Big Data in Cyber Security speakers

[Conference] Speaker biographies for International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security:

Steven Wilson
Head of Business, European Cybercrime Centre EC3
Mr Wilson completed 30 years of service with Police Scotland, previously having also served with Strathclyde Police, Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. He has worked in a wide range of Senior Detective roles including major investigations, counter terrorism, covert policing, management of sex offenders, fugitives and witness protection. He had responsibility for all aspects of cyber and cyber enabled crime in Scotland and sat on government, industry and academic groups. He also represented Scotland on UK national and European cyber groups.
Stephen Livingstone
Security Operations – Service Integration, Transformation & Assurance, Lloyds Banking
Steve has worked in IT for over 30 years, starting as a Cobol programmer and progressing through Systems programming, Database Admin and consultancy to senior management roles within banking. He has been involved in managing teams and building capability in IT Security for 13 years, including Cryptographic services and security Operations.
Tim Grieveson
Chief Cyber &Security Strategist, EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Over 20 years’ IT experience including significant experience in Information Security and is seen as an inspirational & commercially focused ‘Big Corporate’ CIO / CISO & IT Transformation Director within the industry, who is changing and challenging the way in which technology supports businesses. Tim is a certified CISO (C|CISO) and hold the Certified Information Security Managers certification (CSIM) and Advanced Level ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer as well as certifications in both ITIL Service Management and Prince 2 project management. He is a prolific blogger, speaker and commentator on issues affecting CIO’, CISO's, Cyber and all things Technology and my passion for Service Delivery and motivational style has made me a role model inspiring others to join the industry and review how they operate within their own businesses.
Simon Arnell
Chief Technologist, Security Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Simon Arnell is a Chief Technologist for HPE Security Services and a recognised thought-leader in the area of cyber security. He has delivered consulting services into a range of HPE’s clients, architected several of HPE’ services and has filed a number of patents in the areas of security software, security big data analysis and software-defined systems. He frequently hosts HP’s C-level customers at HPE’s Customer Engagement Centres. Most recently he was responsible for growing one of HPE Labs’ security research projects into a commercial success. The research concerned detecting malware in-fected systems through the use of DNS-based analysis appliances. Simon lead proof of concept projects with a number of HPE’s clients and validated the busi-ness case. This commercial service was launched in September 2015 and is known as HPE DNS Malware Analytics. Simon is currently responsible for the commercial input into HPE Labs’ Security Machine project. The project has the stated goal of detecting security incidents in real-time by correlating events over a fourteen day time window whilst ingesting data at a constant rate of greater than ten million events per second.
David Stubley
CEO - 7 Elements LTD
Founder of 7 Elements, David brings over 15 years of experience within the technical security market, where he has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise through the delivery of security testing and in the provision of technical expertise to high profile incidents. He has performed key roles in security programmes, aligning a risk managed security approach and business risk appetites across multiple business functions in order to provide pragmatic security solutions for regulatory requirements. David has also devised bespoke risk assessment methodologies for a number of security projects, including technical and business risk assessments aimed at understanding the risk profile for a multinational organisation, and has developed a new thematic for resilient information security assurance. His specialist skill is bridging the gap between technical teams, senior management and C-level executives, to improve the understanding, use and development of security testing. As such, he has recently taken on the role of Cyber Security Advisor to the Aerospace, Defence and Marine (ADM) Industry Leadership Group. David is an active member of the wider security industry, regularly presenting on the subject of information security and its many facets.
Peter Ridley
Data Protection and Privacy Practice, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Peter Ridley has worked in the Information Technology industry for over twenty years, with a priority focus on Security for the last 8 years. Peter joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security Services in March 2011 as a Principal Consultant for the Data Protection and Privacy practice, where he was responsible for the owning the delivery of Data Protection solutions for large client enterprises. Peter has been involved in multiple successful deliveries and has a reputation for ensuring successful delivery. Prior to joining HPE, Peter worked at McAfee as a product specialist for Data Loss Prevention and Encryption. Peter joined McAfee before DLP had seriously arrived on the market, and having adopted it as his focus area, became one of the first people within the United Kingdom to have strong understanding of the strengths, needs and requirement around Data Loss Prevention within the security industry, aligning himself with the regulations and directives surrounding data security, as well as the security vendors approach to their solutions. Peter sits on a leading panel of advisors for the upcoming Data protection directive for the European community.
Eamonn Keane
Detective Inspector, Cyber Crime Unit, Police Scotland
Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane has worked with the Irish and Scottish Police for 31 years principally in the investigation of terrorism, serious crime, criminal investigation, public protection and community partnership policing. He has served and led on many high profile national cases and in all aspects of criminal enquiries particularly serious and sexual crime investigation, sex offender management and public protection. His current portfolio with the Specialist Crime Division, Cybercrime, Police Scotland, investigates all aspects of serious and organised crime across Scotland with particular emphasis on technology facilitated crime to include malware proliferation, child sexual exploitation, drug supply, paedophilia, cybercrime, ICT facilitated fraud and social network abuse.
Ian Rainsborough
Enterprise Solutions, Guidance Software
Ian is a member of the Enterprise Solutions team with Guidance Software Inc. (GSI), an industry leader in digital investigations technologies and services. He coordinates a global team of experts aimed at helping clients limit the impact of their most complex cyber challenges, by leveraging a combination of IT automation and advanced analytics. Prior to joining GSI, Ian held senior positions at leading security vendors with responsibilities across the global banking sector, a market that he has been working for the last 20 years.
Rashmi Knowles
Chief Security Architect, EMEA RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Rashmi Knowles is Chief Security Architect at RSA, The Security Division on EMC. She works to promote the adoption of RSA’s core technology with customers and drives thought leadership initiatives in EMEA. She is a prominent evangelist and spokesperson for both professional and industry conferences. She has appeared on BBC television and radio as a subject-matter expert for Advanced Cyber Threat.
Harry McLaren
Security Consultant, ECS
Delivering security based projects for ECS around the UK since graduating from Napier University in 2013. Harry McLaren has been utilising various types of ‘Big Data’ for several years and has become an expert in several of Splunk’s technologies for swift SIEM deployments and building out SOC capabilities and processes.
Jamie Graves
CEO, ZoneFox
Jamie is a data security and enterprise software entrepreneur. He has a PhD in Computer Science, and extensive security and digital forensics experience. Jamie co-founded ZoneFox and currently leads the team. ZoneFox is an award-winning spin out from Edinburgh Napier University which helps its customers by protecting their IP through endpoint tracking and user behaviour analytics.
James Kwaan
CISM and CSX Co-ordinator, ISACA
James is ISC2 Chapter President (Scotland) has worked for a number of blue chip companies in Simulation and Training, Telecommunications and Financial Services. He has published papers at international conferences. He is specialist in information security and privacy, and as a former developer is interested in application security, Big Data and evolving technologies. In his spare time James is the research director for ISACA, arranges ISACA knowledge sharing events, provides training for the CISM qualification. He sits on both on the ISACA and (ISC)2 Scottish boards, and is on the Napier Cyber Academy board.
Stephen Hampton
Chief Technology Officer, Hutchinson Networks
Stephen Hampton is Hutchinson Networks' Chief Technology Officer. He is a Network Architect with a proven track record in the successful delivery of large networks. He is very comfortable in a number of roles ranging from Network Architect to Third-Line Support Engineer. Stephen has the enviable ability to rapidly master new technologies and architectures. He has excellent communications skills and brings an enthusiastic, innovative and professional approach to all assignments. Stephen is driving Hutchinson Networks' technical progress and is committed too improving our existing solutions selling strategy. As well as developing new and existing partnerships, Stephen is seeking to improve and expand our overall service catalogue, creating new and innovative products and bring them to market. Supported by our expert, certified engineers, Stephen is also strongly focused on building a top-class team of technical engineers and architects.
Andrew Settle
Head of Special Investigations, Forcepoint
Andy has over thirty years of experience working with information technology in every size of organisation. He has the skills and breadth of knowledge needed to design, deploy, assure and operate secure information systems. With his strong background in security, networks and systems architecture and a passion for professional software engineering he has the end-to-end process knowledge enabling him to step into all stages within the life cycle of most information systems. As a technical subject matter expert, he has delivered training to civilian and military organisations on secure software development, vulnerability assessments, web application vulnerabilities, data & application security exploitation and penetration testing. He has been an intrusion detection analyst for NATO and the UK MoD and has headed up both security incident responses and the secure decommissioning of sensitive systems. Andy is an active member of the CPNI Security Researchers Information Exchange (SRIE) and has been an assessor for both the BCS CESG IAP Scheme and the UK Cyber Security Challenge.”
Jason McClay
Operations Director, G2G3
Jason is a Product & Operations Director with a strong track record of developing and delivering complex solutions for worldwide blue chip client base operating in the Enterprise IT Environment. Specialties include: End-to-end product lifecycle management; Leadership of specialist teams; Operational planning; and Solution Development
Brian Hills
Head of Data, The Data Lab
Brian has 17 years experience in analytics and software engineering, across domains including Telecoms, IT and Digital. He joins the Data Lab from Skyscanner where he launched and grew the Business Intelligence team. Prior to Skyscanner, Brian held analytics and engineering roles with Sumerian and HP.
Ben Fountain
Senior Consultant, NCC
Ben has been building on experience across prior roles for NCC Group. He works with the Compliance and Audit consultancy team, assisting clients in all areas of information security. Prior work with PwC saw him work with a wide range of sectors, including finance, healthcare and local government. The work included HMG RMADS, PCI-DSS, PA-DSS, DPA, systems monitoring, and BCP issues.
Matthew Craven
Lecturer, Plymouth University
Matthew Craven is a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in SOCeM at the University of Plymouth. In addition, he is the director of the NVIDIA GPU Research Center at Plymouth, specialising in HPC and GPU technologies. His research interests and publications encompass interdisciplinary pursuits including mathematical modelling, simulation, cybersecurity and evolutionary algorithms. He has held lectureships in the UK and abroad and holds membership of the AMS, IMA and LMS. In addition, he regularly reviews for journals in interdisciplinary mathematics disciplines and forms part of the workshop and programme committees for the top-tier applied mathematics and computer science conferences.
Ron Poet
University of Glasgow
Ron Poet gained his MA and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge where he developed the Temkim – Poet model in Atomic Physics. He then switched to Computing Science at the University of Glasgow where he has worked ever since, apart from a year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with Fred Brooks. His main research interest is Information Security and he was Chair of the 7th International Conference in the Security of Information and Networks (SIN’14) which was held at the University of Glasgow in September 2014.
Vincent Lamb
IT Security Training Ltd
Vincent Lamb is managing director of IT Training Ltd a company he founded in 2002 to be a specialist information security training company. The first course he wrote was the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He introduced the CEH course to the UK. He has written many certifications including, Certified Enterprise Security Professional (CESP), Certified Web Application Security Tester (CWAST,) and ITST-Certified-Computer Forensic-Investigator-CCFI. During the nineties He ran his own company operating as a freelance instructor and consultant specializing in networking. His network certifications include Master Certified NetWare Engineer as well as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has written computer-based training courses on OSPF, BGP, dial-on-demand, Frame Relay, and LAN troubleshooting and protocol analysis for Learning Tree International.Recently he has been working new courses on Malware analysis , Incident Response and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He currently lives and works in Midothian Scotland.
Douglas Carson
Solutions Consultant, Keysight Technologies
Doug Carson is a Solutions Consultant working for Keysight Technologies’ Signal Network Division in Edinburgh. During his career he has architected measurement and processing solutions for leading edge telecoms technologies such as SS7 intelligent networks, voice over packet, 3G & 4G radio access networks and recently, network function virtualization. He is currently conducting research into cyber threat detection and forensic analysis using signal processing techniques in conjunction with Keysight test equipment. He holds nine patents in network protocol processing and correlation techniques.
Naghmeh Moradpoor
Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University
Dr Moradpoor (PhD, MSc, BSc, CEH v.8, PGCert, MBCS) is a Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks and a member of the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Security and The Cyber Academy at the Edinburgh Napier University. She holds a PhD in Computer Systems and Networking from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, Coleraine (2013), MSc in Computer Systems and Networking from the University of Greenwich, London (2009) and BSc in Computer Software Engineering (2004). Her general research interests include security, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, mobile phone forensics, network resource management and next generation networks, systems and services. She is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH.v8) and her current area of research is focused on the application of neural networks for detection and classification of cybersecurity attacks such as SQLi, phishing emails, malware, Deny of Service (DoS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), drive-by downloads, and Man-In-The-Middle (MIMT) attacks.
Mandy Haeburn-Little
Director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC)
SBRC is the business delivery arm for Police Scotland and the Scottish Government, acting as the nexus between policing and business. SBRC is a key partner in the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Strategy and works across a broad range of stakeholders from the private, public and third sector in support of making Scotland’s business community safer online. Two of the major themes that SBRC is leading on this year are the Cyber Hub for Scotland and research into “why business apparently isn’t listening to cyber threat”. The SBRC cyber workstream delivers advice and support to all sizes of business and works in creating innovative affordable services through working some of the best of Scotland’s ethical hacking students . SBRC is a close partner to Napier University’s Cyber Academy and is also working in support of Scottish skills and keeping some of those skills in Scotland. SBRC also with Napier supports the promotion of digital skills for girls. Due to its success in introducing cyber innovation and working with students, SBRC has been used as a model to create London’s first Digital Security Centre which Mandy established for the Mayor’s Office last year, working with the three main policing bodies to protect SME’s in London from cyber enabled crime. As well as being at the helm of SBRC and establishing LDSC, Mandy sits on a number of strategic boards within Police and Fire sectors. She is a member of the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce for Scotland , is the only independent member on The Scottish Crime Campus Board for Scotland and is leading on the Cyber Business Enablement Group for Scotland. Mandy is a member of the Institute of Directors. Outside work Mandy is an exhibited artist, trained to interpreting level in Spanish and is a Governor of the Merchant schools.
Vassilios Manoussos
Director, Strathclyde Forensics
Basil is a Digital Forensics Consultant, owner of Strathclyde Forensics, and works as an Expert Witness in civil, criminal, employment and family court cases. He has worked in high profile cases involving the NHS, the News of the World and criminal cases including fraud, murder and indecent images of children (child pornography). Basil has extensive work experience in the UK and Greece, and worked for companies and organizations such as IBM, Abbey National, and Her Majesty's Civil Service. He was recently appointed National Advisor for Roshni, and joined Edinburgh Napier University as an Associate.