Academics, students and professionals working in the tech sector are being invited to participate in Ireland’s first Cyber Research Conference. The conference will focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of cyber security, privacy, trust as well as the resilience of networks, systems and services. The human and legal dimension of cyber will also be covered. 

The event is being organised by itag’s (Innovation Technology AtlanTec Gateway) Cyber Forum in conjunction with Cyber Ireland, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). The conference will then take place on the GMIT campus in Galway on 25th April 2022, using a hybrid approach of both in person presentations as well as those delivered remotely or via pre-recorded video. 

Speaking about the Cyber Research Conference, Caroline Cawley, CEO of itag said, “Ireland is becoming an important centre of cyber activity with the five leading security software companies in the world already based here and another 60 Irish cyber security businesses in operation. Yet despite the strength of Ireland’s cyber security prowess internationally, there hasn’t been the same level of focus domestically or any suitable platforms for the sharing of expertise between industry and academia.

Conference co-chair, Dr. Michael Lang (Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems in NUI Galway), said “The inaugural Cyber Research Conference Ireland (CRCI) 2022 will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners in cybersecurity, cybercrime and related areas from across the whole island of Ireland to present their work, advance the state of knowledge, and build alliances. The conference will be multidisciplinary, with contributions invited from the fields of computer science, information systems, business, law, criminology, psychology, and other relevant cognate disciplines”.

His remarks were echoed by conference co-chair, Dr. Séamus Dowling (Programme Chair & Lecturer in Cybersecurity, GMIT), who said “As well as academia, this conference wants to create strong links with industries working to improve the cybersecurity posture of their ICT infrastructure. Irrespective of whether these industries specialise in core cybersecurity activities or related technologies, this conference provides the opportunity to build relationships between academia and industry. This will inform the development of future cybersecurity research and taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels,” Dr. Dowling concluded.

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