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The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is the senior-level role that oversees the development, implementation, and operation of the organisation’s security program. The CISO works with other senior management to align security initiatives with the overall business objectives and to manage risks that may threaten the organisation achieving its goals. Filling a CISO role can be challenging for many organisations. A vCISO can be the answer, but finding the right vCISO is essential.  Cybersecurity is a top priority for organisations. The frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks have increased business risk. Specialist

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau (GNCCB) have warned small and medium sized business owners of an increased threat of ransomware. Previously, ransomware groups have focused on larger organisations in the past, but are now increasingly targeting SMEs instead.   In an article published by Enterprise Nation Fabio Cerullo explains what ransomware is, the damage it can do, and the measures companies should take to protect themselves. Read the full article here >>

Effective November 1, 2022, several changes will be made to the SSCP exam. The SSCP exam will be available in four additional languages. Currently, the SSCP exam is available in English and Japanese and will also be offered in Chinese, Korean, German and Spanish from November 2022. The length of the SSCP exam is also changing as an additional 25 pre-test (unscored) items will be added to the exams in all languages. The additional 25 pretest items are evaluated for inclusion as operational (scored) items in future exams, however, as these

As part of the Enterprise Nation Go and Grow Online Series, Richard Nealon delivered a session called “Five ways to manage your business cybersecurity”.  Designed to address the needs of small business owners, the presentation explains the actions needed to manage cybersecurity effectively by taking the approach that is right for your business. Click here to watch the presentation   Learn more about these five ways to manage your business cybersecurity:​ Taking a risk based approach; Ensuring a culture fit; Thinking smart; Implementing comprehensive controls; Validation.   About Richard Nealon In this Go and Grow session,

Digital transformation enables businesses to build competitive advantage and drive growth. By using digital technologies, businesses can increase productivity, improve efficiency, and enhance customer experiences. The Enterprise Ireland Digital Discovery Grant supports companies to complete a cybersecurity strategy review to secure their digital transition.  With digital transformation comes greater risk The threat of cyberattacks increases with the use of digital technologies. Therefore, it is essential that organisations develop a cybersecurity strategy that aligns with their business goals in order to protect critical assets, information, and operations.  One of the key focus areas

In this article we look at the role PCI DSS Compliance plays in securing payment card information and what is required to be compliant with the standard. What is PCI DSS Compliance? PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of standards developed to protect cardholder information from misuse and fraud. The standard was developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, made up of American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa, in response to the growth of payment card fraud. Any organisation that accepts payment cards or

Effective August 1, 2022, several changes will be made to the CCSP exam. The CCSP exam will be available in four additional languages. Currently, the CCSP exam is available in English and Japanese and will also be offered in Chinese, Korean, German and Spanish from August 2022. The length of the CCSP exam is also changing as an additional 25 pre-test (unscored) items will be added to the exams in all languages. The additional 25 pretest items are evaluated for inclusion as operational (scored) items in future exams, however, as these

Fortinet partnered with Cybersecurity Insiders to produce the 2022 Cloud Security Report. More that 800 cybersecurity professionals from a range of industries around the world were surveyed. The results provide insights into how the cloud is being used, the challenges it poses and how threats are being responded to. Key insights from the report include - 39% of organisations are pursuing a hybrid strategy with 33% opting for multi-cloud to integrate multiple services Organisations continue to transition to the cloud with 39% of respondents having more than half of their workload

The State of the Cyber Security Sector in Ireland 2022 report outlines the size and make-up of Ireland’s cyber security sector. By assessing its economic contribution to the economy, the key findings in the report form the basis of future recommendations and policies within Cyber Ireland. The key findings include – There are 7,351 professionals employed in the cybersecurity in Ireland 489 firms in Ireland offer cybersecurity products or services or employ staff in internal cyber security operations One third of the firms offer dedicated cybersecurity services (not part of a