Paul C Dwyer

Global Cybersecurity, Risk & Compliance Authority

Paul C Dwyer: Global Cybersecurity, Risk & Compliance Authority

CEO | Cyber Expert | CISO | Author | Board Advisor | Mentor | Entrepreneur | Industry Leader | Public Speaker 

Author of The Art of Cyber Risk Oversight and Cyber Risk Leadership

Paul C Dwyer stands among the world’s leading cybersecurity, risk, and compliance authorities. As CEO of Cyber Risk International, he excels in corporate and enterprise security, crafting cyber defence programs, and safeguarding business operations for clients. He also serves as the founder and President of the ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force, leading a community of over 30,000 professionals in their mission to combat cyber threats and promote industry diversity.

Boasting over 30 years of experience, Paul has worked extensively with military, law enforcement, and commercial sectors across the globe. His impressive credentials include certifications from the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA), as well as approvals from the National Crime Faculty and the HTCN High Tech Crime Network.

Throughout his illustrious career, Paul has taken on diverse roles, such as President of the ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force, Co-Chairman of the UK NCA National Crime Agency Industry Group, Advisor to NATO on Countering Hybrid Cyber Threats, and Interim Global CISO for multiple multinational organisations. Additionally, he has advised various governments and intelligence agencies.

A fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a member of prominent industry groups like the IoD (Institute of Directors), IIEA (Institute of International and European Affairs), and the IRM (Institute of Risk Management), Paul is dedicated to fostering industry excellence. He holds a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Corporate Governance Institute and a Harvard certification as a Higher Education specialist.

Paul is a renowned international speaker, host of the popular “Cyber Task Force” podcast, and a sought-after media contributor and thought leader. As an accomplished entrepreneur, he has successfully established numerous security practices across the UK & Ireland, earning recognition as one of Ireland’s Top 100 CEOs by Business and Finance.

With a background as a technical networking specialist, Paul has honed his skills in a range of disciplines, including ethical hacking, forensics, risk management, business continuity, international governance frameworks, financial service regulations, cyber laws, and project management. His expertise and unique approach make him the go-to advisor for business leaders seeking to protect, innovate, and thrive in today’s digital landscape.

Cyber Risk Leadership Book

“What every board needs to Know – an executive briefing developed specifically for the business leaders of the financial sector and delivered by one of the world’s foremost experts on cyber security, risk and privacy”.

This non-technical business focussed briefing provides an overview and clarity for leadership in relation to the status of the global cyber risk landscape and its potential impact on their organisation. Understand the relationship and various objectives of cyber threat actors.

Gain an appreciation of the relationship between geopolitics and malefactors. Contextually review the dynamic cyber risk impacts in relation to Covid. Highlight the complexities of the increasing burden of regulatory and legal legislation in relation to cyber security and privacy.

Walk through the anatomy of an attack on an organisation. Outline the challenge and complexities with developing an appropriate cyber strategy that can empower the organisation to deliver on its key objectives. Highlight the benefits from aligning an appropriate cyber strategy with the business strategy of their organisation and how to empower leadership with meaningful metrics. 

Understand the role of leadership in meeting the cyber challenge today and leveraging the guidance from the G7. This briefing concludes with an overview of the importance of cyber resilience and an outline of 10 key actions the organisations can embrace in relation to assurance of their cyber resilience status.

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