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What is 2 Factor Authentication and What are the Benefits?

2 Factor Authentication or 2FA is a security measure that requires you to provide two separate pieces of information before you are granted access to an online service. In the past, it has been far too easy for hackers to obtain credentials and access your online services. By implementing 2FA you are telling the online service that you are in fact, who you claim to be.

2021-05-19T13:04:34+01:00May 19th, 2021|Data Protection, Security|Comments Off on What is 2 Factor Authentication and What are the Benefits?

3.2 Billion Email Credentials Leaked Online – How Do You Protect Your Credentials?

Earlier this month it was revealed that hackers now have access to over 3 billion emails and passwords. This is being called the largest data breach of all time and actually consists of a combination of smaller data breaches that have occurred over the past several years. Named the Compilation of All Breaches, or COMB

2021-02-18T08:45:58+00:00February 16th, 2021|Data Protection, Security|Comments Off on 3.2 Billion Email Credentials Leaked Online – How Do You Protect Your Credentials?

70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

The world most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. So what happens when this most valuable of assets is compromised or stolen? Would you pay to get it back or prevent its release to the wilds of the internet? Recent data suggests that 70% of enterprise ransomware attacks result in the criminals successfully eliciting payment from their victims.

2020-08-21T08:54:24+01:00August 20th, 2020|Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on 70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

I believe, however, that an element of complacency will set in with remote workers owing to the physical disconnect from HQ that will likely lead to many users and business falling victim to cybercriminals who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.

2020-03-26T11:04:01+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Data Protection, Remote Support, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Practically everyone has heard of or read about phishing emails and the reason we all know about them is that they just won’t go away. As far back as 2010, we were warning our clients about these malicious emails

2020-01-27T20:03:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

IDS Ireland Domain Name Scam

We have been contacted by a number of our customers seeking advice after receiving an email from an entity calling itself IDS Ireland soliciting them to buy a domain associated with their brand. The mail suggests that someone has requested to register your brand name with a .eu or .com address and they are offering you a first registration option for these domains. Back in January, many small businesses in Ireland received almost identical emails from what appears to be the same source but then calling itself DNS Ireland. The current website they are using is similar to the one they used back in January, with slightly different branding and a different business address.

2020-02-13T10:00:00+00:00November 21st, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on IDS Ireland Domain Name Scam

Don’t be tricked this Halloween. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Halloween is the one night of the year when ghosts and ghouls freely roam the streets, however in this brave new online world that we all inhabit scary stuff isn’t limited to a single day. Disguised as cyber threats, digital ghosts and ghouls are ever-present, waiting

2019-10-24T15:59:54+01:00October 24th, 2019|Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Don’t be tricked this Halloween. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence Recent research by leading cybersecurity firms such as SonicWall, McAfee and F-Secure has found that brute force attacks are now the preferred means of spreading ransomware however, phishing emails remain

2019-09-30T12:21:59+01:00September 30th, 2019|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Clicking on links accounts for 99% of all of email attacks

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Just over a year ago we published an article looking at how email is the number one threat vector and unfortunately this hasn’t changed. According to Danny Palmer of ZDNet, 99% of email attacks rely on the victims clicking on links. A very small number of attacks

2019-09-30T12:45:48+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on Clicking on links accounts for 99% of all of email attacks
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