primarily on commercial projects such Airbus & Nimrod. Ray also served in the UK Armed Forces for just under nine years.
Taking his time at British Aerospace as an example, Ray managed a team that provided extensive support to the company on all security matters.
Ray established the company’s information security group and was responsible for the introduction of production level secure e-mail and company-wide intrusion monitoring and detection systems at a time when these were leading edge ‘futures’.
During his career, Ray has inked many articles on the subject and also appeared on BBC Breakfast Business News and BBC World Business Report on fraud controls and behaviour, and CNBC Europe/Middle East on business continuity impacts for the financial services industry. Ray has advised the Governors of the Bank of England on the impact of ‘Security’ to the UK Economy, presented alongside the Secretary General of NATO on Cyber Risk for Lloyds of London, and the First Minister for Wales on Business and Civil Resilience.
As a result of these contributions, SC Magazine voted Ray the third most influential person in Information Security in the UK, October 2010 and the Unsung Security Hero award for UK Critical National Infrastructure 2017 & in the final selection of CISO Supremo 2019.
Ray has been involved in a number of industry programmes and Advisory Boards such as ‘Partnering for Cyber Resilience’ for the World Economic Forum; the Advisory Board for the prestigious Information Security Forum and its ‘350’ Forbes corporate and public member organisations.
Ray has held numerous Non-Executive Director roles and was educated in Bristol, England; holding a BA in Business Studies.