Ireland’s Cyber Security Academy Recruiting the next generation to Fight Cyber Crime

Cyber Security Academy

The Cyber Security Academy is the first of its kind national cyber security training programme in Ireland for young people and is now recruiting 4th, 5th and 6th year students who want to learn the essential skills to identify, prevent and predict cyber-attacks. Cyber Academy is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme, which was launched on the 22nd March by Minister … Read more

Commission on the Defence Forces Public Consultation

Commission on the Defence Forces

How the Defence Forces of the future can adapt to face cyber threats? The Commission on the Defence Forces have launched a public consultation which remains open until the 19th March 2021. The Commission will consider the appropriate structures, capabilities and staffing of the future Defence Forces and the Irish Cyber Security community is encouraged … Read more

5 Ways to Write Diversity Inclusive & Gender Neutral Cyber Job Descriptions


In a business or organization, Diversity and Inclusion are quite important. Because a company thrives when there is a pool of different thoughts within the team. Diverse teams bring diverse ideas and an opportunity for new outcomes. Quite often, skilled and talented job applicants are intimidated by the job descriptions advertised on job postings/company’s website … Read more

Cyber Security Skills Report 2021

Cyber Security Skills Report

Download the Report Download the Key Findings What? A Cyber Security Skills Report was conducted with Cyber Ireland members to provide a better understanding of the current cyber security labour market in Ireland. The survey aimed to: 1. To identify the current skills, skills gaps and skills shortages are across organisations in Ireland;2. To asses … Read more

New EU Cybersecurity Legislation to Replace NIS Directive

EU Cybersecurity Legislation Accompanying the launch of the “EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade” in mid December last, the EU Commission published a proposal for a new EU cybersecurity law to replace the current NIS Directive. The proposal is now under discussion in Brussels and once adopted will need to be implemented in Ireland. … Read more

North West Chapter Event: Cyber Security Start-Ups and Scale-Ups

Following on from the very successful virtual Launch of the North West Chapter in November 2020 and the first North West Chapter Event: ‘Careers in Cyber’ in December, we were delighted be joined by Philip Close (Director, Secora Consulting) and Marco Borza (CEO, Advantio) for our first meetup of 2021 titled ‘Cyber Security Start-Ups and … Read more

CyberSkills Project: an Overview

Cyber Skills

CIT is the lead partner Cyber-Skills, a project that has been awarded €8.1 million under the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 3 scheme. The project aims to address the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals and Cyber-Skills has been designed to enhance Ireland’s competitiveness in this context. Ireland’s National Cybersecurity Strategy stresses … Read more

North West Chapter Launch

by Paul Brady, Veronica Rogers, John McGarvey, Cian Collins (North-West Chapter Leads). On the 5th November the Cyber Ireland North-West Chapter was successfully launched to provide a regional forum for the Cyber Security community and link with Cyber Ireland’s national activities. There were over a hundred attendees at the virtual event which is a great … Read more

Cyber Assistance Scheme

cyber ireland

By Ian Roe, Cyber Security Specialist at Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Covid-19 has and is challenging society to adapt and respond in order to mitigate the virus. Our Health and Social Care Services have and will continue to lead the way in driving the public health response to COVID-19. The Health Sector in Ireland … Read more


5G Cyber Ireland

Date: 14/10/2020 Time: 12:30 Organizer: Cyber Ireland Moderator: Jacky Fox, Vice Chair Cyber Ireland. Managing Director and Security at Accenture Ireland Speakers: Silke Holtmanns Dr. Silke Holtmanns is Head of 5G Security Research at Adaptive Mobile Security in Dublin. She has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry with a specialty in mobile security research for … Read more