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“How can we prevent data breaches?” The questions your board should be asking

Even though your IT department will do much of the work regarding information security, your board is ultimately responsible for preventing data breaches and other disruptions. Top management must therefore work with staff to make sure everyone is taking the necessary steps. Of course, this is easier said than done. Most board members aren’t information security experts, and the subject is so vast … [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...]

3 of the most common ways your organisation can suffer a data breach

Over the past year, cyber security experts have warned organisations to accept that data breaches are inevitable. Strong defences can help you prevent most incidents and reduce the severity of successful attacks, but they can’t keep stop data breaches altogether. So, what threats should you be preparing for? Here are three of the most common. Malware Malware is often associated with card … [Read more...]

5 tools that help you comply with the GDPR and mitigate the risk of data breaches

Understanding and implementing the GDPR’s requirements can be tough, but you can make your life easier with these tools. It’s more important than ever to ensure you have strong data protection practices. Not only is the threat of cyber crime on the rise but there’s also the potential for severe disciplinary action under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The GDPR’s strict requirements … [Read more...]

How to write a GDPR data breach notification procedure

Documenting your GDPR compliance can be tough, but a little guidance and access to documentation templates can make things much easier. You probably found the documentation process one of the most stressful parts of EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance. What you write forms the backbone of your data protection practices, but there’s very little guidance on exactly what you … [Read more...]

Are you GDPR compliant? Take our quiz and see how you score!

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 Europe has … [Read more...]

Advance your career with our upcoming training courses in Ireland

Continual professional development is key in all industries. Gaining and documenting skills, knowledge and experience – whether formally or informally – will help you progress in your career. Our training courses offer a structured learning path from Foundation to Advanced level for IT practitioners and lead implementers, and help develop the skills needed to deliver best practice and compliance … [Read more...]

4 threats every organisation needs to prepare for

More than 6 million data records are compromised every day, and it would be foolish to think your organisation isn’t at risk of contributing to that figure. Cyber criminals look for vulnerabilities wherever they can find them, and you can be sure that your organisation is full of them. Here are seven threats you need to prepare for:   Malware There are many types of malware you need to … [Read more...]

Will you survive a data breach?

Over the past year or so, the narrative surrounding cyber security has moved from ‘will I be targeted by an attack?’ to ‘will I survive when an attack comes?’ This is mostly because the number of cyber attacks has skyrocketed. According to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, there was a 72% increase in the number of breached records over the past year. It estimates that there are currently more than 6 … [Read more...]

Are you prepared for a breach? Take our quiz to find out!

From Facebook and Ticketmaster to Eir, recent headlines in Ireland have been dominated by high-profile data breaches affecting organisations both at home and abroad.  Data breaches are becoming more severe and increasingly common – according to Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, one in four organisations will suffer a breach. Despite this, many organisations are still … [Read more...]