Cy­ber threat in the spot­light

Se­cu­rity ex­pert jenny Rad cliff e talk sat dublin In­fosec18 on the risks we must pre­pare for

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CY­BER se­cu­rity spe­cial­ists from across the is­land have gath­ered in Dublin to dis­cuss the risks and threats fac­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Dublin In­for­ma­tion Sec 18 in the RDS was or­gan­ised by Belfast Tele­graph pub­lisher INM.

Open­ing the event, Char­lie Flana­gan, the Repub­lic’s min­is­ter for jus­tice and equal­ity, said al­most all as­pects of our lives now have a dig­i­tal di­men­sion, open­ing up new and un­pre­dictable threats.

Michael Gub­bins, head of the Garda Na­tional Cy­ber Crime Unit, said vig­i­lance was cru­cial.

“Cy­ber at­tacks will be­come in­creas­ingly stealthy and harder to de­tect. Co­op­er­a­tion among all rel­e­vant ac­tors is key. We have got to work to­gether,” he added.

Jenny Rad­cliffe, an ex­pert on the hu­man el­e­ment of se­cu­rity, said: “The de­mon for the dig­i­tal age is the hacker. The emo­tion hack­ers work mostly on is that of fear.

“If we don’t ad­dress fear as an in­dus­try, then the first time peo­ple en­counter fear in a cy­ber con­text will be in the hands of a hacker.”

Jenny Rad­cliffe and Michael Gub­bins of Garda Na­tional Cy­ber Crime Unit at Dublin In­for­ma­tion Sec 18

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