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Web Accessibility Directive Training Series

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards. The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA) is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The series is relevant to all public ...

   Monday, September 20th


Women4IT Hiring Solutions

Women4IT aims to improve diversity in the digital sector and at the same time to provide opportunities for young women in Ireland to gain employment in entry-level IT/Digital roles.We are looking for companies and employers who are interested in hiring skilled young women for the below roles. The programme can be adjusted to answer the needs of your company.• Data Analyst• ...

  Thursday, December 3rd


Welcome to new ICS Fellow: Paul Gillen, CISO, Barclays

ICS welcomes Paul Gillen as Honorary Fellow of the society.Joining Barclays in 2015, Paul is Chief Information Security officer for Barclays Europe, Managing Director of Security Operations and a Director of the Cyber Defence Alliance in the City of London. Paul has been working in the area of Cyber and Fraud since 1996. As part of his security role at Barclays, Paul leads the Security ...

  Thursday, November 26th


Reskill as a business analyst for free!

Up to 100% funding is now available for our Certificate in Business Analysis course via Sprigboard+ in January 2021.The Level 8 course is for anyone who wants to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area.The course is currently being run completely online - meaning you can join from anywhere in the country.Many people across Ireland have been made redundant or ...

  Friday, November 20th


Free Web Accessibility Training Nov 26/27

Register now for free Web Accessibility training for anyone involved in creating web content and electronic documents.This module focuses on the methods to create and manage digitally accessible files in line with The EU Web Accessibility Directive 2016/2102, using MS Word, PowerPoint, and PDF.We limit the number of people on this course to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions, ...

  Friday, November 20th


New Report Highlights Weaknesses in Cyber Resilience at Board Level

A new report from the Irish Computer Society highlights a real gap in Irish Boards’ oversight of cyber resilience in their organisations.    The report identifies three key areas:Capability & Confidence 1 in 5 report that they are either not discussing Cyber Resilience at all,  or are not being briefed about ongoing developments 4 in 5 have not participated in any testing of cyber incident response plans in the ...

  Monday, November 9th


New Secretary General at the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Cleary to the position of ICS Secretary General.Mary brings valued expertise and experience of representing the IT profession in Ireland, particularly at a European level. Mary is Chair of the CEN standardisation committee, Digital Competences and IT Professionalism, and Chair of the Irish National Coalition of the European Commission’s Digital ...

  Wednesday, October 28th


WORLD STANDARDS DAY 2020: STANDARDS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT THE PLANET

On 14 October 2020, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, the three official European Standardization Organizations, join the international standardization community in celebrating World Standards Day. By focusing on the environment, this year’s edition aims to raise awareness on the potential of standards to help tackle the climate crisis.Standards play a great role in boosting the ecological transition. They can make home appliances, devices and infrastructures ...

   Thursday, October 15th


Web Accessibility Directive Training Series

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards. The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA) is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The series is relevant to all public ...

   Monday, September 20th


Adult Literacy for Life Strategy Launch

Adult Literacy for Life Strategy Launch Today, the government launched its Adult Literacy for Life - 10 year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital landscape and brought technology to the forefront of all aspects of day to day life, yet as the strategy details almost 1 in 2 (47%) adults in Ireland lack basic digital skills. This lack of skills ...

  Wednesday, September 8th


Women4IT Training Update