Forensics in a digital world

Subject: Forensics in a digital world
Date: 18 February 2020
Venue: Nicosia, Cyprus
Outline: Seminar Outline
Registration Form: Seminar Registration Form
Details: Learn the basics of auditing at the new internal auditor level. This course provides an overview of the life cycle of an audit from a new internal auditor’s perspective while examining the internal control environment and audit governance.
During this course, you will participate in interactive activities and real-life scenarios. Be prepared to walk away with best practices and key take aways you can apply to your organization and its internal audit function.
This course is designed for internal auditors with 1-3years’ experience who want to learn the concepts, tools, and techniques to enhance the ireffectiveness and grow within the profession.


About this course

Forensics in a digital world

The presentation will explore the current state of forensic investigations in Cyprus and the
challenges faced by forensic examiners in a digital world. The practicalities of planning and
executing a forensic investigation and the use of technology and experts will be the main
focus of the presentation. Practical examples will be presented, showing how data and
analytics can be used to provide insights to the forensic examiner and support the
examination process. Current themes affecting forensic investigations will also be touched
upon, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Investigation support: Malware Analysis and Intrusion Detection Techniques

The presentation is in two sections. The first half will inform the audience on the work required
of experts to support a forensic investigation. It will explain the need and the process of
malware analysis and investigation, making use of examples and demos. It will also provide
tips on identifying signs of malware infection and indications that you need to call an expert.

The second half will cover the areas of Threat Hunting, as part of Incident Detection &
Response. Threat Hunting is a hot topic at the moment. Going beyond traditional incident
detection techniques, Treat Hunting calls for the cyber security analyst to actively look for
signs of malicious activity within enterprise networks, without prior knowledge of those signs.
How do we go about detecting the needle in a haystack when we don’t always know how the
needle looks like? This presentation aims to introduce you to the cyber defender’s mindset
and methodology for incident detection and response.

Nicholas Roussos

Nicholas spent 16 years at PwC Cyprus, serving as Senior Manager in Advisory, before joining Hellenic
Bank as a Program Manager in the Technology Division. He started his career from Audit in the financial
services sector and then, leveraging his IT background, he joined Advisory and specialized on Data
Assurance, Computer-Assisted Audit Techniques, IT General Control reviews and Forensics (including
Forensic Technology Solutions, Corporate Intelligence and investigations). He is dealing with forensics, as
well as data-related and regulatory projects, with focus on AML. He holds BSc and MSC degrees in I.T., and
is a Chartered Accountant (FCA), member of the ICAEW and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of
Cyprus. He is also a member of ACFE and the Cyprus ACFE chapter.

Eleni Philippou

Eleni is a cybersecurity consultant, member of the PwC Cybersecurity and Privacy team. She has
professional experience and technical expertise in Operational Security, Threat Hunting and Incident
Detection and Response. She has delivered a number of projects in various industries, helping
organisations identify & bridge gaps between their infrastructures and operations and industry best practice.
She has worked as a Security Operations Analyst in the Bank of England Security Operations Centre
(SOC), supporting the development of the SOC’s cyber-attack detection and response capability through
data science, statistical and machine learning techniques. Eleni has conducted extensive threat-intelligence
research to formulate detection strategies for various attacker Tactics, Techniques and Procedures, and has
extensively contributed to threat intelligence and incident sharing initiatives between central banks across
the world. In her capacity as an endpoint detection & response specialist, Eleni has delivered numerous
presentations to the ECB, Fed and various other Central Banks of the EU area.

Renos Nikolaou

Renos is a cybersecurity consultant, member of the PwC Cybersecurity and Privacy team, and he is a
subject matter expert on Red Teaming and Information Security Risk Management. Renos has professional
and technical expertise in cybersecurity and excellent working knowledge of network infrastructures. He has
been engaged as a key specialist for a number of projects, across many industry sectors in Cyprus. Work
performed so far includes authorized penetration tests, red-team assessments, client-side attacks, forensic
and malware investigations, technical security configuration reviews (e.g. firewall rule base reviews,
operating system and application reviews against security baselines) and infrastructure design reviews.

He has also been involved in security implementation projects, aiming at improved risk management through redesigning security architecture and implementing hardened configurations.

Those scale projects