Jun 19 – 25, 2022
Split, Croatia
Europe/Zagreb timezone

Lecturers

David Crooks | UKRI-STFC, United Kingdom

David Crooks is a Distributed Research Infrastructure Security Manager at UKRI STFC in the UK, based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK.

David has a background in gravitational waves, being awarded a PhD in the measurement of thermal noise in mirror test masses from the University of Glasgow. He joined GridPP, the UK contribution to the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, 12 years ago with a focus on security for the last 6. 

He is an active member of the EGI CSIRT and is security officer for GridPP and IRIS, a digital research infrastructure including high throughput, high performance and cloud computing resources enabling science activities supported by STFC. He is also the current chair of the STFC Information Security Group, which coordinates cybersecurity activity across the organisation.

David is particularly interested in operational security, policy development and information security management; one of his primary goals is fostering collaboration and cooperation between security teams in our community.


Sven Gabriel  | Nikhef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sven Gabriel is a senior technical researcher at Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics.

He has a background in Computational Chemistry and Climate modelling and worked on a wide range of IT and IT security activities in various international projects.

In his current position he is working on operational security in EGI.eu, a publicly-funded federation of over 300 data and computing data centres spread across Europe and worldwide, serving over 60000 users from a wide range of fields. In this function he successfully drove the process to make EGI-CSIRT a certified team within Trusted Introducer (TI). Here he ran Security Drills on a global scale, challenging the Incident Response capabilities of the various security teams active in EGI. In the same project, he also coordinated training addressing various technical and high level managerial problems in Incident Response for distributed infrastructures.

Sven Gabriel received his Ph.D from RWTH Aachen University with a dissertation about Theoretical calculations of Circular Dichroism spectra of Bio-Organic compounds.


Daniel Kouřil | Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia

Daniel has 15+ years of experience with incident response and operational security. He has a profound knowledge of digital forensics of Linux systems and clouds, and he has been involved in numerous investigations on institutional, national, and international levels.

He is an active member of the CSIRT of European e-Infrastructure EGI and closely collaborates with the security teams of Masaryk University and CESNET, the Czech NREN provider.

Daniel acted as a trainer at a number of academic events focused on cyber security. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science.


Barbara Krašovec | ISJ, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Barbara Krašovec is an HPC systems architect at Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, a member of Slovenian national supercomputing network (SLING) core technical team, EuroHPC Vega design team and core administrator group and a member or EuroHPC Research and Innovation Advisory Group.

As a specialist for distributed computing and storage, grid computing, HPC, virtual environments, containers and clouds, she participated in initiatives such as NorduGrid, EGI and LCG.

She has almost 15 years of experience in security, distributed computing and virtual environments. Since 2015 she has been a member of the EGI CSIRT team, providing operational security, training and risk assessment for the EGI infrastructure and for national supercomputing facilities in Slovenia.


Sebastian Lopienski | CERN

Sebastian Lopienski is director of the CERN School of Computing (CSC).

Sebastian also serves as CERN's deputy Computer Security Officer. He works on security strategy and policies; offers internal consultancy and audit services; develops and maintains security tools for vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection; provides training and awareness raising; and does incident investigation and response.

During his work at CERN since 2001, Sebastian has had various assignments, including designing and developing software to manage and support services hosted in the CERN Computer Centre; providing Central CVS Service for software projects at CERN; and development of applications for accelerator controls in Java. He graduated from the University of Warsaw (MSc in Computer Science) in 2002, and earned an MBA degree at the Enterprise Administration Institute in Aix-en-Provence in 2010.

His professional interests include software and network security, distributed systems, and Web and mobile technologies. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, kitesurfing, skiing and traveling.


Stefan Lüders | CERN

Stefan Lüders, PhD, graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and joined the European Organization for Particle Physics (CERN) in 2002. Since 2009, he is heading the CERN Computer Security Incident Response Team as CERN’s Computer Security Officer with the mandate to coordinate all aspects of CERN’s computer security – office computing security, computer centre security, GRID computing security and control system security – whilst taking into account CERN’s operational needs. Dr.  Lüders has presented on computer security and control system cyber-security topics at many different occasions to international bodies, governments, and companies, and published several articles.


Hannah Short | CERN

Hannah Short obtained a Masters Degree in Physics, specialising in Astrophysics, at Imperial College London (UK) and the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain) before moving into Software Development and Computer Engineering.

She has worked in both commercial and research organisations to define and implement their IT services.

Hannah is currently based at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) where she contributes to various projects in Trust, Identity and Security for Research Collaborations.


Romain Wartel | CERN

Romain has been actively trying to protect the academic & research community and "Science For Peace" for more than 15 years.

His main interests include large scale intrusions spanning across organisations and critical infrastructures, threat intelligence, DFIR, and casual botnet hunting.

He works at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), where he acts as the security officer for the Worldwide Computing Grid.


Guest lecturer