Ciarán Martin, chief executive officer of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, was in Dublin recently to address the Institute of International and European Affairs. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

We live in ignorant bliss of the cyber threats security agencies have averted. It’s the nature of the beast that the agencies involved don’t make publ(...)

“We need a coherent and centralised approach” to cybersecurity. Image: iStock

The Government has been urged to appoint a cybersecurity “tsar” to ensure the State is adequately prepared to deal with potential attacks. The call b(...)

A report into the operations  of the National Cyber Security Centre by the C&AG has said  an oversight body set up to monitor the centre’s  performance had not met since 2015.

A dedicated cyber security unit, established to protect government and industry networks, has no strategic plan and requires a review of its funding, (...)

WannaCry ransomware attack: Cybercrime is very much a global phenomenon but the solutions begin at home
Dealing with a global threat

The nature of the threat posed by cybercriminals was perhaps most powerfully demonstrated during last year’s US presidential election. The fact that t(...)

At present the main role of An Garda Síochána is in investigating crime. Yet it also has primary responsibility for national security

The possibility of a non-national being appointed Garda commissioner has already prompted debate among An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces as to (...)

A lock screen from a cyber attack warns that data files have been encrypted. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

It would be “relatively easy” for a cyber attack to “cripple” entire sectors of State infrastructure, and more attacks are coming, according to the ch(...)

Severe data breaches caused share prices to fall by an average of 1.8 per cent, an analysis of 65 companies affected found. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Ireland’s fledgling National Cyber Security Centre says just 20 Irish IP addresses were hit by the ransomware cyber attack that locked up more than 20(...)

Tusla has warned that it may not have received reports of child protection concerns sent to it by email since last Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has warned that it may not have received reports of child protection concerns sent to it by email since last Frida(...)