NEWSLETTER | August – Lúnasa 2020

Cyber Ireland Membership

Thank you to all the companies that have signed up for cluster membership for 2020/2021.

From October, participation in cluster activities and attendance at Cyber Ireland events and Chapter meetings will be limited to members only.

Why join Cyber Ireland? – see the benefits of cluster membership in our membership brochure

How to join? – For full information on Cyber Ireland Membership and how to sign-up see our membership page

Talent & Skills

Cyber Skills Survey Update

We have launched the first annual Cyber Security Skills survey that will provide better data to understand the current cyber labour market in Ireland. Over 70 organisations have already responded to our first annual Cyber Security Skills survey to date which gives us exceptional data to analyse. We are extending the deadline to accommodate annual leave in August.

Please take this opportunity to identify and address skills challenges for the cyber security sector and contribute to the Skills Survey Report. The survey is targeted at the most senior person responsible for cyber security in the organisation or the HR Manager. Only one survey is to be completed for each organisation. It takes approx. 15 minutes and can be taken at:

Jobs Board Update

Recent jobs posts from Cyber Ireland members:

Members can submit their open roles at:

Help Inspire Young People into a Cyber Security Career

Smart Futures is an initiative that aims to promote careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to second level students. We help students to see the wide range of careers available, to discover the people working in STEM, the organisations they’re working in and what their interests and skills are. This is achieved through our online presence which consists of our website ( and social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). Smart Futures wishes to showcase the exciting and diverse careers in Cyber Security and is actively seeking roles models to feature on the Smart Futures website and social media channels. 

Tell us about your career to help inspire young people to consider cyber security as a career. We’re looking to show the diversity of the cyber security sector with people from all backgrounds: technical and non-technical, entry level to C-Suite, gender, race and  age.  If you are interested in being involved, please contact Nicola at [email protected].”

ICT Skillnet – Certified Cyber Risk Officer (CCRO) Course

Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet are delighted to announce our first Certified Cyber Risk Officer (CCRO) course commencing September 7th, 2020.  This course will be delivered by ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force.  This programme is the latest addition to the Cybersecurity Skills Initiative (CSI) launched in 2018 aimed at addressing cyber skills shortages across all organisations.  The Cyber Risk Officer course equips students with a comprehensive understanding of cyber risk management. The syllabus assumes a non-technical student and covers a range of topics from identification of cyber risks through to risk management options.  Students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect the digital assets of their organisation and to support or lead the implementation of a cyber risk framework.

For programme details and to apply click here ->


InterTradeIreland – Equity Advisory Clinic 3rd Sept –

InterTradeIreland – Go-2-Tender Workshop, 19th August & 26th August 2020 –

Enterprise Ireland – €2,000,000 Competitive Start Funds are now open for All Sectors and Women Entrepreneurs. Each of the two €1,000,000 funds will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding to successful projects. Both funds will close to applications at 3pm on Tuesday, 18th August 2020.


Blog Post

Brian O’Mara, Cyber Insurance Account Executive at O’Leary Insurances, discusses the common misconceptions about Cyber Insurance, and considers why it really is of benefit to companies:

We have invested heavily in IT – surely Cyber Insurance is redundant?
Raising Cyber Insurance with clients can often be perceived as an insurance broker putting the IT department on the back foot…Continue Reading


Share your thought-leadership Do you have an interesting perspective on today’s cyber security landscape? Each month we’ll have a guest blog post from one of our members. If you’d like contribute a thought-leadership article get in touch with us:[email protected]

#AlinAction Podcast with Alldus International Eoin Byrne, Cluster Manager of Cyber Ireland, was recently invited by John Petherbridge of Alldus International to partake in a special Cybersecurity episode for their “AI in Action” Podcast series.

Hear the ins and outs of Cyber Ireland by listening to the #AIinAction podcasthere


Cyber Ireland Events

‘Information Webinar on CEF Telecom Call – Cybersecurity’ 25th August @11.00am

€10.5 million EU Funding available for Cybersecurity – Cyber Ireland is hosting an information webinar in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) to provide an overview of the CEF Telecom Call – Cybersecurity’, with speakers from the NCSC, successful applicants from the previous CEF call from 2019, and a previous CEF Application Evaluator.
For more information see Register Here