Irish Information Security Forum


Officers & Members - IISF Management Committee 


Michelle Garrigan

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Michelle Garrigan - Chair


An experienced and passionate information security leader with extensive experience across financial services. 

Following a transition into information security, Michelle formalised her technical knowledge by graduating with a first in Computing from Technological University Dublin.


Michelle is evangelical about information security and  actively participates in the community and represents Bank of America at industry level. Michelle regularly presents at industry forums and conferences.

Michelle has a depth of experience in financial services information security with a proven track-record delivering information security programmes, embedding security culture, and delivering results.

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Yousef HazimeeYousef Hazimee -  Vice Chair


Yousef is the Head of Security in LearnUpon and has 17 years professional experience across industry and professional services.


Yousef has significant experience in all aspects of information security and data protection including the delivery of large scale security programs to deliver strategic enhancements to security control environments.


Yousef has a keen interest in security as a business driver and enabler as well as developing the next generation of security professionals.




david cahill fiisf

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David Cahill  - Treasurer


18+ years Information Security experience in Financial Services David has lead out on a number of key Architecture, Strategy deliverables:

 * Developed security strategy plans / roadmaps  for cloud and on premise environments

* Identified and driven resolution on security aspects of operational and projects issues

* Conducted information security architecture reviews and threat assessments against new and existing applications and services

* Reviewed third party vendors to ensure the appropriate tools, configurations and workflows are in place

* Proactively investigated and researched new threats and proposed solutions to mitigate


  Martina Costelloe

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Martina Costelloe - Secretary 


Security / Risk Professional with 25+ years experience in all areas of Information Security in Financial Services. Areas of specialisation include risk assessment, standards and good practice, Cybercrime prevention and user engagement and awareness.

Particularly interested in the human dimension with regard to embedding good information security and when designing control frameworks.





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Paul ConatyPaul Conaty - Public Relations



Paul Conaty is Client Solutions Director & OCTO Member at CWSI, one of Europe’s most experienced mobile and cloud security specialists. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry across engineering, technical and management roles.

Paul is a thought leader and expert voice on cybersecurity, governance, data protection and compliance.








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Jer RyanJer Ryan - Digital Engagement



Implementing digital initiatives to assist with IISF's mission to grow Information Security awareness, facilitate access to cybersecurity industry knowledge and expertise, and extend community reach within the business community in Ireland.

Enterprise Director with VOSoft, Jer has many years experience building commercial web applications and providing development and operational support to Internet startups where data security and privacy is paramount. 



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David KennefickDavid Kennefick
Associate Committee Member


David is global Engineering Principal at Edgescan and has 15 years professional experience in Security Engineering and consulting.













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Richard LiddleRichard Liddle 
Associate Committee Member



A long standing member and previous chair of the IISF, Richard has a long and varied career in Information Security, Systems Management, Compliance and a bit of everything.











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Carol Anne McGough -  Committee Member


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Christina Quinn - Committee Member


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Andrei Prian - Committee Member










If you are interested in finding out more about the IISF, or would like to attend one of our Chapter Meetings as an invited guest, please contact the
IISF Secretary:

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David Cahill

Information Security

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