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Garmin run into major ransomware problem

On Thursday 23rd July, hackers hit the American GPS and fitness giant Garmin with a ransomware attack which took many of their systems offline for more than 5 days. Website functions, customer support, customer-facing applications and company communications were all interrupted by the attack. This included the flyGarmin and Garmin Pilot app both suffered days-long outages. On a less impactful but…

July 29, 2020

Incident Response - It's how quickly you can recover from a breach that matters

As discussed in the first blog of this series, when going through our recent rebranding process our team took a long hard look at the list of services we offered. On the back of this, we decided to sort our services into a more coherent structure to make it easier for clients to understand which service is right for them. Today, we take a closer look at our Incident Response service line. This…

July 24, 2020

Adversary Simulation - Become proactive rather than reactive to potential threats

As discussed in the first blog of this series, when going through our recent rebranding process our team took a long hard look at the list of services we offered. On the back of this, we decided to sort our services into a more coherent structure to make it easier for clients to understand which service is right for them. Today, we take a closer look at our Adversary Simulation service line. This…

July 15, 2020

Penetration Testing - Understand how a cyberattack could affect your organisation

As discussed in the first blog of this series, when going through our recent rebranding process our team took a long hard look at the list of services we offered. On the back of this, we decided to sort our services into a more coherent structure to make it easier for clients to understand which service is right for them. Today, we take a closer look at our Penetration Testing service line. This…

July 08, 2020

Baseline Assessments - Start understanding your security risks

As discussed in our blog last week. When we were going through our recent rebranding process our team took a long hard look at the list of services we offered. On the back of this, we decided to sort our services into a more coherent structure to make it easier for clients to understand which service would be right for them. Today, we take a closer look at our Baseline Assessments service line…

July 01, 2020

Security Testing - It starts with a question

When Secora Consulting was going through the recent rebranding process our team took a long hard look at the list of services we offered. We wanted to sort our services into a more coherent structure to make it easier for clients to understand which service would be right for them. Originally, service lines were technology-centric, which is common in this industry. A customer normally has a need…

June 24, 2020

Secora Consulting - Our Fresh New Look

Over the past few months, we at Secora Consulting have been busy working behind the scenes on our fresh new look. Our rebrand has encompassed all aspects of the business and has taken us several months to complete. As such, we have had items ready for some time including our business cards and brochures. It has been difficult for us personally to not use these items, especially as we are excited…

June 17, 2020

Returning to the office - Our cybersecurity To-Do List

As the Irish roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions is accelerated and reduced from 5 phases to 4, many organisations will start planning how they can safely reopen offices. As of Monday 8th of June, we entered Phase 2, which states that although more people can return to work, working from home remains the message for those of us who can. If all goes according to plan, we will enter Phase 4 on…

June 11, 2020

The importance of Penetration Testing for your PCI DSS compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted information security standard intended to optimise the security of credit and debit card transactions. It is mandated by all the major card brands but implemented by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. This standard was put in place to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information…

June 03, 2020

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