March 26, 2019

Speakers 2019

Speaker schedule for BSides Scotland 2019

Speakers 2019
Time Slot Track One Track Two Kid's Track
09:00-10:00 Todd Renner
10:00-11:00 The Beer Farmers
We Take Your Security Seriously (Or Do We?)
Sanja Bonic
May the setenforce be with you!
Turing's Testers
11:00-12:00 Thomas Fischer
Building a Personal Data Focused Incident Response Plan to Address Breach Notification
Robin Vickery
Using Natural Language Processing Techniques to Crack Passwords
12:00-13:00 Lunch Lunch
13:00-14:00 Callum Wilson
The top 10 devices found in UK homes, No. 6 is so dull, I'll probably not mention it
Sean Wright
Security Enablement
14:00-14:45 Dr Zbigniew Kwecka
A Deep Dark Dive Into Security and Risk
Stu Hirst and Tash Norris
For Crying Out Cloud
14:45-15:15 Coffee Coffee
15:15-16:00 Magda de Jager
GDPR for Devs
Ben Turner and Doug McLeod
Powershell is DEAD – Epic Learnings!
16:00-17:00 Chris Sutherland ING
Closing Keynote
18:00- 22:00 Official After Party and CTF
Sponsored by Xcina and Hack The Box

Speaker Biographies

The Beer Farmers

Ian is a well respected InfoSec campaigner, who's delivered many commentaries and talks over recent years, to a great reception. In 2018, he delivered a number of industry presentations at various events, including BSides Leeds, as well as contributing his sought after views to leading news outlets, including Forbes Magazine.
Mike is a relative newcomer to the community, but has a passion and enthusiasm to help educate and improve the security of the citizens of the Web. In 2018, Mike delivered his web application firewall (WAF) presentation at BSides London, BSides Manchester and OWASP Manchester. He was also selected as a reserve speaker for BSides Glasgow.

Sanja Bonic

Sanja works for Red Hat and lives in Scotland. Apart from Linux and Open Source, she cares about privacy, security, and decentralisation. Also, she likes to fiddle around with Linux and occasionally gets frustrated doing exactly that. Previously, she has given talks about Big Data infrastructure, privacy, Linux desktops, containers, Go, and modern education for children.
She has presented previously at PrivacyWeek, Linuxwochen, various meetups, We Are Developers, FOSDEM, DevConf & more

Callum Wilson

Security architect and devops security guy for large financials in Scotland who thought it would be a good idea to start a new business and crate a new security tool aimed at home users to protect their home. He has presented at a number of conferences including IoTSF, ISSAUK, co-presented at CyberUK, IoTScotland and is a regular in the Scottish Security scene.

Robin Vickery

Robin is a senior cybersecurity penetration test consultant and has worked across a number of disciplines including offensive and defensive security. This has included offensive security in protecting ultra-high net worth individual’s online reputation and assets as well as more traditional commercial engagements. Prior to that Robin spent time as a developer.

Thomas Fischer

Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from software development to infrastructure & network operations and architecture to settle in information security. He has an extensive security background covering roles from incident responder to security architect at fortune 500 companies, vendors and consulting organisations. He is currently security advocate and threat researcher focused on advising companies on understanding their data protection activities against malicious parties not just for external threats but also compliance instigated.
Thomas is also an active participant in the InfoSec community not only as a member but also as director of Security BSides London, ISSA UK chapter board member and speaker at events like SANS DFIR EMEA, DeepSec, Shmoocon, and various BSides events.

Sean Wright

Sean is a Lead Software Security Engineer at large MSSP, with origins in software development. His interests lie in application security with focus on web based applications. He is also a co-leader of OWASP Scotland.

He has presented at local security meetups such as Security Scotland and the OWASP Scotland chapter meetups.

Dr. Zbigniew Kwecka

Zibi followed a bottom-up approach in his cyber security career. He started in electronics, and then progressed through advanced networking, cutting-edge security monitoring and research in privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques, to advising UK banks how to protect their names, their money and their customers.

Stu Hirst and Tash Norris

Stu is currently the Head Of Cloud Security at Photobox Group (which includes Moonpig, PosterXXL, Greetz! and Hofmann). He was instrumental in building Syscanner’s Security team from 2015-2017, having led them to the final of SC Magazine’s Security Team Of The Year 2017.
He has previously worked in security at The Trainline and was part of the Cyber Leadership Team at Capital One UK.
He has twice been nominated as a finalist for Cyber Evangelist Of The Year at the Scottish Cyber Awards and runs one of Scotland’s leading Tech Meet Ups; Security Scotland.
Stu has appeared at numerous leading Security events such as InfoSec Europe, Cloud Expo Europe and Future Of Cyber Security.

Tash is a Senior Cloud Security Engineer at Photobox Group (which includes Moonpig,
PosterXXL, Greetz! and Hofmann). She is currently building tools and processes to automate all the things/ make the Cloud more secure. Previously Tash was a threat modelling engineer in financial services, she continues to contribute to threat modelling projects and resources via OWASP and other community events.
Tash is also on the review panel for DevSecCon, an OWASP contributor and an avid advocate for Women in Tech/Cyber, appearing at various tech and security events.

Magda de Jager

Maggie is an experienced information security specialist, with a specific focus on risk management. She has a background in finance and internal audit and obtained a post graduate diploma in Information Security through Royal Holloway (University of London). She has worked in a cross section of industries, including energy, travel & tourism, financial services and the public sector. She has previously presented at
Scot Secure 2018.

Ben Turner and Doug Mcleod

Ben (@benpturner) & Doug (@b4ggio_su) are both Managing Principal and Principal Security Consultants at Nettitude and have worked solely on Red Teaming for over three years. Collectively they have led some of the largest and most sophisticated Red Teaming engagements for a multitude of high profile, and highly sophisticated targets around the globe!
Doug presented at Bsides Manchester 2018
Ben presented at Bsides Manchester 2016 and Steelcon 2016
Both Doug and Ben have also carried out a number of workshops or training courses at conferences such as Steelcon over the last 3 years.