Future Proofing Our Security Needs Of Tomorrow

The Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 – GDPR –  Implementation of AI In to Businesses

A one-day conference

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Date: 1st March 2018

Data and cyber security are becoming increasingly vital in our day to day operations. The need to be aware, prepared and equipped for an attack is now part of our day to day operations. Cyber security is on the national agenda as Governments and businesses realise the devastation that can be caused by a major hack. The attack surface is expanding rapidly. Criminals’ intent on doing damage through devices, connected cars and critical infrastructure including power stations is ever increasing.

CMG events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the Early Bird Rate of €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised.

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The cost of a breach can be huge, often reaching millions of Euro and not to mention the reputational damage. These costs begin to surge as soon as an event happens: Companies affected by cyber-attacks in the past have seen their stock price drop immediately and significantly after the attack.

Cyber-attacks can hit any industry or location. Two thirds of businesses have experienced a cyber-attack during the past year.  Worryingly, surveys have found that only half of all firms have taken any recommended actions to identify and address vulnerabilities.

At a time when a breach is an increasing threat, those in charge of cyber security are faced with a challenging task: They must defend their organisation from a constant barrage of attackers at the same time remaining one step ahead of criminals. This conference aims to address how to be that one step ahead and prepare your organisation for inevitable threats.

This event will be of real interest to all cyber and data security specialists in organisations such as banks, retail, IT specialists, insurance, government bodies, semi state agencies, local authorities, consultants, regulators, universities, specialist cyber security suppliers and manufacturers to the sector to name just a few.

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Chairperson & Opening Remarks
David Cahill, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSK, SCF, Security Strategy and Architecture Manager, AIB

  • Security automation at scale e.g. Threat Intel Platforms, Robotic Process Automation, orchestration – in essence getting threat intel actioned in minutes, VM & patching fully automated to under 30 days, etc.
  • Proactive cybersecurity, moving away from pen test and using automation with confirmed results to identify and prioritise team actions.
  • Awareness training: Maintaining staff engagement and interest in cybersecurity messages

2018 Outlook – what’s driving security agendas?
Speaker: Mathieu Gorge, CEO, Vigitrust

  • Initial Coin Offerings for Security Solutions Providers – the time is now
  • Building a Culture of Security Awareness
  • Cybersecurity & Brexit – What you need to know!

Cybercrime in Ireland: Latest developments – The Criminal Justice Act 2017
Speaker: TJ McIntyre, Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland and consultant, FP Logue Solicitors

  • The Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 – finally a dedicated cybercrime law, but how far does it go?
  • Online harassment and revenge pornography – is current law fit for purpose, and when can we expect new legislation?
  • Is mandatory reporting of cybercrime still constitutional? The impact of Sweeney v. Ireland.
  • The new Garda Cybercrime Bureau – do Irish police have adequate resources and powers to tackle cybercrime?

Cyber Risks Decision Making & Exploring the weakest links in your security systems
Speaker: Paul Maher, Rits Information Security

  • Zero trust networking – never trust, always verify
  • Is your IT infrastructure fit for purpose

Still falling for Phishing in 2018? Seriously!
Speaker: Angela Madden, Rits Information Security

  • Social media and how it is used to gather intelligence before an attack
  • Targeted ‘spear’ phishing attacks
  • Emerging techniques for phishing attacks
  • Protecting employees from phishing attacks

The Network, Insurance & information Security Directive
Speaker: Pearse Ryan, Partner, Arthur Cox

  • Cyber security & cyber insurance. 
  • Implementation of blockchain technology in business applications

Implementation of AI in Business.
The humans and the skills – training and harnessing them with automated processes to manage your risk

Speaker: Michael Conway, Director, Renaissance

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) – security concerns
  • The Rise of the Machines – Robots & IoT
  • Cyber Security & the Human Factor threat – How to manage this- 63% of cyber incidents are due to insiders
  • The human factor
  • Education and training and user awareness
  • The deficit of skills available to keep you secure.
  • Identifying breaches and issues
  • Using AI and new technologies to monitor behaviour and minimise risk

Vulnerability Intelligence for the enterprise – from SME to Global Business
Speaker: Eoin Keary, Fouder/CEO, edgescan

  • What is Vulnerability Intelligence?
  • Components of an effective Vulnerability management process.
  • Edgescan Vulnerability Statistics for 2017 (as contributed to the Verizon DBiR)
  • Most Common Vulnerabilities & Quick Wins to secure your security posture.
  • Why AI & Machine Learning has a “ways to go” before it is truly useful.
  • How global enterprises “do it” and how it can be applied to the SME

Surveillance & the wider international context
Speaker: TJ McIntyre, Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland and consultant, FP Logue Solicitors

  • Internet surveillance and Ireland
  • Where does Ireland fit into the global surveillance debate?
  • What is the effect of the report of former Chief Justice John Murray finding data retention in Ireland to be illegal?
  • What is the Department of Justice proposing in its draft Data Retention Bill?
  • What is the status of Department of Justice plans to extend interception of communications to the Internet?

GDPR and the internet – Key issues to note in Ireland and across Europe

  • GDPR readiness programs
  • Data transfer: what does the privacy shield mean for internet and social media companies:
  • Right to be forgotten
  • Wat will BREXIT mean for internet and social media law
  • Data breach response procedures
  • Journalistic Exemption

Cyber crisis communications
Speaker: Brian Honan, BH Consulting

  • Incident Response: from IT to Business
  • It’s not a question of if but when will you suffer a security breach.
  • How your company handles that breach and responds to it will determine how well your brand and reputation will survive the breach
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Who should be on the crisis management team
  • What the pitfalls to be aware of during a crisis and what not to communicate
  • How to communicate with various stakeholders including customers, media, and staff
  • How best to deal with regulators during a crisis
  • What impact GDPR will have on your crisis communications
  • Mandatory reporting of cybercrime to fit in with GDPR requirements
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks. How to protect yourself

How small to medium business gain access to many of the solutions in the cyber security space.

  • Certain solutions require a minimum of 100 end-points, to make it worthwhile. What are the options for the company that has 5-10 machines!

Mandatory reporting of cybercrime

  • Recent high court judgements discussed
  • Where the substantive law is now.

Threats against and the security of mobile devices

CIA Confidentiality, integrity and Availability

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks. How to protect yourself

There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Angela Madden

Angela Madden

Managing Director, Rits Information Security

Angela has over 20 years experience in the IT industry focusing on information security.

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Prior to joining Rits, Angela held several managerial roles focusing on Information Risk Management and IT Security both in Ireland and in Switzerland. Since joining Rits, Angela has assisted clients in the development and implementation of information security strategies and risk frameworks, defining and implementing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) to enable them to proactively manage information risk and security within their organisations, conducted legal and regulatory compliance audits including Payment Card Industry (PCI) audits and undertaken various technical reviews incorporating a wide range of applications, systems and technologies.
Rits Information Security, established in 1990, is a wholly owned Irish company focusing on the delivery of specialised security consulting services, to Irish and international organisations.

Brian Honan

Brian Honan

Director, BH Consulting

Brian is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of information security and has worked with numerous companies in the private sector and with government departments in Ireland, Europe and throughout the UK.

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Brian has also provided advice to the European Commission on matters relating to information security. He is the author of the well regarded book ‘ISO 27001 in a Windows Environment’ and co-author of the book ‘The Cloud Security Rules’. Brian has also been regularly published in many respected trade publications, is a prolific blogger on items relating to information security and blogs for Information Security Magazine. He is also European Editor for the SANS NewsBites newsletter which is published twice a week to over 500,000 information security professionals worldwide.

Eoin Keary

Eoin Keary

CTO/Founder, edgescan.com

Eoin is the CTO and founder of edgescan.com a managed fullstack vulnerability, threat detection & mitigation service.
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edgescan.com is used by many Fortune 500 & FTSE 100 companies and is a listed “sample vendor” and ‘Notable vendor” in the Gartner Application Security Hypecycle and MQ for Managed Security Services.

Eoin previously was an international board member (vice chair) of OWASP, The Open Web Application Security Project.
During his time in OWASP he has lead the OWASP Testing Guide and founded the Security Code Review Guide and also contributed to OWASP SAMM, was the original author of the CISO Survey and contributor to the OWASP Cheat Sheet Series.

Eoin is a well-known technical leader in industry in the area of software security and penetration testing, and has led global security engagements for some of the world’s largest financial services and consumer products companies.

Michael Conway

Michael Conway

Director, Renaissance

Michael is a founding director of Renaissance Contingency Services since 1987.

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Michael heads up the Value Added distribution part of Renaissance. Michael has managed the vendor relationships with over thirty data security vendors. Michael is heavenly involved in evaluating and on boarding new data security technologies. Michael has been involved in the preparation and review of Continuity and Crisis Management Plans for many of the leading organisations in Ireland and the UK. Michael is a member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). This is the international institute representing guidelines and standards for Business Continuity Professionals. Michael is a Fellow of the Emergency Planning Society and a member of the Irish Computer Society. Michael has a BComm and has been involved in the IT industry since 1979. Michael is a joint editor of the Wiley Business Continuity for Dummies book. Michael has represented the Emergency Planning Society on Radio and TV in relation to Influenza Pandemic Planning, Flooding, Emergency Response and Business Continuity.

Dr TJ McIntyre

Dr TJ McIntyre

Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland and consultant, FP Logue Solicitors.

Dr TJ McIntyre is a Lecturer in Law in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, the chair of civil liberties group Digital Rights Ireland and a consultant solicitor with FP Logue Solicitors where he specialises in privacy and data protection issues.


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His research looks at information technology law, crime, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on fundamental rights in the online environment. He is a leading commentator on technology law in the national and international media.

David Cahill

David Cahill

CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSK, SCF, Security Strategy and Architecture Manager, AIB

Having 13 years Information Security experience within the Irish financial services space, David Cahill is now Security Strategy and Architecture Manager for AIB.

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In recent months David has been heavily involved in the security architecture & security policy requirements for a number enterprise projects including: Network Segmentation, Endpoint Detection & Response, Cloud services adoption, Advanced Malware protection and PSD2 (tooling) deployments across the AIB Group.

Experienced in advising on best practices for designing corporate security policies including Cyber Defence, Mobile Device Management and Security Awareness. David is also a committee member of the Irish Information Security Forum (IISF). IISF are a non-for-profit group, which was established primarily to improve the understanding and practice of Information Security within the business computer user community.

Talbot Hotel (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)

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