A few years ago it was difficult to find any major conferences on information security in Ireland.  There would be a number of seminars run by various vendors and resellers with the ISSA and IISF running monthly meetings to keep their members informed of latest trends and issues.

This year is proving to be very exciting as there are quite a number of excellent conferences coming up over the coming weeks.  These are

ISSA Ireland National Conference

On May the 11th and 12th the Irish Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) will be hosting their first national conference at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Kildare Street, Dublin 2).  There is quite an exciting lineup of speakers for the event and it promises to also be an excellent networking opportunity.  Details of the conference are available at http://www.issaireland.org/conference/.

SEPG Europe 2011

Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute will host the 16th annual SEPG Europe conference from the 7th to the 9th of June in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin.  This promises to be an exciting event where experts from around the world will discuss the issues surrounding improving the security and quality of software and systems.  On June the 6th there will also be opportunity to attend one of the following tutorials;

  • Cyber Response and Analysis Challenge
  • Forensics for Law Enforcement
  • Introduction to CMMI Accelerated Improvement Method (AIM)
  • Managing Risk and Resilience: The CERT Resilience Management Model (RMM)
  • Software Engineers as Insider Threats: Actual Attacks and their Consequences

To register for the above tutorials or the conference itself please go to the following http://www.sei.cmu.edu/sepg/europe/2011/register.cfm

OWASP AppSec  Europe 2011

OWASP will be hosting their Appsec Europe 2011 Conference in Dublin from the 7th until the 10th of June in the grounds of Trinity College Dublin.  This conference will focus on issues surrounding application security, which has been very topical with recent headlines highlighting where poor application security has led to significant security breaches.  More details on the conference and how to register are available at https://www.owasp.org/index.php/AppSecEU2011

Of course later on in the year we will have the IRISSCERT  Cyber Conference, which will again be free to attend this year.  Planning for that is already underway and I will update the blog as they become available.

Hopefully I will see some of you at one or more of the above.

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