Programme tutors

Tony Hughes

Tony Hughes, Associate Director, KPMG Risk Consulting

Tony Hughes is currently an Associate Director in Risk Consulting for KPMG Ireland where he specialises in the provision of cyber risk services to clients. As a UK National Cyber Security Centre Certified Cyber Professional, Tony has provided cyber risk advice to Northern Ireland Executive departments including advising on cyber risks surrounding the G8 visit in 2013.

Tony is a founder member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and has been involved in developing a number of cyber qualifications. He has also developed training for UK government IT auditors and lectured in Europe on various aspects of cyber risk and IT security auditing required by EU regulation.

A qualified Certified Ethical Hacker, Tony is also a CISSP, Digital Fraud Investigator and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Will OBrien-min

William O’Brien, Director, KPMG Forensic Technology

William O’Brien is a Director in KPMG and head of KPMG Ireland’s Forensic Technology practice. William specialises in the delivery of KPMG’s Forensic Technology investigation services (Cybersecurity Rapid Response, Digital Investigations and eDiscovery). William has led work streams in a number of large and small scale cyber investigations throughout Ireland and Europe. He has also provided computer evidence and has given expert testimony in the Irish courts.

 William is a graduate of University College Cork where he holds a BSc in Computer Science, and he has also achieved a number of Global Information Assurance Certifications (“GIAC”) and is both a Certified Forensic Examiner (“GCFE”) and Certified Forensic Analyst (“GCFA”).

Gordon Wade-min

Gordon Wade, Manager, KPMG Legal Services

Gordon Wade is a solicitor with KPMG Legal Services specialising in all aspects of privacy, data protection and cyber-security law. Gordon regularly advises domestic and multinational technology clients on their European-wide compliance obligations under data protection law. Gordon is currently assisting several Irish public bodies and financial institutions in their preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force.

Gordon holds certifications in data protection from the Law Society of Ireland together with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. He was previously a solicitor with a major Dublin law firm and prior to that a leading international law firm in London.