The focus of the 13. event will be again on attacks against large companies, organisations and nations.

This event edition will focus on two topics:
APT and Blockchain security and privacy issues.

  • An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a network attack in which an unauthorized person gains access to a network and stays there undetected for a long period of time.
    The intention of an APT attack is to steal data rather than to cause damage to the network or organization. APT attacks target organizations in sectors with high-value information, such as national defense, manufacturing and the financial industry.
  • Blockchain is an – supposedly – incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.
    What are Blockchain security and privacy issues and limitations and possible attack scenarios though?

Feedback from attendees

"I have never seen such a large concentration of excellent presentations; and exciting selection of subjects."
(Thomas Schwyzer, Executive Director Security, UBS)

"Not only the speakers play in the top league but also among the audience you find outstanding experts from large Swiss corporations and organisations."
(Dr. Serge Droz, Vice President, SWITCH)

"As a presenter, I was impressed by the caliber of the attendees and the depth of the discussions throughout the day."
(Dr. Robert Griffin, Chief Security Architect, RSA)

Who should attend

  • Compliance, governance, risk managers from large organizations
  • CISO, CIO, COO, CTO office
  • Government advisors & experts
  • IT infrastructure & operations experts
  • IT security & investigations managers

Event Location Last event

This event is organized by:

Au Premier

Bahnhofplatz 15,
8001 Zürich


  • Workshop: Blockchain security and privacy issues
    presented by Dr. Lukas Ruf, Consecom & ETH Zürich

    In this workshop the Blockchain a – supposedly – incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions will be examined on security and privacy issues. Also, the main Blockchain application - Crypto Currencies – like Bitcoin and Ethereum - will be looked at.

  • APT - Solutions

    Various vendors will explain their products and approaches.

  • Blockchain Applications and Security
    presented by Karl Wuest, ETH Zürich

    This talk will explore questions and current research related to use cases and applications of blockchain technology.

    Do you need a Blockchain? What security guarantees can a blockchain give us?

    How can Smart Contracts receive information about the real world?

  • Deception 2.0
    presented by Ram Varadarajan, Acalvio

    "Traditional network and endpoint prevention technologies offer too little, too late. Big data security analytics solutions require too many resources and generate too many false positives.

    Deception 2.0 helps you quickly and accurately detect true positive security events inside your network. Engage and delay attackers from valuable production assets. Use path analysis to profile them and prioritize hunting and proactive remediation efforts." - Acalvio

  • Exhibition & Networking
    • Acalvio
    • Consecom
    • ETH Zürich
    • Various APT vendors
    • ...



Dr. Lukas Ruf

Dr. Lukas Ruf is founder and CEO of Consecom AG.

Consecom is specialized in Strategic ICT Security Consulting, and offers support by concept (design), implementation and review (security testing, reviewing and auditing) services.

Lukas completed his master and Ph.D. studies the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in electrical engineering.

For more than two decades, he has been working as a consultant, architect and auditor in the areas of governance and organization, processes, and technology.

Among others, he is a well-known specialist for end-to-end security, identity and access management as well as information security management.

Ralf Haller

Ralf Haller's 20 year IT career has spanned various marketing and business development roles, based on his training as an electrical engineer and masters in Telecommunication Systems (Karlsruhe Technology Institute).

His career started while at university, when he took an assistant role in the USA. Later, he excelled as an IT project manager for large key account clients at CompuNet in Munich and also worked in Hong Kong supporting the Asian region.

This prompted his move to Silicon Valley where he lived for many years, working as a Product Manager for successful startups building datacommunication equipment.

Since 2001, Ralf provides product marketing support and has organised specialist IT events in Switzerland that explore current IT trends and introduce the Swiss market to new and pioneering technologies from Silicon Valley.

Owing to his strong links with Silicon Valley, the Swiss cantons rely on him as a valued advisor for fresh and exciting startup activities emerging from there.

Ralf is also the organizer of international high-tech, innovation, entrepreneurship and business events in Switzerland, among them:

He is also founder of the first High-Tech Connect Suisse association encouraging high-tech business development.

Ralf teaches at the Swiss-American university in Lugano the course Global Innovation Ecosystems.

In his free time he loves spending high-quality time with his family, and doing fitness sports and intelligence training to keep fit physically and mentally. He is eager and open to always try out new things.

Karl Wuest

Karl is currently a research assistant and PhD Student in the System Security Group at ETH Zurich.

He holds a Masters Degree from ETH Zurich in Computer Science with a focus on Information Security.

His main research interest is blockchain technology, with a focus on security and privacy.

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