Cyber Data Safety

UK businesses facing increased cyber attacks with email the prime target

A recent survey by insurance specialists Hiscox* reports that 55% of companies surveyed had faced an attack compared to 40% last year.

Over 5,400 small, medium and large businesses across western Europe were surveyed and a ‘sharp increase’ in the number of cyber-attacks was reported. The findings from the survey also recorded that UK organisations were particularly unprepared compared to their European counterparts, with lower security budgets.

The report finds that cyber criminals are identifying more ways to attack and where Ransomware was the primary route, attacks on business email systems have now become more prevalent.

‘These were surprising findings from the survey’, comments AVR International’s Pre-Sales Technical Manager Alistair Russell. ‘With the introduction of the new GDPR Data Protection regulations last year, one would have expected the UK to be more focused on IT security.’ He continues, ‘Many businesses have increased their security awareness procedures and introduced more security solutions to combat the threat, but clearly not enough.’

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Are you ready for the big Kick-Off?

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!

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AVR at InfoSec

Will you see Red at InfoSec?

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!

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GDP-AARGH!

GDP-AARGH! Is that your reaction when you see or hear anything about the fast approaching General Data Protection Regulation? Many of us feel we have been swamped with alerts and warnings about all the work that is required for GDPR, the consequences if we don’t get organised and our data is breached. All businesses will have to review the way they manage and control data and be aware of the restrictions on marketing but with a little planning and organisation, you can keep your focus on your business. Here’s how AVR can help you!

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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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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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Secure your email against data loss

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!

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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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GDPR Data Compliance

Are you sure your data is 100% secure and compliant – Yes or No?

How confident are you that all the data across your organisation is protected, secure and compliant?  Whether your firm is one of the Magic Circle, the Big Six or a dynamic boutique operation, your vital, sensitive, confidential and priceless data is at risk without the most robust protective and authentication processes in place.

Security, confidentiality, credibility and reputation are critical within most organisations; within the legal sector they are an absolute imperative. Take the first step and claim your AVR data health check and complimentary GDPR e-Book with vital tips and information on how to keep your data safe and compliant.

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