Global experts arrive for Trinity event

Banking malware, Android attacks and online ad bugs will feature heavily at the Source Dublin conference in Trinity College over the next two days.

The IT security-focused event is expected to attract up to 100 international academic and IT security specialists.

"Usually you're travelling far afield – generally the US – to speak at events like this," said Darragh Delaney of Galway-based IT security specialists, NetFort.

With a “very impressive” line-up of speakers confirmed, Delaney is presenting a talk on Friday looking into how the security industry can better protect the network perimeter as it’s stretched by mobile devices.

Boston-based Stacy Thayer, who is organising the event, said that Ireland's "strong security scene" is one of the prime reasons the international series of conferences is returning to Trinity for a second year in a row, praising the local chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) as being of particular help in bringing the event back to Dublin.

With a mix of high-level security industry representatives and academics in attendance, Brian Honan, founder of the Irish Reporting and Information Security Service (IRISSCERT), and another conference speaker, said "the organisers ensure a mix of speakers and topics that suit both the techies and the management types within the information security community".

JJ WORRALL