Over the past 20 years, Paweł has accumulated extensive experience as an expert and architect in security systems. Initially, he worked as a network and Unix/Linux systems administrator, then transitioned into programming, followed by roles as a pentester and IT system security architect. In recent years, he has conducted advanced simulations of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and developed privately inaccessible software simulating complex malware, contributing significantly to enhancing cybersecurity levels for companies worldwide, including Poland, Switzerland, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Latvia, and Romania. He specializes in social engineering attacks and physical security (proximity cards, access control systems, etc.).
Recognized as a top-rated speaker at significant industry conferences such as Confidence, What The H@ck, Techrisk, and among the leading presenters at several others like Semafor, PLNOG, BSides Warsaw. Paweł has taught classes at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology in the 'System Security’ course and is currently conducting sessions at the Leon Koźmiński Academy. He played a pivotal role in developing the red-team division at one of the Big Four companies and co-founded Immunity Systems. Presently, he is the founder of Alphasec and the creator of bespoke training programs known under the brand APT Masterclass.
Andrzej is an IT network & security engineer and he has been working closely with business and clients for almost 30 years. 10 years ago he has started his leader / manageral roles and now sharing leading teams, creating projects with still being close to tech stuff. He has worked for integrator and telecommunication companies, among them are NextiraOne (now Dimension Data), Orange. Currently covers some international projects with Cyber Security team in EY Technology Consulting. Andrzej is also an operational manager of EY Poland’s Neurodiversity Center of Excellence (NCoE) thus supporting atypicals to join cyber security, networking and cloud family. He holds some industry certificates – CISSP, CCSP and CCIE Security (Emeritus) After hours he likes to travel in CE region and worldwide, to walk in forest and he is a ham radio operator, often going with his trx to various places like mountains, national parks, other countries and sending CW (Morse code) to the air.
Gynvael ColdwindHexArcana Cybersecurity
An enthusiast programmer with a passion for computer security and low-level aspects of IT. Coldwind authored the bestselling „Zrozumieć Programowanie” („To Understand Programming”) book, co-authored the „Praktyczna Inżynieria Wsteczna” („Reverse Engineering in Practice”), as well as numerous articles, publications, podcasts and lectures devoted to mentioned topics. In 2013, he was awarded a Pwnie Award (together with Mateusz Jurczyk) in the „Most Innovative Research” category in the field of computer security. Coldwind is the co-founder and former captain of Dragon Sector – historically one of the best competitive security teams in the world. He’s also the co-creator of Hackeler8 – an e-sport hacking competition and creator of Paged Out! – an experimental technical magazine. He spent most of his 17-year professional career on Google’s information security team. Currently he’s the managing director of HexArcana Cybersecurity GmbH.
Łukasz is a IT Security Team Leader in Allegro. He has over a dozen years of professional experience in the area of cybersecurity, building and managing IT infrastructure. He started his professional path working on creating innovative authentication systems using USSD communication and then spent a decade in the financial sector maintaining IT security in banks from the Polish TOP10. A graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, majoring in computer science. Holder of industry-specific CISSP, CEH, PN-EN ISO / IEC 27001: 2017-06 Lead Auditor certificates. In his spare time, Łukasz shares his knowledge by conducting industry trainings and works on increasing the security awareness of Internet users.
He has many years of practical professional experience related to the protection of company information resources, architecture, and software development with a strong emphasis on ensuring the quality of the software development cycle. On a daily basis, he deals with the identification and searches for the latest techniques of hacker attacks on organizations and users whom he protects in cyberspace. He is a master engineer by education, a graduate of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of the Warsaw University of Technology. He is a lecturer at studies related to cybersecurity. It holds industry safety certificates CISSP, GCIH, CEH, CISA, and iso 27001 lead auditor.
Ido NaorSecurity Joes
Ido is the CEO and Co-founder of Security Joes. He’s a world renowned researcher with vast knowledge in Incident Response, Malware Analysis & Red Teaming. Security Joes are a leading company in these areas, a cyber alliance for the state of Israel and a frequent responsible disclosure of in-the-wild cyberattacks. Ido is a former Kaspersky GReAT, McAfee Labs and Cisco. Aside from security Ido is a martial arts expert holding Dan 1 black belt in Kyokushin-Kai, book writer and a father of 3 daughters.
IT security consultant with over 10 years of experience in the field. OWASP Poland Chapter Leader and managing partner at SecuRing. Has led multiple security assessments and penetration tests especially in the sector of financial services and public institutions. A lecturer at many security conferences, e.g. AppSec EU, BSides London, SECURE, CONFidence, Security Audit and Management Forum. Main areas of interests include: financial systems security, malware prevention, threat modelling, security in development lifecycle.
Piotr Konieczny, IT security engineer, has been helping the biggest Polish and international companies keep their networks secure for 18 years. During his career he personally trained over 400 000 employees from all over the world, and his nationwide series of talks „Jak nie dać się zhackować?” and free YouTube tutorials had a significant impact on the security level of millions of Poles. Graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University. Lecturer of postgraduate cybersecurity courses at Polish Naval Academy and AGH. Winner of multiple awards for the best speech at the biggest Polish IT security conferences, winner of the prestigious Digital Shapers award from Forbes and Business Insider.
Piotr is a founder of Niebezpiecznik.pl, a consulting company that deals with projects not only in terms of IT security, but also runs the biggest Polish website dedicated to cybersecurity and privacy. At Niebezpiecznik Piotr manages a team that performs audits and pentests of ICT systems, and also conducts trainings both for administrators, developers, and regular employees, who use computers and Internet as part of their job. He loves people who read speakers’ bios to the end.
Artur Kuliński joined the Google Cloud Customer Engineering team in April 2020. He has been professionally involved in the IT industry for over 20 years, during which he worked as a programmer, architect and manager of development teams. For over 10 years he has been working for the financial industry, both on the side of clients (including PZU, Aviva) and suppliers (including Oracle, Infovide-Matrix). Fascinated by cloud solutions, which he treats as the next, natural step in the evolution of IT. He graduated from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of the Warsaw University of Technology and obtained an MBA from the Warsaw University of Technology Business School.
Adam LangeStandard Chartered
Adam is a Head of Cyber Threat Hunting Team in Global Cyber Defense Centre for one of the largest global financial institution. In spare time he hunts threat actors, doing malware analysis and coding security tools and systems. Adam has a over two decades of IT and IT Security experience at offensive (red) and defensive (blue) side. Frequent speaker at security related conferences such as Confidence, SECURE, Security bSides Warsaw and What The H@ck. Retro gaming and Demoscene fan.
Gaweł MikołajczykIntuition Machines Inc.
Gawel is currently responsible for Cyber Security Practice at Intuition Machines Inc., creators of hCaptcha.
Recently, he has been building, growing and running Managed Detection and Response Security Operations Center (SOC) organizations, including Discovery Inc. (2021), Tieto / TietoEVRY 2017-2021 and Cisco (2015-2017).
Earlier, he spent more than a decade in Architect, Security Consulting and Systems Engineering roles. He holds a collection of industry certificates, has been speaking at many conferences in the past on subjects related to Security Operations Center and Network Security.
Gawel is also a lecturer at Cybersecurity Management Postgraduate Studies at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.
Michal Purzynski works for the Incident Management and Digital Forensics groups at the Google’s Detection and Response organization.
Previously a leader of the Threat Management group at Mozilla, he has Seen Things, hunted threat actors and helped protect hundreds of millions of Firefox users. One of his life’s goals is to make the bad guys’ lives miserable. His ideal incident response is best described as “they didn’t even know what hit them” Michal published some code for the Bro IDS, spun up Suricata above and beyond 40Gbit/sec and has been an active member of the NSM community sharing his findings at conferences.
Przemysław SkowronWhite Cat Security
Przemek is a CTI analyst and has been working in the financial sector since 2008. He currently works at one of the largest global financial institutions, where he is responsible for tracking Cyber Enabled Financial Threats. He has several years of experience as a member of offensive (’red team’) and defensive (’blue team’) teams. Promoter of exploring different approaches and combining them – without clinging to one dogma (dogma <- I am God).