MEET THE LECTURERS 2021
David Petek is an application security engineer at Bitstamp - the original global crypto exchange. He is a part of rapidly expanding Bitstamp security team which is actively looking for new talent. David is also an OSCP certified penetration tester, a member of the board of Slovenian Certified Ethical Hackers (SICEH) foundation and a visiting expert of University in Maribor. He is an active member of Slovenian information security community and an amateur security researcher. He has presented at more than 10 conferences and security events, has held multiple workshops and organised, contributed to and competed in numerous CTF competitions.
Dominique C. Brack
Dominique C. Brack is a recognized expert in information security, including identity theft, social media exposure, data breach, cybersecurity, human manipulation, and online reputation management. He is a highly qualified, top-performing professional with outstanding experience and achievements within key IT security, risk and project management roles confirming expertise in delivering innovative, customer-responsive projects and services in highly sensitive environments on an international scale. Dominique is accessible, real, professional, and provides topical, timely and cutting edge information. Dominique’s direct and to-the-point tone of voice can be counted on to capture attention, and – most importantly – inspire and empower action.
Mane Piperevski is security expert with over 10 years of experience and expertise in field of Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing and ICT Forensics. He works currently as CEO and IT Security Consultant at Piperevski&Associates and he is also contributor to open software security community as OWASP Chapter Leader for Macedonia. Recently published white papers “Hacker Attacks - Undetectable attacks from trojans with reverse communication” and “Hacking Attacks - Security Threats in IPv6 networks”. Holder of numerous security certifications (C|EH, E|CSA, C|HFI, E|CIH, E|CSP .NET, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, C|EI, MCT) and Europe highly ranged Cyber Crime instructor and trainer.
Matteo Cuscusa is an ethical hacker and a social engineer. He’s been passionate about technology since when he was a kid and he founded Cuscusa Web & Security in 2009. He provides companies with offensive security services and simulated real world attack scenarios to help them understand their security posture. He’s the PoC of DC999, a group of thinkers, creators and hackers.
Pete Finnigan is one of the most well known experts in database security. Pete Finnigan created the SANS Oracle security step-by-step guide and the CIS Oracle benchmark used by NIST, USA DoD and more is a reference to secure Oracle databases. Pete worked out the mechanisms that Oracle used to protect PL/SQL and showed how they can be easily defeated at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas in 2006. Pete has published multiple books on databases security and speaks and publishes papers regularly. His company also produces the tool PFCLScan used to protect Oracle databases.
A graduate of Biochemistry and freelance writer, Rachel rediscovered her passion for Cyber Security when she stumbled upon an opportunity put together by SEIDEA for aspiring young women to learn the knowhow of Information Security. Since then, she has undergone multiple training programs to cultivate her skills (vulnerability scans, aiding Red Team attacks, researching malware with YARA, some python work) and is presently a Cyber-mentee with Dominique C. Brack, a seasoned InfoSec professional. As she makes purposeful strides towards becoming an OSINT and Social Engineering expert, she hopes her journey will serve as inspiration to other young women looking to make their mark in the cyber world.
Sozon A. Leventopoulos
- Senior Information Security Officer @ Intrasoft International S.A.
- Cybersecurity Training Consultant @ Diaplous Cyber College
- Former Military Officer (Air Defence) (26 years of service)
A Cybersecurity Professional with profound and extensive knowledge about all Administrative, Technical and Physical cybersecurity challenges, risks and methods. A former military officer with 26+ years of military service as Staff Officer and Subject Matter Expert in both Operational Planning, Training/Education, and Cybersecurity. Acted as Chief Information Offices in various military units and organizations since 2008. Other skills include penetration testing techniques and methods, servers, virtualization environments, operating systems, designing methods, risk assessment/management, business impact analysis and planning, training and instructor lead trainer.