February 27th 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

People

Chairs

Dr Natalie Coull

Head of Division of Cyber Security, Abertay University

Dr Natalie Coull is the Head of Division of Cyber Security at Abertay University, and was responsible for developing their masters in Ethical Hacking programme and bachelors in Digital Forensics. Natalie has research interests in secure coding, digital watermarks and computer memory-based security concerns. Natalie is actively engaged in outreach, including promoting female participation in cyber security and leading a programme to provide Abertay student mentors for local school pupils as part of their National Progression Award in Cybersecurity.

Natalie graduated with a Doctorate in technology-enhanced education for software development from the University of St Andrews, which was followed by a Post-Doctoral post in the same area. Natalie was appointed as a Lecturer in Ethical Hacking in 2008 at Abertay.

Working with colleagues at Abertay, Natalie has begun to explore the role of computer games in cybersecurity training. In collaboration with Droman Crime Solutions Ltd., a leading strategic consultancy company in security and public safety, and Hyper Luminal, an applied serious games company, the team is developing a new kind of training environment to help the police deal with cybercrime.

Speakers

Mike Hulett M.St (Cantab.)

Head of Operations, National Cyber Crime Unit

Mike is the Head of Operations for the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), part of the National Crime Agency, responsible for leading the UK’s Law Enforcement response to cyber crime. The NCCU has around 250 officers based at 4 sites , with a range of investigation, intelligence, technical, digital forensics, data analysis and financial investigation skills.

Mike is responsible for leading the highest level and most complex investigations into cyber crime in the UK, utilising support from across UK & international law enforcement agencies, other UK Government departments and a range of industry partners. NCCU Operations also coordinate and support cyber crime investigations undertaken by police Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) and local police forces across the UK.

The majority of Mike’s career has been spent leading serious organised crime investigations across a variety of sectors including drugs, firearms, money laundering, corruption, kidnap, organised immigration crime and now cyber crime. Mike holds a Master’s degree in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and lives in the home counties with his wife and two young children.

Steven Wilson

Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol

Steven originates from Ayrshire in Scotland and was a Police Officer in Scotland from 1985-2015.

He performed a variety of senior Detective roles and worked in cover policing, major investigations, sex offender management, CT investigations, witness protection, cybercrime and cyber enabled crime including online child sexual exploitation.

He commenced as Head of EC3 in January 2016 and is responsible for the central collation of criminal intelligence on cybercrime across the EU, supporting member state investigations into Online, Child Sexual Exploitation, Cyber enabled attacks on payment systems and Cyberattacks that impact on critical infrastructure and information systems.

He is also responsible for the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (JCAT) a team of specialist cyber investigators seconded to EC3 from multiple countries, providing digital and document forensic support in complex cases across the EU, strategic analysis of threats and trends, and liason with industry, academia and non-law enforcement partners

John Swinney MSP

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Scottish Government

Born in 1964, John Swinney joined the Scottish National Party in 1979 and went on to graduate from Edinburgh University with an MA (Hons) in Politics. He has worked for the Scottish Coal Project, Development Options and Scottish Amicable.

Prior to his election as Westminster MP for North Tayside in 1997, he held a number of posts in the SNP at local and national level. In 1999, he became the MSP for Tayside North, remaining as the constituency's MP until standing down from Westminster at the 2001 General Election.

Having served as the SNP's Deputy Leader since 1998 and became Leader in 2000. After relinquishing his post in 2004, Mr Swinney became Convener of the Scottish Parliament's European and External Relations Committee.

He was re-elected as an MSP at the 2007 Scottish Parliament election and appointed Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth. Following the elections to the Scottish Parliament in May 2011, he was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth.

As of November 2014, he became Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and the Economy.

In May 2016, he was re-appointed Deputy First Minister, and is currently Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

John has three children and is married to Elizabeth Quigley. He lives near Blairgowrie in his constituency and his hobbies include running, cycling and hill walking.

Andy Grayland

Chief Information Security Officer, Digital Office, Scottish Local Government

Andy Grayland is the Chief Information Security Officer of the Digital Office for Scottish Local Authorities. He Joined the team at the beginning of 2018 with a remit to promote collaboration between Scotland's local government authorities and to assist in the delivery of the Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland: Public Sector Action Plan.

 

Andy is passionate about reaffirming Scotland's place on the world stage as a leader at the forefront of global technology innovation. His experience has taught him that threats from cyberspace are all-pervading and as more and more high-profile breaches are discovered, public perception of organisations who fail to protect their valuable data will be negatively impacted. His vision of the future is for Scotland to be renowned as a safe place to conduct digital business and that this will be achieved by the public sector leading by example.

Wam Voster

Senior Director, Gartner Research

Wam Voster is a Senior Director in Gartner Research focused on security and risk management. He advises clients on security management, security organizations, governance and OT security. Wam has extensive experience in both executing and advising on highly visible security programs in complex multinational environments. He is a seasoned IT professional with a background in the Oil and Gas industry and in the fast moving consumer goods sector. Of his 30 years in the IT industry, the last ten years were dedicated to information security.

Etienne Greef

CTO & Founder, SecureData

Etienne is one of the early pioneers of the information security industry. He has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and services to solve complex customer issues: founding, growing and successfully exiting a number of information securing businesses. He has a particular interest in Mathematics, Machine Learning and programming. Happily these are all factors that are critical in security modern enterprises. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with a BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering. He is a regular speaker at major conferences including AppSecEurope