Cyber security: RSA’s Amit Yoran told a conference in San Francisco that a major problem was that the industry “has adopted a defensive mindset. We’re simply building taller castle walls and digging deeper moats.”

In 2014 the world saw huge data breaches, but 2015 promises to be the year of the “super mega breach”, said Amit Yoran, president of security company (...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; Sanmina. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Feb); US Chicago Fed national activity index (...)

When a cyber security breach hits the news, those most closely involved often have incentive to play up the sophistication of the attack.If hackers ar(...)

Brendan Howlin, Michael Noonan, Enda Kenny and Joan Burton speak at small business funding event earlier this year. The four form the Government’s Economic Management Council. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Banks who stand in the way of “sensible” deals being struck with distressed borrowers could see their controversial veto – granted to them when a new(...)

Apple, Microsoft, Google and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.1 trillion in profits that US companies are holding overseas

Eight of the biggest US technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corpo(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure  Brendan Howlin: “We had to make contingency plans for the collapse of the euro at that time. They were scary, scary times.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Economic Management Council drew up contingency plans for the collapse of the euro when the single currency entered its most serious period of cr(...)

As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

Apple’s decision to place a major new data European centre in Athenry, announced Monday, further cements Ireland’s international reputation as a data (...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

The cloud computing firm EMC currently employs about 3,000 people in Ireland

Cloud computing giant EMC is seeking planning permission for a new data centre and office block at one of its Cork locations. The planning application(...)

A senior Labour Party minister has said he has doubts over whether the Economic Management Council (EMC), the four member committee which sets econom(...)