Developing a Cyber Strategy

Developing a Cyber Strategy:

Executive Briefing

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat”.
Sun Tzu - The Art of War

Developing an appropriate cyber strategy is vital for every business. Ensuring that the cyber strategy is aligned with and supports the business strategy is an imperative for every board. Staying informed with appropriate metrics and being empowered to make risk based decisions is all part of cyber governance and oversight.

Most organisations have subscribed in principal to certain frameworks for security and privacy requirements BUT is this piecemeal approach really strategic? Is this approach providing the contextual support for digital transformation? Is this approach simply a compliance and regulatory burden on the business or does it empower the business to meet their goals and objectives?

“Transforming a business vision into actions, whilst protecting the business is the core objective of a cyber security strategy”.

Understanding the inherent cyber risk of the business model is the key initial step in developing an appropriate strategy with supporting framework. Join Paul C Dwyer CEO of Cyber Risk International (CRI) as he outlines the key steps in developing a cyber strategy for your business. A strategy that will support business growth, manage risk and satisfy regulatory compliance and related stakeholders.

Referencing real life case studies and showcasing some of CRI’s award winning technology “CyberPrism”, Dwyer will deliver a fast paced boot camp styled presentation to an informed audience of CIO’S, CISO’s, CRO’s and senior executives responsible for delivering a cyber strategy for their organisations.

Author: Paul C Dwyer

Paul C Dwyer is recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts on cyber security, risk and privacy. As CEO of Cyber Risk International he specialises in corporate and enterprise security, development of cyber defence programs, and business operations protection for CRI clients.

Certified an industry professional by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Approved by the National Crime Faculty and the High Tech Crime Network (HTCN). He has worked extensively around the world, his diverse career spans more than 25 years working with military, law enforcement and the commercial sector.

Roles have included:

• President of the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF)
• Co Chairman of the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) Industry Group
• Advisor to National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)
• Advisor to NATO on Countering Hybrid Cyber Threats
• Advisor to UK Defence Committee (DEFCOM) in Parliament
• Deputy Chair – Organised Crime Task Force Industry Group – NI
• Interim Global CISO for Numerous Multi-National Organisations
• Advisor to Numerous Governments and Intelligence agencies

Paul is a member of a number of industry groups including the IoD (Institute of Directors), IIEA (Institute of International and European Affairs) and the IRM (Institute of Risk Management).

As an accomplished serial entrepreneur he has successfully built a number of security practices in the UK & Ireland and in 2016 was identified by Business and Finance as one of Ireland’s Top 100 CEOs.
His career started as a technical networking specialist, he then specialised, trained and qualified in a number of disciplines including but not limited to ethical hacking, forensics, international management systems, risk management, business continuity, international governance frameworks, financial service regulations, cyber laws and project management.

Speaker: Jim Friars Bio

Jim has been Chief Executive of ICS Skills since it was first established in 1997. Jim is a Board Member and served as Chairman of the Board of the European Computer Driving Licence Foundation, the governing body for ECDL and ICDL worldwide.

Jim also served as Chairman of Innovation Value Institute Services, established by Maynooth University to promote the IT Capability Maturity Framework. In addition to his ICS Skills responsibilities, in January 2004 Jim became the Chief Executive of the Irish Computer Society. Jim has also served as President of the Ireland Canada Business Association. He is also a Member of the MBA Association and Institute of Directors.

Event details:


Irish Computer Society

87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4. D04 R266.


Registration: 10:30 am

Start: 11:00 am

Finish: 01:00 pm

About the Irish Computer Society

The mission of the Irish Computer Society is to advance, promote and represent the interests of ICT professionals in Ireland.

The ICS provides its members with:

  • An independent representative voice.
  • Independent means of keeping up-to-date.
  • Resources for professional development.
  • A network of contacts in the ICT sector.
  • Europe-wide professional recognition.
  • Guidance on professional standards.

The ICS also works to advance and promote computer literacy throughout the Irish population by:

  • Providing a means for current and potential computer users to achieve certified qualifications.
  • Encouraging the continuous development and availability of ICT curricula, and the use of appropriate ICT throughout the education system.
  • Furthering Ireland's economic, educational and cultural participation in the worldwide Information Society.

If you are interested in attending this select event for senior cyber leaders, please register your interest here.