Chair of the Conference

Nige Jones is currently Principal Lecturer in cybercrime and electronic evidence at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. He has been dealing with these subjects since 1986 when as a police officer he dealt with a major fraud involving computers and there were no rules or guidance how to deal with the evidence emanating from them. Since then he has been involved in developing good practic...

PARLIAMENTARY ACTIVITIES At the parliamentary elections of 27 May 2001 he was elected Member of the House of Representatives standing as a DISY candidate in Nicosia and was re-elected at the parliamentary elections of 21 May 2006 and again on the 22nd May 2011.  He was chairman of the House Standing Committee on Legal Affairs and a member of the House Standing Committee on Internal Affairs from J...

The Executive Director of CEPOL, Mr. Detlef Schröder was appointed in this position on 16 February 2018. Before, he has was Acting Executive Director from 1 September 2017 and Deputy Director of CEPOL since August 2009. He is responsible for the overall management of the Agency and the implementation of its Annual Work Programme. Prior to joining CEPOL, he was a Senior lecturer at the German Po...

Francesco Albore, currently Head of Unit of the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) Unit B.5, firstly joined OLAF in 2005 as Seconded National Expert, in his capacity of high official of Carabinieri. He was detached to Brussels following the operational experiences gained  in the Carabinieri Command for Agriculture and Alimentary Polices, the national specialised investigative body competent for det...

Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas heads the New York (NY) Special Operations/Cyber Division. He previously served as Legal Attache, Athens; Joint Terrorism Task Force Supervisor; Section Chief, Strategic Operations Section-Counterterrorism Division; Chief of Staff to the Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch. He previously served as a Police Officer in NY City and receive...

Jarek completed his studies in five countries and holds two MSc degrees in Economics and Computer Forensics. He is originally from Czech Republic and has worked as an analyst for the past 15 years, working for AOL in Ireland before joining An Garda Siochana (The Irish National Police).  He contributed to the investigation of a number of serious crimes including murders, sexual abuse, drug traffick...

Captain Antonio Romano is an Officer of the Italian military Police Force Guardia di Finanza. He is also an Electronics Engineer and a former ICT consultant for the railways and aerospace sectors. He has worked for many years in a Special Department of Guardia di Finanza (Nucleo Speciale Frodi Tecnologiche – Cyberfraud Special Department) where he became an expert in the field of Digital Forensi...

Peter Zinn is an independent specialist and speaker on cybercrime. He energetically bridges the gap between ICT security specialists and decision makers. Peter has a degree in software engineering, had worked for private industry, and has been strategic advisor for the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Dutch Police for 10 years. An acclaimed speaker, Peter combines content with showmanship. ...

Mr. Vandermeer chairs the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG), where Law Enforcement Agencies and Academic members prioritise and develop course package in cooperation with Europol and CEPOL, in the area of cybercrime training, education and capacity building. Yves worked 20 years as police officer for the Belgian Judicial Police on computer forensics and computer crime inve...

Fred-Mario Silberbach is head of a cybercrime investigation unit with the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt – BKA) since 2016. Having graduated in Public Administration in 1991 in Wiesbaden he worked in the Counter-Terrorism Division and as investigator in the Serious Crime Division of the BKA especially in the fields of illegal trafficking with drugs, weapons, false money...

Ms. Mariana Chicu is a Project Manager at the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), which was established in 2014 in response to the need for enhanced capacity-building on cybercrime worldwide. C-PROC implements a number of projects aiming at strengthening capacities of the criminal justice authorities in fighting cybercrime and in dealing with electronic evidence, coverin...

Silvia Smadova took up  the role of  Cybercrime Portfolio Manager at CEPOL in 2016. She is responsible for training activities for law enforcement officers in area of cybercrime.  Previously she worked in the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol. As a member of  Strategy & Development team, she was responsible for training coordination.   She studied in Slovakia and Germany and holds Master’s Deg...

Angelina is a member of the Task Force Security Union Secretariat in DG Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission. As such she provides policy advice and coordinates the activities of the Task Force in the field of cybersecurity and cybercrime, by linking and following the implementation of the various policy initiatives in those fields. She previously served as Member of the Legal Ser...

Andreas Iacovou joined the National Computer Security Incident Response Team as an analyst in October 2017. He holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, and a Masters degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. During his career, Andreas worked as an engineer for Apple Inc. and as a security engineer for Gemalto. As a security analyst for the National CSIRT-...

Mr. Andreas Anastasiades, Head of the Office for Combating Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Laboratory Chief Inspector Andreas Anastasiades joint the Cyprus Police in 1989 and he served to several positions like CID, Financial Crime Unit and since 2013 is the Head of the Office for Combating Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Laboratory.  He has a degree on Business Administration and he graduated f...