Irishman Brian Honan wins global IT security award

24 Apr 2013

Pictured: Brian Honan

Brian Honan from BH Consulting has been named “Information Security Person of the Year” by influential IT security publication SC Magazine.

The SC Magazine Awards honour professionals working to secure enterprises of all sizes, vendors and organisations that deliver innovative security technologies.

The award was given to Brian in recognition of his professionalism, the quality of his work, the vast contribution he gives to the security industry and for his work establishing and running Ireland’s first CERT, IRISSCERT.

“It is a great honour to be selected for the award and I see this as a reflection as to how vibrant the information security industry is here in Ireland,” Honan said today. 

“As a country we have a wealth of talent working in the security field and we are quickly earning a reputation as a centre of excellence.

“Hopefully, we can build on this success and bring more recognition to the talented individuals and exciting start-ups in the field,” Honan said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years