Wednesday 18 October 2017

Cyber security experts line up for city summit

Paul Kavanagh, country manager Cisco Ireland; Bill Archer, managing director of Eir Business; Cliona Carroll, sponsorship and events manager, INM; and Adrian Weckler, technology editor, INM, at Eir’s headquarters for the launch of the Dublin Information Sec 2017 which takes place on November 1. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Paul Kavanagh, country manager Cisco Ireland; Bill Archer, managing director of Eir Business; Cliona Carroll, sponsorship and events manager, INM; and Adrian Weckler, technology editor, INM, at Eir’s headquarters for the launch of the Dublin Information Sec 2017 which takes place on November 1. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

Ireland's second annual cyber security conference, Dublin Information Sec 2017 sponsored by Eir Business - a Cisco Gold Partner - has been announced.

The conference, chaired by Adrian Weckler, technology editor at INM, will take place on Wednesday, November 1, in the RDS.

Industry specialists will update businesses on the issues of data security, ransomware, attacks within the Internet of Things (IoT) and the human factor in data breaches ahead of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Topics include machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology.

Cloud security will also be explored at the cyber security conference.

Speakers include Joseph Carson, cyber security strategist at Thycotic; Paolo Perfetti, chief information technology officer, Eir; Dr Jessica Barker, Cyber.uk; and Bradley C Birkenfeld, banker and whistleblower, and author of 'Lucifer's Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy'.

"Cyber criminals operate without borders and the focus of Eir and our partners is always on the worldwide view, preventing malicious damage to customers and their contacts," said Bill Archer, managing director of Eir Business.

"This kind of conference is vital in raising awareness and we in Eir Business are delighted to support it," Mr Archer added.

"Businesses have faced huge IT security threats in the first half of 2017. It is crucial that businesses of every size are prepared with the most up to date technologies and data security tools," said Cliona Carroll, sponsorship and events manager, INM.

Ms Carrroll welcomed eir Business, a Cisco Gold Partner, once again this year as sponsor for the second annual event.

Dublin Information Sec 2017 is an Independent News and Media event, please log onto http://www.independent.ie/business/dublin-information-sec/ for further information and tickets.

Irish Independent

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