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Cyber Security Tech Debate

Technology is constantly changing.  Cutting-edge technology that connects people, allowing them  to share, store and exchange data, is fast growing.  No one is immune to online security threats.  Cyber security, a current buzz word, is increasingly being discussed and taken more seriously by the industry at large due to the wide-reaching impact of cyber-attacks.  MITA has joined forces to raise awareness, through debates, the impacts of cyber-attacks that could cripple economies.  

As attackers employ innovative techniques and exploit new vulnerabilities, the demand for increased protection grows.  As part of the recently signed collaboration and sponsorship agreement between MITA and the University of Malta, a Tech Debate on Cyber Security is being organised for students.  

 
 

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Speakers

 
Dave Kennedy

Security expert, keynote speaker, avid gamer and the go-to for protecting companies from threats.  Prior to starting TrustedSec, David was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Diebold Incorporated, a Fortune 1000 company, with locations in over 80 countries. He developed a global security program that tackled all aspects of information security and risk management. Kennedy started his professional career as a member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and was deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.

Martin Bos
 
is a Senior Principal Security Consultant for Cleveland-based TrustedSec. Martin’s expertise is in full scope penetration testing, red team style engagements and anything that requires a black box approach. With over five years’ experience doing attack simulation assessments and a number of other years involved in other aspects of security and networking, Martin brin gs a wide range of unique skills and attack methodologies to every engagement. Additionally, Martin is well versed in wireless attacks and password recovery.


Keith Cilia Debono
 
is a Consultant forming part of the Cyber Security Programme team within MITA. Keith has been responsible for articulating the National Cyber Security Strategy which was launched in September 2016. Apart from actively contributing to its implementation, Keith also provides consultancy on various cyber policy issues addressed at the Council of the EU Working Party level, OSCE and the UN. Prior to specialising in cyber security, Keith has been involved in various other strategic and operational assignments, including Malta’s planning and successful transition to the euro currency in 2008, the introduction of ICT policies within Government in early 2000 and the adoption of spatial technology within the Maltese public sector in the early 1990s. Keith holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Malta, an MBA from Henley Business School -University of Reading, UK and a DBA from the Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands. 



Moderators


 

Robert Muscat
 
is a Solutions Architect with the Security Engineering team within the MITA Information Security & Governance Department. Robert has been working in the information security field for the last 4 years and was trusted from an administrative viewpoint on different information security projects at MITA, mainly Password Management Systems, Public Key Infrastructures, Security Information and Events Management Solutions and Security Investigations.
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Antoine Debono
 
is a Solutions Architect in the Security Operations & Incident Response team within the MITA Information Security & Governance Department. Antoine has been working within this department for the past 3 years where he has been entrusted with several Information Security assignments including; security posture assessments, forensic security investigations and security monitoring. Antoine is actively contributing to the implementation, optimisation and maintenance of security tools for MITA's Security Operations.


Agenda

12:00 - 12:05
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Welcome & Introduction  

12:05 - 12:15

 
​​ ​​Where's Malta at on Cyber Security
Overview of the National Cyber Security Strategy

12:15 - 13:00








Break-Out Session

Group 1 - Emerging Technologies and Cyber Security - Together, Forever
Emerging technologies are as successful as their weakest link. Understand what it means should emerging technologies divorce from security.

Group 2 - Cyber Attack - A real case scenario 
Witness an attack! Next step: learn to deter, protect, detect and react.​

13:00 - 13:15


Break
13:15 - 14:00















Break-Out Session 2

Group 1 - 
Cyber Attack - A real case scenario 
Witness an attack! Next step: learn to deter, protect, detect and react.​​​

Group 2 - Emerging Technologies and Cyber Security - Together, Forever
Emerging technologies are as successful as their weakest link. Understand what it means should emerging technologies divorce from security.​​
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INTERESTED?


Join our MITA experts and international experts in a structured debate on the impact and implications of Cyber Security.  This debate is part of the MITA Tech Plus Programme in collaboration with the Degree Plus at the University of Malta.