Cyber resilience and the future EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework

By Khalimatou Samirah Ireland builds its capabilities for the EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework. Cybercrime has increasingly raised concerns these last few years and continues to be an issue to organisations and states security. Governments around the world are responding to this issue and within the European Union (EU) the Cybersecurity Act 2019 was adopted. This … Read more

2nd Annual IEEE Cyber Research Conference (CRCI) took place in ATU Letterkenny on Friday 24 th November 2023

NW Cyber Ireland members attending CRCI 2023

By Veronica Rogers, Lecturer, ATU Sligo. In Association with itag and EU Skills & Business, helping address skills gaps in the European Union, the 2nd Annual IEEE Cyber Research Conference Ireland (CRCI) 2023 took place in ATU Letterkenny on Friday 24th November.  Over 60 attendees on the day, enjoyed the keynote speakers’ presentation from Randolph … Read more

Cyber4AM highlights the need to fortify digital defences for Ireland’s manufacturing industry to maintain its global edge

Digital defences are one part of the jigsaw as to why Ireland consistently ranks as a leading exporter of high-end and sophisticated products Potential for a more integrated All-Island cyber security market to bolster defences and further increase Ireland’s attractiveness as a glocal manufacturing base Cyber threats recognise no borders; collaboration and partnerships are key … Read more

Northwest Chapter & TCS run Cyber Escape Room & Cyber Crisis Simulation at ISACA Northwest Event for TY Students

By Timothy Kelley, Strategic Head, TMC UKI & Europe Cyber Escape Room In the Escape Room, the students were in 5 groups of 5, each to a role, HR, PR/Marketing, Operations, Legal, and Finance. Each group works the challenge, comes up with answer, gets a code, the code opens a lock to a 2nd lock … Read more

Cyber Ireland National Conference 2023

The Cyber Ireland National Conference (CINC) 2023 took place on the 26th & 27th of September, Galway. This year we had 400 cyber security leaders and professionals from over 150 organisations from the cluster across industry, education and government. It was a fantastic two days with attendees rating the conference a 9 out of 10 … Read more

Cyber Ireland welcomes investment in Cyber Security in Budget 2024 

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Cyber Ireland welcomes the Governments measures and Minister McGrath’s strong support for Ireland’s cyber security and the technology sector in Budget 2024. The significant investment in cyber security, defence and industry supports will contribute to the growth of Ireland’s cyber security sector and our national cyber resilience.   Cyber Ireland is the national cyber security cluster … Read more

OTSec SIG Meet-up at CINC23


By Eoin Ó Riain Cyber Ireland’s Operational Technology Cybersecurity (OTSec) Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a platform for industry end-users to share information, best practices and support capability building across organisations and sectors. The OTSec SIG met at the Cyber Ireland National Conference on the 26th September, Galway. It discussed how EU regulations (NIS2.0) will … Read more

Launch of Irish CISO Forum, National Chapter of European CISO Community

The official launch of Cyber Ireland’s CISO Forum took place at the Cyber Ireland National Conference, on Tuesday 26th September, Galway.  The Irish CISO Forum is a National Chapter of ECSO’s European CISO Community (ECC). It was launched by Paul Brady, CISO at Optum Rx UK & Ireland, and CISO Forum Lead and Sebastijan Čutura, … Read more

Regulating AI in Europe

By Catherine Barrett, CEO of Annapolis Analytics It is increasingly clear that Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools offer innovative ways to expedite work and improve creativity, but also that they come with significant cybersecurity and other risks.  In response to these risks, the European Union (EU) is on the cusp of passing comprehensive regulation governing … Read more

Cyber Security Academy Empowers Young Minds in Cyber Skills

By Catherine Wilson & Aoife Long,  Cyber Skills The CyberSkills team achieved yet another triumph with their third successful Cyber Security Academy in June 2023, catering to secondary school students aged 16 to 18. This program, led by cybersecurity experts Dr. Hazel Murray and Dr. George O’Mahony from MTU, provided four days of immersive online … Read more