Phil Zimmermann

Zimmermann has received numerous technical and humanitarian awards for his pioneering work in cryptography. In 2015 he received the US Privacy Champion Award from the Electronic Privacy Information Center. In 2014 he was inducted into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, and Foreign Policy Magazine named him one of the Leading Global Thinkers of 2014. In 2012 the Internet Society inducted him into the Internet Hall of Fame. In 2008 PC World named him one of the Top 50 Tech Visionaries of the last 50 years. In 1999 he received the Louis Brandeis Award from Privacy International, in 1996 the Norbert Wiener Award from Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility for promoting the responsible use of technology. He also received the 1995 Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and the 1995 Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Regular track

Rob Slade

Rob Slade, is a Canadian information security consultant, researcher and instructor. He is the author of Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses, Software Forensics, Dictionary of Information Security and co-author of Viruses Revealed. Slade is the author of thousands of technical book reviews, today published on the techbooks mailing list and in the RISKS Digest, and archived in his Internet Review Project. An expert on computer viruses and malware [shamefully copied from Wikipedia]. Recently, within five days of each other, Grandpa Rob (as he is widely known) became both a greatgrandfather and a great uncle.


Eduardo Izycki

Eduardo Izycki is a Chevening Alumni (2021/2022). He performed several National Risk Assessments for the Brazilian Government during the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He holds a MA in International Relations from the University of Brasilia (UnB) and currently, he is a researcher at the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research (GFCyber) and a MSc at Royal Holloway (United Kingdom).


Lenon Leite

Lenon Leite is a Brazilian web developer with over 15 years of experience. He holds a bachelor's degree in Information Security and an MBA in Software Engineering. He is currently a Senior Application Security Engineer at Integer Consulting since 2017.


Academic track

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes received the master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2016, where he is currently finishing his Ph.D. degree and is a Researcher with the Center for Informatics and Systems (CISUC). His research area is privacy in ubiquitous computing with a focus on location privacy and personalized privacy.


Mariana Fernandes

Mariana Fernandes is a master's student in Cryptography and Information Security at the University of Minho and a Research Intern at VORTEX CoLAB, Portugal. Her interests are in Cybersecurity and Privacy, currently focusing on automotive PKI pseudonym key rotation in modern Connected Vehicles. She has spent some time as an intern at at Checkmarx working on vulnerability analyzing of OWASP WebGoat and other software tools. She is also a volunteer at the Red Cross, has been a Geek Girls Portugal Ambassador and part of the National Youth Parliament in the past. She has a "Myth Busters"-like curiosity, wanting to know how something works, and then finding out how to destroy it!


Ricardo Araújo

Ricardo Araújo has a degree in Computer Engineering and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity. Ricardo also has experience in web development and is currently working as a pentester.