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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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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