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  NEWS

ICT professionals: skills opportunities and challenges 2019 EU update

A new report predicts an additional 395,000 new jobs in ICT occupations by 2030. Ireland is expected to grow ICT jobs by 29% - far in above of the predicted EU average of 11%.Cedefop the independent EU agency for developing skills policy and Skills Panorama the analysis unit charged with turning labour market data into accurate and timely intelligence have delivered their latest new insights into skill ...

  Friday, December 6th


Looking for new staff? Find them at a student-employer networking event

The National College of Ireland are very proud of their students who recently graduated in November from MSc, Postgraduate and Higher Diploma courses in Cyber, Cloud, Data Analytics, Web Technologies and Software Development.These are highly sought after skills and employers looking for these skills were invited to meet with these graduates in a ‘Networking for Work’ event which has now taken place.The ...

  Thursday, November 28th


ENISA warns of 5G Security Risks

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity has published its Threat Landscape for 5G Networks report, assessing the threats related to the fifth generation of mobile telecomunications networks (5G). This report complements the EU Member States report on EU-wide risk assessments on 5G security released in October 2019.According to the report, 'the technological changes introduced by 5G will increase the overall attack surface and ...

  Monday, November 25th


Developers: Get Ready for New SameSite=None; Secure Cookie Settings

Chrome has announced a secure-by-default model for cookies, enabled by a new cookie classification system (spec). This initiative is part of Chrome's ongoing effort to improve privacy and security across the web.Chrome plans to implement the new model with Chrome 80 in February 2020. Mozilla and Microsoft have also indicated intent to implement the new model in Firefox and Edge, on their own timelines. While ...

  Thursday, November 14th


New Privacy Act for Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Congresswomen Propose Creating Strong Set of User Rights, Establishing Digital Privacy Agency & Placing Privacy Obligations on Tech Companies SILICON VALLEY, CA—Today, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, sweeping legislation that creates user rights, places obligations on companies to protect users’ data, establishes a new federal agency to enforce privacy protections, ...

   Thursday, November 7th


EU cybersecurity rules: Essential services Report

The Commission has published a report assessing how EU Member States have identified public and private organisations that must put in place cybersecurity measures and report major cyber incidents. These organisations, often called ‘operators of essential services’, are active in crucial areas of the economy and society, such as healthcare, transport, energy, financial infrastructure, water supply and more, and must be particularly resilient to ...

  Friday, November 1st


Save the Date for the 12th National Annual Data Protection Conference

Join us for the National Data Protection Conference, taking place on 7 February 2020 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.This year's conference will be on one day. The day will feature different breakout discussions, giving delegates the opportunity to interact directly with the subject experts.The Conference gives unique insight into the data protection professionals’ perspective and looks at some of the genuine challenges arising ...

  Wednesday, October 23rd


ICS Deputy CEO Mary Cleary awarded inaugural David O'Leary Award

Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO of the Irish Computer Society, has been awarded the inaugural David O’Leary Award for her contributions to the development of IT Professionalism.Mary Cleary was presented with the award at the IFIP General Assembly in Kiev this week.Receiving the inaugural award demonstrates Mary’s continuing commitment to raising standards of professionalism in IT across Ireland and internationally. She ...

  Thursday, October 17th


ICT professionals: skills opportunities and challenges 2019 EU update

A new report predicts an additional 395,000 new jobs in ICT occupations by 2030. Ireland is expected to grow ICT jobs by 29% - far in above of the predicted EU average of 11%.Cedefop the independent EU agency for developing skills policy and Skills Panorama the analysis unit charged with turning labour market data into accurate and timely intelligence have delivered their latest new insights into skill ...

  Friday, December 6th


Women4IT launching employability profiling tool

We are happy to announce that Women4IT have made significant progress in the development of an online employability profiling tool. This tool identifies the user's existing skills, competences, attitudes and experience against identified digital jobs profiles. The tool then combines these with age, personal goals and formal education to place the user in an employment matrix. A digital employability pathway will define what ...

  Friday, December 6th


Flow business agility onsite workshops now available

Our popular course Fundamentals of Business Agility using Flow is now available as onsite workshops in your organisation. Workshops from 1-3 days are available, depending on what suits your organisation.The practice of business agile took on new significance in 2019 and is set to be top of mind for many leaders and executives in 2020. This course introduces you to business agility in the broadest ...

   Thursday, November 28th


Recent Women in IT Stream events

Aileen Wynne, ICS Fellow has recently organised a number of events for Women in IT. Here she shares her experiences of these events for those who did not attend. Thank you Aileen for sharing.This year that “Dock into the Dark Side” GSE UK conference was held from the 5th - 7th November in Whittlebury Hall, Towcester.  This is the largest mainframe conference in ...

  Thursday, November 28th


Looking for new staff? Find them at a student-employer networking event

The National College of Ireland are very proud of their students who recently graduated in November from MSc, Postgraduate and Higher Diploma courses in Cyber, Cloud, Data Analytics, Web Technologies and Software Development.These are highly sought after skills and employers looking for these skills were invited to meet with these graduates in a ‘Networking for Work’ event which has now taken place.The ...

  Thursday, November 28th


ENISA warns of 5G Security Risks

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity has published its Threat Landscape for 5G Networks report, assessing the threats related to the fifth generation of mobile telecomunications networks (5G). This report complements the EU Member States report on EU-wide risk assessments on 5G security released in October 2019.According to the report, 'the technological changes introduced by 5G will increase the overall attack surface and ...

  Monday, November 25th


ICS welcomes new Fellow John Hampson

ICS welcomes John Hampson as a new Fellow of the society.A highly experienced IT executive, John has worked for the past 10 years as CIO for Ardagh Group, helping to grow the company into one of the worlds largest consumer packaging organizations.  Responsible for providing IT Services to business units around the globe, John has also led the journey to digitally enable Ardagh for ...

  Monday, November 25th


Spinelli Prize 2019 for projects dispelling disinformation

The 2019 Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach was open for entries until 2 December 2019.Up to 16 prizes of €25,000 are awarded to EU citizens and non-governmental organisations based in the EU for high quality contributions which:Promote knowledge of the European Union and a critical reflection on its past, present and futureOr expose anti-EU populist myths on various aspects of the European integration process, including extremist rhetoric ...

  Wednesday, November 20th