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There has never been a better time to consider a career in cyber security

Cyber security is becoming a critical part of any large organisation’s infrastructure and the demand for talent in this field in Ireland is at an all-time high. It is predicted that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security positions worldwide. So, if you are thinking about your next career move, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in cyber security.   Cyber … [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...]

5 steps to an effective ISO 27001 risk assessment

Risk assessments are one of the most important parts of an organisation’s ISO 27001 compliance project. It’s impossible to put expensive and time-consuming measures in place for every risk that you might face, so you should use the assessment stage to gauge your biggest priorities and allocate resources responsibly. Performing a risk assessment can be tricky, but this blog simplifies the process … [Read more...]

Final call to register for our free webinar with Sharon O’Reilly

Increasingly stringent data security laws and regulations both in Ireland and throughout Europe, combined with a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, call for stronger, smarter and more robust data security solutions. IT Governance Europe is delighted to launch a new ISO 27001 webinar series delivered by Sharon O’Reilly, a highly experienced information security, data protection and business … [Read more...]

Teamwork is key to your organisation’s cyber security

The World Cup is almost over. What was a thoroughly enjoyable tournament included a number of unexpected results and upsets. Many people were shocked to see Germany crash out at the group stages, and very few predicted that Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar would be watching the semi-finals rather than playing in them. These footballing greats were beaten by sides in which everyone knew their roles and … [Read more...]

How to implement an ISMS aligned with ISO 27001

With cyber-attacks and data breaches on the rise, cyber security is fast becoming organisations’ top priority. Many have chosen to mitigate the risk by implementing an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a system of processes, documents, technology and people that helps organisations manage, monitor and improve their information security in one place. ISO 27001 is the … [Read more...]

The GDPR is imminent – Are you ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline is just one day away, so now is the ideal time to review your compliance steps and look at what else you need to do. Key GDPR compliance checks Responding to subject access requests (SARs) Under the GDPR you need to respond to a SAR within one month. Organisations need to have procedures in place that allow them to handle SARs in … [Read more...]

Five ISO 27001 books you should read

Five ISO 27001 books you should read As a professional embarking on your first journey implementing ISO 27001, you are probably hungry for knowledge and eager to make progress. While starting a new project may be exciting, it can also be daunting if you lack relevant experience and cannot rely on internal support and guidance. Many ISO 27001 practitioners attend ISO 27001 Lead … [Read more...]

Passwords, emails and data compromised in targeted attack on an African embassy in Dublin

An African embassy is understood to have been breached for ten days in February, with cyber criminals gaining access to passwords, emails and data.   Andy Norton, intelligence threat director of Lastline, a malware protection provider, said: “We track infections from sophisticated tools. In the course of our investigation, one of the tools compromised was an African ambassador based out of … [Read more...]

Just 38% of Irish websites are ready for the GDPR

Research carried out by vpnMentor shows that 38% of Irish websites are ready, which leaves 62% that are not yet ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The company tested more than 2,500 websites in the EU that need to comply with the GDPR, targeting those that use MailChimp and reviewing their privacy policies to see if they complied. 100 websites were sampled in each country; of … [Read more...]