InfoSecurity, Europe’s premier Information Security Conference and Expo arrives at Olympia London on Tuesday 6th to 8th June where AVR and Custodian360 will be there in force! AVR will be guiding people through the maze of hundreds of exhibitors, identifying the right solution providers. Custodian360 will be exhibiting on the show floor, demonstrating its unique Total Managed Endpoint Protection solution. We’d love you to join us!
Friday the 12th of May 2017 saw the first Ransomware worm that we have seen in the wild wreak havoc across the globe, striking indiscriminately at those running Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or un-patched Windows 7 Operating Systems. This worm has exploited the vulnerability MS17-010 allowing it to spread through a network at alarming speed and with no user interaction.
This week we are running webinars at 3.00pm and 4.00pm GMT every day where we will talk about the current threat landscape and show Wannacrypt in action before taking a deep dive into the forensics of the attack. To register for one of these, complete the form below and we will confirm the joining details immediately.
The media has been swamped with reports of the large scale Ransomware attack that broke on Friday 12th May. In the past, Ransomware was more about affecting single users but Wannacrypt (or Wannacry as it is also known) changed that and became the first Ransomware worm with the ability to search out other vulnerable computers and infect them.
Companies across the world were shut down and unable to work. Many today are working to restore systems from back-up and put their businesses back online. If you were not affected then that’s good news but without scaremongering, can you afford to remain unprotected against threats like this? Now is the time to act.
‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’ the old saying goes and that’s certainly true for the AVR Cyber Warriors who successfully completed the Tough Half Mudder challenge in Henley on Saturday 6th May 2017.
Nine brave members of the AVR team ran, jogged, limped, piggy-backed and crawled a distance of five miles through muddy terrain, clambering over 13 challenging obstacles, raising an incredible £4,300 for the Children with Cancer UK charity! This truly magnificent effort was accomplished without any serious injury although there are a wide range of bruises, aching muscles and sore legs to show for their efforts!
Mobile devices are vital business tools. The benefits in communication, productivity and access to information are undeniable, but with cyber attacks on the increase, they can provide an additional route for malware attackers to access your network and steal or corrupt your critical data. The ingenuity of cyber criminals knows no bounds and effective threat protection requires intuitive, intelligent and comprehensive technology that can adapt to the ever changing threat landscape. Lookout and AirWatch can deliver the protection your business demands.
AVR’s IT Security Assessment will check if you’re really protected.
So your business network has Anti-Virus software and a Firewall installed and you may have some form of threat protection solution too. Or do you? The BBC reports here on a survey by the British Chamber of Commerce that one in five UK businesses were attacked last year, yet only 25% have some form of protection. Are you really confident your business is fully protected? Take advantage of our free, no-obligation IT Security Assessment.
Times are changing in security and at AVR!
The Cyber Security world seems to have come around full circle in the past few years! Who would have thought that 15 years on from launching a business called Anti Virus Reseller we would be here again, all talking about Malware, Ransomware and (Next Generation) Anti Virus!
One thing that hasn’t changed is AVRs’ family feel and I am delighted to be able to tell you that we are adding to the family as I am expecting a precious baby girl in May! My partner Ross and I have wanted to start a family together for some time now so we are truly over the moon!
Your mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops – add so much to your business, in fact you probably can’t do without them! Yet managing them efficiently can be a real resource headache. Mobile devices do so much; calls to clients colleagues and customers, surfing web sites, reading confidential data, accessing apps, ordering goods, sales presentations, product demonstrations and more. Keeping them working, up-to-date and secure is vital, but this can cause your valuable technical resource to be diverted from other critical, operational tasks. AVR’s professional and expert Mobility Managed Service can turn this time-stealing overhead into an indispensable revenue generator.
Why do you need security on a mobile device? The increased use of mobile devices in business substantially increases the chance of a data breach or cyber attack. Businesses and organisations without effective mobile endpoint threat protection are gambling with the security of their networks and the future of their companies .
So how much at risk are your company mobiles? Now you can conduct a simple self-assessment with the smart new Lookout AssessMy tool, a quick, easy-to-complete survey, which will produce a report that clearly identifies where your network could be vulnerable.
Antivirus software has been protecting computer systems since the 1980’s and has helped to keep millions of businesses operating effectively. Nothing lasts for ever so the saying goes and over the past few years the view that antivirus is dead has been widely promoted. The main cause for these pronouncements has been the rise of new or next generation malware, including the infamous Ransomware, which evades detection by traditional antivirus.