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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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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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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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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Depose your legal data dilemma with Druva

Data leaks and breaches, cyber attacks, malicious network offensives, GDPR, data protection, compliance and governance are all a threat to yours and your clients’ data.

Your data is your most valuable business asset and breaches could damage your reputation and credibility.  In the legal sector where confidentiality and discretion are fundamental, you cannot afford not to have the most comprehensive protection for your legal data, particularly if your employees are using mobile devices for their work.

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