Digital4Security Project Kick-off meeting, 20th October, Bucharest

Cyber Ireland is one of 33 partners in a European Project, titled Digital4Security, which will create an innovative and market-led European Masters Programme in Cybersecurity Management & Data Sovereignty. Sinéad Rodgers, Cyber Ireland Programme Coordinator, attended the Kick-off Meeting in University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, on 20th October.

The project will equip European SMEs and Companies across multiple sectors with the cybersecurity management, regulatory and technical skills they need to prevent and respond to existing and emerging cybersecurity threats, helping to safeguard European industries from cyber-attack.

Digital4Security aligns closely with Cyber Ireland’s goals as it aims to provide a continuous supply of qualified cybersecurity management experts, helping to address the growing cybersecurity skills gap that is endangering the stability of many European industries and public sector institutions.

Digital4Security will contribute to the overall objectives of the Digital Europe Programme by fast-tracking high numbers of graduates into high demand roles from the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF), filling crucial occupational profiles that are critical to the ongoing security and success of European businesses. Its objective is to reskill and upskill graduates, professionals, managers, and business leaders to become ‘Cyber Confident’ and empowered with the cybersecurity management expertise they need to strengthen their cybersecurity infrastructure and implement robust incident prevention and management procedures.

This programme will be designed to appeal to the broadest possible catchment of potential students and companies from many different sectors, demographics, and cultural backgrounds.

Cyber Ireland’s tasks include:

  • Needs Analysis & Programme Design Work Package – the design of an Employability Strategy.
  • Programme Rollout and Delivery work package – provision of Student Mentoring and Support by Industry Experts, Networking Events\Guest Lectures and a Work Based Learning & Employability Programme.
  • Dissemination work package – support Student Recruitment and an Industry and Education Campaign to encourage widespread adoption.

Project Partners

Cyber Ireland was represented by Sinéad Rodgers, Programme Coordinator, and said “It was great to meet all the project partners, with a strong Irish representation including MTU, Skillnet Ireland, Digital Technology Skills Ireland, National College of Ireland, it@cork, Indiepics, ServiceNow and Matrix. This is a really exciting project to partner on, we’re looking forward to the collaboration and development of an innovative European Masters programme”.

Special thanks to Professor Ciprian Dobre, Project Manager, and all of the project management team for the organisation of the kick-off meeting. To find out more about the project, visit