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...]

Whaling attacks increased by 200% in 2017

Organisations have a hard enough time preventing phishing attacks, but they are now facing a surge in a subcategory of phishing known as ‘whaling’. According to cyber security provider Smarttech 247, the number of whaling attacks tripled in 2017, with companies of all sizes being targeted. Whaling works in much the same way as phishing, but it is specific to the workplace, with criminals either … [Read more...]

The ‘Beast from the East’ – how did your organisation fare?

With bitterly cold weather and heavy snowfall causing widespread travel chaos across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe last week, many organisations were forced to close their doors. The Irish government issued a red alert on Thursday and Friday and urged the public to remain indoors until Friday evening, meaning many companies had to close. As this was the second red alert in 12 months that … [Read more...]

Develop your career as an ISO 27001 lead auditor

Are you an information security professional looking to take your career to the next level? Thanks to the growth and global recognition of ISO 27001:2013 as the default standard for information security management, there has never been a better time to qualify as an ISO 27001 lead auditor. Where do I start? To ensure success as an ISO 27001 lead auditor, you will need to gain a thorough … [Read more...]

Learn how to audit and monitor conformance to ISO 27001 with our Lead Auditor Training Course in Cork

Acquire an industry-leading qualification to 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. For the first time, IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course will be held in Cork. What will you learn on this course? How to use audits to … [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...]

4 reasons your organisation should conduct regular penetration tests

“No one would want to steal my information.” People often say this to us, but they’re wrong. Every organisation has something worth stealing, whether it’s personal information, payment card data, medical records or intellectual property. Cyber criminals know this and usually cast a broad net with their attacks, looking to exploit any weakness. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are … [Read more...]

Leading ISO 27001 training now in classroom format in Dublin and Cork

Why train with us? Having led ISO 27001 implementations since the Standard’s inception, IT Governance is known as the global authority on ISO 27001, and has trained more than 7,000 people around the world. For the first time, IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Foundation, Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor classroom training courses will be held in Dublin and Cork. The courses have been designed to teach … [Read more...]

Skilled workers in Ireland could see up to a 15% wage increase in 2018

Ireland’s economy had another tremendous year of growth in 2017 with close to 40,000 jobs created with the assistance of Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. According to the Central Statistics Office, the number of people in employment is approximately 2.2 million, close to the high experienced in 2007. According to Morgan McKinley’s 2018 Ireland Salary Guide, many professional workers can expect … [Read more...]

Six cyber security concerns from European cyber security professionals

The 2017 Black Hat Europe Attendee Survey reveals cyber security professionals’ concerns about the current European cyber security environment. These concerns highlight why the introduction of the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) in May 2018 is so vital to protecting the EU’s infrastructures from security breaches. Source: The 2017 Black Hat Europe Attendee … [Read more...]