Nicola Millard, Senior Intrusions Specialist, Electronic Arts (EA)
Nicola is a Senior Intrusions Specialist at EA, she has worked for the company since November 2016. In this role, she plays an important part in intrusion detection and prevention. Nicola's previous five years’ experience in the Cyber Security industry have placed her in numerous SOCs, building new IR teams and performing detailed international cyber forensic investigations.... Her specialties include MS Windows forensics, email analysis and creating detection rules for both common and advanced cyber-attacks.
Paul Richards, Head of Information Security Governance, Rank Group
Paul has been working in the IT & Security industry ever since memory in PC’s was measured in `K`. In his time in IT & Security, he has been involved in projects in multiple industries in the public and private sector, both as a consultant and an end user. Paul’s approach to security has always been based around the premise of “it’s all about the people”... and that means stopping people doing what they shouldn’t be doing and helping people continue to do what they are allowed to do.
Simon Wood, VP Cyber Investigations Manager, Barclays
Simon is VP Cyber Investigations Manager at Barclays, a role he has held since June 2017. In this position, he plays an integral part in fraud investigation, cyber-defence, regulation, and other aspects of securing the business and its customers. Before Barclays, Simon held a number of senior positions across both private and public sector. Simon... is passionate about improving anti-fraud defences and securing customers and the business against social media compromise and other forms of digital fraud.
Lluis Mora, CISO, GVC Holdings
Lluis has inside out understanding of the cybersecurity challenges faced by the online gambling sector. Having lead information security teams for GVC Holdings, bwin and S21ESC, he has sat on either end of the consultancy table. Thanks to this well rounded expertise spanning over two decades, Lluis has accumulated focused specialisation in team... management, R&D and application security among many others.
Thomas Pernot, Online Business - Fraud and Billing Manager, Square Enix
Thomas is an online gaming and e-commerce specialist offering more than 10 years' experience in the gaming industry. He started as a QA tester at Ubisoft Shanghai on the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: double agent back in 2006. He then studied Web and digital design in Thailand for a year where he created his own e-commerce website and... business consulting company. In 2009, he joined Square Enix Europe as a Game Master reaching the senior position within 2 years. He has the opportunity to work on ones of the most successful subscription based MMORPG in the world: FINAL FANTASY XI & FINAL FANTASY XIV. During this time, he specialised in fraud prevention and created fraud prevention procedures to fight Bot /Cheat and RMT activities in game. After spending 5 years as a Game Master, he moved to the online business development department. For the past 6 years in the online business development Thomas has been working on Fraud prevention, Billing support and digital distribution. He has developed a solid knowledge in online fraud prevention, studying the fraud trends, implementing fraud prevention methods and strategies for the European and Oceanian markets. He also has an extensive experience in billing and e-commerce, managing high volume of transactions and payment inquiries. Thomas is also an experienced speaker specialized in Fraud prevention and Billing in Online gaming.
Matt Arnull, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Arcadia Group
Matt Arnull is currently the Head of Enterprise Architecture and Security for Arcadia. This has involved developing a new Enterprise capability for the Group, and now also includes responsibilities for leading IT Security, Integration and Collaboration. He has experienced creating and managing digital competency centres for major retail retailers, to driving... multi-million pound development programs, digital innovation programmes, and more recently, developing Enterprise-level architecture and technical roadmaps within both Hospitality and Retail. Increasingly Matt’s role has become focused on driving change within organisations, both from a Technology perspective (IT transformations, development of Architecture and Security capabilities) and as part of wider Business Transformations, working to form the bridge between technology and business strategy and change. As part of Matt's role, he is involved in developing the concept of "Security By Design", building security seamlessly into the solutions and processes his teams develop.
Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming
Christina has over 25 years’ experience in the global betting and gambling sector, including 15 years at Director level and above. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, online and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations with some of the world’s best known brands responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions... and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance, responsible gaming and money laundering.
She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the betting, gaming and gambling cycle – from developing legislation and regulation to business strategy to full operational set-up and business re-engineering. She continues to work as an active Compliance Officer and MLRO for licensed operators in a number of jurisdictions.
She is a committee member of the National Council on Problem Gambling, advisory board member of the All-India Gaming Federation and Co-Founder of the All-In Diversity Project and a regular contributor to industry publications and events.
Ashraf Aboukass, Global Head of Security Architecture, Schroders
Ashraf has over 15 years' experience in the industry and has worked in an number of sectors including finance, transport and broadcasting. Ashraf left BAE Systems in 2016 as a Cyber Security Consultant where he worked with a number of high profile organisations such as SWIFT and Talk Talk on technical engagements post high profile cyber security incidents. Ashraf... studied for his Software and Security Engineering MSc at the University of Oxford. He is currently the Global Head of Security Architecture, he is responsible for security testing, security consultancy and security architecture functions.
Jennifer Craven, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
Jennifer has acted on cases involving breach of fiduciary duties and trust, breach of directors' duties, fraudulent misrepresentations, employee fraud, deceit and conspiracy. Jennifer is also experienced in advising clients on internal investigations and crisis management. Most recently she has advised victims of cyber and online fraud scams, including invoice hijacking... and push payment scams, and the commercial strategy involved in eliminating online risk, as well as tracing and identifying those responsible. Jennifer specialises in issuing applications in England, and offshore jurisdictions, for worldwide freezing injunctions including in the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and the US Virgin Islands. She is also experienced in tracing assets and issuing applications for disclosure orders against third parties including banks and money brokers for information to understand the fraud, locate assets, enable claims to be commenced or defended, and to achieve settlement. Jennifer was recently appointed Secretary of the Female Fraud Forum. She is also a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, and the Fraud Advisory Panel.
Jules Pagna Disso, Group Head of Cyber Risk Intelligence at BNP Paribas
Dr Jules Pagna Disso achieved his PhD in 2010, then went onto achieve his Certified Ethical Hacker qualification. In 2012, Jules headed up the Cyber Security Research Labs EADS (Airbus) Innovation Works UK. After 2013, Jules moved to QA ltd working as a Cyber Security Technical Consultant with particular focus on consultancy, training on malware and ICS. In his most... recent position, Jules managed the Research and Innovation department at Netitude, developing and executing the research program, being at the forefront of Malware research and Threat Intelligence development, whilst managing a team of Senior Cyber Threat Analysts. Jules is currently Head of Cyber Risk Intelligence at BNP Paribas, where he is an integral part of the Risk function and manages all aspects of threat intelligence, and cyber-risk analysis.
Alex Booroff, Head of Information Security, Travelopia
Alex Booroff is currently the Head of Information Security at Travelopia, a position he has held since March 2018. Alex has extensive cross-sector experience leading Information Security teams: developing strategies, tools and approaches to meet specific business requirements. In a market where cybersecurity has become a key priority of the board, Alex has... experience in reporting to the UK Exec on information security strategy and highlights. His particular skills include: Risk management, including reporting, treatment and escalation. Through his work he has seen and managed the integration of cybersecurity strategy into overall business infrastructure. He is interested in the relationship and impact of cybersecurity with wider corporate governance.
Munaf Kazi, Senior Security Specialist at Liberty Global / Virgin Media
Munaf Kazi is Senior Security Specialist at Virgin Media, a position he has held since September 2016. In this role, he is responsible for working within the Global Security Threat and Vulnerability Management Team where he is responsible for Threat Intelligence and advises on Vulnerability management and incident response. Before this role, Munaf held a number of... positions in incident response, vulnerability analysis and System / Network management, across a number of organisations including Siemens and VISA.
Tudor James, Solution Architect, Imperva
Part of the recent acquisition of Distil Networks by Imperva, Tudor brings decades of IT and security experience to Imperva where he helps our EMEA customers and prospects understand the nature of malicious automation and the threat it poses to their businesses. An expert across verticals, Tudor excels at understanding the business risks that bad bots pose and... how to mitigate that risk using the most advanced techniques available today.
Gabriel Dezon, Group Audit Manager, Technology, Dentsu Aegis Network
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Steve Jackson, Head of Financial Crime & MLRO, Covéa Insurance
Following more than 22 years of service as a police officer, Steve has spent over 19 years working in counter-fraud. As Head of Financial Crime for Covéa Insurance, Steve leads the development of Covéa Insurance’s internal and external counter-fraud strategy, encompassing both claims and underwriting fraud.
Steve was appointed as Chair... of the Insurance Fraud Investigators Group in December 2016, which has the overall objective of supporting the fraud investigation community by providing a platform to share knowledge, expertise and intelligence together with accredited training.
Prior to joining Covéa Insurance, Steve held senior fraud management roles with Equity Insurance and Zurich Insurance together with specialist investigation roles with Cunningham Lindsey and Capita Insurance Services. From 2008-2011
Steve also chaired the North West Fraud Forum, which had the objective of sharing counter-fraud advice between local businesses and public authorities within the region and now also works as an Independent Consultant.
Alphus Hinds, CISO, Standard Bank International
Alphus Hinds has over 15 years’ experience and is recognised as a leading authority in undertaking lead roles in assessing, reviewing and managing security and public safety risk, including for major sporting events, rail transport and boarder security. He has proven his expertise through a number of high-profile projects and events including United... Nations associate expert advisor on security & public safety during major events, and integral involvement as Head of Security for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and London 2012 Olympics.