Cyber Security Threats: Implications for Irish Fund Boards and Managers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans This briefing assesses the potential impact of cyber-attacks, particularly in the context of the asset management industry in Ireland, and provides guidance for fund boards and managers regarding the appropriate procedures and systems that should be in place to adequately The…

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Understanding Hidden Threats: Rootkits and Botnets

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans What are rootkits and botnets? A rootkit is a piece of software that can be installed and hidden on your computer without your knowledge. It may be included in a larger software package or installed by an attacker who has been…

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Former hacker warns AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference of growing threats

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Behind the scenes hackers and con artists (‘black hat hackers’) are working hard to steal companies’ confidential information. Yet, most of us are unaware of the scale or new innovative levels of deception that are being evolved by criminal hackers. This…

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Security Threats Hiding In Plain Sight

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans IT professionals would rather manage external threats than worry about insiders, a recent survey by Soha finds. But singular focus when it comes to security can end up being a costly mistake. Data breaches have become so common that it’s easy…

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Hackers rake in $100000 from companies by making fake DDoS threats

A hacker group claiming to be the Armada Collective, known for its extortion rackets, has taken cybercrime to new levels. The hacker group has duped companies into paying $100,000 (£68,628) by sending them emails with fake threats of launching a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. In just two months,…

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The biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday threats for retailers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Security isn’t only being breached by the one threat; hundreds if not thousands of hackers are attacking companies simultaneously, which can cause a business’ IT infrastructure to collapse under pressure. Enterprises must ensure they have appropriate security in place, which can…

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