Cyber Ireland joins EU Project to Accelerate the Green and Digital Transition through Clusters “Accelerate GDT”

Cluster practitioners from across Ireland attended the kick-off of a European Union (EU) Project “Accelerate GDT” at Munster Technological University (MTU) on the 28th of April, which aims to support the EU’s twin green and digital transitions of SMEs through integration of supports through cluster policies. The project, worth €1.5m, consists of 8 European partners, … Read more

ZeroDays CTF 2023: Largest One-Day Cybersecurity CTF in the World takes place in Dublin

by Mark Lane, ZeroDays CTF ZeroDays Capture-The-Flag (CTF) is an annual event aimed at promoting cyber-security as an exciting career and college choice. The event has been running since 2015 and has grown year on year. The 2023 event, held on Saturday 1st April at Croke Park, was the largest one-day, on-site CTF in the … Read more

Six eTender Top Tips for Cyber Security

The demand for cyber security products and services has significantly increased in recent years, and it is no different for public sector bodies. In the four years from 2018 to 2021, the number of tenders in cyber security increased 5-fold alone, and the value of these grew exponentially from €5m to €125m. Public procurement in … Read more

Cyber Ireland 4 Pillars: A Cyber Security Baseline Framework for SME’s

cyber security baseline framework

How Ireland’s SMEs can be the Front Line of our National Cyber Resilience The Covid-19 pandemic spurred the rapid acceleration of digital transformation to maintain business continuity and service delivery. While this provided numerous advantages and efficiencies, it has also presented new security challenges, risks and vulnerabilities.  The demand for cyber security and cyber resilience … Read more

Cyber Ireland Submission to National Cyber Security Strategy 2019-2024 Mid-Term Review

Cyber Ireland Submission to National Cyber Security Strategy Mid-Term Review

Cyber Ireland welcomed the publication of the National Cyber Security Strategy  Mid-Term Review in December 2022 and the Department of Communication’s engagement with Cyber Ireland members via webinar on January 20th. Much has changed since the publication of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) in 2019. During the pandemic, it was evident that the need … Read more

Cyber Ireland Welcomes new White Paper on Enterprise and Support for Clustering

White Paper on Enterprise Policy

Cyber Ireland welcomes the publication of the Government’s new White Paper on Enterprise Policy, in December 2022, which sets out a vision to 2030 for Irish-based enterprise to succeed through competitive advantage founded on sustainability, innovation and productivity.  Under Priority 7 ‘Building on Strengths and Opportunities’, the government has recognised the central role clusters will … Read more

Cyber Skills Category – MTU Faculty of Engineering & Science Awards

Cyber Skills Award Winners

This piece was contributed by Laura Bolster, Cyber Skills Project Coordinator The Munster Technological University Faculty of Engineering & Science Awards recognise and celebrate students who have shown academic excellence throughout the year. For the first time this year, Cyber Skills had a category, honouring three students who excelled in their chosen pathway.  Each student … Read more

The 11th ECSO Cyber Investor Days Start-up Event

ECSO Cyber Investor Days

The 11th ECSO Cyber Investor Days took place on the 27-28th June 2022, in Dublin, hosted by Enterprise Ireland and Cyber Ireland in partnership with the European Cyber Security Organisation. The Cyber Investor Days is a matchmaking initiative designed to provide access-to-finance and access-to-market opportunities for European cybersecurity start-ups and SMEs. Over 30 applications were … Read more

Could You be a World Skills Champion 2022?

WorldSkills Ireland 2022

World Skills Ireland Preliminary Competition 2022 Do you, or someone you know, have what it takes to be a Cyber Security world skills champion? We are looking for candidates to represent Ireland at the 2022 World Skills Competition. The criteria: If yes, then Cyber Skills wants to hear from you! The preliminary round will take … Read more

The Cyber Security Landscape in 2022 & Why a Zero Trust Approach is Critical

Zero Trust Approach

Cyber Security Trends for 2022 & a Zero Trust Approach Our world has changed dramatically in 2021. The pandemic has presented cybercriminals with the perfect opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities in networks and unprotected devices. They’ve taken advantage of this moment with some very high-profile attacks that made headlines around the world. The SolarWinds attack in … Read more