The 5th Annual Secure Computing Forum

Prepare For The Unexpected, Secure Your Future

Data Solutions hosted its fifth annual Secure Computing Forum on Thursday, 21st September 2017 in the spectacular Presidents Suite at the Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4. As Ireland’s largest IT security event, the forum was  attended by more than 300 IT and business professionals.

As cyber threats increase in sophistication targeting both people and companies, organisations must evolve to remain one step ahead of the threats. Cybercrime has changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organisations are attacked. These threats, and the cyber-criminals behind them, are experts at remaining hidden from traditional security while exhibiting an intelligence, resiliency and patience never been seen before.
Leading industry experts focused on key areas including:

  • Securing the Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Fighting Ransomware and Cyber Extortion
  • Making Sense of the EU GDPR
  • A.I. – The Future of Cybersecurity?
  • Cloud Security – Your Data, Your Responsibility

Our keynote speakers delved deep into these topics and more throughout the course of the conference. Among our key speakers at the event was Lord David Blunkett, former British Home Secretary and current Chairman of Cyber Essentials Direct Ltd.

Also speaking on the day was crime and cybersecurity journalist and author Misha Glenny. An expert on global organised crime and cyber security, Misha has written a string of books on areas such as The Dark Market and How Hackers are the new Mafia. Using his expert understanding of the minds of hackers and criminals, Misha exposes threats to businesses in light of ever changing technology we are faced with today.

This year’s Secure Computing Forum was hosted by David Keating, Security Portfolio Manager for DataSolutions. David has a strong technical background and has a great knack for simplifying complex technology solutions to justify why they are required. Having played a key role in delivering the Secure Computing Forum each year since its inception in 2013, this will mark David’s second year as MC of the conference and he is very much looking forward to it!

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The 2017 Secure Computing Forum was supported by leading IT vendor Check Point.