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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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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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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Data Compliance GDPR

OMG…GDPR…WTF?!

Data Protection and Data Compliance are terms we now see and hear more than ever. As personal data increases in value as a commodity and becomes more attractive to those who wish to acquire it for either legitimate or illegal means, keeping your sensitive and confidential data safe and secure is critical. You also need to plan for the GDPR regulation that comes into force next year in May 2018. Hence this post headline of ‘Oh My Goodness…GDPR…What’s the Fine?!’  You thought that anyway didn’t you!

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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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