Category Archives: Digital

The power of effective data

NESTA’s Eddie Copeland discusses the need for local government to embrace the digital revolution and make better use of data services.   With estimates predicting that projected incomes for local authorities in...

Delivering rural broadband

An overview of the strategy that aims to deliver high-quality broadband infrastructure to Ireland’s rural areas.   The National Broadband Plan (NBP) has set aside €275 million for network build-out. Currently commercial...

Digital transformation

Scottish Government’s Head of Digital Public Services, Colin Cook discusses Scotland’s digital transformation.   Scotland has a devolved administration and thanks to a promise made in the run up to the Scottish...

Empowering housing communities

Digital Unite’s Managing Director, Kathy Valdes, explains the importance of ensuring social housing tenants are supported during any housing association’s digital transformation.   The social housing sector is in a period of...

Digital by law

Irish-born Heather Broomfield is a senior advisor in Norway’s DIFI Agency which is responsible for public management and e-government and she spoke at the recent eolas digital government conference. Heather Broomfield comes...

Preparing for Industrial Espionage

In December 2015 the lights went out across parts of Ukraine as an unseen adversary launched a persistent multi-vector cyber attack against multiple power companies. In 2014 multiple threat groups launched waves...

Keeping Ireland cyber secure

An overview of the National Cyber Security Strategy. Launched in 2015, the National Cyber Security Strategy sets out the Government’s approach to facilitating the resilient, safe and secure operation of computer networks...

How safe is your data?

eolas highlights the growing prevalence of cyber attacks in Ireland. While cyber attacks may seem like a rare occurrence in Ireland, they can and do happen. A recent survey of IT professionals...

Responding to the growing cyber threat

The Head of UCD’s Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation, Cheryl Baker discusses the global threat to cyber security and outlines the centre’s role in tackling the problem. Cybercrime is a global...

Cooperation the key to battling cyber crime

A report by the World Economic Forum advises private and public sector organisations to share more information to tackle the growing problem of cyber crime. Cyber crime is of increasing global importance,...