ZERO DAY CON - CONNECT

09 March 2023DUBLIN CONVENTION CENTRE

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With the rapid influx of ransomware attacks, constant emerging technologies, geopolitical tensions and regulations, the cybersecurity landscape is being reshaped every day.

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Zero Day Con 2023 brings you ‘Connect’.

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Learn about the future of cybersecurity, the important role the government will play in securing our future and how policymakers need to take cybersecurity more seriously.

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On March 9th 2023, Zero Day Con will bring together leading technology firms, industry experts and government officials that will share insights for cybersecurity professionals grappling with the rise of disruptive innovations.

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         ..KEY TOPICS KEY TOPIC.. Key Topics:

  • Navigating emerging geopolitical tensions
  • Connecting the user and technology
  • Connecting People
  • A new Era for Ransomware
  • Mitigating the threat from within

Speakers

Raluca Saceanu

Raluca Saceanu

CEO
Raluca is the CEO of Smarttech247, an enterprise cyber security organization. With strong executive management skills and technical expertise, she is responsible for the company's global security business including strategy, portfolio, and operations. Raluca holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Innsbruck.
Ronan Murphy

Ronan Murphy

Executive Chairman
Ronan is an accomplished executive with over 20 years experience in the tech industry. Ronan is currently the Executive Chairman of Smarttech247, a multi award-winning managed cyber security company that specializes in the delivery and management of complex cybersecurity solutions worldwide. Ronan is also the CEO & founder of Getvisibility, a leading AI data governance & security software company.
Eric Smithmier

Eric Smithmier

Assistant Legal Attaché, FBI
Mr. Smithmier was born in Detroit, MI. He received an M.S. in Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis from Michigan State University in 2012 and a B.A. in Computer Science from Coe College in 2000. Prior to working for the FBI, Mr. Smithmier was a network engineer employed by Communications Engineering Company in Iowa City, IA.

Mr. Smithmier entered on duty as a Special Agent (SA) of the FBI on February 9, 2003. From 2003 through 2006, SA Smithmier was assigned to the Minneapolis Division, where he worked Theft of Intellectual Property, Crimes Against Children, and Criminal Computer Intrusions. In 2006, SA Smithmier transferred to the Houston Division where he was assigned to the Houston Area Cyber Crime Task Force focusing on Criminal and National Security Cyber investigations. In 2007, SA Smithmier was selected as a member of the FBI's Cyber Action Team (CAT), a highly trained technical response unit responsible for domestic and international rapid deployment.

In 2009, SA Smithmier was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) position in the Eurasian Cyber Unit at Cyber Division where he created and chaired the Industrial Control Systems Threat Focus Cell and led the FBI's participation in Cyber Storm III, a national-level cyber exercise. In 2011, SA Smithmier returned to Houston and in 2013 was promoted to SSA of a Cyber Squad responsible for Cyber Criminal and Cyber National Security matters where he also maintained program and task force coordinator responsibilities.

In 2019, SSA Smithmier reported to London, United Kingdom as an Assistant Legal Attaché where he oversees the FBI’s Cyber National Security portfolio. ALAT Smithmier is responsible for the coordination of all cyber national security matters between the FBI and UKIC partners.
Jensen Penalosa

Jensen Penalosa

Assistant Legal Attaché, FBI
Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) Jensen Penalosa has been a Special Agent with the FBI since 2005. ALAT Penalosa is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI, ALAT Penalosa was employed as a software engineer. From 2012 to 2017, ALAT Penalosa supervised Cyber Crime Squads responsible for conducting counterintelligence and criminal cyber investigations in the Los Angeles area. In 2017 ALAT Penalosa was named the FBI Liaison Officer to Department of Defense partners in Hawaii. In 2019 ALAT Penalosa was assigned to the FBI Legal Attaché office in London where he coordinates the investigative and intelligence activities between the FBI and international partners.
Christopher J. McMahon

Christopher J. McMahon

Deputy Director of Operations, NCIS
Special Agent Christopher J. McMahon is the Deputy Director
of Operations (DDO), Naval Criminal Investigative Service
(NCIS). He serves as the agency’s Chief Operations Officer
with responsibility for eight directorates and primary
activities: Atlantic Operations, Global Operations, Pacific
Operations, National Security, Criminal Investigations,
Department of Defense/Counterintelligence and Law
Enforcement, Threat Directorate, and Cyber Operations. His
responsibilities include biometrics, technical surveillance
countermeasures, behavioral science, technical services,
Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Training,
polygraph services, and forensics
Dylan Corcoran

Dylan Corcoran

Assistant Commissioner
Dylan Corcoran is Assistant Commissioner in the DPC and leads the Technology Advisory Unit.
Ossian Smyth

Ossian Smyth

Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy
Prior to his election as TD and appointment as Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment and Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications with responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian served as a Councillor on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and served as Cathaoirleach of the Council between 2018 and 2019. He worked as a technical Project Manager in Saint Vincent’s Hospital and volunteered as a mentor at a local CoderDojo, teaching young people computer programming and other technical skills.
Dietmar Bettio

Dietmar Bettio

Group CIO & CISO
Justin Ralph

Justin Ralph

Group CIO
Bob Kruse

Bob Kruse

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Kruse is the CEO and Co-Founder of Revelstoke, bringing in over 20 years of experience as a GTM leader in cyber security. He is laser-focused on delivering the market-leading security no-code and low-code automation platform.
Prior to Revelstoke, Bob played a pivotal role in taking FireEye (FEYE) public and in the $560M acquisition of Demisto by Palo Alto Networks. He also worked as a GTM Advisor for companies including K2 Cyber Security and Strata Identity while working with Obsidian Security as the Chief Revenue Officer. Before that, Bob directed departments as Vice President of Partner Solutions for Optiv Inc and Vice President of Sales for Dtex Systems.
Helming a dynamic and influential career in the security sector, Bob understands every facet of the client’s experience and genuinely enjoys solving challenges, often in the way of their success. And if he had his way, he’d be on the slopes, downhill skiing year-round.
Deryck Mitchelson

Deryck Mitchelson

Chief Information Security Officer and C-Suite Advisor
Sascha Maier

Sascha Maier

Group CISO
Sarah Drew

Sarah Drew

Director, Security Engineering
Eoin Fleming

Eoin Fleming

CIO
Eoin is an IT, Service and Security Leader with over 25 years of experience in Enterprise outsourcing and IT Delivery for regulated entities. He holds the CISSP, ISSMP, ISSEP, ISSAP, CISA, CRISC, CIPP/E ISO 27001 Auditor and ITIL Certifications
Katie McCarthy

Katie McCarthy

Head of Cybersecurity
Katie McCarthy is the Head of Cybersecurity for Irish Water, overseeing Security Operations, Information Security & Governance and Security Architecture for the National Utility.
Before her current position, Katie worked in Technology Consulting in the Financial services sector. Focusing on the area of Security Delivery and Security Architecture she worked on a wide range of security projects, delivering security solutions across multiple domains. Katie moved to the Utilities industry when she joined Ervia in 2019, establishing and leading the Security Architecture capability before taking on the Head of Cybersecurity role for Irish Water in 2022.
Paul Garvey

Paul Garvey

Vice President Head of Global Accounts Sales
Jenni Parry

Jenni Parry

Associate Director, Cyber Risk
Jenni is an Associate Director of Cyber Risk with Aon. In this role she provides advice and cyber risk consulting to organisations to help them identify and assess their cyber risk. This enables the development of ongoing strategies incorporating change, culture and risk tolerance. The main elements of this role are technical translator and internal knowledge sharing via training sessions.
Prior to joining Aon, Jenni was an IT & Cyber Risk Manager with Canada Life Group who was responsible for Risk Management, Data Protection and IT General Control Audits. Before this Jenni was an IT Auditor and Risk Consultant for four years with EY. Jenni holds an honours B.Sc. in Computer Science from University College Dublin (UCD) and is a current student with UCD’s MSc Cybersecurity.
Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox

Security Engineering
Jennifer Cox has over 17 years of experience in tech and in the Cyber Security industry. She supports her team who work with techies across all of EMEA in enabling best practices and cyber exposure prevention. Jennifer is the Head of Communications for Cyber Women Ireland, an Ambassador for Wentors global mentorship programme, an active member of WITS Ireland (Women in Technology and Science Ireland), and an Ambassador for WiCyS UK (Women in Cyber Security) and works hard to insure diversity and inclusion within her industry by partaking in roles such as Judging at the Coolest Projects event for kids in the RDS, speaking at Women in Tech in the CCD 2019, launching a mentoring project in Tenable, speaking at events such as BSides Dublin 2021, WomenTech Global 2022, BBWIC, CWiCS (Cisco Women in Cyber Security), CBF Fest (Coding Black Females Fest), Illuminate Dublin and participating in the Irish Independent Newspaper women in tech podcast special as one of 4 women featured in the special and interviewed by the Sunday Independent Editor Samantha McCaughren. Jennifer won a Global Stevie award for Women in Business in 2022 and an Outstanding Contribution of the Year award for Women in IT in 2021.
Edward Skraba

Edward Skraba

CTO — Penetration Testing & Threat Intelligence Hub

Moderator

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

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What is Zero Day Con

Powered by Smarttech247, Zero Day Con is an annual cybersecurity conference that offers the opportunity for senior business executives to learn about the latest cybersecurity trends and how to address today’s security challenges. By providing a combination of thought leadership, awareness and engagement, Zero Day Con brings together experts from around the world to discuss security architectures that provide higher levels of security posture.

Zero Day Con is different. The content is fresh, focused on business and real-world security issues. Would definitely attend again.
Excellent content and speakers, good networking opportunities.
A must-attend conference for leaders involved in cybersecurity.

Zero Day Con at a glance

Global Speakers

120+

Senior Executives

95%+

Attendees

2000+

Sponsors

50+

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