Mikko Hyppönen has been working with computer security for over 20 years and has fought the biggest virus outbreaks in the net.
In 2007 he named the infamous Storm Worm and in 2010 he produced classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm. He is also an inventor for several patents, including US patent 6,577,920 “Computer virus screening”. Mr. Hyppönen has keynoted or spoken at various conferences around the world, including Black Hat, DEF CON, DLD, and RSA. In addition to data security events, Hyppönen has delivered talks at general- interest events, such as TED, TEDx, DLD, SXSW and Google Zeitgeist. He has also spoken at various military events, including AFCEA events and the NATO CCD COE’s ICCC.
He was listed among the “50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine” and #61 Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011. He received the virus Bulletin Award as “The Best Educator the Industry”, which is given every ten years.
Norhizam Abdul Kadir
Vice President Infotech Division Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Norhizam Abdul Kadir (or Hizam) brings with him over 15 years’ experience in multi-market IT and energy industries across Asia Pacific. He has strong experience in corporate marketing, end-customer sales, business development, communications and channel marketing and enablement. His last employment was Director of South East Asia for Ballard Power Systems.
He was with Intel for a period of 12 years, starting with his role as the group communication manager for Intel South East Asia and left Intel in 2014 with his last post as the Sales Director for Intel Malaysia. Hizam was also in Microsoft Malaysia as Partner Marketing Lead in 2010 before re-joining Intel Indonesia as Marketing Director.
Dr Aswami Ariffin (DrAA)
Senior Vice President & Digital Forensics Scientist CyberSecurity Malaysia
Dr Aswami Ariffin (DrAA) is a digital forensics scientist with vast experience in security assurance, threat intelligence, incident response and digital forensic investigation with various law enforcement agencies/regulatory bodies and provided expert testimonies in court.
Due to his immense contribution in cyber security and fighting cybercrimes, DrAA was awarded ISLA - Information Security Leadership Award in 2009 by (ISC)2 USA including commendation letter from the Attorney General's Chambers Malaysia and a certificate of appreciation from the Royal Malaysia Police in 2010. He is also appointed as an expert referral with the New South Wales Police, Australia and a member of Interpol Digital Forensics Expert Group.
DrAA is active in research and one of his papers was accepted for publication in the Advances in Digital Forensics IX, 2013. He also involves as a committee member for the digital forensics program of the prestigious International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES). He has secured several research and development funds from the government to develop digital forensics and computer security incident response team (CSIRT) capabilities in Malaysia.
Currently, DrAA is Senior Vice President of Cyber Security Responsive Services at CyberSecurity Malaysia. He provides input on strategic direction, technical leadership and marketing strategy for Digital Forensics Department (CyberCSI), Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT – Cyber999) and Secure Technology Services (STS – CyberDEF).
DrAA is regularly consulted by the government, industries, universities and media on cyber security issues, strategies, research and development; also invitation as keynote speaker in conferences and providing expertise in community work.
Chief Technology Officer ESET
Palo Luka started working at ESET as a student in 1993. He was involved in developing the second generation of the 16-bit antivirus system for MS DOS called NOD-iCE.
In 2008 he joined the top management team as the Chief Information Officer. In his role, he oversaw the development of various infrastructure and internal systems, such as the system for the updating of anti-virus databases for the over 100 million users of ESET products around the world.
Since 2011, he is ESET’s Chief Technology Officer overseeing the company’s research activities, as well as the development and the quality of ESET products and services. Luka has overseen the successful completion of the company’s biggest endeavor to date – the development of the 6th generation of ESET Endpoint Security, with a completely re-designed remote administration tool, as well as the incorporation of a number of unique defense technologies into ESET products, including Exploit Blocker, Advanced Memory Scanner, Botnet Protection or Anti-Theft.
Luka is one of the initiators of the idea behind ESET Research Center, which was opened in 2015 in cooperation with Comenius University in Bratislava and Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. The Center is devoted to information security.