Cyber Security

An event to shape critical thinking about cybersecurity

An event to shape critical thinking about cybersecurity
Written by ga_dahmani
An event to shape critical thinking about cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence (AI) will change almost every industry in the next five years. Leaders, managers, and decision makers need to know how to navigate the complexities of the digital landscape, but many elements are needed in a successful Digital Transformation Program, and the reality is that 70 percent of these projects fail. Why?

Join us to find out on Thursday 28th April at the Leopardstown Pavilion in Dublin for Cyber ​​Expo & Conference Ireland, where we will host a Digital Transformation Masterclass with Professor Niall McKeown. This masterclass will demystify the process by taking you through a quick tour of the five building blocks of change for successful digital transformation.

Niall McKeown is CEO of Ionology and creator of several of the world’s most advanced and widely used digital transformation frameworks and models. The session will be entertaining and interactive where you will have the opportunity to rate your business and its performance in the digital economy. The results constantly amaze people! The session is designed for business professionals of all levels and is non-technical.

However, if more technical stimulation is what you are looking for, then the Capture the Flag (CTF) session, sponsored by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet in association with Zero Days, could be a good option. The CTF is a fun interactive environment and an opportunity for organizations to engage their employees in a series of technical or non-technical challenges that:

* Trains them to recognize and mitigate exposure to potential threats;

* Ensures they hone their cyber awareness skills through puzzles and challenges; Y

* Tests your knowledge and competence, both individually and as a team.

During the Capture the Flag event, participants compete in teams to try and complete various challenges. In these challenges, participants are usually asked to find a specific text that may be hidden in some file, image, or on a web page. This text is called the flag (hence the name!).

Competitors try to complete as many challenges as they can; Completing a challenge earns you a flag that gives you points. The competitor with the most points at the end of the day is the winner. Instructors are always available to offer further assistance and guide you in the right direction if you get stuck.

CTF is a unique, fun, and engaging way to learn cybersecurity concepts and gain new skills. It also demonstrates how vulnerable computer technology is and helps participants become more aware and skillful in protecting and defending themselves against attacks. If you want to participate, please register for the event as soon as possible, as teams will be assigned before April 28th.

This year’s Cyber ​​Expo & Conference Ireland is also proud to host a national cyber discussion debate, entitled National Cyber ​​Security Discussion: Is Ireland Ready?, where an interactive forum will debate views on Ireland’s state of cyber and explore possible concrete initiatives that could strengthen cyber resilience.

Led by Paul C Dwyer, chair of the ICTTF International Cyber ​​Threats Task Force and one of the world’s foremost experts on cyber security, risk and privacy; This event is not to be missed and will take place from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on the same day.

The panel discussion will include top industry experts:

* Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator from Ireland, was first elected to Seanad in a by-election in 2014 and was re-elected to the Labor panel in the 2016 and 2020 Seanad general elections. He was appointed to the Joint Committee of Oireachtas on Foreign Affairs and Defence, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks and the Public Petitions Committee in 2020, having previously served on the Committees on European Affairs, Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit, among others. . He was nominated to the Seanad by the ICPSA, which represents the Defense and Police Forces. He remains a strong supporter of Defense Force personnel, particularly in relation to pay and conditions of employment and the development of Irish security and defense policy.

* Pat Larkin is CEO of Ward Solutions and co-founder and co-owner of the Ward Solutions business. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and works with the board to define and articulate the company’s vision and develop strategies to achieve it. Previously, she was an officer in the Irish Defense Forces, serving in both a line role and later as IT operations manager for the Defense Forces Communication and Information Services Corps.

* Desiree Lee is Armis’ Chief Technology Officer (Data). She is a seasoned leader in cybersecurity, networking, and data storage with over 14 years of experience working in businesses, financial institutions, and government authorities. She has led network, data, platform and SaaS projects. Before joining Armis, she worked with Guardicore, Skyport Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Broadcom and others.

* Kevin O’Loughlin is CEO of Ireland-based MSP Nostra. Nostra supports the IT requirements of its 300 clients worldwide with a team of more than 200 people. Nostra is one of the fastest growing MSPs in Europe. Kevin has led five acquisitions in the last five years and is a thought leader in the MSP space and a go-to commentator for national media platforms.

* Michael Conway, director of Renaissance and founder of Cyber ​​Expo & Conference Ireland, has assembled a team of dedicated business continuity and ICT security professionals who provide IT security education, awareness and technologies to Irish businesses during the last 30 years.

Given Ireland’s recent history with incidents such as the HSE Ransomware attack, rising geopolitical tensions around the world, and warnings from nation states in Europe and beyond to “batten the cyber hatches”, as it seems we are on the verge of a possible all-out cyber war, the question is asked: is Ireland ready? Join our international team of experts to learn more.

With the Expo set to host around 30 IT and OT security software vendors and around 20 IT/OT service providers, the day will not disappoint and will continue its goal of demystifying cybersecurity and keeping organizations up to date on trends and developments in the world. market.

Cyber ​​Expo & Conference Ireland will take place at the Leopardstown Pavilion in Dublin on Thursday 28th April from 8am to 5pm. To register, visit

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