Christina Kubecka

CEO HypaSec


Chris Kubecka is an experienced, committed, energetic and recognized subject matter expert, author and lecturer in IT and ICS security.

She has a proven track record of establishing, leading and managing security, privacy and intelligence programmes and departments, with over 20 years of relevant, professional experience including the US Air Force.

Chris worked for the US Space Command with a graduate training with SANS and Harvard.

She’s an expert in both offensive and defensive as a consultant, team player, team leader and executive management.

Her wide international experience includes engagements in the USA, UK, EU, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, China and South Korea.

Chris is also a chair, keynote speaker, and presenter at leading industry conferences and has an extensive network of similarly qualified IT security experts in business and government around the world.

Through her work, Chris is a proactive, highly influential leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment analysing risks, developing and implementing robust metrics, reporting and technical solutions/control strategies to optimize security to standards and best practices.

The Road to Hell is Paved with Bad Passwords

Ever wonder what incident management is like when an embassy gets hacked by ISIS?

Come on a journey that includes international threat actors, a state sponsored intelligence agency, and a foreign sovereign embassy.

This journey includes a walk through a series of cyber challenges that includes surprisingly weak security, insider threats, a 50 million dollar extortion attempt, diplomatic immunity, city wide security lock down, all while >400 dignitary’s lives dangle in the negotiation crossfire.

Join Chris, the lead investigator and resolver, as she takes you along on a super-secret squirrel mission that includes high adventure, nation state, cyber threat actors, and cyber terrorism.

Solve the crime and save lives, all in a day’s work for cybersecurity professionals, who said STEM was boring?

In this talk, you will discover the key takeaways and gain insight on how to protect yourself from the investigation and response to a real-life cyber terrorism incident.

No classified information will be shared, some terrorists were harmed in the making of this talk.

Are you the next cyber security superstar?

If you are passionate about an information security topic or you have strong technical skills developing researches on your own, you should definitely Apply at Call for Papers. By submitting you will have the chance to showcase your work to +2000 attendees.

Other speakers joining this year

Mircea Hasegan

Principal Software Engineer Ixia, a Keysight Business

Andrei Bozeanu

Cybersecurity Researcher Dekeneas

Marius Manica

Cyber Incident Response Adobe

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Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. 

In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally.

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