Cyber Security Breakfast Briefing – G Hotel – Galway

Free Cyber Security Breakfast Briefing

Sleepless in partnership with Future Insurance Brokers are hosting a free non-technical cyber security breakfast briefing for business owners. This briefing will highlight how you can ensure your business has the ability to secure your information, protect against Employee Data Theft (Deliberate or Inadvertent), Data Loss and Data Security Threats.


The breakfast briefing takes place in the G Hotel on Thursday the 28th September at 8:00am. It will feature three short presentations and a panel discussion among industry leading experts.


There will be free breakfast served along with tea and coffee before and during the event.


By attending the event you will learn:

  • How to secure sensitive data within your business
  • How to protect against data theft
  • How to protect against cyber threats
  • How to insure yourself against losses
  • How to lower your business risk


Presenters & Panelists:

  • Daragh Naughton, Technical Director, Sleeplesss
  • Michael McLoughlin, Managing Director Future Insurance Brokers
  • David Collins, GPA President & Onesource GPAS Business Consultant
  • Phil Atherton, Account Manager Redstor
  • Anthony Derham, Managing Director Avaeon Solutions


If you would like to attend please RSVP to or on our Eventbrite page by no later than Monday 25th September.

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Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Enhanced Security

One of the most important features of cloud backup is the security it offers you and your customers. Data loss can be detrimental to Businesses. Files that are selected for backup are encrypted before they are transferred to the cloud and will remain encrypted when they reach it. It uses military grade encryption that only allows the user to view the data. These security measures are far more efficient to on site data backup and recovery systems.

Simple to use

Cloud backup solutions save time and money while making ongoing management and restoration easy. With just a few clicks of the mouse, backed up files can be easily found, accessed and restored. This eliminates hardware, software and cuts maintenance costs. Meaning you don’t require a big IT department and you will be given a portal to backup files to. 

Automatic Replication

Having Data in the cloud allows you to access it anytime and anywhere. As long as there is access to the internet. Our team of engineers can set your files to automatically backup at any time required. This saves time for Businesses whilst giving you peace of mind that your files are safe.


Small to medium size Businesses don’t usually have an unlimited IT budget in place. It’s important to use a solution that makes sense financially to the company. A cloud back up, recovery and restore solution takes advantage of your current setup so you don’t need to buy or install any extra equipment that would incur extra charges.

Improved reliability and Speed of Recovery

In today’s world getting access to backed up data when you need it is critical. Having a cloud and recovery solution will instantly restore data files and you can determine different recovery points depending on your businesses requirements.  We can offer a wide range of options for data recovery to ensure backup and restorations are handled speedily and efficiently.


For more information on this service, call us on 1890-511444 or click the button below.


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Sleepless Present at Galway Bar Association

Sleepless were delighted to present at the Galway Solicitors Bar Association at the Galway Courthouse on Friday the 21st of July.


What is GDPR?

Confused about GDPR and how to prepare?

Our recent blog post details what the GDPR is, what it means and what your business can do to prepare. The GDPR legislation is set to take effect in May 2018 and many businesses have come to us for advice on how to make sure their business is ready. Click the button below to read the full article:

Amazon Echo Winner

Visitors to the Sleepless stand at the NCS Conference 2017 in Dublin were in with the chance to win the state of the art Amazon Echo digital personal assistant. To find out who won, click the button below!

WebShield by Sleepless

WebShield by Sleepless

We are pleased to announce our new web filtering solution: WebShield. WebShield is a web filtering  product that allows you to monitor, control, secure and protect your business from online threats, including Ransomware, Phishing Sites, Unsecure Pages and Viruses.

Holiday Cover Call Answering Service

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Sleepless present at the Galway Solicitors Bar Association

Sleepless present at the Galway Solicitors Bar Association

Sleepless were delighted to present at the Galway Solicitors Bar Association at the Galway Courthouse on Friday the 21st of July.

The presentation focused on ransomware, data backup and modern cloud based email solutions.

Daragh Naughton, Technical Director at Sleepless, briefed attendees on how to identify and stop a ransomware attack, and also how to defend against online threats.

Daragh also discussed the best practices for businesses to backup up their data and showed the importance of the 3,2,1 rule.

3,2,1 Rule:

3 – 3 copies of the Data

2 – Held on 2 different forms of Media

1 – 1 copy held offsite.

0 – 0 Data Loss

Another topic on the agenda was how the legal industry should be using modern technology to send and receive emails securely. Daragh provided some case studies of some clients who we have helped improve their email service, and showed the advantages of doing so.


If you would like any information on the topics Daragh discussed at the event, contact us toady.


Why your business needs to think Web Filtering



What is WebShield?

WebShield is a web filtering  product that allows you to monitor, control, secure and protect your business from online threats. It’s based in the cloud, it’s easy to use and is priced competitively.


How it works:

A user types a URL into their browser, this request is sent to the WebShield servers and based on a pre-defined policy, the request is allowed or blocked.
If the request is blocked the user is presented with a block page informing them why it was blocked. If the user is allowed they are passed on to the requested URL.

Key Benefits of using WebShield:

  • Blocks Malware & Malicious Sites
  • Allows you to control Internet Access
  • Simple Set Up with Immediate Results
  • All the Benefits of using the Cloud

Key Features:

URL Filtering:

WebShield filters URL’s into 53 categories and contains over 500 million website addresses and 200 languages.

Cloud Keys:

A bypass code that can be entered on the block page to allow a user bypass the block page and proceed to the requested website.

On The Go:

A windows based agent that when installed on a laptop ensures the user continues to use the WebShield policy outside the office environment.

DNS Proxy:

A small locally installed virtual machine that integrates with Active Directory and allows per user reporting of internet activity.

Extensive Web Filtering API:

Remote management and monitoring via API.

Flexible Policies:

Different considerations and policies for different environments. Easily create and manage your own policy to protect users including whitelists and blacklists of URL’s and domains.


Renowned for our focus on supporting customers.


Access to a suite of over 50 predefined reports on user or group activity. These reports can be scheduled, or exported in multiple formats.

Multi Tenanted Platform:

Create new accounts easily and manage any number of locations. Set up in minutes and managed from an intuitive web based interface.

Scalable & Fast:

The solution can handle any volume of usage with no latency.


For more information on this service, please contact us on the button below




What is the GDPR?

GDPR Legislation

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (herein, GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th May 2018 and Sleepless has had a lot of inquiries from businesses concerned about what it means for them. In this article we will explain what the GDPR is and how companies can ensure that they stay on the right side of the regulations.


The GDPR applies if the data controller (the organisation which collects data), the data processor (an organization which processes data on behalf of the data controller) or the data subject (the person who the data is about) is based in the European Union. This affects all Irish companies who hold personal data and companies worldwide who hold personal data about EU citizens. According to the commision in charge of the GDPR:

“personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address.”


All data collected must be accompanied with explicit consent for the data and the purposes the data is to be used for. Data controllers must be able to provide proof of consent and consent may be withdrawn.

Data Protection Officer

All public authorities and those private companies whose core activities consist of data processing must designate a ‘data protection officer’. The data protection officer (or DPO) must be proficient at managing IT processes, data security (including dealing with ransomware and other cyber-attacks) and other data-related business continuity issues. The DPO must be effectively independent of the organisations which employs them, acting as an ‘internal regulator’.


All personal data must be ‘pseudonymised’, meaning that any identifiable data must be encrypted, or otherwise rendered useless in pairing the data to an individual person. Any encryption keys must be stored separately to the personal data itself. The GDPR does not concern the processing of data that is already anonymous, for example data used for research or statistical purposes.

Data Breaches

Any data breaches must be reported to the Supervisory Authority within 72 hours of any breach. If the breach is determined to have an adverse effect on individuals, those affected individuals must be informed. Individuals need not be informed, however, if the breached data has been anonymised or pseudonymised.


Santions can be imposed on those companies who do not follow the GDPR. Examples of these sanctions include regular data protection audits and a fine of up to €20 million, or up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover, whichever is greater.

Records of Processing Activities

Records of processing activities must be kept. Upon request, these records must be made available to the Supervisory Authority.


For more information about the GDPR and what you can do to ensure compliance, contact Sleepless using the button below or call us on 1890 511 444.


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VeeamON Tour Dublin Sponsored by Sleepless
Sleepless were official sponsors of this months VeeamOn Tour event in Dublin. The event was a great opportunity for networking and keeping up with the latest developments and announcements from Veeam.

The annual National Construction Summit

The annual National Construction Summit convened last week at the RDS in Dublin. The Sleepless team were out in full force for the event, talking to hundreds of delegates and exhibitors about the importance of data protection and off-site backup.

and the winner is............

We’d like to thank everyone that completed our customer survey. To find out the winner of the €250 One4all voucher check out the prize draw in the video above.

Watch the Latest Sleepless webinar about protecting your business against ransomware.

Watch the Latest Sleepless webinar about protecting your business against ransomware.


Sleepless Customer Survey – Prize Draw Winner

We would like to thank all our customers that took the time to complete our customer service survey over the last number of weeks. As promised, everyone that completed the survey was entered into a draw to win a €250 euro One4all voucher.


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Veeam-Sleepless Event

Sleepless are happy to announce their sponsorship of the VeeamON Tour event being held in the Westin Hotel Dublin. The VeeamON Tour is a series of Multi-City events that brings together IT experts and professionals.



Protect yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware has become so prevalent that it is sensible to ask when – not if – your business will be attacked. Sign up for our webinar on how to protect your business from Ransomware on Wednesday 7th June at 3pm using the button below.


Switchboard Overflow Service

Are there times where your team are over-stretched or unavailable to answer the phone?

If so, you need Call Pal’s Overflow Service, it helps to reduce stress during busy periods by making sure there is always someone at the end of the line.
For more information, visit

Take a look at this month’s

Blog Posts

Disaster Recovery vs Cloud Backup

How to protect your business from WannaCry Veeam Promotion

This month we discussed the Wannacry Ransomware, how to decide if backup or disaster recovery is best for your business and the current Veeam Agent promotion in our blog posts. Click the above posts to read them in full!

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Watch the Sleepless Data Protection Webinar


Sleepless Data Protection Webinar

Hosted by Daragh Naughton, Sleepless Technical Director

Take a few minutes to learn about the Importance of Data Protection for your business, the difference between Data Controllers and Data Processors and what this means to you, the 3-2-1 Rule & much more…


Business Cloud Backup

Sleepless is offering a Free 30 day trial of our trusted Backup & DR solutions so that you can protect your company from account take overs and costly data breaches. This trial can be set up in a matter of minutes and requires no credit card information.