Understanding the big picture around cyber security can help organizations stay alert, become proactive and prepare for serious cyber threats, at a strategic level. The objective of the Cyber Security Conference is to provide insights into setting up, maintaining and improving information security, protection against hybrid threats, protection of critical infrastructure in companies and institutions, through information and education about how to prevent, detect, defend against – and alleviate the consequences of – cyberattacks.
For the first time, IMH is organising the Cyber Security Conference, which aims to inform Cypriot companies about the current and future cyber security risks. The Conference is addressed to all Cypriot companies of all sectors and sizes. The conference aims to highlight hot topics and strategic issues for senior cyber security executives, IT professionals, CEOs and business leaders who are concerned and interested in cyber security issues.
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Chairman, Cyprus Tech Association
Kyriacos Kyriacou is the General Manager of NCR Cyprus Ltd the first multinational ICT company that stepped its foot in Cyprus since May 1955. Technology person active for the last twenty yearsin the ICT Sector in Cyprus, sixteen of which at NCR. Graduate of UMIST University in Manchester, United Kingdom, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business in technology. He has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation since 2016, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cyprus. In April 2021 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Tech Association under the auspices of the Cyprus investment promotion agency, Invest Cyprus.
Course Leader MSc Cybersecurity, UCLan Cyprus
Dr. Eliana Stavrou is an Assistant Professor and the Course Leader of MSc Cybersecurity at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Cyprus. She holds a PhD in Cybersecurity, an MSc in Advanced Information Technologies and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus. She is practising applied research on cybersecurity capabilities development, threat profiling, cyber situational awareness, and cybersecurity education and training. She is also a member in several national and European advisory boards in cybersecurity and a mentor at the Doctoral School of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).
President, Security, DXC Technology
Mark Hughes is president of Security for DXC Technology. He is responsible for DXC’s Security business including cyber defense, digital identity, secured infrastructure and security risk management. Mark joined DXC from BT, where he most recently served as chief executive of BT Security. In 2013 Mark led the formation of BT Security, which has become a global leader with 3,000 cyber security experts across 15 security operation centers globally and double-digit annual revenue growth. Earlier in his career, Mark was the commercial director at MWB Business Exchange. He began his career in the British Army. Mark has served on national boards, including the Cyber Growth Partnership for the United Kingdom, and he currently is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Cybersecurity Board.
Chief Security Officer for Southern Europe, Palo Alto Networks, France
Raphaël Marichez previously occupied cybersecurity and operational responsibilities in the French Government for 10 years. Mostly, as the global Chief information security officer for the French Ministry of Interior, and as the head of the agency within the Prime Minister services, in charge of deploying and operating the federal communication network for all the ministries over the French territory mainland and overseas. He joined Palo Alto Networks as regional CSO in 2020 to fasten the cybersecurity adoption by large companies and public organisations in Southern Europe, strengthening their information systems efficiency, effectiveness and liability, by combining Palo Alto Networks expertise and CISOs/ CIOs/CFOs leadership.
Cyber Security Officer/CISO, Huawei, Norway
With an avid interest in smart technology, Tor Saltveit started work for Huawei in early 2020. He has lead Deloitte’s Cyber Risk department in Norway, as well as working as the CISO for Telia Norway. Before starting in the private sector, Tor worked for the national security services, leading NorCERT and also the strategic analysis of digital threats. He has a career behind him as an intelligence officer in the armed forces. Tor holds a BSc in Computer Engineering, a MSc in Informatics and is a graduate of the Norwegian Military Academy.
SR. SME Cyber Security IT/OT, Ilionx, The Netherlands
With over 20 years of experience in Corporate, Financial, Oil & Gas, Chemical Industry, Manufacturing, Government, Military and Technology, in both domestic and international settings, Trish McGill is considered a leading Trusted Advisor and Sr. Subject Matter Expert in IT/OT Cyber Security and Compliance worldwide. On top of her Cyber Security and Compliance knowledge, she has extensive experience in Program- Project Management and Service Delivery and is a well-known keynote speaker on Cyber Security.
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.
Principal, Cyber Security Lead, KPMG Cyprus
Christos is a Principal and the Cyber Security lead at KPMG in Cyprus. He has more than 14 years of relevant experience in the field of Information Security. He started his career at Thales e-Security (UK) as a Software Engineer and then moved to KPMG in Cyprus in 2010. He has since been working with local and International clients in sectors such as Banking, Oil & Gas, Government, Telecommunications, etc. towards improving the security posture of their Organisations. He has been actively involved and led the delivery of high-profile Cyber Security engagements for selected multinational clients in the Netherlands, UK, Greece and the UAE.
Vasilis Charalambous is a Senior Lawyer at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC and the Head of GZG Tech, advising public and private sector clients on emerging technologies including Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Artificial Intelligence, and personal data issues. He is the Vice-President of the Technology Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association and a member of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), the European Association of Data Protection Professionals and the Tech London Advocates Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group. He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and writes for various publications on topics related to innovation and technology.
Founder, The H4unt3d Hacker Podcast & Community
Mike Jones "H4unt3d Hacker" started his career in the military as a Signal Intelligence Operator in the US Navy at the US Joint Forces Intelligence Command. Immediately after leaving the active duty military, Mike put on civilian clothes and went to work as a department of defense contractor for the US Joint Forces Command defending the US Navy's Atlantic fleet. After leaving Virginia, Mike monitored large networks like Verizon as well as leading red teams for defense contracting companies such as ManTech Intl. Mike has lead red teams, built secure operations centers as well as provided threat intelligence for large financial institutions such as Bank of America. Mike’s background is key to his success. His motto in security is "in order to defeat an enemy you must learn and become your enemy". Mike also does privately consulting performing penetration tests and intelligence gathering.
Chief Information Security Officer, MUREX. France
Gauthier Lulka is Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer at Murex. Gauthier develops information security and data privacy strategy, and drives the company’s information security program. He is also responsible for security operations, cyber risks and cyber intelligence, security architecture and governance. With more than 16 years of international information security-related experience, Gauthier has contributed to Murex cybersecurity efforts for nine years. He has diverse experience in the industrial sector and a leading information security consultancy. Gauthier is a member of CESIN, a French knowledge exchange organization whose active members are information and digital security experts.
George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC is a full-service law firm, with 60 experienced lawyers, arbitrators, legal consultants and support staff. The Firm provides services in the areas of: FinTech, GDPR, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Litigation & Arbitration, Private Client, Property & Construction, Compliance & Regulatory, Employment & Pensions, IP & Media, Tax, and Family. It is a dynamic and modern law firm, priding itself on its devotion to professionalism, passion for excellence and commitment to the legal services it provides clients. The Firm is ranked in all the main legal directories - Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal.
Huawei, founded in 1987, is a leading global Information & Communications Technology (ICT) supplier. Guided by continuous innovation, it offers a competitive end-to-end ICT portfolio to its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. In Cyprus, Huawei continuously provides competitive and innovative ICT solutions and services to carriers, consumers, and enterprises. Huawei’s mission is to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
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.
Prospectacy is a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in providing personalized services to corporate clients, individuals, and e-commerce businesses. They offer a wide range of solutions, including tax planning, legal services, company formation and management, and e-commerce solutions. Their experienced professionals work closely with clients to understand their unique needs and develop tailored strategies to help them achieve their goals. With a proactive and collaborative approach, Prospectacy is an excellent partner for anyone seeking expert advice and support for their business or personal needs.
IMH is a leading Corporate Events and Media organization operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It provides products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist audiences. IMH services include the organization of conferences, summits, client events, exhibitions, business, and mainstream media. Every year, IMH organizes more than 200 corporate events in physical, hybrid and online form: Conferences and Exhibitions on all market sectors, Investment summits and road shows in Cyprus and abroad, Client Conferences and other corporate events, Business award ceremonies. Our corporate events provide the biggest networking, business development, knowledge providing and career advancement opportunities in Cyprus. IMH media department operates, publishes and distributes: IN Business, the leading monthly business magazine in Cyprus, GOLD, the leading English-language monthly business Magazine in Cyprus, IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy), Over 40 annual business catalogues, supplements and directories, Reporter (www.reporter.com.cy), one of the most visited multi-thematic news portal in Cyprus. IMH recently acquired Super FM, the leading music radio station in Cyprus.
The Conference is addressed to representatives from all the major corporations in Cyprus and to government officials. More specifically, it is addressed to:
• Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
• Chief Security Officers (CSOs)
• Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
• 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 Computer Society in cooperation with information security specialists in Cyprus, from both academia and the industry, are organising the Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge (CCSC), a competition which aims select and train the Cyprus National Team which competes at the annual European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) which takes place annually.The competition is organized with the aim of identifying new talents in the field of cyber security (ages 14-25), as well as encouraging young people to pursue a cyber security career. The ECSC is an initiative of the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). The participants are asked to solve challenges related to web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and will collect points for each challenge they solve. (https://ccsc.org.cy/)
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
Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment authority of the Government of Cyprus dedicated to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into the country. In close collaboration with all governmental authorities and public institutions, as well as the private sector, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world-class destination for international business activity and investments. Invest Cyprus’ mandate is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a destination for FDI across the globe, providing certainty around all aspects of operating a business in Cyprus and supporting potential investors in developing their business case for investment into the country.
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. They serve professionals in nearly every industry. ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, 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™.
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)²) Cyprus Chapter, established in 2012, is the first Cypriot professional association that is concerned exclusively with information security. Our members are information security professionals, and many of which hold (ISC)² qualifications (i.e. CISSP). (ISC)² is a global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. With a vision to inspire a “safe and secure cyber world”, (ISC)² is recognized for Gold Standard certifications and world class education programs addressed to professionals in more than 135 countries. This includes an elite network of nearly 100,000 certified industry professionals worldwide.
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
15 years ago, IN Business magazine began its ongoing relationship with the business world of Cyprus, profiling leaders and organisations, publicizing issues of importance and promoting best practices. Throughout these 15 years, we have shone the spotlight on countless examples of good business, photographed thousands of businesspeople and presented the most successful Cypriot enterprises to the broader reading public. To mark the magazine’s first 15 years, the November 21 issue of IN Business will be a special multi page anniversary edition that looks back over one and a half decades of business reporting, significant business and economic milestones, through articles, features and interviews with Cypriot business leaders and much more.
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
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