Irish security expert leads task force to defend nations from cybercrime

13 Aug 20151.38k Views

Irish cybersecurity expert Paul C Dwyer is among the leaders of the new International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF), which has been created to combat the hazard cybercrime poses to national economies.

The International Cyber Threat Task Force was set up by Paul C Dwyer, Chuck Georgo, Mike Muskatell and Omar Todd to tackle cybercrime.

ICTTF president Dwyer is a respected security consultant and CEO of Cyber Risk International. He is also co-chairman of the UK National Cyber Crime Unit and deputy chair of the Organised Crime Task Force in Northern Ireland.

As well as hosting an online Cyber Security Community, ICTTF holds regular cyber threat summits, and funds cyber-safety campaigns, including a portal for parents.

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‘All sectors of business depend upon the internet; it has become integral to almost everything that we do’
– PAUL C DWYER

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Uniting thousands of experts from across the globe, the fundamental aim of ICTTF is to make the internet a safer place.

“All sectors of business depend upon the internet; it has become integral to almost everything that we do: communication; data storage; advertising, sales and outsourcing work — and yet this reliance makes us vulnerable,” Dwyer said.

“Working together, we can find ways to protect our businesses from current threats, detect and close loopholes to prevent future exposure, and discover a means to police the internet so that would-be criminals have no place to hide, and nothing to gain from their unlawful activities.”

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John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years.

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