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IFIP is the leading global professional association for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established by UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from 56 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees which conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP sponsors over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.
28February, 2019

TC13 Holds Master Class in Sofia

By |February 28th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

“Human Factors of Contemporary Cyber Security Issues” was the focus of a Master Class held in Sofia Bulgaria earlier this month, under the auspices of IFIP TC13 (Human-Machine Interactions HMI).

Held on February 8th, 2019 in the Grand Hall of the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, the Master Class was attended by more […]

31January, 2019

BCS Warns a ‘No-deal’ Brexit will Damage UK Economy

By |January 31st, 2019|Home Slider|0 Comments

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT has warned the Government that a no-deal Brexit would cause lasting damage to the future of science and innovation in the UK and could undermine the country’s position as a leading digital economy.

The stark prediction came in a report to the House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry: Brexit, Science […]

31January, 2019

Gaining Clarity on Data Transfers in a Post-Brexit World

By |January 31st, 2019|Home Slider|0 Comments

An event hosted by the Irish Computer Society (ICS) this week provided clarity about the position on data transfers with the UK in a post-Brexit world.

The Irish Minister for Data Protection, Pat Breen, presented at the National Data Protection Conference, saying that in the wake of recent news, the Government was making plans for […]

31January, 2019

IP3 Elects Anthony Wong as Deputy Chair

By |January 31st, 2019|Ethics, IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership) has elected Australia’s Anthony Wong as its new deputy chair at its Board meeting last week.

IP3 chair, Moira de Roche said she was very pleased to see Anthony take on the deputy chair role. “I am delighted that Anthony has accepted this role: he has been involved with IP3, is […]

31January, 2019

UK Government Announces Plans for a Cyber Security Profession

By |January 31st, 2019|Ethics|0 Comments

The UK Government recently announced plans to develop a Cyber Security Profession in the UK. The initiative, which was announced in December last year, will include different specialisms and Chartered status for cyber security professionals. The announcement laid out the following timeline:

By March 2020:

The early development and alignment of a coherent set of career […]

31January, 2019

AICA Elects New Leadership Team

By |January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AICA, the Italian Association for Information and Computer Automation, has announced its new leadership team, electing a new president, vice president and treasurer/managing director at its January Steering Council meeting.

Giovanni Adorni, a full professor at the University of Genoa and the Italian national representative in IFIP’s TC 12 (Artificial Intelligence), will serve as AICA president […]

31January, 2019

Time Running Out to Submit Papers for WG 8.6 Conference in Ghana

By |January 31st, 2019|Events|0 Comments

The deadline to submit papers for the annual conference of IFIP Working Group 8.6 is just four weeks away. February 28th is the cut-off for those interested in presenting at the conference, to be held at the University of Ghana in Accra from 21-22 June 2019.

With the theme, “ICT Unbounded, Social Impact of Bright ICT […]

24December, 2018

Western Nations Accuse China of Espionage

By |December 24th, 2018|Cloud Computing, Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

A coalition of western nations has accused China of industrial-scale cyber theft.

Several nations have released statements of condemnation after US authorities laid charges against two Chinese Nationals, accused of being part of a group called, APT-10. The group, believed to be acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry, is reportedly behind a global campaign of […]

24December, 2018

GI Calls for Greater Effort to Secure Security-Critical Infrastructures

By |December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The German Informatics Society (GI) has used the current reporting on poorly secured water and sewage treatment plants as an opportunity to draw attention to the need for information security at utility companies.

The ‘Act to Increase the Security of Information Technology Systems’ (IT Security Act), in force since 2015 and expressly welcomed by the […]

24December, 2018

ICS Awards New Fellowship

By |December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) has awarded a Fellowship to Edward McDonnell in recognition of his impressive contributions to the ICT sector.

A prolific inventor and AI expert, Edward is Director of the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics & Machine Intelligence. The Centre, which is funded by EI and IDA Ireland, has over 80 member companies […]