Public Sector Cyber Security Northern Ireland 2022

Holyrood Connect is delighted to announce the in-person return of its popular Public Sector Cyber Security Northern Ireland conference. The 4th annual Cyber Security Northern Ireland conference will once again act as the premier event for public sector cyber security professionals in Northern Ireland.

Our 2022 conference will examine the major cyber issues for Northern Ireland’s public sector as it shifts to a new normal in terms of working post-pandemic. The sessions will examine the future of cyber security by delving into discussions on the growing threat of ransomware and necessity of incident response preparation, the next generation of the workforce including the role of neurodiversity and skills development in youth, and innovative security solutions in the form of artificial intelligence and machine learning. These panel sessions will provide delegates the chance to hear sector thought leaders discuss vital topics at the heart of the current cyber security landscape.

The event is free-to-attend for those working in the public or third sectors. Register now to secure your place.

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Dr Paul Miller
Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)
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Prof. Kevin Curran
Ulster University
Joe Dolan
Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre (NICSC)

The past two years have challenged how society runs and highlighted the ever-increasing important of digital technologies in our daily lives. This shift to digital brings an added need for security and resilience, and in order to achieve these feats a practice of collaboration amongst sectors must be developed. This opening session will focus on the current landscape of cyber security in Northern Ireland’s public sector and unpack the urgency,  challenges, and future approach to cultivating an ecosystem of collaboration.

The last year has seen a handful of major public sector organisations face sophisticated ransomware attacks, including Ireland’s Health Service Executive and Northern Ireland’s Civil Service. This worrying trend demonstrates the need for strong, organisation-wide cyber security readiness across the sector.  This session will consist of a panel discussion between experts examining best practices for preparedness to avoid attacks if possible, and resilience if one does occur so that delivery of services can be maintained. The session will highlight the importance of resources available to organisations that can be utilised, as well as the community aspect when facing cyber security threats.

Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning have begun to be utilised to create safer security systems and protect organisations from suspicious activity or unwanted intrusions. How significant of a role can they play the future of cyber security? Is there still untapped potential in these emerging technologies? How do these solutions aid in the collaborative efforts of the Northern Irish public sector? This session will examine the current role of these technologies within the cyber security space, as well as further potential in helping to achieving a safe, secure society.

In the final session of Public Sector Cyber Security Northern Ireland 2022, we will welcome a thought leader in cyber security, who will look towards the future and provide insight on how Northern Ireland can harness the element of collaboration to improve cyber security across the sector. 

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