Good Friday Agreement paved way for Northern Ireland’s emergence as a global cybersecurity hub

The Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement played an integral role in enabling Northern Ireland’s growth as a global cybersecurity hub, according to UK government chiefs speaking at the CyberUK conference in Belfast. The Good Friday Agreement was signed on Good Friday, April 10, 1998, following three decades of conflict known as the Troubles. In introduced several new power-sharing arrangements designed to install peace, transforming political and economic life in Northern Ireland. Twenty-five years on from the signing of the pivotal peace accord, Northern Ireland’s flourishing cyber ecosystem has one of the highest concentrations of cybersecurity businesses worldwide – estimated to add £437 million in value to the UK’s economy by 2030.

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