small business information security

I’m too small to be a target

‘I’m too small to be a target’ must be one of the most common phrases we hear when talking to companies about cyber attacks and data breaches.  It’s understandable when the media is quick to broadcast news of large scale computer virus or Ransomware attacks on well-known businesses.  The reality is quite different. Statistics from Small Business Trends shows that 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses, with just 14% being effective at mitigating attacks and sadly 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

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Penetration testing

How do you know where the weak points are in your network?

So if we are to accept as many of the information security experts are now telling us that cyber-attacks are inevitable on virtually every business and organisation then what are you going to do about it?

Data has become the most precious commodity and those companies that hold sensitive, confidential and personal information, which is pretty much everybody, are targets for the bad guys who want to trade or exploit it for financial gain.

We have in the past, talked about stopping or preventing attacks but with the new strains of malware, this is becoming much more difficult, so now’s the time to switch attention to detection and remediation.  However, before you can start to assess which solution would be the most appropriate for your business, you have to understand where the vulnerable or weak points are in your network. Simulating an attack with Pen Testing is the most effective way of identifying the gaps in your defences.

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Mobile Device Security

How vulnerable are your mobile devices?

What is the Spectrum of Risk for your business mobile devices? Smartphones, iPads, tablets and laptops are ubiquitous across our personal and commercial lives, changing the way we communicate. This mobility gives us flexibility and increased productivity but it does leave us more open to a cyber attack or data breach?  So how do you balance the risk? Do you know if your mobile device network could be vulnerable? Would you like a complimentary, no-obligation Enterprise Mobile Risk Assessment for your business to help identify where you might be vulnerable?

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Ransomware

Defeat Ransomware over Breakfast in Manchester

Whilst you may be tiring of hearing about Ransomware and would love to ignore it, it’s becoming less likely it will ignore you!  With a sharp increase in the number of cyber attacks highlighted by the recent, formidable WannaCry attack which crippled many NHS Trusts, Ransomware is a clear and present danger for all businesses and organisations.

The good news is that you can protect against Ransomware and other malware and stop it completely, avoiding the disruption we have recently seen across the media.  We invite you to join AVR and SentinelOne for breakfast in Manchester on Wednesday 12th July 2017 and find out how.

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AVR at InfoSec

Meet AVR and Custodian360 at InfoSec

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!  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!

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The Folly with Lookout and AirWatch

Join AVR, Lookout and AirWatch for breakfast

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.

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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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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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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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