Neil “Armstrong once said “Research is creating new knowledge."
In cyber security, we are often taken aback by the speed of change, and the ingenuity of today’s hackers. Research is our bulwark against this never-ending sea of cyber risks.
Join our expert panel as they discuss what it's like to conduct research in cybersecurity, investigating tomorrow's threats.
Director, Threat Intelligence & Research,
Check Point Software Technologies
Maya Horowitz is the Director of Threat Intelligence and Research at Check Point Software Technologies. Maya is responsible for leading the intelligence and research efforts while leveraging her team’s analysis into threat prevention products. Since Maya joined Check Point over 4 years ago, she has successfully discovered and exposed new cyber threat campaigns. Maya’s extensive background in information security has enabled her to effectively utilize her research and continuously improve Check Point’s threat prevention products. She has unveiled malicious threat actors and operations to the public, mitigating the outcomes of their attacks. Prior to Check Point, Maya served 10 years as an officer in the intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and biology (psycho neuro immunology) from Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Masarah Paquet-Clouston is a PhD candidate in criminology, a security researcher at GoSecure and a collaborator of the Stratosphere IPS project. She is also part of the outreach committee for the NorthSec organization. With her background in economics, criminology, and now cybersecurity, she specializes in the study of crime and technology. She presented at various international conferences including Black Hat USA, DefCon, RSA, CERT-EU, Sector, NorthSec, and Virus Bulletin.
Head of Engineering,
Office of the CTO, Check Point Software Technologies
Robert Falzon is currently the Head of Engineering within the office of the CTO for Check Point Software Technologies Inc., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. His background includes over 20 years of experience in large-scale network security architecture, design, and deployment projects for government and business organizations spanning the globe. Currently leading a large team of the most talented cyber security engineers in the industry, Robert and his team are responsible for educating the market on the latest cyber security trends.
Other past responsibilities have included operational, management, and developmental duties for major accounts within EDS Canada's network security team, and lead engineer for many major European Telco accounts with Alcatel in Paris France. While with Alcatel, Robert worked to assist those accounts in moving to emerging voice technologies while maintaining a focus on security.
After obtaining his CISSP certification, Robert went on to provide security process and audit/penetration testing training to major financial and energy customers within Europe and the Middle East, in addition to providing audit and penetration testing and consulting services to customers worldwide.