Sept 26, 2021

Reimagining the perimeter

Róisín Kiberd examines the best means to improve endpoint and network security. Read More >

Sept 26, 2021

Cyber criminals matching names to phone numbers likely to be behind rise of phishing calls

A ‘data scraping’ attack that took place in 2019 on Facebook resulted in an enormous amount of personal data making its way onto the web . . . and into the wrong hands. Read More >

Sept 22, 2021

HSE still has 30,000 computers running Windows 7 six months after devastating cyber attack

The HSE is still running obsolete Windows 7 on nearly 30,000 computers, six months after it was hit by a devastating cyber attack. The out-of-date PCs have been branded as “potentially vulnerable” by IT security experts. Read More >

Sept 22, 2021

Security Watch: Automated hacker attacks call for tough identity management

With online imposters, phishing and credential theft on the rise, identity management is your first line of defence. Read More >

Sept 16, 2021

Meet the students representing Ireland in ‘the Eurovision of cybersecurity’

This year, Team Ireland will be travelling to Prague to compete in the annual pan-European cybersecurity challenge. Read More >

Sept 6, 2021

Ireland ‘still playing catch-up’ in funding cyber security

Ireland is “still playing catch-up” in cyber security and the attack on the phone of Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney illustrates the threat that is out there, a cyber expert has said. Read More >

Sept 3, 2021

The luck of the Irish, or good old-fashioned hard work?

We discuss Brian’s work in the industry, what motivates him, and the importance of supporting initiatives like community infosec events and the Irish CERT. Read More >

Sept 3, 2021

Judges on Fire: Brian Honan, CEO & Principal Consultant, BH Consulting

For our latest outing we are catching up with Brian Honan, CEO & Principal Consultant of BH Consulting, who has been on the judging team of the Tech Trailblazers Awards since the very beginning. Read More >

Aug 30, 2021

Doing Privacy Right, Not Privacy Rights

Organizations need to view privacy with a broader lens that extends beyond just privacy rights and recognizes the ethical, social and political pillars of privacy. Read More >

Aug 29, 2021

Leaders’ questions & answers

From Fortnite gigs to foldable phones, Emmet Ryan has six topical questions for six tech experts. Read More >

Aug 29, 2021

Security Watch: Automated hacker attacks call for tough identity management

With online imposters, phishing and credential theft on the rise, identity management is your first line of defence. Read More >

Aug 26, 2021

CyberScotland releases Incident Response Guide to prepare businesses for cyberattacks

New guide seeks to ensure small and medium businesses are equipped to deal with cyber incidents as industry experts welcome clear, concise advice. Read More >

July 28, 2021

How security leaders can build emotionally intelligent cybersecurity teams

How a leader motivates their team, gathers, and uses information, makes decisions, manages change initiatives, and handles crises is referred to as “leadership style”, and is known to be a key influencing factor in team dynamics. Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist, believed that at the heart of relationship between leadership style and team dynamics lay a series of traits referred to as “emotional intelligence” (EQ). Read More >

July 15, 2021

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks take phishing to the next level

Business email compromise (BEC) remains a popular, skillfully crafted, and continually effective phishing attack vector for cybercriminals. Read More >

July 13, 2021

1 in 5 companies fail PCI compliance assessments of their infrastructure

According to a recent poll by SentryBay, the infrastructure of over 21% of surveyed companies has failed key PCI compliance assessments, designed to assist them to maintain high security standards when processing customer card payments. In addition, a further 29.3% said that they had no confidence in their own company’s compliance when it came to PCI DSS. Read More >

July 13, 2021

Funding and staffing increase for National Cybersecurity Centre after HSE hack

Staff numbers at the National Cyber Security Centre could reach 70 within five years as part of the new expansion. Read More >

July 7, 2021

What are the most common cybersecurity challenges SMEs face today?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be the backbone of Europe’s economy. 25 million SMEs are active in the EU, and employ more than 100 million workers. ENISA identified the cybersecurity challenges SMEs face today and issued recommendations. Read More >

July 6, 2021

NCSC: Impact on UK orgs from Kaseya ransomware attack “limited”

The REvil ransomware attack on Kaseya’s VSA product is estimated to have affected over 1,000 companies globally, but the impact on UK organisations currently appears limited. Read More >

July 3, 2021

Ransomware hits hundreds of US companies, security firm says

A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. Read More >

July 3, 2021

Ransomware hits hundreds of US companies, security firm says

A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. Read More >

July 3, 2021

Russian-based hackers launch cyberattack on at least 200 IT management firms in the US and demand $5M in ransom despite Biden’s threat to Putin of ‘retaliation’

Russian-based hackers have launched a cyberattack on at least 200 information technology management firms in the United States and demanded up to $5 million in ransom, it has been revealed. Read More >

July 3, 2021

Why has data stolen in the HSE cyberattack not yet appeared online?

Experts say they are surprised the criminals have not followed through on their threats. Read More >

June 30, 2021

Waikato DHB ransomware attack: Privacy Commissioner warns victims to consider credit freeze

The ransomware-hit Waikato DHB must notify patients whose information has been shared on the dark web, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says. Read More >

June 21, 2021

Ransomware gangs get paid off as officials struggle for fix

If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don’t expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to be: It depends. Read More >

June 10, 2021

10 of the Best Cybersecurity Thought Leaders to Follow

With research carried out by Balbix, Cyber looks at 10 Thought Leaders, experts in their field, and respected voices in the industry who are essential to follow. . Read More >

June 6, 2021

Hackers are bad for your health

Small firms can ill afford to regard cybersecurity as simply an IT problem after the HSE ransomware attack. Read More >

May 28, 2021

Ireland’s Health Service Warns Staff Not to Use Work Devices

Employees can inadvertently spread damage, allow follow-on attacks. Read More >

May 27, 2021

Bosses Putting a ‘Digital Leash’ on Remote Workers Could Be Crossing a Privacy Line

The majority of respondents in one survey said they were uncomfortable with the likes of camera monitoring or keystroke monitoring. Read More >

May 25, 2021

10 days after ransomware attack, Irish health system struggling

Many hospitals still have no computers a week on. Read More >

May 24, 2021

What happens if the HSE cyberattack data is leaked?

Data stolen from the HSE cyberattack could be leaked online from today (24 May). Here’s what you need to know about the situation.” Read More >

May 15, 2021

To pay or not to pay the cybercriminals’ demand? No, it will just create more ransom attacks

The HSE is adamant it will not give in to ransomware cybercriminals. Read More >

May 15, 2021

Morning Ireland

Brian Honan speaks to Morning Ireland about the HSE ransomware attack. Listen Now >

May 15, 2021

What we know so far about the HSE cyber attack

The Health Service Executive has suffered a “significant ransomware attack”, prompting it to temporarily shut down its IT system. Read More >

May 15, 2021

Cyberattack on HSE: Scale of damage on systems will not be known for days

Minister says group responsible has been identified by the State’s cybersecurity apparatus. Read More ›

May 14, 2021

Ireland’s Healthcare System’s IT Offline Following Ransomware Attack

Ireland’s healthcare system is being subjected to a ransomware attack, which has led to its taking its IT systems offline and the cancellation of a number of hospital appointments. Read More >

May 14, 2021

Ransomware Attack Leads to IT Shutdown for Irish Hospitals

Conti Ransomware Blamed; No Ransom Paid. Read More >

May 14, 2021

HSE arrête les systèmes informatiques au milieu d’une cyberattaque importante

Il y a eu «une attaque importante de ransomware» sur les systèmes informatiques du Health Service Executive (HSE). Read More >

May 14, 2021

Hackerangriff auf irisches Gesundheitssystem HSE – Leitung schaltet IT-Systeme ab

Laut Angaben des Leiters des irischen Gesundheitssystems (HSE) haben Hacker die digitale Infrastruktur des HSE angegriffen. Die Leitung schaltete die Systeme daraufhin kurzzeitig ab. Nun kommt es unter anderem zu Verzögerungen bei Testergebnissen von Krebskranken. Read More >

May 14, 2021

Ireland’s health service hit by ‘significant ransomware attack’

Healthcare IT systems have been shut down as precaution. Read More >

May 14, 2021

Irish Healthcare Service Shuts Down IT Systems After Ransomware Attack

Hospitals canceled appointments and turn to paper and pen after attack shut down IT systems. Read More >

May 14, 2021

Virgin Media Lunchtime News

Brian Honan speaks to Virgin Media about the HSE ransomware attack. Watch Now >

May 14, 2021

Virgin Media 5.30 News

Brian Honan speaks to Virgin Media about the HSE ransomware attack. Watch Now >

May 11, 2021

DarkSide’s Pipeline Ransomware Hit: Strictly Business?

Affiliate-Driven Ransomware-as-a-Service Operations Keep Generating Big Profits. Read More ›

April 26, 2021

Android users warned of Flubot messaging malware

Users encouraged to download tracking app for missed parcels that is actually malware. Read More ›

Brit authorities could legally do an FBI and scrub malware from compromised boxen without your knowledge

Would move for The Greater Good™ actually be good, though? Read More ›

What the UK’s Cyber Power strategy means for private sector cybersecurity

The UK government’s vision to be competitive and safe in a digital world is likely to have a positive impact on cybersecurity in business, if bureaucracy doesn’t get in the way. Read More ›

Facebook leak reveals personal data of hundreds of Irish officials in sensitive positions

Defence Forces is aware of Facebook data leak and is ‘taking appropriate steps.’ Read More ›

Ubiquiti’s Breach Notification: The ‘No Evidence’ Hedge

Being ‘Not Currently Aware’ Customer Data Was Stolen Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe. Read More ›

Facebook Data Exposure: Lessons to Learn

Experts Advise Organizations to Check Password Reset Policies, Take Other Steps. Read More ›

Up To 1.5 Million Have Data Published In Facebook Leak

The Data Protection Commission is working to get to the bottom of a Facebook data leak that affects up to 1.5 million people in Ireland. Read More >

Pandemic creates a perfect storm for virtual security

Two of the largest attacks ever recorded and increased working from home have led to an urgent need for companies to revisit their security protocols. Read More ›

Microsoft email hack hit 98 Irish organisations

One Irish IT security firm says that it has seen a list of 98 organisations “compromised” by the ongoing global Microsoft email attack. Read More ›

Qualys Gets ‘Clopped’ by Accellion-Exploiting Attackers

Security Firm Confirms Breach After Clop Ransomware Gang Posts Stolen Customer Data Read More ›

Ransomware Attacks Remain Persistent and Pervasive

Ransomware has been the scourge of businesses for some time now, and it doesn’t seem that there is an end in sight where the impact to business is concerned. Read More ›

Doing Privacy Right vs. Doing Privacy Rights

The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #3 Listen Now ›

Securing the Future: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021

What can we say about next year in cybersecurity? What trends are we likely to see? What shifts should enterprises be prepared for? Read More ›

Rioters Open Capitol’s Doors to Potential Cyberthreats

Security Experts: Federal Computer System in Capitol Building Is Endangered Read More ›

3 myths about ISO 27001 certification

If you are currently weighing up your options for ISO 27001 certification, you might be interested in three of the most common misconceptions about the Standard. Read More ›

Parting Shots (Q4 2020 Issue)

The seven nations called on technology companies to work with governments to take the following steps in order to “focus on reasonable, technically feasible solutions: Read More ›

IT Leaders Reliant on Data for Threat Insight

Almost three-quarters of IT leaders rely on data to make business decisions, while a third believe the value of data has permanently increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More ›