General information:

The North-West Chapter was established in 2020 and aims to build the Cyber Security Community in the Region (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo). 
The region has at least 10 organisations offering cybersecurity services, including large multinational operators Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Optum. The new Atlantic Technological University delivers specific IT and cyber security degree and post graduate programmes. Technology associations include Tech North-West, Donegal Digital and Northern Ireland Cyber.  
With the right investment, the North West region could see growth in cybersecurity related jobs quadruple from 250 in 2023 to 830 jobs by 2030. 

Focus Areas:

  • Building a Cyber Talent Pipeline
  • Promoting the NW Region’s Cybersecurity Sector
  • Creating a Strong Cybersecurity Culture

North-West Chapter Leads:

Paul Brady

Paul Brady,

 CISO Optum Rx, UK & Ireland



Tim Kelley,

           Strategic Head, Threat               Managment Centers at Tata                             Consultancy                                                                                             

Veronica Rogers

Veronica Rogers,

 Lecturer at Atlantic Technological University (Sligo)      


Hilary McPartland,

           Regional Skills Manager,              North West Regional Skills         



Virginia Lee,

Strategic Head, BFSI Cyber Security at Tata Consultancy Services


Jessica Bourke,

   Marketing Manager at Secora Consulting     



Finola Howe,

         Head of Enterprise and Engagement                                          at ATU Sligo                                     

North-West Skills Report

Regional Skills North West and Cyber Ireland have partnered to commission a “Cyber Security Skills Audit Report” to examine the shape of the cybersecurity sector in the North West region of Ireland.

The report outlines the region’s strengths to attract companies seeking new locations for cybersecurity services giving a positive outlook for the region, while also highlighting improvements needed for the future of the sector. With the right investment and supports in place, the report forecasts that the North West region could see growth in cybersecurity-related jobs quadruple from 250 this year to 830 jobs by 2030.

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If you would like to join the North-West Chapter please get in touch, we are always looking for new leads from different backgrounds. Whether you are an early career professional or in senior management, are technical or non-technical, diversity is key.

Each Cyber Ireland member organisation can nominate a representative to join the Regional Chapter. Please get in touch if you’re in joining the committee, or sign up to our chapter mailing list.

Send an email to Dr Eoin Byrne, Cluster Manager     [email protected] with:

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  • Area of interest and
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