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

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 CyberSkills Project: an Overview

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 North West Chapter Launch

5G DEVELOPMENT & SECURITY IN IRELAND

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 5G DEVELOPMENT & SECURITY IN IRELAND

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

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 MythBusters – Cyber Insurance Edition

Key factors in Human Behaviour for Cyber-Security

by Dr. James Cuffe & Emily Phelan. Dr. James Cuffe is an cyber-anthropologist lecturing at University College Cork and Director of the Ethnographic and Human Centred Research Group at UCC. The following article was presented by Dr. James Cuffe at the Cyber Ireland South Chapter Meeting on the 16th June, 2020. Q: As a Cyber … Read more Key factors in Human Behaviour for Cyber-Security