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

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

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

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

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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