AthCon Speakers 2013
Kimon was born into and raised across three continents in a multicultural environment bringing unique perspectives to both his personal and professional life. Kimon has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry with a special focus on Information Security, having had the challenging pleasure of identifying possible intruders for one of his employers in the mid-1980's. He has extensive experience working in the US, European, Balkan, Turkish and Greek markets in many different sectors. Kimon is the Chief Commercial Officer at Obrela Security Industries and holds a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, USA but firmly believes that the best school of all is living in real-time.
Christos started his career in IT as a Developer and then as a Net/SysAdmin in a large company in the travel industry. His interest in Information Security began about 13 years ago when one of his Internet facing servers got compromised only to host Warez over FTP :) Since then he took information security seriously , more focused on the technological and practical aspect and then as a career choice. Christos works for Symantec Corp. as an Information Security Specialist and since 2011 he holds the role of EMEA Technical Champions leader for Core Security Solutions, enabling his peers on threat landscape trends, attack methodologies and ways to mitigate modern threats. His favorite topics are Attack Toolkits, Malware mitigation and early warning systems. When he's not working he tinkers with his RC buggy and hand-made quadricopter which always needs code tweaking :]
Born in 1964, he graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Informatics and holds the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia, UK. He's working in Alpha Bank since 1992, starting in IT Division as an analyst - programmer. From 1996 he was involved in the implementation of new technologies and the Internet. As the Head of Special Systems Department, he was responsible for the e-banking development and all Internet and Intranet infrastructures and applications, as well as for the external and internal security infrastructures design and implementation. Since May 2005, he holds the title of the Group Information Security Officer with main responsibility to establish, manage and monitor Information Security across Alpha Bank Group. Since November 2012, he is also the Manager of the newly established Information Security Division. He represents Alpha Bank in Hellenic Bank Association committees related to Information Security and Electronic Fraud, while he is an instructor for Information Security in the Hellenic Bank Institute. He has presence as a speaker in several conferences in Greece and abroad.
Currently serves as Security Solution Architect at Oracle CEE Enterprise Security Competency Center. She has an extensive experience with more than 14 years in IT and 10 years in Information Security , most of them providing services to global and international organizations in public sector, banking and financial services and other industrial sectors. Her expertise includes Security Architecture Design and Implementation, Identity Management, Risk Management, Compliance, PKI Consulting, Fraud Prevention and Strong Authentication.
Ioannis Mangos’ 24 year presence in the IT industry started as a Developer for Microsoft Headquarters. After reaching the level of Development Lead, he switched to technical sales and eventually
moved to consulting for Microsoft Consulting Services, leaving Microsoft after 17 years holding the position of
Senior Architect. He is currently a Senior Business Consultant for HP Software covering HP’s enterprise
management and security products for Greece and Cyprus.
Marco Morana is SVP of Risk and Controls for Citigroup in London U.K. His responsibility is to manage the application architecture security program globally and to manage risks for business critical applications. He was previously VP and Technology Information Security Officer and responsible for the security of online banking applications. During his 15+ years of distinguished career in security he specialised in application and software security consulting services for major Fortune 500 companies and contributed to the secure design of business critical applications and security tools. Among the outstanding achievements in application security is the first secure email with S-MIME and the first Intrusion Detection System (IDS) tool. Besides his professional role and responsibility his interests are in the research of cyber threat analysis and attack modelling processes to better manage the risk of emerging cyber threats.
Emmanouil Serrelis (BEng, MSc, MBA, PhD, CISM) is an Information Security expert lecturer with over 17 years experience in the areas of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Business Administration and Security Management. He has been an IT Security Officer in a large financial institution and coordinator of numerous InfoSec projects (Private, Public, European, Applied and Research), member of Technical Committees and speaker at multiple scientific and technical conferences. He has been the author of various publications and his main research interests are Information Security Metrics, Management of Critical Information Systems and Secure P2P Electronic Financial Services.
Yannis Litsas has 23 years of computing experience and is now acting CEO of iProject, the home of several successful web and mobile applications. With a BSc in Computation, MSc in Virtual Reality, ISO 27001 Auditor and one of 700 people certified as Advanced Project Manager from Stanford, he is exploiting his skills, ideas and experience in global projects such as the security assessment of Winter Olympic Games 2010 to push the limits of web technology and create true web 2.0 solutions.
Michele Orru a.k.a. antisnatchor is an IT and Italian security guy. Lead core developer of the BeEF project, he mainly focuses his research on application security and related exploitation techniques. He is one of the authors of Browser Hacker's Handbook, which will be available in February 2014 from Wiley. He is a frequent speaker at hacking conferences, including CONFidence, DeepSec, Hacktivity, SecurityByte, AthCon, HackPra, Semafor, Just4Meeting, OWASP AppSec USA, 44Con, EUSecWest, Ruxcon, ZeroNights and more we just can't disclose. Besides having a passion for hacking and being a Senior Spider (for Trustwave SpiderLabs), he enjoys leaving his Mac alone, whilst fishing on salted water and praying for Kubrick's resurrection.
Antonios Andreatos is Professor at the Computer Engineering Division of the Hellenic Air Force Academy. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Univ. of Patras, the M.S. in Computer Engineering from the Univ. of Massachusetts, the M.Ed. in Adult Learning from the Hellenic Open Univ. and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the National Technical Univ. of Athens. Research interests include e-Assessment, Active Learning methods, ICT & Web 2.0 in Education, Embedded Systems and Security.
Andy is Research Director at NCC Group. He has worked in the Information Security industry for over 20 years, performing a range of security functions throughout his career. Prior to joining NCC Group, he held the positions of Head of Security Research at KPMG, UK and Chief Research Officer at IRM Plc. Before working in the private sector he worked for ten years performing various roles in Government.Recently, Andy has been leading security research projects into technologies such as embedded systems and hardware interface technologies and developing new techniques for software vulnerability discovery.
Ben Williams is a security consultant for NCC. He has worked in the Information Security industry for 17 years. He previously worked for a company which makes IT security appliances for around 10 years, hence his particular interest in this area. Ben has a very keen interest in exploit-development and mitigation, and has raised 100+ vulnerabilities with various vendors.
Jurriaan is an independent security researcher from the Netherlands interested in the fields of reverse engineering, malware analysis, mobile security, and the development of software to aid in security analysis. Jurriaan occasionally plays so-called Capture The Flag games as a member of De Eindbazen CTF Team and in his spare time he works as one of the Core Developers of Cuckoo Sandbox.
Max Sobell is a senior consultant at Intrepidus Group. Along with traditional security assessments, Max frequently reviews pre-release embedded devices to ensure both hardware and software meet industry best practices. He has done extensive hardware security research, notably in the fields of RFID, NFC, and Bluetooth. Prior to joining Intrepidus, Max worked in the financial sector implementing algorithms for high speed automated trading and in international trade.He has spoken at security events including local conferences, CanSecWest, ShmooCon, SecTor, EuSecWest, and OWASP. Max is a licensed HAM operator and contributes chapters to several best-selling Linux reference books.
Patroklos Argyroudis is a computer security researcher at Census Inc, a company that builds on strong research foundations to offer specialized IT security services to customers worldwide. Patroklos holds a PhD in Computer Security from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, where he has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher on applied cryptography. His current focus is on vulnerability research, exploit development, reverse engineering, source code auditing and malware analysis. Patroklos has presented research at several international security conferences on topics such as kernel/heap exploitation, kernel protection technologies, and electronic payments.
Chariton is an undergraduate student at the engineering school and works as an intern at Census Inc. His research interests include compilers, static analysis, reverse engineering and source code auditing. He enjoys spending his free time studying maths and coding stuff.
Amr Thabet is a Malware Researcher with 5+ years experience in reversing malware and researching. He is the Author of many open-source tools like Pokas Emulator and Security Research and Development Framework (SRDF). He was a Speaker in Cairo Security Camp 2010 and University of Sydney. He wrote namerous aticles in malware and programming in Hackin9 Magazine, SecurityKaizen Magazine and Code Project.
Glafkos Charalambous (MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCTS, CEH, ECSA, LPT, CHFI, CCNA, OSCP) has been involved with Information Security for the past twelve years. Has authored and delivered a number of security based training courses and he is specialized in Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Research, Exploit Development, Reverse Engineering, Malware Analysis and Enterprise Security Solutions.
George Nicolaou currently works as a security consultant. He received his BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Advanced Computing Security from the University of Bath in UK, where he pursued research in malware and vulnerability analysis. For many years George has also been the head of Research and Development department of the Astalavista security community. His interests include Reverse Engineering, Malware Analysis, Penetration Testing, Cryptography and various sports.
Fatih Ozavci is a Information Security Consultant & Researcher @ GamaSEC Security Solutions BSI 27001:2005 Lead Auditor a penetration tester, since 2000. His pen-testing focus are VoIP Networks, IPTV Networks and Mobile Applications. He performed 400+ pen-test services for Telecom, Government and Banking Companies. He presented 300+ speech at Turkey, majors of these conferences are Free Software and Linux Conferences, Academical Information Conferences, Internet at Turkey Conferences and SACIS Istanbul.
He started as a reverse engineering and security developer and continued gain experience in area of malware analyze and mobile security. Last four year he has been researching BlackBerry, Cloud and Social Network solutions for any kind of exploitation based on misunderstanding security principles or developed as a distributed live spyware infrastructure. Now he is a broad security researcher and take part in developing Live Monitoring and Forensics solutions. Also, he regular contribute with Hakin9 as a non-staff writer and mainly present my research results here.
Dr. Vasileios Vlachos is a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Larissa. He is a senior R & D engineer at the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (R.A.C.T.I.) of Patras, Greece. He was a member of the Digital Awareness and Response to Threats (DART) team of the Special Secretariat for Digital Planning of the Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Finance. Dr. Vlachos holds a Diploma of Engineering in Electronic & Computer Engineering from Technical University of Crete, a MSc in Integrated Hardware and Software Systems from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras and a PhD in Information Systems Security from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Dr. Vlachos has taught at the University of Thessaly, the University of Central Greece and the University of Piraeus
Dr. Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
Dr Konstantinos Papapanagiotou has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Information Security both as a corporate consultant and as a researcher. Currently he is leading the information security services practice at OTE SA. He has provided information security consulting services to large organizations in Greece, Cyprus, Balkans and the Middle East. He has been involved with OWASP for nearly 10 years now, leading the OWASP Greek Chapter and lately the Hackademic Challenges Project. He also organized the OWASP AppSec Research 2012 conference. Konstantinos hold a BSc and PhD from the University of Athens and an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a regular speaker at various local and international conferences (OWASP, ISACA, AthCon, etc.)