This year’s workshop is supported by the following experts. We are very grateful for their willingness to share their expertise in the fields of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructures.

Mr. Andreas Zinkl
Andreas Zinkl is a Graduate Student in „Applied Research in Engineering Sciences“ at the OTH Regensburg. He won the „Broken W3B Challenge 2.0“ in November 2018, a nationwide hacking competition taking place in Cologne, Germany. As an ethical hacker (“white hat”), he will share his expertise on hacking and IT security with our participants.

Mr. Marian Corbe, KPMG*
Mr. Corbe is a consultant in the area of cyber securtiy currently working for KPMG. He is specialized on the protection of critical infrastructures and mainly focuses on organizational and societal aspects of information security. Before joining KPMG, Mr. Corbe worked at the NATO Civil-Military Centre of Excellence to the topic of hybrid threats in context of the current state of the NATO Strategic Direction East in terms of security policy. He is editor of the scientific anthology “A Civil-Military Response to Hybrid Threats” which was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2018.

Mr. Nikolas Ott, OSCE
Nikolas Ott is a Project Manager in the cyber/ICT security team within the Transnational Threats Department of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He previously worked at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCoE), the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Hertie School of Governance. He is an alumnus of the Mercator Fellowship of International Affairs and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He holds a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) and B.A. in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin. You can follow Nikolas Ott on Twitter to learn more about his interesting work.

Dr. Jan Voracek
Dr. Jan Voracek has received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Brno Technical University, Czech Republic in 1985 and 1992, all in Technical Cybernetics. Currently he is working as an associate professor in the Department of Technical Studies, College of Polytechnics, Jihlava, CZ. His special fields of interest include computer simulation of complex socio-technical systems and knowledge management.


Prof. Dr. Izabela Oleksiewicz
Dr. Izabela Oleksiewicz works at the Faculty of Management of the Rzeszów University of Technology in Poland. Since 2016, she is Chief of the Department of Security Science and her field of expertise combines legal and political perspectives. The primary issue of her scholarly research is the validity and effectiveness of legal norms in the field of cyber policy of the EU and the scope of protective functions which cybersecurity should realize.

*Please note that KPMG is not sponsoring the workshop in any way.