SEMAFOR is the perfect place to understand current threats and interesting cyber security case studies. As a well established event, it provides a unique opportunity to gain new experience and to build and maintain relationships in the IT security and audit community. This year's conference will be held on 27-28 May 2021. For the first time we shall be hosting it entirely online, but it will remain a proven forum for knowledge sharing and a fully interactive event.

At this year's conference, we shall discuss the latest solutions and how they improve security on the one hand, and potential vulnerabilities on the other. We will also touch upon Zero Trust technology, cloud security, as well as security in a new hybrid work environment that has become the new normal in most companies. We shall also pay a lot of attention to trends that are just beginning to gain traction, but could soon become game changers. Participants will learn all this from the top #cybersecurity experts from Poland and abroad.

The 2020 conference hosted more than 500 delegates who could choose among 50 lectures and 4 topic tracks, with their presence possible either online or in-person. This year we are not slowing down! We shall put the pedal to the metal instead!


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Days to SEMAFOR 2021

The past year has been a great challenge for all of us, and the area of cyber security has become one of the key elements in ensuring business continuity and survival of many modern enterprises. The scale of cyber attacks has become exponentially larger in the "new reality" that we all have experienced. Cybercriminals use innovative techniques and tools to pursue their aims and to threaten businesses. And how should you deal with those threats these days? What technologies should you choose to secure yourself and your business?

Video report from 2020

Conference topics

The theme of the conference is "Cyber Security in the New Reality." The conference will be divided into 4 topic tracks:

IT Audit:

  • Auditor development, tools, skills, certifications: new market challenges
  • Conducting audits: obstacles, risks, pitfalls, difficult customers
  • Cyber security audit, business continuity
  • Audit: different aspects in different layers of architecture models: organization, people, processes, technology, how to get evidence and combine data into results
  • Board-level IT audit
  • Audit in DevOps projects
  • Audit of cloud and hybrid solutions
  • Audit of cryptographic solutions
  • Legal aspects of auditing of trans-regional cloud solutions (US-EU-APAC)
  • Auditing emergent sectors (autonomous systems, blockchain, Fintech...)

Cybersecurity, Hacking i Forensic:

  • IoT/ICS: more devices and more attack vectors as IoT devices gain traction in daily life
  • Autonomous devices and their security
  • Supply chain security: the growing importance of solutions
  • Phishing automation: using bots, machines etc.
  • How to keep up with the volatility of cyber attacks: interesting incidents
  • Open source intelligence with presentation of tools
  • Securing distributed data: how to cope with the new data processing model
  • Cyber attacks: a pentester case study
  • End-to-end encryption: challenges and dangers
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Hardware backdoors: how to detect and manage risk
  • Embedding security into the CI/CD process

Safety managanent:

  • Zero trust is a technology, a methodology, or maybe a mindset (Mesh VPN solutions, Secure Access Service Edge)
  • Cloud Security: are we learning to use the cloud safely
  • The future of IT security: how to secure the new reality
  • Business resilience as the next level of maturity of business continuity
  • Preventing Insider Threats
  • Securing remote workers: one of security departments' top challenges for 2021
  • Protecting mobile devices: key challenges in this year
  • How to manage cybersecurity in social networks
  • European Union Network and Information Systems (NIS): what are the cybersecurity changes that the European Commission propose?
  • Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act: what will the new legal changes bring?

Technology and innovation:

  • Security of 5G services
  • Deepfake: how it can serve cybercriminals
  • Cloud service automation (security services and threat response)
  • Artificial intelligence: development perspectives and ethics
  • Encryption: innovations that could change the algorithms used today
  • Autonomous businesses: companies managed by machines: security aspects
  • Neuromorphic computing, DNA storage, quantum computing, technological biohacking: how future technologies will affect our lives and security


Participation in the Semafor 2021 conference is
13 CPE points for certificates: CISSP/ CISA/ CISM/ CRISC/ CGEIT

Keynote speakers:

dr Eric Cole

Founder & CEO, Secure Anchor Consulting

Bruno Horta Soares

CISA®, CGEIT®, CRISC™, PMP®, Founder & Senior Advisor, GOVaaS

Omar Khawaja

Chief Information Security Officer, Highmark Health

William B. Nelson

Chair & CEO, Global Resilience Federation

Marc Taverner

Executive Director, INATBA - International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application

Kash Valji

Director of Consulting Systems Engineering, Fortinet


Jan Anisimowicz

Director Audit, Risk & Compliance, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Michał Bentkowski

Dominik Bieszczad

Technical Solutions Architect, Duo Security at Cisco

Jacek Bochenek

Cloud and Security Team Leader, ITEO

Andrzej Brągiel,

Chief Specialist in the Cybersecurity Analysis Team, Ministry of Justice

Anna Chałupska,

Cybersecurity auditor, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Bartosz Chmielewski,

Member, ISSA Polska

Cezar Cichocki,

Head of Competence Center, OpenBIZ

Wojciech Ciemski,

Trainer and specialist, Eksperckie Centrum Szkolenia Cyberbezpieczeństwa

Jakub Dysarz

Naczelnik wydziału, KPRM, Ekspert narodowy delegowany do Komisji Europejskiej

dr Piotr Dzwonkowski

CISA, CISM, CRISC, ISACA Warsaw Chapter, ISSA Polska

Jacek Grymuza,

Board Member, (ISC)² Poland Chapter

Tomasz Janczewski

Security Architect

Tomasz Jedynak

Cybersecurity Sales Manager, Cisco

Adrian Kapczyński

1753c – Stowarzyszenie na rzecz cyberbezpieczeństwa

Joanna Karczewska,

IS Auditor, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Robert Kośla

Dyrektor Departamentu Cyberbezpieczeństwa, Kancelaria Prezesa Rady Ministrów

Sebastian Krystyniecki

Systems Engineering Manager, Fortinet

Marcin Krzemieniewski

Manager Zespołu Bezpieczeństwa, NTT

Paweł Kulpa,

Cybersecurity Architect, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Zbigniew Kupisz-Andrzejewski,

Audit Consultant (CISA, CRISC), ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Michał Łoniewski,

Head of Department for Development of Technical Services and Research Methods Department of Innovation and Development, Technical Inspection Authority

Artur Marek Maciąg,

Analyst, Inicjatywa Kultury Bezpieczeństwa

Krzysztof Maderak

Kierownik Zespołu Cyberbezpieczeństwa Rynku Finansowego w Departamencie Cyberbezpieczeństwa, Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego

Marcin Marciniak

Manager, Implementation Expert, EY Business Consulting, Cyber Security Implementations

Małgorzata Michniewicz

Member of the Audit Committee, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Barbara Nerć-Szymańska,

President, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Jakub Plusczok

17 53c – Stowarzyszenie na rzecz cyberbezpieczeństwa

Krzysztof Radecki,

CGAP® Internal Auditor, DPO (Data Protection Officer), ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Anna Słodczyk,

CRISC, EITCA/IS, ISO/IEC 27001 Auditor, Risk Manager

Tomasz Stachlewski

CEE Senior Solutions Architecture Manager, Amazon Web Services

dr inż. Mariusz Stawowski

Senior Member, ISSA Polska

Jan Szajda

CEO/Współwłaściciel, IDENTT

Krzysztof Szmigielski,

Head of IT Section, Wolski Hospital in Warsaw

Ireneusz Tarnowski,

Cybersecurity Expert, Santander Bank Polska

Marek Ujejski

CISM, CPDSE, COIG S.A. – Grupa Kapitałowa WASKO

Piotr Zarzycki,

Cybersecurity Expert, mBank

Artur Zięba-Kozarzewski,

Cybersecurity Architect, ISSA Polska

Programme committee SEMAFOR 2021:

Mariusz Belka

Prezes, ISSA Polska

Tomasz Brożek

Wiceprezes,, (ISC)2 Poland Chapter

Łukasz Bydłosz

Wiceprezes Isaca Katowice Chapter, ISACA Katowice Chapter

Grzegorz Cenkier

Członek Zarządu, ISSA Polska

Jerzy Piotr Duczyński

Wiceprezes, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Bartłomiej Dyrga

Board Member, ISACA Katowice Chapter

Julia Juraszek

Dyrektor, ISSA Polska

Marcin Marciniak

Inżynier systemów bezpieczeństwa

Adam Mizerski

Wiceprezes, ISACA Katowice Chapter

Barbara Nerć-Szymańska

Prezes, ISACA Warsaw Chapter

Katarzyna Rusa-Mikurenda

-, ISSA Polska

Magdalena Szczodrońska

Dyrektor działu konferencji, Computerworld

Filip Walicki

Project Manager CEE, Events Department, Computerworld

Wanda Żółcińska

Redaktor Naczelna, Computerworld


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