Wake up your endpoints and smell the coffee

With the rapid changes in cyber security over the last few years, it’s vital that threat protection solutions match the exploits of the cyber criminals and meet the needs of businesses and organisations to ensure they remain secure. One of AVR’s key service tenets is to keep close to all of our customers and industry prospects to be certain we have the right solutions.  One way of doing that is to run surveys where we ask the recipients for their views. We have one currently running that offers a free £10 Starbucks Coffee voucher and we invite you to participate!

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AVR Be My Valentine

AVR is sharing the love

Take a look at the headlines on any news media at any time of any day and you could be forgiven thinking that the world has fallen out of love. War, politics, cyber attacks, religious hatred, sexism, racism and so on. Bad news sells newspapers as they used to say. Mid February gives us the opportunity, just for a brief moment, to share the love, albeit in a slightly manufactured way.  St Valentine’s Day mostly benefits flower sellers and chocolate manufacturers, but it does remind us that expressing love is no bad thing and at AVR, we have decided to embrace the emotion too!

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National Cyber Security Centre

Major cyber-attack on the UK is inevitable

Now we’re not ones to scare monger but when the head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre says that a major cyber attack on the UK is only a matter of time then that seems pretty serious to us! Ciaran Martin who runs the Security Centre suggests that the lessons learned from the malicious cyber activity in 2017 indicates that more cyber disruption is on its way.

So as a business owner or IT professional, what can you do to make sure you’re organisation is not in the firing line?

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King Street Townhouse

Join our Ransomware seminar in Manchester on 24th January

Ransomware remains a major threat to ALL businesses and organisations, but what is it? How does it operate and how can you protect your company’s vital data and endpoints? Together with Endpoint Security specialists SentinelOne, AVR will explain how over drinks and canapes at the elegant King Street Townhouse on the evening of Wednesday 24th January. We would love you to join us!

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C360 at The Business Show

Small businesses count the cost of a cyber attack

One in five small businesses hit by a cyber attack report that the breach cost in excess of £10,000 with one in ten quoting £50,000 as the amount they had to spend to rectify the damage.  With over 875,000 small, and medium sized businesses (SME’s) across the UK being attacked in the last 12 months, can SME’s really afford to take a chance on outdated or inadequate protection?

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SentinelOne Endpoint Protection

We can stop every type of endpoint attack

Almost half of UK businesses were hit by a cyber attack in 2016. Seven out of ten large firms identified a breach and those businesses holding electronic data were twice as likely to be attacked (UK Government Cyber Breaches Survey 2017).  All of those attacked will have anti-virus and firewalls in place, but today’s advanced malware can breach those defences.  Next Generation Endpoint Protection will stop every type of attack at every stage in the threat life-cycle.  So what’s stopping you giving your business this vital security?

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Ransomware attack

Join our Petya-NotPetya Ransomware webinar – Wednesday 28th June at 4.00pm

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.

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Ransomware

Defeat Ransomware over Breakfast in Manchester

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.

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Wannacrypt

WannaCry 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 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.

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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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