Agenda 2022

8:15am

Registration

8:45 am

Keynote Speech

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Keynote Speech

Lorena Boix Alonso, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity in DG CONNECT at the European Commission

9:50 am

Session 1

The past year has seen further development of the National Cyber Security Centre in response to the Capacity Review as endorsed by government. New regulatory developments, notably NIS2, and geopolitical situations are leading to a more assertive and dynamic approach. 

The National Cyber Security Strategy is under review, and new arrangements to support industry, the public sector and research are underway. 

Chair

Speakers

Joseph Stephens, Head of Engagement, National Cyber Security Centre

Peter Hogan, Principal Officer, Cyber Security & Internet Policy, Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications

James Caffrey, Head of Capacity Building, National Cyber Security Centre

10.45 am

Coffee and Networking Break

11:15 am

Session 2

Planning and preparing for the worst are part of a CISOs role.

In this session Liz Craven CISO H+K International and her expert panel will discuss all aspects of planning from People (Training, Awareness & Responsibilities), to Processes (BCP, DR, Communications & Reporting) to Technology (Monitoring, Alerting, Responses). 

They will examine the key challenges CISOs face when they ‘Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best’.

Chair

Speakers

Colm Murphy, Senior Cyber Security Advisor, Global Cyber Security & Privacy Office, Huawei.

Gina Dollard, Head of Cyber Resilience & Strategic Regulatory Relations, AIB

Session 3

Technology Facilitated Abuse is a form of domestic violence that provides abusers with a pervasive way to control, coerce, stalk and harass their victims.

Behaviours include spying on and monitoring victims using tracking systems & stalker-ware and abusing victims on social media sites by sharing intimate photos and videos of the victim without their consent.

This panel will discuss the scale of the problem at a national level in Ireland, how pervasive the problem is, the measures in place and programs and projects tackling this issue at a societal level.

Chair

Speakers

Alicia O’Sullivan, Founder, Safety Over Stigma

Rosie Coffey, National Cyber Security Awareness Task-Force (NCSA-TF), UCC

Mary McDermott, CEO, Safe Ireland

Liz Dunphy, Journalist, Irish Examiner

1:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm

Session 4

The panel will discuss how the approach to secure OT environments has evolved from an isolation approach to connectivity based one.

Additionally how has the relationship between IT and OT teams evolved in recent times and what impact have new cybersecurity regulations had.

Chair

Speakers

Brian Padden, VP ISRM Europe & OT Security, McKesson

Willy Leuvering, ISA/IEC 62443 SME and Certified Trainer, ISA Europe

Ronald Richmond, Cyber Security Specialist, NCSC

Session 5

Cyber Ireland and The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy will co-host a discussion on the future of Irish cyber defence, innovation and industry opportunity.

Experts will highlight the relevance to industry of the implementation of the 2022 Commission on Defence Forces Report and Government’s subsequent high level action plan. Opportunities and challenges for industry in Ireland and Europe will be discussed from the perspective of industry leaders and the new Defence Research, Technology and Innovation unit, with particular focus on cyber and dual-use technologies.

Chair

Speakers

Colonel Mark Staunton, Director of Communications, Information Services & Cyber, Defence Forces of Ireland

John Mackey, CEO, Mbryonics

3:30 pm

Coffee and Networking Break​

4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions & Open Networking Session

These sessions are open to all conference attendees. However, we do ask that you register your interest for the sessions. 

Breakout Session 1:

Meet the providers delivering cyber security learning initiatives to industry. This session will increase your awareness of the various initiatives to address the cyber security skills shortage. Attendees will receive a Cyber Skills Initiatives Brochure.

Chair

  1. IDA Ireland
  2. CyberQuest
  3. CyberSkills
  4. UCD / Advance Centre
  5. FIT Cyber Apprenticeship

Breakout Session 2:

Are you undertaking R&D or interested in finding out more? Join our R&D Provider Session focused on increasing collaborative cybersecurity R&D between industry and research organisations in Ireland. Attendees will receive a Cyber Security R&D Brochure.

  1. Collaborotory
  2. MTU
  3. CeADAR
  4. UCC
  5. CONNECT
  6. UCD Centre for Cybercrime Research
  7. UL / Confirm

Breakout Session 3:

This session is designed specifically for CISOs & cyber security leaders. The CISO Forum will connect security leaders, giving them a space to share their experiences and receive practical guidance. 

Breakout Session 4:

Investor sentiment has changed dramatically since the beginning of 2022. This session will focus on the current landscape and its implications on companies, from start-ups to scale-ups, looking to raise capital investment in the current environment. 

Chair

Speakers

Eoin Hinchy, CEO & Founder, Tines

Bart Houlleberghs, Fund Manager, TIIN Capital B.V.

Stefan Umit Uygur, CEO 4Securitas

Open Networking Session

Meet and network with Cyber Ireland members. 

5:00 pm

Conference Close