Following the emergence of the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data sharing scandal earlier this year, the issue of understanding where and how our data is being accessed has become even more prominent for both individuals and organizations alike. This concern has especially increased for many companies operating Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, allowing employees…

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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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Delta Partners place vote of confidence in mobile cybersecurity firm Blackrock, Dublin: Corrata, a Dublin-based mobile cybersecurity startup, announced today that it has raised €1.3m through a financing round lead by leading European venture fund Delta Partners. A number of angel investors also participated in the round. Corrata has developed a breakthrough technology for protecting…

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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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GDPR and End-Point Security

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on May 25th, is the greatest update to data protection ever seen, and companies are said to be moving hastily to ensure that they are GDPR compliant by the deadline. This doesn’t just include companies that use customer data; the handling of the private information…

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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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SMS, social media and apps leave enterprise employees exposed to phishing attacks   Every security professional is fully aware of the prevalence and danger of mobile phishing.  It remains one of the most powerful cybersecurity threats faced by organizations worldwide.  The authoritative Verizon Data Breach report for 2017 noted that phishing was involved in 95%…

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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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