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EXPERT DETAILS

IPA

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) provide expert-led training courses for IT professionals and senior managers across Ireland. Our training helps professionals in the private and public government sectors to protect their organisations via:

  • Improving Knowledge and Building Strategy – For Senior Managers and aspiring entrants to the IT industry
  • Core Cyber Security Courses – Practical training for IT staff and managers
  • Training and helping people gain an industry recognised course

The revolution in technological change presents new opportunities for society, but also raises new challenges and threats. We help businesses and corporates together with the public and government sector organisations to build their capabilities and mitigate risk. The IPA do this by:

  • Training Courses – Public and In-House Courses
  • In-house Consultancy – providing tailored training, knowledge and coaching

The service is headed by cyber security training veteran Tom Brett who has gained nearly 20 years experience in IT, networking and computer security training across Ireland. Tom’s approach to training is based strongly on developing hands-on practical skills, real life scenarios, group learning and learning from latest developments.

The Institute of Public Administration operates across the length and breadth of Ireland and is based in Dublin.

Cyber Risk International

Cyber Risk International believes the answer to the cyber challenge is leadership.

We provide a portfolio of services to enable and empower leadership within organisations so they can understand, mitigate and manage cyber risk.

Providing board level briefings, interim CISO’s and executive mentoring enables our clients to develop an appropriate cyber strategy and framework.

We understand every organisation is unique and our approach is to marry risk management with cyber security so that you can effectively leverage and augment your existing investment.

We deal with all sectors and specialise in supporting the global financial sector.

Our award winning Cyber Risk Strategy “CyberPrism™” is now available as a software tool and our clients can avail of the derived benefits of this RegTech approach.

Aligning a cyber strategy to the business is essential for the board and CRI specialises in calculating the inherent cyber risk of organisations based on their business model and thus developing an appropriate strategy and framework.

No matter what industry you are in, the board and leadership is ultimately responsible for the holistic landscape of cyber risk.

Cyber risk oversight is a board imperative and we assist global corporations develop an appropriate governance model that supports execution of their business strategy.

RITS

Rits is a wholly owned Irish company that was established in 1990. Our focus has always been the delivery of specialised security consulting services, to Irish and international organisations. We count Ireland's leading companies and Government departments among our clients. Internationally Rits works with many leading financial institutions and technology companies.

We draw on our many years of technical security and project management experience to deliver a pragmatic and effective security advice resource.

Information Security is our only focus. As an independent firm we have the best interest of our clients at heart and can be relied upon to provide realistic, effective and cost saving advice when it comes to determining security strategy, selecting or deploying security solutions.

Experience and independence makes Rits an easy choice when choosing a security partner in these challenging times.

We Understand Business And The Associated Risks
Information Technology is the central nervous system of today's organisations, transmitting information that is vital to their success - and perhaps their very survival. Much of this information must be protected against unauthorised disclosure, interception, or alteration. This is the function of Information Security

VM FORENSICS

IT Forensics, Electronic Discovery, Data Recovery are all elements that are not new to modern society. VMForensics strives to meet the current demands of its clients whether dealing with a computer forensics investigation, disclosure for a regulatory case or litigation. 

VMForensics is a global firm providing extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of Digital forensics, eDiscovery and Data Recovery. VMForensics use the most up to date forensic technology to deliver their forensics offering.

VMForensics’ members have a portfolio of over 12 years’ experience in the field, with our members being experts in the field recognised globally.

VMForensics operate principally in Ireland but have completed investigations worldwide including UK, Northern Ireland, across Europe, Africa and the United Arab Emirates. 

VMForensics geographic location in Dundalk, Ireland, lends itself to the ease of accessibility to both Dublin and Belfast. Dundalk, County Louth, enjoys a great location, strategically located approximately midway between the two largest cities in the island of Ireland, Belfast and Dublin. 

VMForensics is also a registered business in Northern Ireland, located in Newry Co Down. Again geographically, the location suits all of the North East, including Belfast. The Northern Ireland business was incorporated in 2015. 

VMForensics are listed in the Expert Witness directory of Ireland 2016. 

Since our incorporation in 2014, VMForensics has gained a reputation for service excellence. We are retained by likeminded professional organisations that respect our commitment to expertise in quality digital evidence. Our proven forensic, eDiscovery and related services have secured our position in the market place as a brand leader and this has been the foundation of our success and growth. 

Our success has also grown from the outstanding contribution of a committed VMForensics team. Central to the team is Dr Vivienne Mee with over 12 years’ experience in the field, offering a huge skillset which is core to the team. The team includes highly skilled individuals within the investigations and support functions. 

VMForensics provides professional services throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, and UK. 

SMITH & WILLIAMSON

Leading independently-owned providers of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations. With 12 offices in Ireland, the UK and Jersey, 1,700 people and an international capability in over 100 countries, our aim is to provide an innovative global service.

Our Dublin offices have over 70 staff which comprises financial and business services professionals, tax advisors, private client investment managers and support staff. We provide a unique blend of business and personal financial services ranging from tax, audit and corporate finance to personal financial planning and investment management.

Our skill is to link our many service offerings to provide 'joined up' thinking, delivered in an approachable and pragmatic way with a high degree of director involvement.

Since our foundation over a century ago, Smith & Williamson has been managing the financial affairs of private clients and their business interests. We are one of the top ten largest firm of accountants* in the UK and our investment management business has over £18bn (€20bn) of funds under management and advice (as at 31 December 2016).

Our prime aim is to help our clients achieve their financial ambitions, both corporate and personal. Our clients are varied - private individuals, mid-large businesses, professional practices and non-profit organisations.

SMITH & WILLIAMSON
Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services. It is ranked the 8th largest UK partnership by audit fee income and we are also one of Europe’s largest accounting firms with a huge global presence. We specialise in audit, tax and advisory services across a range of markets and sectors.Our HR policy has been designed to serve our business ambition: we remain faithful to our values, we recruit the best talent, regardless of origin. In a dynamic sector facing changing times, new technology, consolidation, convergence and rapid development, you can never afford to stand still. Mazars works with a wide range of clients in specialist areas from data logistics to international publishers to broadband technology providers and telecommunications suppliers. Whatever your size and ambition, whether you are a growing business or a global multi-media company, we provide the same quality of service and commitment to each client - and our partner-led approach ensures a personal service.