Past Meetup

Securing the Cyberspace

This Meetup is past

45 people went

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• What we'll do

If the Equifax breach made you WannaCry and Heartbleed left you Shellshocked and heading for a Meltdown, sign up for our cyber-themed January meet-up! We have 3 impressive speakers lined up for you and thanks to our generous sponsors, Bierens, there will be pizza + beer too! Spaces are limited so get in early. We hope to see you there!

Event info:

1815 - 1900 Networking, pizza + drinks

1900 - 1905 Welcome note

1905 -[masked]st speaker - Dr Melanie Rieback CEO + Co-Founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first non profit security company. Melanie is a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at VU where her research attracted worldwide press coverage and won several awards. She worked as a Senior Engineering Manager on XenClient at Citrix, where she led their Vancouver office. She was also the head researcher in the CSIRT at ING Bank, where she spearheaded their Analysis Lab and the ING Core Threat Intelligence Project. In 2008 she co-founded the Dutch Girl Geek Dinner chapter. Melanie was named 2010 ICT Professional of the Year (Finalist) by WomeninIT, one of the “400 most successful women in the Netherlands” by Viva Magazine (Viva400) in 2010 and 2017, one of the “fifty most inspiring women in tech” (Inspiring Fifty Netherlands) in 2016 and 2017, and the “Most Innovative IT Leader” by CIO Magazine NL (TIM Award) in 2017. Her company, Radically Open Security, was also named the “50th Most Innovative SME” by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (MKB Innovatie Top 100) in 2016.

1930 - 1935 Break

1935 -[masked]nd speaker - Dr Greig Paul, a leading cyber-security, blockchain and FinTech specialist at the University of Strathclyde (UK). Greig has worked and consulted in cyber-security across key sectors, from mobile devices and applications, to computers and cloud services on the internet, and the critical national infrastructure used to keep the lights on, water flowing, and banks trading. He specialises in bringing a practical focus to security, and in getting to the real root of security problems and finding solutions to the difficult ones. He has a particular interest in cyber-security within the legal and financial sectors, regularly advising and consulting for businesses of all sizes, from technology start-ups to large investment companies, and everywhere in between. He is a regular international speaker at security, blockchain and finance events.

2000 - 2005 Break

2005 -[masked]rd speaker - Jelle Niemantsverdriet, Director (Cyber Risk Services) at Deloitte. Jelle is fascinated by the intersection of cybersecurity and other disciplines like human-centered design, safety research, marketing and data science. Having investigated some of the largest data breaches in the world, he has a pretty unique view of what happens when things go wrong in cybersecurity - both from a deep technical and a boardroom perspective. He aims to use that insight to build better and more secure teams, tools and businesses and strongly believes that can only be done by positioning the security organisation as a forward-looking, enabling, data-driven, fast-moving team instead of the traditional 'department of NO'.

2030 - 2045 Discussion/ wrap-up

2045 - 2115 Networking + drinks

Event sponsor: Bierens Incasso Advocaten

Follow us on Twitter: @LegalHackersAMS

Use the following hashtags: #LegalHack #InfoSec #CyberSecurity

* this event is in English

• What to bring
Curiosity, thirst and an appetite

• Important to know
Capped at 45 people: be quick