Cyber Security Nordic – Keynote speakers 2018

Bruce Schneier 

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a security guru by the Economist. He is the author of 14 booksincluding the New York Times best-seller Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers.

His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over  250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and

He is also a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Resilient.   

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Adam Segal

Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Segal was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet.

His book The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age (PublicAffairs, 2016) describes the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace.

His work has appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog, “Net Politics.”


Jarno Limnell 

Jarno Limnéll is Professor of Cybersecurity at Aalto University, Finland, and an adjunct professor in three other Finnish universities. He also works for a privatecompany.

He has been working with security issues for over 20 years, and has a profound understanding of the global threat landscape, combined with the courage to address the most complex issues.

Professor Limnéll has published a comprehensive list of works on security issues.

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Luigi Rebuffi 

Luigi Rebuffi is the Secretary General and founder of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation) as well as founder and senior advisor to the EOS Board (EOS – European Organisation for Security).

After having graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy)he worked in Germany on the development of high power microwave systems for the next thermonuclear fusion reactor (ITER). He continued his career at Thomson CSF / Thales in France where he took on increasing responsibilities for European Affairs (R&D) in different sectors: telecom, industrial, medical, scientific, and becoming in 2003 Director for European Affairs for the civilian activities of the Group. 

He suggested the creation of EOS and coordinated its establishment in 2007 and has been for 10 years its CEO. In 2016 he contributed to the creation of ECSO and signed with the European Commission the cPPP on cybersecurity. 

Until 2016 and for 6 years, he has been an advisor to the European Commission for the EU Security Research Programme and President of the Steering Board of the French ANR for security research. 

Martti J Kari 

Martti J Kari is university teacher and PhD student in Jyväskylä University.

He has MA in Cyber Security (2017) and MA in Russian language and literature (1993) in Jyväskylä University. The subject of his PhD study is Russia´s Cyber Threat Perception and Response to this Threat.

He retired in the end of 2017 from Finnish Military Intelligence.

His rank is Colonel and his last post before retirement was Assistant Chief of Defense Intelligence. 

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Rami Efrati

Founder and CEO of Firmitas Cyber Solutions – focusing on providing a unique technological approach for the security of mission-critical infrastructure sector & Internet of Things.

Mr Rami Efrati, an expert in Cyber Technology Strategic Methods, is the former Head the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office. Col. (Res.) Efrati has served in the Israel Defense Forces for more than twenty eight years.

He commanded numerous prestigious operational and technological positions in Military Intelligence and received the Creative Thinking Award from the Director of Military Intelligence. Mr Efrati also has 18 years of civilian experience and has been involved in entrepreneurial activities with both start-up and established companies in the Cyber-Security, High Tech and Bio-Technology sectors.

Rami is a Senior Cyber Fellow in Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security in Tel-Aviv University. Rami is an Associate in the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Mr Efrati is serving the community as Immediate Past District Governor of Lions Clubs in Israel.