june, 2021

16jun2:00 pm3:00 pmCyber Ireland OT Sec Working Group Launch

Event Details

The Cyber threat to Operations Technology Systems

Cyber threats have never been as great as evidenced by the audacious nature of recent ransomware attacks by DarkSide on a major US fuel pipeline which cost $5 million in ransom payments alone let alone the loss of revenue and reputation. Closer to home the ransomware attack on the Health Service Executive described as heinous to attack that delayed the care of sick people and will cost tens of millions of Euro even without paying out a ransom demand.

This initial webinar will return to the root of the problem as it pertains to the Operations Technology (OT) of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) at a time where 5G and developments in networking as well as virtualisation makes ICS more connected than ever before.


1. Introduction to Cyber Ireland’s OT Sec Working Group: Dr Diarmuid Ó Briain – Lecturer and the director of Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Engineering in the Institute of Technology

2. First Talk: Wayne Bursey. Industrial Cyber Security Lead for Siemens Ireland and Scotland.

3. Second Talk: Eamonn O’Mara. Assoc. Dir, Site IT lead (MSD Carlow).

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(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm