Stryve in Local News


Tipp FM

Stryve’s Information Security Officer, Paul Delahunty, speaks to Tipp FM about recent developments following the cyberattack on the HSE. He discusses the injunction that the HSE was awarded by the High Court and how he believes that it will prevent people sharing others’ personal healthcare data online. This, he points out, is particularly significant because healthcare data is remarkably valuable.

Paul also comments on a larger issue that the country is facing: our investment in cybersecurity on a national level. He discusses how, given that many large corporations are headquartered in Ireland, our Data Protection Commissioner is responsible for protecting European Union citizens’ data. However, because our cybersecurity budget is so small, Paul explains that we are not just becoming a target for cybercriminals, but a soft target.


Paul Delahunty, Information Security Officer, speaks to KCLR Live about the value of healthcare data, Ireland’s cybersecurity budget and why there needs to be a greater investment on a national level. He explains how healthcare is one of the sectors that receives special treatment under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to which Ireland is party.

Paul also explains that as a key member of the European Union, and the home to the headquarters of many international organisations, Ireland needs to take our investment in cybersecurity more seriously. He touches on the disparity between our cybersecurity budget and the United Kingdom’s as well as the fact that the NSCS Director role has been vacant for over a year.

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Clare FM

Stryve’s Information Security Officer, Paul Delahunty, gives SMEs and Clare FM listeners advice on how to avoid falling victim to a cyberattack like the one witnessed by the HSE in recent weeks. He discusses how disheartening it can be for small business to witness larger organisations, with so many resources at their disposal, suffering cybersecurity breaches.

However, Paul explains how simple steps like making a list of all of your assets, whether they are physical or data, can help small businesses defend themselves. He also points out that building a cybersecurity culture within an organisation does not have to be costly, but it does have to come from the top down.


Paul Delahunty, Information Security Officer, speaks to WLR FM about the impacts of the recent HSE attack, the ease with which ransomware may be bought and sold on the dark web and the need for organisations to prioritise investment in both people and technology. Paul discusses how valuable healthcare data has become and how attacking the HSE is, for many, a matter of life or death.

While the recent HSE attack was devastating, organisations can take steps to avoid suffering a similar fate. Paul explains the role that neural networks and secure backups can play in an organisation’s line of defence. He concludes by encouraging organisations practice zero trust and to invest in their people.

Kildare Nationalist

Stryve’s Information Security Officer, Paul Delahunty, tells Kildare Nationalist his top tips to help SMEs mitigate against a cyberattack. He explains how people, when properly trained, can become an organisation’s strongest defence. However, if a cybersecurity ethos is not being displayed from the top down, people often emerge as a company’s weak underbelly.

While people play a key role when it comes to protecting organisations, it is also important to have the basic technologies in place, for example, good anti-virus software. Paul also recommends regular penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities and advises companies to have a disaster recovery solution in place.

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