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Cybercrime in the time of COVID-19

Over the past few weeks we have been witnessing an increased amount of malicious attempts as many threat actors have started to abuse the panic and discomfort of the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct specially crafted cyber attacks. Particularly, our SOCs have seen a significant spike in activity on Brute-Force attacks (authentication issues), attempts for exploits […]

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Cybercrime in the time of COVID-19

Over the past few weeks we have been witnessing an increased amount of malicious attempts as many threat actors have started to abuse the panic and discomfort of the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct specially crafted cyber attacks. Particularly, our SOCs have seen a significant spike in activity on Brute-Force attacks (authentication issues), attempts for exploits […]

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A Day In The Life Of A Pentester – Case Study

When it comes to performing a penetration test, one of the most important things is understanding how the application you are testing works. A pentester needs to know how it is used, all its functionalities and namely external libraries and what parts are custom-developed. In one of Smarttech247’s penetration testing engagements, we encountered an interesting […]

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The Importance of Data Classification

“Data classification is the process of categorizing data so organisations can understand what data they own, where it is located, what access controls are implemented and whether they are adhering to organisational measures and compliance regulations” In recent times, data classification has become a key component in numerous organisations’ data security procedures. Not only does […]

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A Letter Regarding COVID-19 from Smarttech247’s Management Team

The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Even in times like these, cybersecurity doesn’t stop and we have a mission to keep protecting our customers – as usual and with no interruption. […]

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Tips for ensuring your employees can securely work from home

As millions of workers log into work from home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, organisations need to make working from home seamless and secure. Here are Smarttech247’s top tips for working from home securely. Encrypt devices. When assigning laptops or other mobile devices to remote workers, encrypt hard drives to protect any data stored […]

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CISA Releases Test Tool for Citrix ADC CVE-2019-19781 Vulnerability

On 17/12/2019 Citrix released security bulletin CTX267027, announcing a vulnerability in Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC), formerly known as NetScaler ADC, and Citrix Gateway, formerly known as NetScaler Gateway that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Exploiting the flaw could allow an attacker to directly access the target firm’s local network without the need to […]

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Five Key Cybersecurity Trends For 2020

In 2019 we saw it all: supply chain attacks, phishing campaigns, breaches in all verticals and attacks on critical infrastructure. The most common point of entry is still email and the lack of user awareness continues to be a prevalent risk for any organisation. In the last years, we saw phish and whaling expanding from […]

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#BeCyberSmart: 5 Practical Tips For Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and what better way to participate than by sharpening your cyber security controls? Let’s take a look at 5 simple things you can do that will help you stay be more secure this October, and well into the future. 1.Start with the basics: Rethink your CSAT To have good […]

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Smarttech247 Extends Security Portfolio to Bring Cofense Anti-Phishing Solutions to Europe [Press Release]

Cork, Ireland – September 4, 2019: Smarttech247,  a multi-award winning managed security services organisation today announced its participation in the Cofense™ Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program. The mutually beneficial MSSP program complements Smarttech247’s expertise and managed IT services and will enable more organisations who might not otherwise have the internal resources to sustain a […]

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The EU Cybersecurity Act Enters into Force – Quick Facts

The EU Cybersecurity Act Enters Into Force. The European Union (EU) Cybersecurity Act establishes a new mandate for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and a European cybersecurity certification framework.  In order to scale up the EU’s response to cyber-attacks, improve cyber resilience and increase trust in the Digital Single Market, the EU Cybersecurity Act […]

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