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Security Summit

12.09.2024 | Tallinn Creative Hub

The No 1 cyber security event and meeting of minds for the Nordic-Baltic region.

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The #1 cyber security event and meeting of minds for the Nordic-Baltic region.

when

Next event will take place on 12.09.2024, in the beginning of golden autumn.

why

Learn about the latest cyber security news and meet with industry leaders.

where

Estonia, the tech unicorn country, home of NATO CCDCOE and sentinel of EU cyber defence.

Speakers

Kenneth Geers

Kenneth Geers

Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council / NATO CCDCOE

How to Ensure Resilient Cyber Security?

  • Threat Landscape in the Nordic-Baltic Region
  • Cyber Hygiene and Culture of Security in the Region
  • Incident Response and Recovery Frameworks

Dr. Kenneth Geers is a Fellow at the Atlantic Council, NATO Cyber Centre, Digital Society Institute-Berlin, and Transatlantic Cyber Forum. Kenneth served for 20 years in the US Gov: Army, NSA, NCIS, and NATO. For the past 10 years, he has worked for numerous cybersecurity firms. He is the author of “Strategic Cyber Security” and “Alliance Power for Cybersecurity“, editor of “Cyber War in Perspective” and ”The Virtual Battlefield”, and technical expert on the “Tallinn Manual”.

Rik Ferguson

Rik Ferguson

Vice President of Security Intelligence at Forescout Technologies

Securing the Future: Cyber Resilience Strategies for Emerging Technologies

  • Exploring the challenges presented by the fast adoption of IoT, 5G, and cloud computing.
  • Discussing the specific risks associated with these technologies.
  • Highlighting the importance of developing robust cyber resilience strategies to counter these risks.

As a researcher, futurist, and storyteller, Rik helps businesses and individuals understand the complexities of technology, and its intersection with cybercrime. He is a founding Special Advisor to Europol’s European CyberCrime Centre (EC3), a multi-award-winning video producer and writer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a board advisor. In 2021 Rik Ferguson was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame. Rik investigates the wider implications of new developments in technology, and their potential impact on security, both for the enterprise and for society. He has published papers, articles, videos and regularly speaks at conferences including RSA, Mobile World Congress, Milken Institute, Virus Bulletin, RUSI, and the e-Crime Congress. Rik holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Wales and has qualified as a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP).

Baiba Kaskina

Baiba Kaskina

General Manager of CERT.LV

Keynote Panel: The Role of Education and Social Awareness in Building Resilient Cyber Security

  • How can we cultivate a resilient cybersecurity culture across diverse sectors in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What are the best practices for integrating cybersecurity principles into the Nordic-Baltic education systems at various levels?
  • How can the increased involvement of women in cybersecurity contribute to stronger cybersecurity cultures within the Nordic-Baltic societies?
  • How can partnerships between the public and private sectors be leveraged to promote a cybersecurity-aware culture and enhance educational programs?
  • What initiatives are most effective in developing cybersecurity skills and knowledge across all educational stages in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What changes are needed in the legal and educational frameworks to support the integration of cybersecurity into societal norms and educational curricula in the Nordic-Baltic countries?

Baiba Kaškina is the General Manager of CERT.LV – Latvian National and Governmental CSIRT on Latvia (since 2011) leading the dynamic work of the team and liaising with the constituencies. She has started the first CERT team in Latvia in 2006 and since then has been involved in shaping the cyber security ecosystem of Latvia as well as internationally.

Baiba has been the chair of European CSIRTs collaboration forum TF-CSIRT from 2014-2019 and is the Chair of the FIRST Membership Committee since 2022.

She has received the Order of Three stars from the Republic of Latvia in recognition of her contribution to establish and lead the Latvian cyber security environment.

Merle Maigre

Merle Maigre

Programme Director of Cybersecurity at Estonia’s e-Governance Academy

Keynote Panel: The Role of Education and Social Awareness in Building Resilient Cyber Security

  • How can we cultivate a resilient cybersecurity culture across diverse sectors in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What are the best practices for integrating cybersecurity principles into the Nordic-Baltic education systems at various levels?
  • How can the increased involvement of women in cybersecurity contribute to stronger cybersecurity cultures within the Nordic-Baltic societies?
  • How can partnerships between the public and private sectors be leveraged to promote a cybersecurity-aware culture and enhance educational programs?
  • What initiatives are most effective in developing cybersecurity skills and knowledge across all educational stages in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What changes are needed in the legal and educational frameworks to support the integration of cybersecurity into societal norms and educational curricula in the Nordic-Baltic countries?

Merle Maigre is the Programme Director of Cybersecurity at Estonia’s e-Governance Academy. Previously she worked at CybExer Technologies and as the Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCDCOE). Prior to that, she was the National Security Policy Adviser to Estonian Presidents Kersti Kaljulaid and Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Merle has also worked at NATO HQ, and at the NATO Liaison Office in Kyiv, Ukraine. Currently, she is also a chosen Member of the Advisory Group of European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and a non-resident fellow of the Centre for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Merle has been recently decorated with the French National Order of Merit (2021), and the Order of Merit of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (2024).

Jaanika Merilo

Jaanika Merilo

Head of eHealth Strategy at the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia

Keynote Panel: The Role of Education and Social Awareness in Building Resilient Cyber Security

  • How can we cultivate a resilient cybersecurity culture across diverse sectors in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What are the best practices for integrating cybersecurity principles into the Nordic-Baltic education systems at various levels?
  • How can the increased involvement of women in cybersecurity contribute to stronger cybersecurity cultures within the Nordic-Baltic societies?
  • How can partnerships between the public and private sectors be leveraged to promote a cybersecurity-aware culture and enhance educational programs?
  • What initiatives are most effective in developing cybersecurity skills and knowledge across all educational stages in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What changes are needed in the legal and educational frameworks to support the integration of cybersecurity into societal norms and educational curricula in the Nordic-Baltic countries?

Jaanika Merilo has over 25 years of combined experience in digital transformation and over 10 years in health tech. Since 2015, she has played a significant role in driving digital transformation in Ukraine, earning nominations in 2015 from Google and the Financial Times for the NE100 “”Innovators whose innovations change the world for the better”” and winning the “”Best City Digital Transformation Award”” at the Smart City World EXPO in 2019.

Since 2015, Jaanika has been an active Deputy Mayor of Dnipro, an advisor to several ministers of Ukraine, and, since 2019, an advisor to the Advisor to Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. Jaanika has been active in Estonia’s Ministry of Social Affairs since March 2023, and since January 2024, she has been the Head of eHealth Strategy.

Jaanika has an MBA degree from the University of Cumbria, a Masters degree from Rome Business School / University of Valencia in eHealth Management, and is currently doing her third master’s at King’s College in London.

Rita Käit-Vares

Rita Käit-Vares

Founder and Board Member at CYBERS

Keynote Panel: The Role of Education and Social Awareness in Building Resilient Cyber Security

  • How can we cultivate a resilient cybersecurity culture across diverse sectors in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What are the best practices for integrating cybersecurity principles into the Nordic-Baltic education systems at various levels?
  • How can the increased involvement of women in cybersecurity contribute to stronger cybersecurity cultures within the Nordic-Baltic societies?
  • How can partnerships between the public and private sectors be leveraged to promote a cybersecurity-aware culture and enhance educational programs?
  • What initiatives are most effective in developing cybersecurity skills and knowledge across all educational stages in the Nordic-Baltic region?
  • What changes are needed in the legal and educational frameworks to support the integration of cybersecurity into societal norms and educational curricula in the Nordic-Baltic countries?

Rita is a forward-thinking leader, whose journey in the cybersecurity industry has been characterized by innovation, strategic leadership, and a commitment to excellence. With over 20 years of experience and the successful establishment of CYBERS, she has propelled growth through visionary partnerships and innovative sales strategies.

Sven Ahtama

Sven Ahtama

Head of IT at Saku Metall

Keynote Panel:
Current Cyber Threats and Building Resilient Information Security in Organizations

  • What cyber threats are currently perceived in organizations?
  • What incidents have occurred and how have they been handled?
  • How to continuously improve information security systems and culture to achieve resilience in any situation?

Sven is an IT entrepreneur and with 26 years of experience in the IT industry, he has held significant positions at well known companies such as Fujitsu, Telia, and Helmes.

For the last 13 years, Sven has been leading the IT department at Saku Metall, driving innovative solutions and overseeing major technological advancements within the company. His expertise spans across various domains of IT, making him a key figure in the industry.

Currently, he is focused on cybersecurity, dedicating significant efforts to enhance Saku Metall’s resilience in the face of growing threats. He is also a founding member in the development of a new platform for identity management automation, aiming to streamline the process. His experience and forward-thinking approach make him a valuable contributor to any discussion on the future of IT.

Paul Post

Paul Post

Head of IT at Sunly

Keynote Panel:
Current Cyber Threats and Building Resilient Information Security in Organizations

  • What cyber threats are currently perceived in organizations?
  • What incidents have occurred and how have they been handled?
  • How to continuously improve information security systems and culture to achieve resilience in any situation?

Paul is currently the Head of IT at Sunly, leading IT operations across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, focusing on establishing and overseeing key domains like cybersecurity, process automation and digitalisation, business intelligence and data, microservices, custom SaaS product development, support services etc. Previously, he served as Division Lead at ADM Interactive, merging and restructuring software development teams, fostering client partnerships in the Baltics, UK, and Germany. He is a strategic forward-thinking leader with the ability to implement changes to foster innovation.

Kristian Teiter

Kristian Teiter

Head of Information Security at HANZA Group

Keynote Panel:
Current Cyber Threats and Building Resilient Information Security in Organizations

  • What cyber threats are currently perceived in organizations?
  • What incidents have occurred and how have they been handled?
  • How to continuously improve information security systems and culture to achieve resilience in any situation?

Kristian Teiter is an experienced Information Security Manager in the manufacturing industry, currently serving as the Head of Information Security at HANZA Group. Over the last 5 years, Kristian has been establishing from the scratch, executing, and improving the Information Security Management System (ISMS) according to ISO27001 standard. Before focusing purely on information security, he worked as IT manager and also briefly as DPO in HANZA Group. He worked as Head of Department of Geoinformatics in Estonian Land Board before starting in manufacturing industry.

His educational background includes Master’s degree in Business Information Technology from Tallinn University of Technology and an MSc in Geoinformatics and Cartography from the University of Tartu. In addition he holds multiple internationally recognized infosec certifications like CISSP, CRISK and ISO27001 Lead Implementer.

An Incognito Industry Expert Presenter

An Incognito Industry Expert Presenter

KillNet Saga – The Rise and Fall of The Most Infamous Russian Hacktivist Group

  • Brief overview of Russian hacktivism;
  • Activities of KillNet and its leader KillMilk before the war in Ukraine;
  • The start of the war in Ukraine and the creation of KillNet – attacks against EU and NATO countries (including Estonia during Locked Shields, etc.);
  • KillNet and other hacktivist groups;
  • Attempts by KillNet’s leader KillMilk to make money (black skills, pmhc KillNet, and more) and conflicts with other hacktivists;
  • KillNet’s information war with other Russian groups last autumn (data leaks, thefts, and more);
  • The downfall of KillNet

Incognito presenter is a cyber security analyst working for the government of the Estonian Republic, focusing on Russia’s cyber threats. Previously, Presenter worked at CERT-EE. Presenter holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in politics and governance. Presenter has a deep personal and professional interest in Russia’s internal politics.

Jānis Vanags

Jānis Vanags

Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance Policy Group Member / IATA Emergency Response Expert / Estonian Business School Lecturer on Resilience and Crisis Management

Unknown Unknowns – How to Prepare for a Crisis and Build Resilience?

  • Current environment – what are the growing new greyzone threats?
  • Handling of threats and crisis – how to build a resilience architecture?
  • Big picture – how can we together prepare against the unknown unknowns?

Jānis Vanags has over 15 years of experience in executive board/senior management positions in aviation, service, retail and health-care industries spanning 30+ markets in the EU, CIS and Middle East. In addition to leadership roles in businesses with up to EUR 900 million annual turnover, Mr Vanags is additionally an advisor/trainer in emergency management for major international organizations and companies in Europe, Asia and Africa (IATA, United Nations, etc). He has designed, reshaped and implemented Emergency Response Organisations across a range of large aviation/transport, manufacturing, health-care, and service businesses, and he currently liaises with NATO and national defence bodies on resilience issues (strategic reserves; business and military synergies for resilience; hybrid/greyzone threats). Mr.Vanags is a policy group member of Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, MBA teacher at Estonian Business School and Advisory Board member of Riga Technical University.

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran

Professional Host and Entrepreneur

Louis grew up in a small coastal town in Australia and attended the University of Newcastle, gaining a first class Honors Degree in Computer Science and worked in the industry as a Consultant and Trainer for 10 years, specializing in enterprise integration services. Having left the world of IT consultancy behind, Louis now uses his public speaking and communication skills to lead tech focused conferences, combining both his broad technical and entertainment skills to provide a larger than life presence on stage when he hosts.

Location

Tallinn Creative Hub

Kursi 3, 10415 Tallinn  

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