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 over 160 member organisations, including start-ups, SMEs, multinational corporations, and educational institutions. After four years, now is the opportune time to reflect on what has been achieved and develop the strategy to realise its ambition to 2030.
The opportunity now exists for Ireland to capitalise on its strengths and competitive advantages to develop a leading cyber securitysector in Europe, and globally, providing resilience domestically and competing internationally.
Ireland requires a strong domestic cyber security sector with companies of scale that can deliver high value services to provide cyber resilience for the country and compete internationally. Ireland can build on its strengths as an international hub in Europe to further grow appropriate FDI in cyber security. Existing cyber security companies here can be supported to move up the value chain to highly skilled and productive jobs in engineering, development and research, while attracting new FDI. Ireland can also become the leading location in Europe for MNCs’ cyber security operations across technology, financial services, healthcare and other sectors due to its strong talent pool, business environment, track record, and as a trusted location.
In four years, Cyber Ireland has proven successful in building the community, facilitating connections, and supporting collaboration across our key activities. These initial wins have established the potential for further growth and success through the cluster model.
In the next phase of Cyber Ireland, the cluster aims to be the driving force to deliver on Ireland’s cyber potential.
Learn more about the new Cluster Strategy 2024 – 2027, the four Focus Areas and role of the wider ecosystem. Watch a recording of the Launch webinar: