Response, awareness and resilience key weapons against cyber attacks

In a landscape where even the largest and most influential organisations are subject to attack, this year’s Cyber Security Summit brought together experts to discuss strategies and offer solutions

Adnan Ahmed, head of ICT and chief information security officer, Ornua; Justin Ralph, chief technology officer, RCSI; Jonathan Healy, broadcaster and summit host and Paul Collins, SVP, regional information security officer, Europe, Elavon Financial Services (EFS). Picture: Maura Hickey

Six months after the HSE fell victim to ransomware, and the morning after a historic outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp around the world, 2021’s Cyber Security Summit brought together experts in the field to discuss cyber strategy, best practice and industry trends, as well as an evolving threat landscape where no organisation – local or global – is safe from attack.

Ossian Smyth, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment, ...