Cyber Ireland's 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.

  1. South Chapter
  2. North West Chapter
  3. West Chapter

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. Threat Intelligence Group
  2. Operational Technology Security (OT Sec) Group

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1. 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, Threat Intel, …

South Chapter Leads

Emer O'Neill

Emer O’Neill,
Global Security Response Senior Manager, VMware


Sean McSweeney,
Head Of Department of Computer Science at MTU

Eoin Carroll

Eoin Carroll,
Principal Engineer at McAfee

Richard Parker

Richard Parker,
Director of Cyber Security Infrastructure at Dell

Alie El-Din Mady

Alie El-Din Mady,
Offensive Hardware Security Lead, Qualcomm

Paolo Palmieri

Paolo Palmieri,
Lecturer in Cyber Security at University College Cork

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke,
Enterprise Account Executive at Malwarebytes

Eoin Wickens

Eoin Wickens,
Threat Researcher at BlackBerry

2. 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.

3. North West Chapter

The North West Chapter is our newest group 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.

Read the latest North West Chapter Newsletter

North-West Chapter Leads

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Veronica (Cryan) Rogers,
Assistant Lecturer at IT Sligo

Paul Brady

Paul Brady,
Director – Enterprise Information Security at Optum

Cian Collins

Cian Collins,
Strategy & Growth Manager at Advantio

McGarvey John

John McGarvey,
Lecturer in Computing at LYIT

Virgina Lee

Virginia Lee,
Consultant – DevSecOps at Tata Consultancy Services

4. Threat Intel Group

The Group aims to build Threat Intel capabilities within the Cyber Ireland community through information sharing, best practices, and thought-leadership. The TI Group established the Threat Intel Series: “From Zero to Hero”, a monthly meeting to explore TI and sharing from beginner to advanced topics.

Threat Intel Leads

Eoin Carroll

Eoin Carroll,
Principal Engineer at McAfee

Andy Grzess

Andy Grzess,
Chief Technology Officer at Smarttech247

5. OT Sec Group

This group provides a forum on Operations Technology (OT) of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) at a time where 5G and developments in networking as well as virtualisation makes ICS more connected than ever before. Join us to input into the formation of an OTSec Group for the Cyber Ireland community.

Operations Technology Security Group (OTSec) Launch

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