4 Jan 2019

New National Cyber Security Cluster announced by Cork Institute of Technology

An initiative to establish a national cyber security cluster in Ireland has been announced, facilitated by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and supported by IDA Ireland.  Called Cyber Ireland, this new national cluster brings together industry, academia and government to represent the needs of the cyber security industry in Ireland.

The cluster will help to build on our existing strengths in the technology sector and enable Ireland to become a global leader in cybersecurity research, development and training. The Cyber Security sector is growing at an unprecedented rate in Ireland, employing more than 6,000 people nationally.  However there is considerable potential for further growth, particularly with the potential of areas like cloud computing. Cork has a particularly strong Cyber Security sector and CIT, which will drive the development of this national cluster, has a strong core of cybersecurity expertise.  Cyber Ireland aims to enhance the innovation, growth and competitiveness of the companies and organisations which are part of the cluster.  It will be industry driven, but supported by Higher Education and government

For further information on Ireland’s Cyber Security Cluster initiative see www.cyberireland.ie