The Irish Reporting & Information Security Service (IRISS) is an independent not for profit company limited by guarantee founded in 2008 to provide a range of free services to Irish businesses and consumers in relation to information security issues to help counter the security threats posed to the Irish businesses and the Irish Internet space. These services include;
Ø Providing an alerting service on new vulnerabilities and threats that may compromise the security of computing and communications resources for individuals, companies and government bodies within Ireland.
Ø Providing and alerting on ongoing attacks on ICT resources within Ireland to enable other entities to develop and implement protective measures from such attacks.
Ø Provide statistics and reports on cyber crime activity within Ireland to assist organisations and individuals to better focus resources on those security threats particular to Ireland.
Ø Provide a facility for individuals and organisations to report security incidents.
Ø Provide guidelines and best practise techniques on how to prevent security incidents and how best to respond in the event such an incident occurs.