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.


“I would highly recommend CyberPrism. It is easy to use, you don’t need a degree in IT, you just need to know your business. CyberPrism gives you the peace of mind that you have the controls in place to meet your business’s cyber inherent risk. The inherent risk is calculated for your organisation not a sector in general and thereby lets you know what your cyber maturity should be. You can easily identify any gaps in and what you need to do to improve your controls. As well as calculating your inherent and maturity risk CyberPrism produces reports for the Board and Regulators. If you improve or add a new control you can simply change your answer to the specific question and thus improve your score and generate a new report.”

Denise Comerford
IT Manager - Comhar Linn Credit Union

“CyberPrism is a powerful tool that is easy to use, and has allowed us to measure our inherent risk in relation to Cyber Security. The CyberPrism staged process assists your business in planning and implementing a Cyber Strategy in-line with industry standards such as ISO27001, COBIT, PCI DSS, ISSA to name a few. As a highly regulated business, CyberPrism has guided us on our journey in Cyber Security ensuring we abide and implement an advance strategy in line with required standards and requirements. The powerful dashboards and reports easily display and explain your’ inherent risk and assist in implementing improvements across your business while explaining in simple terms to all levels of Management & Staff Cyber Risk requirements. I would highly recommend CyberPrism to all that need to start or are reviewing their Cyber Strategy.”

Gerard Clear
Head of IT - Cabot Financial
Ryanair (1)

We were looking for a cyber security solution to enable us to protect and enable the business to function securely. We ran detailed evaluations and side-by-side comparisons for a number of the leading solutions and chose CRI because they offered the features we required at a competitive price, their expertise and a support throughout the project was excellent and have become an important partner for Ryanair in implementing our Cyber Security Roadmap.”

Tom Stewart
Head of Information Security - Ryanair
debenhams 2

An eye opening course bringing to life exactly what a CISO is and maybe more importantly what is isn’t. Many lightbulb moments that will help refocus how to better align security with the business, and what it takes to be successful.

Mark Conabeare
CISO - Debenhams

We engaged CRI to perform an independent cyber risk assessment of the firm and its operations. The CRI team were professional and thorough from initial engagement through to the completion of the project. We were impressed with their in-depth knowledge and focus on providing practical and actionable solutions across the cybersecurity / IT framework.

Matthieu Boulud
– InfoSec Manager – Kinsale Capital Management
debenhams 2

An eye opening course bringing to life exactly what a CISO is and maybe more importantly what is isn’t. Many lightbulb moments that will help refocus how to better align security with the business, and what it takes to be successful.

Mark Conabeare
CISO - Debenhams

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.

We can assess the current cyber risk status of your organisation or a third party from a strategical, management and technical perspective. Every organisation is unique and we can tailor our approach to fit your requirements and budget.

We provide a range of public and private courses designed specifically for executives. From bootcamp style masterclasses to interactive workshops, our topics range from Cyber Incident Management to Cyber Compliance for FinSec to our flagship CISO Bootcamp. Private courses and bespoke topics can also be facilitated.

Highly experienced, vetted and qualified cyber experts are a challenge for every organisation to resource. From virtual interim CISOs to subject matter experts we provide access to our cadre of internal experts and associates so clients can leverage teams and resources as required. We can provide instant short, medium or long term access to cyber teams.

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. 

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important milestones

Company Timeline

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. 

Global Expansion
CRI's transition from a professional advisory firm to a technology company is complete. They expand their team at their HQ in Dublin and open up offices in London and New York. They commence their global expansion plans working with an International network of agents and VARS.
Getting Ready to Go Global
CRI further their transition from a professional advisory firm to a technology company. Engage successfully with investors Enterprise Ireland and SOS Ventures in order to support global expansion.
CyberPrism is Ready for the World
CyberPrism Enterprise launched at the EU Cyber Summit. This allows organisations from any industry or size to complete a cyber assessment and share their cyber risk rating results securely.
More Accolades and Further R&D
CRI further expand and move into a larger HQ. They develop their service portfolio to include executive briefings and CISO training courses to help empower financial service organisations to bridge the gap from operational to strategic. CyberPrism wins the BoI FinTech startup of the year award.
CyberPrism Gets Awards and Grows
The CyberPrism Methodology receives global recognition by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) as "Cyber Strategy of the Year". The CyberPrism software is then further developed into a self assessment tool for the global financial sector. CyberPrism is launched and receives an award from HM Government as an approved G-Cloud Supplier.
CyberPrism is Born
CRI developed a number of innovative services including CR2 (Managed Security) and their CISO framework (CyberPrism Methodology) receives an excellent peer review. The CyberPrism Methodology is developed into a software solution, which is delivered to the financial sector as a managed service - CyberPrism-MS.
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CRI Founded
CRI launch in October 2014 and develop their cadre of world leading cyber risk, security and privacy experts team to deliver their advisory services to blue chip clientèle.
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Paul C Dwyer

Paul C Dwyer



Rhonda Reihill COO

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David Dwyer

David Dwyer

Head of Advisory



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Head of Cyberprism

CyberPrism Accolades

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Recent Awards

IRM - Cyber Strategy of the Year
Bank of Ireland - FinTech Startup
CIR - Specialist Risk Management Company of the Year
Irish Times - Innovation of the Year Finalist
UK Government - G-Cloud Certified
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