Ten best quotes (from the experts) at Dublin Info Sec 2016

Published 15/11/2016 | 11:47

Joseph Carson, Mary Aiken and Adrian Weckler at the Info Sec 2016 Conference at the RDS
Joseph Carson, Mary Aiken and Adrian Weckler at the Info Sec 2016 Conference at the RDS

Ireland's first annual cybersecurity conference, Dublin Info Sec 2016, kicked off first thing this morning at the RDS Main Arena.

  • Go To

As the experts and delegates take a well deserved break from discussing The Internet of Things (among many other topics), we take a look back on the best sound bites from the morning session.

1) "We have built systems & services on the internet, but the internet was never designed to be secure" - Brian Honan

2) "We don't know how to report cyber crime...We are playing catch up...We need more resources" - Brian Honan

3) "Cyber crime is now the number one crime in the UK. In Ireland, we have ‘none’ because we don’t even report it in our crime stats" - Brian Honan

4) "Will Brexit affect our national plan to deal with potential cyber attack?" - Mary Aiken

5) "Anonymity is a "super power" in cyber space" - Mary Aiken

Read more: Ireland 'is in the firing line for a major cyber attack' - security expert

6) "Food supplies, fuel, utilities, medical services all potentially at risk from major cyber war" - Joseph Carson

7) "Ransomware is rampant but people don't report cyber attacks" - Garda Cyber Crime Bureau head Michael Gubbins

8) "As Ireland is a key supply chain partner of US business, then Ireland is in the firing line for a major cyber attack." - Joseph Carson

9) "There are huge challenges in the justice area on the issue of cyber security...much of what is happening is at a European level." - Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald

10) "'Is the world a safer place with Trump in it?" - INM Technology Editor Adrian Weckler

With guest speakers such as Wikileaks' journalist Sarah Harrison and Snapchatter extraordinaire James Kavanagh lined up for the afternoon, expect a new top ten by the end of the conference.