Insecure by design: why we need to focus on data, not systems

Cybersecurity spending continues to rise but, while it is essential to business, does the cost spiral suggest something is fundamentally wrong with our IT systems

Is something fundamentally wrong with our IT systems? Picture: Getty

Another year, another significant cyberattack in Ireland. This time, Munster Technological University (MTU) Cork was the victim. Suffering what it called a “significant” and “targeted” breach, the university this month was forced to go so far as to close its campus.

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MTU is not alone. In suffering an attack, the university joins the ranks of such institutions and organisations as the government of ...