ISACA Ireland Annual Conference

ISACA Ireland Chapter Conference 2018 took place on Friday, 16 November in Croke Park. The conference was designed to provide information systems professionals with a pragmatic approach to industry relevant concepts, tools and best practices. The theme for this one-day conference is Governance Risk and Compliance - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 

Conference slides are available on the download section on our home page. 

The conference had three streams (Audit & Compliance, Management, Security & Technical) running simultaneously throughout the day with sessions addressing Information Security, Audit, Control, Data Privacy, Governance, Risk & Compliance, and new technologies.

The sessions offered real-world cases, examples of actual tools and working papers used, including mapping to ISACA frameworks, successes and failures, and insight on emerging issues.  

Keynote Speakers for 2018:

  • Mr. Ultan O'Carroll, Assistant Data Protection Commissioner
  • Mr. Pete Finnigan, ORACLE guru and author

 Presentations on the following subjects:


Audit & Compliance Tracks 

  • RV Raghu - Auditing the Internet of Things
  • John Brady & associates - Risk Management - Special Interest Group (SIG) & Workshop
  • Helvi Salminen - Cognitive Biases & Audit Reliability
  • John Kelly/Torsten Feldman - Open Source Licence Compliance
  • Joseph Mayo - Risk Management in the Post-Information Age

Management Tracks

  • Andrea Simmons - The Devil is in the Contractual Details
  • Jeff Cook - Evaluating AICPA SOC Reports
  • Denis Kelleher - Governing the Risk of GDPR Compliance
  • Michelle Garrigan - Seven ways to deal with Frenemies
  • Todd Fitzgerald - Help the Board with your CyberSecurity Governance
  • Conor Hogan - Data Privacy - setting the Global Standard

Security & Technical Tracks

  • Richard Hollis - 23 ways to maximise your penetration testing
  • Ross Spellman - Payment Services Technical Changes
  • Martin Davis - Privacy by Design
  • Claudio Cilli - Prepare against Ransomeware
  • Bob Findlay - Auditing SCADA
  • Gonzalo Caro - tbc

Closing Presentation:

Valerie Lyons - GRC2.0 - Corporate Social Privacy with a dash of Compliance?


        Gold Sponsors:



 Silver Sponsors:

        Allstate NI


         Bronze Sponsors:

                    ANSEC IA Limited