Increased Ransomware Attacks – A Prevention Guide

at May 12, 2017

In light of increasing Ransomware attacks, BH Consulting have been working on a guide with key recommendations to prevent infections by ransomware. 

The Ransomware Prevention Guide ( will detail several recommendations to help in reducing the likelihood  of future infections, or any other viruses or malware.

For more information and to keep up to date with all things Security follow BH Consuting @BHConsulting or visit




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Funded Post Graduate Projects @ the LINC

ITB is now looking for full-time Research Students to work on 3 Funded Research Projects. These are Masters studentships that have been funded for a two-year period.

Project One: High Speed Imaging for Automated Golf Swing Analysis

See Job Description

Project Two: A study of embedding an intercultural approach to youth work in higher education to inform teaching and learning and best practice in youth work in the Dublin 15 area

See Job Description

Project Three: An assessment of the effectiveness of second level educational policies and curricula at promoting students emotional and social wellbeing

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To apply for these projects please email a C.V. with a covering letter to Shane Walsh

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Friday 2nd June 2017.

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Silicon Republic Start-up of the week: ThingBook

Originally published by John Kennedy

Start-up of the week: ThingBook

Silicon Republic start-up of the week is ThingBook, which uses AI to help internet of things and telecoms companies stay secure.


“With the buzz around big data and analytics technologies (and despite the investment), many internet of things (IoT) and telecom companies struggle to extract actionable insights from their equipment data,” explained Roman Ferrando, founder and CEO of ThingBook.

“In this sense, the primary purpose of ThingBook is to allow data-driven decision-making processes, reducing the time, cost and uncertainty in the adoption of advanced data analytics solutions.

ThingBook analyses large volumes of data, which are in turn processed in real time to perform data harvesting and mapping, data profiling and in-depth analysis, as well as provide visualisations for human consumption and integration with external systems.


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New Frontiers Phase 2 Alumni to raise €500,000 seed funding to commercialise cyber security technology developed with the Institute of technology Blanchardstown. is set to launch a product that uses Artificial Intelligance (AI) to identify potential cyber attacks and block unusual activity in IoT and telecoms equipment.’s mission is to become the first analytical provider in the telecoms sector.

Read more… to raise €500,000 on Twitter @ThingbookIO


Paul Stacey, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, and Roman Ferrando, founder of cyber security company,

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Green Alley Start-up Awards – APPLICATIONS OPEN

An opportunity for Irish entrepreneurs

The Green Alley Award is Europe’s first start-up competition focused on the circular economy.

The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy, initiated in 2014 by a group of strong partners in Germany’s entrepreneurial eco-system. It’s the first start-up award to recognise promising business ideas that contribute to building a circular economy and improving the waste and recycling industry.

The aim is to find creative people with innovative ideas about how to turn waste into a sustainable business model. 

Find out more…

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Seedcorn 2017 Competition – Closing Date Approaches

Early stage innovative companies need funding to help their business take flight. The Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition not only offers a total cash prize of €280,000, it helps companies get investor ready and introduces them to valuable networks.

For more information and how to apply visit


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WELLCLIK – New Frontiers Phase Two Alumni at the LINC – Shortlisted in the 2017 Startup Awards

Congratulations to Darryl and on getting shortlisted for best Healthcare Startup in Regional Shortlist with Startups Ireland & BOI Startups. is business management software for Wellness Practitioners, automating annoying admin tasks like sales, marketing and staff management whilst providing a front-facing on-demand booking engine for their clients to save Practitioners time and money whilst they get on with doing what they love, looking after their clients.

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Enterprise Garage @ the LINC


ITB STUDENTS – Heard of Enterprise Garagegarage

We have an exciting opportunity for you! We are running a 2 week (8 half days) course on entrepreneurship for students June 6 – 16 and it’s absolutely FREE. Spaces are limited, so get applying!

What is it?  8 Half Day workshops to learn how to develop your business idea and make it a reality

Who is it for? Any ITB student with a basic business idea can apply

When is it? June 6 – June 16

Where is it? The LINC, ITB

Why do the course?

  1. The Startup scene in Ireland and throughout the world has never been stronger.
  2. The course is run by experts in the industry, who are very well connected in the startup scene and general businessgarage1
  3. A chance to learn how to get funding from Enterprise Ireland to make your dream a reality
  4. Something to look good on the CV
  5. A fun, interactive workshop to bring out your entrepreneurial flare and passion!
  6. A prize for the winning pitch, and pizza all round for participants on the last day

Closing Date for Applications: May 12 2017

Where do I apply?:


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QualiBuild Foundation Energy Skills (FES) in Dublin – How this can help your CPD Requirements

Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) to be made mandatory. CIRI is to be put on a statutory basis this year by Minister Simon Coveney.

This will have significant implications for the construction industry and will mean that all builders and sub-contractors will have to be vetted by CIRI/ CIF. The new register will include main contractors, builders, specialists, sub contractors and sole traders of all sizes. There are currently 30+ categories of registration (e.g. house builder, plasterer, civil engineering contractor).

As part of the training CPD requirements which is mandatory for all construction companies on the CIRI register.

The QualiBuild FES Course is currently being rolled out around Ireland and is listed within the CPD training

WHEN:May 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am – June 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

WHERE:Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
CONTACT: 01 8851035 or
A4 FES Flyer Dublin
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New Frontiers – CLOSING DATE TOMORROW! Come, start your new business adventure


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