Threats

November 15, 2018

The value in vulnerability assessments: closing gaps to improve security

Vulnerability assessments usually involve using automated tools such as Nessus or Qualys to carry out a passive scan of an organisation’s systems. The process produces a […]
October 22, 2018

Ireland needs a coherent national approach to cybersecurity

I was interviewed by the Irish Times on why “Ireland (is) Vulnerable to Cybersecurity Attack” During my chat with Charlie Taylor I mentioned a number of […]
September 21, 2018

CEO fraud: call it what you want, but I call it messing with the quids

A ruse by any other name, invoice redirection scams are a huge and growing business problem. They’re also known as fake boss scams, impersonation fraud, CEO […]
September 7, 2018

Red player one: learning the right security lessons from a red team exercise

A red team exercise can be a valuable way of testing how effective your security controls are. Having your internal security team, or an external consultant, […]
July 12, 2018
USB storage keys

Is banning USB drives the key to better security behaviour?

Convenience often beats security where users are concerned. Take USB keys, for example. They’re a very handy way to transfer files between computers, but they’re also […]
June 25, 2018
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Keep it tight at the back: why the World Cup reminds us to give defenders credit

The World Cup’s in full flow and we don’t have to look hard to find parallels with security. We’ve seen flashy attackers pitted against dogged defenders. […]
March 30, 2018

Own goal: email scam nets €2 million for criminals who hijack Lazio transfer

Business email compromise has found its way into the beautiful game. The Italian football club Lazio fell for an email scam and paid €2 million to […]
March 7, 2018
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Security newsround: March 2018

We round up reporting and research from across the web about the latest security news. This month: cryptomining attacks increase, data breaches rise in Ireland, the […]