Hugo Zylberberg

Hugo Zylberberg is a Cyber Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a member of the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy in Paris. His topics of interest include the geopolitics of cyberspace and the digital transformation of society from a technical, economic and social perspective.

He graduated with a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School focusing on cybersecurity and international relations, and a Master of Science from the Ecole polytechnique where he concentrated on computer science and economics. He worked as a business developer for an open source software company and co-founded The Future Society, an organization raising awareness about the technologies that fundamentally transform the way we live.

His current work focuses on data protection and internet fragmentation. Hugo has co-authored reports and articles including ‘Cyber Security Capacity Building: Developing Access’ with Alexander Klimburg, ‘A purpose-based taxonomy of personal data in the Internet of things era: the example of wellness data’ with Claire Levallois-Barth as well as ‘A European Perspective on the Protection of Personal Data in Cyberspace’ with Nikolas Ott.

Koichiro Komiyama

Koichiro Komiyama is the Deputy Director of the Global Coodination Division and Manager of the Enterprise Support Group at JPCERT/CC, the Japanese Computer Emergency Response Team. He is also a research scholar at the Keio University Global Research Institute (G-SEC). His current focus is research related to phishing, insider threats, and targeted attacks.

Previously, Mr. Komiyama has worked as a security analyst and led the gathering of security information and publishing multiple security alerts and advisories at JPCERT/CC. Prior to joining JPCERT/CC, he worked as a systems engineer for Internet Security Systems (IBM ISS), where he was in charge of large IDS/IPS system designs and operations. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of FIRST, the global Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams from 2014 to 2018.

Mr. Komiyama has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business at the Aoyama Gakuin University and currently works on his Ph.D. research in Global Governance and Regional Strategy at the Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Japan.

Liis Vihul

Ms. Liis Vihul is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Law International. She is also a member of the Estonian delegation at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security, serves as the co-editor of the International Humanitarian Law Group in the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space project, and is an Ambassador of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Previously, she spent 9 years as a senior analyst in the Law and Policy Branch at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and was the managing editor of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations. Ms. Vihul holds master’s degrees in law from the University of Tartu and in information security from the University of London.

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.

Martha Finnemore

Special Advisor

Martha Finnemore is University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research focuses on global governance, international organizations, ethics, and social theory. Professor Finnemore has written extensively on norms, and most recently co-authored (with Duncan Hollis) the article Constructing Norms for Global Cybersecurity.

She is the co-author (with Michael Barnett) of Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics, which won the International Studies Association’s award for Best Book in 2006. She is also author of National Interests in International Society and The Purpose of Intervention, which won the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award as “the best book published on government, politics, or international affairs” in 2004. Her most recent books are Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World (Oxford University Press 2013) and Who Governs the Globe? (Cambridge University Press 2010). Her articles have appeared in International Organization, World Politics, American Journal of International Law, Annual Review of Political Science, Review of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Global Governance, Foreign Affairs and elsewhere.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a nonresident scholar at the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has been a visiting research fellow at the Brookings Institution and Stanford University, and has received fellowships or grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace.

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.

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