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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


Covid Tracker app launches, DPIA and source code published

Ireland's Covid Tracker App has now launched. Find out more on the Covid Tracker website here.The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive have published several important documents as part of their ongoing commitment to openness and transparency in the development of the Covid Tracker App for Ireland.The Data Protection Impact Assessment, the source code, the Product Explainer for the Covid ...

  Friday, June 26th


Ireland fastest growing digital economy in Europe

Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. ...

  Thursday, June 18th


2020 Cedefop skills forecast: challenges and opportunities in the coronavirus era

The 2020 Cedefop skills forecast update was developed before the coronavirus pandemic. The short-term economic impact of the lockdown in many countries is uncertain; the current short-term forecast is therefore likely to be over-optimistic. However, the key long-term factors (such as the ageing population, increasing use of automation/artificial intelligence, globalisation, resource scarcity and move towards a carbon neutral economy) will still hold as the ...

  Tuesday, June 9th


We will never go back to the way we worked before - say Ireland’s IT leaders

‘We will never go back to the way worked before’, is the message from Ireland’s top CIOs who met remotely at the Irish Computer Society to discuss their concerns and share insight on the prospect of remote working becoming the new normal for Irish workers.So, how have Ireland’s CIOs and their teams coped with the overnight move of entire organisations to ...

   Tuesday, June 9th


Let’s hear from you: share news with the membership

Your membership body is for you, the members. So we’d love to hear what has sparked your imagination and you have been up to. If you have exciting news or if you’ve seen an interesting publication, thought piece or research online that you think is worth sharing with the wider membership, don’t keep it to yourself.Especially while we are still ...

   Friday, May 29th


Train online with ICS: all professional development courses available to book

Behind the scenes at ICS we have been working hard to ensure your professional development needs can continue to be met. We are pleased to announce that member events, CPD and training are now fully available online.“Businesses across the country are dealing with new requirements and changing circumstances,” said Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training. “Your staff may need training in new methods ...

  Monday, May 25th


EU Covid-19 tracing apps: ensuring privacy and data protection

Phone apps could play a part in the fight against Covid-19, but raise privacy and data protection issues. Discover what the EU is doing.Data protection: tracking coronavirus, not youDedicated mobile apps could play a key role in the fight against Covid-19 and the EU has been working with member states to develop effective solutions. As apps could expose sensitive user data, Parliament has ...

  Thursday, May 7th


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