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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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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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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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