Isabel Baptista is the Development and Innovation Department coordinator of the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Centre. She holds a master’s degree in Information Security and Cyberspace Law, for which she developed a dissertation on the human factor in cyber security. For many years she was an IT trainer in public schools as well as in the private sector. In recent years, her main activities have been focused on raising awareness of the importance of cyber security by training citizens and organizations.

Rupert Brandmeier has held various managerial positions in the international business environment. He has extensive experience as an academic researcher and lecturer in the fields of business administration and economics, cyber security and archaeology.

Mariana Galan is a legal advisor in the Directorate of Cybercrime in the Ministry of Security of Argentina. She has previously been a technology legal advisor at the Cabinet Office of Ministers, the Ministry of Modernization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2016, she has served on the Commission on Public Policy, Human Rights and Digital Privacy of the CAPA 8 Foundation and is in charge of the cyber woman initiative.

Jörn-Alexander Heye is a German signal officer (reserve) with more than 28 years of experience, many of them in international missions in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East. He has been a senior principal consultant, team leader, project manager and program manager in various technical and business projects in Germany and abroad.

Pedro Janices is the founder and the academic coordinator of the CAPA 8 Foundation. He is an advisor in the Department of Cybercrime Investigations in the Ministry of Security of Argentina. He served as national director of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection & Cybersecurity and national director of the National Office of Technologic Information, both in the Chief of Cabinet Ministers. Previously, he was director of technology and security at the Ministry of Justice, Security and Human Rights and director of technology and security at the Homeland Ministry.

Klorenta Janushi is an information security expert and works at the National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security at the Council of Ministers of Albania. She is a board member of Women in Technology in Albania and helped establish the Women4Cyber initiative, which was developed to increase women’s participation in the cyber field.

Dr. Marko Krstić is senior security advisor in the Serbian National Computer Emergency Response Team. He specializes in machine learning solutions for cyber security. He is involved in several international projects on digital forensics evidence analysis via intelligent systems and practices; on transnational collaboration on bullying, migration and integration at schools; and the Next Generation Internet Trust initiative Project Casper.

Genalyn B. Macalinao is the policy lead of the Cybersecurity Bureau of the Philippine Department of Information and Communications Technology. She is one of the authors of Towards a Resilient Regional Cyber Security: Perspectives and Challenges in Southeast Asia, published in 2019, and was a lead contributor to the Philippines National Cybersecurity Plan 2022.

Agustin Malpede is a lawyer specializing in information law at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He works as an advisor at the CAPA 8 Foundation and as a legal advisor within the Office of Undersecretary of Administrative Innovation.

Dr. Pedro Xavier Mendonça is a consultant at the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Centre, where he is the coordinator of the Cybersecurity Observatory and collaborates in the Awareness and Training Program, as well as a researcher and professor. His research focuses on social studies of technology, with an emphasis on the relationship between technological development and communication and users. His recent work examines the role of human behavior in cyber security.

Madan Kumar Moolhye is a cyber security professional at the IT Security Unit of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation of Mauritius. He has more than 14 years of experience in information and communications technology network operations and support management, and more than seven years of experience in project management and cyber security. He is a Certified Information Security Professional (2014) and a certified Lead Auditor (2006) for the ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Standard.

Veronika Netolická is head of the National Strategy and Policy Unit at the Cyber Security Policies Department of the National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic. In 2018, she worked as a long-term researcher in Vietnam at the Ho Chi Minh University of Technology.

Petr Novotný is head of the Cyber Exercise Unit at the Cyber Security Policies Department of the Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency. Among his responsibilities is the education of public sector employees through workshops and training sessions.

Dr. Ondřej Rojčík is the head and co-founder of the Strategic Information and Analysis Unit at the National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic. He has over 14 years of experience analyzing international security issues, including for the Czech Ministry of the Interior and for NATO. He holds a master’s degree in security studies from University College London and a Ph.D. in international relations from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

Dr. Florian Rupp has been involved in cyber and digitalization projects as director of the think tank Cyber & Innovation Labs, as chief digital officer of RailMaint GmbH, and as senior project manager and principal consultant at BWI GmbH. He is an associate at the Research Center for Cyber Defense at the University of the German Armed Forces and the Technische Universität München. 

Daniela Santos is a doctoral student in public policy and is dedicated to the study of cyber security. She is a member of the Reflection Group on Cyber Resilience at the National Defence Institute. Since 2018, she has served as the Cybersecurity Awareness and Training project manager at the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Centre.

Danielle Santos is the program manager for the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she leads the administrative, organizational and communication functions of the NICE program office and its international outreach strategy. She has served as program manager for cyber security formal education programs, including at the National Centers of Academic Excellence and the CyberCorps and Scholarship for Service at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Lino Santos is the head of the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Centre and an appointed member of the board of directors of the European Agency for Cybersecurity. He was previously the director for security and users’ services at the National Foundation for Scientific Computing. He holds certifications in managing computer security incident response teams from Carnegie Mellon University and from the Marshall Center’s Program on Cyber Security Studies.

Maximiliano Scarimbolo is a principal officer in the Buenos Aires City Police. He has worked for 22 years in the areas of prevention and investigation of complex crimes and protection of dignitaries. He is also part of the CAPA 8 Foundation. He works as a teacher of various professional law enforcement specializations.

Dr. Maximilian Schubert is the secretary-general of the Austrian Association of Internet Service Providers (ISPA). His main fields of expertise cover ISP liability law, telecommunication surveillance and law enforcement in the online sphere. He also serves as president of EuroISPA, the largest worldwide ISP association, where he is chairman of the Cybersecurity Committee.

Atsuko Sekiguchi is deputy counselor of the International Strategy Group, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), cabinet secretariat in the government of Japan, where her responsibilities include coordinating national cyber security policy and forming international collaboration in cyberspace.

Racky Seye is an engineer in electronics and telecommunications who heads the Office of Information Systems Security and Digital Trust in the Information and Communications Technology Directorate of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications of Senegal. She is a member of the Study Group 17 (Security) of the Bureau of Standardization of the International Telecommunication Union. She also participates in the work of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise.

Dr. Vilma Tomco is director-general of the National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security at the Council of Ministers of Albania. She holds a Ph.D. in information systems and has worked in the telecommunications sector for 24 years. From 2013 to 2017 she was director of the European Information and Communications Technology Agenda Department at the prime minister’s office. The department contributed to the development of digital and innovation policies, public administration reform, realization of national digitalization objectives and improvement of public services.

Jelica Vujadinović is security advisor in the Serbian National Computer Emergency Response Team. She focuses on handling cyber security incidents on the national level, analyzing vulnerabilities and risks in order to raise public awareness, and on training relevant cyber security stakeholders. She has participated in creating Serbia’s cyber security policies.

Clemens Woywod has 24 years of international experience as a researcher and teacher in theoretical chemistry and biology. He also has expertise in the development and application of scientific software, a background in system administration and high-performance computing, and experience in administrating scientific projects. He’s conducted research in Germany, Norway and the United States.

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