On Tuesday 16th June 2020, Vitalograph was accepted as a member of the Cyber Ireland Cluster which brings together Industry, Academia and Government to represent the needs of the Cyber Security ecosystem in Ireland.
Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, networks, mobile devices, and data from malicious attacks. The cluster, launched in May 2019, aims to enhance communication between organisations which are part of the group. Cyber Ireland is supported by several leading cyber security and technology firms in Ireland, including Johnson Controls International, Dell EMC, IBM, McAfee, McKesson and Trend Micro. Those firms had called for the establishment of a cluster to represent industry needs and address key challenges.
Vitalograph intends to play an active role as a member of Cyber Ireland Cluster over the coming years. Project Co-ordinator Dr John Hobbs says that similar clusters already exist in Europe and “have proven extremely successful in enhancing innovation, growth and competitiveness of regions.”
The Board of the Cyber Ireland Cluster is made up of senior industry representatives from companies that include McAfee, Forcepoint, IBM, JRI America, HPE, Ward Solutions and Qualcomm. It also includes academic institutes and research centres such as Cork Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and University College Dublin, and Government agencies such as IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which is an operational arm of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE).