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What to consider when selecting a Managed Security Service Provider

With GDPR coming in next year, organisations need to become more aware of what service providers are doing to protect themselves and in turn protecting you. When selecting a provider, you need to prepared to grill them to ensure you are confident the level of protection your stakeholders and clients would expect is being provided. …
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Work begins on ISO 50001 revisions

ISO 50001 celebrates its sixth birthday this year and appears to be heading for an upgrade. On January 24th this year initial discussions began on the revision of the energy management standard. ISO 50001 provides organisations with guidelines for implementing and improving their energy management system. This is the globally recognised standard used by organisation …
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Certification Europe Named One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland 2017

Certification Europe Named One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland 2017 As a company committed to developing high-trust relationships throughout every level of its organisation, Certification Europe is delighted to announce we have been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2017. This well-deserved accolade was presented at the Great Place to …
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Mimecast Ltd certified to ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, have achieved certification to ISO 22301:2012, the international standard for business continuity management systems by Certification Europe™. The ISO 22301 standard stipulates the requirements for a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of and ensure a business recovers from disruptive incidents. “Mimecast is committed to …
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Glan Agua Ltd & MEIC Ltd transition to new updates of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001: 2015

Glan Agua Ltd and MEIC Ltd make successful transition to new updates of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 standards. Certification Europe is proud to announce Glan Agua Ltd and MEIC Ltd have successfully transitioned to the new ISO standards, ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environment) and were recertified to OHSAS 18001(Safety) standard. Michael Brophy, …
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98% surveyed say that the most important benefit of ISO 27001 was improved information security.

ISO 27001 has become the standard of choice to create an Information Security Management System that is robust enough but at the same flexible to tackle the growing number of potential cyber threats that organisations now face. With the recent introduction of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be enforced by May 2018, …
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Law firms report 50% increase in cyber-attacks in the past year

According to research published this week three firms out of every ten have been subject to a cyber-attack in the past 12 months, while 38% of the country’s top 20 firms have been the target of an attack. However, the scale of the problem may be even worse as it is thought many attacks go …
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The eagerly awaited ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety standard has now been pushed back to a November 2017 launch at the earliest. Earlier this year we reported that ISO 45001 failed to pass the first ballot of the ISO Project Committee. Not only did it not pass, it had over 3000 comments attached which needed …
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€4.3 million stolen from Meath County Council in Cyber Attack

On Saturday afternoon Meath County Council confirmed it was the target of an attempted cyber-attack. During the October bank holiday weekend, a transaction to the value of €4.3 million was detected, and fortunately on this occasion was blocked before being completed. The council’s bank was alerted and the matter was reported to the Gardaí, who …
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55% of Irish Businesses Suffered at Least One Data Breach in 2015

55% of Irish organisations have seen company data stolen, hacked or otherwise compromised largely due to “negligent employees”. Are you protecting your data? In Ireland data breaches is now a serious threat for Irish businesses with two in five now rating external hacking as one of their top three IT threats, according to a survey by …
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