General information:

The South Chapter has been running since 2020 and brings together cyber security organizations in the Munster region in partnership with the Tech Industry Alliance.

The South-West Region is the hub of Ireland’s cyber security sector with over 100 cyber security companies/operations, the highest cybersecurity employment per capita in Ireland, and the highest concentration of cyber security MNCs. There is a supportive ecosystem, with talent fueled by Munster Technological University, which hosts Cyber Skills, and University College of Cork, as well as the education and training boards and private training providers. TIA is the technology industry association of the South-West region with a strong cyber security membership. CorkSec is a monthly meetup (running since 2013) for anyone interested in Information Security in the Munster region with hundreds of members. 

Focus Areas:

  • Building the Community
  • Career Promotion to Students 
  • Talent Development

South Chapter Leads:


Richard Parker,

     Vice President of Cyber Security at Dell                               


Fiona Kearney,

                Senior Analyst, Cybersecurity                                    Engineering & Operations                    


Ciaran Luttrell,

Senior Director, SOC Operations EMEA at eSentire


Past Activities:

Upcoming Activities:

  • Details coming soon… 

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Join the South Chapter

If you would like to join the South 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 us an email to Sinead Rodgers, Programme Coordinator [email protected] with:

  • Name,
  • Organisation,
  • Role,
  • Area of interest and
  • how you can contribute. 

Our working groups, events and activities are open to Cyber Ireland members only. For more information on membership visit our Membership Page.