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Irish Security Series #6 Cybercrime and Cybersecurity – Understanding and R...

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You are warmly invited to our sixth panel discussion hosted by SAR Consultancy. This discussion is on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity – Understanding and Responding to the Risk.

Advances in communication technologies and the usage of the World Wide Web has brought with it advances in criminality. Our current law enforcement, risk management and security responses have not always evolved at the same pace. That said, such advancements have also allowed for new and improved opportunities in areas of intelligence gathering and investigations. So the situation is not all bad. But sufficed to say, the threats and risked posed by developments in this area are not going away and everyone needs to know that they are doing enough to mitigate associated risks, be they individuals users or large corporate services. This panel discussion will seek to explore some of these issues and discuss options and actions available that may help mitigate these risks.

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Speaker #1 - Paul C Dwyer

Paul C Dwyer is CEO of Cyber Risk International, founder and President of the International Cyber Threat Task Force and is recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts on cyber security, risk and privacy. As CEO of Cyber Risk International he specialises in corporate and enterprise security, development of cyber defence programs, and business operations protection for CRI clients. Paul has worked extensively around the world and his diverse career spans more than 25 years working with military, law enforcement, and the commercial sector. He has been certified an industry professional by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and selected for the IT Governance Expert Panel. Approved by the National Crime Faculty and the HTCN High Tech Crime Network.


Speaker #2 - Seamus O'Hara

Seamus is a career technologist who has amassed a broad experience in cybersecurity during a career in the public sector serving the United Nations and International Criminal Tribunals. For more than 20 years, Seamus has managed Information and Communications Technology and Information Security at International Criminal tribunals in The Hague and also at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

He is certified as an Information Systems Security professional (CISSP) by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) Around 2011 his interest in security engineering led him to a little-known project called bitcoin and subsequently to Blockchain technology, and he has been following its development from a cybersecurity perspective since then. He has recently completed the first Oxford Said Business School Blockchain Strategy Program and will look at Blockchain technology from a cybersecurity perspective.

Speaker #3 - Kieth Gross

Keith Gross is Head of Financial Crime & Security with the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (“BPFI”) (formerly Irish Banking Federation). Keith has worked with BPFI for over 14 years.

Keith is also Chair of the European Banking Federation (EBF) Cyber Security Working Group and has held this position for 6 years. He currently sits on the Financial Services Advisors Group (AG) to Europol’s European Centre for Cybercrime, EC3. Keith played an integral role in the process which brought about a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between EBF and Europol EC 3.

Keith is part of European Union’s Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)expert group on finance Expert Group on Financial Institutions' Resilience and Security (EGFI)

Keith specialises in the areas of fraud, E-fraud, cybercrime, cybersecurity (High-Tech crime), Anti -Money Laundering and CFT, Physical Security and issues relating to Cash-in-Transit and his roles involve engagement with the financial sector as well as external stakeholders such as law enforcement agencies and government departments in relation to these areas.

Keith chairs numerous Working Groups and Committees within BPFI and is the Irish national representative at various national and European Committees and Advisory Groups. He previously chaired the Private Sector Consultative Forum (PSC) AML –CFT and recent FATF MER for Ireland.

More recently Keith was directly involved in developing a program of work in the cyber arena between banks and academia, University College Dublin (UCD) Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation (CCI) and the setting up of the newly formed Financial Service Cybersecurity Community (FSCC).

Keith was educated at the National University of Ireland Galway (B. Comm), the Dublin Institute of Technology (postgraduate studies), Institute of Banking in Ireland. Keith also holds an MSc, Masters in Criminology, and Risk & Security from University of Leicester, UK

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