Cybershare Conference 2021

20 May 2021 - Online Event
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Miguel González-Sancho

Head of the Unit "Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building"

European Commission

Miguel González-Sancho is since July 2018 Head of the Unit "Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building" at the European Commission, where he has worked for over 20 years, mainly on EU policy and R&D&I programmes relating to digital technologies, and before on telecoms regulation and trade policy. His previous responsibilities in the Commission included Head of Unit for eHealth, Head of Unit for Administration and Finance, Deputy Head of Unit for Policy Coordination, Deputy Head of the Unit for eInclusion, and member of cabinet of a European Commission Vice-President. Miguel holds degrees in law, international relations, business administration, accounting and auditing

Marco Barros Lourenco

Head of Agency Research & Innovation team


Marco Barros Lourenco is a Technology Strategist, Futurologist and a Cybersecurity Researcher with more than two decades of experience working for international organisations in three different continents.
Marco worked as CISO for a CSDP Mission and as senior manager for United Nations and Microsoft Corporation, defining strategies for public sector modernisation, information security and risk management.
Marco Joined the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity in 2018 as Cybersecurity expert lead and since 2021, he heads the Agency Research & Innovation team.

Dan Cimpean

General Director


Dan accumulated over 20 years of experience in cyber security, risk management in Brussels, Bucharest and internationally.
He led professional teams that supported European Institutions, National Competent Authorities and large industry actors in defining and implementing their cyber security policies, strategies, operational and technical measures.
Since May 2020 he was appointed as General Director of CERT-RO by decision of the Romanian Prime Minister.
He has the exciting mission to lead the effort for transforming this great organisation and is committed to contribute with his mandate, will and capabilities for supporting the national strategy and priorities in the cyber security domain.

Gabi Dreo Rodosek

Executive Director

Research Institute CODE - Coordinator of the CONCORDIA Consortium

Professor Gabi Dreo Rodosek holds the Chair for Communication Systems and Network Security at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany. She is Executive Director of the research institute CODE (Cyber Defence), coordinator of the project CONCORDIA, a major H2020 consortium, with 55 partners from research and industry, member of the Supervisory and Advisory Board of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, member of the Advisory Board of the BWI GmbH, member of the Governing Board of the Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN) and member of the IT expert panel of the German federal financial supervisory agency (BaFin). Professor Dreo studied computer science at the University of Maribor and the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In 2016 she was awarded the European Medal from the Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Dr. Beate Merk.

Matteo Merialdo

R&D Manager RHEA - Technical leader ECHO Consortium

RHEA Group

Matteo is Security Deputy Business Unit Manager in RHEA Group. He has wide experience in cyber-security product development, including cyber-ranges, dynamic risk assessment and information sharing. As a project manager, he led many multi-million research and innovation projects for the European Commission and the European Space Agency.
Among other activities, he is currently technically leading the Horizon 2020 project ECHO, a large initiative aiming at developing a European-wide network of cyber-security centers.

Kai Rannenberg

Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security - Coordinator CyberSec4Europe

Goethe University Frankfurt

Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security ( at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2002. Visiting Professor National Institute for Informatics (Tokyo) since 2012. Chair CEPIS ( Legal & Security Issues Special Interest Network since 2003. Since 2015 Vice President IFIP ( Since 2007 Convenor ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 5 “Identity management & privacy technologies”. 2004-2013 academic expert in the Management Board of EU Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA); 2013-2020 member ENISA Advisory Group (till 2019 named PSG). 1999-2002 with Microsoft Research Cambridge focussing on Personal Security Devices & Privacy Technologies“.

Kai has coordinated several leading EU research projects, e.g. the Network of Excellence “Future of Identity in the Information Society (FIDIS)” and the IP “Attribute based Credentials for Trust” (ABC4Trust). Currently he is coordinating CyberSec4Europe, a pilot for the European Cybersecurity Competence Network

Fabio Martinelli

Research Director CNR - Partnership Director of the SPARTA Consortium

Italian National Research Council (CNR)

Fabio Martinelli is a research director of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) where He is referent for cybsersecurity activities. His main research interests involve security and privacy in distributed and mobile systems and foundations of security, privacy and trust. Since 2004 He is in the board of directors of the international school on Foundations of Security Analysis and Design (FOSAD) and He founded and chaired the WG on Security and Trust management (STM) of the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). He is currently chair of the WG 11.14 in secure engineering of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). He usually manages R&D projects on information and communication security. In particular He coordinated the EU NESSoS Network of Excellence in Future internet Security and the EU Training Network on Cyber Security (NeCS). He has been the co-chair of the Italian technological platform in homeland security (SERIT) and chaired the WG3 on Research and Innovation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Platform promoted by the European Commission.He also served as expert in the EU H2020 Protection and Security Advisory Group (PASAG) and acts as First Director in the Board of the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO) and co-chairs ECSO WG6 SRIA.

He is currently partnership Director of the SPARTA Pilot for competence network in cyber security.

Ioana Todirica

IT Security Administrator


Currently working In Brussels for Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) as an IT Security Administrator. Previously I worked as an IT System Administrator for the Romanian Ministry of Defense. Passionate about Information Technology , I graduated from Technical Military Academy with a master's degree in Information Technology Security - Bucharest, Romania. I was always curious about IT , but cybersecurity really caught my attention, by never letting me the chance to get bored and keep me challenged every day. It soon became an exciting career prospect, with endless opportunities to grow and learn.

Liliana Musetan

IT Security Risk Management Programme Manager - DIGIT S1

European Commission

Liliana Musetan is the IT Security Risk Management Programme Manager, program that covers more than 50 Directorate Generals and Executive Agencies at the European Commission.
Liliana works for the DG Informatics - DG DIGIT, previously being Deputy Head of IT Unit at DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - DG EMPL.
She has been involved in cybersecurity during the last quarter century.
She started her career in Romania as an Electronics and Telecommunications engineer at the National Commission for Informatics, serving as an expert in relations with the Secretariat General of the Government of Romania.
In her later role as Head IT department, she designed and built for the first time the infrastructure and communications network backbone in the Victoria Palace, introducing government staff to the world of safe internet surfing and multiple passwords. Since 2000 she has chosen a career at the European Commission, serving as an administrative attaché in charge of IT and secure communications in several EU Delegations.
As leader of a regional team in 12 delegations in Southeast Africa, she coordinated the cyber part of business continuity and crisis management situations, such as mass migrations due to drought or tumultuous coup d'état, and ensure that the staff of EC delegations can continue their work. In 2019 she became the IT infrastructure Team Leader of the newly created Research Executive Agency, being the creator of a brand new data and communication infrastructure.
She is also member of Women4Cyber ​​and very active on attracting women to cybersecurity area.
Liliana is No. 1 influencer in the top social media news promoted by the European Commission – including news about digital and cybersecurity, thus combating misinformation and fake news.

Magda Jianu

Channel Business Manager | Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia

Palo Alto Networks

With almost 15 years in the IT business world, Magda has accumulated extensive experience working for large IT vendors, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and now Palo Alto Networks. Today, she is focusing on implementing the company's strategy in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Moldova
The cybersecurity environment has fascinating particularities and trends, moving at an incredibly fast pace, with fierce competition and with a strategic role in defence. For the past 12 months, Magda has studied the industry trends and challenges, the way the cybersecurity vendors respond to the increasingly sophisticated threats and the way companies around the globe choose to react.

Simona Petrescu

Specialist Securitate IT


Simona este de 6 luni in echipa tehnica de la CERT-RO. In urma unei decizii de reconversie profesionala, validand o veche pasiune pentru matematica, ea a absolvit Facultatea de Informatica din cadrul Universitatii din Bucuresti. Dupa o experienta de cativa ani ca data analyst si data scientist intr-o companie din domeniul telecomunicatiilor, considera ca este o onoare dar si o mare responsabilitate sa lucreze cu echipa de profesionisti de la CERT-RO. Pentru ea datele spun intotdeauna o poveste, care in cybersecurity genereaza multiple alte intrebari: cum? cand? unde? de cand? cine? la care toata echipa lucreaza impreuna sa dea raspunsuri exacte si rapide.

Daniela Popescul

Associate Ph.D. Professor

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi

Associate Ph.D. Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, currently teaching and researching Information Security, Project Management, Information Systems, Information and Knowledge Management

Author of 2 books on Mobile Commerce and Business, 1 book on Information Security * Co-author of 10 books on Information Technology * Author of 52 scientific papers * Papers presented in 26 international conferences

Project manager of 2 projects financed by Romanian National University Research Council (NURC): Grant no. AT155/2007, Be mobile – mobile technologies in Romanian business environment, grant no. TD39597/2002, Mobile commerce and mobile business, extensions of electronic commerce and electronic business

Member in Grant NURC no. TE 62/188 PNII /2011 - Human, E-based and K-based resources in organizational decision making: context and relevance, project PhD Lecturer Sabina Necula; grant NURC no. A 1403/ 2004, E-man –collaborative application for business management, project manager PhD Professor Doina Fotache; Grant NURC no. A 662 / 2003, FINAUDIT – information product for financial audit, project manager PhD Professor Alexandru Ţugui; Research center CESINCON, manager PhD Professor Ioan Andone, workgroup E-Business

ICT training expert in POSDRU/86/1.2/S/62689 - Training of university staff and students in the use of modern IT tools in the field of university management (SAP, ABAP); POSDRU/157/1.3/S/134267 - Training of teachers in pre-university education who teach the subject Religion (Microsoft Office, Google Drive Services); POSDRU/87/1.3/S/63908 - Training of high school teachers who teach economic subjects (Microsoft Office, Google Drive Services); POSDRU/92/3.1/S/56330 - Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship Academy (Microsoft Excel)

Florin Bota

Head of Sector

European Commission

Florin is Head of Sector dealing with Operations and Security for Data and Content Management in the Informatics DG of the European Commission. In his role, he is leading the implementation of the DevSecOps culture for the web presence of the EC as well as for various data and collaboration projects. More than 300 public websites of various European Union Institutions are already supported by his sector and protected against cyberattacks due to the various security measures implemented. He leads the move to cloud activities for public sites of the EC and is a member of various EC governance bodies and taskforces in relation to cloud, external communication, DevSecOps, Web accessibility. Recently he managed the activities for the implementation of the Conference on the Future of Europe digital platform.

He has more than 25 years of experience in IT, working in various positions: researcher, system administrator, developer, cybersecurity expert and trainer. He was involved in multiple large projects and has very good experience in change management and rolling out technological changes to large portfolios of projects.

He holds a PhD in Computer System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino as well as a degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University.

Teodor Goaga

IT Security Architect


Costel Ciuchi

Senior Expert, General Secretariat of the Government


Costel CIUCHI, PhD, is a Senior Expert in the Information Technology Directorate, General Secretariat of the Government with responsibilities in developing government apps and infrastructure, security of IT services (INFOSEC) and coordinating Domain Registry. Associate Professor at University Politehnica of Bucharest, he conducts research activities in decision making, cybersecurity and security risk area.

Daniel Mihai

Head of Security


Daniel Mihai - Head of Security, Modex

Daniel is a Computer Science Polytechnic graduate and has worked in the IT industry from the beginning, mostly in corporate environments. Daniel holds the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certificate and he is also a Certified Ethical Hacker. His cybersecurity career took off once he worked as Quality Assurance Engineer at AVIRA. Switching into seniority, he upped his career with a serious role as part of a fully operational team of pentesters in METRO Systems.

At Modex, he makes sure that all 'live' products have passed a security pentest, that the development processes and the company's infrastructure are secure, and also that policies are enforced so that equipment is configured in a secure manner. He also manages some cloud services and infrastructure. He's passionate about chess and fishing.




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