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Recent Women in IT Stream events

Aileen Wynne, ICS Fellow has recently organised a number of events for Women in IT. Here she shares her experiences of these events for those who did not attend. Thank you Aileen for sharing.This year that “Dock into the Dark Side” GSE UK conference was held from the 5th - 7th November in Whittlebury Hall, Towcester.  This is the largest mainframe conference in ...

  Thursday, November 28th


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


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


itSMF 2019 Speaker Announcement: Mark O'Loughlin to address the question "Hey, where has all our IT gone?"

Organisations are continuing to move more and more of their IT services into the cloud, shifting various elements of their backend IT infrastructure, systems, applications and IT services. In simplistic terms, cloud computing and cloud-based services are just another form of outsourcing with a shift in the current IT supply chain model.With the increase in outsourcing to the cloud, is it likely that ...

  Tuesday, August 13th


The EU Cybersecurity Act brings a strong agency for cybersecurity and EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification

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On 27 June the European Cybersecurity Act entered into force, setting the new mandate of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and establishing the European cybersecurity certification framework. With the entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act, a new course is starting for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, which will enjoy a permanent mandate, increased responsibilities and resources. First example of its kind, the ...

  Tuesday, July 2nd


Behind the Scenes at ICS - Claudia Delaney – Head of Training and Certification

Many of you will know Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training and Certification, who has been with ICS for over 18 years. We’ve spoken to Claudia about her vision for supporting your professional development.Claudia started at ICS as ECDL Accreditation Coordinator. She honed her skills as a learning and development professional while looking after the IT skills needs of hundreds of schools and ...

  Thursday, June 13th


ICT professionals: skills opportunities and challenges 2019 EU update

A new report predicts an additional 395,000 new jobs in ICT occupations by 2030. Ireland is expected to grow ICT jobs by 29% - far in above of the predicted EU average of 11%.Cedefop the independent EU agency for developing skills policy and Skills Panorama the analysis unit charged with turning labour market data into accurate and timely intelligence have delivered their latest new insights into skill ...

  Friday, December 6th


Women4IT launching employability profiling tool

We are happy to announce that Women4IT have made significant progress in the development of an online employability profiling tool. This tool identifies the user's existing skills, competences, attitudes and experience against identified digital jobs profiles. The tool then combines these with age, personal goals and formal education to place the user in an employment matrix. A digital employability pathway will define what ...

  Friday, December 6th


Flow business agility onsite workshops now available

Our popular course Fundamentals of Business Agility using Flow is now available as onsite workshops in your organisation. Workshops from 1-3 days are available, depending on what suits your organisation.The practice of business agile took on new significance in 2019 and is set to be top of mind for many leaders and executives in 2020. This course introduces you to business agility in the broadest ...

   Thursday, November 28th


Recent Women in IT Stream events

Aileen Wynne, ICS Fellow has recently organised a number of events for Women in IT. Here she shares her experiences of these events for those who did not attend. Thank you Aileen for sharing.This year that “Dock into the Dark Side” GSE UK conference was held from the 5th - 7th November in Whittlebury Hall, Towcester.  This is the largest mainframe conference in ...

  Thursday, November 28th


Looking for new staff? Find them at a student-employer networking event

The National College of Ireland are very proud of their students who recently graduated in November from MSc, Postgraduate and Higher Diploma courses in Cyber, Cloud, Data Analytics, Web Technologies and Software Development.These are highly sought after skills and employers looking for these skills were invited to meet with these graduates in a ‘Networking for Work’ event which has now taken place.The ...

  Thursday, November 28th


ENISA warns of 5G Security Risks

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity has published its Threat Landscape for 5G Networks report, assessing the threats related to the fifth generation of mobile telecomunications networks (5G). This report complements the EU Member States report on EU-wide risk assessments on 5G security released in October 2019.According to the report, 'the technological changes introduced by 5G will increase the overall attack surface and ...

  Monday, November 25th


ICS welcomes new Fellow John Hampson

ICS welcomes John Hampson as a new Fellow of the society.A highly experienced IT executive, John has worked for the past 10 years as CIO for Ardagh Group, helping to grow the company into one of the worlds largest consumer packaging organizations.  Responsible for providing IT Services to business units around the globe, John has also led the journey to digitally enable Ardagh for ...

  Monday, November 25th


Spinelli Prize 2019 for projects dispelling disinformation

The 2019 Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach was open for entries until 2 December 2019.Up to 16 prizes of €25,000 are awarded to EU citizens and non-governmental organisations based in the EU for high quality contributions which:Promote knowledge of the European Union and a critical reflection on its past, present and futureOr expose anti-EU populist myths on various aspects of the European integration process, including extremist rhetoric ...

  Wednesday, November 20th