Ciaran Martin

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Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of Russia’s top cybersecurity company, denies US and UK claims that his eponymous firm has links to Moscow’s security services. (The device visible over his shoulder in the office is an anti-drone system.) Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Hackers in Russia who target foreign firms and critical infrastructure such as Ireland’s health service will enjoy impunity until the West works more (...)

Although Amazon Web Services  is a US company, all the UK security agencies’ data will be held in Britain, according to those with knowledge of the deal

The UK’s three spy agencies have contracted AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing arm, to host classified material in a deal aimed at boosting the use of data(...)

It is widely suspected across the international community that Russia tolerates Wizard Spider as long as they attack targets in the West. Photograph: iStock

The Russian-speaking cybercrime gang, Wizard Spider, suspected of launching an attack on the HSE and Department of Health, is the biggest and most adv(...)

The hurdles faced by a Scottish majority determined on a constitutional road to independence are already high. Photograph: iStock

With less than a month to go to the hard-fought Scottish Parliament election, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appears to be leading her Scottish Nation(...)

People pass in front of a Huawei newest flagship store in Shanghai, China, 16 July 2020. EPA/ALEX PLAVEVSKI

Over recent months, tensions between the US and China have grown, and Huawei has found itself being targeted as the Trump Administration attempts to d(...)

 Huawei’s main UK offices in Reading. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has faced criticism from senior Conservatives at Westminster and Republicans in Washington for his decision to allow Huawei to take part(...)

Actavo is a utilities services business active across a number of sectors.

Former executives at Denis O’Brien’s services business Actavo, formerly Siteserv, have launched separate legal actions against the company. The sol(...)

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(...)

The UK has warned Huawei that it needs to improve its cyber security standards and software engineering. Photograph: Reuters

One of the UK’s most senior intelligence chiefs has said he is confident British cyber security authorities can manage any risk posed by the Chinese t(...)

Ciarán Martin, chief executive officer of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, was in Dublin recently to address the Institute of International and European Affairs. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

We live in ignorant bliss of the cyber threats security agencies have averted. It’s the nature of the beast that the agencies involved don’t make publ(...)

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