By Sean Moriarty

A new conference in cyber security, with a direct focus on relationships between Ireland and the United States, will take place in Killarney next month.
The Cyber Security Conference (Transatlantic Policy Forum) will be held at The Brehon, on May 10.
The conference is being organised by Dr William Sheehan, a local historian and organiser of the Killarney Economic Conference.
The conference began after a conversation between Dr Edward Burke of the University of Nottingham and Sheehan who are both historians of military conflict.
They have invited David Crozier of Queens University Belfast and Dr Robert Mauro of Boston College to join them.
All four share a common concern that cybercrime and cyber terrorism is a real threat especially given the number of US multi-national companies based in Ireland.
Speakers include Richard Browne, Director of Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre; Michael Gubbins, Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau; Detective Inspector Alistair Burns, Serious Cyber Crime Unit PSNI, while the keynote speaker will be Sir Rob Wainwright, Senior Partner for Deloitte’s Cyber Practice and the former Director of Europol, and David Stanton, TD, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, will deliver the opening address.
“This conference is unique, it brings together key leaders in cybersecurity from Ireland, the UK and the United States, and from sectors such as defence, law enforcement, business and research for the first time in Ireland,” Dr Sheehan said. “Panels will explore how new partnerships can be created to face future threats both across sectors and countries, how those threats will evolve from state and non-state sectors, and how the Irish government can support this emerging industry in Ireland, and how business can evolve and protect themselves into the future.”
For further information or to register your attendance visit, phone 064 776 7181 or email

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