Welcome to Institute of Cyber Security

The Institute of Cyber Security provides information, analysis, education and research in information security and data protection, for organisations and enterprises around the world.

Ciarán Mc Mahon

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Why Cyber Security Matters

The Internet, email, data storage and social media has transformed the world we all live in, making it easier to communicate and do business with each other. Borders and distances are no longer barriers to communication with increasing internet speeds and a near proliferation of wifi in the developed world.

Globally there are 10,000 cyber security attacks every hour.

The consequences of all of this means that anything connected to the internet can be compromised and the risk of attack is all around. Once the preserve of sophisticated and technologically advanced crime gangs, the proliferation of technology has perversely made it easier for cybercrime to take place, not harder.

The figures are stark – globally there are over 10,000 cyber security attacks every hour and experts estimate the value of the cybercrime economy to be over a trillion dollars per year.

The threat from cyber-crime continues to increase for businesses, organisations and individuals and despite the huge advances in cybersecurity, the challenge remains.

Global fall-out from Mossack Fonseca cyber attack continues

Political consequences of the ‘Panama Papers’ leak continues today, as United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron is forced to issue statements regarding his personal finances. At the same time, technical details of how 2.6TB of data were exfiltrated from Mossack Fonseca’s mail servers have emerged. The leaked data, comprising 4.8 million emails, 3 million database […]