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Creating a Password Security Policy for Your Organisation

Password protection has been a main focus in cyber security education for almost as long as computers have been around. Passwords can be seen as the keys to the kingdom when it comes to an organisation's IT assets. When it comes to any physical assets, many organisations require employees to access their facilities using a key or key card. They have any open areas or vulnerable spaces monitored by…

The Top 5 Cyber Security Risks for Remote Employees

Remote working, whether full time or on a hybrid basis, can give cyber criminals the opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities in a more widespread fashion, if the correct security controls aren’t in place or are misconfigured. Cyber security incidents when remote working was a factor cost organisations €910,000 more than the average cost of a data breach at €3.62 million.  Additionally, the time it…

A Robust Cyber Security Framework for Credit Unions

We welcome the opportunity for you to learn more about how we can help you prepare for and align to the Central Banks IT security expectations. When you partner with us, we will provide your Credit Union with a bespoke independent third-party verification framework to ensure you comply with the Central Bank’s IT Governance and Risk Management requirements. Our framework is tailored to each Credit…

Secure Your Organisations Remote Workforce

Last week, Leo Varadkar - Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, published the results of a public consultation on a legal framework that allows employees the right to request to work remotely. The legislation, aims to strengthen the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in regards to remote working. It will also set out a clear framework to facilitate remote work and…

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…

How to create a Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) Plan

What is Cyber Security Incident Response? 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. Why is a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan Important for Your Organisation? In any business, data breaches and cyber attacks are inevitable. It's the speed in which you react to the…

Does My Business Need A Vulnerability Assessment?

What is 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…

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…

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