Human Firewall Conference

Human
Firewall
Conference
2022

13 - 14. October 2022

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Facts & Figures

200+

Attendees

12

Talks

22

Speakers

4

Panel Discussions

#HFCon2022

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Top Talks

Featured Speakers

Dr. Katrin Suder

Dr. Katrin Suder Strategy expert for digitalization and geopolitics

Dr. Katrin Suder

Dr. Katrin Suder

Strategy expert for digitalization and geopolitics

Dr. Katrin Suder is one of the most renowned strategy experts at the interface between digital technologies, business and politics. She advises numerous companies, including many DAX-listed corporations and some of the largest US companies. The physicist and neuroinformatician, who holds a doctorate in artificial intelligence, can draw on many years of experience in politics and business: Until 2021, she headed the Digital Council under Angela Merkel’s federal government. From 2014 to 2018, she was State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense. At McKinsey, she worked for 14 years, most recently as a director. She holds mandates on German and international supervisory boards.

Daniel Berg

Daniel Domscheit-Berg IT security expert and former Wikileaks spokesman

Daniel Berg

Daniel Domscheit-Berg

IT security expert and former Wikileaks spokesman

Daniel Domscheit-Berg is a German Internet activist and IT security expert. He built the WikiLeaks platform with Julian Assange from 2007 to 2010 and advocates for an enlightened and digitally empowered society. Today, his focus is on the education project “Verstehbahnhof” and the development and operation of decentralized infrastructure.

Dr Julia Shaw

Dr. Julia Shaw Criminal psychologist, expert in psychology of the evil and human memory

Dr Julia Shaw

Dr. Julia Shaw

Criminal psychologist, expert in psychology of the evil and human memory

Dr Julia Shaw is a psychological scientist at University College London, the author of multiple best-selling books, and a BBC science communicator. She is best known for her work in the areas of false memory, bisexuality, and criminal psychology. In 2019 she published the international bestseller “Evil: The science behind humanity’s dark side”. Related to her book, in 2020 she launched the award-winning BBC podcast Bad People. In 2021 she wrote and hosted the German true crime TV show “Mörderische Frauen”, and in 2022 she released the AudioNow podcast “Böse” with Jazzy Gudd.

Jamie Woodruff Cyber Security Expert & Ethical Hacker

Jamie Woodruff

Cyber Security Expert & Ethical Hacker

In his late 20s, Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security. Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.

Marc Elsberg Bestselling Author

Marc Elsberg

Bestselling Author

Marc Elsberg was born in Vienna in 1967. He is a former strategy consultant and creative director in advertising, both in Vienna and Hamburg, as well as columnist for the Austrian daily Der Standard. He currently lives and works in Vienna. With his internationally bestselling novels BLACKOUT, ZERO, HELIX, GREED and THE PRESIDENT’S FALL he conquered the throne of science thriller writing. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Two of Marc Elsberg’s bestselling novels aired on German television: BLACKOUT, as a six-episode thriller series, with a star cast including, inter alia, Moritz Bleibtreu, Heiner Lauterbach, and Jessica Schwarz. ZERO starred Heike Makatsch.

Stephan Micklitz

Stephan Micklitz Senior Vice President of Engineering at Celonis

Stefanie Boem

Stefanie Boem DPO in the Inhouse Legal Team at Sport-Thieme GmbH

Stefanie Boem

Stefanie Boem

DPO in the Inhouse Legal Team at Sport-Thieme GmbH

Stefanie Boem is the Data Protection Office in the Inhouse Legal team at Sport-Thieme GmbH. After establishing this team in 2018, Stefanie Boem played a key role in highlighting the importance of IT-security and ensuring that this topic is included into all company processes – giving IT-security and awareness the standing it needs within Sport-Thieme.

Tobias Hadem

Tobias Hadem CISO Flix Mobility

Tobias Hadem

Tobias Hadem

CISO Flix Mobility

Tobias Hadem is working in various IT-Security and IT-Infrastructure related positions at FlixMobility since 2015. Prior to this he was a IT-Security-Consultant for nearly 18 years, working primarily with GOVs and NGOs with a focus on the intersection of IT security and physical/perimeter security.

Dr Klaus Niedl

Dr. Klaus Niedl Global HR Director at NOVOMATIC

Dr Klaus Niedl

Dr. Klaus Niedl

Global HR Director at NOVOMATIC

Dr. Niedl started his career as a Research Assistant at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he also completed his PhD in 1994. He continued his career as HR Manager in various industries and joined NOVOMATIC AG as Global HR Director in 2015. Dr. Niedl has made several publications, such as „Performance Management for Project Oriented Organizations“ and „Mobbing/Bullying at Work“. He is also the co-founder of the Digital Champions Network in Austria.

David Kreft

David Kreft CISO WAGO GmbH & Co. KG

David Kreft

David Kreft

CISO WAGO GmbH & Co. KG

David Kreft has been working in various positions in the IT environment for 20 years. Since 2004, he is working at WAGO in various positions in IT. For the past 5 years, he has been responsible for the DIS Office area in the role of CISO, which deals with the topics of data protection and information security.

Niklas Hellemann, PhD - Founder

Dr. Niklas Hellemann Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Niklas Hellemann, PhD - Founder

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Niklas Hellemann is a studied psychologist, social engineering expert, and Co-founder & CEO at SoSafe. Before founding his own company, he worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for six years in the areas of People and Organization. Besides his Ph.D. in Business Administration, Niklas studied psychology – which led him to the human approach in the tech-savvy cyber security market. In 2018, Niklas founded SoSafe together with Lukas and Felix to strengthen digital self-defense worldwide. Today, Niklas is engaged as a speaker on various stages worldwide, including the OMR Festival, the Web Summit, and the RSA Conference, where he talks about the pressing challenges of social engineering and his learnings as the CEO of a B2B scale-up.

Aljoscha Thelen

Aljoscha Thelen Teamlead Server and Backend Systems at Deutz AG

Aljoscha Thelen

Aljoscha Thelen

Teamlead Server and Backend Systems at Deutz AG

Aljoscha Thelen’s journey in the IT world starts in 2000 at Electronics Data Systems EDS as a customer support representative. While over the years, his focus shifted from client related topics to more and more severe and infrastructure questions, he switched to different positions at HP and HPE. In 2016, Aljoscha Thelen started at Deutz AG as Infrastructure architect whilst today he is the Team Lead of the server and backend infrastructure team and therefore responsible for all server infrastructure and email related topics worldwide.

Hermann Maurer

Hermann Maurer Information Security Officer & Team Manager Information Security at Canyon Bicycles GmbH

Hermann Maurer

Hermann Maurer

Information Security Officer & Team Manager Information Security at Canyon Bicycles GmbH

Hermann Maurer is the Information Security Officer & Team Manager Information Security at Canyon Bicycles GmbH since August 2020. Before that, he had been working at Microsoft as a Security & Compliance Technical Specialist as well as at LBBW as an IT Security Manager.

Denis Paul

Denis Paul IT Project Manager at powwow

Denis Paul

Denis Paul

IT Project Manager at powwow

Denis Paul is in the IT business for over 20 years. He works at powwow GmbH in Cologne and is responsible for the requirement engineering of webshops like sparhandy.de and deinhandy.de, internal process optimizations, agile coaching, and the management of the company’s ISMS/ISO 27001 implementation project.

Before that, he was working for different agencies and consulting companies and supported many international clients like Deutsche Telekom, Raiffeisen Schweiz or TÜV Süd with different projects like e-commerce solutions or custom web applications.

Frederik Spiegel Information Security Officer and Security Team Lead at eyeo

Frederik Spiegel

Information Security Officer and Security Team Lead at eyeo

With more than 20 years of working experience in IT and an educational background in Business Information Systems / Computer Science, Frederik Spiegel is a real IT expert. He joined eyeo in 2015 and worked in different positions across IT. Today, he is Information Security Officer and the Security Team Lead.

Joel Anfuso Director of Product Marketing at SoSafe

Joel Anfuso

Director of Product Marketing at SoSafe

Joel Anfuso is the Director of Product Marketing at SoSafe. He is a people-focused leader working in close collaboration with the product development organisation. Joel and his team strive to understand how to keep our product at the front of industry developments and trends with the ultimate goal of helping our customers drive the right security behaviours and cultural change.

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Sören Beutel-Fischer Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe

Sören Beutel-FischerChief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafeSören Beutel-Fischer is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe. The computer scientist has gained broad experience in the course of his career as an IT administrator, as an information security consultant and as a deputy IT security manager. He is a social engineering expert and speaks about cyber security awareness and cybercrime at numerous conferences, for example at the it-sa.

Alpha Barry

Alpha B. Barry CEO at secida AG

Alpha Barry

Alpha B. Barry

CEO at secida AG

Alpha Barry started his career in the Business Technology Office of McKinsey & Company where he worked with large multi-national corporations on technology and IT topics. After that, he worked in top level management positions in several successful startups in the software and consulting industries.

In 2012, Alpha Barry joined thyssenkrupp, a large German conglomerate. In direct reporting line to the corporate CIO, he led programs to reorganize and integrate corporate IT and IT infrastructure. He also built up an in-house IT consulting unit.

In 2016, Alpha Barry took responsibility for group-wide cybersecurity at thyssenkrupp during a critical cyber-attack by professional state-sponsored hackers. After successfully resolving the situation, he worked on securing the group-wide IT-infrastructure by introducing modern Identity & Access Management, Privileged Access Management and Hybrid Cloud Security.

Since founding secida in 2020, Alpha works with large and mid-sized corporate customers on securing digital identities and hybrid cloud IT Infrastructure against the growing threat from cyberattacks.

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Agenda

09:00

Check-In Reception

10:00
Main stage

Welcome!

Let’s kick off the first “Human Firewall Conference together! 1,5 days full of content, following the motto to educate, exchange, and empower.

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz is Vice President Customer Success at SoSafe. She and her team are responsible for everything concerning our customers – from onboarding and supporting with the integration of our awareness product to customer satisfaction and retention. Shannon’s whole career journey was and still is dedicated to customers. She is a data-driven person that believes that customers are the highest asset in any company – and that is what she and her team are advocating for at SoSafe.

Chérine de Bruijn

Chérine de Bruijn

Moderator

Chérine de Bruijn

Chérine de Bruijn

Moderator

Positive, professional and full of power – that’s what Chérine is known for in her network. The CORPORATE KITCHEN® founder looks back on many years of experience in the field of communication and networking. Her spirit of discovery for innovative topics, her genuine interest in people’s stories and her passion for personal communication are important anchors of her career and her podcast „MUT ZUR PERSÖNLICHKEIT“.

10:05
Main stage

Cyber crime turning professional - The 5 biggest cyber crime trends in 2022 Flag of Germany

CEO of SoSafe, Dr. Niklas Hellemann, gives an insight into the top 5 cybercrime trends in 2022 and explains which psychological factors play a particularly important role in cyberattacks.

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Global crises, geopolitical challenges, the COVID 19 pandemic – last year did not give us time to take a breath. And unfortunately, we also had to observe dramatic developments in the field of information security.

Because cyber criminals were not long in coming up with attacks when it came to exploiting the dynamic social context for their unscrupulous intentions. In addition, there is an increasing professionalization in the field of cybercrime. Organizations now face an innovative dark economy where cybercrime-as-a-service is the common business model. Tactics are evolving almost by the minute and attackers do not hesitate to use psychological tactics to manipulate our minds. The interface between humans and machines remains the number one entry point – more than 85 percent of all attacks start with the human factor. CEO of SoSafe, Dr. Niklas Hellemann, gives an insight into the top 5 cybercrime trends in 2022 and explains which psychological factors play a particularly important role in cyberattacks.

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Niklas Hellemann is a studied psychologist, social engineering expert, and Co-founder & CEO at SoSafe. Before founding his own company, he worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for six years in the areas of People and Organization. Besides his Ph.D. in Business Administration, Niklas studied psychology – which led him to the human approach in the tech-savvy cyber security market. In 2018, Niklas founded SoSafe together with Lukas and Felix to strengthen digital self-defense worldwide. Today, Niklas is engaged as a speaker on various stages worldwide, including the OMR Festival, the Web Summit, and the RSA Conference, where he talks about the pressing challenges of social engineering and his learnings as the CEO of a B2B scale-up.

10:35
Main stage

Cyber: What geopolitics and handwashing have to do with it

The end of the globalized world as we know it comes with increasing fragmentation, US-China tensions, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the weaponization of technologies.

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These are some of the major geopolitical megatrends – and all manifest themselves, and increasingly so, in the cyber space. The number of cyber attacks – both with criminal or (geo-)political intent – is increasing continuously. With not only operational or financial impact but also with real impact on real people like a patient dying because a hospital was hacked and could not take her. 

In our digitalized world cyber is and remains the dark sibling. It is a top priority for all companies and institutions – or should be. The good news is: You can prepare and protect yourself, both as a country and as a company. But it all starts – as with every key business topic, as with every discontinuity risk – with awareness and acceptance. And after that, it’s implementation that counts, day after day: protecting against cyber attacks is like handwashing to protect against viruses: you have to do it over and over again.

Dr. Katrin Suder

Dr. Katrin Suder

Strategy expert for digitalization and geopolitics

Dr. Katrin Suder

Dr. Katrin Suder

Strategy expert for digitalization and geopolitics

Dr. Katrin Suder is one of the most renowned strategy experts at the interface between digital technologies, business and politics. She advises numerous companies, including many DAX-listed corporations and some of the largest US companies. The physicist and neuroinformatician, who holds a doctorate in artificial intelligence, can draw on many years of experience in politics and business: Until 2021, she headed the Digital Council under Angela Merkel’s federal government. From 2014 to 2018, she was State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense. At McKinsey, she worked for 14 years, most recently as a director. She holds mandates on German and international supervisory boards.

11:15
Main stage

Outside the box - Cybersecurity awareness in the context of society

Digital technologies have long since become the linchpin of our lives. We trust relatively blindly in devices we do not understand, networks we do not see through, ecosystems whose complexity defies our imagination.

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This requires a trustworthy technical basis, but also a social structure that is able to keep pace with the rapid development and even more, to give it a direction.

Daniel Domscheit-Berg

Daniel Domscheit-Berg

IT security expert and former Wikileaks spokesman

Daniel Domscheit-Berg

Daniel Domscheit-Berg

IT security expert and former Wikileaks spokesman

Daniel Domscheit-Berg is a German Internet activist and IT security expert. He built the WikiLeaks platform with Julian Assange from 2007 to 2010 and advocates for an enlightened and digitally empowered society. Today, his focus is on the education project “Verstehbahnhof” and the development and operation of decentralized infrastructure.

11:45
Main stage
Panel

New normal? – How organizations can adapt to challenging times

Cybersecurity practices are constantly evolving, just like the threats they combat.

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Cybersecurity practices are constantly evolving, just like the threats they combat. Over the past 12 months, ripples of natural, human-made, and political upheaval have spread far. Social, technological, and political changes continue to highlight new uncertainties. We are entering a new era of cybersecurity: Security strategies need to be taken to the next level – it is time to rethink and join forces on the defender side.

Together with IT experts we take a closer look: How is the current geopolitical and social situation changing our security? Which companies are particularly threatened? Which role do supply chain attacks play? And most important: How are we set up on the defender side? Together, we will discuss which actions we need to take to ensure we adjust to challenging times.

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Niklas Hellemann is a studied psychologist, social engineering expert, and Co-founder & CEO at SoSafe. Before founding his own company, he worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for six years in the areas of People and Organization. Besides his Ph.D. in Business Administration, Niklas studied psychology – which led him to the human approach in the tech-savvy cyber security market. In 2018, Niklas founded SoSafe together with Lukas and Felix to strengthen digital self-defense worldwide. Today, Niklas is engaged as a speaker on various stages worldwide, including the OMR Festival, the Web Summit, and the RSA Conference, where he talks about the pressing challenges of social engineering and his learnings as the CEO of a B2B scale-up.

Stephan Micklitz

Stephan Micklitz

Senior Vice President of Engineering at Celonis

David Kreft

David Kreft

CISO WAGO GmbH & Co. KG

David Kreft

David Kreft

CISO WAGO GmbH & Co. KG

David Kreft has been working in various positions in the IT environment for 20 years. Since 2004, he is working at WAGO in various positions in IT. For the past 5 years, he has been responsible for the DIS Office area in the role of CISO, which deals with the topics of data protection and information security.

Dr. Katrin Suder

Dr. Katrin Suder

Strategy expert for digitalization and geopolitics

Dr. Katrin Suder

Dr. Katrin Suder

Strategy expert for digitalization and geopolitics

Dr. Katrin Suder is one of the most renowned strategy experts at the interface between digital technologies, business and politics. She advises numerous companies, including many DAX-listed corporations and some of the largest US companies. The physicist and neuroinformatician, who holds a doctorate in artificial intelligence, can draw on many years of experience in politics and business: Until 2021, she headed the Digital Council under Angela Merkel’s federal government. From 2014 to 2018, she was State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense. At McKinsey, she worked for 14 years, most recently as a director. She holds mandates on German and international supervisory boards.

12:30

Lunch

13:30
Main stage

Making Evil: The psychology of cybercrime

Dr Julia Shaw explores the darker side of tech. She discusses the ways in which criminology and psychology help us understand cybercrime, how business structures hide our humanity, and how vigilante scambaiters are revealing tricks we can harness to prevent phishing attacks.

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We go deep into the science of ethical blindness, social engineering, and how each one of us can fight back.

In this lively and thought-provoking talk, Dr. Shaw encourages us to think deeper about our morality, and how we can overcome some of the greatest online threats to ourselves and our businesses.

Dr. Julia Shaw

Dr. Julia Shaw

Criminal psychologist, expert in psychology of the evil and human memory

Dr. Julia Shaw

Dr. Julia Shaw

Criminal psychologist, expert in psychology of the evil and human memory

Dr Julia Shaw is a psychological scientist at University College London, the author of multiple best-selling books, and a BBC science communicator. She is best known for her work in the areas of false memory, bisexuality, and criminal psychology. In 2019 she published the international bestseller “Evil: The science behind humanity’s dark side”. Related to her book, in 2020 she launched the award-winning BBC podcast Bad People. In 2021 she wrote and hosted the German true crime TV show “Mörderische Frauen”, and in 2022 she released the AudioNow podcast “Böse” with Jazzy Gudd.

14:00
Main stage

Meet-Up of a psychologist & a CISO

Security meets psychology.

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Sören Beutel-Fischer, CISO at SoSafe, has a couple of questions for Dr. Julia Shaw, criminal psychologist. He tries to find out what CISOs need to know about cybercriminals in order to be one step ahead of them in every situation.

Dr. Julia Shaw

Dr. Julia Shaw

Criminal psychologist, expert in psychology of the evil and human memory

Dr. Julia Shaw

Dr. Julia Shaw

Criminal psychologist, expert in psychology of the evil and human memory

Dr Julia Shaw is a psychological scientist at University College London, the author of multiple best-selling books, and a BBC science communicator. She is best known for her work in the areas of false memory, bisexuality, and criminal psychology. In 2019 she published the international bestseller “Evil: The science behind humanity’s dark side”. Related to her book, in 2020 she launched the award-winning BBC podcast Bad People. In 2021 she wrote and hosted the German true crime TV show “Mörderische Frauen”, and in 2022 she released the AudioNow podcast “Böse” with Jazzy Gudd.

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe

Sören Beutel-FischerChief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafeSören Beutel-Fischer is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe. The computer scientist has gained broad experience in the course of his career as an IT administrator, as an information security consultant and as a deputy IT security manager. He is a social engineering expert and speaks about cyber security awareness and cybercrime at numerous conferences, for example at the it-sa.

14:15
Main stage

Beyond compliance and towards culture change - Product Spotlight

Congratulations your organization is compliant, but is it enough?

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While a critical step, our customers are continually asking us, how do we take this to the next level? How do we evolve from compliance to core behaviors to ultimately a culture of security. It’s a question we here at SoSafe are constantly obsessing over as well. Come join us for a lively discussion around what’s next for SoSafe and how we are building the next generation of security and awareness products for our customers.

Joel Anfuso

Joel Anfuso

Director of Product Marketing at SoSafe

Joel Anfuso

Joel Anfuso

Director of Product Marketing at SoSafe

Joel Anfuso is the Director of Product Marketing at SoSafe. He is a people-focused leader working in close collaboration with the product development organisation. Joel and his team strive to understand how to keep our product at the front of industry developments and trends with the ultimate goal of helping our customers drive the right security behaviours and cultural change.

15:00

Networking Time

Time to explore and exchange: Move around the BALLONI Halls and meet other participants of the event!

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Grab a coffee and discuss your current challenges and learnings, explore the SoSafe zone and learn about our innovations, book a meeting with our SoSafe experts to discuss your ideas, or just play some fun games and win cool prices. We can’t wait to get to know you better!

15:15
Impact stage
Panel

Bringing cyber security awareness into an organization - Best Practices and Learnings Flag of Germany

The need to invest into cyber security awareness starts from many different angles: Every organization has a different starting point, different needs, and different challenges.

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Four best-practice customers of SoSafe share insights about their awareness journey. We will discuss how they tackled the topic, about what is key to convince involved stakeholders, about requirements to implement security awareness campaigns, and about how to make these efforts sustainable in an organization. Learn from other customers about their why, their how, about their challenges and their learnings.

Denis Paul

Denis Paul

IT Project Manager at powwow

Denis Paul

Denis Paul

IT Project Manager at powwow

Denis Paul is in the IT business for over 20 years. He works at powwow GmbH in Cologne and is responsible for the requirement engineering of webshops like sparhandy.de and deinhandy.de, internal process optimizations, agile coaching, and the management of the company’s ISMS/ISO 27001 implementation project.

Before that, he was working for different agencies and consulting companies and supported many international clients like Deutsche Telekom, Raiffeisen Schweiz or TÜV Süd with different projects like e-commerce solutions or custom web applications.

Stefanie Boem

Stefanie Boem

DPO in the Inhouse Legal Team at Sport-Thieme GmbH

Stefanie Boem

Stefanie Boem

DPO in the Inhouse Legal Team at Sport-Thieme GmbH

Stefanie Boem is the Data Protection Office in the Inhouse Legal team at Sport-Thieme GmbH. After establishing this team in 2018, Stefanie Boem played a key role in highlighting the importance of IT-security and ensuring that this topic is included into all company processes – giving IT-security and awareness the standing it needs within Sport-Thieme.

Aljoscha Thelen

Aljoscha Thelen

Teamlead Server and Backend Systems at Deutz AG

Aljoscha Thelen

Aljoscha Thelen

Teamlead Server and Backend Systems at Deutz AG

Aljoscha Thelen’s journey in the IT world starts in 2000 at Electronics Data Systems EDS as a customer support representative. While over the years, his focus shifted from client related topics to more and more severe and infrastructure questions, he switched to different positions at HP and HPE. In 2016, Aljoscha Thelen started at Deutz AG as Infrastructure architect whilst today he is the Team Lead of the server and backend infrastructure team and therefore responsible for all server infrastructure and email related topics worldwide.

15:15
Sosafe Village

Table Captain Sessions Flag of Germany

Want to network and exchange about a concrete topic? Then join one of our table captain sessions and get the chance to join interesting discussions about the following key topics.

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1. Table Captain:
Global Information Security Manager at a world-leading logistics Group

Topic:
Cybersecurity in the logistics and mobility industry

2. Table Captain:
Alpha B. Barry – CEO at secida AG

Topic:
Successfully hacked – what now?

3. Table Captain:
Sören Beutel-Fischer – CISO SoSafe GmbH

Topic:
Social Engineering – New tactics every minute

Global Information Security Manager at a world-leading logistics Group

Alpha B. Barry

Alpha B. Barry

CEO at secida AG

Alpha B. Barry

Alpha B. Barry

CEO at secida AG

Alpha Barry started his career in the Business Technology Office of McKinsey & Company where he worked with large multi-national corporations on technology and IT topics. After that, he worked in top level management positions in several successful startups in the software and consulting industries.

In 2012, Alpha Barry joined thyssenkrupp, a large German conglomerate. In direct reporting line to the corporate CIO, he led programs to reorganize and integrate corporate IT and IT infrastructure. He also built up an in-house IT consulting unit.

In 2016, Alpha Barry took responsibility for group-wide cybersecurity at thyssenkrupp during a critical cyber-attack by professional state-sponsored hackers. After successfully resolving the situation, he worked on securing the group-wide IT-infrastructure by introducing modern Identity & Access Management, Privileged Access Management and Hybrid Cloud Security.

Since founding secida in 2020, Alpha works with large and mid-sized corporate customers on securing digital identities and hybrid cloud IT Infrastructure against the growing threat from cyberattacks.

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Sören Beutel-Fischer

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe

Sören Beutel-FischerChief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafeSören Beutel-Fischer is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SoSafe. The computer scientist has gained broad
experience in the course of his career as an IT administrator, as an information security consultant and as a deputy IT security manager. He is a social engineering expert and speaks about cyber security awareness and cybercrime at numerous conferences, for example at the it-sa.

15:45

Coffee

16:15
Main stage

Prevention is better than the cure: A Legal & Infosec Perspective on the human factor

SoSafe customer Stefanie Boem shares her perspective from two of the most important aspects for business these days: Data Protection (Legal) and Information Security.

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The talk will inform (and also) reinforce why a preventative approach is a must for all businesses. A preventative approach is a team-game and heavily depends on the human factor.

Stefanie Boem

Stefanie Boem

DPO in the Inhouse Legal Team at Sport-Thieme GmbH

Stefanie Boem

Stefanie Boem

DPO in the Inhouse Legal Team at Sport-Thieme GmbH

Stefanie Boem is the Data Protection Office in the Inhouse Legal team at Sport-Thieme GmbH. After establishing this team in 2018, Stefanie Boem played a key role in highlighting the importance of IT-security and ensuring that this topic is included into all company processes – giving IT-security and awareness the standing it needs within Sport-Thieme.

16:15
Impact stage
Fireside Chat

Implementation – An interactive focus session about successful implementation of a security awareness campaign

A SoSafe customer takes you on an interactive learning session: Hermann Maurer from Canyon Bicycles shares his experience on how to implement a security awareness campaign in an organization successfully.

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He will be supported by co-moderators Nils Ramos, the Head of Technical Services at SoSafe, and Senior Implementation Manager Sylvana Neutzer. The deep dive will take participants through all important aspects of the implementation journey, providing them with a toolkit in how to tackle a security awareness campaign.

Hermann Maurer

Hermann Maurer

Information Security Officer & Team Manager Information Security at Canyon Bicycles GmbH

Hermann Maurer

Hermann Maurer

Information Security Officer & Team Manager Information Security at Canyon Bicycles GmbH

Hermann Maurer is the Information Security Officer & Team Manager Information Security at Canyon Bicycles GmbH since August 2020. Before that, he had been working at Microsoft as a Security & Compliance Technical Specialist as well as at LBBW as an IT Security Manager.

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz is Vice President Customer Success at SoSafe. She and her team are responsible for everything concerning our customers – from onboarding and supporting with the integration of our awareness product to customer satisfaction and retention. Shannon’s whole career journey was and still is dedicated to customers. She is a data-driven person that believes that customers are the highest asset in any company – and that is what she and her team are advocating for at SoSafe.

16:45
Main stage

An international journey – How to successfully launch an international cyber security awareness campaign

Companies operating internationally need to educate their employees about security threats on an international scale to activate their human firewall.

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David Kreft talks about launching a security awareness campaign across 31 countries, 22 languages and 5,700 employees after successfully establishing it in the DACH market. Get first-hand insights on key learnings and challenges.

David Kreft

David Kreft

CISO WAGO GmbH & Co. KG

David Kreft

David Kreft

CISO WAGO GmbH & Co. KG

David Kreft has been working in various positions in the IT environment for 20 years. Since 2004, he is working at WAGO in various positions in IT. For the past 5 years, he has been responsible for the DIS Office area in the role of CISO, which deals with the topics of data protection and information security.

17:15

Networking & Location Time

17:45
Main stage

Opening your eyes, to the world of tomorrow

Understanding the everchanging landscape including new attack methods of attempting to breach organisational infrastructure through social manipulation, Fake Marketing, Impersonation.

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Jamie will talk about his story and how he started in cyber security and will then talk about the evolutionary aspects of Cyber Security and discuss how cyber-attacks have evolved over the years. Jamie will also cover the human side of cyber security as staff training and awareness are needed. He will also talk about some previous cases he has been involved with where systems were compromised.

Jamie Woodruff

Jamie Woodruff

Cyber Security Expert & Ethical Hacker

Jamie Woodruff

Jamie Woodruff

Cyber Security Expert & Ethical Hacker

In his late 20s, Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security. Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.

18:30
Main stage

Recap Day 1

Looking back at Day 1 of the Human Firewall Conference 2022: Let's recap together, summarize best practices and learnings, and prepare for Day 2.

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz is Vice President Customer Success at SoSafe. She and her team are responsible for everything concerning our customers – from onboarding and supporting with the integration of our awareness product to customer satisfaction and retention. Shannon’s whole career journey was and still is dedicated to customers. She is a data-driven person that believes that customers are the highest asset in any company – and that is what she and her team are advocating for at SoSafe.

Frank Piotraschke

Frank Piotraschke

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at SoSafe

Frank Piotraschke

Frank Piotraschke

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at SoSafe

Frank Piotraschke is Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at SoSafe. He is responsible for all go-to-market areas and therefore understands exactly the main concerns of our customers. He uses his many years of experience in SaaS companies to question the status quo on a daily basis, constantly driving innovations forward. The close exchange with other organizations is particularly important to him in order to give enough room for new impulses.

18:45

Dinner, Drinks & Networking

We want to celebrate with you! Enjoy an evening program with delicious food, great drinks, and rousing live music that invites you to network and have fun together.

09:00

Networking Breakfast

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You got a lot of input on Day 1 and want to connect over your learnings and questions? You want to meet and exchange with further IT experts? You are interested in meeting some of the SoSafe experts and grab a coffee and croissant with them? Then make sure to join our free networking breakfast for a tasty and informative start into Day 2.

10:00
Main stage

Welcome Speech Day 2

Get ready for Day 2!

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz is Vice President Customer Success at SoSafe. She and her team are responsible for everything concerning our customers – from onboarding and supporting with the integration of our awareness product to customer satisfaction and retention. Shannon’s whole career journey was and still is dedicated to customers. She is a data-driven person that believes that customers are the highest asset in any company – and that is what she and her team are advocating for at SoSafe.

10:05
Main stage

Ransom-Hipster: getting extorted before it was mainstream

In 2015, Flixbus was the target of a ransom(-ware) attack: Cybercriminals have taken the booking platform hostage and have made extensive extortion attempts, constantly manipulating the booking platform to increase the pressure.

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Tobias Hadem, the current CISO of Flix Mobility, takes a retrospective on what happened: He gives insights into how the organization reacted, into official investigations by the Bavarian Cybercrime-Unit, the LKA Bavaria and eventually the BKA, looks closer at which role the human factor played in this attack and shows why you should love dogs to help you get out of such a situation.

Tobias Hadem

Tobias Hadem

CISO Flix Mobility

Tobias Hadem

Tobias Hadem

CISO Flix Mobility

Tobias Hadem is working in various IT-Security and IT-Infrastructure related positions at FlixMobility since 2015. Prior to this he was a IT-Security-Consultant for nearly 18 years, working primarily with GOVs and NGOs with a focus on the intersection of IT security and physical/perimeter security.

10:35
Main stage

Why second-generation security awareness matters – A leadership perspective

SoSafe customer Martin Schmidt shares his leadership perspective and learnings from successfully launching a cyber security awareness campaign.

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3 learnings about why conventional awareness trainings are not enough.

Martin Schmidt

Martin Schmidt

Global Director Digital Advisory at Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions

Martin Schmidt

Martin Schmidt

Global Director Digital Advisory at Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions

IT Professional relentlessly trying to help people to improve their digital competences. Inhouse Trainer for personal productivity. Leading a global team of advisors with a focus on digital competence training and end user support.

11:05
Impact Stage
Panel

The Human Firewall – How to create and maintain a security culture

In according with the mission of this event, we want to take a closer look at the “human firewall”: How do you build this additional layer of defense?

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Which things do organizations need to keep in mind? How do you keep employees engaged? And how do you make sure that you also maintain this culture in the long-term? Three different organizations are sharing their insights.

Denis Paul

Denis Paul

IT Project Manager at powwow

Denis Paul

Denis Paul

IT Project Manager at powwow

Denis Paul is in the IT business for over 20 years. He works at powwow GmbH in Cologne and is responsible for the requirement engineering of webshops like sparhandy.de and deinhandy.de, internal process optimizations, agile coaching, and the management of the company’s ISMS/ISO 27001 implementation project.

Before that, he was working for different agencies and consulting companies and supported many international clients like Deutsche Telekom, Raiffeisen Schweiz or TÜV Süd with different projects like e-commerce solutions or custom web applications.

Dr. Klaus Niedl

Dr. Klaus Niedl

Global HR Director at NOVOMATIC

Dr. Klaus Niedl

Dr. Klaus Niedl

Global HR Director at NOVOMATIC

Dr. Niedl started his career as a Research Assistant at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he also completed his PhD in 1994. He continued his career as HR Manager in various industries and joined NOVOMATIC AG as Global HR Director in 2015. Dr. Niedl has made several publications, such as „Performance Management for Project Oriented Organizations“ and „Mobbing/Bullying at Work“. He is also the co-founder of the Digital Champions Network in Austria.

Frederik Spiegel

Frederik Spiegel

Information Security Officer and Security Team Lead at eyeo

Frederik Spiegel

Frederik Spiegel

Information Security Officer and Security Team Lead at eyeo

With more than 20 years of working experience in IT and an educational background in Business Information Systems / Computer Science, Frederik Spiegel is a real IT expert. He joined eyeo in 2015 and worked in different positions across IT. Today, he is Information Security Officer and the Security Team Lead.

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz

Shannon Jaritz

VP Customer Success at SoSafe

Shannon Jaritz is Vice President Customer Success at SoSafe. She and her team are responsible for everything concerning our customers – from onboarding and supporting with the integration of our awareness product to customer satisfaction and retention. Shannon’s whole career journey was and still is dedicated to customers. She is a data-driven person that believes that customers are the highest asset in any company – and that is what she and her team are advocating for at SoSafe.

11:05
Main Stage

Networking Time & Book Signing with Marc Elsberg

This networking slot brings another highlight besides time to connect with other experts: Even before his big keynote, Marc Elsberg will be available for a personal book signing. Get your own copy of the bestselling novel "BLACKOUT" with a personal signature by Marc Elsberg!

11:35
Main stage

„What your home, a cow barn, a bank, and a hospital have in common”

Never before in the history of mankind so many people have been dependent on the smooth functioning of highly developed, precicely coordinated and mutually interdependent structures, technologies and – still foremost – people.

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How much so, becomes obvious once those systems vanish, break down, no longer work. Based on scenarios of his best-selling novel “Blackout”, and the research for it, Marc Elsberg discusses the importance of understanding those systems and the role of humans in them.

Marc Elsberg

Marc Elsberg

Bestselling Author

Marc Elsberg

Marc Elsberg

Bestselling Author

Marc Elsberg was born in Vienna in 1967. He is a former strategy consultant and creative director in advertising, both in Vienna and Hamburg, as well as columnist for the Austrian daily Der Standard. He currently lives and works in Vienna. With his internationally bestselling novels BLACKOUT, ZERO, HELIX, GREED and THE PRESIDENT’S FALL he conquered the throne of science thriller writing. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. 

Two of Marc Elsberg’s bestselling novels aired on German television: BLACKOUT, as a six-episode thriller series, with a star cast including, inter alia, Moritz Bleibtreu, Heiner Lauterbach, and Jessica Schwarz. ZERO starred Heike Makatsch.

12:05
Main stage

Award Ceremony

Surprise for our SoSafe customers who work with us every day to drive the importance of cybersecurity awareness.

12:20
Main stage

Let’s build the Human Firewall: A recap and outlook in current times

After 1,5 days of educating and exchanging about the human factor and current cyber threats, it is time to empower all of us.

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SoSafe CEO Niklas Hellemann and CRO Frank Piotraschke are recapping learnings we could collect about the Human Firewall, immediate actions we should take, and things we should all be prepared for in order to strengthen our joint efforts as Human Firewall.

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Co-Founder and CEO at SoSafe

Niklas Hellemann is a studied psychologist, social engineering expert, and Co-founder & CEO at SoSafe. Before founding his own company, he worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for six years in the areas of People and Organization. Besides his Ph.D. in Business Administration, Niklas studied psychology – which led him to the human approach in the tech-savvy cyber security market. In 2018, Niklas founded SoSafe together with Lukas and Felix to strengthen digital self-defense worldwide. Today, Niklas is engaged as a speaker on various stages worldwide, including the OMR Festival, the Web Summit, and the RSA Conference, where he talks about the pressing challenges of social engineering and his learnings as the CEO of a B2B scale-up.

Frank Piotraschke

Frank Piotraschke

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at SoSafe

Frank Piotraschke

Frank Piotraschke

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at SoSafe

Frank Piotraschke is Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at SoSafe. He is responsible for all go-to-market areas and therefore understands exactly the main concerns of our customers. He uses his many years of experience in SaaS companies to question the status quo on a daily basis, constantly driving innovations forward. The close exchange with other organizations is particularly important to him in order to give enough room for new impulses.


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