Virtual Summit, 5th October 2021

9:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:05

OPENING MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Minister Ossian Smyth TD

Minister Ossian Smyth TD

Minister of State, Public Procurement and eGovernment at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

9:15

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Responding to an attack on National Critical Infrastructure

Richard Price

Richard Price

Security and Compliance Leader with the Worldwide Public Sector team at AWS

Moderator: Tim Hynes

Moderator: Tim Hynes

CIO, AIB

Ashling Cunningham

Ashling Cunningham

Chief Information Officer, Ervia

Nicola O'Connor

Nicola O'Connor

Chief Information Security and IT Risk Officer, AIB

Fran Thompson

Fran Thompson

Chief Information Officer, Health Service Executive (HSE)

10:00

FIRE SIDE CHAT:

What is the true impact of an attack? 

  • An overview of the global and local threat landscape
  • A review of the key data from the McAfee quarterly threat report 
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Raj Samani

Raj Samani

Chief Scientist, McAfee Enterprise

Eoin Carroll

Eoin Carroll

Principal Engineer, McAfee Enterprise

10:20

CYBER STRATEGY:

The current state of play for security in Ireland

  • Learnings for government and industry from recent attacks
  • What steps can be taken to strengthen mitigation and prevention
  • How to effectively stage and deliver incident response 
Richard Browne

Richard Browne

Acting Director, National Cyber Security Centre

10:40

SPOTLIGHT: 

Common Cybersecurity Myths and Misconceptions

  • Emerging Recommendations and Best Practices on improving Cybersecurity contingency and recovery
  • How to recover with confidence from a successful cyber incident
Tom Digan

Tom Digan

Cyber Resilience Director, Dell Technologies Ireland and Northern Ireland

11:00

SHORT BREAK

11:10

FIRESIDE CHAT: 

Reducing the risk of unknown attacks by implementing a prevent-first approach

    Hugh McGauran

    Hugh McGauran

    Country Manager for Ireland at Check Point

     Ian Porteous

    Ian Porteous

    Regional Director, Security Engineering UK & Ireland at Check Point

    11:30

    PANEL DISCUSSION:

    There’s no such thing as perfect protection!

    • How can we balance the gap between effective security measures and the management of risk whilst continuing to enable innovation in the business  
    • What role will cyber insurance play going forward? 
    • What can we do to continue to reduce both the costs and risks to the business? 
    • Effectively communicating cyber risk and strategy to the board and the business lines
    • Top priority and investment areas for 2022
    Justin Ralph

    Justin Ralph

    Chief Technology Officer. RCSI

    Adnan Ahmed

    Adnan Ahmed

    Head of ICT and Chief Information Security Officer, Ornua

    Paul Collins

    Paul Collins

    SVP, Regional Information Security Officer, Europe, Elavon Financial Services (EFS)

    12:00

    SPOTLIGHT:

    A view from the front line of security: how to win against the attackers

     

    • How to transform your defences
    • How we secure our own network from 6,500 cyber-attacks every day
    • The attacker perspective of a cyber attack
    • Addressing some the most common attack types seen this year
    Steve Benton

    Steve Benton

    Director Protect BT, Deputy CISO, BT Ireland

    12:20

    CYBER ATTACK CASE STUDY:

    How we responded to an attack on our systems 

    • Activating the incident response plan – a close up of what we did 
    • Working with cyber insurance partners  
    • Lessons learnt and changes made as a result  
    • Managing the challenges and risks of a hybrid cloud model 
    Richard Dunne

    Richard Dunne

    IT Security & Compliance Officer, TUDublin

    12:40

    CLOUD SECURITY & RISK:

    Safely navigating the journey to the cloud

    • The benefits and business case for cloud
    • What are the adoption and implementation challenges?
    • Managing evolving regulatory requirements
    • Introduction to the European Cloud User Coalition (ECUC) and key takeaways
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    Brian Cooke

    Brian Cooke

    Chief Information Security Officer, Permanent TSB

    1:00

    Lunch and Networking

    1:25

    CYBERQUEST SPOTLIGHT: Building a Cybersecurity skilled workforce in Ireland

    Showcasing a pioneering initiative that is at the forefront of building a Cybersecurity skilled workforce in Ireland. CyberQuest is a unique programme in Ireland that is using innovative approaches to up and cross skilling unemployed people with hands-on practical Cybersecurity skills (www.cyberquest.ie)

    John Drury

    John Drury

    Programme Manager, [email protected] Skillnet

    1:30

    PANEL DISCUSSION:

    How can we strike the balance between investment in technical defence and human factors solutions? 

    • How can we truly align People, Process and Technology?
    • What kind of training and education can help reduce human factor risk? 
    Michael Devitt

    Michael Devitt

    IT Director and CISO, William Fry

    Stuart Halford

    Stuart Halford

    Chief Information Officer, Goodbody

    Jan Carroll

    Jan Carroll

    Cyber Security Lecturer, UCD Professional

    2:10

    INTERNATIONAL FIRESIDE CHAT:

    Global trends in security business leaders need to know

    • What are the latest security trends transforming the role of the CISO
    • How can businesses effectively manage these evolving risks?
    • Ireland as a global hub for cyber security in Europe why Tik Tok opened up a security hub in Ireland
    Roland Cloutier

    Roland Cloutier

    Global Chief Security Officer (CSO), TikTok

    2:20

    Closing remarks from the chair