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You probably can’t have missed the reports about the cyber-Armageddon that are circulating today. Two very significant vulnerabilities have been found in the processor chips that are used by nearly every single computer, tablet, phone and smart toaster.
So what will 2018 bring to us all in the areas of cyber security and data privacy/protection? I had a go at this predicting thing last year and you can see how I got on here.
I don’t see many people who make predictions for the coming year actually come back to review what they predicted. I’m not one of those though, so here is my review. I’ve included the original text below in blue, but the full article for my 2017 predictions is here.
I love it when I get to tell people about another great security tool. This simple Security Planner tool is another FREE resource that can really help protect you, your loved ones, your friends and co-workers.
Something new for us this time. A short video blog. This showing 6 examples of a data breach under the GDPR. The 6 examples are: A Lost or Stolen Laptop Sending e-mail to the wrong person. Disposal of confidential papers. Sharing of a password. Allowing copying of files to USB memory keys. Sending an e-mail…
I saw the tweet below about password sharing from Nadine Dorries, currently a British MP and initially thought “That’s not a good idea. This person needs to receive some security awareness training.” I even have a commandment for it.
I sometimes grow weary of the never ending stories of the bad guys being successful. Quad9 is a free Domain Name Service (DNS) from the good guys that should make life safer for everyone.
I received a dodgy e-mail on my personal account yesterday. I’m surprised the GMail spam filters didn’t catch it and flag it for me. Like last weeks story, this message looked kinda plausible.
There is an easy double check that you can implement which will offer you excellent protection. It is called two factor authentication (or two step verification).
You may not have heard about this, as it emerged on Sunday. There was a data breach relating to Heathrow Airport. A fully accessible USB memory stick was found on a London street.
Hurricane Ophelia came to Ireland this week and caused quite a lot of damage across the country. Trees were blown down. Roofs were ripped off. The electrical power supply grid was widely disrupted. The area where my office is, had no power for over 48 hours.
I’ve received the first malicious e-mail as a result of a compromised Yahoo! e-mail account. I’ve warned the individual and hopefully he still has control of the account and can secure it again.
If you had a Yahoo!, BT or Sky e-mail account (also AT&T, Frontier.com and Rogers) back in 2013, well you are definitely part of the latest and greatest Yahoo breach.
The Deloitte breach that was revealed by the Guardian last week was incredibly embarrassing for the firm. They have been named Gartner’s No. 1 Security Consultancy for 5 years in a row 😳.
I see a read a lot of cyber security stories and nothing surprises me any more. I constantly see stories about breaches and phishing. Now I turn my jaundiced eye on cloud security.
We are an Irish IT Security Consultancy, founded in 2016. We have over 27 years of experience working in IT. Our founder, Liam Lynch, has an inherent ability when it comes to security, both physical and digital. It can be best described by altering the catchphrase of Cole Sear, the child in the movie The Sixth Sense, “I see security!"
Liam has worked with a number of companies over the years. From small operations to large corporations. He found that, in spite of massive expenditure on technological security solutions, these can all be thwarted by "Fred" in accounting opening an “invoice” (i.e. evil software) in an e-mail which has sneaked past all of the filters, firewalls and anti-virus.
Liam thought there had to be a better way, as he would be very unlikely to fall for such a scam. After all he's not paranoid … he knows they are all out to get him! He knows what the threats are out there and how to spot them and protect himself from them. So he spent months working on developing the most comprehensive Security Awareness and Internet Safety Training on the market. He can relate this knowledge to people of any ability and get them to learn how they can protect themselves, the businesses they work for and their families.
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