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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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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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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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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