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15th February 2019

Living in Cyberspace: The Social, Legal, Business and Political Implications for Ireland

Professor Mary Aiken discusses the opportunities and threats associated with the cyber ecosystem, and the real world impact of cyber activities.
7th November 2018

Major Cyber Threats to National Security

In his address to the IIEA, Ciaran Martin outlined the pioneering work of the National Cyber Security Centre and the role it plays in developing government policy.
7th November 2018

The Future of European Defence Cooperation

In his address, Dr Lindstrom argued that European defence cooperation made substantial strides over the past two years, including advances in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD), and the establishment of a European Defence Fund (EDF).
5th July 2018

Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: Achievements and Challenges

In his address to the IIEA, Gilles de Kerchove discussed the achievements to date and the challenges that lie ahead as Europe continues to grapple with a significant terrorist threat.
14th June 2018

The Funding of Higher Education – Time for Reform?

The funding of higher education is a key strategic issue facing the Irish economy and society. The implications of the lack of funding in higher education range from a growing shortage of skills in industrial sectors to affecting Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment. This conference aims to foster a more informed political and public debate on the issue.
15th May 2018

Political Advertising Online and Effective Data Regulation

The panel discussed the use of personal data and online advertising networks, the threat this poses and how new regulation might help address the problem.
19th April 2018

Criminal Evidence on the Internet

Which country has the authority to investigate crimes committed with the use of the internet where the evidence is located in different states?
12th April 2018

More Bang for our Bucks? Moving from ‘Compliance-Driven’ to ‘Intelligence-Led’ in the Fight Against Cybercrime and Financial Crime

Executive Director Wainwright discussed how operational outcomes and resulting insights gained from this endeavour have been brought to bear in the much more regulated, but not necessarily more effective, domain of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF).

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Security & Justice Past Events

1st February 2018

Data Protection and Security

Director General Astola shed light on the interlinks between data protection and security as complementary objectives which the EU must uphold.
18th January 2018

Organised Crime and Terrorism in the UK and Ireland: Threats and Convergence

Prof Dr Peter Neumann and Rajan Basra launched a new report that is part of a Europe-wide project, the first of its kind to systematically explore the new links between organised crime, illicit trade and terrorism in Europe.
3rd November 2017

Lessons Learned from the United States’ Experience on Cyber Security

Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra discussed the strategy that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing to address national cyber security incidents in the United States, to protect critical infrastructure and to ensure the US government’s ability to deliver key services and functions to US citizens.
20th October 2017

The External Aspects of Migration

In his speech, Marc Giacomini focused on the role of the European External Action Service in mitigating challenges of migration and asylum and discussed how the European Union needs to work with its African partners to prevent both push and pull factors for migrants.
19th September 2017

Judicial Oversight of the European Arrest Warrant Post-Brexit; Practicalities and Politics

In his speech, Andrew Langdon QC will focus on the need for EU-UK cooperation on policing and security post-Brexit and specifically on the European Arrest Warrant. Mr Langdon will analyse the UK’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in terms of its content and provisions for parliamentary scrutiny, as well as the constitutional implications. He will also discuss alternate mechanisms for dispute resolution following the ending of the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the UK.