What Is SaaS (Software as a Service)?

Software as a service (SaaS) is everywhere, so much so that you’ve likely used it in your everyday life without even realizing it. A type of web-based software that’s delivered via the Internet, SaaS is typically centrally hosted by a cloud provider, with users accessing it through a web browser or app. In addition, SaaS is usually subscription-based, with customers paying a monthly or annual fee to use the service. 

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Irish health system still struggling after cyber attack

Following a massive cyberattack targeting Ireland’s health service IT infrastructure across the country nearly two weeks ago, many hospitals are still without computer services. Believed to have been launched by a cybercriminal group known as Wizard Spider, a ransomware tool called Conti was used to attack the Health Service Executive (HSE). It’s the worst cybercrime attack on an Irish state agency to date. 

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