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

Joint Oireachtas Committee Cyber Ireland Opening Statement 31st May 2023

JOC Cybersecurity Vision

The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications met on the 31st May 2023 for discussion on a Common Vision for Cyber Security. Summary of the opening statement made by Cyber Ireland’s Chairperson, Pat Larkin: Watch the committee session & Cyber Ireland Chairperson’s opening statement at 29 minutes – Here “Chairperson, Committee Members, it is my … Read more

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

ZeroDays CTF Industry Winners

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

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