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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


BCS Calls for an Informed Debate in Wake of UK Huawei 5G Ban

The British Computer Society (BCS), has called for an informed debate about the merits of developing local 5G capability in the wake of the UK government’s ban on using Huawei technology in the 5G network. Back in January, the UK government announced Huawei could play a limited role in the 5G network. However, it has now stated that no new equipment can be ...

   Friday, July 31st


European Court Ruling on Data Transfers means big changes for GDPR & Privacy Shield

A recent European judgement means that data transfers outside of Europe (EEA) that currently rely on Privacy Shield are now invalid. The new ruling, which may also apply to data transfers to/from the UK at the end of the year, clarifies any transfer of data as ‘data processing’ and therefore covered by GDPR rules.ICS Vice President and data protection expert Declan Brady ...

   Tuesday, July 28th


€15m government funding to address student digital divide

A new scheme announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State Niall Collins TD will provide €168 million of funding for third level institutions and students.Notably, this new scheme includes €15 million to help us address the digital divide and give students the tools they need to continue their education.Minister Harris said: “Throughout ...

  Wednesday, July 22nd


New ITPE e-CF user tool coming soon

ITPE is developing an interactive tool to explore the e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and the ICT Role Profiles. The tool is based on the recently updated version of the framework, and will allow the user to browse the framework diagram and read the descriptors of each competency, select roles to view the competency/levels that define them, as well as the role and competency descriptions ...

   Wednesday, July 22nd


Expert registry for women in cybersecurity launched

The European Commission together with the Women4Cyber initiative of the European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) has launched the first online registry of European women in cybersecurity to connect expert groups, businesses and policy makers to talents in the field.The registry is an open, user-friendly database of women that have expertise in cybersecurity, aiming to address the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals in Europe ...

   Wednesday, July 22nd


Data Protection implications of the Return to Work Safely Protocol

Employers and employees are currently in the process of implementing, or preparing to implement a phased return to work as part of the Government’s ‘roadmap for reopening society and business’.In order to support employers and employees with this initiative, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (“the DBEI”) and the Department of Health recently published a Return to Work Safely Protocol (“the ...

   Wednesday, July 22nd


ICS welcomes Fellow Lorraine McNerney

ICS welcomes Lorraine McNerney as a Fellow of the society.Lorraine McNerney is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a General Manager at Ordnance Survey Ireland, the National Mapping Agency.Lorraine is a qualified geo-surveyor, with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master in Arts (MA) in Business & IT.She is an active participant in national, international and United Nations working groups in the ...

  Monday, July 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


BCS Calls for an Informed Debate in Wake of UK Huawei 5G Ban

The British Computer Society (BCS), has called for an informed debate about the merits of developing local 5G capability in the wake of the UK government’s ban on using Huawei technology in the 5G network. Back in January, the UK government announced Huawei could play a limited role in the 5G network. However, it has now stated that no new equipment can be ...

   Friday, July 31st


European Court Ruling on Data Transfers means big changes for GDPR & Privacy Shield

A recent European judgement means that data transfers outside of Europe (EEA) that currently rely on Privacy Shield are now invalid. The new ruling, which may also apply to data transfers to/from the UK at the end of the year, clarifies any transfer of data as ‘data processing’ and therefore covered by GDPR rules.ICS Vice President and data protection expert Declan Brady ...

   Tuesday, July 28th


€15m government funding to address student digital divide

A new scheme announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State Niall Collins TD will provide €168 million of funding for third level institutions and students.Notably, this new scheme includes €15 million to help us address the digital divide and give students the tools they need to continue their education.Minister Harris said: “Throughout ...

  Wednesday, July 22nd


New ITPE e-CF user tool coming soon

ITPE is developing an interactive tool to explore the e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and the ICT Role Profiles. The tool is based on the recently updated version of the framework, and will allow the user to browse the framework diagram and read the descriptors of each competency, select roles to view the competency/levels that define them, as well as the role and competency descriptions ...

   Wednesday, July 22nd


Expert registry for women in cybersecurity launched

The European Commission together with the Women4Cyber initiative of the European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) has launched the first online registry of European women in cybersecurity to connect expert groups, businesses and policy makers to talents in the field.The registry is an open, user-friendly database of women that have expertise in cybersecurity, aiming to address the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals in Europe ...

   Wednesday, July 22nd


Data Protection implications of the Return to Work Safely Protocol

Employers and employees are currently in the process of implementing, or preparing to implement a phased return to work as part of the Government’s ‘roadmap for reopening society and business’.In order to support employers and employees with this initiative, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (“the DBEI”) and the Department of Health recently published a Return to Work Safely Protocol (“the ...

   Wednesday, July 22nd


ICS welcomes Fellow Lorraine McNerney

ICS welcomes Lorraine McNerney as a Fellow of the society.Lorraine McNerney is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a General Manager at Ordnance Survey Ireland, the National Mapping Agency.Lorraine is a qualified geo-surveyor, with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master in Arts (MA) in Business & IT.She is an active participant in national, international and United Nations working groups in the ...

  Monday, July 20th