Aon research reveals that nearly 20% of Irish businesses have fallen victim to cyber attacks or data breaches in 2022, highlighting the growing threat of cybercrime in the country. With the ever-evolving nature of cyber threats and the lack of understanding of AI potential among Irish managers, the concern for cybersecurity in the business world is at an all-time high. The recent unveiling of the Cyber Ireland roadmap indicates that the demand for cyber skills will continue to rise, further emphasizing the need for robust cybersecurity measures.
In response to this growing concern, Platform 94, a growth incubator for emerging technology companies in County Galway and across the West of Ireland, has partnered with threat intelligence provider Centripetal to deploy its CleanINTERNET® solution. This collaboration aims to provide a proactive cybersecurity shield for Platform 94’s members and promote the growth and security of the technology community in Galway and the broader West of Ireland.
Noreen Conway, Interim CEO of Platform 94, expressed the organization’s commitment to strengthening its cybersecurity posture and offering a proactive intelligence-based cybersecurity solution for its members. With dozens of different organizations operating on a centralized network, Platform 94 recognized the need for a unique approach to cybersecurity, leading to the decision to team up with Centripetal to provide a robust security solution for its members.
The implementation of CleanINTERNET® has already proven successful for Platform 94, as it has effectively blocked significant events, including active reconnaissance by IPs associated with the Mirai botnet malware, Cobalt Strike beaconing, and other outbound connections related to phishing and malvertising domains. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the solution in strengthening defenses against potential threats throughout the entire network ecosystem.
The significance of CleanINTERNET® is further highlighted by the threat posed by the Mirai bot reconnaissance, especially in co-working spaces where a diverse array of interconnected devices are present. This underscores the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures to protect against potential threats across the entire network infrastructure.
Dave Silke, European Managing Director at Centripetal, expressed his pleasure at Platform 94’s decision to incorporate real-time intelligence into their cybersecurity defense strategy. This collaborative effort aims to enhance cybersecurity infrastructure across the country and strengthen Ireland’s position as a leading hub for technology innovation and digital security.
Overall, the partnership between Platform 94 and Centripetal represents a step forward in addressing the growing cybersecurity concerns faced by Irish businesses. By leveraging advanced threat intelligence and deploying proactive cybersecurity measures, the collaboration aims to provide a secure and resilient cybersecurity shield for Platform 94’s members and contribute to the overall growth and security of the technology community in Ireland.