BT Ireland’s Dónal Munnelly talks about some of the most important areas companies need to think about when protecting their business.

When it comes to cybersecurity, the threat landscape has never been more dangerous. However, even as phishing scams and ransomware attacks become more sophisticated, BT’s Dónal Munnelly says some of the basics are still being missed by companies.

“We’ve seen a lot of hygiene factors that sometimes get missed in different places. Some basic things like multi-factor authentication for users, a very simple security layer that adds on a second layer of confirmation that you are who you say you are.”

Munnelly added that insider threat is often a concern for companies as well, so it is important to have users’ identities confirmed before they access systems.

“An MFA, simple phone number, text, SMS or an authentication app, it’s a really simple way to make sure that your identity isn’t compromised and the person using the system is who they say they are.”


Words by Jenny Darmody