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.
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.
Dietmar Bettio

Dietmar Bettio

Group CIO & CISO
Justin Ralph

Justin Ralph

Chief Technology Officer
Sarah Drew

Sarah Drew

Director, Security Engineering

Platinum Sponsors

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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. Attend Our AI Session

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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