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Speaker Profile: Conor Flynn

Information Security Assurance Services

Conor Flynn was a founder member of Rits Information Security in 1993 and was Technical Director of Rits until August 2011.

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During this time, Conor established his reputation as an independent Information Security Consultant and Advisor to many of the largest Public and Private sector organisations in Ireland.

He also regularly has articles published in national printed media and provides commentary to major radio and television services

Conor formed a specialist security consulting firm focusing on the Public Sector and Financial Services Sector known as Information Security Assurance Services Ltd in 2011.

ISAS has been very successful in retaining former clients and developing relationships with new ones.

Over the last number of years, ISAS has become a trusted advisor for a number of Government Departments.

These include the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Department of Justice & Equality, Department of Defence, Department of Education and Science, and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

In the Private Sector, the following are some of the clients that retain ISAS: Paddy Power, Friends First, SMBC and SMBC Aviation Capital, BWG Foods, Certus, CPSMA, Dunmore Advisors, KBC, Thornton & Partners, and IBRC.

On a number of occasions, Mr Flynn has been required to provide support, and direction, to the Assistant Secretaries and Secretaries General of a number of Government Departments in matters relating to Information Security and Cyber issues.

Similar services have been provided to Board’s of Directors, Audit & Risk committees and other senior management teams in the Private Sector.

His clients see Mr Flynn’s role as being a trusted advisor with a strong technical capability. His ability to offer pragmatic advice in terms of technical infrastructure design, Information Security Strategy, Information Security Incident Management and systems procurement are greatly valued by the senior management teams at ISAS clients. Particular focus on mobile devices in all clients recently, regardless of sector.