Saturday 1 October 2016

Cyber conference is set to tackle new IT threats to Irish business

Published 14/08/2016 | 02:30

Bill Archer, managing director of Eir Business Picture: Mark Condren
Bill Archer, managing director of Eir Business Picture: Mark Condren

Ireland's new major cybersecurity conference, is set to address the main areas of IT security threats and its implications for businesses in Ireland.

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The conference takes place on November 15 in the RDS and is sponsored by technology experts Eir Business, a Cisco Gold Partner.

Keynote speakers include WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, Detective Inspector Michael Gubbins of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation's Computer Crime Investigations Unit and Conor Flynn of Information Security Assurance Services (ISAS).

Against the background of a shifting threat in a landscape that poses huge challenges to businesses, the information security conference will focus on virtual payments security, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots, ransomware and the internet of things.

It will also examine the issue of public sector attacks, a timely addition considering some recent high-profile attacks, including one on the Garda Siochana's internal network.

"By any measure, the digital threats that businesses and organisations of all sizes face are increasing," said Adrian Weckler, INM Technology Editor and conference MC.

"Many organisations don't feel they're getting on top of the situation. We will examine some of the critically important issues that threaten businesses and organisations in Ireland and abroad."

Bill Archer, managing director of Eir Business, said: "With the rapid increase in cybercrimes, including ransomware, information security is a mandatory requirement for every organisation and here in Eir Business we work side-by-side with our customers to protect their business by helping them understand, detect and manage security threats."

The conference is an Independent News and Media event. Log on to www.independent.ie/infosec2016 for more information and tickets.

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