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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...]

ISO 27001 Webinar – How to implement an ISMS

ISO/IEC 27001 certification demonstrates to existing and potential customers that an organisation has identified and implemented best-practice information security processes. ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an ISMS (information security management system). An information security management system (ISMS) is a set of policies, procedures and … [Read more...]

Are you #BreachReady?

It seems like we hear about yet another data breach on a daily basis, with recognised companies such as Ticketmaster and Dixons Carphone – to name but a few – suffering at the hands of criminal hackers. If you think it only happens to large organisations, think again Since the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect in May, the DPC (Data Protection Commissioner) has dealt … [Read more...]

How to implement an information security management system

Implementing an ISMS (information security management system) based on the best-practice guidance set out by ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 delivers numerous benefits, including reducing your risk of a data breach. Join Sharon O’Reilly in the second webinar in our ISO 27001 webinar series, “How to implement an information security management system”, which will introduce you to the steps that should be … [Read more...]