Christian Karam

Chief Information Security Officer, UBS

Prior to joining UBS, Mr Karam was the head of the cyber research laboratory and the lead cyber threat researcher at INTERPOL. Mr Karam developed the activities in the fields of global cyber threat research, future trends analysis, cyber intelligence and R&D within the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). Prior to joining INTERPOL, Mr Karam was an independent security researcher, penetration tester, and security consultant for several private sector firms.

Mr Karam’s subjects of interest and expertise are threat intelligence, threat research, cybercrime, darknets and underground economy. Mr Karam researches also Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies for potential future threats and abuse around money laundering and criminal activities.

Mr Karam is a member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Experts Group, a member of the BlackHat Review Board and an accomplished public speaker covering highly rated security conferences, governmental events and think tank forums.