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Returning to the office - Our cybersecurity To-Do List

As the Irish roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions is accelerated and reduced from 5 phases to 4, many organisations will start planning how they can safely reopen offices. As of Monday 8th of June, we entered Phase 2, which states that although more people can return to work, working from home remains the message for those of us who can. If all goes according to plan, we will enter Phase 4 on…

June 11, 2020

The importance of Penetration Testing for your PCI DSS compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted information security standard intended to optimise the security of credit and debit card transactions. It is mandated by all the major card brands but implemented by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. This standard was put in place to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information…

June 03, 2020

Photographs taken during lockdown - The world is beautiful

For those of you who don’t know the lockdown restrictions in Ireland, lockdown started on the 12th March with travel restrictions being imposed on the 27th March, meaning individuals could not travel outside a 2km radius from their front door. This was in place until 5th May when the 2km limit was increased to 5km. Note: There were certain exceptions, for example, if you live further than 2/5km…

May 27, 2020

EasyJet data breach affects 9 million customers

Another airline made headlines this week, however this time the story wasn’t related to the COVID-19 pandemic. EasyJet, one of the U.K.’s largest airlines admitted this week that they were subject of a cyber-attack from a highly sophisticated source   EasyJet explained that they initially became aware of this attack in late January and have since carried out a thorough forensic investigation to…

May 22, 2020

Key steps to protect your remote workforce

This week, to the relief of many people, Ireland entered the first phase of our five-stage plan for easing COVID-19 restrictions. Although we have finally reached the beginning of our journey back to ‘normal’, looking at the government’s roadmap it seems organisations will have to adhere to Work-from-Home policies where possible until at least August. Secora Consulting was founded with remote…

May 20, 2020

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

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