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Cybersecurity & cyberdefense as critical areas for promoting stability and economic growth

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 - Morning


Air Force Academy, Sintra

In-person or online

09:00 - Welcome reception of participants

09:15 - Opening speech

  • TGen. João Cartaxo Alves (Chief of Air Force Logistic Command)

  • MGen. Paulo José Reis Mateus (Commander of Air Force Academy)

  • Prof. Telmo Vieira (Managing Partner at PremiValor Consulting)

09:45 - Intervention "The importance of certification for cybersecurity and classified information"


  •   CAlm. António Gameiro Marques (General Director of the National Security Office)

10:00 - Cybersecurity on critical infrastructures

  • 10:00- EDP - Eng.º Paulo Moniz | Energy

10:15 - Banco de Portugal - Eng.º Luís Gonçalves | Banking

10:30 - SESARAM - Eng.ª Carla Carvalho | Hospitals

10:45 - ALTICE - Eng. ºJosé Alegria | Communication

11:00 - Challenges in promoting Innovation

  • Eng.º Alcino Lavrador (ALTICE LABS)

11:15 - Cybersecurity risk analysis at organizations

  • Dr. Luís Fernandes (Risk Assurance Senior Manager at PWC)

11:25 - Cybersecurity risk management

  •  Dr. Erez Braun (Vice-President of global sales at REPOSIFY)

11:35 - Coffee Break

11:50 - Cybersecurity at Goverment Institutions

  • GOV. MADEIRA - Eng.º Nuno Perry (Chief Information Security Officer - Madeira Government)

12:00 - Cybersecurity concerns at Defense (Air Force)

  • FORÇA AÉREA - Maj. André Castro (Head of Portuguese Air Force Information Technology Department)

12:10 - The need of cybersecurity at SMEs on a Digital Transformation reality

  • AERLIS - Dr. Rui Rego (President of Executive Committee)

12:20 - The cluster of National Defense and the opportunity on the cybersecurity level

  • idP Portugal - Dr. Miguel Pinto (Head of Knowledge Valorisation)

12:30 - Closing Session

  • Prof. Telmo Vieira (Managing Partner at PremiValor Consulting)

*To be confirmed


09:15 - Opening speech

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Chief of Air Force Logistic Command


Commander of Air Force Academy


Managing Partner at PremiValor Consulting


Lecturer at ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management - University of Lisbon

President of the Supervisory Board of a bank operation specially in the digital market

Mentor and Investor in Start-ups in different phases, early stage and growing stage

09:45 - Intervention "The importance of certification for cybersecurity and classified information"

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General Director of the National Security Office

Electrical and computer engineering in Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey, California;​

Director of the National Security Office, which includes, in its structure, the National Cybersecurity Center;

CIO in the Navy in 2009;

Responsible for developing and maintaining software for Portuguese Navy frigate combat systems and for modernizing and automating radio stations;

Portugal's representative with NATO bodies that are responsible for information and communication technologies;

10:00 - Cybersecurity on critical infrastructures

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Chief Security Officer at ALTICE Portugal

Chief Security Officer at Altice Portugal;

Worldwide coordinator of the CyberWatch Program at the Altice Group;

Member of European Cybercrime Center (EC3) Advisory Group on Communication Providers at EUROPOL;


Over 15 years of experience in the application of advanced software technology to cyber intelligence and cybersecurity;

Paulo Moniz.jfif

Director - Information Security and IT Risk at EDP

Director - Information Security and IT Risk at EDP - Energias de Portugal

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Head of Cybersecurity, IT Risk and Compliance at Banco de Portugal

Luis holds a PhD degree in Information and Computer Science and specializes in Nacional and International Defence Law.


In such role serves as an invited professor in several universities and executive education programmes.


As an Executive Advisor, is a member of several European Advisory Boards, and works close with executive boards focusing on Strategic and Executive Governance.


As subject matter expert works closely with European Agencies and Think Thanks. Currently serves as Head of Cybersecurity, IT Risk and Compliance at the Central Bank of Portugal.

carla carvalho.jfif

IT Director at SESARAM - Healthcare service of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

Graduated by Universidade da Madeira, she holds a master’s degree (MSc) in Computer Engineering, which she focused on the field of security and auditing of information and communications systems. 
She is also an ISO 27001 certified professional. 

At SESARAM since December 2019, she manages both IT and telecommunications areas.

11:00 - Challenges in promoting Innovation


General Manager at ALTICE LABS

General Director of Altice Labs, Innovation and Technological Development Centre of the Altice Group.

Led important projects in Africa and Brazil, supporting the internationalisation of Portugal Telecom and PT Inovação

Holds positions in several institutions related to innovation and ICT

11:15 - Cybersecurity risk analysis at organizations

Luís fernandes.jfif

Risk Assurance Senior Manager - PwC Portugal

10 years of experience in audit and advisory in information systems, processes and risks & controls.

Degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from Instituto Superior Técnico and actually is attending Advanced Development Program from Nova School of Business & Economics.

ITIL v3 Foundation (Certification Number 12486-735602) and member of ISACA - Information Systems Audit and Control Association (member ID 806934). 

Extensive and relevant experience in IT processes, IT audit, Third-Party Assurance, Cybersecurity, risk management, business continuity, data assurance and transformation processes.

Over the last years, Luis has been working and developing his practice within several industries (e.g. Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Telco’s) with focus on helping clients implementing and being in compliance with several frameworks and external regulations like ITIL, Cobit, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, NIST CSF, EBA Guidelines (ICT & security risk management; outsourcing arrangements), ESMA Guidelines (Cloud Outsourcing Guidelines).

11:25 - Cybersecurity risk management

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Vice-President of Global Sales at REPOSIFY

As Vice President of global sales at Reposify, Erez Braun is responsible for the company’s direct and indirect sales efforts, strategic partnerships, and business development strategies. 

Prior to joining Reposify, Erez served as Sales Director, EMEA at Cynet, a cybersecurity company and Country Manager of CA, developing regional markets.


Before that, he held various positions in cybersecurity and other B2B SaaS companies, including sales, and business development services. 

Erez brings over 30 years of experience in sales and cybersecurity.

11:50 - Cybersecurity at Government Institutions


Chief Information Security Officer – Madeira Government (Regional Secretariat for Finance)

Representative of Madeira Government - Superior Council for Cyberspace Security (Presidency of the Council of Ministers).

Auditor of the National Defense Course - National Defense Institute

Member of the board - Competitive Intelligence and Information Warfare Association

PG Competitive Intelligence and Information Warfare - Military Academy

Lic. Computer Science and Business Management - ISCTE-IUL


29 years of public service

12:00 - Cybersecurity concerns at Defense (Air Force)

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Head of Portuguese Air Force Information Technology Department

André Castro began his assignment in the CIS Directorate of the Air Force  in February 2018 as the Cyber Defense Chief.


Before this assignment he was stationed in the Air Force Academy as CIS Chief and previously in the Combined Air Operations Centre 10 (CAOC10) for 11 years as the INFOSYS and INFOSEC Officer for NATO Networks.


Previously, he was the senior systems administrator for the Military and Technical Centre Network in Ota (CFMTFA) for three years.

He has a Masters from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Computer Science.

12:10 - The need of cybersecurity at SMEs on a Digital Transformation reality

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President of Executive Committee at AERLIS

Rui Jorge Rego is a Lawyer, graduated in Law from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa in 1998.

Attended a postgraduate at Estudos Europeus na Universidade de Lisboa and currently attends a postgraduate in management at Iseg, Lisbon School of economics.

He always congregate the practice of law with and entrepreneurship.

He was a partner in two companies in the restoration sector moving on to the leadership of the sports area, where he was responsible for a Futsal team and later National Director of the Special Olympics Portugal program.

Since August 2019, President of the Executive Committee of AERLIS, Business Association of the Region of Lisbon

12:20 - The cluster of National Defense and the opportunity on the cybersecurity level

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 Head of Knowledge Valorisation at IdD - Portugal Defense

Miguel Pinto is Head of Knowledge Valorisation at idD Portugal Defence.


He is focused on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship as a result of the collaboration between the armed forces, companies, universities and research centres.


He worked on an engineering and product development center and has experience on communication.


His academic background is economics and management.

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