AmCham Submission on Draft Cyber Industrial Strategy


AmCham welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications’ consultation on its Draft Cyber Industrial Strategy.

Cybersecurity is a core priority of AmCham and its members. The digitalisation of Ireland’s economy necessitates increased investment in, and further development of Ireland’s cyber industry. Ireland must be to the forefront of global efforts to identify, withstand and tackle cyber threats.

Ireland is home to the EMEA headquarters or significant operations of many of the world’s largest companies. There are over 970 US companies in Ireland who directly employ over 210,000 people and indirectly support a further 168,000 jobs in the Irish economy. The presence of multinationals in Ireland also significantly benefits our indigenous business environment, our local communities, and supports balanced regional development. Ensuring Ireland is a global leader in cybersecurity is important for both indigenous and FDI companies and must be a priority going forward.

You can read the full submission here