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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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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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GDPR: A Year In Review

Introduction 2018 saw the introduction of the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation, a set of laws aimed at strengthening and unifying data protection laws across the European Union. The implementation of the GDPR led to stricter measures being required when processing the personal data of individuals based in the European Union. The months prior to […]

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Malware Review – TrickBot

Earlier this week, the Smarttech247 Security Operations Centres noticed unusual activity that related to the banking trojan TrickBot. An IP addressed was found to be doing large scale scanning campaign from the IP 130.185.250.51 being controlled out of Belize. The IP initially began scanning port 3389 and then NTP. While we are still unsure of […]

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Weekly Malware Review: Zeus Banking Trojan

This week at Smarttech247 our technical teams have been discussing Zeus, aka Zbot, a modular banking trojan which uses keystroke logging to compromise victims’ credentials when users visit a banking website. Zeus was first seen in 2007 and was made freely available to the public by its creator in 2011. Its objective? To steal banking […]

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Communicating Cybersecurity To Boards And Executives: 3 Key Tips

Cyberattacks can cost an organisation its reputation, its customers and a great deal of money, making CEOs and board members more accountable. Yet, research shows that a high percentage of corporate boards are not actively involved in cybersecurity oversight. Nonetheless, Gartner estimates by 2020, 100% of large enterprises will be asked to report to their […]

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Smarttech247 Wins 2019 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Security Solution in San Francisco

Press Release – February 12th Smarttech247, a leader in managed cyber security solutions, is pleased to announce that we’ve earned a 2019 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Security Solution. Revealed at the IBM PartnerWorld at Think conference in San Francisco, California on February 11, 2019, we were selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts […]

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GDPR for Start-ups: Practical Steps To Compliance

It is a very common misconception that the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) applies to only large, multinational organisations. Contrary to popular belief, GDPR does not depend on the number of people employed within your organisation, it considers the data you are processing, the reason you are processing and what risk does this processing ascertain […]

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5 Common Misconceptions About GDPR And Why They Can Hurt Your Business

From the outset, many misconceptions about the General Data Protection Regulation have arisen; from ‘it is IT’s problem’ right up to ‘it’s the next Y2K’. Although it has only been a few months since the implementation of the regulation, many misconceptions continue to arise on a regular basis. Over the past few weeks, Smarttech247 has […]

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Where is our Data Going ?

Oxford University recently conducted a survey on over one million Android apps and the results revealed significant harvesting of user data. In fact, over 90% of the app’s transferred user data back to Google. In this study, approximately a third of the apps available in Google’s Play Store were examined and it was found that […]

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2018 in Review: Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks That Made The Headlines

Compared to 2017, when WannaCry, Non-Petya and a host of other damaging cyber-attacks occurred, a significant difference can be observed in the severity and number of cyber-attacks that have happened so far in 2018. Although the number of total breaches is lower in 2018 (so far) than 2017, the overall trend continues to show more […]

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