IT Security: Ireland leads fight against cybercrime

Far from targeting credit card details, security threats are becoming more sophisticated, even sabotaging Iran's nuclear programme, writes Dick O'Brien.

11th May, 2013
Orla Cox, senior security operations manager at Symantec. Photo: Maura Hickey

Many computer users still have a perception that IT security is all about preventing shady characters from stealing your credit card details.

While that is still one of core parts of the business, the landscape of threats has evolved significantly in the last number of years.

Organised crime now has its claws in the sector, after realising that there are millions to be made from online crime. Even more alarmingly, it is now becoming the...

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