Join the Mission
A special thank you to all of the companies, academic institutes and government agencies who have committed to supporting Cyber Ireland’s mission for the coming year through our membership model. Your contribution shows the value of our activates and our objectives for the cyber security cluster.
You can find an updated list of our members for 2020 – 2021, as well as details on joining for new members, on our Membership Page.
Cyber Security Month Wrap-Up
What a month October has been with huge amount of activities, events and awareness campaigns on Cyber Security. Our activities for Cyber Security Month were promoted on our CyberSecMonth Webpage and included:
● Events / Webinars for Cyber Ireland members
● The Launch of our newest Chapter in the North-West
● Enterprise Ireland Cyber Innovation Series and Virtual Inward Buyer Visits,
● Cyber Women Ireland Mentorship Programme & InQuizition
● Promoting our members and partners events and activities,
● Sharing Cyber Security Resources from our Members,
● Promote cybersecurity among businesses and the general public, providing relevant resources and sharing of good practices from Cyber Ireland members
Thanks to everyone who ran an event, joined our webinars, shared our tweets and LinkedIn posts and promoted the importance of cyber security this October. By working together we can provide a collective voice for Cyber Security in Ireland and raise awareness of the importance of cyber security for our economy and society.
– Read about the TI Forum and TI Series Here
– Watch the webinar on YouTube
TI Series – From Zero to Hero: Session 2 – TI Strategy
Government & Industry Respond to COVID-19 with Cybersecurity Assistance Scheme
Ian Roe, Cyber Security Specialist at DECC discusses the NCSC and Cyber Ireland Cybersecurity Assistance Scheme and how you can get involved in the second iteration of the programme….Here
Talent & Skills
New Job Posts
- RDI Hub, Killorglin, Co Kerry – Programme Manager
- Software Engineer – Enterprise Information Security & Architect Optum, Letterkenny –
- AIB, Dublin – Cyber Threat Intelligence, Monitoring & Response Senior Analyst & Cyber Threat Intelligence, Monitoring & Response Manager
New Cyber Security Courses
- IT Carlow – Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Industrial Networks & Cybersecurity
- IT Carlow – Master of Science in Industrial Networks & Cybersecurity
- Griffith College Limerick – Postgraduate Diploma in Network and Information Security
CWI Cyber Inspire Mentorship Programme
Cyber Women Ireland launched Cyber Inspire Mentorship program with 11 mentors and mentees in October. There was an overwhelming response to the mentorship pilot and we selected people from across Ireland from various levels of experience and sectors. The pilot continues until the end of the year.
Cyber Women Ireland will then launch a live version of Cyber Inspire in Q1 2021. So if you didn’t get on the pilot there’s still great opportunity to join the program next year.
ENISA AD HOC WORKING GROUP on Skills
Congratulations to Joanne O’Connor, Cyber Security Training & Education Officer HPE and Cyber Ireland Board Member, who has been selected for the ENISA AD HOC WORKING GROUP on Skills.
Employment-Based Programme (Postgraduate) & Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postgraduate & Postdoctoral)
Irish Research Council (IRC) has launch the call for three industry-academic postgradauate partnership programmes. First piloted in 2012, it provides students in all disciplines an opportunity to bring great research ideas into an Irish employment partner with the support of a higher education institution. IRC top up the wage of a full time employee with €24,000 per annum to complete a higher degree by research.
Irish Research Council Scheme
Employment-Based Programme (EBP Postgraduate) Call Website
21st October 2020
2nd December 2020
Enterprise Partnership Scheme (EPS Postgraduate) Call Website
Enterprise Partnership Scheme (EPS Postdoctoral) Call Website
Cyber Skills Survey Workshop
We are hosting a workshop in December for members who participated in the first annual Cyber Ireland Skills Survey to present the findings and gather feedback as to the recommendations required to address identified challenges. The Cyber Skills Survey Report will be published in December.
€500m Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Call 3 Deadline
The deadline for receipt of applications is fast approaching – 17th December 2020. Enterprise Ireland hosted a webinar on 22nd October which is available on the DTIF website, along with the application and call documents…Read more Here
€1 Billion European Cybersecurity Investment Platform (CIPP)Cyber Ireland signs up to European Cyber Security Organisaiton (ECSO) initiative for the creation of a €1 billion European Cybersecurity Investment Platform (CIPP), which aims to support the maturation of Europe’s cybersecurity sector through private investment and urgently address the funding gap in the European cybersecurity sector.
Privacy Survey: Irish attitudes to privacy in COVID-19 timesThe PRIVATT Project has developed a survey to understand more about the attitudes of the Irish general public toward privacy during this pandemic. It aims to understand the influence of these attitudes on the usage of various technologies that may be employed in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Tech News Article Here
The Project Team would really appreciate your help: Take the Survey
Deadline for responses is the 30th of November.