Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

The global skills gap for cybersecurity professionals has shown improvement over the last two years, but is still a serious problem for some of the world’s leading economies. That is the main finding of a new study conducted by Indeed.com, which found Israel to have the highest skills shortage, followed by Ireland, the UK and … More Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

UK’s new guidelines for becoming GDPR ready, Ireland not quite prepared yet

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has released a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring companies are adequately prepared for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The document states that decision makers and key members of organizations should make themselves aware of the upcoming changes in the law, and … More UK’s new guidelines for becoming GDPR ready, Ireland not quite prepared yet

WhatsApp bug: Messages ‘can be intercepted and read’

A WhatsApp ‘security issue’ has been identified, meaning third parties may be able to both intercept and read encrypted messages, according to new research. Discovered by Tobias Boelter, a security researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, the flaw is said to contradict the company’s assertion that no-one is capable of deciphering messages sent between … More WhatsApp bug: Messages ‘can be intercepted and read’

Beware new WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”

It seems that the number of scams spreading through the messaging app WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example of this. This particular WhatsApp scam promises users a free internet service, without needing to use Wi-Fi. Despite … More Beware new WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”

Eir scam phishing for payment cards and passwords

ESET Ireland is warning about the latest phishing scam, targeting Eir customers. A poorly spelled email pretending to come from Eir is trying to catch the Irish unaware, claiming there’s a problem with Direct Debit payment and threatening to suspend their “eir Broadband and eir TV services within the next 24 hours”: Subject: eir Unable … More Eir scam phishing for payment cards and passwords