JOHANNESBURG
21 - 25 May 2018

CAPE TOWN
28 & 29 May 2018

Keynotes

Below are your confirmed international keynote speakers for ITWeb Security Summit 2018.

O’Shea Bowens, security operations expert, Novartis O’Shea Bowens security operations expert, Novartis
security operations expert, Novartis

O'Shea Bowens is an information security enthusiast with a decade of information security experience. He currently acts as a security operations expert for Novartis, where his primary focus is incident response, malware analysis, and blue teaming functions. O'Shea has worked and consulted for companies and clients in the federal government and US and international firms in various information security roles, including security analyst, incident response, network and systems forensics, and network engineering. In his spare time, Bowens enjoys snowboarding and teaching his baby daughter to hack the planet.

O’Shea Bowens, security operations expert, Novartis
Rodrigo Branco, senior principal security researcher, Intel Corporation Rodrigo Branco senior principal security researcher, Intel Corporation
senior principal security researcher, Intel Corporation

Branco is based in Intel's Security Centre of Excellence, where he leads the Client Core and BIOS Teams. He is the founder of the Dissect || PE Malware Analysis Project and has held positions as director of Vulnerability & Malware Research at Qualys and chief security researcher at Check Point, where he founded the Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and released dozens of vulnerabilities in many important software. In 2011, Branco was honoured as one of the top vulnerability contributors of Adobe. Branco is also one of the organisers of the Hackers to Hackers Conference (H2HC), the oldest ongoing security research conference in Latin America. He has spoken at relevant security research events across the world, such as Black Hat (USA), Hack in the Box (Malaysia and UAE), XCon (China), OLS (Canada), Defcon (USA), Hackito (France), Zero Nights (Russia), Troopers (Germany) and published several papers .

Rodrigo Branco, senior principal security researcher, Intel Corporation
Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer, F-Secure Mikko Hypponen chief research officer, F-Secure
chief research officer, F-Secure

Mikko Hypponen has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991.

Hypponen has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. His team took down the worldwide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, he named the infamous Storm Worm and he has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm.

Hypponen has assisted law enforcement in USA, Europe and Asia on cyber crime cases. He has written for magazines such as Scientific American and Foreign Policy, and for newspapers like The New York Times.

Hypponen has addressed the most important security-related conferences worldwide. He is also an inventor for several patents, including US patent 6,577,920 "Computer virus screening". He has been the subject of dozens of interviews in global TV and print media, including in Vanity Fair.

Hypponen, born in 1969, was selected among the 50 most important people on the Web by the PC World magazine. He also received the Virus Bulletin Award, awarded every 10 years, as "best in industry".

Apart from computer security issues, Hypponen enjoys collecting and restoring classic arcade video games and pinball machines from past decades.

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer, F-Secure
 Jayson Street infosec ranger, Pwnie Express
infosec ranger, Pwnie Express

Street is the author of Dissecting the Hack. He is also the DEFCON Group's global coordinator. He has also spoken at DEFCON, DerbyCon, UCON and at several other CONs and colleges on a variety of information security subjects. His life story can be found on Google under Jayson E Street. He is a highly carbonated speaker who has partaken of pizza from Beijing to Brazil. He does not expect anybody to still be reading this far, but if they are, please note, he was chosen as one of Time's persons of the year for 2006.

April C. Wright, senior security and compliance manager, Verizon Wirelin April C. Wright Senior manager: information security and compliance, Verizon (USA)
Senior manager: information security and compliance, Verizon (USA)

Wright is an author, teacher, community leader, and hacker who has been a generalist for the last twenty years plus, breaking, making, fixing, and defending "all the things" while playing security roles on offensive, defensive, operational, and development teams throughout her career. She travels the globe teaching others about information security, which includes protecting both personal privacy and important assets to make the digital components that impact our lives safer and more secure. Wright has been a speaker and contributor for some of the largest and most prestigious security conferences in the world, including BlackHat, Defcon, and DerbyCon, as well as cyber security organisations such as OWASP and ISSA.

April C. Wright, senior security and compliance manager, Verizon Wirelin

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