Cyber Security Specialist
Dr. Ýmir Vigfússon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University in Atlanta (USA) as well as at Reykjavik University. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and worked as a post-doctoral researcher for IBM Research in Israel in 2009-2011. He conducts research on data, networks and security. He teaches his students the art of hacking – because only those who understand how to go on the attack can adequately protect themselves against cyber attacks. Vigfússon is a Co-founder and the Chief Science Officer of Syndis; a company specialising in information security.