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Stay Secure with the Business Continuity Voucher
On the 8th of April, the government of the Republic of Ireland launched a number of business supports to help companies through the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these supports is the Business Continuity Voucher, which is available through your Local Enterprise Office. This voucher is designed to help businesses within every sector that employ up to 50 people. This grant is used to pay for third party…
May 13, 2020
How Penetration Testing can assist your ISO 27001 project
ISO 27001 is one of the best-known management standards in the world becoming a common feature on many new supplier forms. Implementing ISO 27001 allows organisations to confidently say they have an Information Security Management System (ISMS) made up of a series of processes, documents, technology and people which is aligned to industry best practice. The core element of any ISO 27001 compliant…
May 06, 2020
Ransomware Attacks; an Unforgiving Evil
As highlighted in our previous blog “A world of remote workers - Every cyber criminal’s dream.” Cyber criminals are ramping up their attacks against organisations who are rushing to move their operations and staff online in reaction to the current Covid-19 pandemic. A spike in ransomware deployments was found during the first two weeks of April 2020. The ransomware attacked agencies such as…
April 29, 2020
Six Reasons to Conduct a Penetration Test
A penetration test, commonly known as a pen test, is an authorised and coordinated simulated attack on an organisations network and infrastructure. Secora Consulting’s penetration tests involve our experienced security consultants actively attempting to penetrate and exploit your organisation’s assets. Many of our clients who contact us and are new to penetration testing ask us, what are the main…
April 22, 2020
The importance of securing your remote workforce
With remote working looking like it is set to go on for the foreseeable future, it is imperative organisations take steps to understand how to secure their infrastructure from external threats and cyber attacks. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has been seen as an opportunity for many cybercriminals who are using misinformation and a sudden break from the norm to their advantage. One of the…
April 15, 2020
Zooms fall from grace highlights the importance of Application Testing
With organisations across the globe suddenly transitioning to remote workforces due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the demand for video conferencing applications has gone through the roof. One such video conferencing application which has made significant strides in new users and usage since the outbreak of Covid-19 is Zoom. However, this sudden surge in demand has shone a light on, and uncovered a…
April 08, 2020
A world of remote wokers - Every cyber criminals dream
In recent years, there has been a rise in organisations opting for a more flexible approach to working from home. Ensuring a strong cyber security posture is maintained with employees working remotely has always been a challenge. With the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) forcing many Irish organisations to adopt this policy at short notice, this challenge is now widely felt. It is well…
March 23, 2020