Motohiro Tsuchiya

Motohiro TSUCHIYA is a professor of Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University in Japan and Deputy Director at Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI). Prior to joining the Keio faculty, he was associate professor at Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. He is interested in the impact of the information revolution on international relations; regulations regarding telecommunications and the Internet; global governance and information technologies; and cyber security. He authored Cyber Terror (Tokyo: Bungeishunju, 2012, in Japanese), Cyber Security and International Relations (Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 2015, in Japanese), The Age of Revelation (Tokyo: KADOKAWA, 2016, in Japanese) and co-authored more than 20 books including Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012, in English) and Information Governance in Japan: Towards a New Comparative Paradigm (SVNJ eBook series, Kindle Edition, 2016). He earned his BA in political science, MA in international relations, and Ph.D. in media and governance from Keio University.

Christopher Painter

Chris Painter is a globally recognized leader and expert on cybersecurity and cyber policy, Cyber Diplomacy and combatting cybercrime.  He has been on the vanguard of U.S. and international cyber issues for over twenty five years—first as a prosecutor of some of the most high-profile cybercrime cases in the country and then as a senior official at the Department of Justice, FBI, the National Security Council and finally the State Department.  He has initiated, helped drive, or advised on virtually every major U.S. cyber policy for over a decade and has created innovative new organizations and approaches to deal with threats and take advantage of opportunities in cyberspace.

In his most recent role as the nation’s top cyber diplomat, Mr. Painter coordinated and led the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet and information infrastructure and advised the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of State on these emerging issues.  The pioneering office that Mr. Painter established — the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues — was the first high-level position and office dedicated to advancing the diplomatic aspects of cyber issues ranging from national security to human rights matters. These issues include promoting norms of responsible state behavior and cyber stability, preventing cyber conflict, enhancing deterrence, advancing cybersecurity, fighting cybercrime, promoting multi-stakeholder Internet governance and advancing Internet freedom.

Among many other things, Mr. Painter was instrumental in negotiating a landmark agreement regarding the theft of intellectual property with China, negotiating a comprehensive cyber cooperation agreement with India, using diplomatic and other tools to combat high-profile cyber attacks and intrusions, and launching first of their kind “whole of government” cyber dialogues and capacity building programs with dozens of countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.  He and his team also spearheaded the promotion of an international framework of cyber stability that includes building a consensus around norms of acceptable behavior and getting agreement on transparency and confidence-building measures designed to reduce the risk of miscalculation that could inadvertently lead to conflict in cyberspace.

Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Painter served in the White House as Senior Director for Cyber Policy and Acting Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Council. He was a senior member of the team that conducted the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review in 2009 and he subsequently helped create and then structure a new directorate in the National Security Council devoted to these issues.

Mr. Painter has been a frequent media spokesperson and presenter on cyber issues around the globe.  He was named the Bartels World Affairs Fellow by Cornell University for 2017-2018 and chosen as a member of the Board of the Center for Internet Security.  He is the recipient of the prestigious RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy (2016), the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the Intelligence Community Legal Award (2008) and has been named to the “Federal 100” list, among other honors.  He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Cornell University and clerked for US Circuit Judge Betty Fletcher.

Ilya Sachkov

Mr. Sachkov graduated with honors from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, where he studied Information Security. Being a student, in 2003 he founded Group-IB, the company that soon became one of the leading international companies specializing in the prevention and investigation of high-tech cybercrimes and fraud.

Today Group-IB leverages its 14 years’ expertise in cybercrime investigations to provide innovative solutions for business and government.

Experts of the company are involved in more than 80% of high-profile investigations in the field of high-tech cybercrimes in Russia and CIS.

Group-IB’s products or product-based services have been provided to hundreds of banks and financial institutions, energy companies, software and hardware vendors, oil and gas companies, telecommunications service providers and other clients. The company is recognized by Gartner as a threat intelligence vendor with a strong cyber security focus.

Ilya Sachkov is a member of various international associations, such as the International Information Systems Forensics Association (IISFA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Honeynet Project. He is also a member of cybercrime expert committees in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Council of Europe, and the OSCE. Additionally, Ilya is a co-chair of the Cybercrime Committee at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). He has also been a member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012.

Ilya Sachkov has won a number of awards for his technological and entrepreneurial achievements. In 2010, he became the first Russian to win the Digital Crimes Consortium award for his contribution to international exchange of experience in the field of computer forensics. In 2015 and 2016 he received EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award in IT-related categories. Ilya Sachkov has been involved in a number of research and academic projects on information security. He is a member of World Economic Forum working group on cybersecurity.

In 2016, Group-IB CEO ranked among the brightest young entrepreneurs under 30 according to Forbes magazine. In 2017 IDC Report named Group-IB the leader of the Russian Threat Intelligence Services Market.

Khoo Boon Hui

Born in Singapore in 1954, Mr. Khoo Boon Hui has more than 30 years of policing experience as well as recognised expertise in security policy and organisational management.

He was the Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force from 1997 to 2010 and also served as President of INTERPOL from 2008 to 2012. After his stint in the Police, Mr Khoo was appointed Senior Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. Upon his retirement from government, Mr. Khoo was appointed the Senior Advisor and subsequently Senior Fellow of the Ministry of Home Affairs on contracts which ended in 2016. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Civil Service College and the Home Team Academy.

Mr Khoo obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Engineering Science & Economics) from Oxford University in 1976 and his Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard in 1982. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Wharton in 2002 and has received numerous international honours and local awards.

He is an Advisor to INTERPOL, and holds advisory and board positions in Banking, Healthcare, Security, Cybersecurity, Defence, Casino Regulation, and Philanthropy. He co-chaired the first three US-Singapore Law Enforcement Homeland Security and Safety Co-operation Dialogue with his US counterparts and the first two ASEAN Senior Officials’ Roundtable on Cybercrime as well as the Singapore Safe City testbed initiative. He is the current Chairman of the Milipol Asia Pacific Conference 2017.

Xiaodong Lee

Prof. Dr. Xiaodong LEE is the Founder and President of the Fuxi Institution on Internet Innovation and Development, Vice Chairman of Internet Society of China, Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor of Tsinghua University, the former CEO of CNNIC, the former VP for Asia of ICANN.
He led the construction of many critical projects for China’s Internet infrastructure. He has also led the development of several international technology standards in the fields of domain names and email. He is the founder of China Internet Museum. Commissioner LEE has been honored as with the “Ten Outstanding Youth” award  in China’s software industry and with the prestigious “Outstanding Youth Medal of China”, and Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum.
Dr. LEE is member of the Global Future Council of World Economic Forum and the Security and Stability Advisory Committee of ICANN.

Jeff Moss

A career spent at the intersection of hacking, professional cybersecurity and Internet governance gives Jeff Moss a unique perspective on information security. Mr. Moss is the founder and CEO of the DEF CON hacker conference and the founder of Black Hat Briefings, two of the world’s most influential information security events. Mr. Moss also served as the CSO/VP of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). His corporate experience includes work with Ernst & Young. LLC and a directorship at Secure Computing. Mr. Moss serves on the Board of Directors for Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and is an angel investor to startups in the security space.

Mr. Moss actively seeks out opportunities to help shape the infosec conversation. He is currently a member of the US Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Global Council on the Stability of Cyberspace. He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security.

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA), a global Cybersecurity resource, is ranked #13 in the IFSEC 2018 Global Cybersecurity professionals influencers and thought leaders list. He is concurrently a Commissioner for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (#theGCSC). He is also Chair of the Working Group on Cyber Incident Management and Critical Information Protection of Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and is listed on the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Roster of Experts supporting the development of an online training course in “Cyberdiplomacy.”

He is a founding member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), instigator of the Office of the National Security Adviser Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (NGCERT), implemented the National Information Technology Development Agency Nigerian Computer Emergency Readiness & Response ecosystem ( & member of both the Nigerian Cybercrime Working Group and Group of Experts for the Nigerian Senate Committee on Cybersecurity and ICT.

He was a former Senior Special Assistant Innovation & Technology to the National Security Adviser to the President of Nigeria. He also participated in drafting the 2001 National IT Policy, ICT4D Strategic Action Plan, National ICT in Education Policy & aspects of the Policy on Space Science & Technology, National Standards & Guidelines for e-Library in Nigeria, National Framework on Building Women & Youths Knowledge-Based Nation through IT. He also provides support to the Honourable Minister of Communications on Nigeria ICT Roadmap 2016-2019 and the Nigeria Information and Communications Technology Sector Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

He is resource person to the ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Centre Oman, to UNESCO on the “Feasibility Study on the development of a Virtual Library by Institutions of Higher Education” in Nigeria, the ECOWAS Commission on the ECOWAS Wide Area Network (ECOWAN), the South East Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and on Cyber Security in Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism for the OIC headquarters, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He has attended several programmes including Science, Technology & Innovation Policy at the prestigious Harvard University, as well as certifications from the MIS Training Institute, Massachusetts, USA in Large Scale Computer Forensics, Incident Response, International Security in the Interconnected World & The Forum on Information Warfare, including certifications on Digital Forensics with Forensics Recovery Evidence Device (FRED) by Digital Intelligence, Inc., USA, Universal Forensic Extraction Device’ (UFED) by Cellebrite and with Cyber Security Capability and Capacity Building certification by Cyber Security Malaysia.

AhA’s day time job is Chairman, Consultancy Support Services (CS2) Ltd., a Cyber Security, e-Library and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy Consultancy Firm, based in Abuja, Nigeria.

He is working to kick-start the development of an Africa CyberSecurity Economic sub sector employing thousands of knowledge workers, below 35 years of age, who will profitably drive CyberSecurity solutions value chains to solve problems, many of which don’t yet exist.

He has traveled extensively and has nurtured strong social capital in the private & public sectors as well as in academia & civil society.

Virgilio Almeida

Virgilio Almeida served as the National Secretary for Information Technology Policies of the Brazilian government from February 2011 to  November 2015. He was also the chair of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee ( As Secretary  of the Brazilian government, he chaired NETmundial, the Global Multi-stakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance, that was held in Sao Paulo in 2014. From 2011 to 2015, he was chairman of the board of CEITEC, a government-owned semiconductor company and chairman of board the Brazilian Research Network, that connects Brazilian universities.

Mr. Almeida is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He is also a professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Virgilio received his PhD  in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree in computer science at PUC-Rio de Janeiro and a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

He held visiting positions at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, at the Computer Science Department at  Boston University and Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. He held visiting appointments at Santa Fe Institute (USA), Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratoryand Xerox Research Center (PARC ). Virgilio is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). He has been awarded the Great Cross of the National Order of the Scientific Merit by the President of Brazil.

Anriette Esterhuysen

Anriette Esterhuysen is the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international network of organizations working with Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to support social justice and development. Prior to joining APC, Anriette was executive director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organizations. She was active in the struggle against Apartheid from 1980 onwards.  From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and human rights organizations in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Esterhuysen, with many others, helped establish email and internet connectivity in Southern Africa. SANGONeT hosted a Fidonet hub that provided universities and nongovernmental organizations in, among other places, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with email links to global networks as part of a collaboration between the APC and the United Nations Development Programme.

Anriette has served on the African Technical Advisory Committee of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa’s African Information Society Initiative and was a member of the United Nations ICT Task Force from 2002 to 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Task Working Group on Financing Mechanisms, and the Commission for Science and Technology for Development Working Group on Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Improvements. She was a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum from 2012-14.

Anriette was one of five finalists for IT Personality of the Year in South Africa in 2012, an award which recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the South African ICT industry. She was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame as a global connecter in 2013. Anriette has published extensively on ICTs for development and social justice.


Bill Woodcock

Bill Woodcock is the executive director of Packet Clearing House, the international non-governmental organization that builds and supports critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system. Since entering the Internet industry in 1985, Bill has helped establish more than two hundred Internet exchange points. In 1989, Bill developed the anycast routing technique that now protects the domain name system. In 1998 he was one of the principal drivers of California 17538.4, the world’s first anti-spam legislation. Bill was principal author of the Multicast DNS and Operator Requirements of Infrastructure Management Methods IETF drafts. In 2002 he co-founded INOC-DBA, the security-coordination hotline system that interconnects the network operations centers of more than three thousand ISPs around the world. And in 2007, Bill was one of the two international liaisons deployed by NSP-Sec to the Estonian CERT during the Russian cyber-attack. In 2011, Bill authored the first survey of Internet interconnection agreements, as input to the OECD’s analysis of the Internet economy. Now, Bill’s work focuses principally on the security and economic stability of critical Internet infrastructure.

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