The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14th, with Saudi Arabia taking on the hosts in Moscow. Approximately 2.5 million tickets are sold for the month-long competition, with 53% of those being in the hands of fans from outside of Russia. After the initial excitement of the World Cup settles, every…

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Phishing is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.” Recently, this definition has begun to evolve as hackers move away from traditional phishing mediums like email, and towards…

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We attended the European Cyber Security (ECS) in London yesterday. In between meeting with a host of information security professionals, I got the opportunity to sit in on some great presentations. Cybersecurity culture The event kicked off with Bank of Ireland’s UK CISO, Flavius Plesu, and his talk on “Rethinking the Human Factor – The Importance of Building a…

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In the early years of the last decade, it became normal for employees to have access to the internet from their desktops. Businesses recognised the productivity benefits that the internet provided, but were conscious of the risks of granting unfettered access. They could foresee situations in which unrestricted internet access could be used to create…

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How to make sure your staff’s summer browsing doesn’t ruin your business The three things you need to be aware of, to keep you, your staff, and your company safe: Your staff are going to use free wifi hots spots when they are on holiday. Advising them to use encrypted and/or brand name access points…

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Make way for mobile. In 2016 280 million desktop or laptop computers shipped globally. The equivalent figure for smartphones was an amazing 1.5 billion. These figures highlight the fact that today’s personal computing platform of choice is mobile. And of course, the overwhelming number of these mobile devices are running either Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android operating systems….

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