Cyber Security refers to the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Cyber security may also be referred to as information technology security.
Cyber security is important because government, military, corporate, financial, and medical organizations collect, process, and store unprecedented amounts of data on computers and other devices.
A significant portion of that data can be sensitive information, whether that be intellectual property, financial data, personal information, or other types of data for which unauthorized access or exposure could have negative consequences.
Organizations transmit sensitive data across networks and to other devices in the course of doing businesses, and cyber security describes the discipline dedicated to protecting that information and the systems used to process or store it. As the volume and sophistication of cyber attacks grow, companies and organizations, especially those that are tasked with safeguarding information relating to national security, health, or financial records, need to take steps to protect their sensitive business and personnel information.
Cyber security has become an essential aspect in peoples every day personal lives as the Internet has enabled the explosion of smart devices and social media platforms. Whether you're banking online, connecting with friends, sending emails, or checking out property in your area, the Internet has become an essential part of everyday life.
This amazing resource is also a breeding ground for criminal activity – where your every move can be monitored and your information compromised. But if you take the time to learn about the common threats and risks, online security and protecting yourself can be easy.
Enda McGahern set up McGahern Consulting Ltd to help business and government agencies with their Cyber security program's. He also works with schools, groups, parents and individuals who require assistance understanding the risks on the Internet.
Having worked in the industry since 1999, Enda recognizes that Cyber Security is about reducing risk and that there is no such thing as being 100% secure. He works with clients to offer risk reduction measures across a wide range of areas.
Business & Government Consulting Services
Governance & Policy
Policy Gap Analysis Internal Audit Policy and Documentation Support Staff Awareness Programs Risk Analysis
Security Review & Compliance Assessment
Vulnerability Assessments Penetration Testing Systems Review & Hardening
Server and Desktop Endpoint Security Secure Email Environments Secure Internet Browsing Firewall and Secure Networks Intrusion Prevention (IPS) Mobile Device Management
Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) Incident Response Planning Computer Forensics and Analysis
Schools, Clubs & Families
Enda delivers Cyber security talks for schools, parent groups and sports clubs. This includes
Cyber Security Risks Social Media Apps (e.g. Snapchat & Instagram) Cyberbullying Sextortion Privacy Settings Parental Controls and Protections Home Computer & Mobile Security
Enda is an authorized trainer for CyberSafeIreland since 2016