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Thursday 18th February, 2021
Main Stage: 11:30am – 1:00pm SGT
Technology Breakouts: 1:00pm – 2:00pm SGT

2021 brings fresh uncertainty and new challenges. As organisations consider how to stay resilient in an unpredictable world, cyber-criminals are gaining momentum.

Darktrace Cyber AI Forum 2021 is a virtual event which brings together global experts to discuss the evolution of cyber-threats, the role of AI in tackling these risks, and how to manage technological and organisational change.

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Why Attend?

Learn About Threat Trends
Exclusive expert insights on paradigm shifts in the threat landscape
Hear From Industry Leaders
Including security officers, intelligence experts and AI specialists
Discover AI Innovations
Learn how AI has delivered autonomous cyber-defence to security teams during the pandemic
Upskill Your Security Team
Empower your teams to optimise business strategy and innovation with Cyber AI

Agenda

All times are SGT

Main Stage

11:30am

Opening Remarks: Resiliency and the Role of AI

In 2020, working life changed forever – and so did the way we approach security. As organisations continuously embrace new technologies, how do we stay resilient and prepare for continued uncertainty against a backdrop of sophisticated, machine-speed attacks — which are fundamentally outpacing human responders?

Sanjay Aurora
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Darktrace
11:35am

The Evolution of Nation-State Attacks

As geopolitical tensions mount, cyber warfare is a growing threat. Nation-state attacks affect not just governments, but the private sector too. Former Director General of MI5, Lord Jonathan Evans KCB, explores how state-sponsored cyber-attacks have evolved over the past year, from attempts to steal vaccine research data, through to the SolarWinds Orion attacks that undermined important US government agencies. What does this mean for businesses and how do we approach the next wave of supply chain compromises?

Lord Jonathan Evans KCB
Former Director General of MI5
11:50am

AI Innovations Presentation: An Interview with Darktrace’s CTO

Throughout the pandemic, Darktrace accelerated its R&D roadmap to protect changing workforces. In an exclusive interview, Darktrace’s CTO, Jack Stockdale, talks us through the major AI projects that his Cambridge teams were working on last year, and a major upgrade to the Cyber AI platform that allows customers to extend artificial intelligence protection across new parts of their digital infrastructure – parts that didn’t even exist a year ago!

In this session, learn about:

  • Extending AI protection to the endpoint and remote users
  • How Autonomous Response technology mounts precise, rapid responses against machine-speed threats such as ransomware
  • Cloud-native deployment of AI to cover the entire digital estate
  • How to integrate AI to realize additional value across the security stack
Nicole Eagan
Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer
Darktrace
Jack Stockdale OBE
Chief Technology Officer
Darktrace
12:05pm

Case Study: MakeMyTrip

Join Vikram Mehta (Chief Information Security Officer, MakeMyTrip) and Sanjay Aurora (Managing Director, APAC, Darktrace), as they discuss MakeMyTrip's security challenges amidst the evolving threat landscape - and how Cyber AI has been vital in protecting their dynamic workforce.

In this session, discover:

  • MakeMyTrip’s digital transformation journey, and how they have continued to secure their dynamic workforce
  • How to communicate cyber-risk to the board, and encourage adoption of next-generation technology
  • The application of Cyber AI at MakeMyTrip, and how it has curtailed sophisticated cyber-threats
Vikram Mehta
Chief Information Security Officer
MakeMyTrip
Sanjay Aurora
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Darktrace
12:20pm

Panel Discussion

This expert panel draws together security and industry experts to discuss how the challenges of 2020 have led organisations to take a fresh look at how they run their businesses – and protect their customers, employees and data through times of change. How has the risk changed? And what are the opportunities?

Sushant Arora (Moderator)
Regional Vice-President
Darktrace
Nathan Hillery
Chief Information Officer
Steadfast Group
John Yong
Former Group Director
IDA Singapore
Teresa Murphy
Chief Technology Officer
Port of Brisbane
Liam Dermody
Director of Threat Analysis
Darktrace

Technology Breakouts

Stream One: AI Innovations

1:00pm

An Immune System Approach: Darktrace Cyber AI Platform

The Darktrace Cyber AI Platform is an enterprise-wide approach to cyber defence. Modelled on the principles of the human immune system, the self-learning AI works by developing a unique understanding of what ‘normal’ looks like for everyone and everything across the digital business. This enables the AI to autonomously detect, investigate, and respond to the subtlest signals of emerging threat in real time – wherever they strike.

In this session, hear:

  • An introduction to the Darktrace Cyber AI Platform: self-learning AI technology across the digital organisation
  • Real world case study: how AI autonomously detected a Microsoft 365 Compromise
  • A technology demo: see our award-winning threat visualisation interface
Dave Palmer
Chief Product Officer
Darktrace
1:15pm

Augmenting Humans: Cyber AI Analyst

Darktrace Cyber AI Analyst is an AI investigation technology which automatically triages, interprets, and reports on the full scope of security incidents targeting the dynamic workforce. Using supervised machine learning, the AI mimics human thought processes to contextualise security events and translate its findings into easily digestible reports. This capability was instrumental in the remediation of an APT41 zero-day attack in 2020 – producing a report which was able to be actioned in minutes by the security team before the damage was done.

Includes:

  • An introduction to automated threat investigations, powered by Cyber AI
  • Real-world case study: the AI investigation of state-backed APT41 attack
  • 5-minute product demo
Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace
1:30pm

Autonomous Response: Darktrace Antigena

Antigena is the world’s first Autonomous Response technology. Powered by self-learning AI, it autonomously interrupts attacks at machine speed and with surgical precision, even if the threat is highly sophisticated and unknown. When a zero-day ransomware attack struck a manufacturing company, Antigena’s swift and targeted action stopped the threat seconds after it emerged, with only four files having been encrypted.

Join Andrew Tsonchev for an exploration of the AI in action, including:

  • How Antigena catches sophisticated and novel threats
  • What Offensive AI means for the future of cyber defence
  • 5-minute Antigena product demo
Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace
1:45pm

Protecting ICS and OT: Industrial Immune System

The Industrial Immune System is the Cyber AI technology responsible for protecting the Operational Technology behind some of the world’s most important industrial networks, from power stations to transportation grids. It works by passively learning what ‘normal’ looks like across OT, IT, and industrial IoT, detecting the subtlest signals of emerging cyber-threats.

When the industrial networks of an international airport were hit by an advanced cyber-attack, Darktrace detected the threat and reported on it at every stage, preventing a major incident from occurring.

In this session, discover:

  • Attacks against ICS and OT and what to expect in 2021
  • How Cyber AI caught an attack on an international airport
  • 5-minute Industrial Immune System product demo
Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace

Stream Two: Protecting the Dynamic Workforce

1:00pm

The Imitation Game: Combatting Impersonation Emails With AI

It’s not just spam. Attackers are now sending near-identical emails to those you receive every day from your boss and colleagues. Artificial intelligence is increasingly being leveraged to optimise this spear phishing, creating digital fakes that gain our confidence, and slip under the radar of standard email gateways.

AI has become the primary means of protecting inboxes from malicious emails, thanks to its understanding of the rich context around each email and email user. Before the user is served the bait, AI steps in to stop the email from being delivered, and even protects against malicious outbound email too. In this session, learn the real example of a sophisticated email attack that led to 1,600 tailored emails being sent from an employee account – and how AI would have stopped the phishing immediately.

Includes:

  • Introduction to Antigena Email, email security rated 5* by Gartner Peer Insights
  • Real-world case study – how legacy email solutions are being outperformed
  • 5-minute product demo
Mariana Pereira
Director of Email Security Products
Darktrace
1:15pm

Protecting Cloud and SaaS With Cyber AI

Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Dropbox, Google Hangouts: whatever you are using, it’s clear that cloud and SaaS platforms are now fuelling business communication and collaboration. But for security teams, this can come at the cost of visibility and control. Organisations urgently need an enterprise-wide approach. Darktrace AI works from and for the cloud, detecting, investigating, and responding to threats in cloud and SaaS environments.

Our Director of Cloud Security shares his experience working with Darktrace customers on:

  • How to reconcile cloud adoption with security
  • Real-world case study: a malicious insider attempting data exfiltration
  • 5-minute product demo
Nabil Zoldjalali
Director of Cloud Security
Darktrace
1:30pm

Darktrace Services: Who, What, Why?

2020 has seen security teams pushed to their limits, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and looking to managed services to help them on their journey to cyber resilience. Since 2014, Darktrace has offered customers a variety of services designed to support hard-pressed security teams when dealing with urgent threats.

Hear more about Darktrace Services, including:

  • Introduction to Darktrace Services expert teams
  • Proactive Threat Notification, providing around-the-clock monitoring by expert cyber analysts
  • Ask the Expert, immediate access to the experts during live threat investigations
  • Darktrace 24/7 SOC
Hannah Cusack
VP, Technical Operations
Darktrace
1:45pm

*New* Client Sensors and Protecting a Dynamic Workforce

With remote working set to continue long into 2021, securing the dynamic workforce remains a priority. Darktrace has extended the immune system platform to protect employees both on and off the VPN. Whether your colleagues are working in garden sheds or on kitchen tables, AI tackles the liability, eradicating blind spots and detecting the subtlest signals of emerging threats in real time.

Learn and see:

  • How to detect risk to remote workers who are off the VPN
  • How to balance worker flexibility with security
  • 5-minute demo of Darktrace AI and new client sensors
Max Heinemeyer
Director of Threat Hunting
Darktrace

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“It is critical that the cybersecurity community quickly prepares to combat fast-emerging AI-enabled attackers.”
World Economic Forum
“Modern-day cyber security threats require a speed of response far greater than human decision-making allows.”
RUSI Artificial Intelligence and UK National Security
“The next phase in our journey towards autonomous security is autonomous response decision-making.”
Gartner
“It will be crucial to use AI as a force multiplier and keep pace with attacker enhancements as they upscale their attack capabilities and efforts.”
Forrester Research
“Offensive AI helps attackers scale up their attacks, evade detection, and better capitalize upon human error.”
HMG Strategy
“Cyber-attacks are the second most concerning risk for doing business globally over the next 10 years.”
World Economic Forum
“The number of cyberattacks has tripled over the last decade … cybersecurity has clearly become a threat to financial stability.”
IMF

Speakers

Lord Jonathan Evans KCB, Former Director General of MI5

Lord Evans was Director General of MI5 from 2007 to 2013. He spent 33 years with MI5, defending the UK against internal and domestic terrorism and cyber-threats. He was appointed to the Security Service’s Management Board as Director of International Counter Terrorism in 2001, ten days before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014 at the personal recommendation of the Prime Minister and sits as a cross-bench peer. Lord Evans is also a non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings and of Ark Datacentres Ltd.

Vikram Mehta, Chief Information Security Officer, MakeMyTrip

A security professional with over 14 years’ experience in ethical hacking and automation, Vikram is responsible for information security at MakeMyTrip. Under his leadership, the info-sec team has spear-headed multiple cutting edge implementations such as ML based anomaly detection, one-click incident response, next-gen SOC to detect and respond to threats in an effective manner.

Nathan Hillery, CIO, Steadfast Group

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience in information technology and is one of the region’s top IT professionals. As Chief Information Officer at Steadfast Group, he is responsible for driving cyber security strategy to advance an innovative and secure business. Prior to Steadfast Group, Nathan was the CIO for Law In Order and IPG, prioritising information security and spearheading digital transformation. Nathan prides himself on immersing himself in the inertia of the business and industry in order to apply those learnings to better meet the business’ needs.

John Yong, Former Group Director, IDA Singapore

John Yong is a former Group Director, Infocomm Security Group, formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) currently known as GovTech. John holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is currently an expert advisor, board member, adjunct faculty, and coach, to many business enterprises, and social enterprises.

Teresa Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, Port of Brisbane

Teresa joined the Port of Brisbane in 2018. As Chief Technology Officer, she is responsible for ensuring technology related infrastructure and systems, necessary to support secure operations and business objectives, are in place. With over 25 years in Information Technology related positions including GM and CIO roles across a range of industries, Teresa brings a passion for improving business performance via effective use of digital technology and data-driven decision making. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Computing.

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer, AI Officer

Nicole Eagan is Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer of Darktrace. Her extensive career in technology spans 30 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Nicole identifies and shapes Darktrace’s strategic plan, leads the Company’s AI vision together with our CTO, and provides product strategy and direction. A core part of the executive team, during Nicole’s tenure, Darktrace has won more than 100 awards, and the company has been named one of WSJ’s ‘Tech Companies to Watch’, Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’, and a CNBC ‘Disruptor 50’. Nicole was named ‘AI Leader of the Year’ and was awarded the top position on The Software Report’s ‘Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity’ in 2020.

Jack Stockdale OBE, Chief Technology Officer

Jack Stockdale is the founding CTO at Darktrace. With over 20 years’ experience of software engineering, Jack is responsible for overseeing the development of Bayesian mathematical models and artificial intelligence algorithms that underpin Darktrace’s award-winning technology. Jack and his development team in Cambridge were recognized for their outstanding contribution to engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Innovation Award Committee in 2017 and again in 2019. Jack has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Asia Pacific

As Managing Director of Darktrace in Asia Pacific, Sanjay has spearheaded the company’s regional growth since 2015. With over 25 years’ experience in the enterprise software industry, Sanjay has introduced Darktrace’s innovative technology to organizations of all sizes across the region. His views on the evolution of cyber-threats and the power of AI for autonomous response have been reported by Channel News Asia and CNBC. Sanjay has a degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Mike Beck, Global CISO

Mike has spent 18 years working in technology, security and risk operations. He started his career as a software engineer on GCHQ’s technologist programme, and progressed to support military operations. He has conducted intelligence analysis and assessment in operational theatres across the world, becoming a senior intelligence officer. In 2010, Mike merged his intelligence and technology experience to run cyber defensive operations for UK government, including working on the implementation of the national cyber security strategy and protecting the London 2012 Olympic Games. Joining Darktrace at its early stages in 2014, Mike developed the cyber analyst operation that supports thousands of Darktrace customers with 24/7 support and since 2020 oversees Darktrace’s internal security program as Global CISO. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.

Dave Palmer, Chief Product Officer

Dave is the Chief Product Officer at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over 13 years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Dave has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he was responsible for delivering mission-critical infrastructure services, including replacing and securing entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He acts as an advisor to cyber security start-ups and growth-stage companies from the UK Government’s Cyber Security Accelerator and CyLon. His insights on AI and the future of cyber security are also regularly featured in the UK media. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting

Max is a cyber security expert with over a decade of experience in the field, specializing in a wide range of areas such as Penetration Testing, Red-Teaming, SIEM and SOC consulting and hunting Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups. At Darktrace, Max oversees global threat hunting efforts, working with strategic customers to investigate and respond to cyber-threats. He works closely with the R&D team at Darktrace’s Cambridge UK headquarters, leading research into new AI innovations and their various defensive and offensive applications. Max’s insights are regularly featured in international media outlets such as the BBC, Forbes and WIRED. When living in Germany, he was an active member of the Chaos Computer Club. Max holds an MSc from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a BSc from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart in International Business Information Systems.

Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Nabil Zoldjalali, Director of Cloud Security

Based in Toronto, Nabil specializes in the application of cloud technologies and works closely with Darktrace’s Research & Development team. He advises strategic Fortune 500 customers across North America on advanced threat detection, Self-Learning AI, and Autonomous Response for cloud and SaaS environments. Nabil is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences across North America, including Microsoft Ignite, Black Hat, and the World AI Forum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from McGill University and is an advisory board member of the EC Council.

Hannah Cusack, VP, Technical Operations

Hannah Cusack is the Vice President of Technical Operations at Darktrace, where she manages the 24/7 global SOC team. With over 12 years’ experience in cyber analytics, Hannah focuses on delivering excellent customer experience before, during, and after attacks hit. Hannah worked in the RAF for 13 years as both an Arabic interpreter and an intelligence analyst, and was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2013 as a result of her contributions to the field. She later moved to GCHQ before joining Darktrace 5 years ago.

Sushant Arora, Regional Vice-Presicent, ANZ

Sushant Arora is the Regional Vice President for Darktrace in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Based in Sydney, he works closely with CISOs and IT experts to understand their unique security challenges, and how Darktrace’s Autonomous Response technology can help address these issues. Prior to Darktrace, Sushant held several senior leadership positions over his 20 years in the IT industry. Sushant holds a Bachelor of Information Science, Computing from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Liam Dermody, Director of Threat Analysis, ANZ

Liam is a cyber security expert with almost a decade of experience in the broader security landscape. As Director of Threat Analysis, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Liam leads a team of analysts who investigate and respond to threats on customer networks. He works with Darktrace’s customers to help them better understand, investigate and remedy anomalous incidents. Prior to joining Darktrace, Liam held multiple positions within the Australian government, and has worked alongside domestic and international partners to detect and defend against malicious actors. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Security, Policing and Intelligence from Charles Sturt University, and has a Bachelor of Psychology from Western Sydney University.

Lord Evans was Director General of MI5 from 2007 to 2013. He spent 33 years with MI5, defending the UK against internal and domestic terrorism and cyber-threats. He was appointed to the Security Service’s Management Board as Director of International Counter Terrorism in 2001, ten days before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014 at the personal recommendation of the Prime Minister and sits as a cross-bench peer. Lord Evans is also a non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings and of Ark Datacentres Ltd.

Lord Jonathan Evans KCB
Former Director General of MI5

A security professional with over 14 years’ experience in ethical hacking and automation, Vikram is responsible for information security at MakeMyTrip. Under his leadership, the info-sec team has spear-headed multiple cutting edge implementations such as ML based anomaly detection, one-click incident response, next-gen SOC to detect and respond to threats in an effective manner.

Vikram Mehta
Chief Information Security Officer
MakeMyTrip

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience in information technology and is one of the region’s top IT professionals. As Chief Information Officer at Steadfast Group, he is responsible for driving cyber security strategy to advance an innovative and secure business. Prior to Steadfast Group, Nathan was the CIO for Law In Order and IPG, prioritising information security and spearheading digital transformation. Nathan prides himself on immersing himself in the inertia of the business and industry in order to apply those learnings to better meet the business’ needs.

Nathan Hillery
Chief Information Officer
Steadfast Group

John Yong is a former Group Director, Infocomm Security Group, formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) currently known as GovTech. John holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is currently an expert advisor, board member, adjunct faculty, and coach, to many business enterprises, and social enterprises.

John Yong
Former Group Director
IDA Singapore

Teresa joined the Port of Brisbane in 2018. As Chief Technology Officer, she is responsible for ensuring technology related infrastructure and systems, necessary to support secure operations and business objectives, are in place. With over 25 years in Information Technology related positions including GM and CIO roles across a range of industries, Teresa brings a passion for improving business performance via effective use of digital technology and data-driven decision making. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Computing.

Teresa Murphy
Chief Technology Officer
Port of Brisbane

Nicole Eagan is Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer of Darktrace. Her extensive career in technology spans 30 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Nicole identifies and shapes Darktrace’s strategic plan, leads the Company’s AI vision together with our CTO, and provides product strategy and direction. A core part of the executive team, during Nicole’s tenure, Darktrace has won more than 100 awards, and the company has been named one of WSJ’s ‘Tech Companies to Watch’, Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’, and a CNBC ‘Disruptor 50’. Nicole was named ‘AI Leader of the Year’ and was awarded the top position on The Software Report’s ‘Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity’ in 2020.

Nicole Eagan
Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer
Darktrace

Jack Stockdale is the founding CTO at Darktrace. With over 20 years’ experience of software engineering, Jack is responsible for overseeing the development of Bayesian mathematical models and artificial intelligence algorithms that underpin Darktrace’s award-winning technology. Jack and his development team in Cambridge were recognized for their outstanding contribution to engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Innovation Award Committee in 2017 and again in 2019. Jack has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

Jack Stockdale OBE
Chief Technology Officer
Darktrace

As Managing Director of Darktrace in Asia Pacific, Sanjay has spearheaded the company’s regional growth since 2015. With over 25 years’ experience in the enterprise software industry, Sanjay has introduced Darktrace’s innovative technology to organizations of all sizes across the region. His views on the evolution of cyber-threats and the power of AI for autonomous response have been reported by Channel News Asia and CNBC. Sanjay has a degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Sanjay Aurora
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Darktrace

Mike has spent 18 years working in technology, security and risk operations. He started his career as a software engineer on GCHQ’s technologist programme, and progressed to support military operations. He has conducted intelligence analysis and assessment in operational theatres across the world, becoming a senior intelligence officer. In 2010, Mike merged his intelligence and technology experience to run cyber defensive operations for UK government, including working on the implementation of the national cyber security strategy and protecting the London 2012 Olympic Games. Joining Darktrace at its early stages in 2014, Mike developed the cyber analyst operation that supports thousands of Darktrace customers with 24/7 support and since 2020 oversees Darktrace’s internal security program as Global CISO. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.

Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace

Dave is the Chief Product Officer at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over 13 years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Dave has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he was responsible for delivering mission-critical infrastructure services, including replacing and securing entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He acts as an advisor to cyber security start-ups and growth-stage companies from the UK Government’s Cyber Security Accelerator and CyLon. His insights on AI and the future of cyber security are also regularly featured in the UK media. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Dave Palmer
Chief Product Officer
Darktrace

Max is a cyber security expert with over a decade of experience in the field, specializing in a wide range of areas such as Penetration Testing, Red-Teaming, SIEM and SOC consulting and hunting Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups. At Darktrace, Max oversees global threat hunting efforts, working with strategic customers to investigate and respond to cyber-threats. He works closely with the R&D team at Darktrace’s Cambridge UK headquarters, leading research into new AI innovations and their various defensive and offensive applications. Max’s insights are regularly featured in international media outlets such as the BBC, Forbes and WIRED. When living in Germany, he was an active member of the Chaos Computer Club. Max holds an MSc from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a BSc from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart in International Business Information Systems.

Max Heinemeyer
Director of Threat Hunting
Darktrace

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Mariana Pereira
Director of Email Security Products
Darktrace

Based in Toronto, Nabil specializes in the application of cloud technologies and works closely with Darktrace’s Research & Development team. He advises strategic Fortune 500 customers across North America on advanced threat detection, Self-Learning AI, and Autonomous Response for cloud and SaaS environments. Nabil is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences across North America, including Microsoft Ignite, Black Hat, and the World AI Forum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from McGill University and is an advisory board member of the EC Council.

Nabil Zoldjalali
Director of Cloud Security
Darktrace

Hannah Cusack is the Vice President of Technical Operations at Darktrace, where she manages the 24/7 global SOC team. With over 12 years’ experience in cyber analytics, Hannah focuses on delivering excellent customer experience before, during, and after attacks hit. Hannah worked in the RAF for 13 years as both an Arabic interpreter and an intelligence analyst, and was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2013 as a result of her contributions to the field. She later moved to GCHQ before joining Darktrace 5 years ago.

Hannah Cusack
VP, Technical Operations
Darktrace

Sushant Arora is the Regional Vice President for Darktrace in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Based in Sydney, he works closely with CISOs and IT experts to understand their unique security challenges, and how Darktrace’s Autonomous Response technology can help address these issues. Prior to Darktrace, Sushant held several senior leadership positions over his 20 years in the IT industry. Sushant holds a Bachelor of Information Science, Computing from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Sushant Arora
Regional Vice-President, ANZ
Darktrace

Liam is a cyber security expert with almost a decade of experience in the broader security landscape. As Director of Threat Analysis, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Liam leads a team of analysts who investigate and respond to threats on customer networks. He works with Darktrace’s customers to help them better understand, investigate and remedy anomalous incidents. Prior to joining Darktrace, Liam held multiple positions within the Australian government, and has worked alongside domestic and international partners to detect and defend against malicious actors. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Security, Policing and Intelligence from Charles Sturt University, and has a Bachelor of Psychology from Western Sydney University.

Liam Dermody
Director of Threat Analysis, ANZ
Darktrace