Cyber 321: 13th January 2023

By |2023-01-13T10:16:37+00:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: cybersecurity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cyber 3-2-1: This week, there’s one for everyone in the audience, including the board of directors and anyone who relies on an IT MSP to manage their cloud systems. The two numbers this week remind us why invoice fraud is so rampant – Because that’s where the money is! The thing to think about this week? Take two minutes to find out your cybersecurity score.

Cyber 321: 6th January 2023

By |2023-01-06T08:08:41+00:00January 6th, 2023|Categories: cybersecurity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Cyber 3-2-1: Happy New Year. I know I’ve been talking a lot this week about how it’s not so happy for LastPass users, so I will not linger too much on that carnage for the moment. Instead, let’s talk about what Ukraine’s Cyber Police, the UK’s NCSC, and Ireland’s DPC have been up to while we’ve been eating too much chocolate.

Cyber 321: 7th October 2022

By |2022-10-07T07:30:22+01:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: cybersecurity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cyber 3-2-1: This month and last month, Ireland’s police, government and national cybersecurity agency have warned SMEs about the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. And yet executives and boards will continue to deliberately ignore this risk until their valuables have been stolen. This week’s action: You are choosing your own adventure. Make sure you are comfortable with your choice.

Cyber 321: 3rd December 2021

By |2021-12-03T09:02:10+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: cybersecurity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cyber 3-2-1: A Cyber Security Baseline Standard has just been published in Ireland, Bank of Ireland has been fined €24m for risks that never materialised, and. Ireland’s DPC tells us that If we have a complaint about a neighbour’s use of CCTV, we need to take it up with the courts. This week’s action: Review your Incident Response Plan.

Cyber 321: 14th July 2021

By |2022-02-10T11:44:44+00:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: cybersecurity|Tags: , , , , |

Cyber 3-2-1: Plain English cybersecurity advice in 3 articles, 2 statistics and 1 action. This week, my focus is on firms that sell software or services to other organisations. You need to realise what the cybercriminals already know and what your prospects (and their regulators) are becoming increasingly concerned about: You are the perfect stepping stone into your clients’ computer systems and you could be the weakest link in your their cybersecurity defences. It was demonstrated in the WannaCry attack of 2017, the SolarWinds attack of 2020, and this month’s Kaseya attack that has impacted up to 1500 businesses. This week’s action: Recognise that your suppliers are a risk to you, and you are a risk to your clients.

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