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Embracing The Cloud: Securely

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2015 11:47:45 AM / by My1Login

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Whichever way you look at it, the notion of cloud computing appears to be the logical, if not miracle, solution for end users who want to access their files irrespective of location, device, or time of day, and for business owners who want to cut costs and complexity. 

The concept is desirable, its implementation is straightforward, experts believe it is the future of IT, and yet there hasn’t been the universal acceptance that one might expect.

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Hackers Take Second Helpings On Jamie Oliver Site

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2015 12:41:00 PM / by My1Login

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Please, sir, I want some more…

No, that was a different Oliver, wasn’t it? Even so, like young Master Twist, hackers have come back for a second pass at the buffet at JamieOliver.com. The Naked Chef’s website has now been breached twice in as many months.

 

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Data security: Why Employees Are The Weakest Link

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2015 12:28:45 PM / by My1Login

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Here’s a riddle for you: lie back, relax, close your eyes, and think about the last time you did a SWOT analysis. Let’s forget about the opportunities and threats for now and try to recall the strengths and weaknesses. So, here’s the question: what exact same entry did you list under both of those headings? 

If it wasn’t ‘employees’, then it’s time to go back to the drawing board.

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2015: The Year of The Healthcare Hack?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2015 9:16:00 AM / by Norman

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High-profile data breaches in 2014 have exposed just how extensive - and expensive - cybercrime has become: it’s a billion-dollar industry with no shortage of targets, and no end in sight. But while 2014 was the annus horribilis of the business sector, experts are predicting that hackers will be turning their specific attention to the healthcare industry in 2015.

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Only 1 in 5 Irish Firms Escape Data Breach

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2015 10:10:00 AM / by My1Login

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Research conducted by the Irish Computer Society has revealed that Irish firms are increasingly becoming the victims of external hacking incidents: more than half of the 200 companies surveyed admitted to having had a data breach in the prior 12 months, and 1 in 5 had been the target of malicious external attacks.

Only 1 in 5 had no incidents to report.

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Hackers: Who Needs Them When ‘Password1’ Does The Trick?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM / by My1Login

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far, away, an evil villain found a document containing three magic words that would grant him riches beyond his wildest dreams. He memorised the words then set to work, his fingers flying across the keyboard and his Wi-Fi working overtime…

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Third of Passwords Contain Personal Info

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2015 12:12:00 PM / by My1Login

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Things must be looking up in the online security education arena: according to a Redcentric survey, over 40% of Brits think their passwords are so secure that hackers could never guess what they are. But then again, some people think that the world is flat and that the Moon is made of cheese.

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90% Of Data Breaches Are Preventable

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2015 10:20:00 AM / by My1Login

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2014 was a big year for hackers and their victims, resulting in billion-dollar losses for bosses and long faces all round for IT personnel. What’s worse, however, is that 90% of data breaches in the first half of the year could have been prevented. Correction: easily prevented. This, according to the not-for-profit Online Trust Alliance (OTA).

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Talk Show Host Exposes Weak Password Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2015 6:57:00 AM / by My1Login

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Big hacks in recent months – like Sony’s - have attracted global attention, compelling even heads of state like President Obama and PM David Cameron to make public statements about their growing concern for online security.

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BYOD: How to Protect Critical Business Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2015 11:17:00 AM / by My1Login

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It’s an understatement to say that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture is gaining traction: already, 95% of firms allow it to some degree, and it’s a must-have working condition for many prospective employees.

Arguably, BYOD is the model to follow: it offers employees increased freedom of movement and, in some cases, 24/7 control over when they work; in return, businesses benefit from increased productivity through employee satisfaction, as well as capital savings on equipment.

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