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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Prodata - Founded in 1992, is a leading Value Added Distributor of specialised hardware and software solutions across the African Continent and surrounding Indian Ocean Islands. With sound management, a driven sales team and an excellent administrative support system, Prodata is a master in the distribution field.
Darktrace is the world's leading machine learning company for cyber security. The Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up.
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Concilium specialises in providing solutions for security threat mitigation, end to end service visibility and test, certification and maintenance of high speed copper or fibre enterprise and datacentre networks.
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Panda Security is a European based security vendor with a global footprint. Initially focused on the development of antivirus software, the company has since expanded its line of business to advanced cyber-security services with technology for preventing cyber-crime and addressing advanced threats. The Adaptive Defense product family is an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution that addresses the changed threat landscape with a differentiated approach using machine learning and big data. The company is recognized by Gartner as Europe's sole EDR vendor. In 2006, Jeremy Matthews founded Panda's local office in Cape Town, opening the international vendor's first presence on the African continent.
Please visit www.pandasecurity.com/southafrica/intelligence-platform/
Qualys is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 9,300 customers in more than 120 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes and substantial cost savings. The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications on premises, on endpoints and elastic clouds.
Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.
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Risk-X is a global provider of practical and effective Governance, Risk, Training, Audit, Advisory and Assurance services and solutions. When it comes to security and specialist resources we have real world experience across all market sectors and verticals.
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OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
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TechnoChange Solutions recognizes the importance of securing our global customer's data. Building effective systems, improving corporate governance, regulatory compliance, high success rate in strategic ICT project outcomes and enterprise risk management. We are the trusted IT consulting company by our global customers on CyberSecurity strategies, Enterprise Risk Management, public sector policy management, and data protection. Our team consist of highly skilled international management consultants.
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ITWeb’s Brainstorm is a local monthly magazine for decision-makers and other intelligent people. Brainstorm offers content on burning business issues that is fresh, controversial, independent and valuable.
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CareerWeb was launched in 1999 and is the leading ICT job portal that focuses purely on the ICT industry. CareerWeb is commited to providing the best service and value to this specialist niche market. CareerWeb is the career site of sister publication ITWeb. CareerWeb is in a unique position to target ICT professionals. It is the premier career site providing IT professionals with a ‘one-stop shop’ for career opportunities, career and salary advice and CV storage. This makes CareerWeb the perfect place for advertising job vacancies and targeting skilled IT professionals.
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