NEWSLETTER | March – Márta 2021

Cyber Ireland Skills Report

Are Cyber Security Skills important for your organisation?
We recently launched our Cyber Skills report, which provides better data on the cyber security labour market in Ireland

The results have highlighted strengths and identified challenges, including Cyber security skills gaps and skills shortages. These shortages are impacting organisations of all sizes, across a range of sectors including indigenous and foreign owned companies. To read the report, key findings and recommendations see: 

Upcoming Events

26th March. Cyber Security is Everybody's Business: From Health to Quantum

As open and advanced economies, both Ireland and Finland need to ensure that advances in cyber security can be applied to improve the resilience and security of our digital economies, in the face of an increasingly complex international threat landscape. This event will discuss the security of 5G, Quantum and Healthcare, with

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure
  • Linda Doyle, Professor of Engineering & Arts in the School of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin

30th March. South Chapter Meeting: PSIRT Lightning Talks

PSIRTJoin the South Chapter where 4 Lightening Talks will discuss implementing a product security programme from FIRST, DELL, Blackberry Cylance and Palo Alto.

31st March. TI Series. 5th Session: Active Defence with Effective Incident Response

Incident ResponseJoin Michael Sullivan, Senior IT Security Engineer at Qualcomm, to learn about key area’s for Incident Response teams to mature .

Talent & Skills

Cyber Women Ireland – Pre Launch Survey

Cyber Women Ireland have created the Diver{se}curity Project, which will be launching a Diversity Survey in security. To contribute to the project & survey, register HERE

New Job Posts

Find more open roles HERE

New Cyber Security Courses

Stay-up to date with new cyber security courses on our Cyber Course Mapper  with 150+ Courses from 25+ Institutions:

  • IT Sligo courses added 
  • 2 courses by Griffith College, Limerick

Research & Development

Science Foundation Ireland’s 2025 strategy & Cyber Security

We have just published a New Blog Post about the New EU Cybersecurity Legislation to Replace NIS Directive.

Accompanying the launch of the “EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade” in mid December last, the EU Commission published a proposal for a new EU cybersecurity law to replace the current NIS Directive. The proposal is to update the existing legal framework taking account of increased digitisation of society.
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Public Consultations – Have your Say

Commission on the Defence Forces Public Consultation

How the Defence Forces of the future can adapt to face cyber threats?

The Commission on the Defence Forces have launched a public consultation which remains open until the 19th March 2021. The Commission will consider the appropriate structures, capabilities and staffing of the future Defence Forces and the Irish Cyber Security community is encouraged to participate. For a discussion and questions relevant to the cyber security industry see our blog post here

NIS Directive Final Reminder

NIS Directive Public Consultation closing date Friday 19 March 2021. Read how the NIS Directive will impact the cyber security sector here – Blog Post


Free Cybersecurity Tool for Small Businesses from UK NCSC

Small businesses in Ireland can receive free advice on how to improve their cybersecurity and protect their networks from malicious hackers and cybercrime via a new tool from the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Read More

FireEye Mandiant: Learning From the Frontlines

Ransomware Series – Join the FREE online education path and get the latest strategies and guidance to improve your environment’s defenses. Read More

CyberQuest Re-opens for New Applications 

CyberQuest is on a mission to help people impacted by the pandemic to find the best pathway to employment in Cyber Security. Take a look at the free training that is on offer. Go to

Cyber Security Courses

IT Governance Europe Ireland – A career in cyber security and data privacy |

  • 50% off cyber security courses for any person made redundant or temporarily laid off due to COVID 19.
  • 20% off all training courses for Cyber Ireland members. Use code:CYBERSKILL2021 at the checkout.

Recent Events

Ti Series. 4rd SessionThreat Intelligence Series
Session 4: TI platforms and consumption 101

– Read the Blog Post
– Watch on YouTube

More Events

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