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Log4Shell Vulnerability Affecting Millions of Organisations

Log4Shell, dubbed as the most critical vulnerability discovered in the last decade, was disclosed on Friday 10th December and has quickly become weaponized by malicious hackers. The Zero-day vulnerability, which was uncovered in an open source logging tool, poses a serious risk to the security and integrity of data and has received a rating of 10 on the CVSS scale.  If exploited, the vulnerability…

Secora Consulting appoints new Director of Advisory Services

Secora Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Crowley as Director of Advisory Services. Sean joins Secora from BSI where he spent six years in a number of senior roles, most recently as Practice Manager in the Consulting Services division. Prior to this, Sean spent almost a decade in the Financial Services sector in a number of roles including Security, Audit and Electronic…

How Start-ups and Small Businesses can mitigate common Cyber Attacks

Cyber-attacks have been significantly increasing in recent years and are predicted to cost $6 trillion by the end of 2021. The stark reality is that start-ups and small businesses are the most susceptible group to these cyber-attacks due to resource and financial constraints. The increasing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks means that it is more important than ever that you do what you can…

Top 5 Cyber Security Tips For Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The countdown to Black Friday and Cyber Monday has begun. No doubt your work and private email accounts are already filling up with emails reminding you about upcoming sales and pre-sale announcements on everything from apps to plugins and from TVs to shoes. At this time of year, it is not just online stores that are gearing up to benefit from the sales. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also…

The Plight of Passwords

Passwords and security foibles are a tale as old as time. One of our first records of this comes from the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. In the story, Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, overhears a group of thieves as they approach a cave sealed with a massive stone. He listens closely, and discovers that the thieves utter a password before entering; “open sesame”. Ali Baba proceeds to use…

Top Cyber Security Threats to Financial Service Providers

Organisations within the financial services sector are at a high risk of cyber security attacks. This is primarily due to the large amount of highly sensitive, personally identifiable data collected, managed and stored on their systems.  The financial services sector arguably holds the most personally identifiable information (PII) than any other sector. From sensitive customer information, credit…

10% Off Your Next Project with Secora Consulting

Cyber attacks are on the rise and are quickly becoming more consistent and sophisticated. Whether you run a small business or a large multinational organisation, cyber security cannot be ignored. No organisation is too small, too large or too insignificant to escape the attention of cyber criminals.   In this ever evolving cyber threat landscape, the key to becoming cyber secure is to first…

Protecting Your Organisation From Social Engineering Attacks

When most people think of hackers, their minds immediately turn to the hoodie sporting loner, firing off high tech exploits to bring multinationals to their knees. But often, the most simple and effective tool in the arsenal of any hacker is that of social engineering. Verizon's yearly data breach investigations report concluded that 85% of data breaches involved a human element. In today’s blog…

Anatomy Of A Ransomware Attack

There is a notable increase in ransomware attacks within the last 12 months, with numerous organisations such as the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and Miami-based IT management company Kaseya both being targeted. Successful ransomware attacks often lead to financial gains for attackers. As rewards can be large, ransomware continues to evolve, becoming more advanced.  However, the more we…

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