Agenda

9.00am

Welcome and Cyber Ireland Update

Paul Walsh
Chairperson, Cyber Ireland

Dr. Eoin Byrne

Cluster Manager, Cyber Ireland

9.20am

Minister’s Opening Address

    Minister Ossian Smyth

    Minister of State for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Public Procurement, eGovernment with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy

9.40am

The European Cyber Security Directive & Ireland

    Bart Groothuis

    MEP & Rapporteur - Europe Cyber Security Directive

10.00am

Session 1

Ireland’s Cyber Security Opportunity

Join us for the launch of our Cyber Security Sectoral Analysis to understand the size of Ireland’s cyber security sector, it’s economic contribution and the potential growth of the sector over the coming 10 years.

Chairs
Victoria MacKechnie
IDA Ireland

Speakers
Pat Larkin
CEO Ward Solutions

Sam Donaldson
Director, Perspective Economics


Eoin Hinchy
Founder & CEO Tines

Emer O’Neill
Director VMware Security Response Centre

11.00am

Coffee and Networking Break

11.15am

Session 2

Collaborative Responses to Cyber Attacks

Given the increasing number of cyber attacks and the HSE Ransomware attack this year, how can Government and Industry work together to address these challenges and improve Ireland’s cyber security preparedness.

Chairs
Jacky Fox
Accenture
James Caffrey
NCSC

Speakers
Paul Cleary

Detective Chief Superintendent Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau 

Nicola O’Connor
CISRO, AIB

Steven Wilson

CEO Cyber Defence Alliance  

Dr. Richard Browne
Acting Director, NCSC

12:30am

Lunch and Networking

Ethical Hacking Demo

Owen Pendlebury Head of Cyber Resilience at Bank of Ireland | Global Board of Directors @ OWASP Foundation

Elena Donea Security Testing Lead, Kontex

Mark O’Sullivan Security Testing Lead, Bank of Ireland

Jamie Scanlan Security Specialist, Accenture

1.30pm

Session 3

Solving the cyber security skills Shortage – Industry Perspectives

Learn from leading organisations (large and small) who are creatively solving their cyber skills shortages through collaborative programmes with academia and training providers.

Chairs
Carmel Sommers
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet
Dina Vyapuri
Techfindr

Speakers

Mathieu Gorge
CEO Vigi Trust

Liam Varley
Senior Manager Cyber Defence, State Street 

Heather Riccutio
Academic & Talent Outreach Program Manager – IBM

Matilda McVann
Global Head of Cyber Response, Zurich

2.30pm

Coffee and Networking Break

2.45pm

Session 4

Building an R&D Ecosystem

If Ireland wants to be a leading location for cyber security innovation and solutions we must build a strong R&D ecosystem. We’ll hear from leading international research centres and companies in Ireland engaged in collaborative R&D.

Chairs
Prof. Donna O’Shea Munster Technological University
Dr Tom Newe University Limerick

Speakers
Diarmuid O’Connor

R&D Funding Manager at Lightsource BP  

Judith Millar
Business Development Manager, CSIT 

Sarah Hayes
Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, Virginia Tech

Dr. Shanchieh Yang
Director of Global Outreach, Global Cybersecurity Institute

Brian Danaher
Senior Director Architecture & Shared services – CIO-CTO, VMware

3.45pm

Locknote

    Michael Daniel

    CEO & President Cyber Threat Alliance

4.15pm

Conference Close