March 14th 2019 | Hilton Belfast

Speakers

David Crozier

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.

 

Steven Wilson

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.