Computer networks are essential to business and society today, and cybersecurity is about protecting those networks from attacks and damage.
People from Ireland’s cybersecurity industry meet at the annual IRISSCERT Conference on Cybercrime, which also hosts the HackEire contest. It’s a race between teams to exploit weaknesses in computer systems in a controlled environment.
The competition is a mixture of fun and skill, and a reminder of the important role that cybersecurity plays today.
Talk to people in the industry
If you want to know more about careers in cybersecurity and computer forensics, we have lined up a panel of people from the field who are ready to take your questions.
They work in leading companies such as Microsoft, SAP and Cisco Systems, and also include Keyun Ruan, who works at a cybersecurity research lab.
The questions are up to you. For example, ask them how they got interested in cybersecurity, what the work is like, the subjects they studied at school and college, or the future career and placement opportunities.