Who We Are
Cyber Risk International (CRI) was founded in 2014 by Paul C Dwyer. Paul is recognised as one of the worlds foremost experts on cyber security, risk and privacy.
CRI believe the answer to the cyber challenge lies in leadership. Leadership need to be empowered so that they can avail of the opportunities to embrace innovation whilst managing the associated cyber risks.
Initially CRI supported organisations by delivering strategic cyber risk advisory services with their cadre of cyber security experts. As demand grew, CRI knew the only way they could help more organisations and scale was to develop a solution.
In 2015, CyberPrism v1.0 was born! This methodology delivered as a B2B SaaS solution meant CyberPrism could now globally scale and work with businesses of all sizes in all sectors.
As we head into 2020, CRI have fully transitioned from a “traditional service” business model to a “tech” company delivering consultancy in the cloud. Our global foot print now includes offices in Dublin, London and New York and clients/partners around the globe.
Some of our clients
Paul C Dwyer CEO - BIO
Paul has been certified an industry professional by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and selected for the IT Governance Expert Panel.
Paul is an honorary fellow of the Irish Computer Society (ICS), approved by the National Crime Faculty and the High Tech Crime Network (HTCN).
Paul has worked extensively around the world and his diverse career spans more than 25 years working with military, law enforcement, and the commercial sector. His roles have included:
- President of the ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force
- Co Chairman of the UK NCA National Crime Agency Industry Group
- Advisor to NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office)
- 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
A prolific contributor to the industry and media, Paul is a professional public speaker and industry evangelist. He has also authored a number of industry works including a book aimed at boards of director entitled – “The Art of Cyber Risk Oversight”.
As an industry networker Paul is a member of a number of distinct 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.
Paul started his career 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.
Paul is a native of Dublin, Ireland, lives there with his wife, daughter and Bernese mountain dog children
Our board advisory services range from board briefings to ongoing independent advisors being appointed to provide regular updates, advice and impartial governance. We also provide one-to-one specialist advisory sessions on topics such as geopolitics, cloud transition and M&A activities.
recent executive briefing
developing a cybersecurity strategy
Paul C Dwyer CEO of Cyber Risk International presents at the Irish Computer Society on how to leverage RegTech in developing a cyber security strategy.
CRI has been a successful cyber risk advisory firm since 2014. Our ambitions and our ability to deliver the service demands from our clients was always going to be limited to the availability of highly experienced and qualified experts. We realised in order to break this limitation, we needed to “think outside the box” and be innovative. We developed CyberPrism in order to help our clients and scale our service. This journey has culminated in a complete transition of the company from a service firm to a “tech” company delivering our B2B SaaS solution around the globe. Watch this space for more exciting updates.