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New Report Highlights Weaknesses in Cyber Resilience at Board Level

A new report from the Irish Computer Society highlights a real gap in Irish Boards’ oversight of cyber resilience in their organisations.    The report identifies three key areas:Capability & Confidence 1 in 5 report that they are either not discussing Cyber Resilience at all,  or are not being briefed about ongoing developments 4 in 5 have not participated in any testing of cyber incident response plans in the ...

  Monday, November 9th


New Secretary General at the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Cleary to the position of ICS Secretary General.Mary brings valued expertise and experience of representing the IT profession in Ireland, particularly at a European level. Mary is Chair of the CEN standardisation committee, Digital Competences and IT Professionalism, and Chair of the Irish National Coalition of the European Commission’s Digital ...

  Wednesday, October 28th


Obituary: Colm O'Shea, itSMF Ireland

ItSMF Ireland and the Irish Computer Society are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colm O'Shea on September 24th 2020. Our condolences are with his family.Until recently, Colm was Chair to itSMF Ireland and his contribution to the society and the IT Service Management community will be sorely missed."Colm’s contribution to the itSMF and service management has been immense. He ...

  Wednesday, September 30th


Reskill as a business analyst with funded places on the Certificate in Business Analysis, thanks to Springboard+ and HCI

The Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8 is for all those who wish to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area. This year everyone can avail of funding that will reduce the course cost by 90 or 100%, for the course starting in November. (The October date is now closed for applications). The course is currently being run completely online - meaning ...

  Thursday, September 3rd


Looking to kickstart your career? Women4IT can get you ready for a digital job

ICS is a partner in an innovative and ambitious project to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market, by improving their employability.  “Women4IT” is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. We aim to select and train 120 young women in Ireland to do real ...

   Monday, August 31st


itSMF Ireland members get exclusive access to IT Governance materials to help navigate 2020’s complex IT environment

itSMF Ireland members get exclusive access to IT Governance materials to help navigate 2020’s complex IT environmentMembers will receive a 25% discount on a range of publications including ITIL, ITSM, project management, COBIT and IT governance books guidesTo help IT professionals keep the momentum of activities going in today’s complex and unpredictable environment, IT Governance Europe has rolled out an exclusive deal for all ...

   Thursday, August 20th


ICS joins forces with First Tech Credit Union - Join today!

Given the ICS’ mission to support IT professionals we are partnering with First Tech to help members take advantage of the free financial advice and preferential loans for IT workers.First Tech Credit Union is Ireland's only credit union dedicated to the information, communication and technology sector.Being an ICS member entitles you to membership of First Tech Credit Union the credit union for ...

  Tuesday, June 30th


Ireland fastest growing digital economy in Europe

Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. ...

  Thursday, June 18th


Reskill as a business analyst for free!

Up to 100% funding is now available for our Certificate in Business Analysis course via Sprigboard+ in January 2021.The Level 8 course is for anyone who wants to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area.The course is currently being run completely online - meaning you can join from anywhere in the country.Many people across Ireland have been made redundant or ...

  Friday, November 20th


Watch the webinar: Schrems II & Data Flows

Listen back to our webinar on the implications of the recent Schrems II ruling and what this means for the legitimacy of international data flows. Thank you to guest speakers Martin Sloan from Brodies LLP and Trace Founder, Sorcha Lorimer. The webinar includes thoughts and independent opinions on International data flows: background & Standard Contractual Clauses Schrems II ruling: a recap and update Brexit and ...

  Friday, November 20th


Free Web Accessibility Training Nov 26/27

Register now for free Web Accessibility training for anyone involved in creating web content and electronic documents.This module focuses on the methods to create and manage digitally accessible files in line with The EU Web Accessibility Directive 2016/2102, using MS Word, PowerPoint, and PDF.We limit the number of people on this course to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions, ...

  Friday, November 20th


Bebras Challenge 2020 a huge success!

Almost 10,000 Irish students took part in this year's Bebras ® Computing Challenge. We were delighted to see the number of participants in Irish schools increasing on last years 6,882 participants in the Official Challenge to 9,556 this year!! With pressures on the education system this year its fantastic to have this increase in participation.The gender balance of these participants was nicely balanced, as usual with:Female – 43%...

  Friday, November 20th


ICS Women4IT Event gets new careers on track

ICS hosted the first Women4IT dconference in Ireland on Oct 30 with great success. Dedicated to the role of women in the tech industry, the event focused on their representation in the field, speakers shared experiences and opinions on women in tech. Katie Burke, Technical Consultant for Hubspot explained, through a series of quirky and surprising examples, how sometimes women can be their own ...

  Friday, November 20th


Watch the webinar: Cyber Resilience for Boards

Listen back to Bob Semple's webinar featuring Laura Shesgreen, NED and Danny McCoy, IBEC as they discuss the results of our survey and try to come up with some practical suggestions for the boardroom.Download the reportThe ICS Cyber Resillience report highlights a real gap in Irish Boards’ oversight of cyber resilience in their organisations.      Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure ...

  Wednesday, November 11th


Scratch Virtual National Finals 2020 - Winners announced

Congratulations to all our participants in the very first virtual Scratch National Final, held on Wednesday 4th November. The Scratch National Competition is a key initiative in the ICS outreach calendar, and this year 520 projects were entered in the competition, ranging in categories from Junior Infants up to 6th Year, with both in and out of school categories.The day began with the Judges, ...

  Wednesday, November 11th


New Report Highlights Weaknesses in Cyber Resilience at Board Level