Author Archives: CommSec

Are you being hacked through WiFi networks?

Criminals use insecure WiFi to steal passwords and put viruses and spyware on your device. WiFi has been around for 22 years. That’s long enough that millions of people can’t remember a time without it. They surf the internet from the comfort of their local coffee shop, blissfully cord-free, unaware that things were ever any […]

Why you should stay on guard against mobile phishers

You might spot a phishing email on your computer, but it’s much harder on your phone. Why is mobile phishing so successful, and how can you stay safe? Imagine this: A text message arrives on your smartphone. It’s from Netflix, warning you that your account will be locked because your payment has been declined. There’s […]

Demystifying mobile security

Your one-stop guide to mobile security acronyms and how the solutions fit together The tech industry loves acronyms. Analyst firms thrive by defining new ones to describe complex product subcategories. It can be difficult for customers to keep up, especially in a fast-evolving space like mobile device security. Understanding mobile security acronyms has never been […]

Are employee phones leaking your customer data?

A data breach can cost your organisation heavily in fines, reputation, lost customers. MTD protects your remote workforce from data theft and loss. You have anti-virus on every work computer and laptop. You don’t share customer details. You may think you have PII (personally identifiable information) locked down tight in your organisation, but there’s a […]

6 reasons why cybercriminals want to target your smartphone

The data is in, and it doesn’t look good: mobile devices are a primary target for online criminals. Checkpoint’s Mobile Security Report 2021 found that 97% of organizations are facing mobile threats that originated in multiple vectors including applications, networks, devices, and OS vulnerabilities. The question is, why are intruders so focused on what’s in your pocket? […]

New members of the CommSec team

As part of our ongoing growth, we are delighted to welcome two new members to the CommSec team.   Terry Slattery – Head of Penetration Testing Services Terry joins CommSec to lead the company’s Penetration Testing business. An industry veteran with 20 years’ experience, Terry has previously held software engineering, and cyber security consultant and […]

CommSec Achieve ISO 270001 Certification

Dublin, January 2021: CommSec, the Dublin based IT security services company, have announced the business has now achieved the ISO 27001:2013 quality certification. This is the latest development in the company’s ongoing development of industry recognised security and quality standards. Founded in 2013, CommSec have grown steadily in the managed security services market by heavily […]

So what is MFA all about?

MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) or 2FA (2 Factor Authentication) is a simple yet effective way of improving the security of application services by adding another means of checking your identity when logging in. The trouble with passwords as the sole means of authentication is that even while a password may be secure in that it […]

Setting a standard

“The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from” – Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Standards, sensibly implemented, can be a boon for your business. They are a great way to set focus and ensure that you target resources where they need to be, boosting efficiency and ensuring that you don’t spend […]