NEWSLETTER | November – Samhain 2020

Join the Mission

A special thank you to all of the companies, academic institutes and government agencies who have committed to supporting Cyber Ireland’s mission for the coming year through our membership model. Your contribution shows the value of our activates and our objectives for the cyber security cluster.

You can find an updated list of our members for 2020 – 2021, as well as details on joining for new members, on our Membership Page.

Cyber Security Month Wrap-Up

What a month October has been with huge amount of activities, events and awareness campaigns on Cyber Security. Our activities for Cyber Security Month were promoted on our CyberSecMonth Webpage and included:

Events / Webinars for Cyber Ireland members
● The Launch of our newest Chapter in the North-West
Enterprise Ireland Cyber Innovation Series and Virtual Inward Buyer Visits,
Cyber Women Ireland Mentorship Programme & InQuizition
● Promoting our members and partners events and activities,
● Sharing Cyber Security Resources from our Members,
● Promote cybersecurity among businesses and the general public, providing relevant resources and sharing of good practices from Cyber Ireland members

Thanks to everyone who ran an event, joined our webinars, shared our tweets and LinkedIn posts and promoted the importance of cyber security this October. By working together we can provide a collective voice for Cyber Security in Ireland and raise awareness of the importance of cyber security for our economy and society.

Recent Events

TI Series: From Zero to Hero – Session 1
Interested in Threat Intel but not sure where to start? See our first TI Series Webinar, which will be run monthly to explore  TI topics from beginner to advanced. This is the first initiative from our newly formed Threat Intel Forum.
– Read about the TI Forum and TI Series Here
– Watch the webinar on YouTube

North-West Chapter Launch
We had a very successful virtual launch of our North West Chapter.
– Read the Blog Post on the launch
– Watch the launch on YouTube

Upcoming Events

TI Series – From Zero to Hero: Session 2 – TI Strategy

Join us to hear from industry experts on an introduction to Developing your organisations Threat Intelligence Strategy.

Register Here

If you’d like to contribute/present at our next Webinar on TI Strategies or any further TI Series Webinars you can register your interest here.

Member Events

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

Government & Industry Respond to COVID-19 with Cybersecurity Assistance Scheme

Ian Roe, Cyber Security Specialist at DECC discusses the NCSC and Cyber Ireland Cybersecurity Assistance Scheme and how you can get involved in the second iteration of the programme….Here

Talent & Skills

New Job Posts

See our Jobs Board for recent vacancies from from Cyber Ireland members:
Members can submit their open roles here

New Cyber Security Courses

Stay-up to date with new cyber security courses on our Cyber Course Mapper:
  • IT Carlow – Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Industrial Networks & Cybersecurity
  • IT Carlow – Master of Science in Industrial Networks & Cybersecurity
  • Griffith College Limerick – Postgraduate Diploma in Network and Information Security

CWI Cyber Inspire Mentorship Programme

Cyber Women Ireland launched Cyber Inspire Mentorship program with 11 mentors and mentees in October. There was an overwhelming response to the mentorship pilot and we selected people from across Ireland from various levels of experience and sectors. The pilot continues until the end of the year.

Cyber Women Ireland will then launch a live version of Cyber Inspire in Q1 2021. So if you didn’t get on the pilot there’s still great opportunity to join the program next year.



Congratulations to Joanne O’Connor, Cyber Security Training & Education Officer HPE and Cyber Ireland Board Member, who has been selected for the ENISA AD HOC WORKING GROUP on Skills.

Employment-Based Programme (Postgraduate) & Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postgraduate & Postdoctoral)

Irish Research Council (IRC) has launch the call for three industry-academic postgradauate partnership programmes. First piloted in 2012, it provides students in all disciplines an opportunity to bring great research ideas into an Irish employment partner with the support of a higher education institution. IRC top up the wage of a full time employee with €24,000 per annum to complete a higher degree by research.

Irish Research Council Scheme

Call  Open

Call Deadline

Employment-Based Programme (EBP Postgraduate) Call Website

21st October 2020

2nd December 2020

Enterprise Partnership Scheme  (EPS Postgraduate) Call Website

Enterprise Partnership Scheme (EPS Postdoctoral) Call Website

Cyber Skills Survey Workshop

We are hosting a workshop in December for members who participated in the first annual Cyber Ireland Skills Survey to present the findings and gather feedback as to the recommendations required to address identified challenges. The Cyber Skills Survey Report will be published in December.

Other News

€500m Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Call 3 Deadline

The deadline for receipt of applications is fast approaching – 17th December 2020. Enterprise Ireland hosted a webinar on 22nd October which is  available on the DTIF website, along with the application and call documents…Read more Here

€1 Billion European Cybersecurity Investment Platform (CIPP)

Cyber Ireland signs up to European Cyber Security Organisaiton (ECSO) initiative for the creation of a €1 billion European Cybersecurity Investment Platform (CIPP), which aims to support the maturation of Europe’s cybersecurity sector through private investment and urgently address the funding gap in the European cybersecurity sector.

Press Release Here and Letter of Intent to EC

Privacy Survey: Irish attitudes to privacy in COVID-19 times

The PRIVATT Project has developed a survey to understand more about the attitudes of the Irish general public toward privacy during this pandemic. It aims to understand the influence of these attitudes on the usage of various technologies that may be employed in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Tech News Article Here

The Project Team would really appreciate your help: Take the Survey
Deadline for responses is the 30th of November.