Ireland’s Deputy Data Commissioner, John O’Dwyer, will be the keynote speaker at a seminar on tackling cyber-crime. The free seminar, aimed at businesses of all sizes in the mid-west region, will take place at 9.30am Wednesday, 15th November at the Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare.

Press release.

The seminar, named “Preventing Cyber Attacks on Your Business: Be Informed and Be Secure”, will discuss topics including:

  • Common cyber security incidents that occur across all businesses;
  • Advice and tips on what to do if a business becomes the victim of a cyber-attack;
  • Processing sensitive information online securely; and
  • Understanding GDPR and how it will affect businesses.

The seminar is organised by Hybrid Technology Partners, a leading technology services firm based in Limerick, in partnership ESET Ireland, a cutting edge digital software security firm.


Commenting in advance of the seminar, Paul Browne, Managing Director of Hybrid Technology Partners, said: “Online security is an ever-growing threat to businesses of all sizes – whether they have three employees or 300.  If a business becomes the victim of a cyber-attack, they could lose thousands of euro, waste valuable time, and suffer significant reputational damage. 

“Hybrid Technology Partners works with businesses across a range of sectors all over Ireland, and we’re becoming increasingly aware that companies do not fully understand how much they are at risk of a cyber-attack. We’re holding this seminar so businesses in the mid-west region will better understand how prevalent cyber-attacks are, and how they can prevent them.

“We’re delighted to have the Deputy Data Commissioner, John O’Dwyer, to speak at the event and to share his insights into why it is crucial that Irish businesses have secure online systems in place.”

Also speaking at the seminar will be:

  • Urban Schrott, IT Security and Cybercrime Analyst with ESET Ireland;
  • Paul Browne, Managing Director of Hybrid TP; and
  • Catriona Tierney of Limerick’s Live95FM in the role of MC.

The seminar is free to attend, and is CPD-certified. Further information on the seminar and how to register can be found here:


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