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ENISA publishes the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms

 ENISA has released the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs) focused on the needs of consumers, users, developers, vendors and the security research community. The study channels its efforts into identifying some of the key opportunities and limitations of existing platforms and solutions, since information exchange formats and tools remain central items on the agenda of the cybersecurity community in general, ...

   Monday, April 9th


Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!

IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society. On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. 1-2-3 ways to ...

  Wednesday, April 4th


EU Network and Information Security directive - 9th May

NIS directive

As part of the EU Cybersecurity strategy the European Commission proposed the EU Network and Information Security directive. The NIS Directive (see EU 2016/1148) is the first piece of EU-wide cybersecurity legislation. The goal is to enhance cybersecurity across the EU. The NIS directive was adopted in 2016 and subsequently, because it is an EU directive, every EU member state has started to adopt national legislation, ...

  Tuesday, April 3rd


Help us improve your member services now

We've created a survey to help serve you, our members, better. We'd like to hear your honest opinions on the services we provide to members, what you like best and least about your membership, and any ideas you have for the future so we can continue to improve. The survey should take less than 8 minutes of your time, and is completely anonymous. We won't ...

   Tuesday, March 27th


Get involved in Tech Week 2018: Ireland's Technology Festival

From 22 to 28 April, the Irish Computer Society will be running Tech Week, a week-long, nationwide festival on everything to do with technology, aimed at students, parents and the public.From coding to gaming, the Internet of Things to drones, Tech Week is a wide-ranging initiative. Activities include nationwide competitions, local events, school tech projects, engagement and awareness raising activities. Now in its fifth year, ...

  Tuesday, March 6th


Blockchain: looking beyond the hype

Businesses would be forgiven for not quite understanding blockchain, but the Irish Computer Society (ICS) is hoping to get them on the right track early.It’s hard to escape the hype that surrounds blockchain. While it’s true that its potential is significant, the real benefits can get lost in the bluster surrounding it. Businesses themselves may want to know what it’s ...

  Monday, February 26th


Blockchain Ireland joins forces with the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Blockchain Association of Ireland to its network of supported member bodies. The Association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert knowledge on blockchain technologies to its members.Membership of Blockchain Ireland is free to existing members of ICS and all of its supported member bodies ...

  Monday, February 19th


Blockchain Ireland Conference - Save the date!

The Blockchain Association of Ireland will host a half-day conference on March 21st at the Irish Computer Society, Dublin 4.This event will look at the impact and potential for blockchain technologies to change the way we do business and develop IT systems. From banking, healthcare, supply chain and food traceability to energy, logistics, manufacturing, retail and real estate, blockchain has the potential to transform ...

  Wednesday, February 7th


Lero wins the TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award

Congratulations to Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, who have been awarded the 2018 TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).Lero was nominated by the Irish Computer Society, so we are proud that they have been awarded the prize.The TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award is presented annually to a team for outstanding and/or sustained contributions ...

   Friday, April 13th


ENISA publishes the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms

 ENISA has released the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs) focused on the needs of consumers, users, developers, vendors and the security research community. The study channels its efforts into identifying some of the key opportunities and limitations of existing platforms and solutions, since information exchange formats and tools remain central items on the agenda of the cybersecurity community in general, ...

   Monday, April 9th


Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!

IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society. On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. 1-2-3 ways to ...

  Wednesday, April 4th


EU Network and Information Security directive - 9th May

NIS directive

As part of the EU Cybersecurity strategy the European Commission proposed the EU Network and Information Security directive. The NIS Directive (see EU 2016/1148) is the first piece of EU-wide cybersecurity legislation. The goal is to enhance cybersecurity across the EU. The NIS directive was adopted in 2016 and subsequently, because it is an EU directive, every EU member state has started to adopt national legislation, ...

  Tuesday, April 3rd


WiFi4EU: registration opens for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces*

The European Commission has launched the WiFi4EU web portal. As of now, municipalities all over Europe are invited to register their details ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May, for the chance to benefit from EU financing to build free public wireless internet hotspots. The WiFi4EU programme offers vouchers worth €15,000 for municipalities to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces, ...

   Thursday, March 29th


European Processor Initiative: consortium to develop Europe's microprocessors for future supercomputers

The European Commission announces the selection of the Consortium European Processor Initiative to co-design, develop and bring on the market a European low-power microprocessor. This technology, with drastically better performance and power, is one of the core elements needed for the development of the European Exascale machine.The European Processor Initiative (EPI) gets together 23 partners from 10 European countries, with the aim to bring to ...

   Wednesday, March 28th


Help us improve your member services now

We've created a survey to help serve you, our members, better. We'd like to hear your honest opinions on the services we provide to members, what you like best and least about your membership, and any ideas you have for the future so we can continue to improve. The survey should take less than 8 minutes of your time, and is completely anonymous. We won't ...

   Tuesday, March 27th


Mingo cited by Irish government in discussion paper on DLT and blockchain

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Pascal Donohoe (TD) yesterday published a discussion paper on virtual currencies and blockchain technology and announced the creation of an internal working group to monitor developments in the area.While Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and blockchain are garnering the world’s attention, Ireland is perfectly placed to become a predictable and open ecosystem for the technology ...

   Monday, March 26th