NEWSLETTER | January – Eanáir 2021

All Cyber Ireland’s activities are developed by the cluster members for the Cyber Security community. We’re looking for volunteers to join the cluster’s activities in 2021 and have a number of opportunities for you to contribute to, from Speaking Opportunities, Career Promotion to Schools, an SME Sub-committee and much more.

If you are interested, please complete the Form below:

Upcoming Events

North West Chapter Event: Cyber Security Start-Ups ans Scale-Ups
On Friday the 22nd of January 2021 at 11am Philip Close, director of Secora Consulting will give an overview of the Cybersecurity company. We will have also Marco Borza, founder and CEO of Advantio will share the story of Advantio’s journey to date.

The testimonies will be followed by a Q&A session with Kevin Buckley (Cybersecurity specialist with Enterprise Ireland), John McGarvey (Lecturer in LYIT) and Jillian Ruggiere (The Base Enterprise NW).
Register Here

TI Series: From Zero to Hero
03 Workshop: Law Enforcement TI Overview

The 3rd TI Series Webinar will hear from Brian Halligan, Inspector at the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau on how industry can engage with law enforcement. Brian will discuss recent cyber security incidents and the reporting procedure with GNCCB, and their connections with Europol and Interpol. We will explore how the cyber security industry and law enforcement can work closer together.

Register HERE

Talent & Skills


CyberQuest is a Skills Connectprogramme supporting the re-skilling of workers most impacted by Covid-19.  We are here to help improve employment prospects with targeted training solutions to develop your skills and confidence in Cyber Security.

CyberQuest is actively encouraging people from all diverse backgrounds to apply: Women, Defence Forces Veterans, Neuro-diverse People, Graduates and Non-Graduates alike. More information here

Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet Programmes (2020 – 21)

More information here

Cyber Safe

Free CyberSAFE eLearning Course from New Horizons Ireland – see Here
There’s a 20% discount off all courses for cluster members (valid until 28/2/2021) using code: CYBERIRELAND

New Job Posts

Find more open roles HERE

What’s Happening in Europe

There has been a number of developments on Cyber Security in the European Commission over the past month which should be of interest:
  • On December 16th the EC presented a new EU Cybersecurity Strategy and Press Release. The Strategy includes plans for a joint unit and an AI-enabled Cyber Shield (Here
  • The proposal for a new cyber law (NIS 2 Directive) will have far reaching consequences – Proposal for a NIS 2.0
  • €95.5B Horizon Europe budget for R&D agreed.  In Horizon Europe, for the period 2021-2027, cybersecurity is part of the ‘Civil Security for Society’ cluster. The Work Programme 2021-2022 is currently under preparation.
  • The upcoming Digital Europe Programme, for the period 2021-2027, is an ambitious programme that is planned to invest €1.9 billion into cybersecurity capacity and the wide deployment of cybersecurity infrastructures and tools across the EU, for public administrations, businesses, and individuals.
  • Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network – the new EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre will be located in Bucharest, Romania. Currently, four pilot projects are running to lay the groundwork for the Competence Centre and Network. They involve more than 170 partners.
  • Cybersecurity Atlas: Register your organisation: To have a better overview of cybersecurity expertise and capacity across the EU, the Commission has developed a comprehensive platform called the Cybersecurity Atlas
For a full overview on Cyber Security Developments in Europe see: Cybersecurity | Shaping Europe’s digital future (


InterTrade Ireland Supports

2020 has been a period of great uncertainty for firms, with discussions around Brexit, combined with the impact of Covid-19, creating uniquely challenging circumstances. InterTradeIreland offer Brexit and Covid-19 financial supports for tailored professional advice to help firms navigate through the uncertainty .

Enterprise Ireland Brexit Supports

All relevant Brexit related interventions from Enterprise Ireland can be found here

More Events

See all cyber security events on the event calendar and members can add their events by contacting [email protected]