Author Archives: Darragh Reynolds

Is it time we killed off passwords?

Passwords are the most common type of account authentication. We use them to log into almost every app, website, and device. Unfortunately, they are also the weakest link in cybersecurity. Recent attacks at Cisco Talos, Twilio, and Cloudflare, have all shown that basic account authentication is failing to keep the hackers out. Passwords are a […]

Why Cyber Security Training is So Important

Organisations are always looking for ways to enhance their security practices, and one of the most effective ways of doing so is to enrol employees in cybersecurity awareness training courses. By taking time to educate employees about how to keep themselves and the business safe, you can mitigate a lot of security threats that we […]

Outsourcing Your Cyber Security

Outsourcing the IT and cyber security for your organisation is an excellent way to save money and time, as well as overcome a very significant and growing cybersecurity skills gap. Outsourced Cyber Security programs can help reduce the burden on you in terms of cybersecurity, taking technical responsibilities out of your hands. Outsourced cybersecurity can […]

Our favourite threat intelligence blogs, news sites and resources

You need to keep up with the real-world threats to stay safe but cyber security and threat intelligence are fast-paced dynamic spaces. Finding good and useful resources can be tricky. So we have put together a list of our favourite blogs, news sites, and threat intelligence resources for you to keep an eye on. None […]

SOC Analyst

Overview of the role We are looking for people to help us monitor and investigate security events for Commsec’s customers. You will use our tools and processes to respond to alerts and also proactively look for threats on customer environments through threat hunting. We rely heavily on automation to do the mundane tasks, so you […]

Follina MS Word Vulnerability – all you need to know

Follina – it’s just a clever name The name Follina comes from an area not far from Venice, in the North West of Italy. While this seems interesting the name is not important. The name comes from an executable file called 05-2022-0438, the 0438 is the area dialling  number for Follina. So while its clever, […]

CommSec shortlisted for Two Tech Excellence Awards – update we won!

CommSec, the Dublin-based managed cyber security provider, is delighted to announce their finalist status for the Tech Excellence Awards 2022. The awards are seen as the premier awards in terms of recognition of excellence in Irish business technology and its people. Taking place in the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire on the 25th of May, […]

CommSec and Fortinet Provide Solution To Protect Manufacturing Supply Chains from Cyber-Attacks

Dublin-based MSSP, CommSec, provider of managed cyber security services including SOC as a Service, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning to Irish companies, is partnering with Cyber Security solutions vendor Fortinet to provide next-generation Operational Technology (OT) security. The solution will be showcased at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo takes place on the 25 […]