The year 2020 has been particularly challenging as we are living in the middle of a pandemic, working from home or remotely which makes all of us an easy target for cyber-attacks and breaches. As October is the cybersecurity awareness month, we gathered a couple of tips and tricks from our cyber specialists to help you in the difficult mission of keeping your devices and your company cyber-safe.
Cybersecurity is the main concern for every company. It doesn’t require an enterprise to be big to be a potential target for a cyber-attack. Data shows that most of the attacks happen as a result of an end-user vulnerability or wrong actions. For example, 83 percent of global organisations experienced phishing attacks during 2018, according to Proofpoint, which analysed end-user responses to more than 130 million questions administered during email-security training over 14 months from January 2018.
Cybersecurity is an important topic in every organisation, it's a constant concern for IT leaders and it can be a headache for IT professionals in general. The end-users can be affected as well, as usually are the ones who tend to get trapped clicking where they shouldn’t and opening suspicious emails. So, why still so difficult to have a company culture focused on Cyber-safe actions and attitudes? The answer is Leadership.
Internet of Things is a way without coming back. According to Gartner, there are over 8 billion connected “things” in use today, and the figure will top 20 billion by 2020, including over 7 billion specifically for business use. As organisations embark on digital transformation projects, bringing IoT devices closer to users’ reality, a new cyber risk emerges. How to keep those devices safe and control the potential cyber attacks?
The first quarter of 2019 was busy for Cybersecurity professionals in general. Even though people are more aware of cyber-attacks and threats, crimes related to cybersecurity still on the rise and putting companies at risk. According to the last Risk Radar report released by Integrity 360, billions of compromised records, data leaks from cloud misconfigurations and record-setting cyber-threats were some of the main findings for the first period of the year. On the other hand, the lack of qualified professionals is not helping the situation either.
When it comes to Cybersecurity, blockchain might be one of the trendiest topics in 2018, it’s everywhere and it’s usually surrounded by loads of questions. Most of people might think that is all related to cryptocurrency, but in fact is much more than that. In this article we will try to clarify what is Blockchain and the main terminology you need to know, even though isn’t part of your daily routine.
According to research by Reuters.com, end-user awareness and training can reduce security-related risks by 45% to 70%. By ‘end user’ we mean all the staff at your company who simply use a computer or device to access company data or networks. That means huge reduction in security risks can be achieved by utilising our CyberSAFE training and you can avoid most of the common cyber security issues that affect the majority of companies. New Horizons Ireland has partnered with Logical Operations to provide the best course in security for your employees. The 4 hour training CyberSAFE (Securing Assets for the End User) is available and prepare the students to face all related problems that might happen.
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