The New Global Challenges in Cyber Security - #certcon11

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The speakers


1. Cybersecurity During and After the Pandemic

Anton Rog

Head of the National Cyberint Center (CNC)



Mr. Anton ROG is the Head of the National Cyberint Center (CNC) within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). More...

Shane Dixon

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, The Embassy of the United States of America in Romania


Shane Dixon became the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in June 2021. Shane is a Supervisory Special Agent and More...

Marco Barros Lourenco

Technology Strategist and a Cybersecurity Policy Researcher, ENISA


Marco Barros Lourenco is a technology strategist, futurist, and cybersecurity researcher with more than two decades of experience in international organisations on three different continents. More...

2. European Cybersecurity Competence Centre

Dan Cîmpean

DNSC Interim Director





Dan accumulated over 20 years of experience in cyber security, risk management in Brussels, Bucharest and internationally. More...

Luigi Rebuffi

Secretary General and founder of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation)



Luigi Rebuffi is the Secretary General and founder of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation) as well as founder and Secretary General of the More...

Miguel González-Sancho

Head of the Unit "Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building" at the European Commission

Miguel González-Sancho is since July 2018 Head of the Unit "Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building" at the European Commission, where he has worked More...

Radu Stănescu

ECCC Governing Board Member for Romania

Radu is ECCC Governing Board Member for Romania, Cybersecurity Consultant with over 15 years of experience in penetration testing More...

Cristian Pațachia

Development and Innovation Manager, Orange

Mr. Cristian Pațachia-Sultănoiu is an experienced manager with over 20 years of experience in telecom industry, covering an extensive spectrum of technology More...

3. Cybersecurity, a European and National Priority

Miguel De Bruycker

Managing Director, Centre for Cyber Security Belgium




Miguel De Bruycker studied at the Royal Military School and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. After writing a vision paper on Cyber ​​Defence in 2005 More...

Professor Roberto Baldoni Ph.D

Director, National Cybersecurity Agency of Italy



In August 2021, Roberto Baldoni has been appointed by the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi as  More...

Robert Kosla, Lt.Col. (Ret.)

Director of the Department of Cybersecurity - The Chancellery of the Prime Minister


Graduate of the Faculty of Cybernetics at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw. Since 1994 in the Cipher Bureau of the Office of State Protection (UOP).  More...

Leonardo de Vizio

Cybersecurity Policy Officer, Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

Leonardo De Vizio is a policy officer working on cybersecurity & digital privacy policy at the European Commission More...

4. Effectively Tackling Cybercrime Through Coordinated Efforts

Cătălin Zetu

Head of cyberattacks, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania



Catalin ZETU coordinates the Bureau of Investigation of Crimes Against Information Systems within the Romanian Police, with broad responsibilities More...

Yvonne Serrato

Assistant Legal Attache for Cyber Investigations, The Embassy of the United States of America in Romania

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Yvonne Serrato has worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 17 years. More...

Philipp Amann

Head of Expertise & Stakeholder Management at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)


Philipp is the Head of Expertise & Stakeholder Management at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). EC3 Strategy is responsible for assessing and acting More...

Virgil Spiridon

Head of Operations of the Cybercrime Programme Office



Virgil Spiridon serves as Head of Operations of the Cybercrime Programme Office based in Bucharest, responsible for managing the cybercrime projects on More...

Ioan Cosmin Mihai

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)

Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI is a researcher, professor, trainer, and conference speaker, with an experience of more than 15 years in cybercrime and cybersecurity. More...

5. Technical session I

Dan Demeter

Security Researcher, Kaspersky


Dan graduated from Imperial College London and holds a Master of Engineering in Software Engineering. More...

Ovidiu Neghină

CyberSecurity Sales Specialist, Cisco România

With over 17 years of experience in IT&C, Ovidiu Neghina has held various technical and sales roles in the Cisco Romania team More...

Patrik Palm

Ericsson Director Product Security


Patrik Palm is Director, Product Security at the Ericsson CTO Office since June 2018. He has been with Ericsson since 1995 More...

Tudor Cristea

Regional sales Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Tudor joined Palo Alto Networks in 2016 and is now responsible for Cortex sales in Eastern Europe. He is in charge of developing the More...

Piotr Glaska

Senior Solutions Architect, Infoblox

Piotr Glaska specializes in the use of DNS in cybersecurity systems. Last 4 years he has been researching various malware and APT examples More...

Mădălin Vasile

System Engineering Manager, Fortinet

Madalin Vasile is a network and security specialist with more than 15 years of relevant experience. He joined Fortinet in 2011 as a More...

6. Cloud Security

Pierre Gronlier

Chief Technology Officer, GAIA-X


Pierre Gronlier has been working for the last 12 years in IT industry with a particular interest on operationalizing and scaling More...

Alessandro Lazari

Senior Key Account Manager, F24


Alessandro is a Senior Key Account Manager at F24 AG. He is working as specialist on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Resilience and Cybersecurity, since 2004. More...

Cristian Săndescu

Chief Executive Officer, CODA Intelligence

Cristi is the founder and CEO of CODA Intelligence a cloud-native attack surface reduction platform designed for MSPs. More...

Vladimir Ester

CTO, Cluster Power


Mr. Ester has vast experience in IT infrastructure and services for more than 15 years. Before Cluster Power, More...

Eugen Rusen

Cloud Solution Architect Security & Compliance at Microsoft CEE


Eugen Rusen is Cloud Solution Architect Security & Compliance at Microsoft CEE. He is responsible for building the Security & Compliance practices adoption across CEE partner ecosystem at Microsoft. More...

7. Democratic Resilience in the Digital Age

Alina Bârgăoanu

Dean of the faculty of communication and public relations of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest

Alina Bârgăoanu is a Romanian university professor and the dean of the faculty of communication and public relations of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest More...

Oana Popescu-Zamfir

Director and founder of GlobalFocus Center




Oana Popescu-Zamfir is director and founder of GlobalFocus Center, an independent foreign policy and strategic analysis think-tank, Europe's Futures More...

Răzvan Bologa

Professor, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies




Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. His research interests include: Industry 4.0, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and online learning. More...

Sebastian Dan Naste

Privacy and Data Protection Analyst, Cullen International




Sebastian-Dan Naste follows EU regulation related to privacy and data protection, as well as national legislative developments covering the digital economy more broadly in Ireland and Romania. More...

8. Offensive and Defensive Cyber Roles

Simona Hoancă

Business Development Executive, Vector Synergy


Ms. Simona Irina Hoanca is the Business Development Executive on CDeX Cyber Defense Exercise and Training Platform at Vector Synergy. More...

Carl Taylor

Chief Security Officer, University of Kansas


Mr. Taylor spent 30 years serving the United States as a Military Intelligence Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army, and as a civilian Special Agent / Intelligence Officer with the Department of Defense. More...

Adrian Badea

Cybersecurity Business Development Manager, S&T


Adrian Badea is a cybersecurity expert, responsible for business development, presales and post sales activities for a wide portfolio of security products and solutions. More...

Julie Fugett

Chief Information Technology Security Officer for the University of Kansas, USA

Ms. Fugett has worked in the field of information security since 2006 and in information technology since 1997. She has served in a wide-ranging variety of roles including workstation support technician, security analyst, and network security engineer. More...

Marinel Stănilă

Information Security Advisory Manager, Safetech

Marinel Stanila joined the Safetech Innovations team in 2013, holding various roles over time. In his current position as Information Security Advisory Manager More...

Pavel Prodaniuc

Managing Partner at Cyber Dacians

Pavel Prodaniuc is managing partener and cybersecurity engineer at Cyber Dacians, a recently established company in Romania. More...

Aleksei Filippov

Head of Development, Ericsson


Aleksei Filippov is a Head of Development for the Product Security Operations at Ericsson. His team acts as a Program Management unit responsible for driving programs More...

9. Technical session II

Ioan Costantin

Cyber Security Expert, Orange


Ioan Constantin is an Information Security Professional with 15 years of experience in security-related areas, including Network and End-Point Security, Information Security Compliance and Risk and Resilience Management. More...

Mihai Sari

Sales Engineer, Trend Micro


Mihai Sari is currently the Sales Engineer at Trend Micro. He is a highly skilled cybersecurity professional with proven success among More...

Valentin Necoară

Chief Technology Officer, certSIGN


Valentin Necoara, CTO of certSIGN has a BSc in Computer Science and a MSc in Information Security Management. He has over 15 years experience in information security More...

Bogdan BOTEZATU

Director of Threat Research and Reporting, Bitdefender

Bogdan BOTEZATU is Director of threat research and reporting at Bitdefender. With more than a decade of expertise dedicated to cyber-security More...

Samuel Fricker

Professor at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW


Dr. Samuel Fricker is a full professor of software engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and an assistant professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. More...

Lucian Nițescu

Senior IT Security Specialist Bit Sentinel



Lucian Nitescu is Senior IT Security Specialist at Bit Sentinel. Lucian is a highly skilled cybersecurity professional holding valuable certifications like OSCP, OSWE, eCPPT v2, eCCPT Gold. More...

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