Organisations Must Embrace a Software Security Culture

By Ita Ryan, PhD software security researcher at UCC When considering online security issues, the focus is often on overall cybersecurity rather than on vulnerable software. Software security involves designing and writing software so that it is resistant to attack by bad actors. Anyone who has been paying attention to the never-ending cycle of vulnerability-patch-vulnerability-patch … Read more

MTU and Cyber Ireland’s Student Cybersecurity Hackathon, 12th and 13th February 2024

On Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February, students from the EU INGENIUM University alliance participated in a Cyber Security and Sustainability-themed Hackathon at the MTU Bishopstown campus. Our industry partners from McKesson, Logitech, Huawei and Cybreason provided the cyber security challenges, mentored the teams and then judged the students’ solutions. Supporting the Hackathon closely aligns … Read more

Launch of South-East Chapter, 25th January 2024

By Brendan Burke, State Street On Thursday, 25th January 2024, the South East chapter of Cyber Ireland was officially launched. This event was attended by over 40 people representing various groups across the Education sector, Government bodies, SME’s and larger MNCs. The cyber community has grown rapidly in the South East in the last decade. … Read more

CyberHubs Project Kickoff, 7th February 2024

By Sinéad Rodgers – Cyber Ireland Programme Coordinator Cyber Ireland joins 21 Partners from 11 EU countries in the CyberHubs project that aims to bridge the cybersecurity skills gaps in Europe. The CyberHubs project aims to enhance the cybersecurity skills ecosystem in Europe by establishing a network of 7 Cybersecurity Skills Hubs in Belgium, Estonia, … Read more

Cyber Ireland Cluster Strategy 2024 – 2027

Cyber Ireland, the national cyber security cluster organisation, has launched a comprehensive strategy aimed at driving the growth of Ireland’s cyber security sector by 2030. The cluster was established in 2019 out of the need to represent the sector and address the cyber security skills shortage and has evolved into a national representative body, uniting … Read more

BCP roundtable discussion at Logitech office

By Louise MacIndoe We’re excited to share the success of a recent event that truly exemplified the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing within the Cyber Ireland community. At our Logitech office, we hosted a business continuity program exploration roundtable discussion, which brought together representatives from our Cyber Ireland South Chapter community. The roundtable discussion … Read more

ISA Ireland OT Cyber Security Conference in partnership with Cyber Ireland, Mullingar, 21st November

By Dónal Óg Cusack, DePuy Synthes The ISA Ireland OT Cyber Security Conference in partnership with Cyber Ireland took place in Mullingar on the 21st November 2023. Conference details and agenda is available at: ISA Ireland Section.  Dónal Óg Cusack, DePuy Synthes and Cyber Ireland OTSec SIG Chair, moderated the conference and provided his redlfections … Read more

Driving North-West’s cybersecurity sector 

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New report forecasts that Ireland’s North West region could see growth in cybersecurity related jobs from 250 in 2023 to 830 by 2030. With the right investment, the North West region could see growth in cybersecurity related jobs quadruple from 250 this year to 830 jobs by 2030.  That’s according to the Cyber Security Skills Audit … Read more

Cyber resilience and the future EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework

By Khalimatou Samirah Ireland builds its capabilities for the EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework. Cybercrime has increasingly raised concerns these last few years and continues to be an issue to organisations and states security. Governments around the world are responding to this issue and within the European Union (EU) the Cybersecurity Act 2019 was adopted. This … Read more