Weekend Conference

8, 9 and 10 September 2017


Profiles will be fully updated as we receive details from the speakers.

Dr Raja Naeem Akram LinkedIn

Dr Jorge Blasco LinkedIn

Jorge is a Lecturer within the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London. He obtained his PhD from University Carlos III of Madrid in 2012. His dissertation was focused in the field of information security and insider threats. He is an active Android and iOS app developer with several apps being available in both OS official markets. After obtaining his PhD, Jorge worked as an assistant lecturer in University Carlos III of Madrid. In 2014, he moved to City University London, where he worked as a Research Fellow for two years. His main research interests include mobile malware, covert channels and wearables and IoT security. He has published several research papers in international Conferences and Journals.

Jenn Janesko LinkedIn

Jennifer is a security consultant for a mid-sized, German firm. Her professional areas of focus are security testing and secure design of critical infrastructure networks. Prior to her current position, she worked in the IT sector for over 15 years in the areas of education, telecommunications and semiconductors. Jennifer earned an MSc from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her master's project focused on the development of a security testing framework for Bluetooth low energy devices. In addition to her MSc, Jennifer has a masters in information management from Washington University, a master's certificate in instructional technology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, an M.A. in philosophy from Kent State University, and is a certified GICSP. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys running, climbing and tinkering with technologies.

Dr Rikke Bjerg Jensen

Rikke Bjerg Jensen, Lecturer in Information Security (from September 2017), Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London. My research interests orbit around everyday security practices enabled through digital and analogue technologies. More specifically, my research focuses on how technology, and the information flows that it enables challenge our understanding of proximity and presence. As a qualitative researcher, I have carried out extensive fieldwork within organisations such as the UK military (in the UK, the Falkland Islands and the UK Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus), NATO, and commercial organisations in order to investigate how approaches to and policies on security practices are formulated, implemented and maintained. I am Chair of the Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and on the editorial board for Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC).

Heinrich Wilhelm Klöpping

Henk started working with computers as a hobby since 1978 and has been payed to do so since 1984. He has played an active role in establishing the Dutch public Internet infrastructure and was the first chairman of the Internet Access Foundation (IAF), the first public Internet provider in the Netherlands (1991). Since 2000 he has been employed as senior consultant for Snow BV, a Dutch company that specialises in Unix and Unix related IT services. Henk holds the CISSP and CCSP certifications. He is also a certified voluntary miller, millers' instructor, volunteer webmaster and IT advisor, staff member of a political party and president of the Dutch Chapter of (ISC)2. He recently obtained a Masters in Information Security (with distinction) at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Prof Peter Komisarczuk B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D, C.Eng LinkedIn

Peter is currently Director of Studies for the MSc Information Security (Distance Learning) in the Information Security Group in Royal Holloway University of London. He received his B.Sc. Joint honours and M.Sc. from the University of Nottingham and his Ph.D. from the University of Surrey (1998). He has worked in industry in various R&D roles at Ericsson, Fujitsu and Nortel Networks in the areas of next generation 'intelligent networks', access and optical networks and internet network technology. He researches and publishes in the areas of internet security, networks and protocols, next generation networks and cognitive radio and has worked at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) 2003-2010 and the University of West London (UWL) 2010-2014 and has been involved with the Honeynet Project since 2007. He teaches primarily in networks and security. He is a chartered engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the British Computer Society (BCS).

Prof Konstantinos Markantonakis LinkedIn

Konstantinos B.Sc. (Lancaster University), M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D. (London) received his BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Lancaster University in 1995, his MSc in Information Security in 1996, his PhD in 2000 and his MBA in International Management in 2005 from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the Director of the Information Security Group Smart Card Centre (SCC). His main research interests include smart card security and applications, secure cryptographic protocol design, key management, embedded system security and trusted execution environments, mobile phone operating systems/platform security, NFC/RFID/HCE security, grouping proofs, electronic voting protocols. He has published more than 160 papers in international conferences and journals. Since completing his PhD, he has worked as an independent consultant in a number of information security and smart card related projects. He is also a member of the IFIP Working Group 8.8 on Smart Cards. Since June 2014, he is vice chair of IFIP WG 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security. He continues to act as a consultant on a variety of topics including smart card security, key management, information security protocols, mobile devices, smart card migration program planning/project management for financial institutions, transport operators and technology integrators.

Prof Fred Piper

Prof Fred Piper BSc PhD (London) CEng CMath FIEE ARCS DIC FIMA M.InstIISP obtained a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics at Imperial College (University of London) in 1962 followed by a PhD in 1964. He began an academic career as an Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics at Royal Holloway College (University of London) and after one year was promoted to Lecturer. He transferred to Westfield College (University of London) in 1969, was promoted to Reader in 1971 and to Professor in 1975. He was the founding Director of the Royal Holloway Information Security Group that was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 1998. He has held a number of visiting positions at other universities, including Illinois (Chicago Campus), Florence, Perugia, New York State (Albany), Michigan State, Western Ontario, Natal and Beijing.
Fred has published over 100 research papers, 6 books (4 on cryptography), and is on the editorial boards of two international journals. He has also supervised over 60 PhD students. He has lectured world-wide on a wide range of topics in information security, both academically and commercially.
In 1985 he formed a company, Codes & Ciphers Ltd, which offers consultancy advice in all aspects of information security. He has acted as a consultant for a number of financial institutions and major industrial companies in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Asia and South Africa. This consultancy has covered a wide range of subjects including design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms, and work on a number of ATM and EFTPOS systems. In the last few years he has served on a number of committees offering security advice to a number of UK Government departments and agencies.
Fred played a leading role in the establishment of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and has been on the board of directors since its launch in 2005.
- He has been a member of the Board of Trustees, Bletchley Park since 1999.
- In 2002 he was awarded an IMA Gold Medal for 'Services to Mathematics'.
- In 2002 he was also awarded the first honorary CISSP for a European. This was for 'leadership in Information Security'.
- In 2003 Fred received an honorary CISM for 'globally recognised leadership' and 'contribution to the Information Security Profession'.
- In 2005 he was elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame.
- In 2008 he was elected to be a Fellow of (ISC)2.
- In 2008 he was the first person to be elected to the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame.
- In 2008 he was elected to the International Advisory Board of IMPACT (the International Multilateral Programme Against Cyber Threats).
- In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Royal Holloway, University of London.

Dr Daniele Sgandurra

Daniele Sgandurra is a Lecturer at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, where is associated with the Smart Card and IoT Security Centre. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, with a thesis on virtual machine introspection-based security. Daniele has been a visiting researcher at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, a PostDoc researcher at the National Research Council of Italy, and a Research Associate at Imperial College London. His current research focuses on cybersecurity of systems, in particular mobile, virtualisation, IoT, and ransomware.