Mini-conference Jury

The presentations at the mini-conference will be evaluated by the following jury

Luca Filipozzi
Enterprise Architect, Information Technology, UBC

Luca Filipozzi is an Enterprise Architect at the University of British Columbia. He received a BASc in Engineering Physics in 1995 and an MEng in Electrical Engineering in 2004, both from UBC. During his varied career, he has developed control systems for semi-autonomous submersibles and robotics, developed Linux device drivers, implemented haptic interfaces, authored card access control systems, and developed identity and access management strategies & solutions. When he's not moving bits for UBC, he's moving bits for Debian where he's a member of the nine-person Debian System Administration team.

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Alex Loffler
Principal Security Architcet, TELUS

Alex Loffler is the principal security architect at TELUS, one of Canada’s largest providers of cellular, fixed-line, and television services. He has over 20 years of experience in architecting software and security solutions in the Telco Industry. Alex holds several patents in the U.S. and Europe.

Dmitry Samosseiko
Director of Global Threat Research at Sophos

Dmitry Samosseiko is the Director of Global Threat Research at Sophos, a software and hardware security company. Dmitry is responsible for a globally distributed team of 80+ cyber-security researchers and analysts at SophosLabs. His main focus is on driving strategy and innovation in the areas of malware protection and e-mail spam filtering. Dmitry has over 20 years of experience in information technology, including almost 15 years of cybersecurity focus. Earlier in his career, Dmitry was one of the first developers at ActiveState, where he played an instrumental role in developing the PureMessage email security product. The product’s success led to company’s acquisition by Sophos in 2003. At the time, Dmitry was put in charge of the Vancouver SophosLabs team with a big focus on architecting and building systems for malware and spam analysis automation. Dmitry is an industry expert on computer security. He has given multiple talks at security conferences, published articles and was frequently quoted by the media on the topic of cybercrime.

Raul Alvarez
Senior Security Researcher/AV Team Lead at Fortinet

Raul Alvarez is a Senior Security Researcher/AV Team Lead at Fortinet, where he conducts research on new advancement on new malware technologies. As one of the Lead Trainer in AV team, he trains the junior AV and IPS analysts on malware analysis and reverse engineering. He regularly writes articles for the Fortinet blog website. He is also regular contributor to the Virus Bulletin publication, where he currently has 22 published articles. Prior to Fortinet, he was a Senior AV Engineer/Trainer at Trendmicro, Philippines. He was also a college instructor at two universities in the Philippines: City College of Manila and Central Colleges of the Philippines. He has a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, and holds the following certifications from Microsoft: Microsoft Certified IT Professional - MCITP Database Developer, Application Developer - Microsoft .NET - MCAD, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist - MCTS SQL Server 2005, and Microsoft Certified Professional - MCP 2.0. He just recently presented a paper in BSidesVancouver2015, and has an upcoming talks at HASK, BSidesCapeBreton, OAS-First, BSidesOttawa, and SecTor conferences.

Konstantin Beznosov

Konstantin Beznosov,
Associate Professor, ECE UBC

Konstantin Beznosov, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He joined UBC in August 2003 after working as a Security Architect at Quadrasis, Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc (HICAM), where he designed and developed products for security integration of enterprise applications. Before HICAM, Dr. Beznosov consulted large telecommunication and banking companies on the architecture of security solutions for distributed enterprise applications, as a Security Architect at Concept Five Technologies.

Prior to graduating from Florida International University (FIU) in 2000 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Dr. Beznosov was a Senior Research Associate with the FIU's Center for Advanced Distributed Systems Engineering (CADSE), conducting research on engineering access control for distributed enterprise applications. He also worked on distributed DBMS development at High Performance Database Research Center at FIU, where he received a M.S. in Computer Science in 1997. Dr. Beznosov's prior work on applying CORBA Security architecture to computerized medical records at Baptist Health Systems of South Florida laid the foundation for the OMG standard on Resource Access Decision (RAD) Facility. He actively participated in standardization of security-related OMGs specifications (CORBA Security, RAD, SDMM) from 1997 to 2001, and was a co-chair of the Security SIG.

Dr. Beznosov has served on program committees of SACMAT, NSPW, NDSS, SOUPS, Oakland, and CCS. Having published various research papers on security engineering, he is a co-author of "Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA" and "Mastering Web Services Security" by Wiley Computer Publishing, and a contributor to the "Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering" by World Scientific Publishing.


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