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businesses (SME’s) across the UK being attacked in the last 12 months, can SME’s really afford to take a chance on outdated or inadequate protection?

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McAfee Endpoint Security

Join AVR at IP Expo

Europe’s leading IT exhibition takes place on 4th and 5th October at London’s ExCel. AVR will be attending the exhibition and would be delighted to meet with you, discuss your information security issues and guide you around the wide range of exhibitors stands. You can register for IP Expo here.

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businessman mobile

Is workforce mobility putting you at risk?

Smartphones, iPads, tablets and laptops are ubiquitous across our personal and commercial lives, changing the way we communicate. This workforce mobility provides great flexibility and increased productivity but it does leave you open to a cyber attack or data breach.  So how do you balance the risk?  Join our webinar on Thursday 7th September and hear how you can safely use your mobile devices with protection from Lookout Mobile Security.

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small business information security

I’m too small to be a target

‘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.

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Penetration testing

How do you know where the weak points are in your network?

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.

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Mobile Device Security

How vulnerable are your mobile devices?

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?

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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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AVR Mobility

Let AVR Manage your Business Mobile Devices

Your mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops – add so much to your business, in fact you probably can’t do without them! Yet managing them efficiently can be a real resource headache. Mobile devices do so much; calls to clients colleagues and customers, surfing web sites, reading confidential data, accessing apps, ordering goods, sales presentations, product demonstrations and more. Keeping them working, up-to-date and secure is vital, but this can cause your valuable technical resource to be diverted from other critical, operational tasks.  AVR’s professional and expert Mobility Managed Service can turn this time-stealing overhead into an indispensable revenue generator.

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