Evangelos Markatos

Evangelos Markatos Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, is the head of the Distributed Computing Systems Lab of theInstitute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas.

Over the past 15 years, Prof. Markatos has served as the Primary Investigator in more than 40 National and European Commission funded projects in the fields of Security, Networking, and High Performance Computing. He has published more than 100 technical papers in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences and workshops related to his fields of expertise. He has also served as a member of the Technical Program Committee of leading conferences, such as ACM ASPLOS, ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE ICDCS, etc. He has been among the founding members and the First Program Committee co-chair of the EuroSec, the European Workshop on Systems Security, held annually since 2008 in collaboration with EuroSys, the leading European ACM Conference on Computer Systems.

Since the early 2000s, Prof. Markatos has been actively involved in activities implementing the European Commission R&D Policy on Information Society. For example, he has been the coordinator of the LOBSTER, NoAH, i-code projects. LOBSTER, in particular, has installed the largest passive Internet monitoring infrastructure in Europe. Prof. Markatos is currently the coordinator of the SysSec Network of Excellence which mobilizes the research Community in Europe to manage threats and vulnerabilities for the Future Internet.

Evangelos Markatos

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Mike McGrath

Mike McGrath has built a distinguished 24-year career in the Security and Networking Industry, having founded LAN Communications which he sold to Eircom in 1999. Mike founded Crannog Software from a Technical and Strategy side. Crannog was sold to Fluke Networks in 2007 where Mike acted as Head of Strategy. Mike has a Degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Limerick. In 1992 he started up LAN Communications.


Mike McGrath

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Erwin Geirnaert

Erwin Geirnaert is founder of Zion Security and is a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He is specialized in information security. He obtained different international certifications like Certified Information Systems Security Professional from ISC2 and Certified Information Systems Auditor from ISACA. He is a respected authority in the field of application security and has years of experience in securing e-business architectures.



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Michel Riguidel

Michel Riguidel is the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Networks, at Telecom ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, www.telecomparistech.fr ) in Paris, where he lectures in security and advanced networks. His research is oriented towards security of large Information Systems and Networks andarchitecture of communication systems (grids, Future Internet, mobile networks). He created the first ITSEC E4 Firewall and has been developing watermarking technology since the early days. He has headed-up many R&D Projects in security: watermarking, formal methods, critical infrastructure protection. Currently, he is working on the security of the future Internet, security of large heterogeneous and mobile systems within Ambient Intelligence and Quantum Networks.

Michel Riguidel


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Bart Preneel

Bart Preneel is full professor (gewoon hoogleraar) in the research group COSIC of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

Prof. Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven, where he heads the COSIC research group, that is a member of the iMinds Security Department. He was visiting professor at five universities in Europe. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is inventor of 5 patents. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy. Bart Preneel has participated to more than 30 EU projects. He has coordinated the Network of Excellence ECRYPT and is coordinating ECRYPT-CSA and the Marie-Curie ITN ECRYPT.NET. He has served as panel member and chair for the European Research Council and has been president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). He is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders group of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the Academia Europaea. He has been invited speaker at more than 100 conferences in 40 countries. In 2014 he received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.




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