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Webinar 2.5.2023

Market Opportunities for Cybersecurity in Ireland

When: Tuesday 2nd of May at 15.00-16.00 Finnish time.
Where: Teams Webinar. We will send the link to the event one day prior. 


Further information

Janna Mure
Senior Advisor 
janna.mure (at)
+44 7841 233 734

Digital Trust Finland
Kirsi Kokko 
Head of Digital Trust Finland
kirsi.kokko (at)

Opportunities for Finnish and Irish cybersecurity collaboration

Ireland might be a small island, but as far as cybersecurity opportunities are concerned, it can offer new market opportunities and Finnish-Irish partnerships. Ireland is an important hub for data storage, IT and pharma companies in Europe sectors prone also to cyber-attacks.

As highly digitalized countries, Finland and Ireland have a shared interest in collaborating in safer cyberspace. Our critical societal functions and the daily lives of our citizens are increasingly dependent on the use of ICT and cybersecurity has become vital to our prosperity. Ireland’s National Cyber Security Strategy (Dec 2019) aims to “protect our nation, to develop our cyber sector, and to deepen our international engagement on the future of the internet”.


  • Welcome: Kirsi Kokko, Digital Trust, Business Finland 
  • Opening words; Ambassador Raili Lahnalampi
  • Key findings on the Irish market; Daragh O’Brien, Castlebridge & Sara Steffensen, Castlebridge Associates
  • Potential opportunities for Finnish cybersecurity companies; Daragh O’Brien, Castlebridge & Sara Steffensen, Castlebridge Associates
  • Q&A

Castlebridge helps people do great things with data. Since 2009, Castlebridge has been the go-to authority for pragmatic advice on the business of data. Recognised internationally for our insights and direct approach, we help clients get to the fundamentals of their data-related challenges. We help people in organisations navigate the changes needed to realise the sustainable value of their data assets and achieve their business goals. We support data leaders as they navigate the fast changing landscape of data regulation and opportunity, building on core foundations in practical data management disciplines.

Daragh is the Founder and Managing Director of Castlebridge. He has been a pioneer in the field of information management for over two decades, and has worked with a number of professional bodies in the sector, including IAIDQ and DAMA International. Prior to founding Castlebridge, Daragh worked for over a decade for a leading Irish telecommunications company in roles as diverse as Call Centre operations, Single View of Customer Programme management, and Regulatory Compliance and Governance. He is a regular presenter and trainer at conferences worldwide and is much sought-after by Irish media for his expertise in data law, regulatory affairs and information ethics.

Sara is the Lead Analyst for the Finland – Ireland Cyber Security Market Review project. She held a senior consultant role for Finland-based competitive and market intelligence SaaS company, and for the government of The Republic of Ireland supporting Irish business in their export planning and execution, for a total of 11 years. For the last four years, she has been supporting a wide range of clients in market advisory and big data utilisation in emerging markets.