I hate paying to attend events. More often than not the organisers use the event as a "money spinner" and attendees get very little value from it.
So it's nice to see that another event is taking place next month which is going to be free to attend and promises to be interesting.
IRISS-CERT's Annual Conference is being held on November 19th in the D4 Berkley Court hotel. While details on the day's sessions are a bit scant at present I'm sure they will be interesting. What's also interesting is that they are also organising "Hack Eire" on the same day:
"HackEire, will be held to identify Ireland's top cyber security experts. HackEire will see 10 teams, up to a maximum of four people per team, compete against each other in a controlled environment to see which team will be the first to exploit weaknesses in a number of systems and declare victory. The purpose the HackEire competition is to demonstrate how attackers could gain access to your systems and allow you to learn from the event on how to prevent such attacks from impacting your network."
More information will presumably be available on the IRISS site