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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


Why learn SQL?

Learning SQL can be one of the best career decisions you will ever make. Importantly, there’s a high potential salary and you’ll be able to gain insights into the workings of your business. What is SQL? SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It’s a language for interacting with data and data structures within a relational database management system. There are four ...

  Wednesday, August 28th


Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th


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

picture evoking cybersecurity

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


Global Centre for Business Agility launched as a new force for Digital Transformation

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Global Centre for Business Agility (GCBA) to its network of supported member bodies. The Global Centre for Business Agility is a non-profit member organisation for professionals who use agile techniques to deliver better business value.The association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO, BPI and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert ...

  Thursday, June 13th


New Privacy Act for Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Congresswomen Propose Creating Strong Set of User Rights, Establishing Digital Privacy Agency & Placing Privacy Obligations on Tech Companies SILICON VALLEY, CA—Today, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, sweeping legislation that creates user rights, places obligations on companies to protect users’ data, establishes a new federal agency to enforce privacy protections, ...

   Thursday, November 7th


EU cybersecurity rules: Essential services Report

The Commission has published a report assessing how EU Member States have identified public and private organisations that must put in place cybersecurity measures and report major cyber incidents. These organisations, often called ‘operators of essential services’, are active in crucial areas of the economy and society, such as healthcare, transport, energy, financial infrastructure, water supply and more, and must be particularly resilient to ...

  Friday, November 1st


Save the Date for the 12th National Annual Data Protection Conference

Join us for the National Data Protection Conference, taking place on 7 February 2020 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.This year's conference will be on one day. The day will feature different breakout discussions, giving delegates the opportunity to interact directly with the subject experts.The Conference gives unique insight into the data protection professionals’ perspective and looks at some of the genuine challenges arising ...

  Wednesday, October 23rd


Congratulations to our ICS Leadership Development Programme Graduates

At the ICS Leaders’ Conference, on 11 October 2019, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin, graduates of the Leadership Development Programme were awarded with certificates to recognise their achievements.The graduates receiving their certificates were: Olive Kerrigan, Michael McGinn, Dominic Plant and William Waldron.The certificates were presented by Sean Keevey, CIO at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.Photographs of the ...

  Thursday, October 24th


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


New digital tools to support data quality in health and social care

The HIQA Health Information Team is launching two digital learning modules today to support health and social care professionals and organisations to improve the quality of the data they collect. The modules aim to support the sector in implementing HIQA’s Guidance on a data quality framework for health and social care and to highlight the importance of quality data and information for all ...

   Thursday, October 17th


“e-CF User Networking Conference - Rome Nov 14

PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: EN16234 “e-CF User Networking Conference” on 14 November 2019 in RomeIn the context of the CEN TC428 “IT Professionalism and digital competences” work activity on EN16234 e-CF User Support we are delighted to invite you to the e-CF User Networking Conference taking place on 14 November in Rome, kindly hosted by UNIONCAMERE, ITALY.The objective of the event is to share the experience of ...

   Wednesday, October 9th