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IoT Botnets & DDoS Attacks

IoT Botnets & DDoS Attacks

November 2nd 2017

Just a year after Mirai - the biggest IoT-based malware that took down large portions of the internet impacted IP cameras and internet routers by simply exploiting their weak or default passwords. Security researchers are now warning of a brand new rapidly growing IoT botnet.

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Cyber Security Threats to Financial Institutions

Cyber Security Threats to Financial Institutions

October 24th 2017

Financial firms are big targets regarding cyber security attacks due to the sensitive data that these services hold about their customers. The finance industry has become very good at protecting their information from attacks but with a constantly evolving underworld of cyber criminality, firms cannot afford to let security take a backseat.

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How Do I Know If a Website Is Trustworthy?

How Do I Know If a Website Is Trustworthy?

September 15th 2017

When it comes to preventing unwanted intrusion online, it can be easy to fall prey to those looking to subvert your intentions. Online schemes, tricks, viruses, and robberies happen every day to both individuals and businesses alike.

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Five Reasons Why Financial Firms Need Data Backups

Five Reasons Why Financial Firms Need Data Backups

September 7th 2017

In the days of the Wild West, a heist on the local bank would only succeed if the criminals gained access to the money and jewels in the safe. These days it is a little more complicated. Financial institutions have much more to lose in the form of confidential and vital digital information.

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Financial Firms: Steer Clear of These Common Security Shortfalls

Financial Firms: Steer Clear of These Common Security Shortfalls

September 4th 2017

Financial firms are indeed quite rewarding targets for cyber criminals, should they successfully breach the security systems in place. Not only do these firms serve as a source of unlimited funds but also sensitive personal data that can be used in different ways to maximise the rewards. Security shortfalls in an increasingly digitised business environment, especially when it comes to financial services, can prove quite devastating. Let’s understand some of such common shortfalls firms are plagued by.

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What will GDPR mean to Irish Financial Services Companies?

What will GDPR mean to Irish Financial Services Companies?

August 1st 2017

We’re now in the countdown period to the introduction across the EU of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As we move towards May 2019, Irish financial service companies will be facing a period of intense work to comply with the regulation, along with continuing uncertainty over exactly what effects it will have.

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