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
Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Malta
Silvio Schembri is an elected Maltese politician and academic currently serving as a Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation within the Maltese Government. Silvio is an experienced lecturer in Economics with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is skilled in political communications, negotiations, sustainable development, political science, and analytical skills. He has a Master of Arts and a Bachelors Degree of Honours focused in Economics from the University of Malta.
President, Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry
David Xuereb is the 70th president of the Malta Chamber. David is an architect by profession, served as deputy president of the Malta Chamber since 2017 and has also served in various other positions within the organisation. He is the CEO of QPM Ltd., lectures at the University of Malta and serves as a member of the climate change board and trustee of the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bugeja.
Head Information Security and Governance Department, MITA
Efrem Borg leads the Information Security and Governance Department within MITA, Malta’s central driver of Government’s ICT policy, programmes and initiatives with the ultimate objective of safeguarding Government’s digital assets. He also stands on the Maltese National Cyber Security Strategy Committee responsible for the development of the National Cyber Security Strategy and the overseeing of its implementation, intended to enrich Malta’s cyber security posture.
Security Engineering Manager, MITA
For the last 19 years, Martin has been working in the area of cyber security. He was involved in various different projects which include, IT systems risk assessments, cyber forensics, IT systems audits, Information security policy development and consultancy on intelligence gathering. He was also involved in business continuity consultancy and computer security incident response team operation. Currently Martin is heading the Security Engineering team within the MITA Information Security and Governance Department, responsible for security architecture design and assessment, continuous security assessments of Government infrastructure and second line support for security incidents.
Regional VP Northern Europe, Acronis
Ronan McCurtin is the Vice President for the Northern Europe Region at Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions. With over 20 years of experience in international IT and Software business he brings extensive experience in this segment and where he has successfully led teams already. He is highly qualified and experienced in developing and improving channel business and customer relationships, in order to create efficient distribution channels and partnerships.
Chief Technology Officer, MGA
Jason Farrugia is the Chief Technology Officer at the MGA. In his role, Jason is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating the Authority’s technological resources. He is also responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the Authority by directing all employees to attain the company’s strategic goals established in the Authority’s strategic plan. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Computing and also a Master of Science Degree specialising in Information Security around E-commerce both from the University of Malta. Jason is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Senior Analyst, Securities & Market Supervision, MFSA
Sandra Saliba joined the Securities and Markets Supervision at MFSA, where she is currently responsible for enhanced supervision and policy implementation. She was involved in drafting the MFSA Guidance Notes on Cybersecurity (Fintech). Sandra holds a M.Sc. degree in European Governance and Public Policy (Wales) and a M.Sc. degree in Economics (Poland) as well as B.A. degrees in Management and in European Studies (Poland). Her professional interests include EU regulatory governance and cybersecurity.
Chief Spectrum Management & Technology, MCA
Antoine Sciberras is the Chief Officer for Spectrum Management and Technology of the MCA. He has more than 18 years of experience across technical, commercial and regulatory roles in the field of electronic communications networks and services with both government and industry. Antoine is also Senior Visiting Lecturer at the University of Malta. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Malta, a post-graduate diploma in Engineering Management from Brunel University London and a Masters in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship from the University of Malta.
Chief Regulatory officer, MDIA
Trevor Sammut is the Chief Regulatory Officer at MDIA and is responsible for the Management of the Authority’s Regulatory Department, composed mainly of the Authorisations, Compliance, and Enforcement functions. Trevor spent nine years as a Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force handling Police/EU/Europol ICT Projects, ICT Department and IT team management within a high-security ICT Infrastructure and environment. He also steered and guided high-level management projects and systems, mostly related to national security.
Chief Technology Officer, MITA
Jonathan is responsible for technology strategy and direction, enterprise architecture and roadmaps. His role is to ensure the future technological capabilities of the agency whilst matching technology with the business needs which are in line with both agency and national IT strategies. Jonathan is an innovative career technologist with over 20 years’ experience delivering business-centric and value driven technology solutions. He has experience in technology management, software development, enterprise architecture and designing coherent enterprise platforms using a wide range of technical domain expertise and business acumen. He is an advocate of emerging technologies, with the ability to drive change through discussion and consensus. Jonathan, joined MITA in 1998 and throughout the years he has been instrumental to several success stories in the agency’s technology journey.
Security Operations Centre Manager, MITA
Reuben Gauci is a Service Manager within the Information Security and Governance Department at MITA. In his role, Reuben is responsible for managing the Agency’s Security Operations Centre whilst leading a young team of cyber-enthusiast, primarily responsible to focus exclusively on the detection, analysis and response to cybersecurity events and incidents. He is also responsible to assist with the Agency’s mandate to solidify its security posture whilst ensuring adequate controls for the protection of Government’s data and its infrastructure.
Head of International Cyber Security, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Katherine Fox leads work at the UK government’s foreign ministry to respond to and deter state-directed cyber-attacks. This has included demonstrating it is possible for governments to publicly attribute cyber-attacks to states, championing sanctions and forming international coalitions of countries willing and able to respond. Since joining the diplomatic service, she has worked on the UK’s bilateral relationship with Russia, Pakistan and Ethiopia and on multilateral engagement relating to central Africa with a particular focus on peacekeeping. Prior to this, Katherine worked at the Ministry of Justice on British constitutional reform. She is passionate about effective government policy making and holds a Masters in Public Administration.
Technology Evangelist EMEA, Acronis
Markus Bauer holds a degree in Information Electronics and has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry with extensive expertise in Business Development, Marketing, Sales, as well as Presales and distribution of products and services. Markus’ mission at Acronis is to drive strategies and share technological expertise with Partners, Customers and Resellers. He works on all Channel levels and is responsible for Acronis trainings and workshops throughout EMEA.
CIO, ROKiT Williams F1 Racing
Graeme Hackland is the Williams Group CIO, joining one of the World’s leading Formula 1 Teams in January 2014. Graeme has over 22 years’ experience in Formula 1. Graeme serves on the company’s Executive Committee and leads the IT Risk Committee, driving the digital and IT transformation programme. Graeme is listed in the Hottopics.hl Global Top 100 CIOs in 2017 as well as Computing UK Top 100 CIOs in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the CIO 100 in 2017 and 2018. Graeme is a Fellow of BCS, a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.
Cybersecurity Architect, Worldwide Cybersecurity Champion Program Lead, Microsoft
An expert in cybersecurity, George Balafoutis works for Microsoft’s Global Cybersecurity Practice as a Cybersecurity Architect. He leads the company’s Worldwide Cybersecurity Champion program, which numbers approximately 150 cybersecurity champions throughout the world. Prior to Microsoft, George worked for several years at Trustwave, the leading credit card security company, where his responsibilities continuously expanded and were always focused on Fortune 500 companies. George holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MSc in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University, and BSc in Mathematics from the National University of Athens. He also holds the cybersecurity industry’s main certifications – GCIH, CRISC, CISM, CISSP, and GAWN among others.
08:30 – 15:00
The Westin Dragonara Resort,
St Julian’s STJ 3143,
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
08:30 — 15:00 CET