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Howard Shortt
Dublin, City Quay

Howard Shortt

Director - Cyber Security


Howard is recognised as a trusted advisor having gained experience working in multiple Irish, European, and Nordic organisations on specific projects including breach-incident rapid response, protecting national critical infrastructures, and improving security postures through the application of industry practice frameworks, governance, risk management, and operational activities.

Howard works on cross border engagements supporting international teams in the delivery of professional services while developing and leading a team of security professionals. Howard delivers solutions aligned to industry practice, regulations, leadership and management with a proven ability to disseminate technically complex issues into meaningful information of value.

Examples of relevant experience

  • Delivered Governance structure aligned to industry standards for leading financial services organization.
  • Developed single, unified risk assessment methodology to calculate risk of cyber threats from any source into a standardized impact and probability matrix.
  • Developed technical requirements roadmap to align regulatory directives for PSD2 incorporating SCA for EU financial services organisation.
  • Designed Managed SOC facility for professional services firm, incorporating technologies, people, and processes to deliver client facing cyber solutions.
  • Performed as Interim CISO for publically listed Pharmaceutical organization in Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Led and developed teams in the execution of client-facing services.
  • MSc Computer Forensics and Digital Investigations from University College Dublin
  • BSc Information Systems (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin
  • HDip Fintech (science of technology in Financial Services)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) – Ireland Chapter
  • Member of International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
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