Speakers and topics


  • Christopher Church 


  • Vilius Benetis
  • Laviero Buono 
  • Hein Dries-Zikenheiner
  • Rainelda H. Estacio- Montesa
  • Esther George
  • Krešimir Hausknecht 
  • Željko Ivanković 

  Christopher Church 

Christopher Church is a Senior Digital Forensic Specialist within the Digital Forensic Laboratory at the new INTERPOL Global Cyber Complex for Innovation based in Singapore. Christopher’s role involves supporting law enforcement in 190 member countries in the challenges they face undertaking digital forensics and tackling cybercrime.
Chris has been involved in digital forensics for 12 years. He started his digital forensics career at Metropolitan Police in London where he joined the Phone Forensic department. In the 10 years he was based in London he became head of the Smart Device Unit where he formulated the requirements for Smart Device forensics and associated challenges as well as being involved in many high profile case investigations and giving expert testimony in court. He trained and mentored numerous computer forensic and mobile phone examiners in digital forensics examination best practice as well as looking at the complex challenges that arise through such examinations.
He now works in the INTERPOL Digital Forensics Lab which is instrumental in assisting 190 member countries in support, training and capacity building of digital forensics. The role involves operational on scene support, maintaining the Digital Forensic Lab capability and delivering training and mentoring.

Title: Trends in Cybercrime

  Vilius Benetis

Cybersecurity professional, focused on development of projects for law enforcement, national cybersecurity centers, government agencies and private corporations - in order to secure and make resilient digital environments. Existing experience covers: national cybersecurity strategy, incident response and resolution, centralized forensic labs establishment, OSINT instrumentation, early warning capabilities, cyber-defense research topics. Infosec architect capabilities include: infrastructure design, integration and implementation projects experience (for ex. SIEM, privileged users management, device and endpoint control, strong authentication, customized encryption solutions, forensics, GRC). Member of national cyber incident response task teams. Leads a team of IT/cyber security specialists, with the goal of assisting organisations and nations to secure digital environment. Active researcher, contributing to ISACA CSX and www.cisecurity.org activities, trainer for ISACA CSX fundamentals. Speaker for different cybersecurity for national and international events on how to achieve sanity in cybersecurity.

Title: Cybersecurity infrastructure of modern country

  Laviero Buono 

Born in Potenza, Italy, in 1973. Studied law in Salerno at the Università degli Studi di Fisciano and obtained the Laurea in Giurisprudenza in 1998 with a final thesis on: "Human rights, history, justifications and perspectives". M.A. in European Integration from University of Bradford, England (1999-2000).
Trainee (stagiaire) at the European Commission, Brussels (2000-2001). Course Director at ERA from 2002 and since 2007 Head of Section for European Criminal Law.

Title: Fight against child sexual abuse in Internet

  Hein Dries-Zikenheiner 

I am trained a lawyer but more of a technician by trade. My background is diverse. I was a researcher at Leiden University’s eLaw department before joining the Netherlands ISP association (NLIP) in 2000 – an environment where I acquired a taste for both public policy and technology. As delegate Board member at the European ISP association, EuroISPA, I also learned public policy at the European level. In 2004, I joined the Netherlands Independent Post and Telecommunications Administration (OPTA, now ACM) working on both interconnection disputes, electronic signatures and internet safety issues. Here I learned forensics, networking and investigative skills. After heading up several investigations and a few record breaking fines, I founded VIGILO and helped many other countries achieve similar successes, led projects and acquired a vast experience in both legal and technical matters related to cybercrime and cybersecurity. With 15 years of experience in this area I often teach various audiences and currently find myself working for a diverse set of international clients in industry and government.

Title: Who Governs the Internet?

  Rainelda H. Estacio- Montesa

Since 2002 she works as a judge at Supreme Court of the Philippines. She has degrees from University of Sto. Tomas, España, Manila, San Beda College of Law, Manila, Arellano University School of Law, Pasay City and Tertiary. In 1999 she took and passed Bar Examinations.
She is a member of International Exchange Alumni Association, Department of State, United States of America, Committee on the Decongestion of Provincial, City and Municipal Jails in the Philippines, Supreme Court of the Philippines, UST Central Student Council 1991 – 1992, Philippine Judges Association Inc., Member – Regional Trial Court Judges Association of Manila. Often, she is a lecturer and a trainer at many international and local seminars.

Title: How to ensure that Electronic Evidence is Admissible in Court
          Global Capacity Building on Cybercrime

  Esther George

Esther George is the lead cybercrime consultant for the Global Prosecutors E-Crime Network (GPEN) which is part of the International Association of Prosecutors. Esther is also an independent cybercrime, cybersecurity and digital evidence consultant.
Esther initiated and designed the Global Prosecutors E-Crime Network (GPEN) which enables cybercrime prosecutors around the world to learn and benefit from sharing information, experiences, and strategies with each other, resulting in enhanced international cooperation. Esther designed and was one of the tutors on GPEN’s first e-crime training seminar involving 16 Caribbean countries held in Bermuda in August 2009. In 2010 Esther received a Certificate of Merit from the International Association of Prosecutors for being the Architect of GPEN.
From January to May 2016 Esther was Director, Cybercrime and Prevention (Consultant) at 8 MAN an access rights management consultancy which specialises in protecting companies from unauthorised data access. From May 2014 to April 2017 Esther was an Honorary Researcher with Lancaster University, UK. Esther has since April 2014 worked as a cybercrime consultant with organisations such as the Council of Europe, the European Union United Nations and Commonwealth Secretariat.. Esther is a Council of Europe cybercrime expert and regularly travels abroad to train judges, prosecutors and law enforcement.

Title: The Role of International and Regional Cooperation in the Fight against Cybercrime
          Global Capacity Building on Cybercrime

  Krešimir Hausknecht 

After he finished his master's degree in information and communication technologies, Krešimir started working for Ernst and Young in IT Audit department and later joined INsig2 where he started as a consultant and professional trainer. He held over 1000 hours of training all over the globe and holds a number of professional certificates in the field of digital forensics.
The structure of Krešimir's career has given him a sound understanding of security principles, IT administration and many fields of digital forensics combined with the experience of applying that knowledge in a number of different environments technically and culturally.
Krešimir is the head of the Digital Forensics Department in INsig2, privately held company from Croatia. He has extensive experience in both public and private sectors where he has contributed to various programmes and clients. Krešimir's main tasks involve team and project management, working on cases and being a professional trainer in the field of digital forensics. He is an expert in live data forensics, malware and mobile forensics. In addition, he also teaches digital forensics classes on a privately held colleague in Croatia.

Title: Ransomware – The Plague of 21st century

  Željko Ivanković 

Željko Ivanković  became a journalist in the first half of the eighties, in the media for youth like Radio 101 and the student newspaper “Studentski list” and in a number of editions “Vjesnik” as a proofreader, journalist and editor. During this period he collaborated with a number of domestic and foreign media. In late 1992, he became the chief editor of the monthly magazine “Banka” where he worked until the end of 2002. He worked as an economy adviser in Croatian embassies in Japan (September 2005) and Australia (until August 2009).
Željko Ivanković  has a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra (Research School of Social Sciences), one of the leading research universities in the world in theories of ownership.
He has participated in several national and international professional and scientific conferences and published papers in national and international journals and publications.

Title: The other side of the cryptocurrency world: illegal activities, fraud and hacking