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Immediate Patch Recommended for Critical Microsoft Vulnerability

This month sees Microsoft patch 145 vulnerabilities, including 3 rated critical at 9.8 and seven at 7.7 and above. One vulnerability that immediately caught the eye of our penetration testers was CVE-2022-26809. What is CVE-2022-26809? CVE-2022-26809 is an RPC Code Execution Vulnerability that allows remote attackers to execute code with high privileges on an affected system with no user…

Cyber Attack Shuts Down Wind Turbine Giant Nordex

Nordex Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of wind turbines, has recently fallen victim to a cyber attack forcing them to take down multiple IT systems. The organisation, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, discovered the cyber attack in the early stages and immediately deployed measures in line with its incident response protocols. Nordex Reporting on the Cyber Security Incident…

Protecting Your Credit Union from Phishing Attacks

Over the past number of years, phishing and ransomware campaigns are responsible for the majority of the value of claims analysed across all industry sectors. As a financial institution, Credit Unions arguably hold more personally identifiable information than many other types of organisations. Examples may include sensitive customer information, credit card details and information on property…

How to Create a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy

Over the past year, 43% of cyberattacks have specifically targeted Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Worryingly 83% of SMEs aren’t equipped to recover from a cybersecurity incident or breach. Given the increasing number of threats that could impact your business on a day-to-day basis, a structured approach to implementing mitigating security controls can help to reduce the likelihood and impact…

Google and Microsoft Patch Critical Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Over the past couple of days, Google and Microsoft have issued emergency updates for all Chrome and Edge browser users as they confirm that malicious attackers are already exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability. Google Zero-Day Vulnerability Google’s latest zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-1096, was confirmed by the company on March 25th. There is very little information publicly…

Increase your Credit Unions Cyber Security Posture with Secora Consulting

Secora Consulting are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s CUMA Spring Conference and AGM 2022. The event titled “Changing Landscapes”, will run from the 6th to 7th of April in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. We welcome you to visit our team at Stand 24 to learn more about our services and how we can help you align to the Central Banks IT security expectations. In advance of the conference, we…

Highlights from the Data Protection Commission's 2021 GDPR Report

On February 24th, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland published its Annual Report under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This marks the third report produced by the DPC since the implementation of GDPR on May 25th, 2018. Some of the key highlights from this report which outlines the work completed by the Data Protection Commission throughout 2021 are: 10,888 queries…

5 Practical Cyber Security Tips for SMEs

Over the past 18 months, 25% of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ireland have experienced a cyber attack. Whilst cyber security awareness has increased overall, worryingly 40% of SMEs are still not prepared for a cyber security incident or breach. With cyber criminals becoming increasingly aggressive and innovative in their attack methods, it is now more important than ever for SMEs to become…

Dublin's Coombe Hospital Hit by Ransomware Attack

The latest ransomware attack on the Coombe Hospital has added to the growing number of cyber attacks hitting organisations around the globe this week. A separate incident involving a serious vulnerability (known as Log4Shell) in the widely used Apache Log4j logging utility has resulted in over 1.8 million attempts to exploit the vulnerability since it hit the public domain last week. If left…

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