Cyber security must become a key priority to maintain ‘integrity and confidentiality’ ahead of the GDPR

In her annual report, Helen Dixon, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, stated that “Cybersecurity must now be a key priority for all organisations to maintain ‘integrity and confidentiality’ – particularly as this is one of the two new general principles of data protection introduced under the [General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)] and against which the higher level of fines under [the] … [Read more...]

Ireland warned it is extremely vulnerable to cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which oversees Ireland’s cyber security, issued a warning last week that some government websites were being used to illegally mine cryptocurrency. The NCSC said that it “is aware that a number of websites using software from a third-party vendor is causing visitors to those sites to mine cryptocurrency without their express permission”. It is understood … [Read more...]

How can you validate a vendor that claims to be ISO 27001 certified?

As the number of cyber attacks continues to grow, many companies are adding ISO 27001 certification as a requirement on their supplier set-up forms. This is a good idea, especially as the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) focuses on vendor management. If a vendor has an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS) in place, this provides concrete evidence … [Read more...]