NUI Galway Data Breach – Lessons learned?

nui galway data breach

The NUI Galway data breach that was revealed this week is concerning. Particularly the initial reports about the breach, which weren’t very clear.

Read More

Vulnerable Shopping Carts lead to Credit Card breaches

Vulnerable Shopping Carts

You may have heard about the Ticketmaster data breach earlier this summer. You probably also have heard about the British Airways data breach at the start of this month. A new breach…

Read More

Eir laptop theft – could have been worse

The eir laptop theft that was revealed this week was pretty … actually … it was really bad and deeply embarrassing for eir. However details that emerged from the statement by…

Read More

Will your website be marked “Not Secure”?

be marked "Not Secure"

Starting next week, some websites will be marked “Not Secure”. This is because the Chrome browser will no longer be highlighting secure websites, but will instead highlight insecure websites. 

Read More

Is somebody else using your password?

Is somebody else using your password

Is somebody else using your password? If your password is “123456”, then absolutely yes. Nearly 21 million other accounts use that same password. But how about “Gobbledegook”? That password is…

Read More

Vulnerable Cisco Firewalls

vulnerable cisco

It emerged last week that a security researcher had made a very significant discovery, which showed that popular firewalls made by Cisco had a vulnerability that was scored a perfect…

Read More

Simple Security Planner tool for EVERYONE!

Security Planner

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…

Read More

Password Sharing = Data Breach

password sharing

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…

Read More

Quad9 – Safer addressing on the internet

Quad9 Safer Addressing

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…

Read More

Double check your security.

Double Check Security

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).

Read More

What Ophelia taught me about power.

Power cables

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…

Read More

Cloud Security is your responsibility.

cloud security

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…

Read More

Communication is vital after a disaster.

Communication is vital after a disaster

Maersk Line were one of the biggest victims of the Petya/NotPetya Ransomware worm that struck on 27th June 2017. Here are some details, in case you missed it. Two weeks…

Read More

Permission to spy on you?

Permission to spy on you

Most people have smart phones these days and of course smart phones really come into their own through the use of Apps. There seems to be an app for every…

Read More

Do you WannaCry? I didn’t think so.

Do you WannaCry?

I delayed this week’s blog, just to let some of the dust settle on the whole WannaCry (also known as WCry or WannaCrypt) furore and see if we can learn…

Read More