ISACA Ireland Conference 2021

Call for Speakers

ISACA Ireland Virtual Conference 2021
Emerging Technologies and Compliance

19th November 9:00 am - 3:30pm 


We are working with the presenters to complete the schedule and topics. Please check back for more information and updates. Schedule subject to change. 
NOTE - Please report your own CPEs to ISACA manually, CPE certificates will not be issued or uploaded automatically. You can report 6.5 hours if you attend the entire day.

Feargal O'Neill - 9:00am

President ISACA Ireland

Prof. Claudio Cilli - 9:10am

Prof. Claudio Cilli is a recognised world leading authority in the areas of National Security and Intelligence, company protection, information systems security and compliance, with over 25 years of experience. He currently advises governments and int’l companies in the cyber-security and critical infrastructures protection areas.

President of The ISACA Rome (Italy) Chapter

IoT Security - Hacking embedded devices

Wendy Goucher - 9:55am

Information Security and Risk Consultant at Goucher Consulting

Wendy Goucher is an information or cyber security consultant -depending which you are looking for.  Her focus is operational so trying to keep data as safe as possible while still allowing people to do their job. For that reason she’s done a lot of work in the area of risk recently and hopes one day to understand all the factors that are in play, but feels that to believe she does would risk arrogant deception.  Wendy has also written some books, including one on incident response, and in the next year she will be publishing anything up to 5 books for small children and their parents on cyber security.  She’s excited and passionate about that prospect so be warned.

Topic: A Positive Reflection on the Security Challenges of the COVID Era.
This presentation would look at what we have learnt about security awareness, operation and communication during the COVID Era. 

Coffee Break

Kaya Kazmirci - 10:50am

Partner at Ionate, Inc

Kaya Kazmirci specializes in Fintech Governance & Cybersecurity Services and offers related trainings including: CISA, Cobit 2019, CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, CDPSE and CISM. He is presently teaching IT Governance at Bosphorous University and was previously the Internal Audit Director in Istanbul Turkey for Avea (Mobile Telco operator). Kaya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Sciences Modified with Computer Science and Electronics from Dartmouth College and is an accredited CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, Cobit and CISSP trainer.
Kaya has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Business. Kaya is one of the ISACA Istanbul Chapter founders and a past Chapter President. He has extensive experience in restructuring the IT function, and implementation of audit methodologies in large banks and telecommunication operators. Kaya’s experiences include extensive reviews of financial management systems including: banking, billing and charging, accounting and ERP (SAP & Oracle) systems, and IT organizations. Kaya also has experience in providing technical, operational, organizational, security and theoretical advice to Internet and e-Commerce focused organizations. Kaya is well versed in generally accepted IT standards such as MS SSPA, Cobit, Prince2, ITIL, the International Standard 27001 for Information Security Management, TOGAF and NIST Standards.

Bleeding-edge Technology and the Future of Business – Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Quantum Computing

Blockchain and other emerging mobile payment methods have the potential to completely disrupt many established players like SWIFT, Banks and related EFT systems, Health Care and Telecommunications. The session's goal is to to both describe emerging technologies, their implementation methods as well as their risk

ISACA Ireland Risk Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Panel Discussion - 11:35am

Paul Hyland 
Chair RM-SIG

Paul Hyland is Director of IT Security and Governance for IPL, is a leading packaging provider. Paul has broad experience in implementing strategic change programmes within the security, privacy and risk functions for over 20 years. He has held senior security positions in global organisations such as Ardagh Group, KBC Bank and Glen Dimplex.

Tony Hughes
Director of Cyber Security Consulting at ANSEC IA LTD

Bryan Foss
Digital NED & Board Chair, Risk & Audit Chair, Visiting Professor, Mentoring Founders & NEDs, Regulatory Advisor, Chapter Zero Member

Michael Stout

Originally from Northern California, Michael has consulted and trained info/cyber-security professionals in government, military, law enforcement, and business from Greenland to New Zealand and all over Europe. He holds numerous accreditations and completed an MSc. in information security, where his dissertation focused on cyber warfare defense.


Lunch Break 12:15pm

Robbert van der Pol - 1:15pm

Director, Deloitte Risk Advisory

Robbert leads the Responsible Cloud practice in Deloitte Netherlands helping clients to responsibly consume public cloud services and is a Guest Lecturer on Cloud at the Vrije University of Amsterdam. He is active in Financial Services Industry as well as Startup and Scale up industry and is focusing on new cloud related technologies including how to address the associated risks. 

How to navigate the risks for Crypto currency exchanges and brokers through the use of risk management in cloud enabled environments?

In this presentation Robbert will speak about:

  • Current trends for Crypto currency exchanges/brokers in relation to IT risk management;
  • How automated tools and frameworks help to address IT risks in cloud enabled environments;
  • Case study: lessons learned from risk management for crypto currency exchanges/brokers.

Ed Casmer - 2:00pm

Founder and CTO, Cloud Storage Security

Ed is a 20 year technology veteran with deep experience in cloud security across the major Cloud Platform Providers: AWS, Azure, GCP.  Previously, as Cloud CTO for Symantec, he led the team responsible for building solution offerings consumable in the cloud model.  Ed guided Symantec into the cloud security space, managing the relationships between Symantec and the Cloud Platform Providers from both technical integration and go-to-market standpoint.  He has shared his expertise in cloud security at numerous events, conferences, and webcasts. 

Cloud Object Storage: Why You Should Be Concerned With It

In this presentation Ed will give a background on cloud storage and speak about Cloud Object Storage risk and how to manage the risk. 

Industry Specialists Panel Discussion 2:45pm

Speakers from the day, including special guest:

Blessing Usoro

Information Security Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co. || Founder Cyber For School Girls || Co-Founder Cyber Women Ireland

Blessing Usoro is the Founder of Cyber For SchoolGirls, a non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the vast gender gap between women and men in the cybersecurity industry. She works to support and encourage more schoolgirls to help them choose cybersecurity as a career. She is also a Co-Founder of Cyber Women Ireland and it has since become the official professional organisation for women in the cybersecurity industry in Ireland. She helps businesses design viable security architecture and strategic solutions that protect them from the unending cyber threats. She's an Information Security Manager at JP Morgan Chase & Co. She has appeared as a speaker at Slándáil: National Security Summit Ireland. She's also been a subject matter expert on RTE1 National Radio, and on East Coast FM.


Close 3:30pm