Social Engineering - a self-defence workshop
6:30 PM18:30

Social Engineering - a self-defence workshop

Have you ever come across a phishing email trying to gain access to your account? What about a phone call from a hacker looking for a wire transfer?

Rachel Tobac executes these attacks for a living! But she's not a criminal, she's a white hat hacker -- launching successful social engineering attacks to train others on the up-to-date methods criminals use to gain access to your money, data, or systems, before the bad guys get there first.

Rachel's fun and fast-paced hacker stories from the field will arm you with current examples of real attacks and the skills, scripts, and best practices to catch hackers like her in the act.

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5:30 PM17:30

GDPR anniversary happy hour

Join us at WISP (Women in Security and Privacy) on 23 May 2019 from 17.30 at Charlotte Quay for some informal networking to celebrate the GDPR’s first birthday! Chat security, privacy (or not!) with local privacy and security professionals. All welcome; you do not need to be a WISP member but we’d love for you to sign up.

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Security and Privacy Careers with a Twist - panel and networking event
6:00 PM18:00

Security and Privacy Careers with a Twist - panel and networking event

We are delighted to invite you to attend our next Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) event, supported by our host EY and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 

Careers in the data security and privacy world are diverse, and often come with a twist. Our panelists will share key insights about their respective career paths, inspirations and successes.

  • Maria Hyland, formerly Security Program Director, IBM

  • Maria Murphy, a Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University, primary research interests privacy law, data protection, technology law, and surveillance

  • Emerald de Leeuw, Founder and CEO of EuroComply, who saw in GDPR a business opportunity

  • Anna Morgan, Head of Legal, Irish Data Protection Commission

You can also sign up for updates on upcoming events and other WISP news here.


  • 18:00: Registration

  • 18:30: Networking, including ice breaker activity run by WISP

  • 19:00: Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 19:45: End networking

We’re sold out at the moment, but will let you know if waitlist space frees up!

Can’t make it this time? Sign up for news & future events:

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Masterclass on Data Ethics
5:45 PM17:45

Masterclass on Data Ethics

Join WISP and our sponsor Castlebridge for an evening to learn about and discuss Data Ethics, grow your network and find a mentor. 

RSVP here

We have a packed agenda including
- a Masterclass with Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer Michelle Finneran Dennedy;
- Michelle will be joined by Dr Katherine O’Keefe, Chief Education & Ethics Officer of Castlebridge for a panel discussion moderated by Irish Times journalist Karlin Lillington;
- in addition, you'll have the opportunity to join a live session of WISP's peer-to-peer mentorship program, "Tandems". 

Everyone is welcome!

Can’t make it this time? Please sign-up for updates at

About the speakers: 
Michelle is a pioneer in the field of Privacy Engineering and Ethical Data Management. She is passionate about data privacy and protection, and for building better technology that matters. She works closely with dreamers at all levels and in businesses and organizations at all stages to support the combination of policy, practice and tools. She is the co-author of "The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto" and hosts Cisco’s Privacy Sigma Rider’s podcast.

Katherine is Chief Education & Ethics Officer of Castlebridge, and co-author of "Ethical Data and Information Management: Concepts, Tools, and Methods."

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Privacy & Security Compliance Design - panel in Dublin
6:30 PM18:30

Privacy & Security Compliance Design - panel in Dublin

Date: Thursday 28th June 2018
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: The Dock, 7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2.

WISP is partnering with Accenture and LK Shields to bring you a panel discussion with leading industry experts:
• Ann Duignan, Delivery Lead at The Dock, Accenture
• Caroline Goulding, Data Protection Officer EU, LinkedIn
• Joan Green, Information Security Expert, Bank of Ireland

The panel will be chaired by Jeanne Kelly, Partner, Technology, Privacy and Contracts, LK Shields, and the event will be co-hosted by K. Anna Vaccari, WISP co-founder.

If you have any queries or would like to extend to a fellow security or privacy colleague, please feel free to forward this to them. Please RSVP to Aeveen – [email protected] by the 25th June.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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WISP Networking Event Dublin
6:30 PM18:30

WISP Networking Event Dublin

WISP Networking Event

First European based WISP event

We are delighted to invite you to join Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) for networking and happy hour on Wednesday 21 March in Mason Hayes & Curran offices on Barrow St, Dublin 4. 

Enjoy drinks, canapés and great company at WISP's first event in Dublin. There will also be a fun interactive networking session and opportunity to learn more about WISP programs.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 21 March

Venue: Mason Hayes & Curran


  • 6.30pm Registration & refreshments
  • 7.00pm Introduction to WISP
  • 7.20pm Networking activity
  • 7.50pm Happy hour & networking 
  • 8.30pm Close

If you would like to register to attend this event, please contact [email protected] by Friday 16 March. We look forward to seeing you on the night. 

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