Brian Honan

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo on Facebook to celebrate 500 million monthly active users on Instagram. Photograph: Facebook

A leading internet security expert has said people should follow Facebook CEOMark Zuckerberg’s advice and cover their web cams when not in use. Mr Z(...)

Digital footprint: “Some people really enjoy having ads that are more targeted towards their interests. For others, however, it is creepy and uncomfortable”

There is something unsettling about an online retailer knowing you are pregnant before you have even told your family. Or a taxi app detecting that yo(...)

Cybercrime: on the rise Of Irish firms affected by cybercrime, nearly one in five incurred losses of between €92,000 and €4.6 million, according to a survey from PwC. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whether they’re investing in security cameras, expensive alarm systems or personnel to patrol buildings, most firms see spending on crime prevention a(...)

An iPhone is held up at a rally in February in front of an Apple store in New York  in support of the company’s privacy policy. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA.

Hostilities in the phoney war have temporarily ceased. But the question now is should the average consumer be worried about the security of the data o(...)

Hacker attack: last year, 79 per cent of companies in an Isme survey said they had been targeted by computer-related criminal activity

It used to be the case that if somebody tried to steal from your business, an alarm would go off and the authorities would act accordingly. In the 21(...)

The most common type of fraud in Ireland, according to PwC, is asset misappropriation and/or stealing from a company

Most businesses have to contend with fraud, but trying to establish the scale of the problem is not easy. With many organisations reluctant to admit(...)

The  Courts Service chief executive has said the organisation is facing two more years of ‘scraping around looking for money’ to try and prevent their IT system from collapsing. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The head of the Courts Service has said the organisation is facing two more years of “scraping around looking for money” to try and prevent their outd(...)

The Ashley Madison leak exposed sensitive data, including intimate photographs that may have been sent through the website.

If ever there was a site that needed to be seen to take its security seriously, a website offering dating services for married people was it. So when (...)

Many companies still aren’t aware of their obligations to protect sensitive information

Data protection experts said a draft EU regulation announced this week should reduce the cost of compliance for some companies, but warned that many (...)

Lawyers, privacy activists, academics and other experts meet to discuss issues around digital privacy at the inaugural Digital Rights Europe conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Thinkstock

Social media is increasingly being used by police authorities and citizens are essentially being used as tools to enable their own surveillance, a con(...)

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