18 October 2022 Croke Park, Dublin

8.00

Registration, Networking Arrival Break and Exhibition Viewing

8.30

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Broadcaster

8.40

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

How EU cyber strategy is making make physical and digital entities more resilient

Paul C Dwyer

Paul C Dwyer

President, International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF)

COLLABORATING TO PROTECT OUR NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

9.00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Defending our national infrastructure against attacks

This panel will discuss how collaboration and knowledge-sharing between government and industry is crucial in preventing cybercrime and identifying threats. It will examine changes in the regulatory landscape and how EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity can help achieve a high common level of cybersecurity across the Member States.
  • What contingency plans has Ireland in place, in case of escalation of malicious cyber activity impacting on Irish networks and services?
  • What is the possibility of a “destructive” cyber attack being conducted directly against the state or state agencies given the current turbulent geo-political situation in Eastern Europe?
  • What capacity building measures are needed to protect the digital eco-system?
  • How can we bolster resilience in the built environment?

Mick Kelly

Head of operations, ECAS, BT Ireland

Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy

European Cyber Security and Information Services Leader, Arup

Katie McCarthy

Katie McCarthy

Head of Cybersecurity, Irish Water

Richard Browne

Richard Browne

Director, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

9.30

PRESENTATION

Staying ahead of emerging threats

Joe McCann

Joe McCann

Security Manager, National Transport Authority

9.45

PRESENTATION

Adopting a cyber resilience approach to dealing with emerging sophisticated threats

BOLSTERING SECURITY ACROSS YOUR ORGANISATION

10:00

PANEL DISCUSSION  

Leading a culture of security awareness across your organisation

Cyber crime has seen unprecedented growth in scale and sophistication and has become one of the most significant risks facing management and boards of every type of organisation, both large and small, public and private. Whilst security is widespread and mainstream, security culture has not kept pace with the threat landscape.

  • How can leaders foster change and embed security into everything the organisation does?
  • How can you build a culture that transforms security into a lifecycle that generates security returns forever?
  • What actions are needed to instil the concept that security belongs to everyone?
Rosie Coffey

Rosie Coffey

Head of Enterprise Applications Group, UCC

Clare Harney

Clare Harney

CEO, HD Health

Donna Creaven

Donna Creaven

Director ICT, Governance & Corporate Services, Irish Prison Service

10:30

PRESENTATION

Implementing a zero trust approach to support your organisation’s resilience

Joshua Green

Joshua Green

Manager, Global Data Centre Operations, Cisco

10:45

Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition Viewing

CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE MANAGEMENT

11:15

PRESENTATION

Chris Nickerson

Chris Nickerson

CIO & CISO of Damovo and CEO of Lares,

11:30

SPOTLIGHT ON … Responding to a ransomware attack

How my life changed after shaking hands with the Devil!

Neil O’Hare

Neil O’Hare

CIO, Children’s Health Ireland

11.45

PANEL DISCUSSION  

Preparing for and responding to an attack

Whilst you are never going to eliminate the inevitable from happening, you can prepare an effective response plan and do all you can to minimise the impact of a breach when it does happen. This panel will discuss how to identify the threats, effectively prepare for, and respond to an attack as well as how to invest in a prevent-first strategy and manage third party and supplier risk.

  • Staying ahead of emerging threats and risks and updating your strategies to defend against them.
  • Striking the balance between investment in tech security and human-factor solutions.
  • What cyber incident response management technologies should your company be investing in to protect its assets?
Tom Digan

Tom Digan

Cyber Resilience Director, Dell Technologies Ireland and Northern Ireland

Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan

Detective Chief Superintendent, Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau

Joel Aleburu

Joel Aleburu

IT Security Manager, Bord na Móna

12.15

CASE STUDY

Cyber hygiene: why are companies failing the basics?

Blessing Usoro

Blessing Usoro

Founder, Cyber Women Ireland & Cyber For School Girls

12.30

PANEL DISCUSSION

Fostering a pipeline of cyber security talent

Organisations are facing a perfect storm of surging threats, expanding attack surfaces and cyber skills shortages. This is due not only to the growing sophistication of the cybercrime economy, but also to organisations’ accelerated investments in digital technologies and the surge in remote working which has created new technology and human-shaped gaps for threat actors to exploit. Cybersecurity teams require constantly evolving expertise in numerous digital landscapes and languages. The industry is facing an escalating skills shortage, with businesses struggling to fill critical security roles on their teams.

  • How can we rethink our cyber security hiring to build a workforce that’s a better fit for business today?
  • How can we nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace?
  • What training can we give staff to minimise human factor risk?
  • What tools do we need to navigate the increased risk of a distributed workforce?
Fintan Swanton

Fintan Swanton

Senior Consultant and Managing Director, Cygnus Consulting Ltd and Chairman, Association of Data Protection Officers

Michelle Kearns

Michelle Kearns

IT Leader, Boots Ireland

1.00

CLOSING REMARKS FOR MORNING SESSION

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Broadcaster

1-2pm Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition Viewing

2.00 – 3.15

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Thematic roundtables are interactive discussions in small groups. Moderated by seasoned industry experts and practitioners, they will address a compelling technology trend, issue, demonstration or an inspiring customer case. This is your chance to join insightful discussions to share experiences and get new and actionable ideas from peers and experts. 

Roundtable 1

Connect your edge

Unify your data at the edge by securely and seamlessly integrating all your apps and infrastructure. Securely access your data wherever it lives, eliminating migration headaches. Go from edge to cloud with the flexibility to scale when you need.

Michael McNamara

Senior Manager, Security and Compliance, BT Ireland

Roundtable 2

Executing an integrated cyber approach

How to harness the power of information networks to enhance business operations, increase mission performance and improve customer support without compromising security or privacy.

Roundtable 3

Investing in your cyber security workforce

Harnessing emotional and behavioural intelligence to achieve innovation in your team through inclusion and diversity 

Jenni  Parry

Jenni Parry

Associate Director of Cyber Risk at Aon

Roundtable 4

How accountants will shape the future of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is no longer solely an IT issue; it is fast becoming the responsibility of everyone in the organisation, with accountants playing a critical role.

Roundtable 5

Rethinking water 

Using data collection, analysis and visualization for the supply of safe and secure water.

3:15

CLOSING REMARKS 

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Broadcaster

3:20

SUMMIT ENDS