MEET THE LECTURERS 2020
Aleksandar Mastilovic is a recognized international expert in telecommunications, with experience in technology, academia, and work in the government sector. Until August 2020, he worked as Director of Telecommunications in the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was part of the team responsible for implementing capital state projects for the introduction of 4G and DVB-T systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina after almost a decade. He was one of the leading negotiators on behalf of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the process of abolishing roaming between the countries of the Western Balkans as well as the region of the Western Balkans with the EU.
He won the prestigious EU Marie Curie Scholarship for research in 2014. He worked on the FP7 ADVANTAGE project to develop new algorithms for managing access to portable media in wireless communications for mass connection of machine communications and sensors as part of a team at the Faculty of Technical Sciences. University of Novi Sad (Serbia). During his academic work, he has visited several recognized universities as a visiting researcher, such as Rutgers University in New Brunswick, USA, the University of Sydney, and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a doctoral candidate on the topic in the field of 5G mobile network systems.
In 2015, he received an award from the IEEE Communications Society as one of the 30 most successful doctoral students in telecommunications.
At the beginning of 2017, he became a member of the governing bodies of the world's largest professional organization, IEEE - the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, where he is still a member of several working groups and committees, including the Internet of Things Standards Committee and the Smart Cities Committee.
In addition to the IEEE, Mastilovic actively cooperates with many other international professionals, academic and political organizations related to technologies and general progress, such as ITU (International Telecommunication Union, United Nations ICT body), BEREC (Council of EU Regulatory Bodies for Electronic Communications), EMERG (Council of Regulatory Bodies for Electronic Communications in the Mediterranean Region).
He is mainly active in promoting policies and all 17 goals of sustainable development from the United Nations Agenda 2030, especially the inclusion of ICT solutions in citizens' service through the concept of Smart and Sustainable Cities. As one of the co-founders, in 2017, he participated in the Smart Cities Festival in Belgrade (Serbia). In 2019, he was the creator of one of the first operational and sustainable services of the Smart City - Smart Public Lighting in East Sarajevo (Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina) realized as a pilot solution within the EU Interreg MED Esmartcity project. He is one of the initiators of the City Mind Lab initiative in Sarajevo under the UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina for creating an environment for the implementation of Smart City projects.
Besides, it actively works on developing awareness and education of professionals and the general population regarding the building of trust in new technologies, privacy and cybersecurity of electronic communications.
He is an invited lecturer of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation from Germany on Smart City and ICT as a lever for the development of a democratic society, and in 2019 he was a TED lecturer at TEDxFerhadija in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on Smart Cities for Smart Society.
He is the author of 9 recognized scientific papers at international conferences and co-author of a book on cybersecurity of industrial IoT systems published by IGI Global (USA).
Bindu Channaveerappa is a Business Analysis Consultant who is qualified from IIBA and BCS. Delivering business analysis services across various business domains, Bindu is enthusiastic about her profession and is also the Director for IIBA UK London Communities. Recognising the need for cybersecurity analysis, Bindu proactively studied Security Management and since has become a keen advocate to make cybersecurity inclusive within the business analysis. She is part of the IIBA Int’l Cybersecurity Certification team authoring the IIBA Cybersecurity Certification curriculum and has been interviewed by the “BA Lens – The official IIBA magazine of Thought Leadership”, highlighting the importance of cybersecurity analysis.
Bojan is the Chief Technical Officer at INFIGO IS, a security company based in Croatia (and recently UAE). He also leads the penetration testing team in INFIGO.
Bojan graduated in 1998 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, and holds B.S in Engineering, with specialization in computer sciences.
Couple of years after graduation Bojan moved to New Zealand for 5 years where he worked as a Security Officer at the University of Auckland, which is the biggest university in New Zealand.
Bojan is very passionate about security - network, web, mobile, IoT - you name it, he wants to break it, if possible. He is a regular speaker at conferences in the region and also used to write a lot for local IT magazines about security.
Bojan hold numerous certifications, including GCIA, GCIH, GWAPT, GXPN, GMOB, GMON, GREM, GCFA as well as CISSP.
Bojan is also a senior SANS Internet Storm Center handler and, when time permits, he publishes diaries about various exotic security issues that he encounters during security assessments, or about analyzed attacks and malware.
Dr. Dina Truxius joined the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Bonn, Germany in 2018. Her major tasks cover medical device IT security, project management, standardization, national and international cooperation, committee work, as well as disclosure processes. She is project lead of several BSI projects, including project ManiMed-Manipulation of medical devices.
Dr Edina Harbinja is a senior lecturer in law at Aston University, UK. Her principal area of research is technology law and policy. Edina explores the application of property, contract law, intellectual property and privacy online. She is a recognised expert in post-mortem privacy, i.e. privacy of the deceased. Her research has a policy and multidisciplinary focus and aims to explore different options of regulating online behaviours and phenomena. She has been a visiting scholar and invited speaker at universities and conferences in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Her research has been cited by legislators, courts and policymakers in the US, Australia and Europe.
Jan Žorž started his professional career in RS-232/VAX VMS world in 1992 and continued through Novell and Windows environments all the way to Solaris and other UNIX derivatives that today represent the native environment for the majority of his projects. Jan is the VP of 6connect labs. He is also working on operational initiatives to ease the deployment of IPv6 and other technologies and trying to help the industry document best-current operational practices and to improve operator feedback to the IETF.
Jan is one of the pioneers of SiOL, the Slovenian national ISP, and has been involved in the organization from the beginning. Among other activities, he began experimenting in 1997 with Internet streaming multimedia content. Based on these experiments, he successfully accomplished projects such as "Dhaulagiri '99 Live" (an Internet multimedia transmission of Tomaz Humar's solo climb of the south wall of Dhaulagiri (called Death Zone in the Himalayas), "Ski Everest Live 2000"
(an Internet live-video transmission and monitoring of extreme skiing from the summit of Mt. Everest by Davo Karnicar) and other similar projects. Together with two other members of the team "Dhaulagiri '99 Live", Jan received a media award/statue "Victor" for special achievement.
For the last 13 years, Jan has been working as a consultant in the IT field, specializing in IPv6. He co-founded the Go6 institute (not-for-profit), a Slovenian IPv6 initiative whose main objective is to raise IPv6 awareness in Slovenia and alert the community to the fact that we are approaching extensive changes on the Internet.
Due to the success of Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as the country most prepared for IPv6 (according to the RIPE NCC's
IPv6 RIPEness study). Jan has been invited to present around the world on his work, the model of the Go6 platform, IPv6 awareness raising and deployment at the national level. These speaking engagements have included conferences such as RIPE Meetings, Google IPv6 Implementors Conference 2010, Internet Governance Forum meetings, OECD meeting, World
IPv6 Congresses (Paris and London), as well as national forums in Germany, Greece, Norway, Macedonia, Oman, Brazil and many others.
Jan is also primary co-author of a very successful procurement
(specification) paper, published as official RIPE Best Current Practice document RIPE-501, titled "Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment". This document is translated into more than 17 languages and is used around the world by enterprises and governments when requesting IPv6 features in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554, also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan Žorž.
Julian Suleder is a Security Researcher and Penetration Tester at ERNW Research GmbH.
His special research interest is the security of medical devices as he holds a master’s degree in medical informatics from Heidelberg University and Heilbronn University, Germany. Besides his studies he worked as Academic Assistant at Heilbronn University and taught the concepts of the risk-driven approach for the specification of requirements for the reliability and information security of complex systems, as well as methods and techniques for safe design and safe development of software.
Besides IT security, he researches in the field of consumer health informatics and recently published his findings in the topics of technology adoption, motivational aspects of and privacy concerns on wearables in the German running community in one of the most relevant scientific journals of medical informatics.
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.
Marco is a result driven professional with nearly 30 years’ experience in IT and 20 years in Security space. He is a natural born Evangelist and Sales Engineer who loves the technology he deals with.
He worked for many companies such as Esker, SCO, Stonesoft, McAfee, Fireeye and managed many European teams and projects.
Joining Qualys in 2018 as Chief Technical Security Officer EMEA, Marco’s responsibility is to deliver Qualys technical vision, to pitch Qualys unique advantages and competitive differentiators to strategic customers and partners, while collecting feedback about customers experience with Qualys solutions across the EMEA region.
Martin is technical lead of security research within Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organisation, and leads the Outreach EMEA team within the group. As a researcher within Talos, he seeks to improve the resilience of the Internet and awareness of current threats through researching system vulnerabilities and changes in the threat landscape. With 17 years of experience within the security industry, he is CISSP certified, a Chartered Engineer, and holds degrees from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Paris and Oxford.
Matthias Luft is a Principal Platform Security Engineer at Salesforce. After more than 12 years in IT Security, he is still excited about a broad range of topics (from hypervisors via containers/clouds to IT security management/leadership) and has had the opportunity to present on them around the globe. Currently he works on container and cloud security engineering. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, martial arts, and spending time with dogs.
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.
As an IT consultant with more than 15 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, Tudor is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, and a regular speaker at local and regional community events. He is also one of the organizers of the ITCamp conference in Romania (itcamp.ro). bringing together tens of awesome speakers with hundreds of attendees every year.
Tudor often talks about the latest technologies and trends with themes including cloud governance, risk management & compliance, networking & security, virtualization technologies, social engineering & cybersecurity, web application security, white-hat hacking & penetration testing techniques.
Experienced Technical Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in all segments of the IT industry - customers, vendors and IT partners as well. His main focus area is cloud solutions, however he has been participating in many Hybrid and On-Premises projects during his carrer. He gained experience in Eastern European Security projects and currently supports as a Solution Sales Manager 6 Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia).