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Great speaker line-up at Cybercrime Security Forum


Cybercrime Security Forum Europe 2018 is set to be blockbuster conference if the speaker line-up is any indication. Top international speakers will gather in Aachen, on October 29-30, to deliver what promises to be top-rank sessions that will educate and inform attendees about the biggest threats to their systems and how to combat them.

Just look at this quality speaker line-up –

Alejandro Corletti Estrada
Doctor in Computer Engineering, MBA, I was Argentine military (Head of Army Networks for 3 years) and I’ve been living in Madrid for 17 years.
I have been working in Networks and Security for 20 years, I have published three books on the subject (“Security by Levels” (2011), “Security in Networks” (2016) and “Cybersecurity a Computer/Military Strategy” (2017). In spanish: “Seguridad por Niveles” (2011), “Seguridad en Redes” (2016) y “Ciberseguridad una Estrategia Informático/Militar” (2017) , you can see and download them from my website:, many articles and I have exhibited in numerous international papers too.

Andy Malone
With a prestigious international career spanning 21 years, Andy Malone is not only a world class technology instructor and consultant. But is also a Microsoft MVP and award-winning conference speaker at numerous prestigious events such as Microsoft Ignite, NIC, Spiceworld, IT Pro/Dev Connections, The Cybercrime Security Forum and IT Unity Etc. His passionate style of delivery, combined with fun has become his trademark and have won him great acclaim. Although his primary focus is Cybersecurity. Andy loves to talk tech and there is often an interesting story to be told. Andy is also the award-winning author of the SC-Fi Thrillers “The Seventh Day” & “Shadows Rising”. Follow Andy on Twitter @AndyMalone or visit his website at

Brian Contos
Brian Contos is the CISO & VP Technology Innovation at Verodin.
Brian has over two decades of experience in the security industry. He is a seasoned executive, board advisor, security company entrepreneur and author. After getting his start in security with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, Brian began the process of building security startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions including: Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee and Solera Networks.
Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents. He is a strategic board advisor for multiple companies including Cylance and Appdome. He has authored several security books, his latest with the former Deputy Director of the NSA, spoken at leading security events globally and is a Distinguished Fellow with the Ponemon Institute.
Brian frequently appears in the news and has been featured in CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox, NPR, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The London Times and many others. He most recently appeared in a cyberwar documentary alongside General Michael Hayden (former Director NSA and CIA).

George Dobrea
Founder and CEO of XEDUCO Institute, George Dobrea is an cybersecurity expert and a well-known technical instructor delivering consultancy and training programs for military, commercial or public organizations in more than 25 countries. Awarded by Microsoft year by year since 2005 as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter Security and by EC-Council as the ‘Instructor of The Year’ 2016 & 2017, he’s a popular speaker at technical conferences including Microsoft Ignite, TechED and Hacker Halted USA.

James Cameron
James is a Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for the Premier Cybersecurity services portfolio. He was born in Canada and has been in the IT security business in Germany for nearly two decades. James grew his roots working for a penetration testing company before moving onto Microsoft, where as a Premier Field Engineer he supported customers around the world detecting, protecting and responding against cybersecurity risks. He engaged with numerous customers as an incident responder during major security incidents to support and consult them during their tactical and strategic recoveries. Now he leverages the companies’ deep cybersecurity expertise and customer experience, to lead the development of many unique and advanced cybersecurity services and solutions that are designed to help Microsoft customers reduce common cybersecurity threats, and to investigate and recover from potentially devastating attacks.

Karim El-Melhaoui

Maria Genova
Maria was born in Bulgaria. At the age of nineteen she moved to the Netherlands. She graduated at the Academy for Journalism in Tilburg and worked for various newspapers and magazines. Maria has written several successful books on varying topics. The best-seller “Komt een vrouw bij de h@cker” has been an eye-opener to many readers. The book shows how easy it is to steal your identity and to hack your computer. Because of the fresh, non-technical view of the subject it became an instant hit in the business world. Many companies and organizations hand out the book to their employees to make them aware of the digital dangers. Maria is also one of the most sought-after speakers in the Netherlands in the field of identity fraud, privacy and information security.

Milad Aslaner
Milad Aslaner is a mission focused security professional with more than 11 years of international experience in product engineering, product management and product evangelism for Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Enterprise Mobility. He is an award-winning speaker & technical expert in worldwide conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Tech Summit and Microsoft Build.

Sami Laiho
Sami Laiho is one of the world’s leading professionals in the Windows OS and Security. Sami has been working with and teaching OS troubleshooting, management, and security for more than 15 years. Sami’s session was evaluated as the best session in TechEd North America, Europe and Australia in 2014, and Nordic Infrastructure Conference in 2016 and 2017. At Ignite 2017 Sami was evaluated as the Best External Speaker! Sami is also an author at PluralSight and the newly appointed conference chair at the TechMentor conference.

Sasha Kranjac 
Sasha is a Security and Azure Specialist, Instructor and Consultant with more than two decades of experience in the field. He began programming in Assembler on Sir Clive Sinclair’s ZX, met Windows NT 3.5 and the love exists since then. Between Security and Cloud related engagements – helping companies and individuals to be safe in the cyberspace – Sasha can be found delivering Microsoft, EC-Council and his own courses or speaking at conferences, worldwide.
He was presenting at numerous international conferences such as IT Pro|Dev Connections, Cybercrime Security Forum, European Collaboration Summit, ExpertsLive Conference, Microsoft WinDays, Microsoft Sinergija, Microsoft Network, Microsoft NT Konferenca, Advanced Technology Days Conference, ITProud, Collab365 Conference, MCT Summits, Kulendayz, Infosek Conference to name a few.

Yuri Diogenes
Yuri Diogenes, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft CxP Security Team, primarily working with Azure Security Center and Azure ATP. Yuri is also a Professor for the Master of Security Science course at EC-Council University.
Yuri is co-author of more than twenty books published by Microsoft Press, Syngress, and Novaterra (in Brazil).
Yuri has a Master degree in Cybersecurity Intelligence & Forensics Investigation (UTICA College), and currently holds the following certifications: CISSP, E|CEH, E|CSA, E|CND, E|CHFI, CompTIA CySa+, CASP, CyberSec First Responder, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certified, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Mobility+, MCSE, MCTS and MCT. Yuri is an ISSA Senior Member (Fort Worth, TX Chapter) and writer for the ISSA Journal. You can follow Yuri on Twitter @yuridiogenes.


Cybercrime Security Forum – Europe 2018
Forum M, Aachen
29-30 October 2018


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