Cybersecurity Experts Discuss Company Misconception of The Cloud and More in Roundtable Discussion

Industry experts from TikTok, Microsoft, and more talk latest trends on cybersecurity & public policy.

Enterprise Ireland, Ireland’s trade and innovation agency, hosted a virtual Cyber Security & Public Policy panel discussion with several industry-leading experts. The roundtable discussion allowed cybersecurity executives from leading organizations to come together and discuss The Nexus of Cyber Security and Public Policy.

The panel included Roland Cloutier, the Global Chief Security Officer of TikTok, Ann Johnson, the CVP of Business Development - Security, Compliance & Identity at Microsoft, Richard Browne, the Director of Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre, and Melissa Hathaway, the President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC who formerly spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and lead the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush.

 Panelists discussed the European Cloud and the misconception companies have of complete safety and security when migrating to the Cloud and whether it is a good move for a company versus a big mistake. Each panelist also brought valuable perspective and experience to the table on other discussion topics including cyber security’s recent rapid growth and changes; the difference between U.S. and EU policies and regulations; who holds the responsibility for protecting consumer data and privacy; and more.

 “As more nations and states continue to improve upon cybersecurity regulations, the conversation between those developing policy and those implementing it within the industry becomes more important,” said Aoife O’Leary, Vice President of Digital Technologies, Enterprise Ireland. “We were thrilled to bring together this panel from both sides of the conversation and continue to highlight the importance of these discussions for both Enterprise Ireland portfolio companies and North American executives and thought leaders.”

 This panel discussion was the second of three events in Enterprise Ireland’s Cyber Demo Day 2020 series, inclusive of over 60 leading Irish cyber companies, public policy leaders, and cyber executives from many of the largest organizations in North America and Ireland.

 To view a recording of the Cyber Security & Public Policy Panel Discussion from September 23rd, please click here.


About Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish State agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate, and win export sales in global markets. Enterprise Ireland partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland's international trade, innovation, leadership, and competitiveness. For more information on Enterprise Ireland, please visit https://enterprise-ireland.com/en/.

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