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3 ways you can mitigate the damage of a data breach

If 2018 has taught us anything, it’s that data breaches are a matter of when, not if. Industry experts have said this repeatedly – not because they want to sound ominous, but to remind organisations that they need to be prepared. Everyone is a potential victim, and sometimes you can have all the right defences in place and still be breached. But if you accept the inevitable, there’s a lot you can … [Read more...]

How certified ISO 27001 training can help protect your organisation

Acquire industry-leading qualifications and practical skills to implement and audit an ISO 27001 information security management system (ISMS). Our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project and we’ve helped more than 7,000 professionals with ISO 27001 training on ISMS implementations and audits. ISO 27001 training Anyone who wants to get the most out of ISO 27001 should enrol on a … [Read more...]

Ireland and the Network and Information Systems Directive

Minister Denis Naughten, has announced important new security requirements for critical national infrastructure in Ireland. Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, spoke at the Data Summit on September 19th and announced important new national cybersecurity requirements. These requirements will apply to the network and information systems of critical national … [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...]

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...]

Cork City Council, Park by Phone service breached

More than 5,000 people have been affected by a data breach of Cork City Council’s Park by Phone service. Although the reported breach occurred last Thursday and the relevant authorities were notified on Friday, it has come to light that the breach first occurred in May. Personal details such as car registration numbers, email addresses and mobile phone numbers have been compromised, but no … [Read more...]

37,000 Eir customers affected by data breach

Eir, one of Ireland’s leading telecoms companies, announced last week that personal details of up to 37,000 customers were affected by a data breach. The company said that an unencrypted laptop was stolen on 12 August, containing customer and employee personal details, including names, email addresses and customer numbers. No financial details had been breached. According to Eir, the theft … [Read more...]

Final call: register for our upcoming webinar ‘How to implement an information security management system’

Increasingly stringent data security laws and regulations in Ireland and the rest of Europe – combined with a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape – call for stronger, smarter and more robust data security solutions. Security teams are constantly challenged to protect the information their organisation holds and comply with a growing list of regulations requiring information security measures … [Read more...]