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August 2nd, 2022

Travellers send lost luggage woes packing with trackers

The number of passengers using smart trackers on their suitcases when travelling overseas has increased significantly this summer, with some saying the devices helped them to locate lost luggage.

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July 12th, 2022

Video Interview: Live from Infosec22 – Brian Honan

Benjamin David sat down with Brian Honan at Infosec22 to discuss cyber’s role in the Russian-Ukraine conflict.

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June 28, 2022

Six One News

Our CEO Brian Honan spoke to RTE News about the importance in having the FIRST Conference here in Dublin. Over 1,000 cyber security professionals involved in incident response are spending the week here sharing experiences and building stronger relationships to help strengthen the fight against cyber crime

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June 27, 2022

Cyber security experts meet in Dublin to help tackle online threats

More than one thousand cyber security experts from around the world are gathering in Dublin this week for a major conference on how to tackle online threats.

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May 27, 2022

Russia-Ukraine War: The Cyber Dimension 

James Coker investigates the cyber dimension in the Russia- Ukraine war and the implications for the global cyber landscape

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May 14, 2022

Businesses Urged To Beef Up Cyber Protections

Businesses are being advised to step up their cyber security on the anniversary of the HSE cyber attack.

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April 12, 2022

An action-driven conversation between the world of cyber security and law enforcement, with a deep dive into the results of the 2021 NetClean Insights report.

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April 6, 2022

How ‘insanely great’ became a minimum standard

Jason Walsh asks why tech companies can’t dial down the hype for once

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March 22, 2022

Microsoft and Okta investigate data breach claims from hacker group

Infosec expert Brian Honan said it’s important to not overreact to the claims, as Lapsus$ could be looking for notoriety to make future victims more willing to give in to ransom demands.

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March 17, 2022

Russia’s cyberattack threat: How serious is it and how can you protect yourself?

The threat is real and growing but here’s how to keep your virtual life safe from invasion

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March 8, 2022

None shall pass

The days of the password are numbered. Unfortunately, it’s a very big number, says Jason Walsh

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March 5, 2022

Cormac O’Keeffe: Cyberattacks could be used to fund sanction-hit Russia’s war machine

Ireland may not escape the impact of the attacks

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March 4, 2022

Cyber warfare explained with Brian Honan of BH Consulting

Big Tech responds to a global crisis and the rest of the week’s news

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March 1, 2022

Irish businesses must be vigilant as risk of cyber attacks rises amid Ukraine-Russia crisis, says expert

It comes amid concerns that criminal groups will take advantage of people donating to victims of the war in Ukraine

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March 1, 2022

5 Criteria to Evaluate the Security of a Cloud Provider

Migrating to the cloud provides many advantages for organizations. Careful consideration of security and governance issues relating to cloud service providers will enable those advantages to be gained.

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February 27, 2022

Hell to pay: the rise of ransom attacks and what to do about them

Such attacks are ransoming businesses and taking them offline. Róisín Kiberd asked the experts how to survive them

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February 24, 2022

Security experts warn of cyber attacks following invasion of Ukraine

Irish consumers and businesses advised to be on high alert for cyber attacks.

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February 19, 2022

Cyber alert for Irish companies over rising tension in Ukraine

The National Cyber Security Centre urged Irish companies with operations in both Ukraine and Russia to be vigilant and test their security systems.

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February 7, 2022

2021 A Year in Cybersecurity in Ireland, Looking Back to Look Forward

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January 27, 2021

Cyber-security expert warns of disruption to undersea telecommunications cables by Russians

A cyber-security and data protection expert is warning that the disruption to undersea telecommunications cables by planned Russian manoeuvres next week “could be very significant.”

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January 27, 2021

Battling Bugs: UK Government Pitches ‘Scanning Made Easy’

Trial Program Aims to Empower Organizations With Scripts to Find Critical Flaws.

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January 23, 2021

Ireland taking part in EU-wide cyberattack simulation

Ireland is taking part in a large-scale simulated cyberattack by hostile actors on the EU, in a bid to beef up the union’s cyber defences.

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Dec 21, 2021

Stolen data obtained by criminals in cyber attack given to HSE

Brian Honan, cybersecurity expert and CEO of BH Consulting, discusses how confidential medical data stolen from HSE has been found by US justice officials.

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Dec 19, 2021

Clear and present dangers: The risks the country’s face, and how we should prepare

The government has just published its annual National Risk Assessment – the 2019 edition of which predicted the pandemic. What does this year’s edition hold in store?

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Dec 15, 2021

N.L. rebuilding ‘from scratch’ systems downed by cyberattack using backups: official

N.L. rebuilding systems downed by cyberattack.

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Dec 13, 2021

Businesses urged to protect systems over Java code vulnerability

Flaw could allow attacker to remotely control the system the software is on.

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Dec 11, 2021

Report On The Hacking Of The HSE Reviewed

As details of the hacking of the HSE systems are revealed, Anton Savage looked at how it happened and what processes and procedures need to be strengthened to avoid this situation occurring again.

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Nov 4, 2021

Expert says N.L. cyberattack worst in Canadian history, deserves federal response

N.L. cyberattack a national security issue: expert.

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Nov 3, 2021

Cyberattaque : Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador peut-elle tirer des leçons de l’Irlande?

Des experts en sécurité et un ministre, en Irlande, implorent le gouvernement de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador de ne pas payer de rançon aux cybercriminels.

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Oct 26, 2021

Coordinated Bust of Dark-Web Dealers Yields 150 Arrests in U.S., Europe

U.S., European authorities seize more $31 million in cash along with guns, drugs in 10-month operation stretching across nine countries.

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Oct 24, 2021

Crypto coup: Chinese bitcoin miners use Ireland to defy state ban

Experts say bitcoin miners in the Asian superpower are hiding their activity through the use of VPNs and proxy servers pointed at this country.

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Oct 21, 2021

29 Irish cybersecurity companies to watch

After the recent spate of high-profile cyberattacks, cybersecurity should be top of mind for Irish business owners. Here are 29 Irish-owned businesses leading the charge.

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Oct 7, 2021

SMEs hit by cyber attacks

As many as three out of five small and medium businesses have reported at least one cyber attack during the previous year, while 43% of all data breaches involve small and medium sized businesses.

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Sept 26, 2021

Reimagining the perimeter

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aug 29, 2021

Leaders’ questions & answers

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 28, 2021

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

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

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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.

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May 25, 2021

10 days after ransomware attack, Irish health system struggling

Many hospitals still have no computers a week on.

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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.

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May 16, 2021

RANSOMWARE HACK ‘Organised’ criminals behind HSE cyberattack are ‘on par’ with Kinahan mob – expert warns

“And the HSE is not the first health system to be victimised.”

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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.

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May 15, 2021

Morning Ireland

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 14, 2021

Ransomware Attack Leads to IT Shutdown for Irish Hospitals

Conti Ransomware Blamed; No Ransom Paid.

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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).

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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.

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May 14, 2021

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

Healthcare IT systems have been shut down as precaution.

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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.

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May 14, 2021

Virgin Media Lunchtime News

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

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May 14, 2021

Virgin Media 5.30 News

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

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May 11, 2021

DarkSide’s Pipeline Ransomware Hit: Strictly Business?

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

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April 26, 2021

Android users warned of Flubot messaging malware

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

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April 19, 2021

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?

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April 18, 2021

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.

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April 6, 2021

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.’

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April 5, 2021

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

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

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April 6, 2021

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.

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April 5, 2021

Facebook Data Exposure: Lessons to Learn

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

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March 28, 2021

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.

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March 9, 2021

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.

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March 4, 2021

Qualys Gets ‘Clopped’ by Accellion-Exploiting Attackers

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

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February 22, 2021

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.

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February 11, 2021

Doing Privacy Right vs. Doing Privacy Rights

The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #3

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February 9, 2021

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?

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January 6, 2021

Rioters Open Capitol’s Doors to Potential Cyberthreats

Security Experts: Federal Computer System in Capitol Building Is Endangered

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December 10, 2020

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.

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December 9, 2020

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:

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November 16, 2020

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.

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