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All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) 2016 - Final Call

Do you know gifted secondary school students who can write code? Do they excel at Maths? If so, why not challenge them to enter the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad? http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/programming-problems High Spec laptops up for grabs for Junior (=15yrs) at the National Finals in DCU Saturday 20th February. Closing Date: 17th February Top Seniors will be invited to a special 3...

  Thursday, February 11th


The Irish Computer Society Welcomes Aideen Howe to its Training Team

It is with great pleasure that we welcome a new member to our ICS family, Aideen Howe. Aideen will be taking up the position of Head of Learning & Development. She will be responsible for training strategies and solutions within ICS Skills. Aideen is more than qualified for the role, with decades of experience in training design and implementation as well as business coaching. Her ...

  Tuesday, February 9th


Mary Cleary: A love of Snapchat and Twitter does not make children digital natives

We are at the beginning of a new technology-driven revolution. Multinationals are hiring, start-ups are scouting for talent and traditional industries are recruiting. Over the next three years, Ireland will need almost 45,000 additional computing professionals. Is our education system ready for this? We have managed to increase the number of students completing third-level computing courses in recent years. But alarming numbers are dropping out ...

  Tuesday, February 9th


Ireland has a promising future for ICT jobs, female coders and data utility, says Fionnuala Meehan of Google

Fionnuala Meehan, managing director of EMEA Sales at Google, believes that encouraging more girls to pursue STEM subjects will significantly broaden their economic opportunities. Alongside Ronan Harris, head of Google in Ireland, she feels that Ireland is uniquely placed at the 'global intersection of data'. Ireland's priority should be to harness this data, particularly in areas such as regulation, education and infrastructure. For education, ...

  Monday, February 8th


Over a third of Data Protection professionals admit to a data breach in the past 12 months, ICS survey concludes

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A third of data protection professionals within Ireland have experienced a data breach in the past 12 months – this is according to a survey carried out by the Irish Computer Society in December 2015. The survey was completed by approximately 150 of the country’s top data protection professionals. The results of the survey can be found by clicking the link provided. The nationwide survey ...

  Thursday, January 21st


Open Source Quality Assurance System for European Vocational Education (OpenQAsS)

The ICS Foundation facilitates the unemployed and low-skilled members of society to improve their status through digital education and in doing so reduce the digital divide. We promote the principle of world leading ICT competence certification. We raise awareness of the issues of data protection and privacy among citizens. The OpenQAsS project vision is to utilise the potential of today’s networking technology in ...

  Wednesday, February 3rd


Agreement reached on EU-US Data Transfers

Four months ago, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Safe Harbour agreement governing data transfers to be invalid. This has had large implications for businesses on the front line, but behind the scenes negotiations have continued to iron out a redress procedure for the data subject. Four months later, an agreement has finally been reached. Throughout negotiations, there was talk of halting ...

  Wednesday, February 3rd


Essential Guide to Dealing with a Data Breach

For many organisations, a data breach is their biggest fear. Stories about them are scarcely out of the news, with SMEs and multinationals alike being targeted by hacks, DDoS attacks, ransomware, etc. In most instances, our fears are justified. The impact and frequency of breaches are increasing due to an over-reliance on cloud-based technology to serve our needs, to name one example. The diversity ...

  Tuesday, January 19th


All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) 2016 - Final Call

Do you know gifted secondary school students who can write code? Do they excel at Maths? If so, why not challenge them to enter the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad? http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/programming-problems High Spec laptops up for grabs for Junior (=15yrs) at the National Finals in DCU Saturday 20th February. Closing Date: 17th February Top Seniors will be invited to a special 3...

  Thursday, February 11th


The Irish Computer Society Welcomes Aideen Howe to its Training Team

It is with great pleasure that we welcome a new member to our ICS family, Aideen Howe. Aideen will be taking up the position of Head of Learning & Development. She will be responsible for training strategies and solutions within ICS Skills. Aideen is more than qualified for the role, with decades of experience in training design and implementation as well as business coaching. Her ...

  Tuesday, February 9th


Mary Cleary: A love of Snapchat and Twitter does not make children digital natives

We are at the beginning of a new technology-driven revolution. Multinationals are hiring, start-ups are scouting for talent and traditional industries are recruiting. Over the next three years, Ireland will need almost 45,000 additional computing professionals. Is our education system ready for this? We have managed to increase the number of students completing third-level computing courses in recent years. But alarming numbers are dropping out ...

  Tuesday, February 9th


Ireland has a promising future for ICT jobs, female coders and data utility, says Fionnuala Meehan of Google

Fionnuala Meehan, managing director of EMEA Sales at Google, believes that encouraging more girls to pursue STEM subjects will significantly broaden their economic opportunities. Alongside Ronan Harris, head of Google in Ireland, she feels that Ireland is uniquely placed at the 'global intersection of data'. Ireland's priority should be to harness this data, particularly in areas such as regulation, education and infrastructure. For education, ...

  Monday, February 8th


Over a third of Data Protection professionals admit to a data breach in the past 12 months, ICS survey concludes

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A third of data protection professionals within Ireland have experienced a data breach in the past 12 months – this is according to a survey carried out by the Irish Computer Society in December 2015. The survey was completed by approximately 150 of the country’s top data protection professionals. The results of the survey can be found by clicking the link provided. The nationwide survey ...

  Thursday, January 21st


Open Source Quality Assurance System for European Vocational Education (OpenQAsS)

The ICS Foundation facilitates the unemployed and low-skilled members of society to improve their status through digital education and in doing so reduce the digital divide. We promote the principle of world leading ICT competence certification. We raise awareness of the issues of data protection and privacy among citizens. The OpenQAsS project vision is to utilise the potential of today’s networking technology in ...

  Wednesday, February 3rd


Agreement reached on EU-US Data Transfers

Four months ago, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Safe Harbour agreement governing data transfers to be invalid. This has had large implications for businesses on the front line, but behind the scenes negotiations have continued to iron out a redress procedure for the data subject. Four months later, an agreement has finally been reached. Throughout negotiations, there was talk of halting ...

  Wednesday, February 3rd


Essential Guide to Dealing with a Data Breach

For many organisations, a data breach is their biggest fear. Stories about them are scarcely out of the news, with SMEs and multinationals alike being targeted by hacks, DDoS attacks, ransomware, etc. In most instances, our fears are justified. The impact and frequency of breaches are increasing due to an over-reliance on cloud-based technology to serve our needs, to name one example. The diversity ...

  Tuesday, January 19th