Brian Honan

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Ireland ranked 26th of 195 countries in the 2017 edition of the UN International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity index.

How does Ireland fare on the cybersecurity front? It depends on who you ask. According to the 2017 edition of the UN International Telecommunicatio(...)

Resilience starts with accepting that security incidents will happen, and planning to recover as quickly as the situation allows. Photograph: iStock

Resilience is having its moment at the place where business risk and information security meet. By the strict dictionary definition, being resilient d(...)

UK consumer information organisation Which? warned of security vulnerabilities in the Furby Connect toy.

Smart toys such as Furby Connect and My Friend Cayla have been making headlines over the past few years but for all the wrong reasons. UK consumer inf(...)

People in a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand: Some network operators in Europe are warning  a Huawei ban could push back deployment of 5G by as much as three years. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha

There is a curious paradox about Huawei. It is the probably the most successful mobile phone company you never realised you used. Of those who do know(...)

 A Luas travelling along Dawson Street, Dublin in a file photograph by  Dara Mac Dónaill

Tram operator Luas has so far identified 3,226 user records which may have been compromised as a result of a cyber attack on its website on Thursday m(...)

“We need a coherent and centralised approach” to cybersecurity. Image: iStock

The Government has been urged to appoint a cybersecurity “tsar” to ensure the State is adequately prepared to deal with potential attacks. The call b(...)

If Intel’s business is significantly hampered by the chip flaw debacle, there may be unease in Ireland, where it employs about 5,000 people at its sites in Leixlip and Shannon. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Intel bosses may wish they had kept that in mind when the tech giant was formulating its response (...)

According to the 2017 Verizon Databreach Investigations Report (DBIR), the number of ransomware attacks grew by 50 per cent from 2015 to 2016. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Friday May 12th, 2017, may become a landmark date in the world of cybersecurity. A major wave of cyberattacks known as ransomware infected thousands o(...)

Most of the hacked sites feature a posting of the Kurdish flag and the statement “long live Peshmerga”. Photograph: iStockphoto

Scores of Irish websites were targeted over the weekend by a Kurdish hacker expressing anti-Islamic State views, with the National Treasury Management(...)

The Garda put an emergency plan in place in recent days after an external source tried to hack into its data systems. File photograph: iStock

An Garda Síochána has said normal service has been restored to its IT systems after an attempted attack by hackers last week. The force put an emerg(...)

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