Ireland, with its entrepreneurial zeal and innovation capacity, has fostered a unique and conducive ecosystem for startups, with a special focus on the cybersecurity sector. Central to this growth and development have been the efforts of Enterprise Ireland, the governmental organization dedicated to the development and growth of Irish businesses in global markets. They provide not just essential financial resources but also work alongside companies to help them start, grow, and innovate. A recent PitchBook report has highlighted their pivotal role, ranking them as the leading domestic venture capital investor in Europe.
In 2022, Enterprise Ireland supported a remarkable 161 startups, with half of them located outside of Dublin. As a clear sign of diversity and inclusion, over a third of these startups were led by women. These figures are a testament to the organization's dedication and commitment to nurturing and supporting new businesses, not just in the capital but across the entire country.
Moreover, Ireland has become a benchmark in the cybersecurity landscape. In addition to being home to the top five global security software companies, Ireland boasts a 'Triple Helix' ecosystem that combines talent, innovation, and trust. This translates into a collaboration among businesses, academia, and government, all uniting to cooperate and solve problems. The nation hosts over 500 companies offering cybersecurity products or services, and these companies generated a revenue of €2 billion in 2021.
The office of Enterprise Ireland in Milan helps Italian companies to find relevant Irish technology partners and suppliers. The support they give to Italian entrepreneurs willing to start a business in Ireland is provided directly from their HQ in Ireland.
The following interview with Kevin Buckley Senior Development Advisor Ireland from Enterprise Ireland and Board Member of Cyber Ireland, offers an opportunity to delve deeply into the successes, challenges, and future prospects of Ireland in the startup sector, outlining Ireland as a hub for cybersecurity and solutions for the future.
Many times, the role of a CISO is thought to be purely technical, involving logic and procedures. Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing a professional who combines the well-known qualities of a CISO with a rich background of experience and passion, as well as creativity, a fundamental trait for solving problems in a complex and diverse environment.
Leonardo Casubolo, CISO for Burckhardt Compression AG, began his career as a video game developer and then delved into the field of cybersecurity, defining his specialization in this area. His experience, combined with in-depth knowledge of the field, illustrates how multifaceted and dynamic this profession is and how the role of CISO will become increasingly crucial in the near future.
The figure of the CISO, Chief Information Security Officer, is essential today within every company and government institution. The CISO is responsible for ensuring the security of the organization's information and data, supervising the management and implementation of policies and measures to protect against cyber threats. The figure of the CISO in recent years has become increasingly important, taking shape within an increasingly accurate structure dedicated to information security.
In this regard we present the first of a series of interviews with CISO of important companies to tell about an increasingly necessary profession, today we speak with Matteo Herin CISO at Carrefour Italia, who tells us where his interest in this world was born and how he deals with the challenges of this sector in an interesting dialogue.
CISO & head of network at Carrefour Italia Matteo is a cybersecurity addict since the early 2000s which made his passion his job. Serving as head of Cybersecurity (CISO) and Network at Carrefour Italia, he is in charge of the constant evolution and improvement of both worlds, trying to build a retail world where cybersecurity, infrastructures, digital services, and people interact seamlessly and efficiently. Absolute cat lover, Matteo has spent the last 7 years in the retail industry and the previous 10 years as a cybersecurity consultant in multiple sectors, including energy, publishing, and automotive.
Today we are talking about a very interesting solution, it is XM Cyber , a company founded by the top executives of the Israeli cyber intelligence community, a leader in hybrid cloud security, which with its solution is transforming the way organizations identify and solve risks of security in the hybrid cloud. The solution analyzes how attackers exploit and combine misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, identity exposures and more, in AWS, Azure, GCP environments.
Here Boaz Gorodissky Co-Founder and CTO XM Cyber will tell us about the solution.
Boaz Gorodissky is a 30-year veteran of the Israeli Intelligence Community, most recently serving as Head of the Technology. In this role, he re-organized and headed technology divisions, overseeing thousands of engineers and a large-scale budget. Mr. Gorodissky began his career as a software engineer and then founded the first offensive cyber department. Mr. Gorodissky holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science and an M.Sc. in computer science from the university of Tel-Aviv.
Defending companies from cyber attacks becomes an increasingly important challenge day after day, in this regard the company STIM Tech Group, which provides services and solutions in the ICT field by making technological skills available to customers to translate innovation into a real opportunity of business, has structured a SOC service that brings into play in-depth skills and an updated and constantly evolving research lab.
Today Stefano Marazzi CEO of STIM presents the structure of an increasingly vital service for companies.
Today we introduce Anastasia Denisova, a 23-year-old entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the real estate investment industry through the use of artificial intelligence (AI). As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a technology portal based in Dubai, Anastasia has demonstrated remarkable entrepreneurial vision in creating an AI-based platform that simplifies the investment process for real estate investors.
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