Launch of Irish CISO Forum, National Chapter of European CISO Community

The official launch of Cyber Ireland’s CISO Forum took place at the Cyber Ireland National Conference, on Tuesday 26th September, Galway. 

The Irish CISO Forum is a National Chapter of ECSO’s European CISO Community (ECC). It was launched by Paul Brady, CISO at Optum Rx UK & Ireland, and CISO Forum Lead and Sebastijan Čutura, ECSO’s ECC Manager.

The CISO Forum provides a platform to share information, discuss common challenges and solutions, meet peers and connect with international groups. This invite-only event was limited to CISOs and CISO Team Members / Security Leads, providing an opportunity to openly discuss challenges and network.

Sebastijan presented the ECSO CISO Community, which includes 350 CISOs from 28 European countries. ECSO’s Annual CISO Meetup is scheduled to take place on 28/29 November in Florence, brining together representatives from national CISO groups to foster discussions on collaboration opportunities with the ultimate goal of unifying all CISO organisations under the ECSO umbrella. Sebastijan also covered ECSO’s CISO initiatives including NIS2 Implementation Initiative and the CISO Role in ENISA’s European Cybersecurity Skills Framework. A good discussion took place around the needs of the CISO community in Ireland, links to Europe and the impact of US regulations on CISOs in Ireland.

Timothy Youngblood, former SVP, CSO at T-Mobile USA, presented on “What does Generative AI mean for the CISO?” a topic all security leaders are grappling with. He discussed the Evolution of Generative AI, Emerging Trends, OWASP Top 10 for Large language models (LLM), the Cloud Security Alliance Framework Proposal and the questions from the board.

A panel discussion took place on Supply chain risk and software bill of materials (SBOM) with perspectives shared from Thomas Gaffney, CSO 8West, and Doug Kersten, CISO Appfire. The session finished off with an overview of ISACA Ireland’s CISO Forum and upcoming events, who are partner to Cyber Ireland’s CISO Forum.

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