Recent Spam Activity Be Vigilant !

Wed Aug 8 2018

Dear Member
In light of recently reported spam email activity within the Broker Community, Brokers Ireland would like to reinforce the message that you need to be vigilant when emails are coming through.
They appear very sophisticated and professional looking making it harder to distinguish between genuine and spam emails. It is essential to ensure that you have appropriate appropriate technical measures, policies and procedures in place to protect yourself and your customers.
Brokers Ireland have drafted a Financial Broker Guide to Information Technology and Cybersecurity Risk which was developed following the publication by the Central Bank of their Cross Industry Guidance in respect of Information Technology and Cybersecurity Risks in September 2016.
Click here for a copy of the Central Bank guidance.
Click here for a copy of the Financial Broker guide.
Please note: This is not a regulatory documents, it is technical guide to help support your brokerage.
In order to assist members, we have agreed an arrangement for Brokers Ireland members with an IT provider, Diacom.   Diacom can provide IT infrastructure and support as outlined in our Financial Broker Guide at a reduced rate for Brokers Ireland members. To access more information on the services Diacom can provide for your Brokerage click here .
In addition,, SaaS for the secure storing and sharing of data is now available for brokers.
“With our AI/ big data background, we’ve made a product that has the great features of Dropbox and Google Drive, that’s as easy to use and install, but with the deep security, storage and sharing functionality that you would expect of enterprise class software, now needed in the post GDPR world”, said Fin Murray, CEO.
  • Securely share documents – no more unsecure email attachments.
  • Control staff access rights.
  • Secure laptops when lost/stolen/staff leave.
  • AI based search and indexing that learns from your queries.
  • Video chat, word, spreadsheet processing incl. as standard.
  • Content is secured with the highest levels of encryption.
  • Data is stored in Dublin.
  • Solution is available as private cloud server.
From €10 per user per month for 2GB storage or €31.50 per month for 3 users with 5GB of storage per user for a private cloud server
To find out more please contact Fin Murray on +353 86 606 3606 or email
Brokers Ireland  is happy to publicise these services. It should be noted, however, that Brokers Ireland has not carried out a due diligence on any aspect of these services nor measured or compared the services with other similar or alternative services in the marketplace. Brokers Ireland, therefore, as a matter of standard practice in such matters, does not endorse or recommend these services.

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