SonicWall Cyber Threat Report 2021

The 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report offers a glimpse into how cyber-criminals think and operate, helping organisations better prepare to meet the threats of tomorrow. This Executive Summary offers a high-level overview of the full report. For the full report visit For advice on a security strategy for your organisation, visit or contact

Why is Two-Factor Authentication so important? And what exactly is it?

A Dublin University was fined €70,000 last week after being found to be in breach of GDPR. Usernames and passwords to accounts were published online, and two accounts were subsequently accessed. CEO of Nostra, Kevin O’Loughlin discusses how this risk can be mitigated with MFA/2FA. And best of all? It’s free.

Supporting Credit Unions since 2010

Nostra has been supporting Credit Unions with Managed IT Services for over 10 years and have grown a prominent portfolio of Credit Union clients. Nostra makes compliance easy and we give Credit Unions confidence in their IT, ensuring their IT Systems are robust, reliable and secure

Why Businesses Choose Nostra?

IT Outsourcing

With over 16 years of experience in Managed IT Services and working with the world’s most advanced, innovative, and reliable technologies, we make our client’s business stronger, more efficient, and more flexible. Put simply, we step in when the noise around IT gets too much. We convert tech talk into plain English and allow business […]

Nostra’s 2021 Cyber Security Predictions

While 2020 was filled with great uncertainty, there are always guarantees in the technology space, specifically within cyber security. Cyber Security criminals continued to attack without any regard for the challenges faced by their targets throughout 2020. As a result, Cyber Security quickly became a top priority for many organisations and continues to be top of mind as we head into […]

5 Cybersecurity considerations for getting back to work securely


At Nostra, we believe the best defence is to consider a layered approach to Information Security and Cybersecurity at your organisation. As governments begin lifting emergency orders, company leaders are considering policies, technology and processes that will protect their workforces. Many of these factors rightly centre around health and safety. But we must also acknowledge […]

What Is DNS and How Can Nostra Help?

What Is DNS

What is DNS protection? Before we talk about DNS security, you need to understand what DNS is and then we will look at how Nostra can help. The domain name system (DNS) works like a phone book for the internet. When a user enters text into a browser, DNS servers take that input and translates […]

6 Common Phishing Attacks and How to Protect Against Them

Common Phishing Attacks

Common Phishing attacks don’t show any sign of slowing down. Per its 2019 Phishing Trends andIntelligence Report, PhishLabs found that total phishing volume rose 40.9percent over the course of 2018. These attacks targeted a range oforganizations, especially financial service companies, email and online serviceproviders and cloud/file hosting firms. It’s, therefore, no surprise that Verizon’s2019 Data […]

6 security tips for safeguarding your bargain-hunting this Black Friday

6 tips for safeguarding Black Friday

Ulster Bank is urging online shoppers to stay alert and informed when browsing for deals this Black Friday. To help you we have put together 6 security tips for safeguarding your bargain-hunting this Black Friday. Black Friday is fast approaching and customers are gearing up for the global shopping event, taking place next week (29 […]

The 7 Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

We are amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities. As a business and technology […]