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Upcoming ISO 27001 and GDPR webinars. Register today!

ISO 27001   Assessing compliance: the ISO 27001 ISMS internal audit  28 September 2018, 2:00–3:15 pm (GMT)  Testing and assessing your information security measures is essential to ascertain whether the controls you have implemented are working effectively. Compliance with the international information security standard ISO 27001 requires continual monitoring and regular reviews of your ISMS … [Read more...]

Why your organisation should consider outsourcing its DPO

Since the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect in May 2018, demand for DPOs (data protection officers) has increased. The Regulation stipulates that certain organisations must appoint a DPO to support their GDPR compliance. DPOs also have an essential role as intermediaries between relevant stakeholders, such as supervisory authorities, data subjects, and business units … [Read more...]

The Black Hat 2018 Hacker Survey Report and Recap by Thycotic

Another Black Hat conference has come and gone and more than 17,000 international security professionals converged on Las Vegas, USA to learn, share, educate and disclose security research on the latest cyber threats, attacks, vulnerabilities and techniques used to bypass the security employed by most governments and organizations globally. Black Hat USA 2018 Conference in Las Vegas Of course, … [Read more...]

Penetration testing and the EU GDPR

Data breaches are on the rise and affecting Irish organisations, most recently Eir and Cork City Council’s Park by Phone service.  Criminal hackers are gaining access to organisations’ networks using a variety of techniques, so ensuring your network is secure should be high on your agenda. Penetration testing is an effective method of determining the security of your networks and web applications, … [Read more...]

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

IT Governance led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project and we’ve been at the forefront of the cyber security initiative ever since. Certification to ISO/IEC 27001 demonstrates to existing and potential customers that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your business, and is proof of effective internal security practices, giving you a competitive edge.   Other ways in which … [Read more...]

Free webinar: First steps to GDPR compliance

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has significantly reshaped the data protection landscape for organisations worldwide that collect and process EU residents’ personal data. The Regulation imposes fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million (whichever is greater) for non-compliance.  Data breaches are on the rise and affecting Irish organisations such as Eir, which … [Read more...]

The right penetration test for your organisation

Cyber attacks are easy to conduct. Botnets can be hired cheaply, hacking software is readily available, and even those without technical or practical knowledge can purchase attacks as a service. For the organisations that are hit, however, it’s a different story. Their systems can be crippled by attacks and they can face large fines and long-term reputational damage. Since the introduction of the … [Read more...]

Last month’s top cybersecurity stories – August 2018

With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Software round-up of the three top cyber security stories of August 2018. Fortnite app comes to Android, bringing multiple security worries Wildly popular shoot-em-up game, Fortnite, finally came to Android this month, […] … [Read more...]

Is it legal for organisations to request your date of birth?

When you sign up for an online service, you’re often asked to provide personal details. Usually, you won’t have a problem with this: an organisation obviously needs your name and email address to contact you. But when they start asking for seemingly unnecessary information, you might get concerned. Why do you need to give your date of birth when downloading a green paper? Or to create an account … [Read more...]

How effective are the GDPR’s rules on the age of consent?

If you’ve ever used an online service that requires age confirmation, you’re probably aware of how inadequate the restrictions usually are. All you’re asked to do is check a box or provide your date of birth. There’s no evidence required, and no one will follow up to make sure you were telling the truth.  Until recently, there were no signs that anybody was particularly bothered by these lax … [Read more...]