Cyber 321: 22nd April 2022

Cyber 3-2-1: DeFi enabled the perfect crime, CISA discovered cyber sabotage tools aimed at US energy sector, and a reminder that we need to keep all software up to date, not just Windows. This week’s action: Tell your staff about the brands the bad guys love.

Cyber 321: 1st April 2022

Cyber 3-2-1: The White House advises us all to act now to protect against cyberattacks. A HubSpot breach may have exposed the customer information of crypto firms. And why you should be using a password manager. This week’s action: When your staff are suspicious, make sure they can get a second opinion.

Cyber 321: 25th March 2022

Cyber 3-2-1: A UK law firm has been fined 98k for not having appropriate security controls to prevent a ransomware attack. A South African insurance firm’s password is no match for cyber attackers who gained access to the data of 54 million customers. And 75% of Irish consumers are concerned about security when they shop online, but only 4% of Irish SME’s have trained their staff in cybersecurity best practice. This week’s action: Don’t be the 96%: Train, test and support your staff.

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Cyber 321: 17th December 2021

Cyber 3-2-1: A report explains why the HSE attack was not sophisticated. The UK’s NCSC explains why the most severe computer vulnerability in years may have identified this week. And I ask why so little of your security budget is invested in improving your defences against more than 90% of attacks. This week’s action: Security is not just about technology. It’s about humans. Invest in your human defences.

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Cyber 321: 30th July 2021

Cyber 3-2-1: Plain English cybersecurity advice in 3 articles, 2 statistics and 1 action, including how ransomware is not just about backups, how Connecticut is incentivising firms to improve their cybersecurity defences, and why Human Intelligence still beats the tech. This week’s action: Hug your staff.

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Cyber 321: 11th June 2021

Cyber 3-2-1: Plain English cybersecurity advice in 3 articles, 2 statistics and 1 action. This week is dominated by the various findings of the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report. For 50% of firms, could the cost of cybersecurity risk really be less than €3.5k per annum? In other news, the 5 key things the White House recommends you do to defend against ransomware, and the one thing they did not mention. And finally, why professional services firms are targeted by cyber criminals. This week’s action: Check my maths, and check your numbers.

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