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