Security Watch

January 24, 2019
Startup business security risk

Security for startups: why early-stage businesses can’t neglect this risk

In the early days of a startup, it’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of building a new business. Keeping so many plates spinning […]
January 18, 2019

It’s oh so quiet: get ready for stealthy malware in 2019

It’s unlikely we’ll ever look back fondly to a time when ransomware would announce itself noisily. But at least victims knew they were under attack. Now, […]
January 10, 2019
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Security newsround: January 2019

We round up interesting research and reporting about security and privacy from around the web. This month: the security year in review, resilience on rails, incidents […]
January 8, 2019

Health research and the thorny issue of consent

By 30 April of this year, any organisation conducting health research in Ireland must either get consent to GDPR standard or else obtain a consent declaration. […]
January 4, 2019

Culture club: embedding better security behaviour beyond awareness

Listening to Ira Winkler’s presentation at this year’s Irisscon conference, one of his comments struck a chord. “The right culture is that you don’t need a […]
December 19, 2018

Nine for 2019: New Year tips for cybersecurity and privacy professionals

A new year is almost upon us, and that means one thing: resolutions. Easily made, even more easily broken, they’re nevertheless a useful way of setting […]
December 14, 2018
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Yule never believe it: we sleigh the myth about GDPR and Santa

So we’ve all seen the jokes on WhatsApp and Facebook about Santa’s lack of GDPR compliance and how this would all be changed for Christmas 2018. […]
December 11, 2018

Data protection impact assessments for health research: what’s changed under GDPR?

Since GDPR came into effect on 25 May this year, the health regulations have been updated to incorporate more stringent requirements around protecting personal information during […]