Keynote Speakers


Ros Smith, Senior Product Manager, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), is relative newcomer to the world of Identity and Access Management (IAM). She has worked at the BBC for over 19 years. Until 2018 she worked on Production and Editorial side, having been a Radio Producer for Science Radio, Woman’s Hour and The Big Toe Radio Show; Deputy Editor of the award winning BBC News School Report; Project Manager at BBC Media Action and most recently Acting Head of BBC Weather. She is now Senior Product Manager in Identity and Access Management, and has found a new found enthusiasm for the importance of IAM in the world… and has learnt more acronyms than she ever imagined possible. .


Simon Wilson, CTO, UK & Ireland for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. In this role he works as a brand ambassador articulating the Aruba vision for experience driven infrastructure. Simon also works closely with Aruba customers and partners across all markets to design smart and secure workspaces that maximise business productivity. With over 25 years’ experience in the networking industry, Simon joined HPE in March 2014.

Before this, Simon was with Nortel/Avaya for sixteen years where he worked across product management, marketing and channel operations roles. His experience also spans network design and electronic engineering. Simon led the EMEA product marketing team and worked in Nortel’s Global product marketing organisation in North America. Prior to that, he had worked in the SMB reseller market and in distribution. Simon holds a BTEC in Engineering from Croydon Technical College in the UK.


Jean-Jacques Sahel, Managing Director, Europe, ICANN, has been involved in international government and regulatory affairs for over 15 years in both the private and government sectors. He was appointed Managing Director of ICANN’s Brussels office in July 2017 to lead the organisation’s corporate strategy and coordinate its operations across the European region. Since 2014 he has led ICANN’s strategic plan for outreach, support and engagement with governments, private sector and user groups throughout Europe, and worldwide for civil society.

Before joining ICANN, Mr Sahel headed government and regulatory affairs for Skype, then digital policy at Microsoft for the Europe, Middle-East & Africa regions. He had started his career in the City of London, before spending several years in the UK Government, leading in particular its international telecommunications policy.

Ex officio, Mr Sahel has chaired the UK Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) since 2009 and was a member of OSAB, the Spectrum Advisory Board of UK communications regulator Ofcom for 2 terms until 2016. He has authored articles and research in both mainstream media and academic publications particularly on Internet policy and governance.


John Crain is Chief Security, Stability & Resiliency Office at The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), responsible for establishing strategy, planning and execution for ICANN’s external Security, Stability and Resiliency programs. He works on a cross functional basis with the ICANN executive team, staff and the community to enable and enhance capabilities that improve the overall security, stability and resiliency of the Internet’s Identifier Systems and associated infrastructures and represents ICANN in operational and technical dialogues and forums to ensure the full communities engagement with these programs.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions.

Prior to his time at ICANN, John worked as part of the executive management team at the RIPE NCC in Amsterdam. The RIPE NCC is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) that provides Internet resource allocations for Europe and surrounding areas. John has been directly involved in the administration of Internet Identifiers since his start at the RIPE NCC in 1995 and has worked in all areas of IP address administration. John also has extensive experience in the area of DNS administration and managing Internet infrastructure services. Currently he is responsible for the management of the L-Root server, one of the Internet’s 13 “Root Servers”. Before becoming involved in Internet Administration John worked as a Design Engineer in composite materials research and development. In that role John was also responsible for local area networking of Computer Aided Design Systems and for writing and developing custom software applications.


Awais Rashid is Professor of Cyber Security at University of Bristol, UK. His research focuses on security of large-scale connected infrastructures, software security and human behaviours (adversarial and non-adversarial) in these contexts. He leads projects as part of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy, Interconnected Cyber-Physical Systems (RITICS) and UK Research Institute on Science of Cyber Security (RISCS), co-leads the Security and Safety theme within the UK Hub on Cyber Security of Internet of Things (PETRAS) and is a member of the UK Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). He also leads the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) project which aims to provide much needed foundations for education and training programmes in this area.


Sadie Creese is a Professor of Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. She teaches threat detection, risk assessment and operational aspects of security. Her current research portfolio includes threat modelling and detection, visual analytics for cybersecurity, risk propagation logics and communication, resilience strategies, privacy, vulnerability of distributed ledgers, and understanding cyber-harm. She is Principal Investigator on the AXIS Insurance Company sponsored project “Analysing Cyber Value-at-Risk” focused on developing a method for predicting potential harms arising from cyber-attacks. She is a co-Investigator on the PETRAS EPSRC sponsored Internet of Things Research Hub project “Cyber Risk Assessment for Coupled Systems” which is developing a new risk assessment method aimed at helping organisations prepare for the threats and vulnerabilities we will face as the Internet of Things evolves. She was the founding Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the Oxford Martin School where she continues to serve as a Director conducting research into what constitutes national cybersecurity capacity, working with countries and international organisations around the world. She was the founding Director of Oxford’s Cybersecurity network launched in 2008 and now called CyberSecurity@Oxford, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Cyber Security. Sadie is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.


Professor Mike Hinchey is Chair of IEEE UK & Ireland Section for 2018-2019. He is President of IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing (www.ifip.org) and is Emeritus Director of Lero-the Irish Software Research Centre and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. Prior to joining Lero, Professor Hinchey was the Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. In 2009, he was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year and is recognized in the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame. Professor Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. Professor Hinchey is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Engineering Professional, Chartered Mathematician and Charted Information Technology Professional, as well as a Fellow of the IET, British Computer Society and Irish Computer Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society. In January 2018, he became an Honorary Fellow of the Computer Society of India.


Aunshul Rege, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, USA. She holds a PhD and MA in Criminal Justice, an MA and BA in Criminology, and a BS in Computer Science. She has been researching proactive cybersecurity in the context of cybercrimes against critical infrastructures for over 10 years. Specifically, her National Science Foundation funded research projects examine adversarial and defender behavior, decision-making, adaptations, modus operandi, and group dynamics. Dr. Rege’s work employs qualitative approaches of observing real-time cybersecurity exercises to understand the behavior of adversaries and defenders. She intersects theoretical frameworks and methodologies from criminology with hard science approaches (time series analysis, graph theory, simulations, and machine learning) to foster innovative and multidisciplinary proactive cybersecurity research. Dr. Rege’s has been published in the Journal of Information Warfare, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Security Journal, and the IEEE Intelligent Systems. She is also passionate about educating the next generation workforce across the social and hard sciences about the relevance of the human factor in cybersecurity.


Cyber Science 2018


Michael Matheson MSP is the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and a Member of the Scottish Parliament. He studied at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh where he obtained a BSc in Occupational Therapy. He also holds a BA and a Diploma in Applied Social Sciences from the Open University.

Prior to becoming an MSP Michael practised as a Community Occupational Therapist with Stirling Council, Central Regional Council, and Highland Regional Council. He was elected as the MSP for Falkirk West following the May 2007 elections. Before that he was a Regional MSP for Central Scotland from 1999-2007. Before being appointed Cabinet Secretary for Justice he was the Minister for Public Health. Michael was Vice Convenor of the European and External Relations Committee. He also sat on the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, and previously served on the Justice and Enterprise and Culture Committees. He was re-elected at the May 5, 2011 election, and thereafter appointed Minister for Public Health.


Sadie Creese is a Professor of Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. She teaches threat detection, risk assessment and operational aspects of security. Her current research portfolio includes threat modelling and detection, visual analytics for cybersecurity, risk propagation logics and communication, resilience strategies, privacy, vulnerability of distributed ledgers, and understanding cyber-harm. She is Principal Investigator on the AXIS Insurance Company sponsored project “Analysing Cyber Value-at-Risk” focused on developing a method for predicting potential harms arising from cyber-attacks. She is a co-Investigator on the PETRAS EPSRC sponsored Internet of Things Research Hub project “Cyber Risk Assessment for Coupled Systems” which is developing a new risk assessment method aimed at helping organisations prepare for the threats and vulnerabilities we will face as the Internet of Things evolves. She was the founding Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the Oxford Martin School where she continues to serve as a Director conducting research into what constitutes national cybersecurity capacity, working with countries and international organisations around the world. She was the founding Director of Oxford’s Cybersecurity network launched in 2008 and now called CyberSecurity@Oxford, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Cyber Security. Sadie is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.


Dr Cyril Onwubiko is the Secretary – IEEE UK & Ireland, and Director, Cyber Security and Intelligence at Research Series Limited, where he is responsible for directing strategy, IA governance and cyber security. Prior to Research Series, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health, Government and Public services Sectors. He is experienced in Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management, Data Fusion, Intrusion Detection Systems and Computer Network Security; and vastly knowledgeable in Information Assurance, Risk Assessment & Management. He holds a PhD in Computer Network Security from Kingston University, London, UK; MSc in Internet Engineering, from University of East London, London, UK, and BSc, first class honours, in Computer Science & Mathematics. He has authored several books including “Security Framework for Attack Detection in Computer Networks” and “Concepts in Numerical Methods.”, and edited books such as “Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods & Applications“, and Cyber Science 2015 – International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment. He has over 30 articles published in leading and most prestigious academic journals and conferences.


Jens Myrup Pedersen is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. After finishing his M.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer science he did his PhD in the field of network planning, and through close collaboration with Danish ISPs the work developed into focusing on cyber security. Today his research is focusing mainly on security from a network point of view, and includes network-based detection of malicious activity using e.g. machine learning and DNS traffic analysis – still carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners. Together with his students he has been exploring the security weaknesses of a number of embedded and IoT devices, including demonstration of poor security in state-of-the art Industry 4.0 production lines.  He is an active player in the development of cyber security educations in Denmark, and is currently leading the work of establishing a Danish National Training Platform. He has a strong interest in internationalisation of education and promotion of collaboration between students across countries and disciplines – an interest that has led to coordination of two Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships. In addition to his employment at Aalborg University he works as external lecturer at Riga Technical University, Latvia, he is board member in companies related to energy and infrastructure, and he also sits on the board of the Society of Telecommunications within the Danish Society of Engineers.


Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane has worked with the Irish and Scottish Police for 33 years principally in the investigation of terrorism, serious crime, criminal investigation, public protection and most recently digital crime and forensic delivery.

His current portfolio is with the Cybercrime, Police Scotland, investigating all aspects of serious and organised crime across Scotland with particular emphasis on technology facilitated crime to include malware proliferation, cybercrime, acquisitive crime, child sexual exploitation, drug supply, and social network abuse.

Eamonn also works extensively with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre championing the ethos of prevention through preparation and intelligence sharing for the Scottish and UK business community.


Stu Hurst is currently the Head of Security Engineering at Photobox Group (which includes Moonpig, PosterXXL and Hofmann).

He was instrumental in building Skyscanner’s Security team from 2015-2017, having led them to the final of SC Magazine’s Security Team of The Year 2017.

He has previously worked in security at The Trainline and was part of the Cyber Leadership Team at Capital One UK.

He has twice been nominated as a finalist for Cyber Evangelist of The Year at the Scottish Cyber Awards and runs one of Scotland’s leading Tech Meet Ups; Security Scotland.

Stu has appeared at numerous leading Security events such as InfoSec Europe, Cloud Expo Europe and Future of Cyber Security.

 

Twitter: @StuHirstinfosec


Karen is a professor of Cyber Security at the University of Abertay, and Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa. She is a recipient of various awards including the Fulbright Cyber Security Scholarship.

Her research focuses on human-centred security, a branch of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). She is interested in the interplay between users and security in the context of societal and industrial use. She wants to work towards creating a natural easy yet secure interaction between humans and devices. Her work has a strong development, experimental and deployment focus, testing solutions in practical situations. She has come up with several novel solutions to improve usability in a wide range of situations; and has also done fundamental work in understanding people’s mental models of security in a variety of applications and contexts.

She has a wide range of other interests, including electronic voting, accessible technology, mobile phone design for elderly users, knowledge visualisation and the use of email in organisations.


Cyber Science 2017


Dr Pfluegel obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France) in 1999 after graduating with a First Class degree (“Diplom”) in Computer Science (Equivalent of UK Honours and Master’s degree) in 1999 at Universität Karlsruhe (now known as KIT), Karlsruhe (Germany). An experienced Senior Lecturer with 3 years of industrial practice in software engineering and over 13 years of research expertise, teaching responsibilities and professional practice, his current main area of specialism is network and cyber security. He has an active and continuous portfolio of over 40 peer-reviewed international journal and conference publications, serves as member of several technical programme committees and regularly reviews for international journals. Dr Pfluegel is leading an educational programme in cyber and network security at postgraduate level and frequently gives public lectures and talks on the topic of cyber and computer security awareness. He particularly enjoys research-informed teaching in order to bring in cutting-edge knowledge from his research into his lectures.


Dr Hagen, from April 2016 is employed as Head Engineer at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), working on cybersecurity in the Energy Sector in Norway. She has previously worked as a Researcher and Consultant, most of the time employed at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) conducting research on societal security and protection of critical infrastructures. Since 2005, her scientific work focused primarily on cybersecurity, and the vulnerability of the digital society, lately with focus on the Energy Sector. She has been member of several expert groups in Norway, including the Norwegian Governmental Committee of Digital Vulnerabilities in Society that delivered an Official Norwegian Report (NOU) to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in November 2015.


Dr Cyril Onwubiko is the Secretary – IEEE UK & Ireland, and Director, Cyber Security and Intelligence at Research Series Limited, where he is responsible for directing strategy, IA governance and cyber security. Prior to Research Series, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health, Government and Public services Sectors. He is experienced in Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management, Data Fusion, Intrusion Detection Systems and Computer Network Security; and vastly knowledgeable in Information Assurance, Risk Assessment & Management. He holds a PhD in Computer Network Security from Kingston University, London, UK; MSc in Internet Engineering, from University of East London, London, UK, and BSc, first class honours, in Computer Science & Mathematics. He has authored several books including “Security Framework for Attack Detection in Computer Networks” and “Concepts in Numerical Methods.”, and edited books such as “Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods & Applications“, and Cyber Science 2015 – International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment. He has over 30 articles published in leading and most prestigious academic journals and conferences.


Kevin Curran joined the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems in 1999. Kevin’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of Computer Networks, Location Determination Technologies and Security.

Kevin’s achievements include winning and managing UK & European Framework projects and Technology Transfer Schemes. Kevin hasmade significant contributions to advancing the knowledge and understanding of computer networking and systems, evidenced by over 800 published works. He is perhaps most well-known for his work on location positioning within indoor environments and Internet security. His expertise has been acknowledged by invitations to present his work at international conferences, overseas universities and research laboratories. He is a regular contributor to print, online, radio & TV news on computing & security issues. He was the recipient of an Engineering and Technology Board Visiting Lectureship for Exceptional Engineers and is an IEEE Technical Expert for Internet/Security matters since 2008. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.

Professor Curran has chaired sessions and participated in organising committees for many highly-respected international conferences and workshops. He was the founding Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence and is also a member of numerous Journal Editorial boards and international conference organising committees. He has authored a number of books and is the recipient of various patents. He has served as an advisor to the British Computer Society in regard to the computer industry standards and is a member of BCS and IEEE Technology Specialist Groups and various other professional bodies.


Dr Mahmoud Hashem Eiza is a Lecturer in Computing (Computer and Network Security) at the School of Physical Sciences and Computing, University of Central Lancashire. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Brunel University London, U.K., in 2015. His research interests include computer and network security, with specific interests in quality-of-service and wireless network security and privacy in Vehicular Networks, Smart Grids, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things.


Dr Andrew Lenaghan is a Computer Security Specialist at Oxford University. He is a member of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) responsible for protecting the University’s network infrastructure, and users, from attack. Prior to this, he was a Senior Security Consultant and Information Security Officer in the finance sector for 8 years, advising firms in the UK, Europe and the US. He has been a regular speaker and chair of the Electronic Money Association’s Fraud and IT Security subcommittee; highlighting emerging fraud and IT security issues. As an academic at Kingston University, he was a Principal Lecturer in Data Communications and a founding member of the Networking and Communication research group. Andrew holds a degree in Computer Science, an MSc Human-Computer Interaction and has a doctorate in computer vision and pattern recognition


Cyber Science 2016


Professor Ali Hessami is Past Chair of the IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland, and the Director of R&D and Innovation at Vega Systems and Director of System of Systems Engineering Centre at UEL, London. He is an expert in the systems assurance and safety, security, sustainability and knowledge assessment/management methodologies and has a background in design and development of advanced control systems for business and safety critical industrial applications.Ali project managed the safety analysis and assessment of European Rail Traffic Management System’s ETCS for the EU Commission under the ESROG project. He also project managed the development of an advanced and systematic Safety & Risk Management System for EU Commission under SAMRail project,in support of the pan European Railway Safety Directive.He contributed significant original material to CENELEC WGA10 Report TR-50451 on Allocation of Safety Integrity & TR-50506-1 on the Cross-Acceptance of Signalling Systems. He represents UK on CENELEC Railway Standards committees. He was appointed by CENELEC as convenor of WGA11for review of EN50128 Software Safety Standard and Convenor of RG3 in WG14,where he is responsible for update and restructuring of the software,hardware and system safety standards in CENELEC.
Ali also heads the System Safety & Security Technical Committee at IEEE Systems and Cybernetics Society (SMC). Ali is a Visiting Professor at London City University’s Centre for Systems and Control in the School of Engineering & Mathematics and at Beijing Jiaotong University School of Electronics and Information Engineering. He is also a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Fellow of the IET, a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the Security Institute.


Olav Lysne is Director and founder of the Center for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) at Simula research laboratory, and professor in computer science at Simula and the University of Oslo. He received the Master’s degree in 1988 and Dr. Scient. degree in 1992, both at the University of Oslo. The early research contributions of Lysne were in the field of algebraic specification and term rewriting, with a particular emphasis on automated deduction. While working in this field he was a visiting researcher at Université de Paris-Sud. Later in his career he has been working on resilient computer architecture for supercomputing and cloud infrastructures, routing and switching techniques for IP-networks and measurement of national network infrastructures. Lysne was the leader of the Norwegian Government’s Commission on digital vulnerability, which submitted its report to the Minster of Justice in November 2015.


Frank Z. Wang is a Professor in Future Computing, and Head of School of Computing, University of Kent, UK. The School of Computing was formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen. Professor Wang’s research interests include cloud computing, big data, green computing, brain computing and future computing. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and invited talks to report his research worldwide, for example at Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, CERN, Hong Kong University of Sci. & Tech., Tsinghua University (Taiwan), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Aristotle University, and University of Johannesburg. In 2004, he was appointed as Chair & Professor, Director of Centre for Grid Computing at CCHPCF (Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility). CCHPCF is a collaborative research facility in the Universities of Cambridge and Cranfield (with an investment size of £40 million). Prof Wang and his team have won an ACM/IEEE Super Computing finalist award. Prof Wang is Chairman (UK & Republic of Ireland Chapter) of the IEEE Computer Society and Fellow of British Computer Society. He has served the Irish Government High End Computing Panel for Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the UK Government EPSRC e-Science Panel.


Dr Andrew Lenaghan is a Computer Security Specialist at Oxford University. He is a member of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) responsible for protecting the University’s network infrastructure, and users, from attack. Prior to this, he was a Senior Security Consultant and Information Security Officer in the finance sector for 8 years, advising firms in the UK, Europe and the US. He has been a regular speaker and chair of the Electronic Money Association’s Fraud and IT Security subcommittee; highlighting emerging fraud and IT security issues. As an academic at Kingston University, he was a Principal Lecturer in Data Communications and a founding member of the Networking and Communication research group. Andrew holds a degree in Computer Science, an MSc Human-Computer Interaction and has a doctorate in computer vision and pattern recognition


I joined the University in 2000 to work as a researcher on an EPSRC project characterising the indoor communications channel and a Radiocommunications Agency (now OFCOM) sponsored project characterising radiowave propagation through vegetation. I previously worked for a defence contractor and a computer networking company.

I started work as a lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2002 where I became the admissions tutor and programme coordinator for all undergraduate and integrated masters Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and Networking degree programmes. I was the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Computer Networks degree programme and the programme manager for the Foundation Degree (FDEng) in Electronic Engineering.

I am now the Head of the School of Computing, responsible for the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the School; as well as leading the School towards realising the University’s strategic vision. I also have a keen research interest in the development of secure systems, identifying vulnerabilities in systems, utilising features to identify users and network protocol analysis.


Dr Owens is the co-editor of the book on Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principle, Methods and Application, IGI Global, USA. He was the project coordinator of the European Commission IST FP5 STREP Project CONFLUENT, of the IST FP6 Integrated Project INSTINCT, and of the FP6 SSA Project PARTAKE. He is currently Project Manager of the IST PSP Project DTV4All, see www.psp-dtv4all.orgAs well as supervising many PhD students, he has extensive experience in a very broad range of administrative and academic roles including undergraduate courses director, postgraduate course director, chairman of MSc examination boards, and elected member of Senate. In 1995/96 he acted as a teaching quality assessor of teaching in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in three Welsh universities for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and in 2007-9 as an external examiner of PhD students. In 2011-13 he was President of the European Advisory Board of the Institute of Studies Brazil Europe, a joint EU Brazil funded initiative. He was Visiting Professor, School of Information and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China, 8th of September, 2012 to 23rd of September, 2012.


Syed joined Birmingham City University in August 2014. Previously he worked in the Forensic Technology Solutions (FTS) of PricewaterhouseCoopers Enterprise Advisory. His consultancy assignments included antitrust investigations and litigation support services for corporate disputes. He was mainly involved in the collection and preservation of digital evidences from a range of storage devices and media in forensically sound manner with due legal considerations. He also contributed for the electronic discovery services mainly for the review and analysis of the captured evidence.
Syed has previously worked as a R&D Project Manager at CETIC (Belgian Applied Research Centre in ICT) where he was the Principal Investigator of Digital Forensics. He led the capacity building of Cyber Incident Response initiative. His other major assignments at CETIC include: Project Manager of a European Future Internet Security Research Experiment; Coordination of ICT Security activity of national and European FP6/FP7 projects.
Syed has developed and delivered graduate courses in Computer and Network Security at the Telecommunications School of ParisTech. He is a visiting faculty member of the Business Information System Department at Babeş-Bolyai University since 2008.
Syed has held a Visiting Scientist position at University of Washington at Seattle; and was a Research Fellow at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory of the Science and Technology Facilities Council of UK. He is an external reviewer of a number of international journals and has served several scientific symposia as a technical program committee member.


Dr Hagen, from April 2016 is employed as Head Engineer at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), working on cybersecurity in the Energy Sector in Norway. She has previously worked as a Researcher and Consultant, most of the time employed at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) conducting research on societal security and protection of critical infrastructures. Since 2005, her scientific work focused primarily on cybersecurity, and the vulnerability of the digital society, lately with focus on the Energy Sector. She has been member of several expert groups in Norway, including the Norwegian Governmental Committee of Digital Vulnerabilities in Society that delivered an Official Norwegian Report (NOU) to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in November 2015.


Cyber Science 2015


Dr Andrew Lenaghan is a Computer Security Specialist at Oxford University. He is a member of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) responsible for protecting the University’s network infrastructure, and users, from attack. Prior to this, he was a Senior Security Consultant and Information Security Officer in the finance sector for 8 years, advising firms in the UK, Europe and the US. He has been a regular speaker and chair of the Electronic Money Association’s Fraud and IT Security subcommittee; highlighting emerging fraud and IT security issues. As an academic at Kingston University, he was a Principal Lecturer in Data Communications and a founding member of the Networking and Communication research group. Andrew holds a degree in Computer Science, an MSc Human-Computer Interaction and has a doctorate in computer vision and pattern recognition


Frank Z. Wang is a Professor in Future Computing, and Head of School of Computing, University of Kent, UK. The School of Computing was formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen. Professor Wang’s research interests include cloud computing, big data, green computing, brain computing and future computing. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and invited talks to report his research worldwide, for example at Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, CERN, Hong Kong University of Sci. & Tech., Tsinghua University (Taiwan), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Aristotle University, and University of Johannesburg. In 2004, he was appointed as Chair & Professor, Director of Centre for Grid Computing at CCHPCF (Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility). CCHPCF is a collaborative research facility in the Universities of Cambridge and Cranfield (with an investment size of £40 million). Prof Wang and his team have won an ACM/IEEE Super Computing finalist award. Prof Wang is Chairman (UK & Republic of Ireland Chapter) of the IEEE Computer Society and Fellow of British Computer Society. He has served the Irish Government High End Computing Panel for Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the UK Government EPSRC e-Science Panel.


Dr Cyril Onwubiko is the Secretary – IEEE UK & Ireland, and Director, Cyber Security and Intelligence at Research Series Limited, where he is responsible for directing strategy, IA governance and cyber security. Prior to Research Series, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health, Government and Public services Sectors. He is experienced in Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management, Data Fusion, Intrusion Detection Systems and Computer Network Security; and vastly knowledgeable in Information Assurance, Risk Assessment & Management. He holds a PhD in Computer Network Security from Kingston University, London, UK; MSc in Internet Engineering, from University of East London, London, UK, and BSc, first class honours, in Computer Science & Mathematics. He has authored several books including “Security Framework for Attack Detection in Computer Networks” and “Concepts in Numerical Methods.”, and edited books such as “Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods & Applications“, and Cyber Science 2015 – International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment. He has over 30 articles published in leading and most prestigious academic journals and conferences.


Dr Owens is the co-editor of the book on Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principle, Methods and Application, IGI Global, USA. He was the project coordinator of the European Commission IST FP5 STREP Project CONFLUENT, of the IST FP6 Integrated Project INSTINCT, and of the FP6 SSA Project PARTAKE. He is currently Project Manager of the IST PSP Project DTV4All, see www.psp-dtv4all.orgAs well as supervising many PhD students, he has extensive experience in a very broad range of administrative and academic roles including undergraduate courses director, postgraduate course director, chairman of MSc examination boards, and elected member of Senate. In 1995/96 he acted as a teaching quality assessor of teaching in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in three Welsh universities for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and in 2007-9 as an external examiner of PhD students. In 2011-13 he was President of the European Advisory Board of the Institute of Studies Brazil Europe, a joint EU Brazil funded initiative. He was Visiting Professor, School of Information and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China, 8th of September, 2012 to 23rd of September, 2012.