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The 4 stages of cyber resilience

The cyber threat landscape has evolved rapidly in the past few years. Organisations are increasingly reliant on technology and more eager than ever to collect personal data, but without the resources to protect their systems, cyber crime has flourished. We’ve reached a point where there are so many crooks and potential vulnerabilities that it’s foolish to suggest that you can prevent breaches … [Read more...]

Google fined €50 million in landmark GDPR ruling

Google has been fined €50 million by the CNIL, France’s data protection regulator, for a breach of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).  It’s by far the biggest fine related to the GDPR, which took effect in May 2018 and gave regulatory bodies much stronger disciplinary powers.  What did Google do wrong?  The CNIL concluded that Google had violated the GDPR in two … [Read more...]

6 tools to help you manage your organisation’s security measures and GDPR compliance

The ability to prevent data breaches has become a lot more important since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) took effect. You should have already been concerned about your customers’ freedom and privacy, your susceptibility to regulatory action and your ability to protect your reputation in the event of a security incident, but these have now taken on heightened significance. The … [Read more...]

How cyber resilience can help you comply with the GDPR

Cyber resilience is an emerging approach to tackling the threat of data breaches and disruptions, combining elements of cyber security and business continuity management. It acknowledges that traditional approaches to cyber security are increasingly inadequate, with organisations unable to cope with the number of threats facing them. With cyber resilience, organisations don’t put all their … [Read more...]

Dublin law firm scammed out of €97,000

A Dublin law firm transferred €97,000 to cyber criminals after its email systems were hacked, the Law Society of Ireland reports. The crooks intercepted emails about a mortgage redemption, altering one in which the client’s bank account details were listed. The misappropriated funds have since been withdrawn from the crooks’ account, and the law firm’s loss will be covered by its cyber … [Read more...]

Drought and the importance of business continuity

Like many European countries, Ireland is currently experiencing some of the warmest weather in recent history. Although many of us are enjoying the heatwave, it also brings with it serious problems. Parts of Ireland have experienced little to no rainfall over the past three weeks, and combined with exceptionally high temperatures, there has been a severe drop in the water levels in lakes and … [Read more...]

Unsure about implementing a BCMS? Here are a few things you should know

Business continuity is more important than ever. Security incidents are so widespread that it’s impossible to tackle them all, and sooner or later disaster will strike. When that time comes, you’ll need a system to mitigate the damage and ensure that mission-critical functions continue to operate. Although most organisations are starting to recognise the importance of such measures, some remain … [Read more...]

The ‘Beast from the East’ – how did your organisation fare?

With bitterly cold weather and heavy snowfall causing widespread travel chaos across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe last week, many organisations were forced to close their doors. The Irish government issued a red alert on Thursday and Friday and urged the public to remain indoors until Friday evening, meaning many companies had to close. As this was the second red alert in 12 months that … [Read more...]

Business continuity: Why organisations should plan for the worst

Targeted attacks by skilled and persistent cyber criminals are now a business reality, so organisations need to have an effective business continuity plan in place to ensure their survival. Growing concern about cyber attacks In September 2017 the European Commission reported that 80% of European organisations suffered at least one cyber security incident and the economic impact of cyber crime has … [Read more...]