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The EU Cyber Resiliency Act

Published just yesterday, the European Union’s Cyber Resiliency Act (CRA) aims to implement a set of standards that must be met by products that contain digital elements throughout their entire lifecycle. The Act attempts to address a lack of transparency in cybersecurity when it comes to products with digital elements; think Internet of Things devices such as Internet-connected doorbells…

Secora Consulting exhibiting at TechConnect Live 2022

Secora Consulting will be exhibiting at this year's TechConnect Live, running in the RDS Dublin on the 13th September 2022. We welcome you to visit us at stand A8, where we will be showcasing our range of penetration testing and cyber advisory services. Our team will be at hand to discuss how we can assist you in improving your cybersecurity operations and create a robust cybersecurity posture to…

Cybersecurity News of the Month - August 2022

Welcome to our monthly instalment of “Cyber Security News of the Month”. At Secora, we believe that learning from past cybersecurity incidents can enable organisations to better withstand and even prevent future cyber security attacks. With that in mind, in this blog, we take a look back at August’s cyber security breaches, cyber security awareness and hot topic of the month. Be sure to subscribe…

Ransomware attacks against Irish businesses on the rise

Irish small to medium sized businesses (SME’s) have been advised to stay on alert for cyber attacks as ransomware attacks increase. In a letter sent to Ibec’s Small Firms Association by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSN) and the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau (GNCCB) they have warned of “a trend of small and medium-sized businesses being increasingly targeted by ransomware groups”. In…

Cybersecurity News of the Month - July 2022

Welcome to the third in our monthly instalment of “Cyber Security News of the Month”. At Secora, we believe that learning from past cybersecurity incidents can enable organisations to better withstand and even prevent future cyber security attacks. With that in mind, in this blog, we take a look back at last month's cyber security breaches, cyber security awareness and hot topic of the month. Be…

Report reveals the cost of data breaches hits record high

IBM Security recently released their annual ‘Cost of Data Breach Report’ revealing that the cost of data breaches has hit a record high at €4.29 million ($4.35 million), an increase of almost 13% over the past two years. Learning from past cybersecurity incidents can enable an organisation to better withstand and even prevent future attacks. In this blog, we take a look through some of the key…

External & Internal Infrastructure Penetration Testing - What's the Difference?

Securing your organisation using policies and technical controls is critical; however, unless these controls and policies are regularly tested, an organisation cannot determine or monitor their effectiveness. It seems as though every week there is a new cyber attack reported that may affect just one organisation or multiple organisations simultaneously. The importance of penetration testing…

Cybersecurity News of the Month - June 2022

Welcome to the second in our monthly instalment of “Cyber Security News of the Month”. In this blog, we take a look back at last month's cyber security breaches, cyber security awareness and hot topic of the month. Be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive the latest cyber security news and advice. Latest Cyber Security Breaches 1. Yodel parcel delivery service disrupted by…

Phishing Attacks Hit An All Time High - 1 million attacks in Q1 2022

According to the Q1 2022 report by the Anti Phishing Working Group (APWG), the first quarter of the year saw phishing attacks hit a record high, exceeding 1 million for the first time. A phishing attack is a type of social engineering that attempts to entice someone into performing a harmful action or divulging confidential information via email. To combat this, spam filters are often used, and…

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