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Former head of Police National Cyber Crime Unit (until 2013), Senior Cyber Crime Advisor PwC (2013-2017).
Charlie McMurdie served as Scotland Yard’s head of Economic and Cyber Crime, and led the Police Central eCrime Unit and National cyber crime programmes. She was the country’s top law enforcement officer in the fast moving, complex, international world of hacking, cyber crime and online fraud.
After a career which took in terrorism, covert policing, and work leading murder and robbery investigations, and head of National and International specialist organised crimes Charlie spearheaded the Metropolitan Police’s attempts to prevent and detect cyber crime. She fought battles with complacent and sceptical colleagues and government to secure agreement and funding and established one of the leading cyber crime agencies in the world.
Post law enforcement Charlie joined PwC as the Senior Cyber Crime Advisor where as well as assisting to build out PwC’s internal cyber capability Charlie led on cyber crime within Breach Aid, a multidisciplined team responding to major attacks on PwC’s clients.
Charlie addresses the urgent, vital need for appropriate cyber security measures, both physical, human and digital, examining the strategic nature of the precautions required now and in the future and gives operational examples of what has happened in the past. Covering hackers attacking governments, banks, retailers, organised criminals stealing our personal information, from state sponsored attacks to juveniles having fun. Charlie highlights how and why every organisation is potentially vulnerable.
Raluca Alexandra Prunӑ
Head of Unit
Raluca Prună works for the European Commission, as Head of Financial Crime Unit in DG Justice and Consumers. From 2015 to 2017, she served as Minister of Justice in the Romanian Government. Since 2007, she worked in several Directorate Generals of the European Commission, in various fields as fight against organized crime and free movement of goods. Previously she worked in the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union (2005-2007) and the Delegation of the European Commission in Bucharest (2000 -2005). Ms Prună started her career as lawyer in 1996, working with law firms in Bucharest. She is a founding member and former President of Transparency International Romania.
Ms Prună earned her law degree from the University of Iasi /Romania (LLM), a philosophy degree from the University of Bucharest/Romania (MPhil) and a master in Political Science at the Central European University / Hungary (MA).
Andrés García Ortega
Director of Fraud Risk Control
Andrés is currently the corporate director of fraud risk control in Santander's Risk Division, where he has also been responsible for technological risk, business continuity and supplier control. Previously, in the Technology and Operations Division, he served as Corporate Chief Information Officer (CISO) and Director of Technological Risk, with special follow-up on the management of IT risks, information security / cybersecurity and fraud mitigation.
He joined Grupo Santander in Internal Audit where he worked as the Auditor Manager responsible for Technological Risks.
During his career in Santander he has actively participated in the foundation, evolution and reorganization of the operational risk control function.
He began his professional career at Arthur Andersen, developing auditing and IT consulting and business process consulting.
Andrés is a Computer Engineer in Management Computing from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICAI; a Master in e-Business by the CIFF, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) granted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
He has taught a variety of courses and conferences internally and externally on his field of competence (eg Technological Risks, Operational Risk, Process Audit, Electronic Banking, Business Continuity, Fraud, etc.)
Senior Advisor to Chief of Staff
Jan Persson is Senior Advisor to Chief of Staff in SEB, which is a leading North European bank with approximately 15,000 employees and current operations in some 20 countries. Prior to his current position, Jan was Head of Group Security in the bank for more than 15 years. Before joining the bank, he held different security positions in the private sector. He has also served in the Swedish Security Service and as a police officer at the Stockholm County Police.
With his broad experience in the security field with a special focus on Cyber Fraud, Fraud Prevention and Risk Management Jan has supported foreign investors in the Baltics and the former Soviet Union. He holds a Master’s Degree in Estonian and Economics.
Until 2018, Jan was Director of the Board and vice chairman of the International Banking Security Association, IBSA. In 2008 he was awarded the Annual Security Grant from the Swedish Confederation of Enterprise.
John Morgan Salomon
Regional Director, Continental Europe, Middle East, Africa
John Salomon is an information security professional who has worked for over 20 years in financial services, healthcare, and other critical infrastructure sectors. John has both a technological and management background, with extensive experience in network security, authentication and crypto, incident response, risk management, security assurance, and threat intelligence. He is based in Spain, and currently manages the activities of FS-ISAC in continental Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
The Security Brokers
Raoul "Nobody" Chiesa was born in Torino, Italy (1973). After being among the first Italian hackers (1986-1995), he moved to professional InfoSec, establishing back in 1997 the very first vendor-neutral Italian security advisory company; he then left it in 2012, and established “The Security Brokers”, a visionary joined stock company providing niche, cutting-edge security consulting services and solutions. Raoul is among the founder members of CLUSIT (Italian Information Security Association, est. 2000). He is a Board of Directors member at ISECOM, OWASP Italian Chapter, and at the Italian Privacy Observatory (AIP/OPSI); he was a coordinator of the Working Group "Cyber World" at the Center for Defence Higher Studies (CASD) between 2010 and 2013 at the National Security Observatory (OSN) at Italy's MoD. He is a former member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders Group, an independent “Special Advisor on Cybercrime and Hacker’s Profiling” at the UN agency UNICRI, and a Member of the Coordination Group and Scientific Committee of APWG European chapter, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, and an Advisor at GCSEC.org. Since July 2015, he is a Board Member at AIIC (on Critical Infrastructures) a SME for ADETEF (different French ministries) at ENCYSEC (Enhancing Cyber Security), a project funded by the EU, and a member of the ITU (UN-Geneva) Roster of Experts on Cybersecurity. Raoul publishes books, white papers and articles worldwide, while being since more than 20 years a worldwide known and appreciated Key Note and Speaker (newspapers, TV, radio,) when dealing with Information Security issues, incidents and trends.
Barnaby Jameson QC
Red Lion Chambers
Barnaby Jameson is a newly appointed Queen’s Counsel from Red Lion Chambers specialising in Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Terrorist Finance.
He has been involved in some of the most serious terrorist cases in the last decade (involving Islamic and extreme right wing terrorism) including:
||Bomb and knife plots
||Terrorist money laundering
||Plots against governments
||Preparation and encouragement of terrorist acts
||Preparation and encouragement of terrorist acts
He is based primarily at the Old Bailey in London where he has successfully prosecuted a number of individuals and groups linked to Islamic State.
Barnaby is the editor of the terrorism chapter in Archbold Criminal Pleading and the General Editor of a forthcoming practitioner book on terrorism law.
He is also a consultant to BAE on issues of Counter-Terrorist Finance.
Dr. Ulrich L. Göres
Attorney-at law Head of Financial Crime Compliance
After leaving Deutsche Bank, Dr. Göres has been advising as a lawyer a number of financial institutions, FinTechs (especially such that are dealing with virtual currencies) and rating agencies on various aspects such as obtaining a banking license or registrations under the German Banking Act, on the implementation of various laws such as MiFID II (e.g. adequate handling of inducements, adequate procedures for investment recommendations etc.), MAD II, MAR and PRIIPs as well as the 4th EU-AML-Directive and Sanctions & Embargoes.
As Global Head of Anti-Financial Crime & Group Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Deutsche Bank AG, Dr. Göres established from 2014 to January 2016 the Group wide Anti-Financial Crime function of Deutsche Bank consisting of the responsibilities (1) Anti-Money Laundering, (2) Sanctions, Embargoes & Counter Terrorist Financing, (3) Anti-Fraud & Investigations and (4) Anti-Bribery & Corruption. In this function he was reporting directly to a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG. Within Deutsche Bank, Dr. Göres was a member of the Group Executive Risk Committee, the Group Non-Financial Risk Committee, the Group Reputational Risk Committee, the Group Incident Management Committee and the Group Financial Crime Governance Committee (Chair). His responsibilities included but were not limited to the successful settlement of various investigations with numerous regulators and the implementation of the 3-Lines of Defence concept for his area of responsibility. Furthermore, he was a member of the Wolfsberg Forum.
Before joining Deutsche Bank in January 2014, Dr. Göres was from 2010 to 2013 the Global Head of Group Compliance, Legal & Security at Erste Bank Group in Vienna | Austria, one of the largest financial institutions in Central & Eastern Europe in which he has been leading the three functions of Compliance, Legal & Security on Group wide level consisting of around 750 people. Furthermore, the task included also the Group wide responsibility for Reputational Risk and Data Protection. As Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer he was reporting directly to the Chief Risk Officer within the Management Board of Erste Group and a member of high profile committees such as the Group Operational Risk Committee. His responsibilities included the successful implementation of the Foreign Act Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a holistic Know-Your Customer Programme and the pre-implementation phase of MiFID II, MAD II and PRIIPS.
Prior to joining Erste Group, Dr. Göres was holding a number of leading Compliance positions in Germany, the UK and the United States, among them the function as Regional Compliance Head of the Americas and Deputy Global Head of Compliance (both at Commerzbank AG) and the Global Head of Private Banking Compliance at WestLB AG. During his time at Commerzbank, Dr. Göres has been a member of the CESR’s MiFID Level 3 Expert Group.
Dr. Göres is regularly lecturing on Compliance topics, including but not limited to the “Excellence programme for Supervisory Board Members” and within the Certified Compliance Programme on the topic “Compliance within Corporate and Investment-Banking”. He is regularly publishing on legal topics in law magazines and is the co-publisher of the German Corporate Compliance Magazine. One of his main areas in which he is focusing are rating agencies and investment research. The latter has also been the topic of his legal dissertation.
Dr. Göres has been the founder and is still acting as Managing Director for the Certified Compliance Programme in Frankfurt am Main | Germany. Furthermore, Dr. Göres has founded the Certified European Compliance Programme (ECCP) in 2011 and the Certified Compliance Professional Program with Business Circle in Austria.
Dr. Göres has been a member of the Organisational Committee of the European Compliance Conference (TECC). He holds a law degree and a Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of the University of Münster, Germany.
Head of Financial Crime Compliance
For over 20 years, Tony has worked with leading financial institutions to provide technology solutions for regulation, compliance and fraud detection. At SWIFT, Tony is creating utility based solutions to help institutions meet their financial crime compliance obligations. These solutions help institutions maintain AML and sanctions compliance, manage regulatory risk, prevent fraud, ensure effectiveness and increase efficiency.
Tony joined SWIFT in 2014 and since the start of 2018 has been heading the financial crime compliance team. Tony holds a PhD in Signal Processing from the University of Warwick.
Head of Transaction Monitoring & Sanctions Development & Solutions
Today, Henrik is heading the newly established Transaction Monitoring & Sanctions Development & Solutions Unit compromising both development and maintenance tasks across all Nordea countries. The unit has 100+ employees.
From 2012 to March 2016 Henrik Koch has been heading the Global unit ‘Authentication & Financial Anti-Crime’. The main focus area is to develop a strong anti money laundering and counter terrorist finance capability in Nordea. Furthermore, the operational part of the unit ensured efficiency and quality in daily investigation of alerts. The unit had 200+ employees.
This position has put Henrik in the core of Nordea’s response to the increase in regulatory scrutiny in the FinCrime area including having a central role in Financial Crime Compliance Program.
Henrik has more than 20 years of experience within transaction banking in various positions in the value-chain.
Henrik is representing the Nordic Financial Community in the global SWIFT Financial Crime Compliance Advisory Group since 2013. And has been speaking on several global SIBOS conferences.
Privately, Henrik is located outside Copenhagen with his family. And enjoys various outdoor activities together with the family.