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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…

Does Your Organisation Have a Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) plan?

Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) describes the actions an organisation needs to undertake when a computer network or system is compromised by a data breach or hack.   In any business, data breaches and cyber attacks are inevitable. It's the speed in which you react to the incident that is critical. If an incident is not managed or contained correctly, it could potentially escalate, leading…

Does My Business Need A Vulnerability Assessment?

A Vulnerability Assessment is a low-cost high-value exercise which identifies and analyses common vulnerabilities in computer networks, systems, hardware, applications, and other parts of an organisation’s IT ecosystem. They are a critical part in helping businesses create a defence in-depth approach to security by helping organisations understand issues and risks which affect their infrastructure…

Ransomware Attack Affects Over 800 Businesses Worldwide

Kaseya, a Miami-based IT management company faced a brutal ransomware attack last week, affecting the company and hundreds of its clients. The attack broke down security to Kaseya's systems and used their access to spread through their clients' corporate networks. This set off multiple chain reactions that paralysed between 800 and 1,500 businesses worldwide. Those affected by the file…

Secora Consulting - Your CREST Accredited Cyber Security Partner

Since our inception in 2018, we at Secora Consulting have gone from strength to strength. We have not only grown by bringing in highly experienced and driven colleagues, but also by challenging ourselves daily through certifications and personal development.  This has helped us in our quest to be the leading cyber security service provider in Ireland, as such we are delighted to announce that we…

Effectively Manage Risk Within Your Credit Union

Secora Consulting is delighted to be exhibiting at this years 'CUMA Spring Conference'. We offer a bespoke one-stop security solution for Credit Unions to align to Central Bank's IT Governance and Risk Management requirements. If you wish to find out more about how our tailored framework will assist your credit unions to meet compliance requirements, please drop by our stand. A member of our team…

5 Reasons Why You Should Conduct a Cyber Security Risk Assessment

Whether you run a small business or a large multinational organisation, cyber security cannot be ignored. Conducting regular cyber security risk assessments will reduce your organization's likelihood of experiencing a data breach, it will also ensure the steps you are taking to reduce your exposure to a breach are effective. If you haven’t conducted a risk assessment lately, we have five reasons…

Microsoft Update Fixes 58 Security Flaws

On Tuesday 8th December 2020 Microsoft issued its final Patch Tuesday of 2020. This update included fixes for 58 newly discovered security flaws, and spans across 11 products and services in Microsoft's offering. This release includes 9 patches which are Critical, 46 rated as Important and 3 rated Moderate in their severity. The release addresses issues in Microsoft Windows, Edge Browser…

5 Tips for a Safe Black Friday

On the eve of the Black Friday Sales which will predominantly be conducted online this year due to the restrictions in place, we have decided to put together some easy to follow tips to help you shop securely online:   Cyber criminals can clone well known websites to trick consumers into believing they are shopping on a legitimate website. A fake website can appear identical to the real site…

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