INM Events and Data Solutions co-host Secure Computing Forum in the RDS

INM Events recently co-hosted the Secure Computing Forum in Dublin’s RDS.

Opening this year’s event, Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice & Equality, said: “Cybercrime is simply not an area that can be combatted by State intervention alone. Combatting illegal, harmful and predatory use of the internet – as well as reaping the full benefits of the digital revolution – requires the broadest responses at national, EU and international levels. That is why I welcome events such as today’s conference. They provide an invaluable opportunity to take this work forward.”

Keynote speaker John P Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice’s National Security Division and Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to FBI Director Robert S Mueller III, also took to the stage during the morning to discuss the ongoing digital battle against hackers, online terrorist recruiters and spies.

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, took part in a fireside chat during the conference to talk about the importance and challenges of protecting people’s privacy and personal security in a digital era. The session also touched on the rights and responsibilities of companies in relation to data breaches.

The other keynote speaker, ex-hacker Mustafa Al-Bassam, talked about hacktivism* (hacking for political activism), as well as his experience within hacking group LulzSec which made headlines across the globe for a series of high-profile hacks.

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Pictured at the Secure Computing Forum 2019: Hugh McGauran, Country Manager Ireland, Check Point Software; Cliona Carroll, Sponsorship and Events Manager, INM; Eddie Doyle, Global Security Strategist, Check Point Research; Roberta McCrossan, Group Marketing Director, DataSolutions; and Conor McCaffrey, Privacy Consultant, OneTrust.