Professor, Cambridge University
Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge
University. He was one of the founders of the new discipline of security
economics, and has large research projects on the behavioural
economics of cybercrime and the deterrence of deception. He has
also made many technical contributions, having been a pioneer of
peer-to-peer systems, hardware tamper-resistance and API security.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering,
and the IET, and wrote the standard textbook "Security Engineering --
A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems".
President, Secure Mentem,
International President of the Information Systems Security Association
Ira Winkler, CISSP is President of Secure Mentem. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader.
Ira is also author of the riveting, entertaining, and educational books, Spies Among Us and Zen and the Art of Information Security. He is also a columnist for ComputerWorld and writes for several other industry publications.
Mr. Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He moved onto support other US and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he went on to serve as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group, Chief Security Strategist at HP Consulting, and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association. He was also on the Graduate and Undergraduate faculties of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.
Mr. Winkler has also written the book Corporate Espionage, which has been described as the bible of the Information Security field, and the bestselling Through the Eyes of the Enemy. Both books address the threats that companies face protecting their information. He has also written hundreds of professional and trade articles. He has been featured and frequently appears on TV on every continent. He has also been featured in magazines and newspapers including Forbes, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Planet Internet, and Business 2.0.
Director, Institute for Security Science and Technology,
Imperial College London
Professor Hankin joined Imperial in 1984 and was promoted to Professor in 1995. He is Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology. His research is in theoretical computer science and cyber security. He leads multidisciplinary projects focussed on developing advanced visual analytics and providing better decision support to defend against cyber attacks. He is Director of the CPNI/EPSRC Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems. He is Chair of Academic RiSC, the academic resilience and security community, and Vice Chair of the DG CONNECT Advisory Forum for the European Commission.
Science Advisor, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Joseph Kielman is Science Advisor in the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Kielman is assigned to the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he manages research programs in cyber security as well as visual and data analytics. In addition, he established and continues to manage the Center of Excellence for Visual and Data Analytics for the S&T Office of University Programs. Dr. Kielman has directed the National Visualization and Analytics Center program, housed at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, since its inception. He also oversees joint programs on visual and data analytics, anomaly detection, and critical infrastructure protection with the National Science Foundation, the United Kingdom Home Office, and the German BMBF. Prior to joining DHS in 2003, Dr. Kielman worked for 20 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he was successively Chief of the Advanced Technology Group in the Engineering Section, Chief of Research and Development for the Technical Services Division, and Chief Scientist and also Chief Architect at the Information Resources Division. His work at the FBI included development of advanced information collection and surveillance systems, microelectronic and micromechanical design capabilities, advanced computer architectures, and information processing and analysis technologies. Dr. Kielman has an undergraduate degree in physics and graduate degrees in biophysics and did postdoctoral work in genetics. In 2006 he was awarded the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Senior Professional.
Security Lancaster, Lancaster University, UK
Professor Awais Rashid is Director of Security Lancaster Research Centre, one of the UK’s Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. He possesses an extensive multi-disciplinary background having worked at the boundary of computer science, social science and psychology for several years. He is particularly focused on sense-making of large, heterogeneous data sources and human factors in order to unravel impacts on cyber resilience of individuals, organisations and infrastructures. He developed novel digital persona analysis techniques to unravel the deception tactics deployed by sophisticated cyber criminals online. This work was selected as one of the 100 Big Ideas of the Future by Research Councils UK and Universities UK, influenced UK and European policy frameworks, is used in law enforcement applications and underpins commercial products through a spin-out company. He has also conducted research on analysis of large-scale networks including Internet-scale systems, techniques for open-source intelligence (OSINT) and the security and privacy issues pertaining to OSINT. He also researchers novel techniques for detecting sophisticated social engineering attacks and socio-technical factors underpinning online group formation and behaviours. He also currently leads a project as part of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems - researching novel socio-technical metrics for studying and articulating cyber security risks in such environments.
Ian Neill is an expert on Border Systems and has been at the forefront of the development of international passenger data standards.
Ian has over 35 years in border management having delivered Border systems for the UK and advised other governments on the development of their systems.
Ian has worked widely with industry having chaired the International Air Transport Association’s Passenger Facilitation Working Group. Together with Australia, Canada, the USA, IATA, and the airline industry he delivered the new passenger data message standard PNRGOV as a free to use product for governments and carriers.
Ian was the UK’s representative on the Frontex research and development board and has contributed to work on analysis of passenger data and Automated Border Controls. He has worked as an advisor to The International Civil Aviation Organisation’s facilitation panel and is a regular contributor to work on travel documents. As part of the World Customs Organisation’s Contact Committee he has played role in ensuring clear guidelines on the implementation and use of both Interactive and standard advance passenger information have been agreed between IATA, ICAO, WCO industry and governments.
Ian continues to speak and moderate at international events on data and border security and has provided advice to a number of governments since leaving the Home Office in 2014.
School of Telecommunications Engineering
Xidian University, Xi'an, China
Zan Li, received her Ph.D degree at Xidian University, China, in 2006. Currently, she is a professor of Xidian University and the chair of cognitive and communication signal research center in State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks (ISN) of China. She is IEEE Senior Member and the associated editor of the International Journal of Communications Systems. Meanwhile, she is also the editorial board member of some international journals. She is the general chair of IEEE CITS 2016 and served as the organizing committee co-chair of IEEE CIT 2014. She also served as the technical program committee member of IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, IEEE ICC 2015, and so on. She was recruited as the Yangtze River scholar of Education Ministry of China and awarded the thirteenth “China Youth Science and Technology Award”. Her current research interests include cognitive frequency hopping, wireless communication signal processing, and spectrum sensing. She has been in charge of more than 30 researching projects, including the Major National Science and Technology Projects of China, the National 863 project of China, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Up to now, she has published more than 140 papers academic journals and conference, such as IEEE Trans. on Communications and IEEE GLOBECOM.
NCC Group, UK
Ollie Whitehouse is Technical Director with NCC Group where he is responsible
for Cyber Incidence Response & Defence Operations, Threat Intelligence and
innovation in the Security Consulting division.
For two decades Ollie has worked at multinationals in a variety of cyber
security consultancy, research and management roles providing advice on the
modern challenges faced by end user organisations, governments, and larger
Ollie is an advisor the UK government on cyber security research and national
capability as well as the Institute of Engineering and Technology on their
cyber security publication strategy.
Dr. Liwei Ren is a researcher and domain architect responsible for advanced security solutions at Trend Micro. His research interests include data security, cyber security, differential compression & practical algorithms. Prior to Trend Micro, he was the chief scientist and co-founder of Provilla, a leading vendor of endpoint based DLP solution which was acquired by Trend Micro. Prior to Provilla, he worked at InnoPath Software as a principal researcher focusing on differential compression for FOTA technology . Before InnoPath, he worked with several hi-tech companies as senior software engineer. Dr. Ren is a frequent speaker at industrial conferences and academic seminars. His moderate accomplishments include 10+ academic publications in mathematics, 20+ issued US patents, and founding a data security start up with successful exit. Dr. Ren received his Ph.D in mathematics and MS in information science from University of Pittsburgh. He also holds both MS and BS degrees in mathematics from Tsinghua University.