Social Engineering: The Manipulative Cyber Criminal
Social engineering is a cyber attack which manipulates and exploits our insecurities, and they are on the rise. You may be aware of the onslaught of phone calls from bogus numbers in recent months as phone scammers use sophisticated techniques to peel our money away from us and access private information. These “human hacking” scams convince us to part with details which can influence malware attacks or encourage us to expose data.
Behind the scenes of CyberPie
An insight into our founder & CEO Andrea Manning...On finding out that 90% of Irish businesses fall into the micro-business sector with less than ten employees, it was clear to me that the high tech cybersecurity industry is not speaking to them, to us. Yet we know that 60% of small businesses hit by a cybercrime will go out of business within six months.
Featured in the Sunday Business Post
Featured in the Sunday Business Post - “Sole traders and small businesses have a new offering in cybersecurity available to them. CyberPie is a new company set up by Andrea Manning to help micro and small businesses keep up to date on all things cybersecurity while cutting through the jargon that often intimidates small business owners. Business owners can sign up to a monthly subscription and learn how to keep their business secure from threats in under 5 minutes a week, with information delivered, ‘one slice at a time’.”
The many hats of the small business owner
A small business owner has to wear a number of hats. Recognising you are not able to do it all shows a business owner who has foresight and an understanding of their business as a whole. You are not expected to know everything or pre-empt the various obstacles which may come your way in building your empire.
Eat The Frog First
Putting tasks like GDPR and Cybersecurity on the long finger is like putting off the dentist and finding yourself in agony with a bad toothache on holiday. There are certain elements of running a business which ultimately are there to protect your future and no they may not be your favourite job, but they have to be done.
The Human Side of Cyber Security with Dr. Jessica Barker
Speaking at the 2021 Atlantec Festival, Dr. Jessica Barker explains the indispensable role of people in cybersecurity. When asked about the concept of humans being the ‘weakest link’, Jessica refutes this discourse explaining that this label is not only inaccurate but also potentially harmful to those who the blame is placed on.
How our actions influence the data
Sarah Armstrong-Smith explains why adopting a zero trust approach will ultimately benefit everyone, including employees and customers. By increasing security and reducing the vulnerabilities, potential blind spots are removed and people are empowered to take an active role in protecting their organisations - an interesting stance to keep in mind!
CyberPie is like an advanced driving course
Taking the driver seat and clutching the wheel of cybersecurity is quite like those nerves which creep in when taking our first driving lesson. Sweaty palms, overthinking, misplaced footing and why is the hand brake so stiff! The cockpit is alien, and the wipers start flashing but we’ve no idea what we hit to turn them on. How will all of this ever make sense?
What every small business owner should know about passwords
Your go-to or favourite password might be easier to guess than you realised. Use this handy table to to predict how long it would take to crack your password.
4 Things you can do to make working from home more secure
Working from home is the norm now but this means that the way we work has changed and we need to be mindful of how to manage our cyber security risks both personally and professionally, as this now all takes place in one space. Four steps you can take today to secure your devices.