CEO, Cyber Ranges, Cyprus
Almerindo Graziano has over 25 years of experience in information and cyber security, ranging from developing one of the first university master programmes in the UK in 2005 up to security consultancy and strategic advisory for private and government organizations across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. He is the CEO of Silensec, a multinational information security technology and consulting firm and the Global Chairman of HLB Digital, a brand of HLB International where he leads the development of HLB cybersecurity and digital services globally. He is a cyber security expert for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) where, since 2014, he has contributed to the delivery of Cyber Drills and workshops for national CERTs and governments around the world, including the 2020 and 2021 World Cyber Drill where he was the technical coordinator for the live fire simulation scenarios. He has lead threat emulation cyber exercises in the financial sector, at national and regional level worldwide, and consulted government on large-scale capacity building and cyber resilience programmes. He is the co-founder of CYBER RANGES, a next-generation cyber range platform and he is also the Chair of the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO) Work Group 5 on EDUCATION, TRAINING, AWARENESS, CYBER RANGES.