Keynote Speakers

Pro. Dr Marco Gercke & Peter Hacker present ‘Cyber Attack – A Scenario in Real Time’ 6th June 2.30pm, Auditorium



Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is an international expert in the field of Cybersecurity and Cybercrime and for more than fifteen years advises governments, international organizations and top management of large enterprises on those matters. He is director of the Cybercrime Research Institute – an independent global think tank dealing with legal aspects of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. Mr Hacker is a multi-­‐linguistic (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese), international risk advisor, public
speaker in the areas of Cyber Security, Digitalization, Enterprise Risk focusing on Intangible Assets (Intellectual Property, Reputation, Brand, Content, Data) and Partner at Distinction Global, a specialised advisory
unit of the Cyber Crime Institute.
Cyber Attack – A Scenario in Real Time

According to Cisco, worldwide internet-connected devices will reach 50 billion by 2020 – the world already has almost 20 devices connected. Cyber-attacks can affect most industries and the consequences of an attack can be wide-reaching and potentially catastrophic. Business can be interrupted, data damaged or leaked, intellectual property stolen and reputations damaged – sometimes irretrievably. This is the context for laying out a unique interactive scenario conducted in real time.

There is no blueprint for how a Board or Crisis Management Team should respond to a cyber-attack – however there are actions companies can take and preparations that can be made to help optimise a response in the event that your business becomes the next cyber-attack target. The main challenge when under attack is to identify relevant information, quantify the exposure and extract actionable intelligence for decision makers – bearing in mind emerging technologies and business opportunities are often faster developing than regulators or governments – or businesses – can respond.

The objective of the session that is run by the Cybercrime Research institute is to help accelerate your understanding of a fast-emerging and complex cyber security risk landscape and to discuss ways to develop a hands-on strategy to support managing these risks as part of an overall risk management strategy and framework.
The session will focus on a bespoke simulation for a company crisis management team conducted at the most senior level, addressing risk management, internal audit, supply chain management, legal, public relations and insurance issues. The audience will experience the consequences of the team’s actions with answers on fundamental questions about attacks and likely impacts, how you strategically prepare to defend against such attacks, how do you get top management’s attention – and how you can help them.

Pro Brian Cox OBE –
8th June 12.30pm, Auditorium

Arguably the UK’s best known physicist, Professor Brian Cox’s books and TV programmes have been read and watched around the world and credited with making science engaging and accessible to millions. With his down-to-earth, likeable enthusiasm, Brian is frequently labelled a ‘rock star scientist’. Once the keyboard player for D:Ream, he has come a long way to his position as Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University and a key part of the ATLAS and the CERN Large Hadron Collider projects.

Brian’s blockbuster TV shows include Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of Life, each looking at the fundamental science behind everything from stars and planets to atoms and microbiology. He has also presented Stargazing, Space Hoppers, The
Big Bang and numerous editions of Horizon. His books accompanying the Wonders of… series have become huge bestsellers, as did his co-authored title Why Does E=mc2? From speaking at TED in the US to World Economic Forums in Davos and China, Brian’s presentations engage, inform and entertain featuring awe-inspiring images from the depths of the universe as well as his trademark infectious enthusiasm for his subject. Alongside the story of life, the universe and everything, Brian argues that science can unite the world in an attempt to discover our shared origins. He also explains the work of CERN and their attempts to use cutting-edge technology and engineering to recreate events fractions of a nanosecond after the Big Bang “in the hope of revealing the underlying simplicity of the universe.” An International Fellow of the Explorers Club Brian was awarded the prestigious Lord Kelvin Award for his work in promoting science to all. When not filming around the world, Brian
writes for a range of newspapers and journals and co-hosts Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage, the comedy and science programme. He and his friend and co-host Robin Ince examine the big and not-so-big science questions alongside comedians, scientists and celebrities both on air and on tour. Brian also serves as the Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science.