Wannacrypt

Wannacrypt Ransomware – the story so far

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.

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Wannacrypt ransomware

Is Wannacrypt Ransomware worm the tip of the iceberg?

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.

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Mobile Device Security

Assess your Mobile Endpoint Security with AVR and Lookout

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.

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Antivirus

Antivirus works…but today your business needs more

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.

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GDPR Data Compliance

Are you sure your data is 100% secure and compliant – Yes or No?

How confident are you that all the data across your organisation is protected, secure and compliant?  Whether your firm is one of the Magic Circle, the Big Six or a dynamic boutique operation, your vital, sensitive, confidential and priceless data is at risk without the most robust protective and authentication processes in place.

Security, confidentiality, credibility and reputation are critical within most organisations; within the legal sector they are an absolute imperative. Take the first step and claim your AVR data health check and complimentary GDPR e-Book with vital tips and information on how to keep your data safe and compliant.

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Every little helps from AVR

It seems almost unbelievable that an organisation like Tesco can be cyber attacked…or does it?  A quick internet search will show you the scale of the malware problem so why do businesses and organisations take the risk of being unprotected, suffering financial loss and severe damage to their reputations, particularly when a simple, AVR IT Health Check could keep you safe?

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SentinelOne – AVR Presentation Dinner, Cliveden

The dramatic growth in cyber attacks and the increasing threat to businesses and organisations is prompting the development of new IT security solutions that can protect more than traditional anti-virus and firewalls can.  AVR believes that SentinelOne’s unique range of features offers an ideal threat protection solution and is hosting an exclusive presentation on Thursday 15th November at Cliveden House to a select audience.

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All businesses are Ransomware targets. Guarantee protection

Ransomware is a pervasive threat, attacking ALL businesses and organisations, large and small, including hospitals, schools, state and local government, even law enforcement agencies – all targeted by insidious malware that encrypts or locks valuable digital files and demands a ransom to release them. Now SentinelOne offers unique, GUARANTEED ransomware protection.

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AVR and Druva brewery presentation

Ever been invited to one of those dull, dry IT security presentations?  Well AVR and Druva have created our own ‘disruptive’ event and literally organised a Presentation in a Brewery…and your name can be on the door!

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