LtCol. (Ret.) Robert Kosla
Future Forces Forum
Director Public Safety
Microsoft Central and Estern Europe HQ
Cloud Security Advantage
Cyber Threat intelligence and Information Protection - Workshop Moderator
Robert is Microsoft’s Regional Director responsible for Public Safety, National Security and Defense across Central and Eastern Europe working with national, NATO and EU information security bodies, law enforcement agencies and military structures. Before joining Microsoft in July 2008, Robert served over 20 years in Polish Armed Forces and the Polish Government agencies responsible for Cryptography, Information Security and Cyber Defense. Retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the Information Assurance Department (DBTI) of the National Internal Security Agency (ABW) in Poland, where he has held the position of Deputy Director for ten years. He was responsible for development, implementation, evaluation and accreditation of governmental classified information systems and networks – national as well as EU and NATO. He created the National Information Security Authority in Poland, fully compliant with NATO Security Policy, directives and guidelines.
He was a national representative to NATO Information Security Sub-Committee and its substructure (e.g. Common Criteria Ad Hoc Working Group and Interconnection of Networks Ad Hoc Working Group), NATO Cyber Defense Workshops and a member of NATO PKI Advisory Cell. Robert was an active member of EU Council Security Committee (INFOSEC), responsible for IT security directives and guidelines development for EU Members and bodies.