2nd Cyber Security Conference
Digital innovation helps enterprises to flourish and keep ahead of the competition. Nevertheless, the digital revolution for every company comes with risks and creates new vulnerabilities. Corporate executives need to stay current with today’s cybersecurity challenges. They need to implement strategies with which their organizations can timely identify threats, and create resilience against any form of cyber-attack. The objective of the Cyber Security Conference is to provide insights into setting up, maintaining and improving information security, protection against hybrid threats and protection of critical infrastructure of companies and institutions. This can only be achieved through education on how to prevent, detect and defend against cyberattacks.
IMH’s Cyber Security Conference will bring together experts, policymakers and industry participants to discuss cyber security in a dynamically evolving global environment. It follows last year’s successful conference and takes into account recent developments. Both the pandemic and the war in Ukraine have brought to the forefront new cyber-attack risks on individuals, businesses, and nations. Cypriot companies from all sectors and sizes are invited to participate in the conference. The conference focuses on issues and topics that are pertinent to senior cyber security executives, IT administrators, CEOs, and business executives.
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Therapon is leading DataKnights Ltd, a boutique consulting firm focused on digital acceleration, information security and data privacy. At his early career stages Therapon served IBM as a technical leader for networks and later Logicom Solutions as a Managing Director. Also, during his last years of tenure at Logicom, Therapon, managed the Group’s technology strategy team and has led several digital transformation initiatives across the region. Therapon has extensive experience leading operations and driving digital business both in Europe and the Middle East.
George has more than 25 years of experience in ICT. He holds a B.Eng in Computer Engineering and an MSc in Communications Systems. He worked for more than 14 years for multinational organizations holding various regional senior ICT roles, accountable for the provision of impeccable service, through reorganizations, outsourcing and the implementation/adoption of IT Best Practices. Since 2014, he is leading the Cyprus National Regulatory Authority (OCECPR) for Electronic Communications and Postal Services as well as additionally in 2018, the regulatory authority for Network and Information Security (NIS) for Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs). As part of this responsibility he has setup and operate the National CSIRT. His office is also the coordinating body for the implementation of Cyprus Cybersecurity Strategy as well as to operate the National Coordination Center, responsible to boost research excellence and competitiveness of the country/Union in the field of cybersecurity. As part of his regulatory duties he is a Board member of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the European Cybersecurity Competence Center (ECCC).
Demos Demou is the President of the ISACA’s Cyprus chapter Board, an affiliated member of the ISACA international “Information Systems Audit and Controls Association” (ISACA) and a CEO of Reg4Tech , a new Company offering IT Audit and IT Consulting services. Demos has more than 17 years of experience in IT Audit and IT Consulting, servicing clients of a Big 4 company in Cyprus in the areas of Information Systems (IS) Audits, Security Management reviews, Risk Management, IT Governance, Data Protection and IT Compliance reviews. Demos holds a BSc in Accounting and Management Information Systems and MSc in Information Systems and Operational Research. He also holds professional certifications as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA), ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Approved Trainer by HRDA.
Despina Spanou is the Head of the Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission overseeing the European Union’s policies on security, migration and asylum, health, skills, education, culture and sports. Her work on security consists in coordinating all areas under the heading of the EU Security Union, ranging from counter-terrorism, organised crime and cybersecurity to hybrid threats. Previously, she was Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity at the Directorate-General for Communications Network, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission. In this capacity, Ms Spanou was responsible for the European Union’s cybersecurity policy and law. Ms Spanou has served as a member of the management board of ENISA, and of the Steering Board of the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, bodies and agencies (CERT-EU). She is a founding member of the Women4Cyber initiative and advocate for the need for more cybersecurity experts in Europe. Despina Spanou is a member of the Athens Bar Association and holds a Ph.D. in European law from the University of Cambridge.
Iva Tasheva is the co-founder and cybersecurity lead at CYEN, a family-owned microconsultancy established in Brussels in 2018. She helps public and private sector organisations manage cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance (GRC). She has experience in the public, digital, transport, banking, medical devices and non-profit sectors. She is certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and ISO 27799 Lead Manager. In addition to her work for CYEN, she is a Member of the EU Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA) Ad-Hoc Working Group on Enterprise Security, adviser to Obelis (representation of non-EU based manufacturers in a successful EU Market entry), a Board Member of the DPO Circle (community of GDPR and data security professionals) and adviser to SANA, the South African Norwegian Association.
Chris Dimitriadis is the Chief Global Strategy Officer of ISACA. Previously, he has served ISACA as a volunteer for the past 19 years, as Chair of the board for 2 consecutive terms and as director of the board for 9 terms. Chris is also a former Group CEO of a global gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 42 regulated jurisdictions around the world. He has also served as a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) of ENISA. He holds 3 patents, 6 awards, a degree (Bachelor’s and Master’s) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Information Security.
Andreas Iacovou joined the National Computer Security Incident Response Team as an analyst in November 2017. He holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, and a Masters degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. During his career, Andreas worked as an engineer for Apple Inc. and as a security engineer for Gemalto. Currently, as a security expert and Team Leader for the National CSIRT-CY, Andreas, among other responsibilities is responsible for Incident Management, Reporting and Threat Intelligence.
Moty Cristal is a professional negotiator, and leading expert on negotiation and crisis management. Lt. Col. (Res.) in the Israel Defense Forces with extensive operational experience in hostage and crisis negotiations. Founder of NEST, Negotiation Strategies Ltd, and CEO of NEST Consulting, which provides consulting services for complex negotiations during various cyber crises: from ransomware attacks to persistent cyber extortion incidents. Trains, publishes and presents at different platforms worldwide.
Goher Mohammad made his mark as one of the youngest IT leaders in Omnicom Group back in 2004, and has a huge passion for Technology, Information and Cyber Security with a drive not just do things well but in an innovative and better way. Having had experience in global organisations dealing with more comprehensive but secure and controlled structures in Citibank and Merrill Corporation to more agile environments within Omnicomgroup and Photobox Group Security, Goher’s vision is always taking and combining the best of both. At L&Q Group, he has brought a forward thinking information and cyber security function to the forefront to meet the demands and ambitions of the organisation and group in an agile and future proof way to deliver a world-class information security function. A keen diver, traveller keen to explore the world, Goher also loves play retro video games and not so secretly is a complete tech geek. Deep down, his inquisitive nature is always looking to understand the inner workings of everything that’s around and in turn, how can it be made better.
Dr Andria Procopiou is a Cybersecurity Lecturer in the School of Sciences at City and a member of the Applied Security research centre at UCLan Cyprus. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the department of electrical and electronical engineering at City, University of London where she also completed her PhD at the department of computer science. The core of her research is divided between IoT/smart cities security and privacy and Extremism/Online Hate Analysis on social media and/or the metaverse using A.I. and machine learning. In addition, she is interested in researching how Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) is applied in cyber security, adversarial machine learning against cyber security countermeasures and A.I. ethics.
Theodoros Stergiou is Director and in charge of the ITA and Cyber Security Consulting Services of KPMG in Greece. With over 18 years of experience in the information security sector, he has served as a lecturer for the subject matter, a business consultant, as well as security officer for major organizations. He is also involved with new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing and serves as an experienced consultant/reviewer for global organizations like ISACA and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). He coordinates KPMG’s trainings at the European level, through the EMA Cyber Futures Academy.
Mauro Israel is an expert in cybersecurity, with more than 30 years of experience in security awareness, security audits and ethical hacking. After graduating from Institut Superieur du Commerce business school, Mauro received professional certifications as French Army programmer, Master CNE Novell, Microsoft Certified Professional, proCSSI of Leonard de Vinci University, and ISO27001 Certified Lead Auditor. Maurohas done more than 1000 consulting and audit missions, especially for nuclear plants of EDF, ARIANE Espace, French Strategic Air Force, Alcatel, Ford, Credit Immobilier de France, Peugeot PSA, BOSCH, Institut Curie, Bureau Veritas, VALEO, Societe Generale, SFR, FERRERO, Bank of Africa, European Commission, Oceanet, BOAD and ORPEA. He is an author of several books and lectures at les “Assises de la Securite”, Infosecurity and NetFocus.
Altani Batoudaki joined Adacom family in 2017, with the mission to establish the company’s vision and values in the Cypriot market. Specialized in Networking, Telecom and Information Security. Altani has served the ICT industry in Greece and Cyprus from various positions, for more than 25 years. She holds a BSc in Computer Science, and she has received a number of professional and technical certifications.
Georgia Georgiou is a Lawyer and the Head of Technology Law at Stylianos N. Christoforou & Associates LLC. Her expertise lies especially in assisting enterprises with the legal challenges they face. As part of her role has undertaken many GDPR compliance and Audit projects for medium and large businesses of every sector of the economy within and outside Cyprus, including trade, health services, hospitality, and insurance. Additionally, Georgia has handled and assisted Companies in relation with issues raised before the Office of the Commissioner for the Protection of Personal Data as well as audits conducted by the Office of the Commissioner. She has advised on significant projects as well as a wide range of commercial business as usual contracts including software licensing and other. Georgia’s work also involves assisting clients on legal matters and regulatory issues when creating bespoke programs, advising on terms and conditions for clients offering new and innovative products and services. Drawing on her experience she also helps clients to design and operation of web applications and online platforms.
Antonis Proimadis is a senior IT security consultant with more than 18 years of technical and business experience with a variety of successful implementations. Antonis is working for Fortinet as a Systems Engineering Manager and he is responsible for Greece and Cyprus. He has an extensive knowledge of the IT security industry and holds a number of security certifications. Antonis is graduate of the Electronic Engineering department of the Technical Educational Institute of Athens he holds a Master of Science degree in Data Communication Networks from Brunel University and he is also an MBA graduate from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Anna Michael is working as a senior Information Security (L2) SOC Analyst at Adacom Cyber Security. She has studied Computer Information Systems at Strayer University in the United States. Early in her career she has worked as a System Analyst and Developer in various private and government projects in the United States and Cyprus. She has many years of experience in providing Information Technology and Cybersecurity services. Currently and for the past years in the position of the Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, her areas of expertise include SIEM systems, SOC operations and procedures, Threat management, Incident investigation and Data analysis.
Flora Stavrou has been a prominent member of the General Insurance market in Cyprus since 2007. She became an integral part of the Trust Insurance Cyprus managerial team in 2011 and has since contributed in the Company’s. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the Norther Arizona University and two Master’s Degrees in Human Resources and Business Administration Respectively, both from the Long Island University in N.Y.
Andria Dionysiou is a graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Cyprus, as well as in 2015 she obtained a master’s degree (MEng) in the field of Energy Technologies and Sustainable Design from the same University. In 2015 until 2019 she worked at the Cyprus Research and Academic Network as a Special Scientist, where she was involved as coordinator for the establishment of Cypriot Academic CSIRT, which was funded by INEA (European Commission) in collaboration with Digital Security Authority. For the last 3 years, she has been working at the National Betting Authority, in the IT department where she has been involved in a variety of projects related to information security and cybersecurity, among others the ongoing self-exclusion platform, as well as many more. She also actively participated in the organization’s ISO27001 certification and she is part of the certification team.
Odyssey is a leader in Cybersecurity, supporting organizations around the globe to become cyber resilient by building an effective and applicable Cybersecurity Strategy. For more than two decades Odyssey empowers customers to adhere to compliance requirements and effectively manage their digital risks to be able to effectively anticipate, respond, swiftly recover, and adapt to the destructive threats of a dynamically expanding threat landscape. Odyssey’s holistic approach combines five pillars of solutions, services and products: Advisory Services (GRC), Managed Security / Detection & Response Services (MSDR), ClearSkies™ Threat & Vulnerability Management Platform, Cloud Security and Integrated Solutions. Each of the five pillars, both separately or combined, enable organizations to manage emerging Digital Risks, in all operational aspects of your organization: People, Process and Technology.
ADACOM has been providing services and technological solutions in Cyprus with its local subsidiary ADACOM Cyber Security CY LTD, since 2017. ADACOM Cyprus operates all major Cyber practices, such as Governance, Risk, Compliance and Assurance, Cyber Security Technological solutions, Managed and SOC Services through the recently acquired, award-winning Netbull Security Operation Center. ADACOM has been continuously audited and certified with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 22301:2019, ISO 37001:2016 and ISO 29993:2017. ADACOM has also received a NATO Secret Clearance, an EU Secret Clearance, while is successfully audited by a number of local regulatory bodies.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 500,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.
GUARDBYTE is an end-to-end cyber security solutions provider, catering to various business verticals, including healthcare institutions, government departments, educational and retails sectors etc. Our approach is based on efficiency, productivity, and guarantee. We provide cutting edge solutions and services, tailored to our clients’ needs and challenges, while guaranteeing total security, time and resource optimization, training, and assistance.
KPMG has been operating in Cyprus since 1948 and currently employs more than 800 professionals working from 6 offices across the island. It is a member of KPMG International Limited, a global organisation of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG operates in 143 countries and territories and has approximately 265,000 people working in member firms around the world. Clients look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high-order professional capabilities, industry insight, local knowledge and expertise.
Stylianos N. Christoforou & Co LLC is a boutique law firm established in 2005. Through constant innovation and hard work, the Firm today is a fully- fledged, innovative law firm, with deep technology literacy, compliant with international best practices. Acknowledging that enterprises due to digitalisation operate in a complex and technologically rapidly evolving environment, the Firm has identified the need for change and invested in technology related legal knowledge. It is therefore that today the Firm is a leading Law Firm in all legal matters relating to Data Privacy Laws, Cyber Security Consultancy, Data Governance, Digital Transformation and GDPR. We are also proud to be the Law Firm with the greatest exposure to GDPR compliance projects and DPO consulting.
Trust Insurance Cyprus, is an established leading company in the General Insurance market that prides itself in providing added value to the customer’s money by offering innovative comprehensive products and exemplary service levels. It is a contemporary and dynamic organization that responds effectively to market conditions with emphasis on exceeding customer needs. Never losing its compass of credibility, responsibility, professionalism and consistency, Trust constantly develops the ESG pillars it stands on and for.
For more than 30 years, ESET has been developing technologies which protect businesses across 200 countries worldwide. We are pioneers in building a stable and ultimate digital security for your endpoints, business data and users. For those who turn their attention to cloud solutions, we offer highly competitive bundles that can respond effectively to the most demanding environment. Maintaining a strong and leading presence in Greece and Cyprus and utilizing a long experience, we have those specialized teams, which offer our partners the required added value in order to jointly build a comprehensive, functional and reliable cyber security strategy, based on the specific needs of each case.
Reg4Tech Ltd (part of the FINCAP Advisers Group of Companies) is an IT Audit and IT Consulting services provider with a vast portfolio of offerings across industries. Our mission is to assist our clients to enhance their Information Security so they can meet their stakeholders’ requirements, while boosting their market image. Our services ranges but not limited to Information Systems (IS) Audits, IT Risk Management, IT Governance / Information Security (ISO 27001), Data Protection, IT Regulatory Compliance (EBA ICT & Outsourcing, SWIFT, GDPR, NIS2, DORA, etc) Third Party Assurance controls reporting (ISAE 3402 / SOC1 & ISAE 3000 / SOC2), Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301), Security awareness and Data Protection trainings.
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ISACA Cyprus Chapter, the locally established chapter of ISACA International, is an independent non-profit organisation and its purpose is to help business technology professionals and their enterprises realize the positive potential of technology. Today, ISACA international serves more than 165,000 professionals in 180+ countries, who covers a variety of professional IT-related positions, information systems or IT auditors, internal auditors, governance, security and risk professionals, consultants, educators, and C-suite executives. We serve professionals in nearly every industry. ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accept¬ed, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems and in the provision of the professional qualifications CISA™, CRISC™, CISM™, CGEIT™, CSX-P™, CDPSE™, ITCA™ and CET™.
H IMH διοργανώνει σε Κύπρο και εξωτερικό, κάθε χρόνο περισσότερα από 200 συνέδρια σεμινάρια, ημερίδες και εμπορικές εκθέσεις καθώς και επιχει-ρηματικές βραβεύσεις σε όλους τους τομείς της αγοράς. Αναλαμβάνει, επίσης, εκδηλώσεις εκ μέρους πελατών. Εξαίρετη πορεία ακολουθεί και το Τμήμα των Media. Τα μηνιαία περιοδικά IN Business και GOLD διαβάζονται από δεκάδες χιλιάδες στελέχη, μάνατζερ και επιχειρηματίες-Κύπριους και ξένους. Η δημοσιογραφική μας ομάδα, ενημερώνει καθημερινά τον κόσμο και μέσω του IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com) , και του REPORTER (www.reporter.com.cy) . Πρόσφατα στη διαχείριση της ΙΜΗ πέρασε και ο Super FM, ο πρώτος μουσικός ραδιοφωνικός σταθμός της Κύπρου. Η ΙΜΗ, το 2023, λανσάρει το αγγλόφωνο ενημερωτικό Cyprus Business News Portal (CBN), με στόχο να αποτελέσει την καθημερινή πηγή ενημέρωσης και πληροφόρησης για ξένους επιχειρηματίες - επαγγελματίες και όχι μόνο, που διαμένουν στην Κύπρο ή επιθυμούν να μαθαίνουν για την επιχειρηματική σκηνή της χώρας.Η IMH, λαμβάνει μέρος και σε διαδικασίες προσφορών του δημόσιου τομέα, της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και άλλων διεθνών οργανισμών. Μέσω των δραστηριοτήτων της, δίνει την ευκαιρία στις επιχειρήσεις να αναπτυχθούν, να κάνουν networking, να βρουν καινούριους πελάτες και συ¬νεργάτες, να απευθυνθούν σε νέα ακροατήρια και να ανακαλύψουν ευκαιρίες ανάπτυξης. www.imhbusiness.com
The Conference is addressed to directors and managers of institutions and organizations, including ICT departments, people in charge of cyber security in corporations, the Government and its institutions; government ministries, international organizations, financial institutions (banks, insurance companies), telecommunications, auditing and IT companies, as well as other participants whose business requires data security.
More specifically, it is addressed to:
• Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
• Chief Security Officers (CSOs)
• Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
• Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs)
• Security Consultants
• Compliance Officers
• Security Analysts
• Network & System Administrators
• Risk Managers
• Managing Directors.
Being one of the 190+ chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Cyprus Chapter of the ACFE is an anti-fraud organization that serves professionals, students and communities in Cyprus. The objec¬tive of the Cyprus Chapter of the ACFE is to promote improved fraud detection and deterrence. This is achieved through enhancement of knowledge, promotion of networking opportunities and support for its members and the business, academic and government community.
The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) is a professional, scientific and independent non-profit organization, founded in 1984 with the aim of developing, upgrading and promoting the IT sector in Cyprus. CCS seeks to set high standards among industry professionals, recognizing the impact that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has on employment, business, society and the quality of life of the citizen. Playing a key role in connecting academics with the professional sector, the Association promotes key issues in the industry, especially in the fields of digital literacy, professional skills, professionalism, education, training and research. (https://ccs.org.cy/en/)
The Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA) was established in 1987 and is an active member of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB), the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) and the European IT Federation (Digital Europe). The purpose of the Association is to play a key role in the promotion and balanced development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Cyprus, utilizing modern technologies as a vehicle for economic development and change in the information society. CITEA members are key information technology stakeholders in Cyprus and are the main implementors of digital transformation projects in the public and private sector.
Cyprus Tech Association is a non-for profit entity registered in the Republic of Cyprus, and an initiative of Invest Cyprus. The “Cyprus Tech Association” provides the right platform for all international ICT related companies and individuals that invested in Cyprus to discuss, promote and address common challenges. It will also provide a formal representation of its members to all forums, public and private entities, and direction on a number of key strategic issues, including the economic importance of the sector and policy advocacy. For more information please visit: www.cyprustechassociation.org.cy
The Digital Security Authority (DSA) is a new independent governmental agency under the supervision of the Commissioner of Communications. It is responsible for the implementation of the European NIS (Network and Information Security) Directive, with a strong focus on upgrading and maintaining high levels of cybersecurity for all of the operators of essential services and critical information infrastructures in our country, including operators in the energy, water, transport, health, banking, financial market infrastructure, and digital infrastructure sectors. Digital service providers that are established in Cyprus are also covered – examples include online marketplaces, online search engines and cloud computing services. The establishment of the Digital Security Authority, which incorporates the National CSIRT, is crucial to significantly raising the cybersecurity posture and capabilities of Cyprus, securing our society, and boosting our international competitiveness, helping to contribute to the development of our economy in the process.
The project EnterCY proposes the development of a platform, aiming to promote Cyprus as a premium tourism destination by enhancing tourists’ experience, before, during and after their visit, through utilizing contemporary technology. The Project INTEGRATED/0916/0020 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.
National Betting Authority is a legal entity of public law and is governed by the Betting Law of 2019. The Authority is responsible for the licensing, regulation and supervision of the betting activity which is conducted within the Republic of Cyprus. Furthermore, the Authority has the responsibility for collaboration and discussion with competent agencies, public services and international organisations for issues relating to the betting industry. Moreover, it is responsible for the implementation of specific measures to be taken for the protection of young people, vulnerable groups from addiction to betting. For more information, see the website www.nba.gov.cy
GOLD was first published in 2011 as the first monthly English-language magazine in Cyprus. Today, it not only consistently promotes good business practices but has a unique and valuable readership, comprising High Net Worth Individ¬uals, executives of international companies, and English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot busi¬nessmen and women. www.goldnews.com.cy
As the flagship publication within IMH’s media brands, IN Business magazine, has a 16-year history, during which thousands of examples of good business practices by businesses and businesspeople, brands, commercial practices and developments have been showcased. The aim of IN Business was – and continues to be – the promotion of good Cypriot business. www.inbusinessnews.com
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