Preparation is key for an effective cyber-attack response “Remote working makes it much more difficult, but you still have to have the measures in place to stop strangers gaining access to your network,” says Jacky Fox. Photograph: Getty Images

Getting the basics right and employing good cyber hygiene are key, says Jacky Fox, managing director of security at Accenture in Ireland

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Electric Picnic organiser confident of event in September Festival managing director Melvin Benn  said he believes the ‘Electric Picnic will take place’. File photograph: The Irish Times 2:15

Festival chief expectant ‘because let’s be 100% clear here, nobody’s told me I can’t go ahead’

Aer Lingus poised to name Emerald Airlines as its new regional carrier “Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines are at the final stages of agreement, and Aer Lingus is hopeful that an announcement will be made in the coming days,” the Irish flag-carrier said  at the weekend.  Photograph: getty Images

It is likely Emerald will begin flying regional routes from January 2022, a year ahead of the original timetable set for the service

How one couple made the kitchen the heart of their home ‘The kitchen was really utilised in the first year that we’ve been here and used for the purposes we wanted as well, so I think we’ve been really luck,’ says Anna McCoy. Photographs: Philip Lauterbach; Styling: Elaine Verdon

The open plan downstairs of Anna McCoy and David Verdon’s home is perfectly proportioned for entertaining and hosting family and friends

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