“The bad guys are well networked, they support each other with training, intelligence sharing and a marketplace of underground criminals that have developed an ecosystem resulting in an underground economy valued at over one trillion dollars. It has surpassed drug trafficking as a crime. The ICTTF cyber security community is the antithesis of the criminal networks and recognises with it’s slogan – It Takes a Network to Defeat a Network.”
Paul C Dwyer
ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force
The ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force was formed in 2010 as a not for profit group with the objective of increasing cooperation, intelligence sharing via a virtual online cyber security community. The concept of “It Takes a Network to Defeat a Network” rapidly took hold and the ICTTF organically developed into 1,000’s of online members from over 100 countries. Many of these countries hosted local chapter meetings and utilised the portal www.icttf.org to coordinate their activity.
In 2015, after continuous online growth the ICTTF developed a local cyber task force model in Ireland. We recognised there were lots of technical groups for cyber security professionals but nothing for the business leaders that are responsible for developing and implementing cyber strategy within an organisation from the boardroom down. The Cyber Task Force (Ireland) was born as a cross sector group of business leaders collaborating to deal with all aspects of cyber threats.
During the Cyber Threat Summit, the ICTTF take the opportunity to recognise excellence and innovation. A number of awards will be presented to individuals and organisations that have come to the attention of the ICTTF board. Example of an award being made this year:
Irish Global Cyber Leaders
(Those that have excelled internationally in cyber security or cyber safety)
Previous award recipients include:
Ronan McGuinness – CISO – Pinebridge
Global CISO Award
Grainia Long – CEO – ISPCC
Cyber Safety Ambassador of the Year
If you have any nominations for us to consider, please contact us.
The ICTTF has hosted an annual Cyber Threat Summit from Ireland for the last six years. This year’s summit now in its seventh year, the Cyber Threat Summit has become Europe’s leading cyber risk exhibition and conference.
Developing and enhancing each year, 2017 will embrace the theme of “European Cyber Summit” an opportunity to focus on Euro cyber issues such as BREXIT, GDPR and the NIS Directive.
Our largest most inclusive event thus far, the event will take over the entire Helix Centre in Dublin for one day – Oct 24th 2017.
There will be three track stages running concurrently this year, giving the audience an opportunity to jump between levels of content.
Track 1 – Strategic – Presentations, thought leadership and panel discussions relating to strategic solutions and aspects of cyber risk.
Track 2 – Operational – Presentations focussed on the operational aspects of managing cyber risk, this includes frameworks, regulatory and management systems related topics.
Track 3 – Technical – A chance to see solutions in action, the technical showcase track allows delegates to see demonstrations of technical solutions in operation and interact directly with vendors.
#CTS2017 will also host a “Cyber Start-Up Zone”. Innovation is a key factor in detecting, responding and mitigating cyber risk. The start-up zone is an opportunity for cyber start-ups from all over Europe to showcase their innovative solutions and for delegates to learn more about the benefits of these solutions. Investors and cyber start-up entrepreneurs will also have an extensive opportunity to network.