Udi Mokady is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR). Based on his strategic vision and deep cybersecurity experience, Mokady has established CyberArk as the global leader in Identity Security. With a strategy centered on privileged access management, a market he helped create, Mokady continues to spur the delivery of innovative solutions that protect CyberArk customers against targeted attacks. Mokady received Brandeis University’s 2018 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship, a 2017 SC Media Reboot Award as a cybersecurity influencer, and was named the New England Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology Security in 2014 by Ernst & Young.
Sridhar Muppidi is an IBM Fellow and CTO for IBM Security, driving the technical strategy, architecture, and Research for IBM Security, comprising products and services offerings. He is one of the industry-recognized technical experts and thought leaders with a proven track record of blending technology vision with business acumen, resulting in innovative security solutions for enterprises' digital transformation journey. He is a results-oriented technical leader with 20+yrs experience in building security products, delivering solution architecture for clients, driving open standards, and leading technical teams.
He has an MS and a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University and now serves on TAMU's board of directors. He is an IBM Master inventor with 50+ issued patents and has published numerous technical articles, blogs, conferences, and journals. Sridhar is passionate about open security initiatives and outdoor activities.
Ariel Porat is the Alain Poher Professor of Law, and the president of Tel Aviv University (2019-present). He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the EMET Prize Laureate (2014). In 2002-2006, he was the Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law.
From 2003 until his appointment as the president of the university, he was also an Associate Member and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. In addition, he was a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Berkeley, Columbia, New York, Stanford, Toronto and Virginia.
He is a member of the American Law Institute, a former board member of the American Law and Economics Association and a former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. From 1997-2002, he was the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law.
He is the founder of the journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law and was its editor in chief in the years 1999-2003. He is the author of several books including Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2001) (with Alex Stein), Getting Incentives Right (Princeton University Press, 2014) (with Robert Cooter) and Different Rules for Different People: Personalized Law in the Era of Big Data (Oxford University Press, 2021) (with Omri Ben-Shahar).
He also authored numerous articles mainly in torts and contracts, most recently "The Restoration Remedy in Private Law" 119 Columbia Law Review 1901 (2018) (with Omri Ben-Shahar); "Limited Inalienability Rules," 107 Georgetown Law Journal 701 (2019) (with Stephen Sugarman); "Personalizing Mandatory Rules in Contract Law" 86 University of Chicago Law Review 255 (2019) (with Omri Ben-Shahar); "Free Speech and Cheap Talk" 11 Journal of Legal Analysis 46 (2019) (with Daniel Hemel), “Disclosures Rules in Contract Law” 49 Journal of Legal Studies 103 (2020) (with O. Bar-Gill) and “Tort Liability and the Risk of Discriminatory Government” 87 University of Chicago Law Review 1 (2020) (with Ehud Guttel).
Roger Hale is Chief Security Officer at BigID and an industry veteran with almost 30 years of experience. He formerly served as YL Ventures’ CISO-in-Residence, supporting the firm’s due diligence process by vetting candidates and concepts in the pipeline and its value-add services to its portfolio companies. Today, he still works alongside YL Ventures and Israeli cybersecurity entrepreneurs as an esteemed member of the firm’s Venture Advisory Board.
Previously, Roger directed and managed the global information security, risk, and compliance of some of the hi-tech’s most notable players. Most recently, this included his position as VP and CISO at Informatica. Prior to this, he served as CISO at Inkling Systems, Senior Director of Security Architecture and Engineering at Symantec, and the first ISO at Brocade Communications.
Roger’s legacy in technology and information security extends across multiple verticals, including financial services, healthcare, eCommerce, biotech, and education. He has a proven track record of delivering effective strategies that align information lifecycle management with specialized business objectives, information assurance, and risk management.
Oren Kaplan is Regional Sales Director, APAC, and Director of Strategic Alliances at PENTERA. An engineer by education with extensive experience in the cyber Intelligence and cybersecurity realm. Before starting his journey at PENTERA, Oren began his career as a sales engineer at CISCO and went on to work as a sales manager in Comverse and NSO Group
Ambassador Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar
Ambassador-at Large for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar is Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Up to Fall 2018, she was as a Head of Cyber Policy Coordination at the European External Action Service where she steered and coordinated EU external relations on cyber issues since 2012. She has been working on cyber security since 2007 when she led the development of the Estonian Cyber Security Strategy. In 2008-2010 she coordinated the implementation of the Estonian strategy, managed the National Cyber Security Council and led the development of Estonia’s National Cyber System as well as public-private partnerships for cyber security.
In 2011, she was assigned to the NATO International Staff to develop the new NATO Cyber Defence Policy. In her earlier career, she has held various managerial positions at the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Tallinn University. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University and has published in several academic journals throughout her career.
As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Flavio Aggio is responsible for Information Security and Cybersecurity at the World Health Organization (WHO). Additionally, he represents WHO in key forums focused on Information Security and Cybersecurity. With more than 30 years of experience in specialized chemical manufacturing, semiconductor, consumer product, government, and international organization industries, Flavio brings tremendous technical leadership and operational expertise to WHO.
Prior to joining WHO, Flavio was the Chief Technology Officer at the City and County of San Francisco, where he developed technology solutions to modernize and protect the city. Before that, he held technical leadership positions in Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, Telecommunications, and IT operations with Unisys, ASML, Dow Chemical, and Rohm & Haas. In 2014, Flavio enabled the interconnection of the San Francisco and San Jose WiFi networks. The two cities were using a new technology (Hotspot 2.0) allowing smartphones to automatically connect and roam between their two networks as well as provide a layer of security on what would not normally be available in wide-open public hotspots.
Flavio holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Sao Paulo University in Brazil and an Executive MBA from Temple University in the USA.
Co-founder and CEO of SecurityStudio; Co-founder and CEO of FRSecure LLC; Co-host of the UNSECURITY.
Podcast w/Brad Nigh Co-host of the Security Sh*t Show w/Ryan Cloutier and Chris Roberts Author of the book, UNSECURITY: Information security is failing. Breaches are epidemic. How can we fix this broken industry? Career Highlights (so far): He founded FRSecure in 2008, an expert-level information security consulting company with more than 1,200 clients. He then founded SecurityStudio in 2017, a software as a service (SaaS) company dedicated to building a community of information security practitioners who speak the same “security language”. Evan Built the S2 platform, a simplified and integrated information security risk management system, used by more than 50 partners and 4,000 organizations across 28 industries. o Co-inventor of S2Org, for simplified organizational information security risk management. Evan is Co-inventor of S2Vendor for simplified third-party information security risk management. Co-inventor of S2School for simplified information security risk management in K-12. Co-inventor of S2Team to motivate employees to protect themselves better. Co-inventor of S2Me, for simplified personal information security risk management. Creator of the S2Score, a quantitative measurement of information security risk.
Yael Fainaro is SVP, Security. In her role Yael is responsible for Synamedia’s Security Group. Yael has over 18 years’ experience in the security technology industry in the areas of strategy, M&A, innovation, business development & post-merger integration.
Prior to joining Synamedia, Yael served as VP Corporate Development of CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) where she was responsible for leading the company’s strategy and for generating new growth activities through organic and in-organic initiatives. Prior to that, Yael held the position of Director, Corporate Development and Integration at Cisco, which she joined through the NDS acquisition in 2012.
Dr. Dorit Dor
Vice President of Products - Check Point Software Technologies
Dr. Dorit Dor is one of the world’s leading women in cyber. She has been serving as Vice President of Products for Check Point Software Technologies for more than 25 years. In this role she leads an organization of over 1,400 employees and manages all of Check Point’s products, research and development.
Dr. Dor was named one of Israel’s most influential women by Forbes Israel, for her leadership role in one of the world’s leading tech industries. She is a member of the World Economic Forum and her research about graph decomposition, median selection and geometric pattern matching in d-dimensional space has been published in several influential scientific journals. In 1993 she won the Israel National Defense Prize.
Dr. Dor holds a Ph.D. and M.S degree in computer science from Tel-Aviv University, in addition to graduating cum laude for her Bachelor of Science degree.
Prof. Eviatar Matania
First and Former Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate; Co-Head of Israel's AI Initiative; Head of Security Studies Program, School of Political Sciences Government and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Eviatar Matania is a graduate of the elite military-academic program Talpiot. He held professional and leadership roles in Israel’s defense community across the fields of R&D, technological project management, intelligence analysis, and operations research. Prof. Matania then worked in the hi-tech industry as a venture capital investment lead, as an entrepreneur and as an executive. Subsequently, he returned to the Ministry of Defense to lead the elite training programs for human capital in science and technology. In parallel, he was a lecturer in the Executive MBA program of the Hebrew University, and a fellow at the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security of Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Matania holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics (Hebrew University), a M.Sc. in Mathematics with an expertise in Game Theory (Tel Aviv University), and a Ph.D. in Judgment and Decision Making (Hebrew University).
In late 2011 Prof. Matania was appointed to establish and head the Israel National Cyber Bureau, operating directly under the Prime Minister. In 2015 he was appointed as Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), responsible for Israel’s overall cyber policy and its implementation, as well as for the defense of Israel’s civilian cyberspace. On 31 December 2017 he completed his six-year term.
Prof. Matania has been a thought leader in cyber strategy and policy, participating in the foremost international fora, and engaged by top government officials and leading global companies.
Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity and National Security at R Street and the National Security Institute and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain. He was recognized as one of the Top 50 in Cyber in 2020 by Business Insider. Bryson received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and completed graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas.
Simone Fischer-Hübner has been a Full Professor at Karlstad University since June 2000, where is the head of the Privacy& Security (PriSec) research group. She received a Diploma Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Law (1988), and a PhD (1992) and Habilitation (1999) Degrees in Computer Science from Hamburg University. She was a Guest Professor at Copenhagen Business School in 1994/1995 and Stockholm University / Royal Institute of Technology in 1998/1999. In 2020 she was selected as a Honorary Doctor at Chalmers University of Technology.
She has been conducting research in privacy, cyber security and privacy-enhancing technologies for more than 30 years. She is the Swedish representative of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) TC 11 (Security and Privacy Protection), IFIP TC 11 vice chair, member of Cybersecurity Council of the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB), board member of the Swedish Data Protection Forum (Forum för Dataskydd) and member of the board for the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposia (PETS). She is partner in several European cybersecurity and privacy-related research projects including the EU H2020 projects CyberSec4Europe and PAPAYA (PlAtform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics), and she was the scientific coordinator of the EU H2020 Marie Curie ITN Privacy&Us (Privacy&Usability). Moreover, she coordinates the Swedish IT Security Network for PhD students (SWITS).
Dr. Josephine Wolff
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Policy, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity policy at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her book "You'll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches" was published by MIT Press in 2018. Her writing on cybersecurity has also appeared in Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Wired.
Prior to joining Fletcher, she was an assistant professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at the New America Cybersecurity Initiative and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Elik Etzion is a leading investor at Elron, responsible for expanding and overseeing Elron's portfolio, focusing on early-stage companies in the Cybersecurity and Enterprise Software domains.
Etzion, a retired lieutenant colonel, began his career at the IDF's elite 8200 unit, gaining a wealth of technological-operational experience and knowledge. Etzion's most recent positions at IDF included Deputy Commander of the Cyber Division, Head of R&D, and Head of the Cyber operations.
Upon his discharge from the IDF, Etzion served as the Global CISO of Bank Hapoalim Group. He enhanced the bank's cybersecurity posture and contributed to the cyber-resilience of the entire banking sector in Israel.
Etzion has extensive experience in the financial services sector and served as a board member of SHVA, Israel’s credit card processor, a public company traded on TASE. He also held the Chair for the Board of Directors of Masav, Israel’s automated banking clearing house Etzion has a deep understanding of the Cybersecurity market and threat landscape enriched with years of practical experience.
Elik holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and an MBA, both from Tel-Aviv University