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Executive Committee

Dr Cyril Onwubiko

Dr Cyril Onwubiko is Director, Enterprise Security Architecture at Pearson; and Distinguished Speaker (DVP) of the IEEE Computer Society.  Prior to Pearson, he was Director, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cyber Security at Research Series Limited, where he was responsible for directing AI, Blockchain and cyber security strategies and governance. He had worked in the Financial, Telecommunication, Government & Public Services Sectors. He is a leading scholar in Cyber Situational Awareness (Cyber SA), Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM),

Professor Aunshul Rege

Aunshul Rege, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, USA. She holds a PhD and MA in Criminal Justice, an MA and BA in Criminology, and a BSc in Computer Science. She has been researching proactive cybersecurity in the context of cybercrimes against critical infrastructures for over 10 years. Specifically, her National Science Foundation funded (CAREER, CPS, EAGER) research examines adversarial and defender behavior, decision-making, adaptations, modus operandi, and group dynamics.

Dr Xavier Bellekens

Dr Xavier Bellekens is a Chancellor’s Fellow Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and a Nonresident Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. His current research interests include critical infrastructure protection, defence as well as cyber deception and deterrence. Xavier is also co-Chair of the IEEE Cyber Science collocated conferences, the Education Cyber-Security Thematic Leader, the Chair of the Blockchain Group and the Vice-Chair of Cyber-Security Group for IEEE UK and Ireland.

Professor Martin Gilje Jaatun

Martin Gilje Jaatun is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Digital in Trondheim, Norway and adjunct professor at the University of Stavanger. Formerly, he was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE). Previous positions include scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and Senior Lecturer in information security at the Bodø Graduate School of Business. His research interests include software security, security in cloud computing, and security of critical information infrastructures.

Dr Pierangelo Rosati

Dr. Pierangelo Rosati is Assistant Professor in Business Analytics at DCU Business School, Director of Industry Engagement at the Irish Institute of Digital Business (IIDB), and Deputy CEO at European Capital Markets CRC (ECMCRC). He previously worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4). Dr. Rosati holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chieti-Pescara and an MSc in Management and Business Administration from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. Dr. Rosati has been working on a number of research projects on data analytics, business value of IT, FinTech, Blockchain, cloud computing, and cyber security.

Hanan Yousry Hindy, PhD

Hanan Hindy, PhD is with the Division of Cyber-Security at Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland. She received her bachelors degree with honours (2012) and masters (2016) degrees in Computer Science from the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; and PhD (2021) from Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Her research interests include: Computer and Network Security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Image Processing and Bioinformatics. Hanan recently participated and won first place at the Abertay University 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Alongside this, she was part of the Dundee DataLab coverage, based in Scotland.

Dr Arnau Erola

Dr Arnau Erola is a cyber security researcher with strong background in data analytics, machine learning and information privacy. He is currently a Research Fellow at CyberSecurity@Oxford at Oxford University, working on enterprise security and better understanding the cyber-threat landscape. Within his portfolio, Arnau has engaged with several UK authorities, determining their needs and providing state of the art innovative solutions. Dr Erola holds a Ph. D., M. Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona. He is author of several international journal articles on online privacy, anonymity protocols and intrusion detection mechanisms.