In today’s world of text speak, instant messaging, emoticons and emoji’s, less is more! For most people, mobile phones are the primary form of communication and their use within business is now ubiquitous. As capable as mobile devices – smartphones, tablet devices, laptops – are at easing communications and improving productivity, if there is not structure and control to their usage, there is a risk that they can open the organisation to a cyber attack or data breach, particularly if the mobiles are the employees own as in BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. So businesses need TBH – To Be Honest and KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid! No offence!
‘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.
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.
Here we go again! Another major, global Ransomware attack has launched that is causing havoc and disruption to businesses and organisations across the world. The cyber-attackers are demanding ransoms to release or unlock data, which in most cases will never be recovered. There is an answer. There is total and complete managed Endpoint Protection that will protect and detect against the threat.
AVR is running a Custodian360 webinar at 4.00pm GMT today, Wednesday 28th June, where we will talk about the current threat and examine the forensics of the attack that some are calling Petya and some are not! To register for the webinar, complete the form below and we will confirm your registration immediately.
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?
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.
How would businesses and organisations run without email? In truth they would struggle or grind to a halt. Email is without doubt the most widely used business communications tool and we use it instinctively. However it has become one of the most effective routes for cyber attacks to penetrate a network or a sensitive data leak to cause a breach. Securing the email gateway is a vital requirement. Today. businesses must be able to manage the flow of sensitive information and appropriately secure it to protect the value and reputation of their brands. They must also comply with current and forthcoming data protection regulations, while enabling the business to be productive at the same time. So a solution that could automatically protect critical data, remove only the content that breaks company policies and sends the rest of the email onward would be ideal, right? We have the answer!
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!
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 WannaCry 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.
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.