“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

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

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

Chairperson’s Address – Paul Walsh

It’s hard to believe we are already celebrating Cyber Ireland’s first anniversary. We have accomplished much in the past 12 months and I hope this newsletter shines more light on the many activities we are engaged in. Before I get into that I would like to acknowledge that at this time, the welfare of you, … Read more


By Stephen Rae Chairman, International Fraud Prevention Conference THE speed at which technology is transforming our lives from transport to banking to energy efficiency and healthcare is truly amazing.  It does come at a price – and that is the price of our privacy and security. Tech platforms collect various data for target advertising and even hackers seek … Read more