Ireland’s Atlantic position makes it most vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Ireland’s Cyber Security Conference- Dublin Info Sec 2016 confirmed the news that the said North Atlantic nation was more prone to cyber attacks as it plays a key gateway role for US and UK trade.

According to few experts attending the conference, Ireland’s cyber security was under major threat from external operators. The experts warned that services like food supplies, fuel, utilities, and medical services were all facing a major risk of cyber warfare.

The only way to come out of this situation, as per some experts is to decentralize the critical services. According to Cyber Security Consultant Joseph Carson, the best way to combat the threat is to establish a transparent path towards foreign allies to build stronger digital alliances. This helps in lessening the chances of a nation getting compromised on a complete note.

Many sets of things related to Ireland’s Cyber Security resiliency were shared at the conference. This includes how the world is getting used to Internet of Things and how the technology is doing a bit of harm in its daily usage.

And as more and more people start using Smart televisions, phones, refrigerators and connected cars, the risk factor increases on a proportionate note. This makes things difficult for security experts whose duty is to keep the network secured from any kind of data security concerns.

Nowadays, an increase in malware attacks is being witnessed on a worldwide note. Adding to this technology misery is the prevalence of ransomware which has increased by 50 percent in the last couple of years.

Ransomware is a malware, which sneaks into a corporate network, takes hold of the files in the database and then locks their access until a specific ransom is paid in the form of bitcoins.

The Dublin Info Sec 2016 held recently provided to delegates the latest research tools and technologies to reduce the risk of cyber attacks to a major extent.

More details will be updated shortly!

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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