European Intelligence
and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) 2018
October 24-25, 2018
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden

The Premier European Conference on Counterterrorism and Criminology

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Dieter Gollmann
    Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Professor Dieter Gollmann received his Dipl.-Ing. in Engineering Mathematics (1979) and (1984) from the University of Linz, Austria in the Department for System Science. He earned the Dr. habil. at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he was awarded the ‘venia legendi’ for Computer Science in 1991. He was a Lecturer in Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, and rejoined Royal Holloway later in 1990, where he was the first Course Director of the MSc in Information Security. He’s still giving guest lectures in Royal Holloway. He joined Microsoft Research in Cambridge in 1998. Then in 2003, he took the chair for Security in Distributed Applications at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. He has contributed to national and European projects in the areas of dependable communications and computing.

    Keynote: IoT Security – Viewed from the Application Layer

    If one does not get beyond the “I” in “IoT”, IoT security might appear just a specific internetworking security challenge. Network and communication security are well established areas. IoT can then serve the purpose of re-selling old ideas in a new disguise, be it as products, research proposals, or research papers. This talk will take a closer look at the “T” and discuss some of the security challenges that arise when things are influenced by and influence the physical environment around them.

  • Dr. Vidya Narayanan*
    Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, UK

    Vidya works as a researcher in the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, where she mainly works in the Computational Propaganda Project. She has several years of experience working as a researcher in Artificial Intelligence, with groups at both universities and in commercial environments. Her research interests, lie in the interface between technology, ethics and policy, and she is primarily engaged in developing systems that use technology for the greater good of society. She completed her Phd in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, building adaptive techniques for automated negotiations. Prior to this, she completed her M.S., in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, working on problems in decentralised decision making, specifically in the defence logistics domain. Her basic background is in Mathematics, which she studied at the masters level at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and as an undergraduate at the University of Madras. She has also worked as a scientific coordinator at BAE Systems and as a software engineer at Tech Mahindra.

    Keynote: Computational Propaganda and Misinformation Campaigns during Important Events in Public Life

    Social media provides a platform for active public participation in political discourse. However, recently we have witnessed attempts to influence voter preferences using misinformation campaigns using social media platforms both by domestic and foreign actors. We have also seen coordinated efforts to seed division and polarization in societies by amplifying specific issues on social media platforms through the use of automation. Further, some of these techniques are used by authoritarian regimes to intimidate activist groups and suppress dissent. It is in this context, that the Computational Propaganda project analyses data collected from these platforms and maps the amount of polarizing and junk news content that audience groups have been exposed to. This talk will describe in detail, some of our research efforts and findings related to recent elections in Sweden and Latin American countries.

    * Unfortunately Prof. Katrin Franke had to cancel her keynote presentation, but we are glad to be able to announce the new keynote speaker.

Invited Speakers

  • SgtMaj Freddy Widecrantz
    Naval Warfare Centre, Sweden

    SgtMaj Widecrantz has been working within the intelligence branch for some ten years. He has also been working with security service in support of the Swedish submarine systems. Today he is developing the method of intelligence support for Swedish maritime commanders at the level from task unit and higher. The development includes aspects regarding information flows, training of personnel to computer systems that serves the purpose.

    Keynote: The Naval Base, a world heritage of information collection threats

    A short brief about the challenges with having a naval base, a warfare centre and a shipyard in the same geographical area in a high-tech weapon industry developing country.

  • Mikael Lagström
    TrueSec, Stockholm, Sweden

    Mikael Lagström has several years of experience from IT, Telcom and Cybersecurity on management level, successfully building up global security services organizations. Mikael works at TrueSec, which is a highly regarded company that focuses on cyber-security, IT infrastructure, and secure development. TrueSec holds a key position in the Swedish market and have a strong reputation internationally due to worldwide security-related assignments.

    Keynote: Hands-on insights from the "Cloud hopper” incident that hit companies worldwide in 2017

    The Cloudhopper operation were exposed in 2017, being a systematic hacking operation with an extensive web of global victims over many years. Listen to the insights from one of the many forensic investigations, and learn once again that no-one can be truly trusted, not even the large international well-known vendors – when it comes to being in the spotlight of an attack – and potential coverup operation.