Brian Honan to be inducted to Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame

Brian Honan, BH Consulting
Brian Honan, BH Consulting



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19 April 2016 | 0

Irish security expert Brian Honan is to be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

Infosecurity Europe said Honan’s inclusion in its Hall of Fame recognises his “long term contribution to the information security sector, including his role as founder and CEO of Ireland’s first CERT; special advisor on internet security to Europol’s Cyber Crime Centre (EC3); and industry expert on information security, providing consulting services to clients in multiple industry segments, mentoring new professionals and lecturing on information security at University College Dublin”.

Honan is the founder and CEO of BH Consulting, which provides security consulting and services. Honan also founded and IRISS CERT, the Irish security and computer emergency response team, running an annual conference that has become an essential date in the Irish information security calendar each year.

“To be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame is a huge honour and very humbling, considering the luminaries that have already gone before me,” said Honan. “As someone who has worked to defend and protect systems, I see this induction as a way of not honouring me, but rather the whole Infosecurity Europe community.  In security, you cannot be successful on your own, and it is this coming together within our community that enables us to keep our systems and data online and available.

“Security has had many technical challenges, and today and into the future security will have many business, people, and societal challenges and we need to continue to work together to ensure those challenges are met in the right way.  Infosecurity Europe is one of the best forums to enable those conversations and I always look forward to meeting people from different aspects of the community at the show.”

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Brian Honan to our Hall of Fame,” said Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director of Infosecurity Europe. “His contribution to the sector over the years has been outstanding and the impact of his work on the industry immeasurable.  We are very much looking forward to hearing Brian speak at the show and hearing his thoughts on future challenges and collaborations within the industry.”

Inductees to the Hall of Fame have made clear and long-term contributions to the advancement of information security; have provided intellectual or practical input that has contributed to and accelerated the advancement of information security and also demonstrated creativity and original thinking in information security.

Other industry luminaries who have been recognised in the Hall of Fame include Jack Daniel, Dr Eric Cole, Mikko Hypponen, Shlomo Kramer, David Lacey, Professor Fred Piper, Professor Howard Schmidt, Bruce Schneier, Whitfield Diffie, Paul Dorey, Stephen Bonner, Dan Kaminsky, Eugene Kaspersky and Phil Zimmerman.

Honan will be speaking at the latest TechFire event tomorrow, 20 April at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on the topic of security in the hybrid environment.


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