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The Merrion Hotel Dublin

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Dublin 2


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Are you interested in how information security, GDPR and ISO 27001 are shaping the business landscape today?

Join Certification Europe, BH Consulting and the Revenue Commissioners on Wednesday October 4th for the Dublin Edition of our ISO 27001 Nationwide Roadshow.

We will explore the full story of what information security management entails for your organisation.

Our panel will guide you through:

  • The best tips on how to start your journey to ISO 27001

  • What it takes to successfully implement your information security management system

  • The common misconceptions surrounding ISO 27001

  • The value of your certification

  • The best tips on how to continually improve your certified system

  • GDPR and new legislation requirements

  • Live examples on how to demonstrate compliance to GDPR including ISO 27001


0745 - 0815: Light breakfast and Networking

0815 - 0840: Michael Brophy // CEO // Certification Europe Ltd.

0840 - 0905: Brian Honan // CEO // BH Consulting Ltd.

0905 - 0930: Jason Farina // IT Security and Forensics // Revenue Commissioners

0930 - 1000: Question and Answers

1000 - 1100: One-to-One Sessions (pre-booking essential) contact:

Speaker Panel

Michael Brophy, Certification Europe Ltd.

Michael is the Co-Founder and CEO of Certification Europe. He setup Certification Europe because he felt that the process of certification and standardisation could be approached in a more client focused and dynamic fashion. Michael is one of Ireland's leading authorities on standardisation and has also served on various EU Commission committees as an expert in information security and electronic signature standardisation.

Michael was the Lead Auditor for the first organisation in Ireland to achieve certification to the BS 7799 standard (now ISO 27001). Michael is experienced in designing and delivering bespoke training courses and has conducted evaluations and certification audits on a wide range of organisations across a broad range of standards, including the Department of Defence, the Revenue Commissioners, Health Protection Surveillance Unit, Health Services Executive South, Vodafone, British Telecom, the Comptroller and Auditor General, Rackspace, Wyeth Medica, RM Group, and Anovo Plc amongst others.


Brian Honan, BH Consulting Ltd.

Brian Honan is one of Ireland’s foremost experts in information security. Over a 25-year career, he has managed and delivered security projects and services to multinationals, large organisations, government agencies and SMEs. Brian is a special advisor on Internet Security to Europol’s CyberCrime Centre (EC3).

He regularly speaks at international security industry conferences, writes articles in respected trade publications and in his own blog, and is a published author of several information security books. In recognition of his contribution to the information security industry, Brian was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in June 2016.



Jason Farina, Revenue Commissioners

Jason is the team lead for IT Security and Forensics in Revenue Ireland where he is responsible for maintaining the ISO 27001 and 22301 standards of the Revenue Datacentre and Services. A recent addition to the revenue Security team Jason has almost two decades of IT experience across the industry spectrum and has always brought a security aspect to any role undertaken.

Jason's approach to security is conservative enough that he naturally resists change but progressive enough that he is constantly surprised new methods haven’t already been invented to address whatever ‘it’ is. He is most hated for starting overly complex suggestions with the words, "Why not just...."

If you have any questions and/or dietary requirements kindly contact or phone 01 6429300.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Best Regards,

Certification Europe Team

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