Cyber Ireland Working Groups

Sharing knowledge and building the cyber security community

Regional Chapters: provide a regional forum for the cyber security community to come together and link with Cyber Ireland’s national activities. Activities include: regular meetings on topics of interest; identifying regional challenges, coordinating the key stakeholders across industry, academia and government; and feeding into Cyber Ireland’s national activities. 

Special Interest Groups (SIGs): provide a forum where our Members can come together to explore an area of interest or specific technology area, with a goal of collaborating and sharing expertise and experiences to address common challenges.

  1. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Forum
  2. Operational Technology Security (OT Sec) Group
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South Chapter

The South Chapter brings together cyber security professionals in the Munster region. It was launched in February 2020 by Richard Browne (former Director of the National Cyber Security Center). The South Chapters focus areas include: Talent Development, Career Promotion to Students and Children and Threat Intel.

Dublin Chapter

The Dublin Chapter is our newest chapter established in 2021. The group focuses on the cyber security challenges in the Dublin region.

West Chapter

The West Chapter is a collaboration with Itag’s Cyber Forum, which provides a forum for industry and academia to share information, provide feedback from industry and support skills development in the region for the cyber security sector. 

The itag Cyber Forum run a regular Cyber Tuesday meetup and Cyber Security Mentor Programme to link industry industry experts encourage and create opportunities for those attending our with the Online Cyber Security Conversion Programme.

North-West Chapter

The North West Chapter was established in November 2020 and aims to build the Cyber Security Community in the Sligo & Donegal Region. Our focus is on three areas: Networking & Collaboration, Talent & Skills, and Awareness & Advocacy.


Business Growth Committee


Brian Honan,
CEO, BH Consulting


David McNamara (1)

David McNamara,
CEO, CommSec


Colin Reid

Colin Reid,
Commercial Director, Threatscape

colm healy

Colm Healy,
CEO, Corrata


Jan Carroll,

CEO, Fortify Institute

Stefan Umit Uygur (2)

Stefan Umit Uygur,
CEO, 4Securitas

Rahim Jina

Rahim Jina,
Co-Founder & COO, Edgescan

Paul Conaty

Paul Conaty,
Principal Consultant, CWSI


Sean Morris,
COO, TitanHQ

Cyber Ireland CISO Forum

Cyber Ireland’s Irish CISO Forum is a National Chapter of the ECSO’s European CISO Community (ECC) and aims to share information, discuss common challenges and solutions, meet peers and connect with international forums.

Cyber Ireland OTSec SIG

Cyber Ireland’s Operational Technology Cybersecurity (OTSec) Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a forum for industry end-users, integrators and vendors to share information, best practices and support capability building in operational technology cyber security across organisations and sectors.

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