Meet the Expert

Rois Ni Thuama, PhD

Rois Ni Thuama PhD is a doctor of law and subject matter expert in corporate & cyber governance, risk, and compliance. She is an award-winning cybersecurity expert and is the Director of Cyber Risk & Resilience for Red Sift, one of Europe’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies. 

Dr Ni Thuama works with key clients across a wide market spectrum providing expert insight to governments. Her most recent work was for the British Government for the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy (JCNSS) whilst her legal opinion has been sought by the US Government. Dr Ni Thuama delivered a presentation on legal implications at Fort McNair to US Department of Defence military experts which has shaped the understanding of AI in future conflicts. She is an Instructor for Cybersecurity, and on the Joint Command & Staff Course (OF-3) with the Irish Defence Forces. She works with boards and management across legal, financial, energy, and banking sectors to spread a contemporary understanding of cyber threats, risks, liabilities, and resilience across diverse audiences and stakeholders to drive effective change.

Career highlights

In 2022, Dr Ni Thuama was part of the team of cybersecurity experts tasked with the revision of NATO's cybersecurity curriculum as part of the Partnership for Peace Consortium's (PfPC) Defence Education Enhancement Program housed at the Austrian Defence Academy in Vienna.  She presented on the legal implications at The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Future Conflicts Conference in Washington D.C., United States.

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In our tenth "Ask The Expert" session, we're joined again by Ciaran Martin, Former CEO and Founder of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

At the tail end of 2022, Australia was rocked by two significant cyberattacks, namely the Optus data breach and Medibank. We catch up with Ciaran to learn what he thought the Australian Government, Law Enforcement, and Media had done well, and areas he thinks there could have been improvements. They discuss aspects of an effective response to ransom attacks.

Ask The Expert 9 Donna O'Shea
Ask the Expert - Donna O'Shea

In our ninth "Ask The Expert" session, we're joined by Prof. Donna O'Shea, Chair of Cybersecurity at Munster Technological University (MTU).

As director of IT@Cork, a not-for-profit independent business organisation representing the interests of the IT industry in Cork, Donna explains how Ireland can become an industry leader for cybersecurity.

Ask The Expert 8 Geoff White
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In our eighth "Ask The Expert" session, we're joined by Geoff White, Author of "The Lazarus Heist - From Hollywood to High Finance: Inside North Korea’s Global Cyber War".

We discuss the tactics and strategies most used by cybercriminals and how organized cybercrime gangs can become linked with government agencies.


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Rois Ni Thuama
Rois Ni ThuamaPublished inPCPro, September 2022

Degrees and Accomplishments


Bangor University

• PhD. A Critique of Public Company Conduct in Relation to Facilitating Shareholder Diligence
• LLM International Commercial & Business Law

BPP University

LLB Law Degree

Trinity College Dublin

Mental & Moral Science

Licenses & Certifications

Harvard Kennedy School

School of Executive Education Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology Program

Harvard Business School

Online, Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age


Society of Legal Scholars


Abertay University

Division of Cybersecurity’s Industry Liaison Group