Day 2

Cyber as an Engine of Economic Growth – Strategy

Session complexity:
14:35 - 15:00

Ireland ranks among the leading European Union Member States in terms of uptake and use of digital technologies. This includes the cyber industrial ecosystem where there are almost 500 firms involved in digital resilience, comprising a mix of multinational firms and small and medium sized enterprises. With the changing international context, there are key risks to Ireland’s economic model, focused on international trade and inward investment. In response, the Irish Public Administration (National Cyber Security Centre hosted in the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications) is presently developing the first national cybersecurity industrial strategy. This new strategy, currently under development, is influenced by the Strategic Agenda of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre with a focus on enhancing the professional workforce, increasing the maturity of research and supporting indigenous industry.

Speakers in this session

James Caffrey