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What is the right penetration test for you?

It seems like we hear about another data breach on a daily basis. Recognised companies such as Facebook, Ticketmaster and Dixons Carphone – to name but a few – have recently suffered at the hands of criminal hackers, who are gaining access to organisations’ networks using a variety of techniques.   Penetration testing is a systematic process of probing for vulnerabilities in your applications and … [Read more...]

Growing demand for cyber security talent – kick-start your career today!

Cyber security is becoming a critical part of any large organisation’s infrastructure and the demand for talent in this field in Ireland is at an all-time high. It is predicted that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security positions worldwide.  Upcoming ISO 27001 classroom training courses in Ireland  ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation Training Course  Developed by ISO 27001 … [Read more...]

Gardaí issues Black Friday cyber crime warning

Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the busiest time of the year for online retailers – are almost here. Customers look forward to these dates to grab a pre-Christmas bargain, but with cyber crime at an all-time high in Ireland, it’s more important than ever to ensure the website you’re browsing is trusted and legitimate. Here are a few tips to protect yourself against cyber criminals. Do your … [Read more...]

No organisation is immune to cyber attacks

Hackers are becoming more skilled and sophisticated, and this is leaving Irish business owners and their systems extremely vulnerable and unable to protect themselves against cyber security threats. One of the most common tools a company can use to defend themselves against hackers is a penetration test. During a penetration test, an ethical hacker utilises the same techniques as a criminal hacker … [Read more...]

Are you aware of the risks associated with the Cloud?

According to the 2018 Bitglass Cloud Adoption Report, more than 81% of organisations have now adopted the Cloud in some form. However, moving data to the Cloud does not solve security problems – rather, it adds another element that needs addressing.  Find out how to tackle this issue with our book of the month for November, Data Protection and the Cloud – Are you really managing the risks? Data … [Read more...]

Irish government not prepared for a cyber attack

The rise in security breaches across Ireland has cost the government almost 8 times more than just two years ago. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) saw its budget increase by the department of Communications in 2017 to €2m, up from €250,000 just two years earlier. Richard Bruton Communications Minister announced the budget for the NCSC in a written parliamentary answer but declined to give … [Read more...]

How ISO 27001 can help you comply with the requirements of the GDPR

If you are struggling with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), you should look no further than ISO 27001.   ISO 27001 is the International standard for information security and is a perfect launchpad for a GDPR compliance project.  Getting ISO 27001 certified means you’re already halfway to GDPR compliance and unlike the GDPR, ISO 27001 helps you protect the personal data your … [Read more...]

Believe it or not, GDPR compliance saves money!

For many organisations, especially in the financial services and healthcare industries, complying with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) should be high on the agenda.   A recent Ponemon Institute report found that non-compliance costs 2.71 times more than maintaining or meeting compliance requirements. These non-compliance costs are based on business disruption, fines, penalties, … [Read more...]

Could your organisation report a breach within the required 72 hours?

With data breaches on the rise and affecting Irish organisations of all sizes, it may be time you took the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) seriously and began to implement a compliance plan.  Could your organisation report a breach to the DPC (Data Protection Commissioner) within the required 72 hours?  Reporting a breach within 72 hours is not easy, which is why IT Governance … [Read more...]

Advance your career and book a place on one of our ISO 27001 training courses

Acquire industry-leading qualifications and the practical skills to implement and audit an ISO 27001 ISMS (information security management system) with the world’s leading provider of classroom and online ISO 27001 training.   Before an organisation can correctly align itself to ISO 27001, it needs to ensure it understands the Standard fully, as well as identify where it’s falling short of its … [Read more...]