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Irish businesses have faced "huge IT security threats" in the first half of 2017

Written by Robert McHugh, on 4th Sep 2017. Posted in Technology

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Ireland’s second annual cyber security conference, Dublin Information Sec 2017, will take place this year on Wednesday November 1st 2017 in the RDS, Dublin. The event aims to highlight cyber security trends and threats facing business in Ireland and the technologies to protect against them.
Specialists in the industry will update businesses on the issues of data security, ransomware, attacks within the Internet of Things (IoT) and the human factor in data breaches, looking at these areas in the context of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A panel of experts is in place to map out the threat landscape confronting businesses and guide through best practices to reduce risk and protect systems against infections and breaches.  
Topics including machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud technology and cloud security will also be explored at the cyber security conference. The event is sponsored by eir Business and will be chaired by Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor INM.
Confirmed speakers at Dublin Information Sec 2017 include;
·   Joseph Carson, Cyber Security Strategist at Thycotic
·   Paolo Perfetti, Chief Information Technology Officer, eir
·   Bradley C. Birkenfeld, Banker and Whistleblower, author of Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy
·   Dr Jessica Barker, Cyber.uk
·   Brian Honan, Special Advisor to Europol’s Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Cyber Security Consultant
·   Rik Ferguson, Global Vice President Security Research at Trend Micro
·   Dinos Anthony Kerigan-Kyrou, co-author of NATO’s cybersecurity training programme and curriculum, member of Emerging Security Challenges Working Group based at the Partnership for Peace Consortium in Garmisch, Germany
·  Stephen Brewer, Chairman, iMob Media
·  Liz O’Neill-Craven, Head of Security Integration and Managed Services at Ward Solutions
·  Paul Hogan, Chief Technology Officer, Ward Solutions

Commenting on the event, Technology Editor at INM, Adrian Weckler said, "While 2017 set new records for cyber security issues, 2018 looks likely to be an even greater challenge. Regulatory issues such as GDPR will have a huge impact on how companies can be punished for not responding correctly to security breaches, while the gradual move to cloud applications creates new risks never before experienced by Irish organisations. Dublin Information Sec aims to help businesses and public sector bodies deal with some of those issues."
Sponsorship and Events Manager at INM, Cliona Carroll added, "Businesses have faced huge IT security threats in the first half of 2017. It is crucial that businesses of every size are prepared with the most up to date technologies and data security tools. Dublin Information Sec aims to help businesses understand current cyber security threats. We are very pleased to welcome eir Business, a Cisco Gold Partner, once again this year as sponsor for the second annual event."

Source: www.businessworld.ie 

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