Rough patch, or how to shut the window of (unpatched) opportunity

Simply throwing more staff at the patching problem won’t cut it, a study suggests. To paraphrase English novelist Jane Austen, it is a fact universally acknowledged that organizations must act with alacrity when it comes to applying software patches to their systems. A number of recent notorious incidents – think the WannaCryptor malware outbreak or the breach … More Rough patch, or how to shut the window of (unpatched) opportunity

ESET Ireland consistently raising awareness about cybersecurity issues

Over the past few years, ESET Ireland’s cybersecurity experts have been regular guests at various institutions, organisations and special events, discussing various aspects of the increasingly complex world of IT security. ESET Ireland’s most recent major appearance, with an explanation of major data threats and means of protection, was at an event in Bunratty, organised … More ESET Ireland consistently raising awareness about cybersecurity issues

ESET Launches Year-long Campaign To Honor Three Decades of Innovation and Progress in IT Security

Cybersecurity leader ESET launched a global campaign commemorating its 30-year anniversary. The year-long campaign titled “ESET’s 30 years of Continuous IT Security Innovation” will take place at all company locations world-wide. These will include multiple global technology and consumer events to celebrate how ESET will flourish, innovate and grow in the next thirty years. “For the … More ESET Launches Year-long Campaign To Honor Three Decades of Innovation and Progress in IT Security

Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

As a reader of this blog, you’ll know that security issues are a daily reality. If you’re a security practitioner, you may wish you could clone yourself to help deal with the never-ending workload. Each day seems to bring a new report focusing on the shortage of qualified information security professionals to fill positions. Is … More Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

At least 15% of home routers are unsecure

ESET has tested more than 12,000 home routers of users who agreed to share their data anonymously for statistical purposes. The results prove that 15% of the tested routers used weak passwords, with “admin” left as the username in most cases. During the test, common default usernames and passwords, as well as some frequently used … More At least 15% of home routers are unsecure

Organizations advised to invest in a culture of cybersecurity

A culture of cybersecurity is essential in today’s organizations to help ensure that they are able to successfully fend off cyberattacks. This is according to Lindsay Goodspeed, communications specialist at the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. Writing in a company blog, Goodspeed explained that prioritizing security is essential for all types of enterprises, big … More Organizations advised to invest in a culture of cybersecurity

Backups: The best way to fight possible ransomware infections

Ransomware can be extremely scary – the encrypted files can essentially be considered damaged and beyond repair. But if you have properly prepared your system, it is really nothing more than a nuisance. The single most important thing you can do to prepare for emergencies, including being affected by ransomware, is to have regularly updated … More Backups: The best way to fight possible ransomware infections