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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Cyber Incident Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected cybersecurity, network defence and incident response operations. Security Incident Response teams have had to adjust as malicious threat actors have attempted to use the pandemic to their advantage. Threats to end-users have also changed in this new telework-focused environment. Many organisations have become more reliant on potentially unsecure networks, […]

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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Cyber Incident Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected cybersecurity, network defence and incident response operations. Security Incident Response teams have had to adjust as malicious threat actors have attempted to use the pandemic to their advantage. Threats to end-users have also changed in this new telework-focused environment. Many organisations have become more reliant on potentially unsecure networks, […]

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[Press release] Smarttech247 Achieves Cyber Essentials Scheme Security Accreditation

London, 28 October 2020 – Smarttech247, a global cybersecurity company has achieved the requirements of the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme. The Cyber Essentials scheme has been developed by Government and industry to provide a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats. Through the Assurance […]

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Malware and cyber threats are constantly evolving. Are you?

As we race to keep up with the pace of new technology and meet the demands of the cyber security industry, it’s becoming clear that organisations need a workforce of passionate, forward-thinking people to face up to the challenge. While ransomware may be our biggest threat in 2020, security leaders have more to look out […]

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Compliant or Non-Compliant? The Importance of Regular GDPR Audits

Maintaining GDPR compliance is not a straightforward task for many organisations and requires input and effort from every member of the organisation, regardless of their role. Non-compliance is not an option and one minor oversight can result to heavy fines (penalties of up to the higher of 20 million euro and 4% of global turnover), revenue loss, lawsuits and reputational damage for the whole organisation. Assessing your level of GDPR compliance, therefore, is a critical step in ensuring that all personal data within the organisation is […]

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Smarttech247 Offers Free Cyber Security Reviews for Credit Unions During Pandemic [Press Release]

Article from PRNewswire.com, Oct. 14 2020 Unprecedented migrations to remote workforces, network changes, and new devices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in new cyber challenges for Credit Unions in North America. The global leader in cybersecurity solutions for the fintech sector, Smarttech247 today announced free confidential and comprehensive IT Security Reviews […]

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CTO Smarttech247 Andy Grzess builds threat Intelligence group together with Cyber Ireland

A new Zero-Day vulnerability is discovered each week exposing billions of network devices to critical system weaknesses that are usually left unidentified. As security threats steadily increase in volume and sophistication, it is becoming more challenging for organisations and IT departments to identify the most serious ones. Users must correlate threat information from multiple sources […]

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Improving cybersecurity for the workforce of the future

Many organisations continue to have employees working from home, but have they strengthened their cybersecurity efforts to better equip and protect their employees and their valuable data? Cybercriminals have shown us that they thrive when disaster hits, which provides them with opportunities to target individuals researching information on the internet. Users are now already 3 […]

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Cloud Misconfigurations: A Growing Security Threat

Cloud infrastructure, often referred to as IaaS (infrastructure as a service), has been adopted by the numerous organisations worldwide. Cloud infrastructure has many benefits including flexibility and agility but with that it also has its vulnerabilities and risks. One such vulnerability is cloud misconfiguration, which is becoming a prevalent source of risk for organisations. According […]

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Ransomware: A Threat to Life, Education and National Security

Since the global onset of COVID-19 this year, cybercrime heights have soared. In a recent PWC report, almost 80% of Irish companies are struggling to keep up with the complexity of evolving cyber threats. Not only has the attack surface massively expanded but cybercriminals have leveraged the pandemic by sending out various ransomware attacks that […]

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What does cyber crime look like during COVID-19?

Since 2020 began, we have been witnessing an increased amount of malicious attempts as many threat actors have abused the panic and discomfort of the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct specially crafted cyber attacks. Here are the top 10 interesting cyber statistics and trends that have come from the global pandemic in recent months: Email scams […]

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