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Insights on ISO27701 – An extension to ISO27001

What is ISO27701? The main aim of ISO27701 is to fill the assurance gap and provide an international approach to data protection as an extension of information security. It provides guidance for organizations looking to put in place systems to support compliance with GDPR and other data privacy requirements. As organizations work to continue to […]

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Insights on ISO27701 – An extension to ISO27001

What is ISO27701? The main aim of ISO27701 is to fill the assurance gap and provide an international approach to data protection as an extension of information security. It provides guidance for organizations looking to put in place systems to support compliance with GDPR and other data privacy requirements. As organizations work to continue to […]

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The Latest Updates On Critical Ransomware Threats

Updates 22nd July 2021 The number of organisations impacted by ransomware globally has more than doubled in the first half of 2021 compared with 2020 and it is showing no sign of slowing down. With ransomware attacks being extremely lucrative for threat actors, it is no surprise that a lot of the most well-organised gangs […]

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Critical Zero-day vulnerabilities identified for Microsoft Products

It has been a hectic week for Windows users, administrators and security teams. The zero-day vulnerability impacting the Windows print spooler has been named PrintNightmare. It is a vulnerability that can ultimately lead to an attacker taking remote control of an affected system. On July 1st, a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit related to a remote code […]

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Smarttech247 Awarded Multi-Year Contract For Managed Cyber Security Services

LONDON, June 24, 2021, Smarttech247, a cybersecurity leader announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract for managed cyber security services in the European and North American manufacturing sector. The contract was awarded to support strategic cyber security initiatives and ensure compliance to the latest industry regulated cyber security standards. The deal will see […]

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Smarttech247 Researcher Discovers Zero-Day Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin

Smarttech247 Offensive Security Senior Researcher, Rafal Goryl discovered an A1 class: SQL injection vulnerability in the GeoDirectory Location Manager plug-in for WordPress – affecting over 10,000 businesses that have installed this plug-in globally. A zero-day vulnerability is a software security bug that is publicly disclosed and has not yet been patched by the vendor. This […]

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How to Prevent Ransomware Spreading Via Active Directory

Ransomware damages from cybercrime are expected to hit $6 trillion by the end of 2021, up from $20 billion in 2020 and $11.5 billion in 2019. The number of ransomware attacks will not only increase but we will see new forms of it with more sophistication and disruption than ever.   Hackers are constantly evolving their […]

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Make strong password management a priority

Good password hygiene mitigates risk According to research, the majority of people use simple and easy-to-remember passwords because it is convenient. You must remember that if a password is easy for you to remember then it is easy for a hacker to crack and therefore leaves you highly vulnerable to a data breach. NordPass’s 200 […]

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Cybercriminals are abusing Excel to distribute malware

Threat actors are increasingly adopting Excel 4.0 documents as an initial stage vector to distribute malware such as ZLoader and Quakbot. A macro is a series of commands that you can use to automate a repeated task, and can be run when you have to perform the task. However, there are risks involved when you […]

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Smarttech247 Cyber Threat Reports

Threat Reports are reports created by Smarttech247 based on high and critical severity vulnerabilities that may have a high potential to be exploited in the wild i.e. vulnerabilities that are present in most used products by companies and do not have an auto-update option or they are usually not automatically updated in case that could […]

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Conti Ransomware: Facts, Figures and Advice

On Friday, 14th May, Conti ransomware hit the HSE (Health Service Executive) forcing them to shut down all of their IT systems, which still remain down as of today, Monday, 17th May. The outage has led to widespread disruption in Ireland’s healthcare system causing limited access to diagnostics and medical records and slow response times. […]

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