Cyber Ireland Outgoing Chair Address

Cyber Ireland has grown impressively during my tenure as Chair over the past three years. There are now 150 members nationwide, with 80 Irish companies, almost 50 MNCs, as well as Knowledge providers, government agencies and an ever-growing number of start-ups. We have financial security, strong revenue streams and a clear line of sight into … Read more

Challenges within Cyber Security from a Leadership Perspective

IMI Leading in Cyber Security Image

With the global cyber security market size expected to grow from an estimated value of $173.5 billion in 2022 to $266.2 billion by 2027, new challenges within cyber security and opportunities invariably arise like with any fast- growing digital industry. Some of these challenges are obvious. As companies become more digital, they leave themselves exposed … Read more

First MTU Cybersecurity Student Hackathon

Promotional image for the MTU Cybersecurity Student Hackathon

Cybersecurity Solutions for a Better World On Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October, students from Munster Technological University took up the challenge as part of a Cybersecurity Student Hackathon to create “Cyber Solutions for a Better World”.  If we want Ireland to be the safest place to live and to work online, we need to solve … Read more

Cyber Ireland Incoming Chairperson’s Address

Pat Larkin, CEO Ward Solutions & Cyber Ireland Chairperson I am honored and excited to serve you as your new chairperson of the Cyber Ireland advisory board. Firstly I would like to acknowledge and thank Paul Walsh as outgoing chairperson for guiding us through our first 3 years of operation and the retiring board members … Read more

Strengthening International Relationships with the Dutch Cybersecurity Ecosystem 

An image showing the HSD campus which is the centre for the Dutch Cybersecurity Ecosystem.

A delegation of 6 Irish cyber security companies, and Cyber Ireland members, took part on an Enterprise Ireland (EI) organised Market Study Visit (MSV) to the Netherlands in September 2022 to assess the business opportunities of the region, including Waratek, Stryve, Tines, Edgescan & Channel Mechanics.  The trip helped to strengthen the international relationships with the … Read more

Cyber Security Debuts at WorldSkills Ireland 2022

Cyber security debuted at the WorldSkills Ireland event which took place from September 13th – 15th at the RDS in Dublin. WorldSkills Ireland is a partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training and government that raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future. … Read more

3 Ways to Implement an Assume Breach Mentality

Assuming A Breach Mentality

Assuming a Breach Mentality Due to the constantly evolving threat landscape, our approach to cybersecurity breaches, like ransomware, must develop alongside it. IT professionals often tell their clients and line managers to think that “it’s not if we suffer an attack, it’s when”. However, security prevention measures and technologies implemented by adopting this mindset are … Read more

Springboard+ Cyber Security Courses 2022

Springboard+ Cyber Security Courses 2022 Springboard+ is a Government initiative offering free and heavily subsidised courses at certificate, degree, and master’s level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy, including in cyber security.

Cyber Futures Cyber Security Academy 2022

Cyber Security Academy In June, over 60 students participated in the online Cyber Security Academy run by Cyber Skills team, with Industry support co-ordinated through Cyber Ireland. The students learned about the principles of Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking and Cryptography with lectures by Dr. George O’Mahony and Dr. Hazel Murray. They were also the first … Read more

State of the Cyber Security Sector in Ireland 2022 Launch

State of the Cyber Security Sector in Ireland 2022

State of the Cyber Security Sector in Ireland Launch We are please to announce that our members can watch the State of the Cyber Security Sector in Ireland Launch. This inaugural report was officially launched on Friday, May 13th, the inaugural State of the Cyber Security Sector in Ireland Report was officially launched by Minister … Read more