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Cyber Hygiene Basics - Top Tips to Improve Your Cyber Security Posture

What is Cyber Hygiene? Cyber hygiene is a term that refers to improving your practices and technologies to stay safer online. With businesses growing their online presence, cyber hygiene is more important than ever. Here are some simple ways in which you can strengthen your cyber hygiene: Create Strong Passwords Passwords have been a key focus in cyber security education for almost as long as…

Ransomware Attack Leads to Fatality

A ransomware attack on the University Hospital of Dusseldorf (UKD) was reported to have a fatal outcome last week. German authorities revealed that the ransomware attack caused a failure of the hospital's IT systems, which resulted in a woman who needed urgent care tragically passing away while being transferred to another hospital 20 miles away for treatment. It is believed the attack exploited a…

Key Steps for SMEs to Securely Live with COVID-19

With Ireland’s new 5 level plan for living with COVID-19 now in effect, it has become apparent people are being advised to work from home where possible for at least the next 6 months. The entire country is currently on Level 2 which states in relation to work that you are advised to only attend work for essential on-site meetings, inductions and training. In all other instances, you should work…

Effectively Manage Risk Within Your Credit Union

To coincide with our sponsorship of the CUMACon Autumn Conference, Secora Consulting is delighted to announce the launch of our bespoke IT Security Framework for credit unions. Our tailored framework will assist credit unions' with aligning with the Central Banks requirements regarding IT Governance and Risk Management. We will provide your credit union with a bespoke independent third party…

Back to School Bedlam for the University of Utah

As we enter into the end of August/start of September, a lot of us are concerned with our children going back to school. Even without the current COVID restrictions, parents have plenty on their plate: school supplies, books and a plethora of other tasks that need to be tended to. On the other hand, teachers and lecturers now find themselves returning to a familiar environment with some unfamiliar…

6 Tips and Tricks to Spot a Phishing Email

A report released by INTERPOL in early August shows that phishing has accounted for 59% of cyberattacks exploiting fears around COVID-19 in the first four months of 2020. It is no secret that COVID-19 has been seen as an opportunity by many cybercriminals to conduct phishing attacks. Criminals are using the confusion and misinformation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic to their benefit. We…

4 Reasons Why You Should Secure Your Website

Since the Covid-19 Pandemic arrived on Ireland’s shores it has caused major disruption to life as we knew it. A nationwide lockdown forced many businesses to close their doors to customers effectively shutting sources of revenue. However, as a nation, we reacted and adapted to this new way of life with a level of efficiency that certainly makes me proud to be Irish. Many Irish businesses have…

Garmin Run Into Major Ransomware Problem

On Thursday 23rd July, hackers hit the American GPS and fitness giant Garmin with a ransomware attack which took many of their systems offline for more than 5 days. Website functions, customer support, customer-facing applications and company communications were all interrupted by the attack. This included the flyGarmin and Garmin Pilot app both suffered days-long outages. On a less impactful but…

Incident Response - It's How Quickly You Can Recover From a Breach That Matters

As discussed in the first blog of this series, when going through our recent rebranding process our team took a long hard look at the list of services we offered. On the back of this, we decided to sort our services into a more coherent structure to make it easier for clients to understand which service is right for them. Today, we take a closer look at our Incident Response service line. This…

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