Ireland’s Multinational Population Needs To Hedge Against Cyberattacks

With Ireland being the host of several multinational company’s headquarters, cybersecurity should be something many companies in Ireland take seriously. This is according to Mikko Hypponen, the main address at the Dublin Information Sec conference, in October this year. Hypponen happens to be one of the leading experts on the topic of cybersecurity and privacy policies. He is the chief researcher at F-secure and is also acclaimed for leading an investigation into the originators of the first ever Computer Virus. In a pre-conference address, Hypponen shared his insights by bringing light to Ireland’s ever-growing position as the headquarter hub for several Europe’s biggest multinationals and how important it is to be cyber safe as a result.

Essentially All Companies Are Software Companies

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Hypponen pointed out that every single company is essentially a software company whether it likes it or not. He further went on to note that organisations had the major responsibility to their clients and employees to have effective privacy protection measures in place, furthermore to have means of detecting and aborting such breaches. He argues that cybersecurity should always be on the discussion agenda at board meetings. He also went on to state that all 500 Fortune 500 companies are probably hackable and are probably being hacked in real time.

The Dublin Information Sec Focus

Cybersecurity is going to be a huge threading theme throughout the entire conference. However, other topic matters that will be touched on and discussed include regulation which will focus on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard health checks on companies. Furthermore, the effects and aftermath of the Brexit decision on the British economy will be addressed as well as how organisations can improve their security health, ranging from SaaS to cloud discussions. Other topics will also include the risks and threats that the average business faces due to the large pool of big data going around.