Award: Fulbright Irish TechImpact Scholar Award
Sponsor: Boston College
Institution: University College Dublin
Joseph Stephens is a Cybersecurity Specialist working for the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment. A former Captain in the Irish Defence Forces, his current work focuses on building cyber resilience and capacity in Ireland’s critical national infrastructure. He completed a MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigations from UCD’s Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigations in 2018. Joseph will take up a Fulbright-TechImpact Cybersecurity Awardee to Boston College in January 2021 where he will partake in the Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Masters programme and conduct research comparing the US and EU approaches to cyber resilience in critical national infrastructure.