European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) (EU)
Athena Bourka is a Network and Information Security Expert in the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) on the areas of data security, privacy and trust. She is also the ENISA’s Data Protection Officer. Before joining ENISA, Athena had been working for over 10 years as a privacy and security expert in the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and the European Data Protection Supervisor (seconded national expert). Athena has also worked in the past in the areas of healthcare data security and environmental information systems and networks. She has studied electrical and computer engineering and holds a PhD on information security.
Polytechnic University of Turin (IT)
Alessandro Mantelero is Associate Professor of Private Law and Law & Technology at the Polytechnic University of Turin. He is Council of Europe Scientific Expert on AI, data protection and human rights (Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence, Convention 108 – Consultative Committee) and has served as an expert on data regulation for several national and international organizations, including the United Nations, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, the European Commission, the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, the Italian Ministry of Justice, and the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM). He is Associate Editor of Computer Law & Security Review and member of the Editorial Board of European Data Protection Law Review.
R&P Legal, University of Insubria (IT)
Giuseppe Vaciago is an attorney expert on data protection and cybersecurity. He received his PhD on Digital Forensics from University di Milano and he is a Professor at University of Insubria where he holds a course on IT law. He is a fellow member of Nexa Center of Turin and he is co-founder of Tech and Law Center of Milan. He has authored many publications on cybercrime and data protection, including both scientific journals and textbooks, which have been adopted by the University of Milan.
Head of Cybersecurity Institutional Affairs at BBVA Group, with more than 18 years of experience in the information security field. Before that, she has been the national Manager of S21Sec’s Security Consultancy and Compliance Department. During her professional career, she has managed and performed many projects related to Information Security Management, IT Governance and Compliance, like the implementation of Information Security Management Systems, development of Security Strategic Plans, PCI DSS assessments, PCI DSS on site audits, development of Business Continuity Plans and Risk Assessments, consultancy for the compliance of data protection law and development of security policies and procedures.
University of Maribor (SI)
Marko Hölbl is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His main research interests include all aspect of cybersecurity, particularly cryptography, network and internet security, users’ perception of security, security awareness and the blockchain technology. He has been involved in numerous EU and national research projects, currently he is involved in H2020 project CyberSec4Europe. He is an active member and secretary of the CEPIS LSI (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies, Legal and Security Issues special interest network), a member of European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), WG6: SRIA and Cyber Security Technologies, an Executive board member of the Slovenian Society Informatika.