Senior Researcher & Simulation Designer
U.S. assistance to Ukraine in the information domain
Egle E. Murauskaite is a senior faculty specialist at the University of Maryland. Presently based in Lithuania, she works as a researcher and simulations designer for the ICONS Project. Egle is responsible for high-level political-military crises simulations in Europe, alongside academic research, and government consulting projects.
She has recently co-authored a book exploring the U.S., Russian, and Chinese perspectives on Gray Zone Warfare, and presently leads a research project on the impact of Western assistance in Ukraine. She has been working with unconventional security threats for the past 14 years – from gray zone warfare to proliferation of nuclear weapons. Egle is also a senior non-resident fellow with the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis, and co-author of a monthly podcast “NYLA Update”. Egle lectures at Vilnius University and Kaunas University of Technology, and also regularly comments on security issues in national and international media. Egle holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris (International Security) and a Bachelor’s degree from SSE Riga (Economics and Business Management); her professional experience spans the Netherlands, Australia, Egypt, France, and the U.S. Aside from her work on security issues, Egle actively engages in cultural and community initiatives and interdisciplinary practices: she explores community dynamics in several of her podcasts and events, regularly chairs discussions at the National Drama theatre, engages in movement practices with differently abled people, and also leads therapeutic InnerDance sound and movement practices.
Lecturer at Vytautas Magnus university
Special Operations Warrior: Comfort in the Grey Zone
Darius Remeika is a military officer, driven by duty and an insatiable quest for knowledge and skills. With over 23 years of military experience, including 15 in Special operations forces „Aitvaras“, Darius has confronted numerous combat battles and faced challenging diplomatic situations on multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Ukraine.
Santa Monica Networks
Human role in SOC
Dovilė Kėrienė - SOC Manager of Santa Monica Networks, UAB, security enthusiast, IT professional with extensive experience in designing, integrating, and implementing a wide range of IT solutions.
IT Security Engineer
Santa Monica Networks
3 Reasons Why DDoS Protection Fails
Tomas Savėnas, Santa Monica Networks - IT security engineer, with a proven track record of safeguarding organizations against cyber threats, implementing robust security measures, and ensuring the integrity and resilience of web-based systems.
Name of presentation: How to unify management and protection of all identities
Speaker's bio: As a Solutions Engineering Team Leader at CyberArk, he deals with Identity Security programs and Access Management needs. For over 15 years he has been gaining experience in IT / OT security projects planning and implementation. Participated in many penetration tests and security audits of large institutions in Poland and the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Graduate of Cybernetics Faculty at Military University of Technology in Warsaw, CISSP certified.
Name of presentation: Ransomware protection strategy - secure your backup with Veeam
Speaker's bio: Marcin Dudziak has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, most of which he gained working for a polish VAD distributor. Working as a pre-sales engineer, he was responsible not only for backup but also for server and storage solutions.
Name of presentation: Future proofing your network infrastructure with a cloud-managed platform
Speaker's bio: Mikko Pietilä is a Territory Account Manager for Cisco Meraki product line for Finland & Baltics and helping customers understand the benefits of cloud managed networks has been his passion for the last 5 years.
Name of presentation: Application Defense In Depth - F5
Speaker's bio: Dimi Doukas, a seasoned IT security professional with a CEH certification (2018), serves as the F5 Business Manager at Arrow ECS Finland Oy. With nearly 25 years of experience, he's a pioneer in the industry, notably launching SECaaS at Enfo Oyj already in 2001. Dimi's expertise extends beyond cybersecurity; he's an avid photographer, both film and digital, a skilled radio amateur, and a musician who plays various instruments. Additionally, he expresses his creative side through watercolor painting. This multifaceted individual embodies a unique blend of technical acumen and artistic flair, dedicated to fostering innovation and ensuring a secure digital landscape.
Name of presentation: IBM Randori - a year later
Speaker's bio: Tomasz Zalewski is IT Security specialist with over 20 years of experience. His hobbies are stand-up comedy, jump roping and Go board game. Tomasz presented Randori last year on Security Day. What happened during this year? Tomasz will share real-life findings from almost 100 attack surface review demos IBM has done since then. IBM knows how cybercriminals proceed and how Randori can help in real-life campaigns. And IBM has Randori Attack - a full pen-test automation platform.
Name of presentation: Managed Services: Closing the Manpower Gap in Cybersecurity
Speaker's bio: Since 2010, worked in the information technology and telecommunications sector. Highly experienced in computer systems, server administration and maintenance, data center solutions and their infrastructure, computer networking, security solutions and their implementation, maintenance, and problem-solving experience in information technology.
Mostly work experience with Next Generation Firewalling, Data Center infrastructure management and configuration, Linux server administration, Windows Server family management and implementation for last mile and SMB sector clients, virtualization technologies and implementation, SDH and Microwave network planning for Scada networks with low latency requirements.
Worked as Senior IT Engineer, and Systems engineer – consultant in previous positions.
Name of presentation: Dell Cyber-Bunker – the last resort for recovery
Speaker's bio: 20+ years of experience in architecting Datacenter Infrastructure and Data Recovery solutions, supporting biggest customer’s projects in public and commercial segments across Baltics and Caucasus regions.
Presenting the concept, value and operational basics of air-gapped and analytics driven Cyber-Bunker solution from Dell Technologies.
Name of presentation: Overcoming SOC's Achilles' Heel
Speaker's bio: Harri is a cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience, specializing in pre-sales solutions architecture. Currently, he serves as a Consulting Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, focusing on the Cortex product portfolio and driving the latest innovation of Cortex XSIAM in the EMEA market. Harri previous roles at Palo Alto Networks included working with Cortex XDR, Cortex XSOAR, and Cortex Xpanse (ASM solution), as well as serving as a pre-sales Systems Engineer for major customers in the Finland&Baltics region. Harri expertise includes EDR, XDR, SOAR, UEBA, Threat Intel Management, ASM, SIEM, Log Management, and he is proficient in Python, Kubernetes, and Containers.
During free time, Harri actively stays updated with the latest technology trends, with a particular focus on the electric vehicle (EV) space.
In this presentation, we delve into the limitations of traditional SIEMs in modern cybersecurity. Learn why they fall short in SOC operations and explore the innovative approaches required to overcome the challenges in SOC operations.