Cyber Ireland CISO Forum

Vision: An Irish community of Chief Information Security Officers who can exchange cybersecurity information and best practices in a safe and trusted environment.

Cyber Ireland’s Irish CISO Forum is a National Chapter of the ECSO’s European CISO Community (ECC) and aims to share information, discuss common challenges and solutions, meet peers and connect with international forums.

Irish CISO Forum Leads:

Liz Craven (2)

Liz Craven, 

H+K International

brian padden

Brian Padden,


paul brady

Paul Brady,


Irish CISO Forum Objectives

  1. NETWORK – provide opportunities to expand your professional network with other CISOs / Security Leads in Ireland.
  2. EXCHANGE – offers the possibility to exchange lessons learned and best practices. 
  3. SHARE in a TRUSTED environment – facilitate information and strategic cyber threat intelligence sharing among CISOs. 
  4. INTERNATIONAL – connecting with and establishing strategic partnerships with European and international.
  5. SOLUTIONS – receive independent feedback on cyber security solutions & targeted presentations. 

Who can Join?

  • The applicant must be a CISO or linked to the CISO role working on cybersecurity issues, including cyber security managers/leaders, and is most senior individual responsible for cyber security in the organisation in Ireland. 
  • Membership is based on individual representation, not corporate affiliation. 
  • CISOs must be based in Ireland. 
  • Membership is open to large companies, SMEs or the public sector. 
  • Both Cyber Ireland members and Non-Members may join. 
  • Applicants can not be linked to sales or technical development. Membership from IT or cyber security vendors is limited to those that occupy an internal security function in their company. The membership of consultancies is limited to employees being CISO of the company. No conflict of interest may exist. 

Benefits of Joining

  • Access to the two Signal Group Chats for the Irish and European CISO Communities. 
  • Quarterly meetings to share best practices, case studies and network. 

ECC Benefits: 

  • Daily feed on cybersecurity news and vulnerabilities. 
  • Monthly wrap-up meeting on the most pressing cybersecurity news from European and national perspectives. 
  • Creation of tools and publishing and dissemination of position papers. 
  • Access to annual cross-sector & sector specific physical meetings of the Community Members. 
  • Interaction with the EU Institutions on policy and legislative priorities (e.g. NIS2, CRA). 
  • Access to the webinars and expertise of the Community.