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Attitudes to Data Protection in Ireland: 2018

The Irish Computer Society and the Association of Data Protection Officers have released the results of the annual National Data Protection Survey. Over 200 Irish based data protection professionals took part with just over half of respondents from large organisations.IT (41%) remains the most popular background for those with responsibility for data protection within organisations. Respondents showed concern about the ability to identify location of ...

  Wednesday, January 17th


Information Security Management System (ISMS) audits set the standard

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It’s an International Standard, adopted in Ireland by NSAI, to which an organisation can be certified, although certification is optional.Information security is a major concern to consumers and companies alike. Fuelled by an increasing number of high-profile cyberattacks causing personal, financial and reputational damage more and more organisations are moving ...

  Wednesday, January 17th


Put your cybersecurity expertise on the map

A network of cybersecurity competence centres is being created by the European Union to encourage the development of technology in cybersecurity. The project began in September 2017, which the joint communication “Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU”. The starting point for this project will be a ‘Cybersecurity Atlas’ of existing cybersecurity centres.Where do I fit in?This is where you ...

  Tuesday, January 16th


Musings on the role of Coupling in Complex System Designs - Guest Blog

Is loose coupling better than tight coupling?It's a question that has come up a few times recently with my current client and it's a topic I think is well worth exploring a little deeper. It's a really powerful concept and is, in my opinion, one of the core building block concepts of digital age solution design - and I'm not just talking about ...

  Monday, January 15th


Commission proposes to invest EUR 1 billion in world-class European supercomputers

The European Commission plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure.Supercomputers are needed to process ever larger amounts of data and bring benefits tothe society in many areas from health care and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity.Today's step is crucial for the EU's competitiveness and independence in the data economy. Today, European scientists ...

  Friday, January 12th


No cash, no staff: how can the NHS afford to digitise?

Via www.imsmaxims.comTackling the real questions from NHS finance leads, IMS MAXIMS Leesa Ewing provides a commercial director’s honest reflections on recurring hurdlesOngoing news of an NHS ‘cash flow crisis’ has continued to appear in the media in recent weeks, despite new funding pledges from the government in November’s budget.Arguably a bold move from Number 11, new capital and revenue commitments ...

  Thursday, January 11th


Bitcoin - the basics

Most of us have heard of bitcoin – there was even a bitcoin lottery launched in Ireland at the end of 2017. However, despite the buzz, you may still be wondering what bitcoin really is.Is Bitcoin money?Money is any item or record that is accepted as payment for goods and services, so bitcoin certainly falls into that category. The difference with cold hard cash ...

  Tuesday, January 9th


Meeting the challenges of tomorrow's world: Using tech in Grásta Christian School

Dundalk-based Grásta Christian School is one of the first schools in Ireland, and within Europe, to use Scratch and Google CS-First Curriculum to teach their pupils how computer systems are used in real world industries.The school started teaching foundation computer programming using the ICS Computing Curriculum four years ago. The Computing Curriculum covers four areas to give students a challenge and formalise ...

  Wednesday, January 10th


Attitudes to Data Protection in Ireland: 2018

The Irish Computer Society and the Association of Data Protection Officers have released the results of the annual National Data Protection Survey. Over 200 Irish based data protection professionals took part with just over half of respondents from large organisations.IT (41%) remains the most popular background for those with responsibility for data protection within organisations. Respondents showed concern about the ability to identify location of ...

  Wednesday, January 17th


Information Security Management System (ISMS) audits set the standard

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It’s an International Standard, adopted in Ireland by NSAI, to which an organisation can be certified, although certification is optional.Information security is a major concern to consumers and companies alike. Fuelled by an increasing number of high-profile cyberattacks causing personal, financial and reputational damage more and more organisations are moving ...

  Wednesday, January 17th


Put your cybersecurity expertise on the map

A network of cybersecurity competence centres is being created by the European Union to encourage the development of technology in cybersecurity. The project began in September 2017, which the joint communication “Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU”. The starting point for this project will be a ‘Cybersecurity Atlas’ of existing cybersecurity centres.Where do I fit in?This is where you ...

  Tuesday, January 16th


Musings on the role of Coupling in Complex System Designs - Guest Blog

Is loose coupling better than tight coupling?It's a question that has come up a few times recently with my current client and it's a topic I think is well worth exploring a little deeper. It's a really powerful concept and is, in my opinion, one of the core building block concepts of digital age solution design - and I'm not just talking about ...

  Monday, January 15th


Commission proposes to invest EUR 1 billion in world-class European supercomputers

The European Commission plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure.Supercomputers are needed to process ever larger amounts of data and bring benefits tothe society in many areas from health care and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity.Today's step is crucial for the EU's competitiveness and independence in the data economy. Today, European scientists ...

  Friday, January 12th


No cash, no staff: how can the NHS afford to digitise?

Via www.imsmaxims.comTackling the real questions from NHS finance leads, IMS MAXIMS Leesa Ewing provides a commercial director’s honest reflections on recurring hurdlesOngoing news of an NHS ‘cash flow crisis’ has continued to appear in the media in recent weeks, despite new funding pledges from the government in November’s budget.Arguably a bold move from Number 11, new capital and revenue commitments ...

  Thursday, January 11th


Bitcoin - the basics

Most of us have heard of bitcoin – there was even a bitcoin lottery launched in Ireland at the end of 2017. However, despite the buzz, you may still be wondering what bitcoin really is.Is Bitcoin money?Money is any item or record that is accepted as payment for goods and services, so bitcoin certainly falls into that category. The difference with cold hard cash ...

  Tuesday, January 9th


Meeting the challenges of tomorrow's world: Using tech in Grásta Christian School

Dundalk-based Grásta Christian School is one of the first schools in Ireland, and within Europe, to use Scratch and Google CS-First Curriculum to teach their pupils how computer systems are used in real world industries.The school started teaching foundation computer programming using the ICS Computing Curriculum four years ago. The Computing Curriculum covers four areas to give students a challenge and formalise ...

  Wednesday, January 10th