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

Sergey Ovchinnikov

Expert Researcher JSC Advanced Monitoring

Constantin Cosmin Craciun

Application Security Engineer Axway

Gabriel Ciubotaru

Lead Security Researcher Garrett - Advancing Motion

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Orange Romania is the leader of the local telecom market and part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators, connecting hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million 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 to its customers, both individual users and companies, from basic services up to complete voice services, fixed and mobile data, TV services or smart home services, but also mobile financial services. Orange is also a leader in innovation investing yearly over 200 million euros in network infrastructure and R&D initiatives in Romania. 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. 

Orange Services was created in 2013 and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Orange Group. As a technology services company, our DNA is in IT, but our teams also work in other domains including mobile networks and a number of commercial and business functions. Orange Services is one of the largest technology hubs in the Orange Group, working internationally for both Orange corporate functions and country operations. Through a unique combination of cutting edge know-how and expertise, our teams provide a broad range of services: development and supervision of IT services in domains such as Big Data, Cloud, M2M, IoT, TV, Connected Objects; design and development of IT infrastructure and desktop solutions; testing & planning for mobile networks; implementation of supply chain solutions and also improvement of commercial & business performance including BI, CRM, Analytics, Digital learning and Customer Care. Visit us on LinkedIn.

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