A Scheme for the private industry that offers assistance in assessing cyber security posture against the latest Cyber Security threats and enhance further the education of employees through training

Event Speakers

Event Details


08:30 – 15:00


The Westin Dragonara Resort,

Dragonara Road,

St Julian’s STJ 3143,


Registration Fee


Summit Programme

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
08:30 — 15:00 CET

8:30 - 09:00


9:00 - 9:10

Welcome note

9:10 - 09:15

Launch Video

9:15 - 09:45
Hon. Silvio Schembri
Hon. Silvio Schembri

Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Malta

The B SECURE Scheme

  • All the details on the B SECURE Scheme and how to register
9:45 - 09:55
Perit David Xuereb
Perit David Xuereb

President, Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry

Is your business Cyber Secure?

9:55 - 10:05
Ing. Efrem Borg
Ing. Efrem Borg

Head Information Security and Governance Department, MITA

Bringing Cyber Enthusiasts Together

10:05 - 10:50
Mr. Martin Camilleri
Mr. Martin Camilleri

Panel Moderator

Cyber Security through the eyes of the Regulators

  • Acronis - Mr. Ronan McCurtin (Regional VP Northern Europe, Acronis)
  • Malta Gaming Authority – Mr. Jason Farrugia (Chief Technology Officer)
  • Malta Financial Services Authority – Ms Sandra Saliba (Senior Analyst, Securities & Market Supervision)
  • Malta Communications Authority – Mr. Antoine Sciberras (Chief Spectrum Management & Technology)
  • Malta Digital Innovation Authority - Mr. Trevor Sammut (Chief Regulatory Officer)
10:50 - 11:30
Mr. Jonathan Cassar
Mr. Jonathan Cassar

Panel Moderator

Problem shared is a Problem Halved

  • MITA - Mr. Reuben Gauci (Security Operation Centre Project Manager)
  • U.S. Embassy Rome – Mr. Peter Lafranchise (Assistant Legal Attache)
  • U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Katherine Fox (Head of International Cyber Security)
11:30 - 12:00
Mr. Ronan McCurtin
Mr. Ronan McCurtin

Regional VP Northern Europe, Acronis

Easy, Efficient and Secure Cyber Protection

  • Abstract: Boundaries between data protection and cyber security today have blurred such that keeping data safe requires more than just backup. Acronis defines cyber protection as a new generation of data protection that addresses modern threats by focusing on five vectors – data safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS).
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12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:45
Mr. Markus Bauer
Mr. Markus Bauer

Technology Evangelist EMEA, Acronis

Solving Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity, and Security challenges with innovative Cyber Protection strategies

  • Abstract: Cyber Protection challenges are now rightfully amongst the highest concerns of IT managers and organizational executives, as security incidents and data breaches can result in irreversible reputational loss, direct economic loss, and heavy regulatory sanctions. In this session Markus Bauer will highlight the importance of business continuity and constant data availability in a changing threat landscape. He will present user cases about secure enterprise file sharing strategies to make users more productive and giving IT departments complete control over business content to ensure security while enabling BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and maintaining compliance needs. Also Mr. Bauer will showcase in this session how Blockchain technologies can help companies to optimise Data Authenticity & Integrity to enhance regulatory transparency and decrease security risks.
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13:45 - 14:15
Mr. Graeme Hackland
Mr. Graeme Hackland

ROKiT Williams Racing Formula One CIO

The essential role of Data for successful businesses and leading Motorsport Teams

  • Abstract: Graeme Hackland will take you on a full-throttle tour of a trackside mobile data center, as well as explain the tools a racing team uses to compete in this prestigious sport. How is the team dealing with massive volumes of data? What measures do they take to protect their IP? Graeme will provide an overview of the team's digital transformation journey that took them from tapes and floppy drives to one of the most advanced cyber protection setups in sport and will also highlight use cases about Hacker & Ransomware attacks they faced and how to maximize protection against those accordingly.
14:15 - 14:45
Mr. George Balafoutis
Mr. George Balafoutis

Cybersecurity Architect, Worldwide Cybersecurity Champion Program Lead, Microsoft

Navigating the current threat landscape

  • Abstract: George Balafoutis, CyberSecurity Architect for Microsoft, shares some notes from the field including the most commonly observed security mistakes that are made in modern fast-paced organizations, how to protect against them and what to do if things go wrong.
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14:45 - 15:00

Closing note

Register to Cyber Security Summit 2019

Register for the very first Cyber Security Summit in Malta. This is a Government initiative that brings together enthusiasts and professionals in the fight against cyber threats.



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