Keynote speakers

Steve Kennett

Steve Kennett served 23 in the Royal Air Force, he specialised in Data communications, Cryptography & Data protection (cyber and Information security).

On Leaving the RAF Steve held senior positions at Kingston Communications and Centrica where he had responsibilities for the Data & IP networks responsible for all aspects of IP and ISP operations, design & strategic management and at Ofcom he was Head of Spectrum Services responsible for all aspects of Enforcement & Interference policy. Steve was part of the successful Ofcom Olympics Spectrum
Delivery team responsible for keeping the Spectrum for the London 2012 Games free from Interference.

Steve is currently the Security Director and SIRO responsible for Jisc’s response to the increasing cyber security threat, providing leadership for the development of the cyber security strategy and policy to ensure that an extensive programme of enhanced cyber security services and initiatives is maintained that protect the network and meets the needs of Jisc’s members and customers whilst maintaining a high level of cyber security across the Janet network and other Jisc services.

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya is a leading Cybersecurity Professional with business development, management, and Academic skills who focuses on securing the Cyber Space & sharing his real-life skills as a Security Adviser, Speaker, Lecturer, and Author.

Erdal is known to be passionate about reaching communities, and creating cyber aware campaigns and leveraging new and innovative approaches and technologies to holistically address the information security and privacy needs for every person and organization in the world. He has authored many cybersecurity books as well as security certification courseware and exams for different vendors.

He is an award-winning technical expert & speaker: His recent awards are:

  • Microsoft Circle of Excellence Platinum Club (2017),
  • NATO Center of Excellence (2016)
  • Security Professional of the year by MEA Channel Magazine (2015), Professional of the year Sydney (2014)
  • and many speakers of the year awards in conferences.
  • He also holds Global Instructor of the year awards from EC Council & Microsoft as well as Logical Operations.

Erdal is also a part-time lecturer at Australian Charles Sturt University.

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