DataSolutions, the specialist IT distributor, will host the seventh annual Secure Computing Forum in partnership with INM Events at the RDS, Dublin, on Thursday, 12th September 2019. With more than 500 delegates expected to attend, it promises to be Ireland’s largest cybersecurity event.

Keynote speaker John P Carlin, former assistant attorney general for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division (NSD), will speak about national security matters, crisis management practices and espionage threats. The other keynote speaker is Mustafa Al-Bassam, an ex-hacker previously affiliated with Lulzsec and Anonymous, who will discuss the importance of fostering transparency and protecting against malware.

Mary-Jo De Leeuw, “Co-Founder and Vice President of the Women in Cyber Security Foundation and former Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy Europe Middle East & Africa (ISC), Other speakers include Jamie Bartlett, technology journalist and author of The Dark Net; Paddy McGuinness, recent Deputy National Security Adviser in the UK’s Cabinet Office responsible for intelligence security and resilience; Jamie Woodruff, Europe’s leading ethical hacker; and Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland.

The event – which will be hosted by David Keating, group security sales director at DataSolutions, and Adrian Weckler, technology editor at Independent News & Media – will also cover topics such as the most dangerous new cyber-attack techniques, the impact dark net technology is having on cybercrime and cybersecurity challenges associated with obligations to privacy.

Speaking about the conference, Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director, DataSolutions, said: “When we first thought of the concept for the Secure Computing Forum, we never expected it to reach the heights it has. It’s terrific, after seven consecutive years, that the interest continues to grow and it’s great to partner with INM Events for this year’s conference.

Pictured at the announcement of the 7th Secure Computing Forum that is taking place at The RDS in Dublin on Thursday, 12th September 2019: Roberta McCrossan, Group Marketing Director, DataSolutions and Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director, DataSolutions

“Cybersecurity is an issue that remains at the top of the agenda for Irish businesses and we are very excited about the line-up of speakers for 2019. We’ll be covering every angle, from company-wide data breaches and individual risks to the dark net and espionage threats. It’s going to be bigger than ever.”

Organised and operated in partnership with INM Events, the event will offer senior business and IT professionals from organisations of all sizes the chance to network with leading providers and cybersecurity experts from across Europe and further afield. For more information and to register for the Secure Computing Forum, visit: Tickets are priced at €100 (excl. VAT). Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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