Join Cyber Ireland for #CyberSecMonth!

October is Cyber Security Month, with the aim of raising awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among organisations and the general public; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.

Cyber security is a shared responsibility and Ireland’s Cyber Security Cluster members have provided a variety of resources & events which will benefit businesses and the public. 

Is your organisation planning an event or activity for cyber security month? Or do you have free resources that would benefit businesses or the public? Register your event, activities or resources with: Ane.Benito@CyberIreland.ie

Cyber Ireland Events

For Cyber Security Month this October, Cyber Ireland is organising a series of events and activities, one of which will be a webinar panel session on the topic of 5G deployment and Security in Ireland. The panel will discuss advantages of 5G & the need for early adoption in Ireland, and the security challenges around 5G deployment. More info here

Given this feedback and following the interest in the 1st meeting, the South Chapter will organise a series of short (30 minute) webinars/workshops exploring TI and sharing from beginner to advanced topics – “TI Series: From Zero to Hero”. Members are invited to participate and contribute. The TI Series is being led by industry experts from the South Chapter. More info here

Resources

CyberSecMonth

  • Working from home Advisory
  • Action Plan For Online Safety
  • Advice for Parents, Children & General Population

 https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/be-safe-online/

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) is the Union’s agency dedicated to achieving a high common level of cybersecurity across Europe.

The ECSM (European Cyber Security Month) 2020 campaign focuses on different themes addressing the need for behavioral change and identifying opportunities to help users recognise the risks of new technologies.

https://www.enisa.europa.eu/topics/cybersecurity-education/european-cyber-security-month/ecsm-2020

Member Resources

KAPE created by Kroll senior director and three-time Forensic 4:cast DFIR Investigator of the Year Eric Zimmerman – it lets forensic teams collect and process forensically useful artifacts within minutes – More Information

Apart from that, Kroll has created a publication of 10 Fundamental Work From Home Cyber Security Tips:
– Download the pdf: 10 Fundamental Work From Home Cyber Security Tips
– See the video: Youtube Video

Download it for a sneak peak into cybercriminals’ new business normal: what they’re focusing on, who they’re targeting and how they’re getting stronger.

https://www.sonicwall.com/resources/white-papers/mid-year-update-2020-sonicwall-cyber-threat-report/

CWSI security consultants will review your assessment responses and provide a customised report with your score as measured against our standard security recommendations.

https://cwsisecurity.com/solution/enterprise-mobility-strategy/secure-online-remote-working-security-assessment/

October 1st is the start of Cyber Month. Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet have a number of activities two programmes for your perusal.

Download pdf

Microsoft is releasing a new annual report, called the Digital Defense Report, covering cybersecurity trends from the past year. This report makes it clear that threat actors have rapidly increased in sophistication over the past year, using techniques that make them harder to spot and that threaten even the savviest targets.

More Information

Download Report

This issue of the Risk Radar takes a deep dive into last quarter’s most impactful cyber security stories.

Download HERE

To mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Cycubix has a limited number of Garfield Cyber Safety Educator Kits available for primary schools in the Republic of Ireland – free of charge. With children spending more time online, the risk of their exposure to potential harm increases. Early cyber safety education can provide children with the skills and tools to help them:

  • engage online in a safe and responsible manner
  • identify and handle inappropriate behaviour
  • promote positive interactions

Recommended for students aged 6-12, these kits facilitate teacher-led lessons on internet privacy, safe posting, and cyberbullying through interactive cartoons and activities.

Click here and read more and request your kit by Friday, November 6th

General Resources

Metacompliance provides posters, ebooks, guides & tips.
https://www.metacompliance.com/resources/cyber-security-awareness-month/

Infosec Institute brings us a Cyber Security Awareness Toolkit for employees. 
https://www.infosecinstitute.com/form/wild-wild-net-campaign-kit/

Cyber Security Month Events

Cyber Ireland & Partner Activities

For Cyber Security Month this October, Cyber Ireland is organising a series of events and activities, one of which will be a webinar panel session on the topic of 5G deployment and Security in Ireland. The panel will discuss advantages of 5G & the need for early adoption in Ireland, and the security challenges around 5G deployment. More info here

Given this feedback and following the interest in the 1st meeting, the South Chapter will organise a series of short (30 minute) webinars/workshops exploring TI and sharing from beginner to advanced topics – “TI Series: From Zero to Hero”. Members are invited to participate and contribute. The TI Series is being led by industry experts from the South Chapter. More info here

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month Cyber Women Ireland in partnership with IT@Cork Skillnet are running an online live quiz to test awareness knowledge.

More Information

Join us for the launch webinar of the Cyber Ireland North West Chapter on the 5 th  November 2020 at 11.30am. The purpose of the North West Chapter is to provide a regional forum for the cyber security community and link in with Cyber Ireland’s national activities.

Free Registration to the Webinar: HERE

Join Enterprise Ireland & Cyber Ireland for a transatlantic innovation day event inclusive of a panel with Irish and North American based executives discussing 2020 in retrospect, 2021 predictions, and what this means for Cyber start-ups aiming to position themselves for success moving forward. The panel discussion will run from 8:00-9:00am PT.

More Information & Registration HERE.

Members Events / Activities

These webinars will be 20-30 minutes long and take place at 14:00 Irish time, on each Tuesday in October.

Today’s Topic: Responding to an incident/breach

  • Why do you need an incident response plan or breach handling plan
  • When should it be invoked
  • What are the steps involved in it

The webinar will be live streamed on our YouTube channel, which you can get to here

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Do you need to better secure your organisation, your employees and your data?

Then start with Office 365. 365 is the backbone of your business (communications, sharing, storage) yet it exposes the largest risk surface.

Register HERE

Cyber Community & International

Cyberwatching.eu organised a webinar entitled “Effective protection of Critical Infrastructures against cyber threats” taking place on 29 October 2020 at 11 AM CET, in collaboration with CyberSANE, CYBERWISER.eu and REACT projects, and ECSO.

For further information visit cyberwatching.eu
Registration HERE

The Azure Forum would again like to invite to join an upcoming discussion on Covid-19 and European Strategic Autonomy: Is the emergency driving an expanded ‘soft security’ concept?’ on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 12:30-14:00 (Irish Standard Time)This is the fifth event in The Azure Forum 2020 Webinar Series on ‘Peace, security and defence during and beyond the Covid-19 Crisis: Lessons for future global crises’. This series is kindly supported by University College Dublin.

Register HERE

King’s College London Webinar: Private Sector Contribution to National Strategies of Cyber-deterrence

Chair: Lilly Pijnenburg Muller
Speaker: Dr Eugenio Lilli

Election interference and the global coronavirus pandemic have focused people’s attention on the complex link between cybersecurity and national strategies. In this talk, Dr Eugenio Lilli will explore ways in which the private sector can contribute to a country’s effort to deter malicious cyber-activities.

More information & Free Registration: HERE

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