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Governance Forum Programme 2020

Cyber, Data & Information Governance - Issues, Risks and Assurance

13 February 2020


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Institute of Public Administration, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

Modern society is experiencing an ever-increasing pace of change, and this is particularly so when it comes to modern working and the cyber and electronic worlds. As much as this has brought, and will bring, great benefits and opportunities, it also brings significant risks, exposures and threats. Some of these are known and some may be unknown. For those in key leadership positions, as Board members or senior executives, there may be ‘known unknowns’ in this area (in terms of knowledge and understanding). With this in mind, this special Forum event is designed to help demystify issues in respect of modern cyber, data and information governance, and associated risks, and to help equip those in leadership roles to ask the right questions and seek the right assurances. 

The session will be of relevance to Board Members, Audit & Risk Committee Members and Executives.

This session will hear from three expert speakers with the agenda focusing on the following areas:


Kerri-woods Woods

Kerri-Ann Woods is Compliance Officer at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) within the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. She is project manager for the development and implementation of Ireland’s second National Cyber Security Strategy, which was launched in December 2019, and, as part of the NCSC, Kerri-Ann provides oversight of Operators of Essential Services and Digital Service Providers to ensure their cyber security measures meet the requirements under the EU Directive for the Security of Network and Information Systems

Terry Landers

Terry Landers is Chief Standards Officer (EMEA) at Microsoft, where his main interests centre on the standards and policy agenda around cyber security/cryptography, IT governance, AI and blockchain. He joined Microsoft in 2003 as Head of Legal/Corporate Affairs for Northern and Central Europe. Terry has worked in the IT sector for over 30 years in Europe and the US, including in Digital Equipment/Compaq, Ericsson Ireland and Forfás. Terry is a member of the Board of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and Enable Ireland. He is Chairman of NSAI Inc., and Chairman of Ireland’s ICT Standards Consultative Committee, as well as its mirror committee for Cybersecurity.

Brian Donnellan

Brian Donnellan is Vice President of Engagement and Innovation, and Professor of Management Information Systems at Maynooth University. He is Co-Principal Investigator in the Irish Software Research Centre, Lero. He research interests are in the areas of IT-enabled innovation and Data Governance. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent 20 years working in the ICT industry.