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  The WannaCry ransomware incident has served as a harsh reminder to IT personnel of the prevalence and dangers of malicious software such as ransomware, and of the importance of ensuring that their information security defences and procedures are in line with industry best practices.   For expert commentary on this high profile incident, Threatscape personnel were interviewed by a variety of media outlets including RTE, Newstalk, the Irish...

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Threatscape CEO was a keynote speaker at the webit.festival 2017 taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria the 25th and 26th April 2017. The webit.festival is about "re:Inventing Europe’s (digital) Future". Over 5000 Attendees from over 80 countries were expected. Gathering some of the world's top enterprise leaders, Europe's top policy makers and the hottest start-ups and founders. The agenda included a number of parallel summits and events. Dermot Williams spoke...

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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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