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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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An Garda Síochána awarded ISO 50001 by Certification Europe

Certification Europe is delighted to announce that An Garda Síochána have now been certified to ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard. The Certificate was presented to the Deputy Commissioner and the energy team responsible for achieving ISO 50001 for An Garda Síochána in Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park.  In 2010, the Commissioner established a group, …
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ISO 50001 UK NEC, Birmingham September 29th 2016

ISO50001 UK 2016 – NEC, Birmingham. 29th September ISO50001 UK 2016 will bring together delegates who are considering the transition to this International standard, but yet to make the journey. We have identified these companies through exhaustive research and considerable investment, making this event a must attend conference for any organisation working to achieve high …
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Certification Europe Certify ByrneWallace to ISO 27001

ByrneWallace Certified with ISO 27001 Certification Europe is proud to announce law firm ByrneWallace have been awarded ISO 27001 Information Security standard. Certification Europe yesterday awarded ByrneWallace with ISO 27001 Information Security standard.  ISO 27001 is the international best practice standard for information security. The standard is especially suitable where the protection of information is critical …
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Cork County Council awarded ISO 50001 by Certification Europe

Cork County Council achieve ISO 50001 Cork County Council this month became fully certified by Certification Europe to ISO 50001, the international standard for energy management. In achieving this certification Cork County Council has now reached its legislative requirements under the EU Energy Efficiency Regulations 2014 ahead of schedule. These Regulations oblige all Public Sector …
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MySpace & Tumblr hacks result in millions of emails exposed

By Mark Kane June 6th 2016 In the world of cyber security there are two types of companies, companies that have been hacked and those that don’t know yet they have been hacked. Social media giants MySpace and Tumblr in recent years became victims of cyber-attacks resulting in customer emails and passwords being exposed. In …
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Ireland’s energy usage & CO2 emissions increased in 2015

June 2nd 2016 By Mark Kane Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) yesterday released a provisional report stating that both Ireland’s energy usage increased by 5% and CO2 emissions increased by 5.2% in 2015.  This was mixed results in terms of Ireland’s transition to a low energy carbon economy. The only positive that can be …
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GDPR COUNTDOWN BEGINS

GDPR COUNTDOWN BEGINS May 25th 2016 will now be known as a significant date in the history of data security in Europe. Companies across the EU now have two years (May 25th  2018) to ensure they are compliant with General Data Protection Regulation. The objectives of the GDPR is to give back control of personal …
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Trinity researchers make hydrogen energy breakthrough

Renewable energy research took another big step forward as a new material developed in Ireland could make Hydrogen a real option for everyone, potentially ending our dependence on petrol and diesel. Researchers at the nanoscience research institute Crann, located in Trinity College Dublin, have developed a new material which enhances the splitting of water by …
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