Evolve – Cyber Security Awareness for SME’s Conference

In today’s interconnected digital landscape, safeguarding your business against cyber threats is not just a priority but an imperative. With the rising tide of cybercrime targeting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), the need for awareness and proactive defence measures has never been more crucial.

We are happy to announce the “Evolve – Cyber Security Awareness for SME’s ” conference, scheduled to be held on Friday 26th April 2024, from 8:00 am to 10:30 am, at the Iontas Centre in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. This event aims to equip businesses with the knowledge and tools necessary to fortify their defences against a myriad of cyber threats, including but not limited to phishing attacks, ransomware, SQL injection attacks, brute force attacks, and Trojan horses.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Puneet Kukreja, EY UK & Ireland Cyber Security Leader, and other leading experts in the field of cybersecurity. Their insights and expertise will provide attendees with invaluable guidance on understanding, identifying, and mitigating cyber risks.

In addition to keynote presentations, the conference will host a dynamic panel discussion hosted by Colm Hyland, Managing Partner CJH Network with representatives from local businesses including REIM Training Solutions, McArdle’s IT and M1 Document Solutions. This interactive session will delve into real-world challenges and best practices for implementing effective cybersecurity measures tailored to the needs of SMEs.

Moreover, attendees will have the opportunity to explore an exhibition in the Iontas Centre, showcasing innovative solutions and technologies designed to bolster cybersecurity defences.

Hosted by Monaghan Digital Steering Group in association with the Local Enterprise Office Monaghan, this Cyber Security Awareness conference is primarily aimed at service, manufacturing and retail businesses.

Attendance to the ” Evolve – Cyber Security Awareness for SME’s ” conference is free of charge; however, registration is required to secure your place.

Refreshments will be provided, offering attendees the chance to network with industry peers and engage in meaningful discussions about safeguarding their businesses in an increasingly digitized world.

Join us on 26th April 2024, as we come together to empower SMEs with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity. Together, we can build a resilient and secure future for businesses of all sizes.























Monaghan Digital Strategy Launch

Heather Humphreys, Minister of Justice, Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will launch the County Monaghan Digital Strategy today in Carrickmacross. The digital strategy is a County strategy which has been informed by a series of stakeholders’ surveys, engagements and interviews. It features a range of focus areas and two specific headline projects which will aim to enhance Co. Monaghan’s reputation as an agri-food producer and as an inclusive, forward looking Digital Council.

The Digital Strategy will be launched by Minister Humphreys, Aidan Mckenna from Enterprise Ireland who chairs the County Digital Steering Group; Claire Cunningham, Aura internet, vice-chairperson of the Steering Group and Cllr Aidan Campbell, newly elected Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co. Council.

The event live stream is available here:


Monaghan Digital Strategy 2021 2025

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