MWH sits down with John Bergin of IT Force
With IT security on the minds of all business owners of late with the passing of the new GDPR regulations on the 25th of March, MicroWarehouse’s own Rob Driver recently caught up with John Bergin, Managing Director of Dublin based IT Force to hear his views on
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Q2: What trends in cyber security have you seen in the last two years?
With attacks reaching ever higher scales and increasing levels of innovation, there seems to be no stop to the cat and mouse game taking place between threat actors and security experts.
Of all attack vectors, phishing remains the most commonly exploited. Malicious emails continue to easily bypass legacy spam filters, firewalls
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Q3: What is the minimum level of cybersecurity a company should have?
The number of computer security incidents and the resulting cost of business disruption and service restoration continue to escalate. Implementing relevant security policies, blocking unnecessary access to networks and computers, improving user security awareness, and early detection and mitigation of security incidents are some actions that can be taken to reduce the risk and drive down the cost of security incidents.Putting a framework of IT policies that should be the foundation of every company's security plan. Security awareness among all staff should be at the heart of any company security strategy. It is crucial to consistently inform all users regarding the impact their actions have on security and privacy. IT Force as a company understand this and have started to offer Cyber Security Awareness Training as a part of our overall Managed Security Services Offering.
Q4: What are the consequences of not having adequate
Q5: What business sectors do you see as most at risk for cyber-attacks and why?
The Financial Services industry may seem like quite an obvious target – access to investment records, personal savings information, tax records etc. What needs to be kept in mind is that cyber attacks on financial services firms will get more sophisticated as more and more data is now being moved to the cloud. Security vulnerabilities in the financial sector have increased more and more every year.
In response to this, IT Force
Q6: Looking ahead to the next five years, what do you see as being most concerning in
The world is changing, and with it so is the internet. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. The internet continues to create new business and social opportunities on a massive scale. The increasing depth and volume of personal and corporate data make it a more rewarding target for cyber crooks and state-sponsored espionage or sabotage. At the same time, greater connectivity provides more potential attack vectors.
This makes industry, governments, and individuals uneasy and