March 4th 2021 | Hilton Belfast


Headline Sponsors

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the globe. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, with no up-front physical infrastructure expenses or long-term commitments.

Public Sector organisations of all sizes use AWS to meet core security and compliance requirements, such as data locality, protection, and confidentiality with our comprehensive services and features. With AWS you can build on the most secure global infrastructure, knowing you always own your data, including the ability to encrypt it, move it, and manage retention.


Bring IT On

Bring IT On is a programme funded by the Department for the Economy and run by Belfast Met.  Bring IT On promotes careers and pathways into IT reaching all potential new entrants from primary to secondary school, right up to people seeking to change career or returning to work.  The programme aims to change false perceptions on careers in IT and raise awareness on the great diversity of options in this exciting, ever changing sector. 

This year the Bring IT On ambassador’s initiative has been launched to match schools up with business so that support can be offered to teachers and students. Bring IT On want ambassadors from all areas of the sector. Visit our stand to find out more. 


CyberGuarded a division of IT Guarded Ltd are vendor independent Cyber Security specialists providing network and application security penetration testing, risk management and auditing services to assist organisations strengthen their Cyber Security Defences.

Our vendor independence, accreditations and experience assist Organisations defend against increasingly sophisticated attacks in line with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) requirements and international best practice.

As vendor independent IT Security Specialists there is no conflict of interest.

In summary, assisting organisations “Audit…. Defend…. Comply”.


Cyphra are a specialist cyber security company headquartered in Northern Ireland with offices in Glasgow. They provide security consultancy, security architecture design and implementation services and managed security operations. The target markets for Cyphra’s services are the government, financial services and commercial sectors. The company have an established customer base across the UK and Ireland. Cyphra’s key partnerships are with F5, Palo Alto, IBM, CyberArk and Symantec.


As a market leader in the Network and Information Security arena, eCom is Fortinet's highest accredited Expert Partner in Ireland and has been recognised as the Top Performing Fortinet Partner in Ireland for the last three years running.

eCom have designed, built, and continue to support some of the most complex network and security infrastructures in Ireland and our Senior Consultants are among some of the most experienced in their fields across multiple market sectors including Public Sector

We pride ourselves on putting our customers first and our success is built on the positive business outcomes we achieve with them.


Egress provides human layer security – helping users receive, manage and share sensitive data to meet compliance requirements and drive business productivity.

Egress’ award-winning platform makes sure emails and files are delivered to the correct recipient, encrypts and protects sensitive data, and provides compliance auditing and reporting.

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 440,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning company, the Fortinet Network Security Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    


Renaissance has been a trusted partner to Irish resellers and their customers for over 32 years. Renaissance is a specialist distributor focussing on introducing new, cutting edge and industry leading Data Security and Compliance solutions into the Irish market and have helped introduce, in excess of 20 new security solutions over the past 5 years. Renaissance has built its reputation in the Irish market place, by offering leading edge market technologies, excellent pre/post sales service to its extensive network base, and an ongoing desire to bring added value to its customers. For more information, visit


Sophos makes IT security simple with complete solutions that protect networks, servers and devices, wherever they are located. Today, more than 100 million users in 150 countries and a global network of channel partners rely on Sophos for trusted solutions to complex security challenges. Focused on innovation and backed by a global network of SophosLabs threat intelligence centres and industry-leading support, Sophos delivers solutions that are simple to deploy, maintain and manage, enabling organisations to focus on performance and growth. Sophos – Security made Simple