Each year cyber crime and its related threats and attacks increase and gets more daring. This is not the time to slumber, it is the time to act when it comes to the preventive actions you can take. The need to know what's happening out there, so you can keep up with new ways to protect yourself, is crucial. This event will help you with that task – and inspire you to always stay one step ahead.
Speakers (click on each speaker for biography)
As President of CrowdStrike Services, Shawn leads a world-class team of cybersecurity professionals who respond to computer network intrusions to mitigate Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). Shawn retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) in March 2012, with responsibility for all criminal and cyber programs and investigations worldwide, as well as international operations and the FBI's critical incident response.
During his career as a Special Agent, Shawn served in three FBI Field Offices and at FBI Headquarters, where he held a wide range of operational and leadership positions, including Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office. Having served in multiple positions relating to cyber intrusions since 1999, Shawn has been the Bureau's outspoken top agent on cybersecurity issues, and is credited with boosting the FBI's computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities.
In addition to his last position as EAD of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, he served as both Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters; Supervisor of the FBI Cyber Crime squad in Baltimore; and Chief of the Computer Investigations Unit within the FBI-led National Infrastructure Protection Center.
Read more and watch a video with Shawn here:
Rik Ferguson, Director Security Research & Communication at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is an advisor to the EU Safer Internet Forum, The Information Security Alliance EURIM, a projectleader with Europol and the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance, a director of Get Safe Online and advisor to various UK government technology forums.
In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame. Rik is also actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise.
Video greeting from Rik
James Lyne, Director of Technology Strategy at Sophos. James's day-to-day responsibilities include evaluating and analyzing key business and technology trends to inform Sophos's technology vision. He also works with many of the world's largest enterprises and critical infrastructure owners, advising them on their IT security strategy.
With a collection of academic awards and industry certifications James also works with educational bodies to improve awareness, which is the most important component of security. James has a strong background in maths, focused on cryptography, and a detailed understanding of computer threats.
James Lyne was also one of the TED-speakers 2013, read more about it here
And watch his TED Talent search video here
Christopher Soghoian is the Principal Technologist with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2012, which focused on the role that third party service providers play in facilitating law enforcement surveillance of their customers.
Between 2009 and 2010, he was the first in-house technologist at the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he worked on investigations of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Netflix. Prior to joining the FTC, he co-created the Do Not Track privacy mechanism now adopted by the major web browsers.
As a Security Researcher at Rapid7 Claudio Guarnieri currently works on watching the evolution of threats and understanding why we are failing at stopping them. Claudio has figthing malware and botnets as his mission and fantasizes of changing the Internet as a core member of The Shadowserver Foundation and of The Honeynet Project.
Claudio is a strong believer in freedom of software and has created open source malware analysis tools such as Cuckoo Sandbox and Malwr.com. He has given presentations at several international conferences and some of his tackles on cybercrooks were featured on the likes of Bloomberg and the New York Times.
Mattias Wecksten is a lecturer in computer engineering with a specialization within IT forensics at Halmstad University. He teaches digital forensics from many different aspects, and at several different levels, ranging from basic hardware knowledge and digital data mining to advanced forensic tools and analysis of embedded systems.
In addition to his teaching, he also contributes to a local hackerspace with everything from lock picking to computer systems design, as he at the same time is trying to increase the public awareness of cyber forensic issues and digital attack vectors through active participation in modern media.
Date and venue
: September 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
: Hotel Rival, Mariatorget, Stockholm (Find here
Early Bird Price: 2490 SEK
, if booked and payed before 1st of June. Fee includes conference attendance, documentation, lunch, 2 coffee breaks and an exclusive and useful TechBag. TechWorld subscribers get 10 percent discount.
Standard Conference Price 4390 SEK
. Fee includes conference attendance, documentation, lunch, 2 coffee breaks and an exclusive and useful TechBag. TechWorld subscribers get 10 percent discount.
Agenda (To be announced)
Welcome to this years it-security event at Hotel Rival, Mariatorget, Stockholm. Next Generation Threats starts 9:00 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. During the registration we will serve coffee and you have the opportunity to network with your peers. There will be a coffe break with snacks at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon break at 2:00 p.m. Please note that there might be some minor changes in the schedule.
The moderator for the day is the Chief Editor for TechWorld, Magnus Aschan. Magnus has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked for several IT distributors and IT vendors. 2003 he started to work at IDG. Up to now he can include being Chief Editor, test editor, writing news for the web and magazine within the technical and IT industry on his resume!
During the conference you will hear our different speakers talk about their area of security expertise, some of them for the first time ever in Sweden. The main focus is to get you updated and ready for the Next Generation Threats. There are going to be information released that can save you both time and money! And some insights that will bring you both to horror and to laughter. We will continuously present more information about what each speaker will address and we can guarantee that you do not want to miss this! So please check back if you do not want to miss any information.
We will also send out a survey in August to collect your questions - both about the topic and more specific questions to each speaker. This is your opportunity to set the agenda!
Moderator of the day will be Magnus Aschan, editor in chief for TechWorld.
Next Generation Threats 2012
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