Interconnected Cyber Security Landscape in Ireland

The Interconnected Cyber Security Landscape in Ireland comprises Cyber Security Supported Agencies, Government, Academia, Industry, Research and State Agencies including IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and SFI.

National Cyber Security Cluster

National Cyber Security Cluster

supported by IDA Ireland

- Established to support cross sectoral R&D in the Cyber Security domain
- Leveraging major CSI (cyber skills initiative) undertaken by Irish State
- Provides industry with a platform to network and connect
- Represents the cyber industry for government liaison
- Maximises ability to leverage European funding using a formalised cluster
- Hosted by Cork Institute of Technology, with dedicated Cluster Manager

Research Landscape for Cyber Security

Irish IT specialists are best educated in EU; 82% have third level qualifications (EU average is 62%) 

Rollout of major cyber skills training initiative (CSI) 2018-2021

- 5,000 additional people trained in cyber security skills
- Helping 4,000 companies to address the cyber security skills gap
- Industry-driven modules in Network security, Cloud security, Application security, BCM, Penetration  testing and Malware
- Cyber security Bachelors and Masters Degrees

Cyber Security embedded in education system with:

- 4 undergraduate degree courses in cyber security
- 16 postgraduate degree courses with modules in cyber security
- 8 postgraduate degree courses in cyber security
 

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