IT Sligo expert says vigilance is key to cyber security

An expert in computing and electronic engineering at IT Sligo says vigilance is key when it comes to cyber security.

Diane O Brien, head of the Computing and Electronic Engineering at IT Sligo, was speaking as cyber security is now centre-stage following the crippling attack on the IT systems of the HSE and Department of Health.

Meanwhile, the Cyber Ireland North-West Chapter has been established to bring together industry professionals, academics and local government representatives to represent the needs of the cyber security sector in the region.

To meet the demand for cyber security professionals, IT Sligo has launched a revised course in cyber security.

Speaking to Ocean FM News this afternoon, Diane O Brien says the most recent ransomware attack has raised awareness about the issue.