Saturday, 16 November 2013

IRISS to host Cyber Crime Conference for Irish businesses



When: 21st November 2013
Where: D4 Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


IRISS is announcing that it will host its fifth annual cybercrime conference on Thursday, November 21st in the D4 Clyde Court hotel (formerly Berkeley Court hotel) in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

This year’s conference is being held at a time when cybercrime and IT security is foremost in the minds of most Irish businesses and consumers, following a series of damaging data leaks in Ireland.

IRISS is the Irish Reporting and Information Security Service, set up as independent not-for-profit organisation to provide security services and advice to businesses and consumers throughout Ireland.

Experts on various aspects of cybercrime and cyber security, from global leading organisations such as Google and Amazon, will share their thoughts and experiences with attendees, while a number of panel sessions will provide the opportunity to discuss the latest security threats.

In parallel to the conference, IRISS will also host Ireland’s premier Cyber Security Challenge. This event allows Ireland’s top security experts to compete against each other in a controlled environment to see who will be the first to exploit weaknesses in a number of systems. The purpose of this competition is to demonstrate how attackers could gain access to business systems and to learn how to prevent such attacks.

Integrity Solutions is sponsoring this year’s Cyber Security Challenge. Eoin Goulding, managing director, Integrity Solutions, explains why they are supporting this challenge. “We work closely with companies across Ireland and the UK providing systems and support to combat increasingly sophisticated cyber security attacks. We feel that this challenge will give attendees a real, live sense of what they are up against in the battle to remain secure.”

The conference is open to anyone with responsibility for securing their business information assets. There is a nominal fee of €25 per attendee to cover the costs of catering and other organisational expenses.
Registration is now open at http://irisscert2013.eventbrite.ie/