Panel discussion: "Governments and Encryption, Offensive Security, IoT"

Samir Mody/K7 Computing, Panelists: Luis Corrons/Avast, Eddy Willems/G DATA CyberDefense, Paul Chung/AhnLab

November 8 at 15:00 - 15:30, Stage B

Samir Mody is the VP of Threat Research at K7 Computing. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2000 with a first-class Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Economics and Management. Immediately after graduation he joined Sophos, UK where he spent over 9 years, the latter 3 of them as Threat Operations Manager at SophosLabs. Since August 2010 he has been in charge of the Threat Control Lab at K7 Computing’s headquarters in Chennai. He has actively contributed to the IEEE Taggant System project and other IT security industry initiatives such as AMTSO, including contributing to its seminal Testing Standards. He has co-authored and/or presented papers and participated in panel discussions at various international IT security conferences including EICAR 2006, VB2010/VB2013/VB2015/VB2019, AVAR 2010-12, AVAR 2015, AVAR2018. He has been instrumental in the creation of K7 Academy, a cybersecurity training division of K7 Computing.

Luis Corrons has been working in the security industry for more than 20 years, specifically in the anti-virus field. He is the Security Evangelist for Avast Software. Previously he was the Technical Director at PandaLabs, the malware research lab at Panda Security. Luis is a WildList reporter, member of the Board of Directors of AMTSO (the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization) and a member of the Board of Directors of MUTE (Malicious URLs Tracking and Exchange). He is also a top rated industry speaker at events like Virus Bulletin, HackInTheBox, APWG, Security BSides, etc.

Eddy Willems, from Belgium, is a well-known expert in security and malware. Currently he is also a board member of two security industry organizations – EICAR and LSEC– and the resident Security Evangelist at G DATA CyberDefense. He studied Computer Science at IHB and VUB and started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. He became a founding member of EICAR, one of Europe’s first IT security organizations, in 1991. In previous years he was active as an anti-malware technology expert for other security companies like Kaspersky Lab. In his current role, he gives presentations and seminars all over the world. Several CERTs, press agencies, print and online publications and broadcasting media, for example CNN, use his advice regularly. In 2013, he published his first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, titled ‘Cybergevaar’ followed by a German version in 2015 ‘Cybergefahr’. An updated and expanded English edition, ‘Cyberdanger’, was launched in 2019 worldwide.

Paul Chung started his security carrier by serving his country by managing security systems in R.O.K Navy. He joined AhnLab as Anti-Malware Researcher and build his speciality in analyzing multiple viruses. Now he bacame a Security Evangelist to gather all sorts of informations and deliver the insight to the company.