Many cyber experts are now of the opinion that attacks or data breaches are inevitable and no business or organisation, regardless of size is immune, as indicated by the recent admission from Dixons Carphone group that up to 10 million records were hacked last year . Cyber terrorists can cause immense damage, affecting the stability and future well-being of the organisation. Identifying where your business may be vulnerable becomes an important consideration. A Pen or Penetration Test will find all the gaps and access points, giving you the opportunity to increase your security and stop intrusions. Request one now and you could receive a free £15 Amazon voucher*!
In its regular quarterly survey of UK telecommunications, Ofcom is consistently reporting that the traditional landline is in serious decline. People are choosing mobiles as their primary means of voice communication as they see them to be more convenient and efficient. This trend is visible in both personal and business communications, with some companies, such as the accountancy giant PwC publicly announcing a wholesale move to mobile.
Mobiles provide the convenient ‘one stop’ point of communication that many find attractive. With easy online access and the availability of millions of mobile apps to assist with managing workloads its easy to see why the move to mobile will gain pace. The question is though, is your organisation fit and ready to give control to mobiles? Do you have processes to ensure all mobiles are secure and access to valuable business data is controlled? If you are serious about Mobile Device Management and would like expert advice on the solution, AVR’s FREE 10 Steps to Mobility Success E-Book can help to guide you in creating a platform that can help take your business to the next level.
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We’re keen to get a snapshot of how businesses and organisations are managing their endpoint security, so along with our good friends at SentinelOne, we invite you to take time out to complete our brief, seven question survey and in return, we’ll send you a £15 Amazon voucher. Simples!
After GDPR and InfoSec, what’s the next big event that will grab your attention? Yes the world’s biggest football event launches shortly on 14th June and will dominate the news and office conversations until the middle of July. To help you plan and enjoy this fiesta of football, AVR has three fabulous, uniquely designed Elliott Quince World Cup wall planners to give away! To be in with a chance, all you need do is to be one of the first three to answer one simple question!
InfoSec is coming to town and AVR would love to be your personal guide! Infosecurity Europe is where the key players in IT security and data protection gather together. This year the expo takes place from 5th to 7th June at London Olympia and with over 400 exhibitors and 240 conference sessions, there is lots to see and do. To ensure you get the most value from your visit, AVR will guide you to the most relevant solution providers. Just tell us what your priorities are and we will create a personalised visit plan. We’ll even treat you to refreshments and lunch too!
A cyber attack or data breach is no laughing matter. They could cost you big time and that’s even without the potential GDPR fines from the end of May 2018. But we’d like you to have a damn good laugh at our expense and invite you to join us for a fun evening of laughter, fine food and refreshments on the evening of Thursday 24th May at the 99 Comedy Club in London’s Leicester Square.
With the dramatic increase in cyber attacks, the growth in ransomware and the forthcoming GDPR regulations, the necessity for businesses to fully protect their networks, endpoints and data has never been so critical. This was the core of the messaging that Andy James of Custodian360 delivered to over 70 attendees at the First Friday Club network event at the Cote Brasserie in Reading on Friday 6th April.
‘Protect your endpoints’ is the key message from all the IT security experts and with good reason. With all of us having so many devices – mobiles, smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, etc – the cyber attack or data breach threat is broader than ever and this fractured approach works in the cyber criminals’ favour. Many solution providers claim to have a product that can defeat or prevent an attack but few can claim total protection. One that can is McAfee©, arguably the most recognised IT security brand and market leader in Endpoint Security.
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!
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?