Nov 18 & 24 + Dec 2
at Kylemore College
BearingPoint is ready to bring the world of Ethical Hacking to you!
Before joining us, we have some requests! First things first!
bring a pen & paper to the session (we know, like, obvious)
once the session starts you will be using
http://friendlyapp. westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com: 8087/signin
http://friendlyapp. westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com/ We will share the slides & information from the sessions
. in the folder below
Bearing Point will deliver an activity talk with our team of volunteers in-person
on the topic of cybersecurity, featuring an interactive element to it. We will be
starting the session from 8.40am, going for around 3 hours with a break halfway.
There will a focus on internet safety, which is very important for young people.
And we will teach you how to approach Ethical Hacking using SQL!
Let us introduce ourselves before we meet you! Who are we, anyway?
Sarah Noonan, Senior Business Consultant – I currently work as Product Owner on a technology project. This means that I work closely with the client to understand their requirements, and then translate these requirements into tangible pieces of work for the technical team to develop and test. I love the fast-paced nature of the project, and have really enjoyed working with international colleagues and a multidisciplinary team. I previously studied Civil and Environmental engineering, before moving into tech two and a half years ago.
Ciara Gardiner, Technology Consultant – I am a Software Tester, specialising in Automated testing. Following an undergraduate in History and Russian, I completed a Masters in Computer Science at the University of Bristol. After spending time travelling, I began my career in software testing with a small UK-based consultancy, where I worked for a few years before joining Bearing Point in September 2021. I love software testing because it requires a high-level understanding of projects as well as the ability to get in and write code. I’m passionate about projects having the correct test data for their needs and understanding how they can create and use data to thoroughly test their solution.
Carlos Oliveira, Ethical Hacker – I am from Brazil and have been working in IT for 10 years, transitioning between software and database development. I am passionate about creating IT solutions for solving problems, professionally and as a hobby in my spare time. My IT skills along with fluency of the English language are what gave me the chance to live in Ireland, where I have remained since 2019. Over the last two years I started to pursue more knowledge in the Cyber Security area. I believe this sector is going to grow hugely in the coming years and I am slowly getting myself ready to surf that wave.
Ellen Whelan, Technology Analyst – I work as a Software Developer in BearingPoint since I joined this September as a graduate developer. Before that I did my undergraduate and master’s in computer science in Trinity, which is where I learned how to write code, build software systems, and understand how it works under the hood. I’m currently working on a project building a case management system for a client which means lots of coding, communication and collaboration with my team. But most importantly it means I’m still learning a lot about software as I go.
Prateek Swamy, Senior Technology Consultant – I completed my undergraduate degree in 2010 and along with a couple of my friends started a Web & Mobile App Development startup in India. Without much success in this startup, we ended it and then I pursued my postgraduate degree in Computer Science. I started my career as a Release Engineer for a US based company which specialized in Behavioral Health Software. After working for 4 years, I moved to Ireland to pursue a Masters in Information Systems Management from National University of Galway. After graduating in 2018, I joined BearingPoint and have been working as Release and Cloud Engineer since then. I love automating the build and release of software which my current role has no dearth for such challenges.
Shaun Percival, Solution Architect – I work as a consultant for BE helping our Clients, to solve their issues and find opportunities to improve with technology and process solutions. I have been doing this for 20 years now, I started out for 10 year as software developer. I have spent a lot of time in my career having to focus and work on cybersecurity concerns, for clients, most notable examples are: Land rover vehicles from being hacked and remotely driven away Irish Govt Depts how to secure essential systems from hackers. Telecom companies how to secure there Customers handsets and credit card details from hackers Telecom companies how to provide secure networks for Customer to use their devices over
James Hedderman, Software Manager – I studied Geography and Economics in UCD before switching to IT and started work as a Software Developer over 20 years ago. Since then I have worked in Dublin, Sydney and Tokyo on various projects. I have worked for BearingPoint for the last 3 years and my current role is Service Delivery Manager which means that we work as a team to help keep our clients systems working as they should. I enjoy working as part of a project team as no two projects are ever the same.
We'll share links to extra information and materials below. Important links!
Webinar Recordings & Highlights Here
Who is BearingPoint? BearingPoint is one of the world's largest providers of management
and technology consulting services, with operations in more than 60
countries and approximately 17,100 employees.
BearingPoint is a leading business and technology consulting firm
with a difference. We are a global firm with a small firm feel,
something that our clients and our teams say sets us apart.
We’re passionate about delivering business results through innovative
solutions which are running some of the largest organisations and
government departments in Ireland.
Host Supervisors this week:
Sarah, Research Assistant