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: 12th April 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.

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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.




Registration with tea, coffee and pastries


Chairperson & Opening Remarks
David Cahill, AIB Security Strategy & Architecture Manager

  • 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?

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


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?
  • The new Garda Cybercrime Bureau – do Irish police have adequate resources and powers to tackle cybercrime?

Mandatory reporting of cybercrime

  • Is mandatory reporting of cybercrime still constitutional? The impact of Sweeney v. Ireland.


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


Coffee break and chance to network


Network and Information Security Directive and cyber insurance issues
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: Ian O’Callaghan, 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: Rahim Jina, Chief Operating Officer, 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


Lunch and chance to network


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


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?


‘Practicalities’ of GDPR and The Future
Speaker: David Shaw, Central Bank

  • GDPR implementation: how should you be doing?
  • Compliance post-May 25th
  • Living with GDPR
  • Related regulations and trends


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


Q&A and Conference Close

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.

Rahim Jina

Rahim Jina

Chief Operating Officer, edgescan.com

Rahim is the Chief Operating Officer of edgescan™, a Security Consultancy firm and Fullstack Vulnerability Management SaaS based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Rahim is responsible for operational excellence and has extensive experience delivering penetration testing services to a wide range of organizations globally across many industry verticals. Prior to this, Rahim was Head of Product & Operational Security for Fonality, a VOIP provider based in Los Angeles and was also a senior security consultant for a ‘Big 4’ consultancy firm for many years. Rahim has been an OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) contributor and volunteer since 2007 and was part of the Dublin chapter board for a number of years. Rahim graduated in 2002 from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, completed an M.Sc in Security & Forensic Computing from Dublin City University (Ireland) in 2006 and has been a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) since 2008.

Ian O'Callaghan

Ian O’Callaghan


Ian has over 20 years experience in the IT Industry working in both Technical and Sales roles He has a Bsc in Computer Science in Computing Systems Management.

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Ian has worked with Renaissance for 14 years. He has worked in Renaissance in the development of the Channel Programs developing Value Added Reseller channels and focussing them on Data Security and Compliance solutions to meet their customer needs. Ian is now focussed on Enterprise Account Management within Renaissance. His role involves working with large corporate end users on Data Security, Cyber and Compliance projects Ian has regularly spoken and presented at Cyber Security Events on behalf of Renaissance. He has a strong knowledge of the IT Security space and formed strong relationships with over thirty data security vendors in the Renaissance Portfolio Ian is involved in evaluating new Data Security and Compliance technologies to bring to the Irish marketplace. He is involved in the on boarding of these new and emerging data security and compliance technologies. Ian has worked on a number of large Data Security Reviews, Cyber Response Plans and Data Security Policy Development Plans with customers to meet their Data Compliance requirements and particularly in recent times their focus on GDPR.

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.

Paul Maher

Paul Maher

Rits Information Security

Paul Maher has worked in information security for over a decade, as a network engineer and penetration tester.

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He recently moved from the head of a penetration testing team to be a senior consultant at Rits. He specialises in network and web application penetration testing and incident response.

David Shaw

David Shaw

Head of Information Security and Risk at the Central Bank of Ireland

David is the Head of Information Security and Risk at the Central Bank of Ireland.

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In addition to running the day-to-day security within the bank, David and his team are responsible for driving the Central Bank’s strategic change agenda with regards to information security. As part of this strategic role he is also involved in forming the Central Bank’s general approach to Information Security relevant topics like GDPR and NISD. Prior to joining the Central Bank, David was part of Accenture Security and has consulted on information security for large financial institutions in both the UK and Ireland. While at Accenture David specialised in information security architecture as well as shaping and leading large information security transformation programmes. Technical areas of specialism include: DDoS prevention, privileged access management, mobile device management and endpoint security.

Talbot Hotel (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)

Booking Rate @ €395 + VAT.

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

 Tel: 01 293 4764

Email: bookings@cmgevents.ie

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