Head of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement, Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast
David Crozier has significant global technology and cyber security domain expertise developed at CSIT over the last 7 years. CSIT is the UK’s Innovation & Knowledge Centre for cyber security. In his current role, David leads on developing global, national and regional strategic partnerships with public sector organisations, industry, academic institutions and ecosystems with significant interests in cyber security. A founding Partner, David was board appointed President of the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity (Global EPIC) in 2018.
He co-authored the Northern Ireland Cyber Security Framework for Action published by the NI Department for Finance in April 2018 as well as the UK Cyber Security Sectoral Analysis for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), published in October 2018. David curates and co-chairs the annual CSIT Cyber Security Summit, leads on the Centre’s marketing and communications activity and has advised the Northern Ireland Organised Crime Task Force Cyber Crime Group since 2013.
He co-founded Liopa Ltd - a CSIT Spin-out company, was Product Manager at Lagan Technologies, IT Manager at Jinny Software and was an eCommerce Consultant with Intel Corporation. He was also previously a Systems Engineer at the Northern Ireland Office.
David holds a BSc (Hons) Computer Science, an MSc Innovation & Entrepreneurship and has recently completed a U.S. State Department sponsored All Ireland Strengthening Cybersecurity Professional Exchange Programme to Washington D.C. and Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute.
Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol
Steven originates from Ayrshire in Scotland and was a Police Officer in Scotland from 1985-2015.
He performed a variety of senior Detective roles and worked in cover policing, major investigations, sex offender management, CT investigations, witness protection, cybercrime and cyber enabled crime including online child sexual exploitation.
He commenced as Head of EC3 in January 2016 and is responsible for the central collation of criminal intelligence on cybercrime across the EU, supporting member state investigations into Online, Child Sexual Exploitation, Cyber enabled attacks on payment systems and Cyberattacks that impact on critical infrastructure and information systems.
He is also responsible for the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (JCAT) a team of specialist cyber investigators seconded to EC3 from multiple countries, providing digital and document forensic support in complex cases across the EU, strategic analysis of threats and trends, and liason with industry, academia and non-law enforcement partners.
Head of Operations, National Cyber Crime Unit
Mike is the Head of Operations for the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), part of the National Crime Agency, responsible for leading the UK’s Law Enforcement response to cyber crime. The NCCU has around 250 officers based at 4 sites , with a range of investigation, intelligence, technical, digital forensics, data analysis and financial investigation skills.
Mike is responsible for leading the highest level and most complex investigations into cyber crime in the UK, utilising support from across UK & international law enforcement agencies, other UK Government departments and a range of industry partners. NCCU Operations also coordinate and support cyber crime investigations undertaken by police Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) and local police forces across the UK.
The majority of Mike’s career has been spent leading serious organised crime investigations across a variety of sectors including drugs, firearms, money laundering, corruption, kidnap, organised immigration crime and now cyber crime. Mike holds a Master’s degree in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and lives in the home counties with his wife and two young children.
Board Member and Director, OWASP and Uleska
Gary brings over 20 years’ experience in software and cyber security, and has spoken at many of the world’s largest cyber security conferences. The cyber security community has recently voted Gary to the Global Board of OWASP (the leading worldwide advisory on internet and website security). Gary also runs the cyber security company Uleska which provides cutting edge products allowing organizations to keep their systems secure. In previous roles he was an independent penetration tester, and VP of Software Security at the enterprise bank CitiGroup.
Senior Director, Gartner Research
Wam Voster is a Senior Director in Gartner Research focused on security and risk management. He advises clients on security management, security organizations, governance and OT security. Wam has extensive experience in both executing and advising on highly visible security programs in complex multinational environments. He is a seasoned IT professional with a background in the Oil and Gas industry and in the fast moving consumer goods sector. Of his 30 years in the IT industry, the last ten years were dedicated to information security.
Head of Northern Ireland Cyber Centre (NI2C)
I was appointed the position as Head of the Northern Ireland Cyber Centre on 4th Mar 2019 to lead this new initiative to secure a more effective response to the growing threats of cyber whilst promoting cyber as a great career opportunity in Northern Ireland. I am a career Northern Ireland Civil Servant and IT Professional for over 30 years. In this time I have held key operational and advisory positions as Head of Telecommunications for the Northern Ireland Civil service private later leading the foundations for a unified communications network and services across the public sector, Acted as Chief Operations Officer in the development of the Defence in Depth security for the NICS shared services organisation and more recently as Accreditor within the department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural affairs one of the largest and diverse NICS departments.
Regional Account Manager, Trend Micro
Arthur has many years experience in the industry covering multiple technology areas including IT security, data storage, data analytics, virtualisation and cloud.
Head of Public Sector Sales, Trend Micro
Stuart runs the Public Sector Team at Trend Micro, managing a team of 8 account managers looking after NHS, Central & Local Government, Blue Light and Higher Education.