November 2019 Newsletter

Ireland’s Cyber Security Cluster Grows to Over 130 Members!

In 6 Months since the Cyber Ireland launch, over 130 organisations have signed up to the Cluster. This comprises of over 60 MNCs and over 50 SMEs & Start-ups. The majority of member companies are from the Cyber Security sector (45%), as well as Tech (20%), Professional Services (9%), Financial Services, Healthcare and others. We’d like to welcome our new members who joined in November: 


Networking & Promotion


Cyber Ireland & Ireland Israel Business have organised an Ireland – Israel Cyber Event with guest speaker Mr. Buky Carmeli, Former Director General of the Israel National Cyber Security Authority.
This FREE event has limited capacity, please RSVP by Monday 2nd December to [email protected]
Call for Regional Chapter Leads!

We’re looking for Cyber leaders in Dublin, Cork & Galway to organise Regional Chapters of Cyber Ireland.

The Regional Chapters will 
  • Organise Regional Cyber Ireland Meet-ups
  • Support the National Initiatives in each region
  • Develop their own initiatives relevant to the region
If you’d like to help facilitate your Regional Cyber Ireland Chapter in Dublin, Cork or Galway let us know by emailing: [email protected]
Talent & Skills 
Attention Education & Training Providers – Cybersecurity in Erasmus+ call for proposal 2020

Opportunity for Irish Education & Training Providers to apply for Erasmus+ Call 2020 & for the first time cybersecurity exercises and cyber ranges are encouraged to be adopted as innovative educational tools. For more information click HERE

Research & Development
Cyber Security R&D Landscape Survey

We’ve had a fantastic response to the Cyber Security R&D Survey, with over 60 respondents so far from both industry and academia. There are a diverse range of Research Topics and Application areas, seen from the list below. If you haven’t completed the survey there’s still time to do so and by completing it:

  • Your research will be promoted to both industry & academia in Ireland
  • Participants in the study will be informed of the survey results and will be invited to attend an R&D workshop
  • You will be supporting increased industry-academia cyber security R&D in Ireland

Take the survey at:

Grow & Export

CyberEurope spotlights opportunities for Irish cybersecurity companies in Europe
CyberEurope (30th October) marked the release of a Cyber Security Market Research report, commissioned by Enterprise Ireland, on export opportunities in eight target countries: BelgiumFranceGermanyItaly, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK

The report identifies three “opportunity clusters” that can be used as a guide when assessing markets and makes recommendations for companies entering a new market, such as establishing a local presence, obtaining relevant European or national certifications, and to leverage hot and trending topics of interest in the cyber security sector’s sub-segments. For further information and to download the report, see:

 Irish Cyber Security Companies Connect with West Coast USA 

Thirty-two Cyber Security companies and thirteen Cyber executives from US MNCs participated in an Enterprise Ireland organised Inward Buyer Visit on the 4th & 5th of November in Cork & Dublin. US delegates represented Dell, Stripe, Oracle, Northern Trust Corporation, Accenture, Grant Thornton LLP, Levi Strauss & Co., SoFi among others. Each day, culminated with 2 hours of one-on-one sessions between EI portfolio clients and the external Cyber executives – an opportunity to connect the US and Irish cyber communities for longer-term conversations.  

What’s Going on in Cyber –  December/January:


Ireland’s largest IoT event, Beyond IoT 3, will take place on 20th and 21st January in Cork Institute of Technology. In 2019, Beyond IoT attracted over 500 attendees from start-ups, technologists, VC’s, multinationals, advisors and academics and is now expanding to a two-day event.

The Internet of Things has its own unique cybersecurity considerations, and this year’s conference will explore these issues with:

  • Lauren Knausenberger, Director of Cyberspace Innovation at U.S. Air Force.
  • Prof. Sally Eaves, Global advisor on emerging tech & “torchbearer for ethical tech,”
  • Ralph Echemendia, “The Ethical Hacker” 
For more information on the agenda and speakers, visit
Cyber Ireland members can avail of a ticket discount, the first 30 tickets will be €100 instead of the full price €250. Contact for the Cyber Ireland discount code.