Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence Tallinn,

Journalist Workshop

On the day before the conference, CCDCOE is hosting a journalist-only event on 15 June 2010 in the Estonian Drama Theatre. Our goal is to bring together a small group of journalists who are actively researching and writing on cyber issues, and to provide them a forum in which to discuss the latest events and trends with world-class experts.

The accreditation form can be dowloaded here (.rtf) and should be sent back to as soon as possible but no later than 5 June 2010.

CCDCOE reserves the right not to accept all requests.

Agenda of the workshop

9:00 Nart Villeneuve, Chief Technology Officer, Information Warfare Monitor

Nart Villeneuve is the Chief Research Officer for the SecDev Group where he focuses on internet surveillance, targeted malware attacks and politically-motivated distributed denial of service attacks. Nart's technical investigations at the Information Warfare Monitor led to the discovery of two cyber-espionage networks GhostNet - which compromised diplomatic missions and ministries of foreign affairs around the world as well as the Dalai Lama's office - and the Shadow Network - which extracted secret, confidential and restricted documents from the Indian government and military. Nart is also the author of "Breaching Trust", a report that uncovered that Skype and its Chinese partner Tom Online operated a surveillance network which insecurely captured millions of records including contact details for any text chat and/or voice calls and the full text of sensitive chat messages. Nart has testified before two Congressional committees on China's internet censorship and surveillance practices and corporate social responsibility.

0945 Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure Corporation

Mikko has worked with F-Secure since 1991. He led the team that took down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm in 2003, was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak in 2004, and he named the infamous Storm Worm in 2007. Mikko was selected by PC World as one of the 50 most important people on the Web, and has been profiled in Vanity Fair.

--- 1030 Coffee ---

1045 Eneken Tikk, Legal Advisor, CCD CoE

Eneken is Visiting Research Fellow with the Center for Infrastructure Protection at the George Mason University School of Law. Previously, she was head of the Cyber Defence Legal Expert Team at the Estonian Ministry of Defense, adviser to the Estonian Ministry of Justice, Estonian Informatics Centre, and Estonian CERT. She is the founder of both the Estonian IT Law Association and the DLL IT and Media Law Institute, and chairman of the Estonian E-Business Society.

1130 Cyber Defence Panel: ask the experts.

--- 1230-1330 Lunch ---

1330 Charlie Miller, Principal Consultant, Independent Security Evaluators

Dr. Miller was a Global Network Exploitation Analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA) for 5 years. Charlie was the first person to find a public remote exploit for both the iPhone and the G1 Android phone. He has won the CanSecWest Pwn2Own competition for the last three years in row. Popular Mechanics listed him as a Top 10 Hacker in 2008 and he was selected by Channel Web as a 2010 Security Superstar. He has authored two information security books and holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. He also has a CISSP and GCFA.

1415 Haroon Meer, thinkst Applied Research

Haroon is the lead researcher of thinkst, an applied research company with a deep focus on information security. He has contributed to several books on computer security and network penetration testing and is a regular speaker at both academic and industry conferences around the world. Previously, Haroon was the Director of development and quality assurance at SensePost. He enjoys reverse engineering, application assessments, and has taught the art of hacking at the Black Hat Briefings for many years.

--- 1500 Coffee ---

1515 Cyber Attack Panel: ask the experts.

1615-1715 Visit to the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence



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