If you have had tech connectivity issues you may have heard the IT security team say, “that’s a firewall issue”, so what is a firewall and how does it work? As its name would suggest, the term originates from a structure that prevents the spread of a fire, such as emergency fire exits. In old … More Why do IT Security experts refer to firewalls?
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
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
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
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
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
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