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For their first “Tech Tuesday” slot of the new year, the “High Noon with George Hook” show on Newstalk 106FM radio invited Threatscape CEO Dermot Williams into their studio to discuss digital security and privacy issues that had made headlines during the holiday period.   The first of these was the way in which some high street retailers track customer’s mobile devices to monitor movements and shopping...

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Governments around the world recognise cyber security not only as a national imperative for the protection of state and commercial entities, but also as a significant focus area for investment, innovation and jobs creation. Canada has been particularly proactive in this regard, with government agencies and universities working together to ensure Canada is at the forefront of cyber security. The province of New Brunswick is...

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Cybercrime: ‘it’s not picking your pocket, it’s mugging you’ With online criminals getting bolder, how can businesses protect themselves?   Dermot Williams, managing director of Threatscape, says good backup can help to restore data in the event of a ransomware infection. “When we carry out postmortems on ransomware, we also find that blocking executable files in a company’s email system, and blocking unfettered access to encrypted web traffic...

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The Central Bank has warned financial institutions to do more to protect their customers from technology failures and from cybersecurity threats. The regulator issued guidelines to banks and called on them to improve the security and resilience of their IT systems, governance and management.   Dermot Williams, the managing director of IT security company Threatscape, said that as well as the big risks of attacks and hacks,...

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On Wednesday the 9th of September Dermot Williams Managing Director of Threatscape spoke to George Hook on NewsTalk about social engineering, operations security and online security. George Hook pointed out that there are three types of people who need to take caution online;   1. The average everyday person who has a smartphone, table, laptop etc.   2. Elderly people who have been sucked into the technical world because they...

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Dermot Williams, Managing Director of Threatscape shares his top five tips for securing online passwords: 1) Do not use the same username and password for all websites. Many people use the same username and password for multiple websites. If a hacker breaks into a website they will have your username and password for multiple sites. This means you are only as secure as the least secure website...

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