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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


A new declaration on IT Professionalism

A new declaration on IT Professionalism was made by the ICS CIO Advisory board on behalf of the ICS CIO Forum at the recent ICS Leaders Conference.It is no secret that almost 40% of companies trying to recruit IT professionals in Europe report difficulties in finding skilled workers. Clearly, we have to create the right framework to attract fresh talent to the IT sector, ...

  Thursday, October 17th


October is European Cybersecurity Month

On the 1st of October the European Cybersecurity Month was launched in all Member States to raise awareness about cybersecurity threats as well as promote cybersecurity among citizens and organisations through education and sharing of good practices. This year, in particular, European Cybersecurity Month will focus on raising awareness about the good cybersecurity practices that should be a part of everyone’s daily routine, ...

   Tuesday, October 8th


How to work out when a Data Protection Impact Assessment is necessary

The European Data Protection Supervisor has published its list of what types of processing operations require a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) under the new data protection rules for the EU institutions (GDPR for EUI). They also published a list of processing operations that do not require a DPIA. Adopted after consultation with the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), these lists aim to provide ...

  Tuesday, October 8th


Practical guidance on the tasks of the DPO released

The Italian Data Protection Commission (Garante per la protezione dei data personali) has released a comprehensive guide, The DPO Handbook, which gives advice on the necessary tasks of a Data Protection Officer.The handbook provides extensive practical guidance on the following tasks of a Data Protection Officer:Preliminary task:- Scoping the controller’s environmentOrganisational functions:- Task 1: Creating a register of personal data ...

  Wednesday, September 25th


EU Web Accessibility Directive now in force for public sector bodies

All public sector websites created after 23 September 2018 will have to be accessible by 23 September 2019. Existing websites will have to comply by 23 September 2020. All mobile applications will have to be accessible by 23 June 2021.Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies requires public bodies to ensure their websites ...

   Monday, September 23rd


Secure Computing Forum 2019 on 12 September

Book your ticket with a special member discount of 50% off before 30 August 2019.

  Thursday, August 22nd


Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th


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


A new declaration on IT Professionalism

A new declaration on IT Professionalism was made by the ICS CIO Advisory board on behalf of the ICS CIO Forum at the recent ICS Leaders Conference.It is no secret that almost 40% of companies trying to recruit IT professionals in Europe report difficulties in finding skilled workers. Clearly, we have to create the right framework to attract fresh talent to the IT sector, ...

  Thursday, October 17th


New digital tools to support data quality in health and social care

The HIQA Health Information Team is launching two digital learning modules today to support health and social care professionals and organisations to improve the quality of the data they collect. The modules aim to support the sector in implementing HIQA’s Guidance on a data quality framework for health and social care and to highlight the importance of quality data and information for all ...

   Thursday, October 17th


“e-CF User Networking Conference - Rome Nov 14

PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: EN16234 “e-CF User Networking Conference” on 14 November 2019 in RomeIn the context of the CEN TC428 “IT Professionalism and digital competences” work activity on EN16234 e-CF User Support we are delighted to invite you to the e-CF User Networking Conference taking place on 14 November in Rome, kindly hosted by UNIONCAMERE, ITALY.The objective of the event is to share the experience of ...

   Wednesday, October 9th


October is European Cybersecurity Month

On the 1st of October the European Cybersecurity Month was launched in all Member States to raise awareness about cybersecurity threats as well as promote cybersecurity among citizens and organisations through education and sharing of good practices. This year, in particular, European Cybersecurity Month will focus on raising awareness about the good cybersecurity practices that should be a part of everyone’s daily routine, ...

   Tuesday, October 8th


How to work out when a Data Protection Impact Assessment is necessary

The European Data Protection Supervisor has published its list of what types of processing operations require a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) under the new data protection rules for the EU institutions (GDPR for EUI). They also published a list of processing operations that do not require a DPIA. Adopted after consultation with the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), these lists aim to provide ...

  Tuesday, October 8th


Launch of the Innovation Excellence Programme and the new ISO 56002 Guidance Standard on Innovation Management Systems

The Technology Ireland Innovation Forum will launch their Innovation Excellence Programme and the new ISO 56002 Guidance Standard on Innovation Management Systems on Wednesday 16th of October from 08.30 to 10.00am at Ibec 86, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.If you want to work smarter, not harder, grow revenue and win customers then this new programme from Technology Ireland can help you find the innovation you need to ...

  Tuesday, October 8th


Women4IT one year on - promoting young women into digital jobs