OTSec Working Group Launch

OTSec Group Launch

Summary The initial OTSec Group launch and the subsequent communication on it have further emphasised the need for such a group in Ireland. A problem shared is a problem solved is a theme that echoed from the presenters and the participants at this initial event. Over the next few months more structure will be developed … Read more

Workshop – Cyber Security Opportunities in Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe

Security is one of the main concerns for Europe’s governments, organisations and citizens and is therefore among the top priorities for the European Commission Horizon Europe Programme. Europe’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the EU economy and can contribute to solving Europe’s security challenges through Research & Innovation and the uptake … Read more

NW Chapter: IT Sligo Science and Technology Expo

IT Sligo Science and Technology Expo

There is a significant lack of awareness and skills around cybersecurity in society. Furthermore, Ireland has a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, which is placing our digital economy at risk. We need to develop young people that have the aptitude and skills to become the next generation of cyber security specialists. The Cyber Ireland North-West Chapter … Read more

Cyber Career Talks: How to have a successful career in CyberSecurity

Cyber Career Talks

The Cyber Ireland’s South Chapter hosted a Cyber Career’s Event to explore the diverse career pathways of three successful professionals in the field of Cyber Security to give an insight into how students and young people might get into this exciting area. Moderator Sean McSweeney, Head Of Department of Computer Science at Munster Technological University and … Read more

Ireland’s Cyber Security Academy Recruiting the next generation to Fight Cyber Crime

Cyber Security Academy

The Cyber Security Academy is the first of its kind national cyber security training programme in Ireland for young people and is now recruiting 4th, 5th and 6th year students who want to learn the essential skills to identify, prevent and predict cyber-attacks. Cyber Academy is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme, which was launched on the 22nd March by Minister … Read more

Commission on the Defence Forces Public Consultation

Commission on the Defence Forces

How the Defence Forces of the future can adapt to face cyber threats? The Commission on the Defence Forces have launched a public consultation which remains open until the 19th March 2021. The Commission will consider the appropriate structures, capabilities and staffing of the future Defence Forces and the Irish Cyber Security community is encouraged … Read more

5 Ways to Write Diversity Inclusive & Gender Neutral Cyber Job Descriptions


In a business or organization, Diversity and Inclusion are quite important. Because a company thrives when there is a pool of different thoughts within the team. Diverse teams bring diverse ideas and an opportunity for new outcomes. Quite often, skilled and talented job applicants are intimidated by the job descriptions advertised on job postings/company’s website … Read more

Cyber Security Skills Report 2021

Cyber Security Skills Report

Download the Report Download the Key Findings What? A Cyber Security Skills Report was conducted with Cyber Ireland members to provide a better understanding of the current cyber security labour market in Ireland. The survey aimed to: 1. To identify the current skills, skills gaps and skills shortages are across organisations in Ireland;2. To asses … Read more

New EU Cybersecurity Legislation to Replace NIS Directive

EU Cybersecurity Legislation Accompanying the launch of the “EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade” in mid December last, the EU Commission published a proposal for a new EU cybersecurity law to replace the current NIS Directive. The proposal is now under discussion in Brussels and once adopted will need to be implemented in Ireland. … Read more