With the start of the new year underway, we are honored to welcome the appointment of Dr. Mark Hughes as an advisor to the Corrata board.  Mark is one of the world’s leading machine learning practitioners.  In addition to his academic work, Mark has, among other things,  lead United Health’s Machine Learning Lab and worked as a senior researcher in IBM’s…

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Two of the biggest stories in cyber security in 2017 were the discovery of critical flaws in the security of two widely used technologies.  In September researchers disclosed the discovery of Bluebourne, a Bluetooth based attack vector which makes it possible to steal data from almost any Bluetooth enabled device.  In October, the announcement that…

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We’re delighted to announce that Corrata has been shortlisted for a Technology Ireland Award in the category of  Emerging Company of the Year.  Having already won Tech Startup of the Year 2017 and having recently been shortlisted for the Startup Europe Awards, it is with great pride that we find ourselves achieving further recognition.   This latest acknowledgement is…

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Today’s Mobile Threat Landscape

Unusually for such a world-changing event, we can pinpoint the exact moment when the smartphone revolution began.  It was at 9:47 am Pacific Standard Time on 9 January 2007 that Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone.  To industry vendors such as Nokia or Blackberry, the fact that it didn’t have 3G radio meant that it wasn’t…

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For a cybersecurity perspective, today’s dominant mobile operating systems have considerable advantages over legacy desktop systems.  Application isolation means that applications are restricted from interfering with the behavior or data of other applications and have highly restricted access to underlying system functions.  The app store software distribution model means that by default applications and their…

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We’re delighted to report that we’ve been shortlisted for the StartUp Europe Cybersecurity award.  Dubbed ‘the Eurovision for Startups’ the Startup Europe awards are are an initiative of the European Commission and Finnova Foundation.  The awards are designed to support the development of European businesses that can scale their services and products at a global…

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So what is Krack? This week a researcher at the Belgian university KU Leuven revealed that he had discovered a previously unknown vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol.  The vulnerability, dupped KRACK,  would allow a hacker to intercept traffic passing between any device (phone, tablet, laptop, IOT device etc) and a Wi-Fi access point….

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Google’s Verify Apps API

Google recently announced the availability of a new security API for Android. The new ‘SafetyNet Verify Apps API will enable developers to query whether an Android device is protected by Google Verify Apps’ anti-virus software. The API will also make it possible to identify any potentially harmful apps installed on the device.   Google Verify Apps…

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Why Facebook Watch could be a problem for your company’s data usage policies Facebook has now opened up its Watch Tab for original video content to everyone in the US. While it’s not going to rival YouTube or Netflix anytime soon, it is still going to be something that you can be sure your employees…

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