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  • €395 ex VAT IoD members
  • €455 ex VAT non-members

Workshop on Risk Management - The Knowns and the Unknowns

Irish Management Institute, 16 Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16

This one-day workshop on Risk Management – The Knowns and the Unknowns will be presented by Ros O'Shea and Conor Flynn.

Risk Management – Presented by Ros O’Shea 

  • Risk management: a board mandate
  • Identifying your risk landscape - for 2018 and beyond
  • The fundamentals of effective risk management
  • The importance of the right risk culture
  • Board risk oversight: the top ten questions

Cyber Security – Presented by Conor Flynn

  • Fraud
    Invoice fraud, CEO fraud and email interception/interjection
  • EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)               
    Did you know that the regulation is IN FORCE today, and will be ENFORCED from May 2018?
  • EU Network and Information Security Directive (the NIS Directive)
    May 2018 is also the date for transposition into Irish Law of the EU Network and Information Security Directive
  • Cyber incident related insurance cover -  requirements for this and exclusions of these losses from general cover
  • RansomWare - What is it, how does it happen, what is the impact, what can I do to stop it/minimise impact?

Wrap Up and Takeaways

Workshop material is prepared by presenters and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated. 

Ros O'Shea

Ros O'Shea

Partner, Acorn Governance Solutions

Ros is a partner in Acorn Governance Solutions, providing specialist advice in the areas of governance, culture, risk and compliance for a range of clients across the public, private and non-profit sectors. She also runs programmes on these topics for the Institute of Directors, UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Institute of Banking. She is a board director and member of the audit, risk and nominations committees of the Bank of Montreal (Ireland) plc, she also sits on the board of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and is a member of the board and the audit and risk committee of the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital. Ros is also author of the book “Leading with Integrity – a Practical Guide to Business Ethics”, published in May 2016.

Previously she enjoyed a successful executive career working with the board and executive of two of Ireland’s largest companies: CRH plc, where she was Head of Group Compliance & Ethics, and Smurfit Kappa Group plc.

Ros has first class honours primary and masters business degrees from UCD, a professional diploma in Corporate Governance from the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business and a diploma in Aviation Finance & Leasing from the Law Society of Ireland. She is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an associate of the Institute of Tax, has recently completed the ““Value Creation through Effective Boards” programme at Harvard Business School and is currently undertaking the Certified Director Programme with the Institute of Banking.

Conor Flynn

Conor Flynn

Independent Information Security Consultant and Advisor

Conor Flynn has established his reputation as an independent information security consultant and advisor to many of the largest public and private sector organisations in Ireland. He also regularly has articles published in national print media and provides commentary to major radio and television services.

Conor formed a specialist security consulting firm focusing on the public sector and financial services sector known as Information Security Assurance Services Ltd. 

Over the last number of years, ISAS has become a trusted advisor for a number of public sector bodies. These include the Central Bank of Ireland, Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Department of Justice & Equality, Department of Defence, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. In the private sector, the following are some of the clients that retain ISAS: Paddy Power, Friends First, SMBC Aviation Capital, BWG Foods, Certus, CPSMA, Dunmore Advisors, KBC, Thornton & Partners, AQMetrics, and Gaelectric.

ISAS has been able to provide support, and direction, to the leadership teams of a number of Government departments in matters relating to information security and cyber issues. Similar services have been provided to boards of directors, audit & risk committees and other senior management teams in the private sector.
ISAS achieved ISO27001:2013 certification in 2016.


13 March 2018 9:00am

Chartered Director CPD, please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD Scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland and the Institute of Banking. Please check with your relevant professional body or contact Sheila Byrne at 01 411 0010 for further information.

Booking Policy

13 March 2018 9:00am

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Tuesday, 6th March 2018. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are also non-transferrable.