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Latest Office 365 outage hits UK users hard

Posted by Gary Fleming on Apr 11, 2018 4:57:59 PM

Microsoft Office 365 had an outage on Friday which left users without email throughout Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific. Microsoft users who tried to access their accounts on Friday got the message “Service is temporarily unavailable. Please retry later.” UK users were hit hard with one user complaining that they could send or receive emails for over 14 hours.

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Topics: IT Security, Email Security, Cyber Security, Email Continuity, Office 365

CyberUK 2018

Posted by Gary Fleming on Apr 5, 2018 3:28:38 PM

Email Security experts, Topsec Cloud Solutions, are delighted to be exhibiting at CYBERUK 2018 for the second consecutive year. The event is the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) flagship event on cyber security.

The 3 day event is the only UK Government-hosted event for the sector and will be the largest and most wide-ranging event for cyber security leaders and professionals in the UK, attracting the key players in Government, Academia, and Industry.

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Topics: IT Security, Passwords, Events

We are hiring: Sales Support Administrator (Dublin)

Posted by Gary Fleming on Apr 3, 2018 5:09:12 PM

About Topsec

Topsec a leading provider of cloud based managed email and web security solutions. Our services include email security, anti-spam, anti-virus, email continuity, content filtering, image analysis, email archiving, file sharing, Phishing Awareness Training-as-a-Service and Domain Management.

We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and are committed to providing the best solution with unrivalled technical support. As such we are seeking an experienced Sales Support Administrator to join our team.

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Topics: Phishing, Cyber Security, Topsec Email Security, Topsec Phishing Awareness Training

Serie A football club Lazio are the latest victim of a phishing attack

Posted by Gary Fleming on Mar 29, 2018 1:29:35 PM

According to the newspaper Il Tempo, Lazio have fallen for a phishing email which has cost them €2 million. The money paid was supposed to be the final instalment of a transfer fee owed on their purchase of Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij who they bought from Feyenoord in 2014.

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Topics: Phishing

Will red weather warnings become a more regular occurrence?

Posted by Gary Fleming on Mar 5, 2018 12:40:52 PM

A red weather warning has only been issued on six occasions since the system was introduced in Ireland in 2013 – and only for rainstorms, never for snow until last week. The fact that there have been two red weather warnings in the past 4 months and only 4 in the previous 5 years is a worrying trend. With businesses closing for days at a time, they need to be more prepared for these adverse weather conditions.

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Topics: IT Security, Email Security, Cyber Security, Email Continuity, Office 365

Resilient Scotland Continuity Conference 2018

Posted by Gary Fleming on Feb 20, 2018 5:22:51 PM

For the second year running, Topsec Cloud Solutions will be exhibiting at the Scottish Continuity 2018 Resilient Scotland Conference at the Royal Bank of Scotland HQ Conference Centre, 175 Glasgow Road, Gogarburn Edinburgh, EH12 9BH.

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Topics: IT Security, Events

We are hiring: Technical Support Engineer (Dublin)

Posted by Gary Fleming on Jan 12, 2018 4:05:11 PM

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About Topsec

Topsec, a leading provider of cloud based managed email and web security solutions are seeking an experienced Technical Support Engineer to join the team. Our services include email security, anti-spam, anti-virus, email continuity, email content filtering, image analysis, email archiving, file sharing, phishing awareness training-as-a-service and Domain Management.

We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and are committed to providing the best solution with unrivalled technical support. As such we are seeking an experienced Technical Support Engineer to join our team

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Topics: Phishing, Cyber Security, Topsec Email Security, Topsec Phishing Awareness Training

We are hiring: Senior System Administrator (Dublin)

Posted by Gary Fleming on Nov 30, 2017 12:23:30 PM

About Topsec

Topsec a leading provider of cloud based managed email and web security solutions. Our services include email security, anti-spam, anti-virus, email continuity, content filtering, image analysis, email archiving, file sharing and Domain Management.

Topsec are seeking a Senior System Administrator to join an existing development team. The role will require a mix of architecture design and implementation. It will involve the design of entirely new systems, as well as design changes to existing infrastructure. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of Networking, VMs and IT Security. They will have a commitment to building systems that provide a high level of automated resiliency, redundancy and backup. They will have experience of designing and implementing infrastructure designed to operate across multiple geographical zones.

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Topics: Phishing, Cyber Security, Topsec Email Security, Topsec Phishing Awareness Training

Smarter Business Tech Live 2017

Posted by Gary Fleming on Nov 13, 2017 4:55:53 PM

Topsec Cloud Solutions will be exhibiting at the first ever Smarter Business Tech Live event at Manchester Central. This is the largest business technology and software event ever to be run in the region presenting over 150 expert speakers, with our own Niall Mackey giving a presentation on “Understanding The Current Email Threat Landscape”.

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Topics: IT Security

What is BadRabbit Ransomware?

Posted by Gary Fleming on Oct 25, 2017 3:34:07 PM

The latest strain of ransomware “Bad Rabbit” began spreading across Russia and Ukraine yesterday, with 3 Russian websites, a Ukraine airport and underground system been hit. Since then, there have been various reports of “Bad Rabbit” infections in Turkey, Bulgaria, Japan, Germany, Poland, South Korea and the United States.  The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) which is run by the Department of Homeland Security, issued an alert about the ransomware worm but didn’t say whether any infections had been detected in the U.S or not. They have said it "discourages individuals and organisations from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee that access will be restored".

How it works?

The Bad Rabbit ransomware enters networks when a user on your network runs a phony Adobe Flash Player installer posted on a hacked website, with the initial infections coming from a Russian news website. Other reports said websites based in Ireland, Denmark and Turkey have also been corrupted with the fake Flash installer and have been spreading the malware.

Once “Bad Rabbit” Ransomware has infected its first machine within a network, it then uses an opensource tool to find any login credentials stored on the machine, so it can spread to other machines. There are also some conflicting reports that BadRabbit uses the NSA’s EternalBlue tool, used by both NotPetya and the WannaCry Ransomware worm that spread in May, to spread through local networks.

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Topics: Phishing, Cyber Crime, malware, Computer Viruses, Cyber Security