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Anatomy Of A Ransomware Attack

For this year's European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre is focussing on two main themes, ‘Being Cyber Secure from Home’ and ‘Ransomware’. Last month, Secora Consulting released a guide on how you can secure your organisation's remote workforce. The guide provided insight into what organisations and employees need to do to create a robust cyber security…

Top Vendor Vulnerabilities - August and September 2021

Vendor Vulnerabilities are one of the most common cyber security challenges organisations face when introducing third party products to their network. Unless your organisation has the ability to develop your own networks, systems, websites and applications in-house, relying on third-party vendors is a necessity in day-to-day working life.  Relying on a third-party vendor not only means that you…

Begin your Cyber Security Journey with a Baseline Assessment

Often the most challenging step in assessing your organisation's cyber security stance is identifying the risks associated with your current network, systems, devices, websites and applications. A baseline assessment is the perfect starting point. It helps enable organisations to develop strong security controls and processes which are essential in building effective defenses against cyber…

Creating a Password Security Policy for Your Organisation

Password protection has been a main focus in cyber security education for almost as long as computers have been around. Passwords can be seen as the keys to the kingdom when it comes to an organisation's IT assets. When it comes to any physical assets, many organisations require employees to access their facilities using a key or key card. They have any open areas or vulnerable spaces monitored by…

The Top 5 Cyber Security Risks for Remote Employees

Remote working, whether full time or on a hybrid basis, can give cyber criminals the opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities in a more widespread fashion, if the correct security controls aren’t in place or are misconfigured. Cyber security incidents when remote working was a factor cost organisations €910,000 more than the average cost of a data breach at €3.62 million.  Additionally, the time it…

A Robust Cyber Security Framework for Credit Unions

Secora Consulting are delighted to be exhibiting at this year's CUMA Autumn Conference. The event titled "Accelerated Change - Pressing Pause is not an option", will run virtually on the 15th and 16th September 2021. We welcome the opportunity for you to learn more about how we can help you prepare for and align to the Central Banks IT security expectations. When you partner with us, we will…

Secure Your Organisations Remote Workforce

Last week, Leo Varadkar - Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, published the results of a public consultation on a legal framework that allows employees the right to request to work remotely. The legislation, aims to strengthen the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in regards to remote working. It will also set out a clear framework to facilitate remote work and…

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 which may affect just one organisation, or multiple organisations simultaneously. Penetration testing is an essential…

Cyber attack on Ardagh Group costs the company €28.6 million

Irish headquartered Ardagh Group has revealed that a recent cyber attack cost the organisation $34 million (€28.6 million). The global supplier of sustainable glass and metal packaging was forced to shut down a number of IT systems and applications used in the business on May 17th, 2021, as a precautionary measure against the attack. The incident has reportedly caused delays in product shipping…

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