Useful resources

Useful links to websites and other resources on cybersecurity and cybercrime are listed here.

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Law Society guidance

For resources including online seminars on GDPR, visit our GDPR & Data Protection section.

Websites on cybersecurity 

FraudSMART

Launched in 2017, this website aims to raise consumer and business awareness of the latest financial fraud activity and trends and provide simple and impartial advice on how best they can protect themselves and their resources.Visit FraudSMART.ie.

National Strategy

National Cyber Security Strategy 2015-2017

Cybercrime Act

This Act creates a number of cybercrime offences, including:

  • Accessing or interfering with the functioning of an information system without lawful authority (e.g. hacking).
  • Interfering with data without lawful authority.
  • intercepting the transmission of data without lawful authority.
  • Using a computer programme, password, code or data for the commission of any of the above offences.

Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017

Cyber Security Bill

This Bill will provide general powers to the Minister in respect of Cyber Security to transpose the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, which is the first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. Preliminary work on the drafting of this Bill has commenced. Member States are required to transpose the NIS Directive by 9 May 2018.

Security Watch 

Cybercrime Statistics for Ireland 

UCD Centre for Cybersecurity

Europe's leading centre for research and education in cybersecurity, cybercrime and digital forensics - UCD Centre

Interpol

The changing nature of cybercrime - Interpol