John Fitzgerald

Name: John

Surname: Fitzgerlad

About speaker: John Fitzgerald is currently the CEO for Beyond Encryption Technologies, a cutting edge software platform provider for the protection of corporate data on mobile devices such as laptops, pda’s and smart phones. John assumed this role in March 2008.

From 2005 to 2008 John was Managing Director of EMEA Programs at SANS where he had responsibility for building SANS’ profile across Europe and the Middle East. This role involved complete strategic and operational responsibility for all SANS activities in the region. The SANS Institute, established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization, is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and certification in the world. Its programs now reach more than 300,000 security professionals, auditors, system administrators, network administrators, chief information security officers, and CIOs who share the lessons they are learning and jointly find solutions to the challenges they face. SANS training programs are delivered through a variety of channels, including large conference style events, onsite, webinar-enabled and self-study. SANS trains over 10,000 students worldwide annually, training being defined as participation in one of its six-day immersion training classes. Over 75,000 alumni have taken at least one of the SANS course offerings.

John has 20+ years of professional experience from direct project management to business development to corporate turnaround to small company start-up. He has spent 14 of those years living and working in the USA with the remainder in the UK and Europe. He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and the Harvard Business School in the USA.

Talk: Code and Money - the source of all evil

Abstrakt: Eastern Europe has developed a reputation in recent years as a source location for many of the negative stories that have become part of the information security industry. A large amount of the hacking activity for money has its roots in this region.

This presentation is designed to offer a new opportunity for individuals and organisation in the region to build a reputation as leaders in the new “secure software” industry. We will demonstrate the leading problems of the recent past and offer a new paradigm that companies in the region can use to establish the region as a world leader in building software that overcomes these issues.