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 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!

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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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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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AVR IT Security Assessment

Your IT Security Assessment is waiting

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.

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Helen Hall AVR

AVR MD Helen Hall announces she is expecting a baby!

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!

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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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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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Keep your business mobiles safe from Pegasus

‘Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaw’ and ‘Apple boosts iPhone security’ headlines burst onto the headlines from all the major news media outlets on 26th August, communicating that hackers had found a way through Apple’s tough security.  The attack, identified by Lookout Mobile Security prompts us all to consider how secure our vital business mobile are.  Join the AVR webinar and find out how you can protect your devices.

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