John Ryan

John Ryan has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry gained in high profile roles in the IT Security market with Entropy, Calyx and as founder and CEO of Zinopy. He has a breadth of technical experience in all areas of networking and security, with a particular focus on data security and enterprise risk management. John is a regular speaker at industry events.
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Security awareness for executives

Posted by John Ryan
on 13-Mar-2019 08:04:00

Whilst organisations are spending more budget on securing their IT, there is still the human element which cannot be ignored. The ICO UKs Q2 2018/19 figures show that out of 675 cyber incidents reported, 367 were phishing attacks - that’s 54%.

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Topics: Security, SecureOperationsCentre

Rethinking our approach to cyber security

Posted by John Ryan
on 27-Feb-2019 07:07:00

When you mention cyber security, thoughts generally focus on perimeter security; breach prevention, firewalls, email protection, anti-malware software, anti-spam, anti-phishing – all primarily preventative technologies.

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Topics: Security

6 steps to protect your organisations’ passwords

Posted by John Ryan
on 13-Feb-2019 07:08:00

Data reported by Symantec CloudSOC in ETCIO.com found that enterprises on average use up to 1,000 cloud apps. However, most CIOs think their organisations only use around 30 or 40 cloud apps. In fact, the average number of apps adopted by enterprises is 928 leaving an awful lot untracked by CIOs.  

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Topics: Security

How to secure the cloud

Posted by John Ryan
on 23-Nov-2018 11:09:14

In a world of predators, you need to master your survival skills. No one implementing cutting-edge cloud technology can afford to ignore security. It is the main barrier to cloud adoption. Already, 27% of IT security budgets are allocated to cloud security and this is estimated to reach 37% in the next 12 months.

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Topics: Security

What is Privileged Access Management and why it’s growing at 32% CAGR

Posted by John Ryan
on 07-Nov-2018 15:30:43

What is Privileged Access Management and why it’s growing at 32% CAGR

Privileged Access Management refers to a class of solutions that help secure, control, manage and monitor privileged access to critical systems. A privileged user has administrative access to these critical assets.

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Topics: Security

Zinopy is sponsoring HEAnet 2018

Posted by John Ryan
on 11-Oct-2018 12:42:15

Zinopy is sponsoring this year’s HEAnet conference being held from 7 - 9 November in the Galmont Hotel in Galway (you might know it as the Radisson). With 26 exhibitors (sold out) and around 500 attendees, HEAnet attracts delegates from across the Education and Research Sector, as well as industry leaders and technology experts.

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Topics: Security, SecureOperationsCentre

WannaCry – One Year On

Posted by John Ryan
on 15-May-2018 13:51:33

One year ago this past weekend the world was rocked by WannaCry, the biggest ever ransomware of its kind, which spread like wildfire around the world infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in over 150 countries within hours, encrypting data and demanding ransom to be paid via bitcoin.  It essentially took Ireland’s Health Service Executive computer systems off the internet for nearly a week, as they worked to patch unpatched systems.

 

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The Cyber Security World is Changing

Posted by John Ryan
on 28-Mar-2018 13:59:43

The vast majority of IT security budgets are allocated to preventing security breaches.  However, Gartner predicts that by 2020, 60% of enterprises' information security budgets will be allocated for rapid detection and response approaches, up from less than 10% in 2014.

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Be Cyber-Security ready for 2018. Here are 4 key questions you should ask now to define your Security posture.

Posted by John Ryan
on 22-Dec-2017 11:41:04

Cyber-attacks are evolving at an alarming rate and affect everyone and anyone. With the current threat landscape at its highest, how can we aim to keep ourselves and our customers cyber secure?

Knowledge is power and understanding your organisation’s security posture, although no trivial task, is a crucial starting point for any business serious about protecting from cyber attacks and potential security breaches.

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