Cyber Crime 2014 Tallinn

CyberCrime Conference 2014

Keynote Speakers

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Photo of Heli Tiirmaa-KlaarMrs. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar is currently the Head of Cyber Policy Coordination at the European External Action Service. She has been working on cyber security issues since 2007 when she led an interdepartmental working group to develop the Estonian Cyber Security Strategy. In 2008-2010 she coordinated the implementation of the Estonian strategy, managed the National Cyber Security Council and led the development of Estonia’s Critical Information Infrastructure Protection system as well as public-private partnerships for cyber security.

In 2011-2012, she was assigned to the NATO International Staff to develop the new NATO Cyber Defence Policy. In her earlier career, she has held various managerial positions at the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Tallinn University since 1995.
She has academic background in Political Science, Sociology and International Relations. She has studied as a Fulbright Fellow at the George Washington University in Washington D.C., has obtained her M.A. degree from the Central European University and is enrolled in a PhD programme at the Helsinki University.

Ann Mennens

Photo of Ann MennensMrs. Ann Mennens is the Manager of the Belgian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education (B-CCENTRE), Belgium’s central coordination and collaboration platform in the fight against cybercrime. She coordinates the activities of several academic research groups, public sector bodies and businesses in Belgium dealing with cybercrime. She initiates, supports and manages interdisciplinary research on cybercrime and cyber security, the development and teaching of basic and advanced cybercrime trainings. She is active in setting up and creating awareness raising initiatives related to safe online experiences, both for businesses and organisations, as well as the general public. She is representing the B-CCENTRE in conferences and working groups in Belgium and the EU.

For over 20 years, she has led various projects in the field of Justice and Security, involving governmental and other actors from the EU Member States and beyond. The fight against crime and cooperation between judicial authorities and law enforcement in the EU, have been at the core of the projects under her management. She has a track record of creating networks and systems for cooperation, information exchange and dissemination and of organising training programmes for several target groups, in particular Police and Judiciary.

Cheryl Baker

Cheryl Baker is Head of the Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation. She has led the Centre since its establishment in 2007, overseeing its growth as a European focal point for the development of cybercrime training and education resources for the law enforcement community. During that period, Cheryl has managed several EC funded projects; assisted in cybercrime curriculum development, and advised on training design and delivery. Cheryl has also contributed to several EC reports on the development of cybercrime education.

In her capacity as Head of Unit, Cheryl holds the position of Special Advisor to the European Cybercrime Training & Education Group (ECTEG) based in Europol, and is on the Advisory Board of the EC funded ECOSSIAN project. From 2010 to 2013, Cheryl led the EC funded 2CENTRE project; which used the Centre at UCD as a model framework for a network of Cybercrime Centres of Excellence throughout Europe.

Cheryl is currently managing the FREETOOL project - a transnational community of developers working on free forensic tools for digital investigators.

Since 2008, Cheryl has successfully applied for, and secured, over €6 million in EC project funds for the Centre.

Cheryl holds a Master’s Degree in Management; Bachelors in Education and a post-graduate qualification in IT.