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Cybersecurity Information Event Invite- 24th October

Cybersecurity Information Event with Award-Winning Security Leader

Newbridge Business Centre hosts K-HUB event for Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Local Kildare security expert, the award-winning Security Leader of the Year 2023, Paul Delahunty, will be the keynote speaker at a cyber security event hosted by Newbridge Business Centre. The free cybersecurity information morning is being held on Tuesday, 24th October from 8:45 am, as part of the K-HUB month in partnership with the Local Enterprise Board and the Innovate Kildare initiative.

Newbridge Business Centre is inviting SMEs from across the county to join them at the digital hub in Charlotte House, Newbridge to mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October) and to learn some practical tips to help protect their business and customers’ data against a growing threat landscape.

Chief Security Information Officer with Stryve, and Newbridge resident, Paul Delahunty explains,

“We've seen a shift away from attacks on large enterprise-level organisations, who are now more aware of cyber threats and a pivot towards small and medium-sized businesses, that are seen as soft targets by hackers. However, there are practical steps that any business can implement, many of which are free, to help secure their data and bolster their defences. I’m looking forward to sharing my top ten essentials for SMEs at the cybersecurity information morning at Newbridge Business Centre for Cybersecurity Awareness Month.”

Expert cyber security panel Q&A at Newbridge Business Centre

Recent statistics* suggest that in Ireland:

  • Ransomware attacks have risen by 150 per cent.

  • Phishing attacks have increased three-fold.

  • SMEs are the main target with 81 per cent experiencing a phishing attack.

  • Only 8 per cent who experience a ransomware attack get all of their data returned.

  • One in 99 emails is a phishing attempt, yet most employees have not received awareness training and would fail to recognise the tell-tale signs of a phishing email.

The cybersecurity panellists Paul Delahunty, Chief Information Security Officer with the global multi-cloud company Stryve and Daragh Naughton, Managing Director of security-first managed IT provider, Sleepless will share their insight on the main threats faced by businesses today and how to mitigate against them and offer their top-ten security essentials.

One of Ireland’s most secure workspaces

As Kildare's latest co-working space, Newbridge Business Center (NBC) was designed with cybersecurity in mind. The owner, Martin Cooper, worked with Daragh Naughton from Sleepless, this year's Infinigate Irish EDGE partner of the year award winner, to ensure the cybersecurity infrastructure was in place to facilitate top-tier cyber defences at the business centre. The security-led MSP manages the network firewall service with a highly responsive support team.

NBC offers the industry's best practice Wi-Fi and protected telecommunications. It has high-speed business-class fibre internet connectivity for each space, separate Wi-Fi networks and individual IP addresses. The business hub boasts a 60-desk workspace with three meeting rooms, 18 private offices with additional co-working areas, plus a unique soundproofed booth for content creators.

Daragh Naughton of Sleepless told us,

“Martin has created something unique in Newbridge, that he should be very proud of. The facility is second to none. You don't see a facility like this too often. The technology in use will suit every kind of business, and customers of NBC can rest assured that the technology in the building is high-performance, reliable and secure. I look forward to meeting local Kildare businesses on the 24th of October.”

Those interested in attending the free cyber security information event from 8.45 am to 11 am on October 24 can book their place via email: or visit for more information.

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