Today we want to invite you to the official registration start for your ticket to 2. Cyber Security Tech Summit Europe 2020 Registration is open until now! #CSTSE2020.
Following the guiding principle How can we protect society against cyber attacks, we do not only want to present the latest developments for improving cyber security in business and in society. We also create a platform that enables regional, national and international organizations to network even better.
In addition to renowned speakers such as previous White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) Theresa Payton, the Facebook hacker Jamie Woodruff, the Israeli security expert Keren Elazari and Linus Neumann, speaker of the Chaos Computer Club, we have high-ranking German politicians and CEOs of international technology providers on stage. Arne Schönbohm, president of the German national cyber security authority, and the first inspector of the Federal Armed Forces’ cyber and information space, Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, will also be present.
Did you already wait for our invitation? Then register now by using our online form and secure yourself an entrance ticket at no charge.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bonn on march 11th from 9.00 am – 10.00 pm! Details about our exhibitors, speakers, numerous business workshops and the networking evening will be upcoming soon at this point.
Chairman of the Board Cyber Se…
Chairman of the Board Cyber Security Cluster Bonn e.V. & Head of Telekom Security, T-Systems International GmbH
Dirk Backofen is the Senior Vice President & Head of Telekom Security. In this role, he is accountable for P&L of the business unit Telekom Security with more than 1,600 employees.
Telekom Security protects the critical infrastructure of the Deutsche Telekom Group against cyber attacks worldwide and offers the same highly professional tools as Managed Security Service Provider to customers in the external market.
Dirk Backofen studied at technical university of Chemnitz (Germany) and has a master’s degree in information technology. He has been working for Deutsche Telekom since 1991 in various executive positions. In December 2016 he took over the overall leadership of Telekom Security.”
The Bonn CDU nominated him in November 2014 as a candidate for the office of mayor. On 13th September 2015, he won the mayoral election in Bonn, which took place in the course of the local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2015. In the first ballot, Sridharan was elected successor to Jürgen Nimptsch (SPD) with 50.06 percent of the votes (45.1 percent turnout in Bonn). His opponent Peter Ruhenstroth-Bauer (SPD) received 23.7 percent of the votes. The Green candidate Tom Schmidt received 22.1 percent. The remaining 4.1 percent were distributed among three other candidates.
Sridharan is Catholic and married. Together with his wife Petra, he has three sons. From 1998 he lived in his own house in Bornheim, and in 2015 he moved to Bonn (Röttgen district).
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Since April 2017, Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos has been the first inspector of the Bundeswehr's (Federal Defence) Cyber and Information Domain Service in Bonn. He is a member of the Advisory Councel of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC). He has been in the Bundeswehr since 1975 and, after completing his basic training in Air Force Training Regiment 3 in Roth, completed an officer's course in electrical engineering in Nuremberg at the Bundeswehr University of Applied Sciences in Neubiberg as a graduate engineer. From 1988 to 1990, he attended the General Staff Course at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff Academy in Hamburg. Until February 2016, he worked for 3 years as Director NATO Headquarters C3 Staff in the International Military Staff in Brussels. Since the beginning of 2016, he has been in service in the Armed Forces Base Command in Bonn and is Head of the CIR Development Staff, which is dedicated to the expansion of the Cyber/IT department.
Arne Schönbohm took up his position as president of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in February 2016. Born in Hamburg, he studied international business administration at the International School of Management in Dortmund, as well as in London and Taipei. For more than ten years, he has held senior positions in the field of IT security. Prior to his appointment as president of the BSI, he served as president of Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e. V. He is the author of various books, including „Deutschlands Sicherheit – Cybercrime und Cyberwar (2011)“.
As the star of the CBS TV series, “Hunted,” Theresa Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data.
The first female to serve as White House chief information officer, and named #4 on IFSEC Global’s list of the world’s Top 50 cybersecurity influencers in security & fire 2017, Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.
Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of her successful and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, Theresa masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow’s breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to stay a step ahead with practical steps for thinking like the adversary, while managing cybersecurity risk.
Theresa’s distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.
Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security.
Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked in May to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.
Woodruff is an expert on cyber issues, travelling internationally to talk at global corporations and the industry’s most important conferences. He is also writing a book on cyber intelligence and combating terrorism whilst pursuing a PhD in political science at Sheffield University.
Woodruff talks about the importance of System and Network Security and is known for disclosing world-wide exploits and vulnerabilities within leading security applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and Google. He finds existing exploits by infiltrating the companies in question. He demonstrated this by impersonating a Domino’s pizza delivery boy at a large financial institution and gaining access to their server room via pick-locking. All carried out under fully authorised, ethical penetration testing.
Keren Elazari is an internationally recognized security analyst, researcher, writer and speaker. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, big 4 and fortune 500 companies. Keren covers emerging security technologies as an independent strategic analyst and advisor. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the prestigious TED Conference. Keren’s talk has been viewed by millions, translated to 30 languages, and chosen for TED’s ‘Most Powerful Ideas’ and ‘Top Ted Talks Of 2014’. In 2019, Keren’s TED talk is still one of TED’s most watched talks on the topic of security and hacking. Keren holds a CISSP certification, an MA in Security Studies, and is currently a senior researcher with the prestigious Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University . Keren is also a visiting faculty member on topics of cyber security with Singularity University, a private think tank in California, and the founder of Israel’s largest security community event, BSidesTLV, part of the global SecurityBSides movement.
Linus Neumann is a hacker and psychologist. As consultant for IT security he has been an expert on several committees of the German Bundestag.
Linus Neumann has been fascinated by the world of source codes since he was ten years old. Today, the graduated psychologist consults private companies from the financial sector as well as operators of of critical infrastructures. In the Chaos Computer Club he is involved in network political topics. He became known to a broad public through his podcast "Logbuch: Netzpolitik", which he published together with Tim Pritlove. Linus Neumann used to write regularly, now sporadically for the blog netzpolitik.org.
His core topic is IT security and experts like him are desperately sought after by government institutions as well as private companies, as the increasing digitalization also reveals ever greater security problems.
His knowledge of bits and bytes makes Linus Neumann a sought-after consultant and speaker. Linus Neumann clearly shows that the topics of artificial intelligence, risk management systems, questions of liability on the internet as well as digital maturity, sovereignty and the social power of individual large internet companies concern us all and he presents stirring solutions. He sensitizes us to the security gaps and shakes us out of our digital slumber.
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