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  NEWS

Public Consultation on a new National Cyber Security Strategy

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. is today (Tuesday the 19th of March 2019) consulting on a new strategy to protect individuals, businesses and Ireland’s national security from cyber-attacks.The new strategy will set out how best to ensure the resilient, safe and secure operation of computer networks and associated infrastructure used by the State, Irish citizens ...

   Wednesday, March 20th


Managing software licenses is one thing, managing contracts is another! Discover more at the ITAM Conference 2019.

Guy Tritton

What is contract management and what are the related risks and legal implications is not always so obvious. Our experts at the ITAM Conference 2019 will offer insights into this aspect of IT Asset Management. Guy Tritton is a barrister specialising in intellectual property, IT, tech and commercial law. With 25 years’ experience in these areas, he has won substantial recognition for his excellence and has ...

  Wednesday, February 27th


Minister Bruton Proposes New Law to Protect Children Online

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., has today (Monday the 4th of March) announced that he will introduce a new Online Safety Act to improve online safety and ensure that children can be protected online. In a speech to students, parents and teachers at St. Brigids Girls National School in Glasnevin, Minister Bruton said: "Digital technology is transforming ...

   Tuesday, March 5th


Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan Launched

A new government report has announced targets to deliver more than 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022.Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan sets out priority actions to meet Ireland’s needs for graduates skilled in computing and electronic and electrical engineering to support and drive economic performance over the coming years.The plan is informed by research conducted by ...

  Friday, February 22nd


Meet the Keynote Speakers at the IT Asset Management Conference 2019

Join the Irish Computer Society and ITAMOrg for the IT Asset Management Conference. On 8th April the ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.Meet the Keynote Speakers from the Conference Day!The ITAM 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best speakers ...

  Friday, February 15th


Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission calls on signatories to intensify their efforts

On January 29, 2019, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and the trade associations representing the advertising sector submitted their first reports on the measures they are taking to comply with the Code of Practice on Disinformation. There has been some progress, notably in removing fake accounts and limiting the visibility of sites that promote disinformation. However, additional action is needed to ensure full transparency of political ads ...

   Monday, February 4th


Every job will be a digital job.

‘Soon every job will be a digital job,” said Linda Keane, strategy and operations manager at the Irish Computer Society (ICS).It’s a stark message and one that feels intuitively right - which of us does not use a computer every day, after all - but Keane said she can back up her claim with research. “The European Commission has predicted that 90 per ...

  Tuesday, January 22nd


ICS's vision for the future

The shortage of IT professionals with the right skills is driving up costs, delaying projects and draining talent. Find out how we want to solve this in our video below. We've spent a lot of time recently considering the direction of the IT profession in Ireland. Where is IT going, what does it mean to be a member of ICS, or any of the ...

   Thursday, January 10th


Public Consultation on a new National Cyber Security Strategy

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. is today (Tuesday the 19th of March 2019) consulting on a new strategy to protect individuals, businesses and Ireland’s national security from cyber-attacks.The new strategy will set out how best to ensure the resilient, safe and secure operation of computer networks and associated infrastructure used by the State, Irish citizens ...

   Wednesday, March 20th


Managing software licenses is one thing, managing contracts is another! Discover more at the ITAM Conference 2019.

Guy Tritton

What is contract management and what are the related risks and legal implications is not always so obvious. Our experts at the ITAM Conference 2019 will offer insights into this aspect of IT Asset Management. Guy Tritton is a barrister specialising in intellectual property, IT, tech and commercial law. With 25 years’ experience in these areas, he has won substantial recognition for his excellence and has ...

  Wednesday, February 27th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Padraig Farrell

ICS welcomes Padraig Farrell (FICS) as a new Fellow. Padraig Farrell has been working in the IT industry for over30 years.  In that time he has worked in software development, project management and service management. He held many roles with ICL covering support, account management and service delivery management. As operations manager for an IT services company he was responsible for the running of ...

  Friday, March 1st


Laura Magahy, Executive Director, Sláintecare will give Opening Address at IMSTA Annual Conference

The IMSTA Annual Conference this year will focus on a collaborative approach to Health Care Integration. Laura Magahy, Executive Director of Sláintecare, the blueprint to overhaul the health service over the next decade, will open the event and we are looking forward to hearing what she has to say after just seven months in office. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, including ...

  Thursday, March 7th


Minister Bruton Proposes New Law to Protect Children Online

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., has today (Monday the 4th of March) announced that he will introduce a new Online Safety Act to improve online safety and ensure that children can be protected online. In a speech to students, parents and teachers at St. Brigids Girls National School in Glasnevin, Minister Bruton said: "Digital technology is transforming ...

   Tuesday, March 5th


70% increase in data breach reporting post-GDPR

Commissioner for Data Protection, Helen Dixon, launched the first annual report of the new Data Protection Commission (DPC) covering the period 25 May to 31 December 2018, detailing the work of the Irish data protection authority following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018. Highlights of the 2018 Annual Report include: 2,864 complaints were received. In total, 4,113 complaints were received in the 2018 calendar year representing ...

   Friday, March 1st


Irish research involvement in €15m CyberSec4Europe project

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is backed by Science Foundation Ireland, has been selected to participate in a €15m European Commission cybersecurity research project.  Lero researchers Dr Liliana Pasquale of UCD and Professor Bashar Nuseibeh of University of Limerick will head the Irish team for the CyberSec4Europe 42-month project which was launched in Brussels today (28th February). “Cybersecurity has become one ...

   Thursday, February 28th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Gina Quin

ICS welcomes Gina Quin, FICS, B.A, M.B.A., C.Dir, MSc as a new Fellow.Gina Quin is the President of National College of Ireland, an independent not-for-profit College in Dublin’s IFSC. Previously, Gina worked as Chief Executive of Dublin Chamber and as CEO of Gandon Enterprises, the commercial division of the Rehab Group.A Psychologist by training, Gina has an ...

  Thursday, February 28th