This Cyber Monday & in the run up to the festive season many of us will be getting ready to buy online.
We would never leave our home without locking the front door to keep our valuables safe. So why would we not protect our personal data and be mindful of its value when we are browsing and shopping online?
If 2016 was a good year to be in IT, it looks like 2017 is going to be an even better year! Unemployment rates in the IT industry in 2016 were at around 1% in some areas – such as network and web security engineers and software developers and are forecast to fall even more in 2017. Given those numbers, it will come as no surprise that 81% of IT leaders have said that they have a real problem finding IT talent (as found in a recent TEKsystems survey).
Cyber Security: know your enemies: people, not computers!
Did you know that recent data published by global cyber security experts Kaspersky Lab revealed that 80% of all cyber incidents are caused by human error? Businesses lose millions recovering from staff-related incidents. It is recommended that every online business should have a trained in-house or out-sourced cyber security expert to support staff members and to protect networks.
CIW Web Security Associate
To support the global cause to create a healthier Internet, Kilroy’s College will shortly be launching a new Cyber Security online course. This CIW Web Security Associate course will teach you how to secure your network from unauthorised activity. It will teach you about security principles, such as establishing an effective security policy and about the different types of hacker activities that you are most likely to encounter. Continue reading “Cyber Security Online Training Course”
This week’s blog post may be of greatest interest to our past and present Business Management students. It covers the latter half of the agenda of the Women in Business Network event – occupational fraud. The talk was given by Robert Kelly FCA CFE who is Operations Director at FraudEdge. Robert outlined what signs businesses should watch out for and how they can protect against internal fraud at work. 76% of companies report suffering from at least one type of fraud (Kroll 2015) – so this is something that all business owners should worry about. Continue reading “Fraud At Work – Know It! Stop It!”
Kilroy’s College has many past and present students who are running their own businesses -from dog groomers, to dressmakers and nutritionists – we have more than sixty courses to help boost career and income prospects. 76% of companies report suffering from at least one type of fraud (Kroll 2015) and economic fraud costs Irish businesses millions of euro each year – so here are a few tips from the experts on how to prevent your business from being a victim of fraud. Continue reading “Protecting Your Business From Economic Crimes – The Ultimate Guide”