Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland 2023 - Wrap up Session 

Post Cyber Attack Response - Exiting The Crisis 

16th May 2023 | 3:30pm - 5pm 

Does your Organisation have an incident response plan?


Paul C Dwyer, President of the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) is hosting this year’s panel discussion and will start with an opening address highlighting a well known Irish case study 10 years on - The Loyalty Build hack.  

Paul will provide a detailed overview of how the attack took place and the sensitive data that was stolen. He will also shed light on the media coverage of the incident and the severe repercussions that Loyalty Build faced, such as the ban on processing data by the data commissioner and the enormous financial losses incurred. Moreover, Paul will discuss the devastating long-term impact on Loyalty Build, ultimately leading to their inability to recover from the hack. 

Using this scenario the panelists will discuss what their individual role would be in the aftermath, impact and recovery stages of an attack like this, including the challenges and issues that arise along the way and require thoughtful consideration. The audience will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights as the panelists share their real-world experiences. 

  • Opening Address - Paul C Dwyer 

       - 10 years on from the Loyalty Build hack – what have we learned?

  • Panel Discussion - Vivienne Mee, Charlie Taylor, Paul Hearns
  • Q&A with the Audience 
  • Closing Remarks 

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Moderator: Paul C Dwyer, Cyber Security Expert 

Paul C Dwyer is recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts on cyber security, risk and privacy. As CEO of Cyber Risk International he specialises in corporate and enterprise security, development of cyber defence programs, and business operations protection for CRI clients.
With responsibility for the protection of trillions of euros in global money movement and critical infrastructure technologies that protect hundreds of thousands of companies’ and governments’ interests in more than 100 countries.

Forensics Response: Dr Vivienne Mee, Founder, VM Group

Vivienne is a highly respected professional with over a decade of experience in the field of IT Forensics and Electronic Discovery. Her expertise has made her a recognized leader in delivering world-class services to a wide range of clients, including top pharmaceutical companies, large financial institutions, and government departments.

As an expert in electronic discovery and computer forensic investigations, Vivienne has played a key role in many high-profile cases. She possesses in-depth knowledge of evidence processing, analysis, handling, chain of custody, and documentation. Her proficiency in all areas of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model process and co-authorship of the Electronic discovery Good Practice Guide in Ireland has solidified her reputation as an authority in her field.

Moreover, Vivienne has provided critical advice on current investigations that have led to developments in Irish case law. Her vast experience and deep knowledge make her an invaluable addition to the panel.

Media Response: Technology and Innovation Editor, Business Post

Charlie is a tech and innovation reporter with a background in business journalism at The Irish Times. With a focus on Ireland's tech landscape, Charlie brings a unique perspective to the panel, offering insights into how the media approaches reporting on organizations that have experienced cyber incidents.

Charlie's experience in reporting on businesses and technology makes them a valuable contributor to the discussion. They will share their expertise on how organizations can best navigate the aftermath of a cyber incident and mitigate the impact on their reputation. Charlie will also provide insights into how media coverage can influence public perception and discuss best practices for organisations to communicate effectively during a crisis.

Technology Response: Paul Hearns, Business Owner, PJH Consulting

Paul Hearns is a seasoned technology content strategist, facilitator, and commentator with a wealth of experience in the industry. As the current provider of content strategy and services to the technology industry with PJH Consulting, Paul brings a unique perspective to the panel. Previously, he served as Head of Content for Mediateam where he oversaw the Tech Network portfolio, which included the popular TechFire and TechLive event series. With a background in web development and network management, Paul began his career in the aerospace industry before transitioning to freelance journalism in 1998. In 2005, he became the editor of ComputerScope, which later became TechPro magazine, further honing his expertise in technology and content creation.


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