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AI – the war of the algorithms

2019-05-07T10:10:24+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection|

Thanks to the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook, the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become more widespread than ever before. Defined as a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behaviour in computers, AI promises all sorts from self-driving cars and smart home appliances to robot “employees”. As algorithms become increasingly [...]

IT Security – is the glass half full or half empty?

2019-03-27T20:02:26+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Cloud|

There is no doubt that IT Security has evolved over the last few years, but has it improved? Is it even possible to prevent cyber attacks from occurring? Or are data breaches inevitable? IT Security is a constant battle, which is just as much about managing the subsequent fallout as having the right preventative methods [...]

Keeping your organisation safe in the age of remote working

2019-02-01T10:01:49+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Data Protection|

Recent years have seen an increasing number of businesses turn towards more flexible and remote ways of working, thanks to ever-improving network capabilities and changing attitudes in the workplace. And this upward trajectory is only set to continue over the next year, with the Office of National Statistics expecting half of the UK workforce to [...]

What this year is predicted to bring the cyber security world

2019-01-14T17:27:04+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The cyber security world saw an increased number of breaches of major corporate systems in 2018, with many well-known organisations such as Amazon, Facebook, Adidas and Delta Airlines suffering significant breaches. In 2019, breaches will inevitably still be a part of the threat landscape, with cyber attackers becoming increasingly sophisticated and adding new methods to [...]

A round-up of our time at Cyber Expo Ireland 2018

2018-12-14T12:11:01+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We attended Cyber Expo Ireland 2018 last month, a one-day Expo which brings together leading cyber professionals and provides them with a platform to share newfound knowledge on mitigating rising security risks. Organisers Renaissance, Ireland’s leading data security distributor, put in a lot of hard work to organise the event, and it clearly showed. Having [...]

Burning Tree launch Asure in Ireland

2018-11-23T15:12:42+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Data Protection|

The 28th November sees the return of the popular Cyber Expo Ireland, welcoming more than 1000 delegates from the world of cyber security. With cyber attacks becoming more prevalent, companies are looking for easy and reliable ways to protect their business; this collection of industry experts, thought leaders, end users and vendors, brings about some [...]

How to protect your company assets in a changing threat landscape

2018-11-09T16:43:24+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Data Protection, Digital Transformation, Identity Access Management|

Malicious actors are using increasingly sophisticated approaches to target businesses, leading some organisations to adopt more agile defence systems. A growing threat landscape is driving an uptick in fraud, theft and other damaging exploits, as nefarious actors become more adept at using freely available tools to hack and compromise corporate systems. But while artificial intelligence [...]

How to effectively deal with spear phishing attacks

2018-10-23T08:23:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Data Protection|

Phishing attacks are not specific to those businesses who do not think they need internet security. Computer giants such as Google and Microsoft have fallen victim to the effects of spear phishing too. Spear phishing, as the name suggests, is an attack which targets a specific individual with a multitude of ‘in-context’ ‘baits’ such as [...]

The ins and outs of cloud migration

2019-01-08T16:21:41+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Cloud|

Businesses considering cloud migration will be doing so to gain advantages beyond being limited to on-premises servers. Increased speed, bigger scalability and savings on consumables are three major benefits to undertaking a cloud migration. For staff, locally distributed teams, flexible working hours, centralised data collection and personnel evaluation are advantages too. What is cloud migration? [...]