Irish Information Security Forum



Cyber Ireland National Conference 2023 (External Event)



Cyber Ireland National Conference (CINC)

CINC is Cyber Ireland’s flagship cyber security event where leaders and professionals across industry, academia and government come together each year.


In association with the ITAG Cyber Forum and Cyber Ireland’s West Chapter, Cyber Ireland are hosting CINC23 in Galway.

This year’s theme is ‘Securing our resilient digital future’. It will examine what Ireland’s cyber security ecosystem, which contributes over €1 billion to the Irish economy annually, must do today to ensure a safe, democratic cyberspace in ten years’ time.


DATE: Wednesday, 27th September 2023

VENUE: Galmont Hotel, Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, H91 CYN3, IrelandGalway

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8.30am: Registration & Networking

9.00am: Welcome and Opening Address

Cybersecurity Threats 2030: Fasten your Security-Belt!

  • Paul Walsh, ex-Trellix
  • Raj Samani, SVP Chief Scientist, Rapid7
  • Robert McArdle, Director FTR Trend Micro
  • What does Sustainability mean for Cybersecurity
  • Francis O’Haire, Group CTO, Data Solutions

10.30am: Coffee and Networking Break

Our Future Security Workforce: Cyber Education for School Students

  • Joanne O’Connor, Global Security Talent, HPE
  • Alex Cooney CEO, CyberSafeKids
  • Aoife Long, Cyber Futures
  • Rachel Farrell, CyberWise
  • Mark Lane, ZeroDays CTF


Impact of AI on the Future of Security

  • Jacky Fox, Security European Lead, Accenture
  • Eoin Hinchy, Founder & CEO, Tines
  • William Ratoff, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin

1:00pm: Lunch & Networking

Partnerships for International Cyber Resilience

  • Richard Browne, Director, National Cyber Security Centre
  • Mart Noorma, Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Estonia
  • Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director ENISA
  • Matt Hartman, Deputy Executive Assistant Director Cybersecurity, US CISA


Building a Cyber Security Ecosystem: West Coast

Closing Remarks

3.30pm: Conference Close


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