Tony Clarke-Head of Information Security & Cybersecurity-ICON Clinical Research

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    Tony Clarke is head of cybersecurity with ICON Plc, a Global Clinical Research Organisation headquartered in Dublin.  Tony holds a M.Sc. in Security and Forensic computing from DCU and a number of industry cybersecurity certification. Over the last 15 years, Tony has provided security services to numerous organisations across a number of industries including life sciences, financial services, insurance, utilities, telecommunications, government, semi-state bodies, EU and United Nations agencies. Tony is lectures in ethical hacking on the DIT M.Sc. programme and is currently the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Dublin Chapter lead.

    The scale, velocity and complexity of cybersecurity attacks on healthcare organisations is increasing at an alarming rate. In this session Tony will demonstrate that cybersecurity attacks pose a threat to health care industry at large and will examine several recent threats aimed at the clinical, health and pharmaceutical sectors. The session will discuss the motivations behind these attacks, upcoming cybersecurity legislation and suggest improvements that organisations can make to combat cybersecurity threats.

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