“Lost Summer”: The Irish Security Community Responds to COVID-19

Internships are one of our most effective paths into cybersecurity careers, giving employers a low risk way to “trial” a new hire. A successful internship often leads to a permanent job later, or even an immediate transition from intern to employee. The financial and logistical impact of COVID meant far fewer internships this summer, and … Read more


The Cyber Women Ireland team is launching a mentoring scheme to encourage more women into the industry and create opportunities for those wishing to progress their careers. This is a pilot program that will run for 3 months with 10 Mentors from within the industry matched to 10 Mentees. Mentee application is open to students, … Read more

NEWSLETTER | August – Lúnasa 2020 Part 2

Promote Cyber Security Month this October Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. October is Cyber Security Month, with the aim of raising awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among organisations and the general public; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices. CyberSecMonth is also an opportunity to promote our cyber security cluster … Read more

MythBusters – Cyber Insurance Edition

In this piece we look at some common misconceptions about Cyber Insurance, and consider why it really is of benefit to most companies.  We have invested heavily in IT – surely Cyber Insurance is redundant? Raising Cyber Insurance with clients can often be perceived as an insurance broker putting the IT department on the back … Read more

AI In Action Podcast by Alldus International

Eoin Byrne, Cluster Manager of Cyber Ireland, was recently invited by John Petherbridge of Alldus International to partake in a special Cybersecurity episode of their “AI in Action” Podcast series. Listen below where Eoin discusses: • Why Cyber Ireland was set up.  • The successes of their work so far in the past two years  … Read more

Podcast: Cyber Security Standards with the National Standards Authority of Ireland

Cyber Security Standards with NSAI – What are they and why are they important? On June 30th, Eoin Byrne, Cluster Manager of Cyber Ireland, hosted a free webinar with the National Standards Authority of Ireland. Listen below to our podcast of the webinar and learn about Ireland’s role inputting into international cyber security standards from … Read more

Podcast: Cyber Security and the Workforce of the Future – The Human Element

Cyber Ireland hosted the monthly South Chapter Meeting virtually on June 16th last. This discussion highlighted the many ways we can protect our flexible and dispersed workforce with our new working model. The panelists included: Moderator – Louise McIndoe, SOC Operations Manager, JRI America Joanne O’Connor, HPE Cyber Security Training & Awareness Manager Avril Ronan, … Read more