Challenges within Cyber Security from a Leadership Perspective

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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

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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 

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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

What to Look For When Seeking Cyber Insurance

Cyber Insurance

Cyber Risk, Cyber Security, Cyber Insurance Anyone who has been tasked with seeking quotations for Cyber Insurance in recent months will know that it is more difficult to do now, than at any time in the past. We are in what is called a ‘hard market’ – meaning there are fewer insurers offering quotes than … Read more

Returner Programmes to Bring Women Back to the Cyber Industry

Returner Programmes to Bring Women Back to the Cyber Workforce

Women Returning to the Cyber Workforce It’s no secret that the cyber security industry is suffering from a shortage of skilled professionals. The Cyber Ireland Cyber Security Skills Report 2021 found that ‘41% of companies’ security teams are understaffed‘. To add to this, there is a chronic lack of diversity in the industry, as identified … 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