On the 3rd of October 2014, I was honoured to be involved as a Keynote at the ISACA Ireland Breaking Down the Silos event – an event which was very refreshing, and a resounding success born out of the hard work and effort of the ISACA Ireland team.
Like all such events, it is always hard to get the numbers, but in this case they exceeded expectations reaching close to 300 delegates in the Conference facilities at the Croake Park Stadium, Dublin– but then again, with speakers drawn from the office of the White House, and some of the most accomplished IT Security Practitioners in the UK, and for that the world, this was not surprising.
With presentations from Theresa Patton [ex White House CIO], the noteworthy Graham Cluley, and Amar Singh to mention just a selection of those who shared some very wise, and worthy observations. However, the most refreshing element about this event was its honesty as to the state of Information, Cyber, or call it whatever you will ‘Security’ with a view that all is not well in the garden, and that we, in the royal we sense, must do better – as I said, if we [the Cyber Processionals] were medical practitioners, we would be struck off, as the patient is close to dying from the lacklustre attention they are receiving.
I am hopeful that this event will come around again in 2015, and I can assure that if it does, these forward thinking masters of the art of communication will have my backing. I am hopeful those back in ISACA HQ will sit up, take note, and give some credit to this prestigious accomplishment driven out of a very focused and professional group of the ISACA family – well done folks, you did well.
John Walker, blogger for Tripwire